(9) Maryland 88

(7-1, 3-1 away)

Monmouth 55

(1-5, 0-3 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 7, 2005

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    #9MD 38 5088
    MONM 27 2855

    Coleman, Langhorne lead No. 8 Maryland to easy victory

    WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) -- Marissa Coleman had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Maryland (No. 8 ESPN/USA Today; No. 9 AP) to an 88-55 victory over Monmouth on Wednesday night.

    Crystal Langhorne added 20 points for the Terrapins (7-1), despite missing nearly 9 minutes of the second half because of foul trouble, while Shay Doron added 17 points and 10 assists.

    The teams traded baskets early before Monmouth (1-5) jumped to a 9-4 lead and kept the defensive pressure on Maryland. However, the Hawks soon had trouble hitting their shots while Langhorne -- who scored eight of the Terrapins first 10 points and finished 9-of-12 from the field -- found her touch.

    Maryland took control of the game when Monmouth star Niamh Dwyer sprained her ankle while driving in the lane with just under 12 minutes left in the half.

    Dwyer returned about 5 minutes later, but Maryland continued its surge and held a 38-27 halftime lead. The Terrapins pulled away in the second half shooting 63 percent from the field and outscoring the Hawks 50-28.

    Brianne Edwards led Monmouth with 12 points, while Dwyer and LaKia Barber each had nine.

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