By Jasmine Brown
Maryland was tested big time Thursday night in Ann Arbor against a pressing Michigan team.
Tierney Pfirman led the Terps with 16 points, while Shatori Walker-Kimbrough had 15 points and Brionna Jones 13 points. Kimbrough and Jones both had seven rebounds in the win.
The Terps started out red hot, taking a commanding 12 point lead, but Jones suffered foul trouble early, leaving Michigan to take advantage. The Wolverines fought back making it only a seven point deficit at the half with the Terps leading 42-35.
In the third quarter Michigan managed to take their first lead of the game, topping the Terps 52-50. Maryland would start the final quarter with a 55-52 lead, and after a three point shot by Michigan’s Flaherty, would go on a 12-0 run to open the lead back up.
Maryland began to show us why they are one of the best women’s basketball teams in the country. Despite not shooting from long range until the fourth quarter with a three by Brene Moseley, the rhythm that Maryland lost in the second quarter began to find its way back. Jones, despite only shooting 41 percent scored nine points to close the game and Maryland ultimately pulling away to win on the road. Maryland women’s has not lost to an unranked team since November of 2014 and tonight they escaped the possibility of that happening for the first time since then.
The Terps will face Northwestern at Xfinity Center Jan. 17 at noon.