COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Seniors Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough each scored 19 points as the No. 4 Maryland women’s basketball team (9-0) breezed past in-state foe Towson (6-2), 97-63, on Tuesday night in the XFINITY Center.
"I liked how we shared the basketball today,” head coach Brenda Frese said. “I thought we were unselfish, really taking what the defense was giving us. Obviously we are continuing to try and work through our depth and rest some of our starters with the minutes that they are bringing. I think we are still working through that at times in terms of how it is going to look.”
Jones had 18 points in the first half and Walker-Kimbrough had 16. Together, they outscored the Tigers in helping Maryland to a 56-29 lead at the break.
The margin swelled to 34 points when Frese removed Jones and Walker-Kimbrough for good with 6:36 left in the third quarter. Jones played just 14 total minutes while Walker-Kimbrough was on the court for 18 minutes vs. the Tigers.
The Terps held a 25-6 advantage in assists over the Tigers. Maryland shot 49.3 percent from the field, and held Towson to just one three-point basket.
After scoring 19 vs. Towson, Walker-Kimbrough is at 1,647 career points, passing Marcia Richards for No. 8 on the Terps’ all-time list. She needs 42 points to reach Christy Winters at No. 7 (1,679). Jones is No. 8 on Maryland’s rebounding list with 915 career boards, and is just the eighth Terp to reach the 900-career rebound mark.
The Terrapins are ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press poll and in the USA Today Division I Coaches poll.
Next, the Terps will host Saint Peter's (1-6) to the XFINITY Center for a 6:30 p.m. matchup Thursday night. Fans can take photos with Santa Testudo from 5:30-6:15 p.m. For tickets, click here.
Fans are also encouraged to donate women's professional attire to Dress for Success. The Terrapins will also be collecting Toys for Tots to support children in the community.
The Maryland-Saint Peter’s game will be streamed online through BTN2Go.com and the BTN2Go app. Fans can watch with their BTN Plus subscriptions. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here. Live stats will be available and live updates will be posted to the Terrapins' Twitter feed here.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.