CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The 15th-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team controlled both ends of the court Friday to roll past Kennesaw State, 89-35, at Miami’s Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Fla.
Sophomore Blair Watson hit a career-best six threes for a career-high 20 points to lead Maryland (4-2). She added four steals and three rebounds. Junior Brianna Fraser picked up her second straight double-double with 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds.
The Terrapins held the Owls (1-5) to 1-for-9 shooting from the field to start the game. Midway through the first quarter, the Terps came out of the media timeout and went on a 12-0 run, with five different players scoring in the surge.
They won the second quarter 25-7 to lead 47-15 at halftime. Maryland’s defense forced 16 turnovers in the first 20 minutes alone.
The Terps came out of halftime to an 8-0 run, jumpstarted by threes by Lewis and Watson, who hit three of her six threes in the first period.
The Owls’ 39 points were the lowest allowed by the Terrapins yet this season.
The Terps took their two Miami natives, Lewis and senior Ieshia Small, home to their families on the Miami trip. The Terrapins spent Wednesday evening with the Lewis family and Thanksgiving dinner with Small’s friends and family.
Maryland is ranked No. 15 in the Associated Press poll and in the USA Today Coaches poll released earlier this week.
Next, the Terrapins will take on Miami (3-1) Sunday at noon at the Hurricanes' Watsco Center in Coral Gables. The Maryland-Miami game will be streamed online through the ACC Network at WatchESPN.com or the Watch ESPN app. Live stats will be available. Updates will also be posted to the Terrapins' Twitter feed at @umdwbb.