No. 14 Maryland Coasts Past Longwood 84-38
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored all 14 of her points in a decisive first half to lead No. 14 Maryland to a 84-38 victory over Longwood on Sunday.
Alicia DeVaughn scored 16 points and Lynetta Kizer added 15 for the Terrapins (18-3), who led 50-14 at halftime for their fifth consecutive victory.
Longwood (4-15) lost for the sixth time in its past seven games. Maryland dominated the boards, 50-26, and have out-rebounded opponents in 19 of 21 games.
A jumper by Tianna Hawkins capped a 15-0 run for Maryland to start the game. The Lancers made just one of their first 17 field-goal attempts, missing all seven from beyond the arc.
Longwood committed 16 of its season-high 31 turnovers in the opening half, leading to 27 points for the Terrapins.
A steal and layup by Thomas increased the lead to 21-2 with 11:23 left. The Terrapins made 23 of 25 free throws (92 percent) in the first half. Longwood was five of 28 from the field.
Maryland continued to pull away in the second half and a steal and layup by Kizer increased the lead to 58-20 with 15:45 remaining, allowing Maryland coach Brenda Frese to clear the bench.
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