Women’s Basketball Writer
The Terps opened the eighth annual East Carolina Thanksgiving Tournament strong, as they defeated the East Carolina Pirates 76-60 Friday night in Greenville, North Carolina.
The Terps (4-1) had to overcome a slow start, committing 23 turnovers in the first half and allowing the Pirates (3-2) to keep the game close until halftime. However, the Terps pulled away in the second half through physical play. The Terps grabbed 58 rebounds to the Pirates’ 31, and scored 46 points in the paint.
Maryland junior Lynetta Kizer lead all scorers with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Sophomore Diandra Tchatchouang added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Terps. For East Carolina, senior Kim Gay scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds, while junior Ashley Clarke added 12 points and three rebounds.
The Terps move on in the East Carolina Thanksgiving Tournament tomorrow when they take on the Massachusetts Minutewomen (0-4) at 1 p.m. Saturday in Greenville.