Maryland handles Purdue with help from bench

By: Noah Gross

The Maryland Women’s Basketball team defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 85-70 on Thursday night in West Lafeyette.

The Terps were incredibly balanced in improving to 22-1 on the season. Two of their three leading scorers came off the bench in Brianna Fraser and Ieshia Small.

Fraser scored 18 points on Thursday to lead the Terps, a career high for her. Small tallied 14 points off the bench as well. Their production was needed as some of the starters struggled shooting.

Kristen Confroy, Destiny Slocum and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough combined to shoot an underwhelming 7-24 from the floor. Slocum and Walker-Kimbrough still managed to score in double digits, though.

Brionna Jones was her usual dominant self, recording yet another double-double. She finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds on 7-9 shooting.

As has been the case for most of the year, Maryland won the rebounding battle Thursday 45-38. This, along with committing less turnovers than their opponents, which they did again tonight, have been a recipe for success.

Maryland will stay away from home for the next few days, as they will face the Indiana Hoosiers next. That game will take place on Sunday, February 5 at noon as the Terrapins will look to stay undefeated in conference play this year.