Nov. 21, 1997
Maryland Wins Big Over Yellow Jackets
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- After a 40 point first-half offensive explosion, the University of Maryland women's basketball team dominated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 74-42, behind All-ACC candidates Stephanie Cross and Sonia Chase at Cole Field House this afternoon. Cross led the Terps with 24 points, while adding eight rebounds and six steals and Chase recorded 21 points of her own.
It was a solid performance by all five Maryland starters who combined for all 74 points. Sophomore center Branka Bogunovic scored a career-high 16 points and added a necessary spark in the early minutes. Junior Kelley Gibson recorded her first career double-double with 10 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.
For Georgia Tech, senior Joannah Kauffman was the only player to reach double digits as she finished the game with ten points and eight rebounds. The Yellow Jackets committed 29 turnovers to Maryland's ten.
"I am very pleased with how we played. We went very basic on offense to concentrate better. Everyone played a great game," stated Maryland head coach Chris Weller. The Terps exploded behind Bogunovic's 12 first-half points to go on a 24-4 run. The halftime score was 40-18.
Maryland moves to 1-2 overall, 1-0 in the ACC and Georgia Tech drops to 1-2 and 0-1 in the conference.
The Terrapins will next travel to New England to compete in the ECAC Holiday Festival at Holy Cross on November 29th at 1 p.m. The Terps will face Harvard in the first round of the tournament which also features Holy Cross and Mount St. Mary's.