No. 9 Maryland opens with 102-53 win over UMass-Lowell
Nov. 14, 2015
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Brene Moseley had 24 points and 10 assists for No. 9 Maryland, which opened its season with a 102-53 rout of UMass-Lowell on Saturday.
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 22 points, including 20 before halftime for the Terrapins, who are coming off the school's first back-to-back appearances in the Final Four.
Freshman Kiah Gillespie scored 15 points as Maryland surpassed 100-point mark for a second consecutive season opener.
Nicole Hayner had 15 points to lead Lowell. Kayla Gibbs scored 12 points and Lindsey Doucette added 10.
Maryland returns three starters from the team that won the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles.
Walker-Kimbrough scored 15 of Maryland's first 24 points, including seven straight on a 3-pointer, a baseline jumper and a putback that fueled a 22-0 run for a 30-5 lead.
The lead grew to 40 points when Moseley's 3 from the left wing pushed it to 56-16 late in the second quarter.
In the third, Walker-Kimbrough's steal and no-look feed set up Moseley's layup to make it 76-26.
It's Lowell's only scheduled contest against a Top 25 opponent. Maryland's upperclassmen received commemorative rings and a banner was raised to the rafters to commemorate last season's Final Four appearance. No Maryland player played more than Moseley's 26 minutes.
UMass Lowell: The River Hawks stay on the road to face Connecticut State on Tuesday before their home opener against Columbia on Friday.
Maryland: The Terrapins continue a three-game run at home against High Point on Wednesday and Detroit Mercy on Friday.
This story has been corrected to show Brene Moseley had 24 points and Nicole Hayner had 15 points.