No. 8 Maryland tops CS-Bakersfield 114-83
MIAMI—Laurin Mincy scored 23 points to lead No. 8 Maryland to a 114-83 victory over CS-Bakersfield on Saturday.
The Terrapins (7-0) withstood a run by CS-Bakersfield midway through the first half and outscored the Roadrunners 11-2 in the final 3:54. Tianna Hawkins scored six points in a row during the spurt and her layup with 5 seconds remaining gave Maryland a 53-41 halftime lead.
Hawkins finished with 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting and had 10 rebounds. Brene Mosley scored all 17 of her points in the second half for the Terrapins (7-0). Six Maryland players finished in double figures
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.
Tyonnna Outland and Lauren Carter scored 15 points apiece for CS-Bakersfield (2-4).
Alicia DeVaughn's short jumper with 5:17 remaining gave the Terrapins their first 30-point lead at 99-69. The margin of victory was Maryland's largest since a 118-59 rout of Appalachian State on Dec. 1, 2005.
Maryland had 25 offensive rebounds that resulted in a 35-5 advantage in second chance points.
CS-Bakersfield 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.
Lynetta Kizer scored six points and Mincy hit two 3-pointers that sparked the Terrapins to a 14-4 lead in the first 4:04. Mincy's third 3-pointer of the half with 13:21 remaining increased Maryland's lead to 23-9.