State women: No. 8 Terps women rout Wagner, 97-24

Lexie Brown scored 11 of her 13 points in the first half to lead six Maryland players who scored in double figures as the No. 8 Terps women cruised to a 97-24 victory over visiting Wagner on Sunday.

Freshman Kiara Leslie had 11points and 10 rebounds for her first career doubledouble, while sophomore Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) picked up the second of her career with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Malina Howard, Brene Moseley and Tierney Pfirman finished with 10 points each.


In the first half, Wagner (0-2) was held to just seven points — the fewest the Terps (2-0) have allowed in 13 seasons under coach Brenda Frese. The Seahawks were scoreless in the final eight minutes and shot just 3-for-25 from the field. Jordyn Peck led Wagner with seven points.

Maryland finished with 24 steals.


"I thought our defense being able to change it up, utilize our depth within our team, we were really able to throw a lot of looks that I thought caught them off guard," Frese said.

"Our players love playing this style of play, being really active, getting into the passing lanes. I'm not sure I have ever seen us with 24 steals, so when you talk about that for our aggressiveness, for teams to be uncomfortable is huge."

Maryland has won 110 of 116 nonconference home games since 2002.

Before the game, the Terps received their rings for the team's run to the Final Four last season.

UMBC 81, Loyola Maryland 58: The host Retrievers scored more than 80 points for the second straight game to pick up their second victory of the weekend.

UMBC's Capree Garner finished with a game-high 21 points. Meanwhile, sophomore Emily Russo (Glenelg) had a career-best eight assists and scored eight points for the Retrievers (2-0), who led by as many as 30 points with 5:05 left.

Junior guard Colleen Marshall led Loyola (0-2) with 18 points.

Elon 69, Navy 56: An 11-3 run midway through the second half propelled the Phoenix over the visiting Midshipmen.

Four Navy players reached double figures in scoring: Danielle Poblarp (11), Chloe Stapleton (11), Sarah Reilly (11) and Haley Unger (10).

After shooting 40 percent from the field in the first half, the Mids made just 28.1 percent of their field-goal attempts over the final 20 minutes, including a 3-for-14 effort from beyond the arc. Elon made 42.9 percent of its second-half shots.

Turnovers also hurt Navy (0-2) as its 11 giveaways resulted in 17 points for Elon (2-0).

Virginia Tech 63, UMES 41: The Hawks, who scored 75 points in their season opener against Georgetown, could not do it again against the host Hokies (1-1).


UMES (0-2) was held to 24percent on the day on 13-for-54 shooting, including 2-for-24 from beyond the arc. Redshirt junior forward Alexis Udoji earned her second consecutive doubledouble with team highs in points (15) and rebounds (12).

Junior TeAmber Burke scored 14points and grabbed three rebounds, and senior guard Jessica Long (Oxon Hill) added seven points, six rebounds and three assists.

North Carolina State 81, Coppin State 61: Three Eagles reached double figures, but visiting Coppin State fell to the Wolfpack.

Janelle Lane (Woodlawn) and Jordan Swails led the Eagles with 16points each, and guard Amber Griffin tied her career high with 12points.

Georgia Tech 105, Morgan State 76: During the first-ever meeting between the two teams, the host Yellow Jackets outrebounded the Bears 50-22.

The Yellow Jackets have averaged 98.5 points per game on their way to their eighth 2-0 start under coach MaChelle Joseph, and the game against Morgan State (0-2) is the first time Georgia Tech has scored at least 105 points since 2002.

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