The two squads were tied at 10 with 13:06 to play in the first half. A jumper by freshman Camille Alberson at 11:34 put the visitors up 15-12. Keisha Mosley hit a jumper at 11:13 to start a 12-0 run by the Lady Toppers. A 3-pointer by Fothergill at 7:59 gave the home team a 23-15 lead.
The teams traded baskets and WKU led 27-21 with 5:18 to play in the first half. Senior Kennedy connected on a 3-pointer at 4:55 to jump-start a 15-6 run by Towson to close out the half. Kennedy hit her fourth 3-pointer of the half with 46 seconds to play, sending the Tigers into the locker room with a 36-33 advantage.
Towson was held to 31.8 percent shooting from the field in the second half but went 17-for-25 from the free-throw line in the final 35 minutes.
Towson sophomore Tanisha McTiller led all scorers with a career-high 18 points. She added five rebounds, two steals and an assist.
Thomas, a 6-foot-2 sophomore forward, had 14 points in 14 minutes in the first half to take the Terrapins to a 40-25 lead. The gap widened to 21 points with 17:43 left, and it was 66-36 with 9:41 to go.
"Our intensity was there. It started with our defense, which led to our offense, and I thought we were able to see a lot of great things, specifically in the second half, with this team," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said.
Moseley went 5-for-6 from the field, including 2-for-2 from outside the arc, and 5-for-6 from the line with four assists and a steal in her Maryland debut.
Katie Sheahin led the Greyhounds with 13 points. Loyola went 21-13 last season and won a game in the WNIT, the first postseason victory in the history of the program. But the Greyhounds don't have the height or depth of the Terrapins.