No. 1 Terps Top Wildcats, 75-61
Nov. 18, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -Ashleigh Newman scored 17 points to lead top-ranked Maryland to a 75-61 victory over Arizona on Saturday.
Laura Harper added 14 points for the Terrapins (4-0), who had four players score in double figures.
Joy Hollingsworth led Arizona (1-2) with 22 points.
Crystal Langhorne continued her efficient start to the season, making five of six shots to finish with 11 points. She has missed just five field-goal attempts in four games and is shooting 81 percent for the Terrapins.
Maryland's defense effectively put the game out of reach early. After making their first basket, the Wildcats missed their next nine and made only two field goals in the first 10:26. By that point, Maryland led 31-5.
The Terps got every eligible player on their roster in the game by the midway point of the first half. They maintained at least a 20-point lead until Kelsey Burns hit a 3-pointer with 4:15 left in the half to pull Arizona to 42-23.
After a quick timeout by coach Brenda Frese, the Terps went back up by 21 on a pair of free throws by Laura Harper. They weren't seriously threatened the rest of the game.
Maryland native Ashley Whisonant, Arizona's third-leading scorer, picked up three quick fouls in the first half and played only 19 minutes. She finished with eight points.
Arizona, which has lost two games on its current road trip, plays TCU on Sunday in the final game of the BTI Classic, a round-robin tournament hosted by Maryland. The Terrapins will face George Washington.