FORT MYERS, Fla. — Aneesah Morrow scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Keke Rimmer and Jorie Allen also had double-doubles and DePaul women’s basketball dominated down the stretch to knock off No. 14 Maryland, 76-67, at the Fort Myers Tip-Off on Friday.
The Terps trailed a vast majority of the game but a layup by Faith Masonius capped a 7-0 run for a 54-52 lead early in the fourth quarter. After a Darrione Rogers 3-pointer for DePaul, Abby Meyers hit a jumper for a 56-55 Maryland lead.
Then a three-point play and 3-pointer by Kendall Holmes highlighted a 9-0 run that made it 64-56 with 4:15 to play and the Blue Demons protected that lead with clutch plays. Rogers hit a 3-pointer when the Terps got within three and DePaul made 6 of 8 free throws in the last minute.
“I thought it was a tough first half for us,” Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. “Very cold shooting. A lot of quick shots, way too many threes for us. But credit to DePaul. They’re a great team. They punched first and never looked back. They were the aggressive team the entire time of the game.”
Rimmer had 13 points and 12 rebounds off the bench and Allen added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Demons (3-2), who play Pittsburgh on Saturday. Holmes scored 17 points. Morrow, the nation’s leading scorer at 31.5 points per game, and Holmes hit three 3-pointers as the team went 11-for-30 from deep and shot 37% overall. Rogers had nine assists.
Shyanne Sellers scored 13 points for Maryland (4-2), which meets Towson on Saturday. Masonius added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Leading scorer Diamond Miller, coming off a career-high 32 points, was held to 11 on 3-for-12 shooting. The Terps went 6-for-29 behind the arc and shot just 32% overall.
“They didn’t even flinch when we were able to cut that lead,” Frese said. “A lot of areas for us to improve on as we’re trying to work through chemistry on both ends with so many new players. But just a great win by DePaul.”
Fort Myers Tip-Off
No. 14 Maryland vs. Towson
Saturday, 11:30 a.m.