The much heralded Freshman class has now played in their first collegiate contest that counts, every member of the class got a chance to get on the floor in the 100-44 win. The Maryland fans
Kaila Charles. The versatile wing recorded a double-double in her debut, scoring 11 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Most importantly, seven of those came on the offensive glass. As always, Kaila was very active on the defensive end garnering two steals and getting her hands on several other passes. She got the start and made the most of her 21 minutes.
Destiny Slocum. The freshman floor general showed another part of her game, she is capable of playing off-ball. She knocked down a few triples (3-for-5) in catch-and-shoot situations. Along with her 15 points, Slocum pulled down five rebounds and had six assists. Like Charles, she was active on the defensive end on her way to four steals. Highlight play of her night may have been when she pulled a Scottie Pippen and threw the ball off the back of a defender on an inbound play and scored on a layup. Another good showing from Destiny.
Jenna Staiti. The first year center only played 10 minutes, but scored six points and grabbed four points in that stretch. She’ll have to get stronger going forward as she had some issues getting pushed off her spot. The effort is there and she will continue to grow and get accustomed to the physicality on this level of play.
Sarah Myers. It was a relatively quiet night for her, but she played her part. Contributing to the defensive effort from the Maryland perimeter players and helped move the ball.
Blair Watson. She struggled from the field (1-for-9), not finding a rhythm for that sweet looking stroke. Still, she found ways to impact the game in different ways. Watson finished the game with six rebounds, three assists, and five steals.
Stephanie Jones. She didn’t play in the exhibition season, but got a chance to make her debut against UMass Lowell. Her first minutes in her collegiate career came with her older sister, Brionna on the floor. The younger Jones had seven points and one rebound in eight minutes on the court. She’s yet another front court piece at Brenda Frese’s disposal.