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#5 Terps Run Past UMBC, 92-42

Maryland Athletics
12-4-2016
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Junior Kristen Confroy scored 17 points to lead the No. 5 Maryland women’s basketball team (8-0) past UMBC (2-5), 92-42, Sunday afternoon in the XFINITY Center.

“Obviously after a run of four straight games on the road, it's great to be able to come home in front of our tremendous fans and continue to play extremely well,” head coach Brenda Frese said. “I thought our starters set the tone early for us, and I thought we were able to really extend with our depth. We're getting prepared now for the four games in nine days that we'll be playing here and just continuing to go out and get better."

Senior Brionna Jones and freshman Blair Watson also finished in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Sophomore Kiah Gillespie set a new career high with 13 rebounds.

Confroy finished 5 for 7 from beyond the arc, helping the Terrapins shoot 12 for 24 (50 percent) from 3-point range.

The Retrievers trailed 42-17 at halftime to become the third team to score fewer than 20 first-half points against the Terrapins.

Maryland built that lead by holding UMBC to 6 of 30 (20 percent) from the floor before the break. On the other end, Confroy was 3 for 3 from beyond the arc.

Confroy made it 4 for 4 just after the third quarter began, then after her first miss from deep, made her last on a shot from the left wing off Destiny Slocum's kickout feed.

That capped a 10-0 run that made it 52-19 with 7:21 to play in the third.

With nine points against the Retrievers, Walker-Kimbrough is up to 1,628 in her career, which ranks ninth in the Maryland record books.

The Terrapins are ranked No. 5 in the latest Associated Press poll and in the USA Today Division I Coaches poll.

Next, the Terps will return home to host Towson (6-1) Tuesday at 7 p.m. All fans in attendance are invited to play Basketball Bingo throughout the game for the chance to win prizes. For tickets, click here.

The Terps will also host a pregame Chalk Talk for season ticket holders in Heritage Hall. All University of Maryland faculty and staff can claim complementary tickets for themselves and up to four members of their immediate families.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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