Williams Paces Terps' Victory Over Elon, 76-57

Pete Volk

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – – Jordan Williams’ 20 second-half points led Maryland to a comeback victory over the Elon Phoenix Friday night, as the Terps won 76-57 to stay undefeated at home.

Maryland (5-2) was down 34-31 at halftime, and trailed by double digits at times during the first half. The Phoenix were led by star freshman guard Jack Isenbarger, who led the team with 23 points after airballing his first attempt. Forward Roger Dugas hit three three-pointers in the first half, but cooled down significantly in the second and finished with 13 points and nine rebounds.

The Terps struggled in the first half with a field goal percentage below 40%, and had difficulties hitting shots throughout the game. Cliff Tucker and Sean Mosley each were three of eight from the floor, and James Padgett was two of eight. After only four points in the first half, however, Williams took over. The big man finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in a completely dominating performance that almost single-handedly lifted Maryland to victory.

Terrell Stoglin hit two key threes in the first half during Maryland’s comeback, but those were the freshmen’s only six points of the night. Senior point guard Adrian Bowie had his strongest game of the year, scoring 14 points with eight rebounds and seven assists.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the night, however, was the absence of Pe’Shon Howard. The freshman was warned by referees after apparently mouthing off too much, and Gary Williams took him out of the game, and that was just about it for him for the night. He finished with an assist and a 0-1 shooting mark in only seven minutes of play.

Maryland plays at Penn State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge December 1 at 9:15 p.m. ET. The Terps’ next home game is December 8 against UNC Greensboro.

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