Freshman Lexie Brown scored a career-high 20 points, while senior Alyssa Thomas added 18 points and nine rebounds, but Maryland's No. 8 women's basketball team fell behind late in the second half and lost at No. 18 North Carolina State, 72-63, on Thursday night.
Maryland (16-4, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 53-44 with 12:21 to play; then a layup by N.C. State's Kody Burke sparked a 28-10 run to close the game.
The Wolfpack (19-3, 6-2) started the game with a 6-0 lead less than two minutes in. The Terps responded with a 22-6 run, jump-started by Brown's two 3s. Thomas scored 10 consecutive points herself in the run as the Terps led by 10 with 11 minutes left in the half.
Wolfpack guards Len'Nique Brown and Miah Spencer combined for an 11-0 run to take back the lead at 31-29 with 2:51 left in the half.
Katie Rutan responded with a 3-pointer, then Brown hit back-to-back baskets as the Terps took a 38-33 lead into the break.
Next, the Terps will head to Syracuse (15-5, 4-3) on Sunday for a televised game at noon.
Swarthmore 75, Johns Hopkins 47: Fatu Conteh scored 13 points, but the host Blue Jays (12-6, 10-3 Centennial) lost their third straight.
The Garnet (11-8, 6-7) led by Katie Lytle with 20 points, never trailed and pushed the lead to 29 points with less than a minute to go.
McDaniel 70, Washington College 41: Lindsey Nichols scored 13 points and the host Green Terror (14-4, 9-3 Centennial Conference) beat the Shorewomen (5-13, 4-8).
McDaniel has won six straight for its longest winning streak since a 17-game stretch during the 2010 Centennial championship season.
Steph Perez had 11 points and Brittney Davis (St. Vincent Pallotti) added 10.
Karli Zeps (Seton Keough) added nine points and a team-best eight rebounds as part of a 45-41 advantage on the glass.
Salisbury 65, St. Mary's 40: The visiting Sea Gulls (10-7, 6-3 Capital Athletic Conference) completed their regular-season series sweep of the Seahawks (6-10, 3-6).
Salisbury opened the game on an 8-2 run. After securing the rebound on a Seahawks miss, Anna Hackett pushed the ball upcourt and found Sarah Seipp for a layup and the game's first points. Seipp would make another basket in the stretch to score four quick points.
Mount St. Mary's 87, Fairleigh Dickinson 82, OT: Sam Prescott forced overtime with six seconds left in regulation and opened the scoring in the extra period.
He made a layup nine seconds into the overtime for a 71-69 lead.
The Mount (8-12, 4-3 Northeast Conference) never fell behind again and outscored the Knights (8-13, 4-3) by 18-13 in the extra period.
Rashad Whack finished with a game-high 23 points for Mount St. Mary's. Sidney Sanders Jr. had 21 points for FDU.
After battling through five ties, the Knights started to pull away from the Mount late in the first half and took a 38-30 lead at halftime.
Mount St. Mary's regained the lead on a 3-pointer by Whack with 15:05 left. Fairleigh Dickinson staged a comeback and the Mount answered with a 3-pointer by Prescott with six seconds left to tie the score at 69.
Salisbury 65, St. Mary's 62: Dominic Milburn scored a career-high 23 points and the visiting Sea Gulls (8-10, 4-6 CAC) withstood a late rally by the Seahawks (13-5, 7-3).
The win ended a three-game road losing streak.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun