The Maryland Terrapins would wrap up their two-game exhibition schedule with another lopsided rout. This time, it was Mary Baldwin that wilted under the relentless pressure of the Terps. Maryland would win 153 to 27, their season officially begins next Sunday when they host UMASS Lowell at the Xfinity Center.
The freshman class had a very good showing in the first exhibition game, that continued as expected. It was Blair Watson with the amazing stat line following the last contest, against Mary Baldwin it would be freshman center Jenna Staiti. Standing at 6’6, she took advantage of a team whose biggest player stood just 5’10. It wasn’t just Jenna that made an impact as her fellow classmates definitely left an impression.
Jenna Staiti. Staiti had no issues establishing position or shooting over the smaller players. Her teammates continued to feed her, to the tune of 25 points, she also pulled down 8 rebounds and blocked 3 shots. She talked about how much of a confidence boost her teammates give her from the bench and on the floor.
Kaila Charles. The Maryland native showed off the countless ways that she could impact a game. Finishing with 18 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals. The extremely active 6’1 guard was all over the floor, hitting the glass and using her size and athleticism to suffocate opposing offensive players. There’s a nice touch on her jumper, even though many of them were from midrange. She did attempt one from beyond the arc though, she literally did the most she could in her 24 minutes of playing time.
Destiny Slocum. Not much to say other than she’s the ideal point guard. The youngster flirted with a triple-double, off by just three assists and steals. Slocum put on a clinic on how to run the position en route to her 11 points, 7 assists, and 7 steals. The frosh did all of that without turning the ball over once, she plays like she’s been here before. It’ll be interesting to see if that changes as the competition level increases.
Sarah Myers. It was a much quieter night for Sarah as she finished with 5 points and 4 assists. She did a great job of keeping the ball moving, tallying a few hockey assists.
Blair Watson. She didn’t have the same offensive output as the first exhibition game, but Blair would score 17 points and hit three triples. Like Kaila, Watson made an impact in several other ways. Tallying 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 6 steals. Her size, shooting ability, and versatility should allow her to carve out minutes once the team reaches it’s Conference Play on the schedule.
Stephanie Jones. DNP – Did not play