Charles’ late points lift No. 25 Maryland women to 60-59 win
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kaila Charles scored Maryland’s final three points in the last 40 seconds to lift the No. 15 Terrapins to a 60-59 victory over Virginia on Wednesday night.
Charles drove the key, crossing over for a layup on the left side, for a 59-58 lead and made 1 of 2 free throws with 18 seconds left after being fouled on the defensive glass. She finished with 13 points.
Virginia’s Lauren Moses made 1 of 2 free throws with 14 seconds left and Maryland turned it over, but Dominique Toussaint missed a 3-pointer and Jocelyn Willoughby the put-back in traffic as time ran out.
Stephanie Jones also scored 13 points for Maryland (6-2), which won its fourth straight. Kristen Confroy added 12 and Ieshia Small 10.
Toussaint scored 18 points, J’Kyra Brown 11 and Felicia Aiyeotan 10 with six blocks for the Cavaliers (3-5). Moses grabbed 10 rebounds.
Maryland led by 12 early in the second half. Virginia scored the last six points of the third quarter and the first five of the fourth to take a 54-51 lead.
The teams played as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, meeting for the first time since the Terps left the ACC.