No. 8 Terps women's basketball cruises at Georgia Tech, 79-62, in milestone win
By From Sun staff reports
Feb 24, 2014 | 3:00 AM
In its first road game since an 84-63 loss at No. 7 Duke a week ago, No. 8 Maryland dominated host Georgia Tech, 79-62, on Sunday, giving coach Brenda Frese her 300th win with the Terps.
Alyssa Thomas, Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) and Katie Rutan each scored 15 points for Maryland (22-5, 10-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), with Thomas grabbing 10 rebounds for a doubledouble.
Georgia Tech's Kaela Davis led all players with 21 points and 11 rebounds, but the Terps were more accurate overall, shooting 49.3 percent for the game while the Yellow Jackets (17-10, 7-7) finished just 35.3 percent from the field.
Maryland never trailed, leading 35-26 at halftime and surging to a 75-54 advantage with 2:39 left. It also outrebounded Georgia Tech 49-41.
Colgate 67, Loyola Maryland 65, OT: The Greyhounds rallied in the second half and forced overtime on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Lauren Daugherty, but could not get past the visiting Raiders (7-20, 3-13 Patriot League).
An 11-point Colgate run late in the first half gave the Raiders a 31-22 halftime lead over Loyola (5-22, 2-14). Colgate controlled much of the second half, taking a game-high 15-point lead with 11:58 left, before the Greyhounds mounted a comeback.
Down by three with less than a second remaining in regulation, Loyola's Lisa Mirarchi found Daugherty open at the top of the key, and she got off a shot before the buzzer to tie the game at 58.
The Greyhounds rushed to a 63-58 lead in the first 1:10 of overtime, but the Raiders recovered from a six-point deficit with an 8-0 run in the last 1:31.
Loyola's Nai Brown led all players in scoring with 14 points. She also had 10 rebounds for her third career doubledouble.