Freshman Chloe Pavlech scored a season-high 20, Tianna Hawkinshad 18 points and 11 rebounds and No. 10 Maryland pulled away to an 84-62 victory over No. 24 Miami on Thursday night, for their second straight victory over a ranked team.
Alyssa Thomas added 18 points for the Terrapins (12-3, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) and freshman Malina Howard scored 10. Maryland led by six at halftime before Thomas fueled a 12-4 run by scoring the Terrapins’ first nine points after the break.
“It says a lot about who we are because they want to continue to perform and get better,” head coach Brenda Frese said. “We’re enjoying the process, but we understand it’s only January and we have to continue to get better. We were really good tonight, but as we move to tomorrow we have to get ready for a really tough game in Blacksburg. No one in our locker room had beat Miami, and that’s a pride factor.” from umterps.com