Women’s Basketball Writer
After nearly a year of having last season’s embarrassing upset to the Towson Tigers stuck in their collective minds, the Maryland Terrapins came out for revenge. The Terps defeated the Tigers 72-47 Thursday night at the Comcast Center.
Sophomore forward Diandra Tchatchouang led Maryland (2-1) with a near double double, scoring 12 points with nine rebounds. Tianna Hawkins and Alyssa Thomas each chipped in with 10 points. The Terrapins shot 40% from behind the arc while holding Towson to a measly 10%, but Maryland did struggle from the charity stripe, only connecting on 53.3% of their free throw attempts.
While the score indicates a blowout, the Tigers (1-2) fought hard against the Terps, only trailing 35-33 at the half. But in the end the Lady Terps’ talent outweighed their youth, leading them to an outstanding rebound advantage of 45-24 and forcing 28 turnovers.
Towson was led by Deree Fooks with 13 points but they never led in the game and failed to capitalize on sloppy first half play from Maryland.
Maryland stays at home for a 2pm Sunday game against American University.
Player of the Game: Diandra Tchatchouang led the team in points in addition to her nine rebounds. She also added three steals and a block to her stat line. She did it all in an efficient 16 minutes.