CS-Bakersfield falls to No. 8 Maryland, 114-83
MIAMI—Benefiting from their height advantage, No. 8 Maryland defeated CS-Bakersfield 114-83 on Saturday afternoon.
Maryland (7-0) had 25 offensive rebounds that resulted in a 35-5 advantage in second-chance points.
"Our girls fought really hard," CS-Bakersfield coach Greg McCall said. "We knew they were going to pound us inside, but we did a good job of attacking.
"I was very proud of their effort. We'll take this is a great learning experience as we move on with our season."
Lauren Carter and Tyonnna Outland scored 15 points each to lead the Roadrunners.
CS-Bakersfield (2-4) overcame a 14-point first half deficit and got within one after a 20-8 spurt during a 4:32 stretch. Kristine Herman's jumper with 7:25 remaining capped the run and reduced Maryland's lead to 34-33.
"When we got to one, our adrenaline was really up," Carter said. "We did a good job of coming back, but they were too strong and made it a point to keep going inside against us."
The Terrapins withstood the Roadrunners' surge and outscored CS-Bakersfield, 11-2, in the final 3:54 of the first half. Tianna Hawkins scored six straight points during the run, and her lay-up with five seconds remaining gave Maryland a 53-41 lead at halftime.
Maryland was never threatened in the second half as the Terrapins increased their lead to 72-52 on Alyssa Thomas' two free throws with 14:41 remaining.
Alicia DeVaughn's short jumper with 5:17 remaining gave the Terrapins their first 30-point lead at 99-69.
Laurin Mincy scored 23 points to lead the Terrapins, and Hawkins finished with 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting and had 10 rebounds. Brene Mosley scored all of her 17 points in the second half for the Terrapins. Six Maryland players finished in double figures.
The win was Maryland's second within 24 hours in the Terrapins' two-game set in Miami. Maryland defeated Florida International, 84-52, on Friday night.
"I was concerned coming in but it didn't impact us at all, given the type of depth that we have," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said of her team's two games in a short span. "It's great for us to be in these types of environments because we're going to face this in ACC (tournament) play."
CS-Bakersfield will conclude its two-game set in Miami against Florida International on Sunday afternoon.