By: Noah Gross
The third-ranked Maryland Women’s Basketball team easily defeated Illinois 94-49 at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois on Thursday night.
The Terps were dominant throughout the game. They started the game with an 18-4 lead thanks to a 14-0 run early on. Maryland was doubling up the Illini by halftime with a score of 44-22.
A big reason for Maryland’s success on Thursday was their balance. Only two players finished in double-figures, but they still scored 94 points. The two players to score in double figures were the usual suspects: Shatori-Walker Kimbrough and Brionna Jones.
Kimbrough nearly had a double-double, as she finished with 14 points and nine rebounds. Jones contributed 11 points and five boards.
A whopping 12 Terps scored on Thursday, all tallying at least five points. This game is a prime example of the type of roster that Coach Brenda Frese has assembled. Maryland has a great starting five, but the talent does not stop there. Players like Blair Watson and Kiah Gillespie come off the bench, both who could start on almost any other team in the country.
The Maryland Women’s Basketball team improved to 20-1 with this win. The Terrapins now return home to face the 13-7 Iowa Hawkeyes at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 29 at the XFINITY Center in College Park.