- The Washington Times - Friday, February 17, 2006


No. 18 Boston College took No. 4 Maryland to overtime in January in one of the Terrapins’ closest games of the season.

The Terps made sure that didn’t happen again in last night’s rematch.

Shay Doron scored 22 points and Crystal Langhorne added 16 to lead the Terps to an 86-59 win over BC at Comcast Center, snapping the Eagles’ seven-game winning streak.

Laura Harper added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Marissa Coleman had a career-high 15 rebounds for the Terps (23-3, 10-2 ACC) in their third straight game against a ranked opponent. Maryland improved to 5-3 against such teams this season, giving the Terps their most wins over Top 25 foes in a single year since 1992-93.

“We dominated,” Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. “Watching film on Boston College, I was worried coming into this game. Boston College is a team that usually doesn’t make a lot of mistakes.”

Aja Parham scored a team-high 15 points for Boston College (19-7, 6-5), which allowed a season-high for points. The Eagles were leading the conference in scoring defense at 55.4 points a game entering the contest. Their previous high came in an 82-68 loss at Miami last month.

Kathrin Ress had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles, who had won seven straight.

“The players first said how embarrassed they were with the type of defensive game they played tonight,” BC coach Cathy Inglese said. “Our defense keeps us in games and wins us ballgames, keeps us close. We just got out of a rhythm from the start.”

Maryland scored the first 11 points of the game and slowly added to their lead on their way to a 42-23 halftime advantage.

The Terps then opened the second half with a 13-0 run to stretch the lead to 55-23. Harper keyed the surge with six points.

Doron responded well after shooting 2-for-12 against No. 1 Duke on Monday. She made nine of 16 shots as Maryland handed BC its worst defeat since March 5, 2002, a 96-54 loss to Connecticut.

“Nothing was different,” Doron said. “I shot the same shots, stayed confident, got my shot going early and just stayed with it.”

Frese added that she’s pleased with her team’s play and makeup with three regular season games remaining.

“I like where we’re at. We’re playing with a ton of confidence and just moving the ball, being so unselfish,” Frese said. “And as long as we can continue to do that on the offensive end and defend them on the defensive end, great things are going to continue to happen for this team.”

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