COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland has three regular season games
left and Terrapins coach Brenda Frese likes the way her team is
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
"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
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
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