- The Washington Times - Monday, November 30, 2009

From combined dispatches

MARYLAND 82, DREXEL 65: For the first eight minutes the Terrapins and Dragons traded baskets, swapping the lead twice and tying the score five times.

In the end, the Maryland women won out, defeating Drexel on Sunday afternoon at Comcast Center.

The Terps improved to 3-0 when scoring 80 or more points.

Maryland drew first blood with a 3 by freshman forward Diandra Tchatchouang one minute into the game. Tchatchouang was 2-for-2 from behind the arc.

Sophomore center Lynetta Kizer made her first appearance four minutes into the first half and posted four points in her first minute of action. Kizer was held from the starting lineup after spraining her left ankle Friday against Howard.

Sparked by a layup from Kizer at 11:55, Maryland went on a 13-3 run that spanned four minutes and included three 3-pointers. The Terps entered halftime with a 45-35 lead.

The Dragons made a few good shots to start the second half, but Maryland never relinquished the lead. The Terps kept at least a 10-point cushion between themselves and Drexel the rest of the game.

HOWARD 44, RADFORD 39: Saadia Doyle’s 12-foot jumper from the right elbow with 23 seconds remaining lifted the Bison to a victory over the Highlanders in Radford, Va.

The Bison, who trailed until 1:08 left in the game, outscored Radford 11-2 in the final 5:28 to improve to 2-4.

Doyle finished with a double-double, tallying a game-high 17 points and 11 rebounds. Zykia Brown, who gave Howard its first lead of the game, chipped in with 15 points and eight boards.

Junior Kaylyn Crosier was the only Highlanders player to score in double figures, netting 11 points. To go along with her career-high in points, she matched a career best with seven rebounds.

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