By: Noah Gross
The fourth ranked Maryland Terrapins improved to 11-0 Monday night, beating the Loyola Greyhounds by a score of 79-60 in Reitz Arena.
Brionna Jones was once again the star. She, as usual, shot over 50% from the floor, as she added 25 points and 14 rebounds.
The Terps jumped out to a quick 15-2 lead over Loyola, but the Greyhounds would not go away quickly. Loyola fought back, making runs a numerous points in the game, prompting Coach Brenda Frese to leave her starters in longer than expected.
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough had another solid night, totalling 17 points on 4-8 shooting. She and Brionna Jones proved to be too much for Loyola.
When the bench did get their chance to shine, Blair Watson stood out. While she only had one point on the night, she showed how talented she is defensively. Watson stole the ball three times, blocked it twice, and disrupted a lot of other shots.
Destiny Slocum did not have her best night, but still proved to be valuable on Monday. While she turned the ball over four times and committed four fouls, she stayed calm whenever Loyola made a run, keeping the lead at a rather sizeable margin.
Maryland once again capitalized on the size advantage. They won the rebounding battle 44-23 over Loyola. This has been a big part of their success so far, and will be even more important going forward approaching conference play.
The Lady Terps now have just one more game until the Connecticut game looming ahead. But before that, Maryland gets an extended break. They will take on Duquesne in Pittsburgh on December 21 at 7:00 PM as they look to improve to 12-0.