No. 5 Maryland Women Stomp Loyola, 97-47

By Connor Bell

Nothing new for the Terps as they completely dominated the (3-6) Loyola Greyhounds by a 50 point margin 97-47. The Terps move to an impressive (9-0) with only three games left before Big Ten Conference play opens up.

To open up the first quarter the Terps started off a perfect 3-3 from the field and barred Loyola from getting the ball inside. The Greyhounds couldn’t penetrate the Maryland defense, swinging the ball on the perimeter for most of the 30 second possession. In actuality, the Greyhounds still had the ball in their hands without getting a shot off with less than five seconds left on the shot clock on almost 10 different possessions throughout the game. They also had four shot clock violations adding to their turnover total of 21. Maryland’s stellar defense also fouled very sparingly and the Greyhounds only went to the line one time the entire game.

As for offense, the Terps top scorer was Shatori Walker-Kimbrough with 21 points. Walker-Kimbrough dominated the ball with an impressive behind the back move that made her blow by a defender on the way to a spectacular layup. The Terps also went to the line for a grand total of 25 attempts, converting on 21. Maryland went 52.9% from field goal range.

“We had a lot of fun tonight,” coach Brenda Frese stated in the after game press conference. “I thought that by far this was one of our most complete games.” The Terps complete their ninth win this season, eight them with a more than 10 point victory margin.

The Terrapins next game comes at home against the (5-1) Southern University Jaguars on December 11, and the Terps second to last test before facing the undefeated UConn Huskies on December 28.