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Seniors Lead #4 Maryland Past Loyola, 79-60

Maryland Athletics
12-12-2016
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#4/4 Maryland (11-0)
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Maryland
Loyola (4-6)

BALTIMORE – Seniors Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Brionna Jones combined for 42 points to lead the No. 4 Maryland women’s basketball team (11-0) past Loyola (4-6), 79-60, Monday evening at Reitz Arena.

Walker-Kimbrough scored 17 points while Jones posted 25 points and added 14 rebounds.

The Terrapins started the game shooting 9-for-9 and leading 22-7. Maryland finished the quarter with a 26-12 advantage after shooting 79 percent.

The Terps began the second quarter on a 10-0 run. Maryland scored eight points off turnovers in the quarter to take a 46-21 lead into halftime. The Terrapins shot 60 percent from the field in the first half.

Loyola went on a 10-2 run in the third quarter to cut into the lead, 50-29. The Greyhounds outscored the Terps, 12-6, in the quarter, but Maryland held on to a 64-45 lead.

Jones and freshman Destiny Slocum each posted six of the Terps’ 15 points in the final quarter. The pair combined for Maryland’s final five points as the Terrapins won, 79-60.

Maryland’s Brionna Jones and Stephanie Jones’ brother, Jarred, plays for the men’s basketball team at Loyola.

Jones was named Big Ten Player of the Week Monday for her first career weekly honor. She has been named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll seven times in her career, including twice this season. She led the Terps to two dominant wins last week, shooting 75.0 percent from the field (21-for-28) and averaging 24.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.

With 17 points vs. the Greyhounds, Walker-Kimbrough passed Christy Winters Scott for seventh on Maryland’s all-time scoring list with 1,679 points. Jones is No. 8 on Maryland's rebounding list with 933 career boards. She passed Jasmine Perazic for No. 19 on Maryland’s scoring list and now has 1,421 career points.

The Terrapins are ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press poll and in the USA Today Division I Coaches poll.

Next, the Terrapins will take a break for final exams at the end of the semester. Their next game will be Wednesday, Dec. 21 at Duquesne at 7 p.m. While in the Pittsburgh area, the Terps will visit the hometown of Walker-Kimbrough, a native of Aliquippa, Pa.

Maryland's next home game will be Thursday, Dec. 29 vs. No. 1 Connecticut. The Terps and the Huskies will tip off at 6 p.m. at the XFINITY Center on ESPN2. For tickets, click here.

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