The Maryland Terrapins hosted the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers on Wednesday night, the home team rolled to an easy 97-57 win. Maryland narrative Katrice Dickson led the way for the visitors with 16 points. Five players scored in double-figures for the Terps, led by Ieshia Small with 21 points off the bench. Maryland only had 8 players at their disposal due to post player Breanna Fraser being ruled out with an ankle injury.
The Terps used a dominating first quarter to set the tone for the rest of the evening, outscoring Mount St. Mary’s 37-6 in the period. Things were a bit closer over the next three quarters, but the damage was done with that strong start. At one point the Terps held a 46 point lead with 3:05 left in the fourth quarter, but credit to the visitors for maintaining their strong effort for the entire game.
Maryland had an advantage from a size and athleticism stand point and used it on the glass, winning that battle 47-31. Making a living on the offensive glass, pulling down 20 rebounds.
The Terps will host George Washington on Friday at the Xfinity Center. That should be a good matchup between contrasting styles in that Maryland loves to run and GW only wants to do it in spurts. Turnovers will be key and the Terps have to do a better job of avoiding the unforced variety.