Basketball roundup: Terps women wallop Wofford

A two-week break couldn't slow Alyssa Thomas and No. 8 Maryland.

Thomas had 18 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for her second triple double in three games and fourth of her career as the Terps beat Wofford, 110-53, on Saturday in the Terrapin Classic semifinals.


It was Maryland's highest point total since 2008 and largest margin of victory this season.

The Terps (11-1) face College of Charleston (7-4), a 79-68 winner over Howard, in today's championship at 1:30 p.m.


"I thought we were really, really good," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said of her team, which had last played Dec. 14.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough tied a career high with 17 points and hit a career-high four 3-pointers in the Terps' ninth straight victory, the past three of which have come by an average of 54 points. Tierney Pfirman and Brene Moseley each added 14 points, a career high for the former and a season high for the latter.

Jordan Frazier scored 19 points for Wofford (2-9), which has lost the first five games of a seven-game stretch away from home.

Maryland shot 50 percent (9-for-18) from 3-point range and 62percent (41-for-66) from the floor. The Terps outrebounded the Terriers 46-25.


Walker-Kimbrough, a freshman, bested her 3-point career mark by halftime to help Maryland effectively ensure victory by the break.

Her first 3 came in an early 10-0 run that pushed the lead to 18-5. She hit two more in a 9-1 spurt that stretched it to 35-17; her last, off a kick-out feed from Moseley, made it 56-28 to cap a 12-0 half-ending run.

It was more of the same after halftime, with Thomas hitting an inside basket and assisting on a pair of transition layups as the Terps stretched the lead to 40 at 70-30.

The Terps later pushed it to 50 when Sequoia Austin's 3-pointer made it 85-35. Thomas got her 10th assist in the final two minutes.

The Terps were without freshman point guard Lexie Brown because of a death in the family. She will rejoin the team before today's game.

Towson 67, Loyola 46: The host Tigers (5-7) opened the second half on a 17-4 run and pulled away from the Greyhounds (3-8).

The win ended a two-game losing streak as three players scored in double figures, led by Dominique Johnson's 20 points.

"We're a team that's turning the corner right now. If we can continue this effort we'll be happy," Towson coach Niki Reid Geckeler said. "Our defensive effort was good."

The first half featured four ties and seven lead changes. Loyola scored 11 of the first 18 points. Freshman forward Brianna Bush made one of two from the foul line at 10:49 to start an 8-0 run by the Tigers.

During the run, senior guard Tanisha McTiller passed Angie Matthes (1,225 points) for fifth place on the career scoring list at Towson.

Virginia 70, Coppin State 45: Tiffany Suarez had a career-high 16 points, going 7-for-10 from the field to lead the host Cavaliers (6-6) past the Eagles (4-7) at their Cavalier Classic.

Virginia will host Princeton in today's championship at 2:30 p.m., and Coppin State and Alabama are in the consolation game at noon.

Coppin State's Kyra Coleman led the Eagles with 16 points, and Larrisa Carter had 14.

Miami 80, Morgan State 42: The host Hurricanes (7-4) scored 40 points in each half to beat the Bears (2-8) at the Holiday Classic.

Tracey Carrington finished with a game-high 20 points for Morgan State, which will face New Mexico in today's consolation game.

Oneonta State 54, Salisbury 53: Alyshia Crawford made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Dragons (6-2) over the Sea Gulls (4-4) at the San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico.

Anna Hackett (24 points) made two free throws to give Salisbury at 53-51 lead with three seconds left.

Toledo 85, Coppin State 66: The Rockets, one of the surprise teams in the nation, moved to 12-0 with a rout of the visiting Eagles.

Entering the weekend, Toledo was one of nine undefeated teams in the country; it is Toledo's best start since its 1966-67 team was 14-0.

The Rockets were led by senior guard Rian Pearson's 22 points, and junior guard Julius Brown added 18.

Coppin State (4-8) lost its fourth straight game.

Senior guard Andre Armstrong led Coppin State with 15 points.

The Rockets never trailed, opening a 44-24 lead by halftime.

With 4:59 left, the Eagles pulled to 71-58 on a basket by junior guard Daquan Brickhouse. Toledo closed strong, however, outscoring the Eagles 14-8 down the stretch.

Salisbury 87, Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham 57: Charles Porter scored 18 points to lead the Sea Gulls (3-4) past the Devils (5-5) at the Land of Magic Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Salisbury shot over 60 percent from the field in the second half and outscored FDU-Florham 48-33.

Friday men

Cal State Northridge 86, Morgan State 80: The Bears almost pulled off a miracle finish in the opener of their three-game West Coast road trip, but host Cal State Northridge held on with clutch foul shooting.

Sinking 10 of 12 free throws in the last 76 seconds, the Matadors claimed the nonconference win.

Guard Josh Greene and forward Stephen Maxwell each scored 28 points for Northridge, which improved to 8-5 in its first season under former NBA All-Star Reggie Theus.

Guard Justin Black scored 24 points for Morgan State (3-8), including a 3-pointer off a turnover with 1:21 left to cap a seven-point, eight-second spurt that pulled the visitors within 76-73.

Ian Chiles, a 7-foot-2 center, added 19 points and eight rebounds for Morgan State, which also got 15 points from guard Blake Bozeman.

The Bears play today at No. 12 Oregon (11-0).