BALTIMORE, Md. – The 14th-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team rolled to its ninth straight win with a 113-49 victory at Coppin State (1-11) Wednesday. Junior guard Eleanna Christinaki led the way for Maryland (11-2) with a career-high 32 points in her first game as a Terrapin.
Christinaki checked in midway through the first quarter. She hit her first three-pointer with 2:08 left in the period. She went 12-for-20 from the field with six three-pointers, and added two boards, two assists and a steal.
Sophomore Blair Watson went 7-for-9 from outside the arc for 23 points with four assists and three steals. Sophomore Kaila Charles scored 19 points and junior Brianna Fraser added 12 points and 12 boards.
Senior Kristen Confroy and Watson opened the game with back-to-back threes, as Maryland started 5-for-5 from the field for 13-2 run to force a Coppin State timeout less than three minutes into the contest.
Christinaki and Charles combined for 26 of Maryland’s 35 points in the second quarter as the Terrapins led 66-25 at halftime.
The Terps continued to roll in the second half, as they won the third period 29-4.
Maryland shot just under 60 percent from the field for the game with 22 assists to just 10 turnovers. As a team, the Terps tallied 14 steals and hit 15 three-pointers, their most since 2007.
Christinaki played her first game as a Terp Wednesday, after sitting out a year due to NCAA transfer rules. She played her first 40 career games at Florida, where she earned All-SEC Freshman Team honors in 2016. Through nine games last year, she averaged 17.6 points and 4.7 boards per game.
Maryland is ranked No. 15 in the Associated Press poll and No. 14 in the USA Today Coaches poll.
Next, the Terrapins will enjoy a break for the holidays. They will open Big Ten play vs. Illinois (9-5) on Thursday, Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. at the XFINITY Center. For tickets, click here or call 1-800-IM-A-TERP.
Participants in Maryland Women’s Basketball summer camps may claim a free youth ticket to the game.
The Terps-Illini game will be streamed live online through BTN Plus. Fans can watch on the BTN2Go app or BTN2Go.com. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here. Live stats will be available here and live updates will be posted to the Terrapins' Twitter feed at @umdwbb.
The Maryland-Illinois matchup can be heard on the Maryland Sports Radio Network here or on ESPN980 and 1300 AM in Baltimore.