Jan. 4, 1998
Maryland Overcomes Wake Forest
College Park, Md. -- Trailing by 12 points, 56-44, with 4:26 remaining in the game, Maryland went on a 13-0 run to take a 57-56 lead at the 1:25 mark and the Terrapins went on to a 61-59 win over Wake Forest this afternoon. Kelley Gibson's basket with 1:25 remaining gave Maryland its first lead since the 10:54 mark of the first half.
Kalisa Davis led Maryland with 18 points and a career-high tying 11 rebounds and Sonia Chase added 16 points. Olivia Darby and Kristen Shaffer paced Wake Forest with 12 points each.
"I thought we played well for 35 minutes," said Wake Forest head coach Charlene Curtis. "Maryland stepped up its defense in the second half. We know we can play in this league and the key is learning to finish and win."
Wake Forest committed 30 turnovers that led to 20 Maryland points.
"The team played with the most intensity I've seen in a few years," said Maryland head coach Chris Weller. "I'm very proud of their effort today."
With the win, Maryland improves its record to 9-4 overall and 2-1 in the conference. Wake Forest drops to 4-10 overall and 0-4 in the ACC.