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No. 18 Maryland Tops Saint Joseph’s 74-60

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored 22 points to lead No. 18 Maryland to its 12th straight win, 74-60 over Saint Joseph’s on Sunday.

Diandra Tchatchouang had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Lynetta Kizer had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Thomas helped lead the Terrapins (13-1) back from a six-point deficit in the first half. The Terps went on a 14-5 run early in the second half to give them a lead they would never give up.

Katie Kuester led the Hawks (10-4) with 23 points. Michelle Baker scored 12 points for the Hawks, who snapped a seven-game winning streak. Saint Joseph finished nonconference play with 10 wins, the most in team history.

Maryland shot 48 percent from the floor (29-of-61) and outrebounded the Hawks 48-30.

Saint Joseph’s fell to 31-110 against Top 25 teams and has not defeated a ranked team since 2007.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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