Sunday was Maryland’s final game in a nine day stretch, where they just won a nail biter against #7 Louisville in Kentucky. The Terps came into Sunday’s matchup against UMBC expected to dominate and they did just that. Kristen Confroy had a game high 17 points, including five threes in the first half en route to a 92-42 victory. In every facet of the game, Maryland came out rolling whether it was in transition or second chance points, these ladies were on it. The Terps are playing great ball and with UCONN coming to town at the end of the month, that will be there biggest test this season to see how good this team can be.
Getting everyone involved: From Seniors Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Brionna Jones to freshmen Destiny Slocum and Blair Watson, everyone played a part in this victory. In terms of depth, Coach Brenda Frese said “its the point of taking advantage of it, so we can continue to ascend against stronger competition for our conference play…” With every player scoring and no one playing over 20 minutes, the player usage for the season will be key to their success.
Crashing the Boards: Watching the game, it was clear that the Terps were owning what felt like every opportunity to get a rebound. This year, they have been dominate on the boards and yesterday Kiah Gillespie and Brionna Jones were primarily responsible. Both had six offensive rebounds which led to a game high 26 second chance points.
Cash Money from 3: The Terps were able to move the ball well, which led to a lot of uncontested threes. The team made 50% (12-24) of their shots from that distance. Kristen “Kash Money” Confroy couldn’t miss in the first half and knocked down five of her seven attempts from deep.
If you want to see my live tweets of the game you can go here. Thanks for reading.