Guards Lead #9 Terps Past Towson, 82-46
Nov. 16, 2011
The Terrapins (3-0) shot 58 percent from the field, limited the Tigers to 27 percent shooting and finished with a 48-30 rebounding advantage. Maryland used a 16-point run to take a 39-15 lead with five minutes left in the first half and coasted to the finish.
Moseley, a 5-foot-7 guard, went 10 for 15 from the floor and made all five of her free throws. Moseley missed her entire senior season in high school after tearing a ligament in her right knee.
"I thought it all came with the flow of the offense," head coach Brenda Frese said. "I thought Brene was extremely patient and moved the ball extremely well. It gives us another dimension when you look at our team and on any given night we're able to put the ball in the basket like we're doing. For a freshman to come in with that kind of poise and confidence it just makes us better as a team and that's what we have to have."
Alyssa Thomas scored 14 points for the Terrapins, who showed no sign of a letdown after Sunday's 72-53 rout of then-No. 10 Georgetown.
Deree Fooks and Nyree Williams each scored eight points for Towson (1-1). The Tigers lost to the Terrapins 74-42 last season and are 0-9 in College Park.
Despite committing turnovers on its first two possessions, Towson kept it close for nearly six minutes. Maryland then used successive 3-pointers by Moseley and Mincy to go up 13-7, and minutes later Kim Rodgers connected from beyond the arc to push the margin to 10.
It was 23-15 before the Terrapins rattled off 16 consecutive points, a burst that included a pair of 3-pointers by Moseley and two baskets by Thomas. At that point, Maryland was 15 for 24 from the floor, including 6 for 8 from long range.
The Terps notched 12 blocks as a team, including four from DeVaughn and three apiece from Essence Townsend and Bays.
Anjale Barrett dished six assists, while Mincy and Moseley each notched four.
Next, the Terrapins hit the road for the first time in the 2011-12 season for a matchup at UMBC (2-1) Saturday night. The Terps and the Retrievers will take the floor at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Retriever Activities Center Arena. The game will be broadcast live online for a fee at UMBCRetrievers.tv and live stats will be available.
The Terps are ranked No. 9 in the ESPN/USA Today Division I Coaches' poll and are No. 10 in the Associated Press rankings.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.