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State basketball (Dec. 28): Kaila Charles leads Maryland women in Big Ten basketball opener

State basketball (Dec. 28): Kaila Charles leads Maryland women in Big Ten basketball opener

Kaila Charles scored 16 of her 23 points in the second half and No. 4 Maryland beat host Penn State , 77-61, on Friday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

Stephanie Jones added 17 points, Taylor Mikesell had 13 and Shakira Austin grabbed 11 rebounds for the Terrapins (12-0). Down 57-56 after three quarters, Maryland held Penn State to four fourth-quarter points.

Teniya Page led Penn State (7-5) with 24 points, and Kamaria McDaniel had 16. The Lady Lions lost for the fourth time in seven games.

Maryland opened a 15-8 lead before Penn State's offense came alive late in the first quarter.

Jaida Travascio-Green made a 3-pointer to spark a 13-3 run over the...

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