COLLEGE PARK, Md. - No. 9 Maryland hit eight three-pointers en route to an 82-46 win over the Towson University women's basketball team on Wednesday evening. Towson (1-1) got eight points apiece from junior Deree Fooks and sophomore Nyree Williams.
"Hats off to Maryland tonight," said Coach Joe Mathews. "They shot the ball extremely well tonight and we didn't make the necessary adjustments."
The Tigers and Terps (3-0) battled early as a pair of free throws from senior Krystal Parnell at 14:17 tied the game at 7-7. The Terps used a three-pointer from Brene Moseley at 14:01 to start a 14-4 run. The run was capped by a Kim Rodgers' triple that gave the home team a 21-11 lead with 11:43 to play. The Tigers would score four of the next six to make it a 23-15 game with 9:57 to play. Maryland would then score 28 of the final 34 points in the half to take a 49-23 lead at the break.
Maryland shot 61.3% from the floor and 66.7% from three-point range in the first half. The Tigers shot 31% from the floor and 83.3% from the foul line in the first half.
The Terps continued their hot shooting in the second half as they hit 14-of-26 from the floor including two more three-pointers. The Tigers got five second half points from freshman Destiny Shearin to lead their second-half effort.
Williams led the Tigers on the boards as she grabbed nine of the 30 Tiger rebounds in the game. Fooks added three rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal. Shearin finished with seven points, the first of her collegiate career. Sophomore Tanisha McTiller contributed six points and five rebounds off the bench.
Maryland place four players in double figures led by Moseley's 26 points. Laurin Mincy had 15 points and four assists for the Terps. Alicia DeVaughn and Whitney Bays grabbed 10 rebounds each in the contest.
The Tigers return to action on Saturday, Nov. 19 when they host Canisius in the Towson Center at 2 p.m.
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