In their oddly scheduled final non-conference matchup of the season, the No. 14 Terrapins didn’t exactly beat the Longwood University Lancers; they massacred them. In their 84-38 victory, Maryland pretty much secured the win from the opening moments and won their third straight blowout and fifth consecutive game overall.
The Lady Terps shot out the Comcast gates with a 15-0 run and led by as much as 47 throughout the game. While freshman sensation Alyssa Thomas had a solid game of 14 points (all in the first half) and four boards it was another freshman that stole the show. Alicia DeVaughn had a game high 16 points and nine rebounds. Lynetta Kizer added 15.
The Lancers (4-15) seemed to be giving the Terps (18-3, 4-2 ACC) the ball, committing 31 turnovers, 18 of which were credited as steals for Maryland. Longwood, who was overwhelmingly undersized, was non-existent in the paint, getting outscored 40-8.
The only real facet of the game the Terps struggled with was the three ball, where they were 1-6 on the afternoon. But in all this was a confidence booster Maryland, a breather of sorts before the second half of the ACC schedule.
Maryland hopes to continue their five-game win streak when they travel to Atlanta to take on No.25 Georgia Tech Thursday Feb. 3 at 7pm.
Player of the Game: It was getting repetitive Alyssa Thomas winning every week, but Alicia DeVaughn’s performance wins it and shows just how good Maryland’s freshman class is. DeVaughn led all scorers with 16 and nine rebounds. She was very effective in her 23 minutes and was 6-10 from the floor.