Saint Joseph’s Women Upset No. 5 Maryland 50-49

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chatilla van Grinsven scored 18 points and Saint Joseph’s stunned No. 5 Maryland 50-49 on Saturday.

The Hawks (2-1) defeated a ranked team for the first time since a victory over No. 15 Auburn on Dec. 29, 2007.

Saint Joseph’s had dropped 10 straight games to the Terrapins before this one but held Maryland scoreless over the final seven minutes.

Alyssa Thomas had 16 points and 15 rebounds while Laurin Mincy added 14 points for the Terrapins (2-1), who opened the season with a 39-point victory over Mount St. Mary’s and a 43-point win over Loyola.

But Maryland, a regional finalist in last season’s NCAA tournament, couldn’t shake the Hawks, even after building a 47-38 lead with 9:10 remaining.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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