State basketball roundup: Diamond Miller returns to lineup, scores 22 to lead No. 17 Maryland women past stubborn Fordham, 83-76

COLLEGE PARK — Diamond Miller scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and No. 17 Maryland turned back Fordham, 83-76, on Sunday.

The Terps (2-1), coming off an 81-56 loss against No. 1 South Carolina, struggled to put away the Rams (2-1). Miller missed the game against the Gamecocks with an injury.


After taking a 21-10 lead after one quarter, Maryland was only up 34-33 at the break. A 14-0 run in the third quarter, which included two 3-pointers from Vanderbilt transfer Brinae Alexander, pushed the lead to 54-39. The Rams came back with five 3-pointers and went ahead 59-58. Miller’s late 3 had the Terps in front 62-59 going into the fourth quarter.

Abby Meyers and Lavender Briggs hit jumpers to push the lead to seven, then a 7-0 run made it 74-63 with 2:12 to go and Fordham didn’t challenge. Maryland made seven of eight free throws in the fourth quarter, 14 of 16 in the second half and finished the game 23 of 28. Miller was 13 of 14.


Shyanne Sellers scored 15 points for the Terrapins, Alexander had 14 and Meyers 11, leaving the Princeton transfer two points short of 1,000 for her career.

Fordham, which was 10 of 11 from the foul line, was led by Anna DeWolfe with 24 points. Kaitlyn Downey scored 17 with 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Asiah Dingle added 16 points.


Loyola Maryland 75, Brown 70: Jaylin Andrews had 18 points, eight rebounds and three steals to lift the host Greyhounds (1-2) over the Bears (0-3).

Kenny Jones added 18 points while going 7-for-9 (4-for-5 from distance), and he also had three steals. Deon Perry was 3 of 10 shooting, including 3-for-5 from distance, and went 4-for-4 from the line to finish with 13 points.

Dan Friday finished with 15 points, four assists and two steals for Brown. Paxson Wojcik added 12 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals. Kino Lilly Jr. had 12 points.

Both teams next play Thursday. Loyola hosts Washington College and Brown hosts Stony Brook.

Towson 80, Penn 74: Nicolas Timberlake’s 23 points and five rebounds helped the visiting Tigers (3-0) defeat the Quakers (0-3).

Cameron Holden scored 17 points and added three steals. Charles Thompson recorded 14 points and shot 4-for-9 from the field and 6-for-8 from the line.


Jordan Dingle led Penn in scoring, finishing with 24 points and three steals. Clark Slajchert added 21 points. Nick Spinoso had 12 points, four assists and two blocks.