State basketball: No. 9 Terps women cruise by BC, 92-66

Alyssa Thomas scored 26 points and added nine rebounds, both game highs, as No. 9 Maryland (23-5, 11-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) rolled to a 92-66 win over host Boston College (12-17, 3-12) on Thursday night.

Thomas advanced to No.2 among the program's all-time scoring leaders in the win, passing former forward Marissa Coleman. Thomas shot 11-for-17 from the field and 4-for-5 from the foul line in 25 minutes of play.


Lexie Brown added 12points and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough had 11points for Maryland.

The Terps outmatched the Eagles inside, scoring 48 points in the paint and 23 points off second chances. They outrebounded Boston College 37-21.


The Eagles hung with the Terps for most of the first half, and the game included 10 lead changes before Maryland pulled ahead, 30-29, on two free throws by Thomas with less than six minutes remaining in the first half.

The Terps never relinquished that lead, pulling away on an 11-0 run in the half's waning minutes and going on to outscore the Eagles 42-28 in the second half.

Maryland senior guard Katie Rutan hit 1,000 career points in the victory.

Christopher Newport 73, Salisbury 72: The third-seeded Sea Gulls (18-9) led in the final minute, but Nicole Mitchell's jumper with 39 seconds left sealed a Capital Athletic Conference semifinal win in Arlington, Va., for the second-seeded Captains (22-4), ending Salisbury's season.


Mary Washington 70, St. Mary's 65: The second-half comeback wasn't enough for the Seahawks (19-7) in a CAC semifinal matchup against the Eagles (20-5) in Fredericksburg, Va.

Entering the second half trailing 44-26, St. Mary's outscored Mary Washington 39-26, but a 9-0 run with three minutes remaining fell short.

Brendan McFall scored a team-high 16 points for the Seahawks, and Don Hill and Troy Spurrier added 14 and 10, respectively.


The loss ended the Seahawks' season.

Sacred Heart 72, Mount St. Mary's 65: The Mountaineers (12-15, 8-6 Northeast Conference) shot 32.1 percent from the field and were outrebounded 39-26 in a loss to the visiting Pioneers (4-25, 1-13).

Mount St. Mary's allowed De'Von Barnett and Evan Kelley to combine for 38 points in the loss. Julian Norfleet scored a team-high 17 points for the Mountaineers.

Johnson C. Smith 81, Bowie State 77: Ray Gatling had a game-high 23 points as the top-seeded Bulldogs (14-14) lost to the fifth-seeded Golden Bulls (18-11) at a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association quarterfinal in Charlotte, N.C.

Bowie State trailed 41-32 at the half.

The Bulldogs shot 39.7 percent from the field but outrebounded the Golden Bulls 40-25. Johnson C. Smith advances to face the winner of Winston-Salem State's game with Elizabeth City State in today's semifinal.