- Associated Press - Friday, November 18, 2016

COLLEGE PARK — Brionna Jones had 18 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 6 Maryland rout Mount St. Mary’s 106-42 on Friday.

Ieshia Small finished with 14 points for Maryland (3-0). Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Kaila Charles and Jenna Staiti had 10 points apiece for the Terrapins, who shot 58 percent from the field.

The Mountaineers (1-2) trailed only 18-13 at the end of the first quarter. But the Terrapins used their size to take control. The 6-foot-3 Jones scored 12 points to boost the lead to 34-18 with 3:37 left in the second quarter.

The Mountaineers tried to stay in the game by hoisting three-pointers, but they went 3 of 21 and trailed 37-20 at the break.

A pair of free throws and layup by freshman Destiny Slocum boosted the margin to 57-25 midway through the third quarter, and the only uncertainty was whether Maryland would score 100 or more points for the third straight game.

A 3-pointer by Sarah Myers gave Maryland a 100-39 lead late in the fourth quarter.

Katrice Dickson led Mount St. Mary’s with 12 points.

The Mountaineers started four guards to play uptempo and put their best shooters in the floor. The strategy worked early before the Terrapins did a better job protecting the ball and wearing them down.

Terrapins’ coach Brenda Frese is pleased with the quick start of her team, which has averaged 104 points in three games against much weaker programs. Her deep roster will create matchup problems for most opponents this season.

 

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