7:00 PM ET, February 16, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland has three regular season games left and Terrapins coach Brenda Frese likes the way her team is coming together.Shay Doron scored 22 points and Crystal Langhorne added 16 to lead fourth-ranked Maryland to an 86-59 win over Boston College (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 18 AP) on Thursday night.Laura Harper added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Marissa Coleman had 15 rebounds for the Terps (23-3, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) in their third straight game against a ranked opponent. Maryland improved to 5-3 against Top 25 teams this season, giving the Terps their most wins over ranked foes in a single year since 1992-93."We dominated," Frese said. "Watching film on Boston College, I was worried coming into this game. Boston College is a team that usually doesn't make a lot of mistakes."Aja Parham scored 15 points for Boston College (19-7, 6-5), which allowed a season-high for points. The Eagles were leading the conference in scoring defense at 55.4 points per game entering the contest. Their previously high was an 82-68 loss to Miami last month.Kathrin Ress had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles, who had won seven straight."The players first said how embarrassed they were with the type of defensive game they played tonight," Boston College coach Cathy Inglese said. "Our defense keeps us in games and wins us ball games, keeps us close. We just got out of a rhythm from the start."Maryland scored the first 11 points of the game and slowly added to their lead on their way to a 42-23 halftime advantage.The Terps then opened the second half with a 13-0 run to stretch the lead to 55-23. Harper keyed the surge with six points."I like where we're at. We're playing with a ton of confidence and just moving the ball, being so unselfish," Frese said. "And as long as we can continue to do that on the offensive end and defend them on the defensive end, great things are going to continue to happen for this team."Doron responded well after shooting 2-for-12 against No. 1 Duke on Monday. She made nine of 16 shots as Maryland handed BC its worst defeat since March 5, 2002, a 96-54 loss to Connecticut."Nothing was different," Doron said. "I shot the same shots, stayed confident, got my shot going early and just stayed with it."