No. 5 Terps women rout Wisconsin as Walker-Kimbrough, Jones each score 22 in 90-65 milestone win

Maryland's Brionna Jones (Aberdeen), right, grabs a defensive rebound away from Wisconsin's Cayla McMorris during the first half.
Maryland's Brionna Jones (Aberdeen), right, grabs a defensive rebound away from Wisconsin's Cayla McMorris during the first half. (Andy Manis / Associated Press)

Another easy win for No. 5 Maryland came with a milestone for one of the elite programs of women's college basketball.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 22 points and made a career-best six 3-pointers, leading the fifth-ranked Terps to a 90-65 victory Wednesday night over Wisconsin for the 900th win in program history. It's the 14th DivisionI program to reach that level.

"It speaks volumes in terms of the level of tradition that was started many, many years before me," said Brenda Frese, who is in her 14th year as Terps coach.

She's doing a pretty good job herself of setting a high bar for the program.

After a sluggish start, Maryland (17-2, 6-1 Big Ten) took control by outscoring the Badgers 34-10 in the second quarter.

Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) also had 22 points. The center formed a potent inside-outside duo with guard Walker-Kimbrough during a 14-2 run to open the second quarter that gave Maryland a 29-22 lead.

"We just find the open player. Shatori started off tonight, just helped us start our fire," Jones said.

Tierney Pfirman paced the Terrapins late in the quarter with 11 straight points, including three straight 3s. Maryland was never threatened again after going into the locker room at halftime with a 49-30 lead.

Nicole Bauman scored 22 points for the Badgers (6-11, 2-5), shooting 9-for-16 from the field.

"We're aspiring to get to this point of talent," Wisconsin coach Bobbie Kelsey said about Maryland.

It took a little while for the high-powered Terps to get into a groove.

The Badgers led 20-15 after the first quarter, hustling the more talented Terps all over the floor.

Bauman's layup with 2:06 left in the first gave Wisconsin its largest lead of the game, 18-11.

Maryland seized control as soon as the second quarter started.

"Fortunately, Shatori came out really ready to carry the load for the team," Frese said.

Walker-Kimbrough, the Terps' leading scorer at 17.4 points a game, took only one shot in the second half with the game well in hand. She finished 8-for-12 from the field, and made all six 3s.

The 6-foot-3 Jones was 11 of 14 shooting and had nine rebounds.

Six Terps played at least 10 minutes. Frese said her team used depth to apply pressure defense on Wisconsin.

"Our press was the difference in terms of opening up the game and being able to really utilize our depth," Frese said.

Lehigh 51, Navy 48: Lexi Martins (10 points) made the go-ahead layup for a 49-48 lead with 1:25 left as the Mountain Hawks (11-7, 4-3 Patriot League) scored the final four points of the game to beat the host Mids (9-9, 3-4).

Sarita Condie had a game-high 15 points for Navy, which led with 41/2 minutes to go.

Bucknell 71, Loyola Maryland 64: The host Bison (13-5, 7-0 Patriot League) won their seventh straight and broke a two-game winning streak by the Greyhounds (7-11, 4-3).

Baltimore Sun staff reports contributed to this article.

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