Jones scored 17 to lead No. 7 Maryland past UMBC 92-61
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Stephanie Jones scored 17 points and freshman Shakira Austin added 15 points and 11 rebounds, leading No. 7 Maryland to a 92-61 victory over Maryland-Baltimore County on Sunday.
Sara Vujacic finished with 13 points for Maryland, which led 58-30 at the break. Kaila Charles and Taylor Mikesell had 11 points apiece.
The Terrapins shot 55 percent (34 for 62) from the field, including 7 of 14 from beyond the arc. Every player on the Terrapins roster scored at least a point.
Maryland (8-0) entered the game leading the nation in rebounds (51) and rebounding margin (19.3). That trend continued as the Terrapins outrebounded the Retrievers 44-28.
Junior guard Dominika Skrocka was 6 of 7 from 3-point range and finished with 18 points for UMBC, which has lost three straight games. The Retrievers (6-3) had 19 turnovers, which led to 24 points for the Terrapins.
Maryland pressured the Retrievers early, forcing three turnovers in four minutes. A pair of layups by Charles capped a 15-3 run to open the game and Maryland was never threatened the rest of the way.
A 3-pointer by Vujacic boosted the lead to 44-18 midway through the half. From there, Maryland coach Brenda Frese was able to rotate her bench as her team continued to pull away.
UMBC: The Retrievers faced their toughest test of the season. While UMBC could not keep pace, the level of competition could help when it gets into America East Conference play. The Retrievers are 0-13 all-time against the Terrapins.
Maryland: With the exception of a 58-51 victory over Georgia, the Terrapins have won all of their games by double figures this season. Maryland has three more nonconference games before the Big Ten opener at Penn State on Dec. 28.
UMBC: Hosts in-state rival, Mount St. Mary’s, on Thursday.
Maryland: Has another home game Saturday against James Madison.
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