COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Six Terps scored in double digits as the fifth-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team (2-0) defeated Maryland Eastern Shore (1-1), 106-61, on Wednesday evening in the XFINITY Center.
“I thought it probably wasn’t one of our sharpest outings in terms of the start and kind of different flows in the game, but I thought we were put in a lot of different scenarios, especially early,” head coach Brenda Frese said. “We had some foul trouble, but I thought we were really able to go to our bench. That speaks volumes in terms of the talent and depth that we have on our roster. We spend a lot of time talking about being ready when your number is called and being able to play. I think you see that we have a lot of different combinations to go with.”
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough led the Terps with 19 points while Brionna Jones scored 17. Kaila Charles (14), Kiah Gillespie (12), Destiny Slocum (10) and Jenna Staiti (10) all scored in double figures. Stati added 14 rebounds for her first career double-double.
Maryland shot 45 of 80 (56 percent) from the field and scored 22 points off 12 turnovers. The Terps out-rebounded the Hawks 61-25.
The Terrapins beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 106-30 last year and were never threatened in this one. Walker-Kimbrough made six of seven shots from the field for 16 points and Maryland led 54-29 at the half.
The Terps jumped ahead in the first quarter, 32-17, while shooting 65 percent from the field. Walker-Kimbrough went 4-for-4 in the first for 11 points while Jones tallied eight and Gillespie pulled down four rebounds.
Maryland’s efficiency went down in the second as the team shot 9-for-22. Charles led the Terps with eight points and four rebounds as Maryland used a 10-1 advantage in second-chance points to take a 54-29 lead into halftime.
Twelve Terps saw the court in the third quarter as Maryland narrowly outscored MDES, 26-21. Stati scored all 10 of her points and notched eight rebounds in the fourth as the Terps took over once again. Maryland shot 13-of-19 in the final quarter, and Myers filled in at point guard and brought in five rebounds while making three assists. The Terps finished the game on an 8-0 run to finish with a 106-61 win.
The Terrapins are ranked No. 6 in the latest Associated Press poll and No. 5 in the USA Today Division I Coaches poll.
Next, the Terrapins will host Mount St. Mary’s (1-1) Friday at 11 a.m. in the Terrapins’ Field Trip Day Game. The Terrapins will welcome over 3,000 local elementary school students for the matchup.
Fans can park in the Terrapin Trail Garage. Parking in lot 4B, the lot directly behind XFINITY Center, will not be available. Click here for a campus map. All seating for Field Trip Day is general admission. Seats will be held for season ticket holders in Sections 101 and 114.
Season ticket holders are invited to Breakfast with Brenda from 10-10:45 a.m. in Heritage Hall prior to the Terps’ game vs. Mount St. Mary’s.
The Terrapins offered free admission to all preregistered elementary schools and classes. These classes received free lesson plans aligned with Common Core standards, focusing on numeracy and literacy, while familiarizing students with the game of basketball.
The Terps-Mountaineers game will be streamed live on the BTN2Go app, which is the official app of the Big Ten Network. It will be a BTN Plus production and will require an additional subscription. Fans can access all Big Ten content on BTN Plus for $119.95 per year or a $14.95 monthly subscription. A Maryland School Pass for BTN Plus, which includes all Terrapin contests, home and away, on BTN Plus for $79.95 per year or for a $9.95 monthly subscription.
Fans outside of the U.S. will be able to watch here, using their BTN Plus subscriptions.
Live Stats will be available and updates will also be posted to the Maryland women’s basketball Twitter feed, so "Follow" to get updates sent straight to you.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit umterps.com. Season tickets are on sale now starting at just $75. For more information, click here.