By Joseph Foley
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Brionna Jones combined to score 42 of Maryland’s 89 points as the Terps defeated Penn State 89-53 on Wednesday.
Maryland came out ready to play right from the tip-off. Leading the way early was junior guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, who made five of her first six shots and finished the first quarter with 12 points. The Terrapins made 8 of their first 13 field goals as a team and held a 21-12 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Penn State wouldn’t go down easily however. The Nittany Lions started the second quarter on a 9-0 run, evening the game at 21. But, that would be the closest Penn State came to Maryland. After a slow start to the second quarter, the Terps answered with an 18-3 run of their own, opening a 39-24 lead at halftime.
The second half was all Maryland, as the Terrapins held a comfortable lead for the rest of the game. Walker-Kimbrough had a career high five three-point field goals, and finished the game with 27 points. Junior forward Brionna Jones led the Terps frontcourt, tallying 17 points and 12 rebounds. Maryland outrebounded PSU 50-28.
Maryland now returns home to the Xfinity Center when they take on Indiana Saturday at 2 p.m. All the Terps action can be seen on BTN Plus, and live stats will be available at umterps.com. Maryland also rescheduled its game against No. 18 Michigan State, initially on January 23, for Friday, Feburary 5th at 7 p.m. at home.