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State basketball roundup: No. 9 Maryland women roll to 85-61 win over No. 10 South Carolina

State basketball roundup: No. 9 Maryland women roll to 85-61 win over No. 10 South Carolina

Maryland coach Brenda Frese doesn’t mind learning her players are resilient early if they can figure out a way to win.

The No. 9 Terps (4-0) beat No. 10 South Carolina, 85-61, on Sunday in a game in which they fell behind by 12 midway through the first quarter, but led 22-19 by the time the period ended. It was part of a 26-1 run in which Maryland scored on 12 of its next 15 possessions.

“South Carolina came out with the first punch, but I loved the fact we settled in,” Frese said.

It was a cushion Maryland needed. After Channise Lewis’ 3-pointer on the first possession of the second half put Maryland up 48-26, the Terps turned the ball over nine times in the...

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