Without Slocum, Terps throttle Badgers 89-40

By: Noah Gross

The Maryland Women’s Basketball team easily handled the Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday night by a final score of 89-40 at the XFINITY Center.

Maryland was missing their star point guard Destiny Slocum due to an illness, but that did not slow them down. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough led the way with 22 points while only missing one shot.

Ieshia Small was the replacement in the starting lineup for Slocum, and she had a solid and balanced game, contributing eight points, five rebounds and four assists.

The Terps once again dominated the rebounding battle against Wisconsin 46-24. Brionna Jones grabbed 11 of those, and added 16 points.

Because the game was not very close in the second half, Coach Brenda Frese was able to give some minutes to her reserves. Jenna Staiti, Blair Watson and Sarah Myers all got some action late.

Maryland started very hot and did not look back. They scored 16 points before Wisconsin even got on the board. The Terrapins were up 48-14 at one point early in the second half.

The Terps were very active on defense once again. They stole the ball a whopping 17 times from Wisconsin on Thursday.

Maryland now travels to Columbus for a huge conference showdown. The top two teams in the Big Ten will face off on Sunday night at 7 p.m. as the Terps will battle the No. 12 Ohio State Buckeyes.