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Maryland Tops St. Mary's (MD) Thursday

Maryland Athletics
11-17-2016
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November 17, 2016 || XFINITY Center || 7 p.m.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP)  -- Damonte Dodd had 13 points and 10 rebounds to help Maryland cruise to its first lopsided win of the year, 93-45 over St. Mary's on Thursday night.

After starting the season with a tight victory over American and an emotional thriller at Georgetown, the Terrapins (3-0) enjoyed a stress-free rout against an in-state Division III opponent.

Coach Mark Turgeon started three freshmen, along with Dodd and junior guard Melo Trimble. Two of those first-year players, Anthony Cowan and Justin Jackson, combined for 10 of Maryland's first 11 points.

Ten different players scored in the first half for the Terrapins, who led 13-2, 21-3 and 26-6 before an 18-4 run made it 44-10.

Trimble - who was recently tabbed to the Wooden Award Watch List - contributed seven points in 15 minutes. L.G. Gill scored 15 and freshman Kevin Huerter added 11.

“I was proud of my team tonight. It was tough to come off a game like we had on Tuesday and be ready to play," head coach Mark Turgeon said. "I thought we were ready to play. We jumped out to a 15-2 lead in a game we knew we were going to win. We got a lot of guys minutes and got a lot of guys able to play. I thought we guarded pretty well, for the most part, and rebounded well. St. Mary’s is fast and they played hard and executed well."

Tre Mouton scored 16 for the Seahawks (1-1), a member of the Capital Athletic Conference. St. Mary's was coming off a 95-66 win over Penn State Altoona, but this obviously represented a huge leap in the level of competition.

The Seahawks opened by going 1 for 7 from the floor with seven turnovers and did not make successive baskets until midway through the second half.

Maryland continues its three-game homestand with a game against Towson on Sunday at 2 p.m. at XFINITY Center.

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