State hoops: Huge 2nd half helps No. 14 Terps women rout No. 12 Nebraska
From Sun staff and news services|
Jan 04, 2015 | 4:14 AM
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 24 points, Laurin Mincy added 22 and the No. 14 Maryland women's basketball team used a big second half Saturday to beat 12th-ranked Nebraska, 75-47.
The visiting Terps (11-2, 2-0 Big Ten) had more points in the second half (48) than the Cornhuskers (10-3, 0-2) scored in the game.
Walker-Kimbrough was 10-for-13 from the field with nine rebounds, and Mincy was 3-for-6 from 3-point range.
"I thought Shatori really helped us in the first half when we were trying to find our groove," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. "I thought Nebraska came out really strong and aggressive. I thought the difference from the first half to the second half was our defense and our rebounding."
The Terps took the lead for good with a 13-2 run to open the second half. The Cornhuskers closed within 46-38 before Maryland stretched the lead to 64-42 with an 18-4 run. Mincy had a three-point play and two 3-pointers during that stretch and scored 20 of her 22 points in the second half.
The game was tied at 27 at halftime. Tear'a Laudermill and Rachel Theriot scored 12 each to lead the Cornhuskers, who had a four-point lead in the first half.
Navy 65, Lafayette 52: The host Mids (7-6, 1-1 Patriot League) were in control from start to finish, leading by as many as 15 points to beat the Leopards (8-5, 1-1).
Taylor Dunham finished with 15 points for Navy.
Army 55, Loyola Maryland 44: The host Greyhounds (3-10, 1-1 Patriot League) outscored the Black Knights (9-3, 1-1) 28-24 in the second half, but it was not enough to overcome a 15-point halftime deficit.
Loyola's Colleen Marshall and Army's Kelsey Minato each scored a game-high 20 points.