FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Shyanne Sellers scored 18 points, Diamond Miller had 17 points, six rebounds, four assists and four blocks and No. 15 Maryland women’s basketball beat Purdue Fort Wayne, 88-51, on Wednesday in the final nonconference matchup for the Terps.
The game featured sisters Shyanne and Shayla Sellers. They played together at Aurora High School in Ohio for two years before Shayla graduated and joined the Purdue Fort Wayne program. Shyanne Sellers scored in double figures for the eighth straight game, while Shayla recorded six points in the loss.
Abby Meyers added 14 points and Brinae Alexander had 13 off the bench for Maryland (10-3).
“It feels great,” Shyanne Sellers said of the homecoming game between her and her sister. “I know we’ve been talking about this game all year. [The family and friends in attendance] just seeing us be on the same court again, we haven’t been on the court together since 2019, was just a really cool experience. I’m just glad everyone got to experience it.”
Maryland closed the first half on an 11-4 run for a 39-23 lead and then outscored the Mastodons by 20 (32-12) in the third quarter.
Shyanne Sellers, Miller, Meyers and Alexander were all in double figures by the end of the third quarter when Maryland led 71-35.
Amellia Bromenschenkel led Purdue Fort Wayne (4-8) with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Bromenschenkel, who entered averaging 13.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, reached 20-plus for the fourth time this season.
“Really pleased with our effort as a team,” Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. “That was a really solid 40 minutes. Obviously, we love these games any time we can take a player back home. We had set this one up for Shy and her sister to have that as a homecoming and it was a wonderful two days between having all the family and friends there and seeing the matchup of them go against each other.
“I thought we were very unselfish sharing the basketball with one another and being able to play both ends of the floor to round out our last nonconference game as we get ready to go into conference play.”
Maryland resumes Big Ten play when it hosts Minnesota on Dec. 30.
Minnesota at No. 15 Maryland
Friday, Dec. 30, 2 p.m.