3:30 PM ET, November 19, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Three games in three days wasn't a problem for No. 1 Maryland.Crystal Langhorne had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the top-ranked Terrapins to a 73-48 win over George Washington (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today) on Sunday.Shay Doron scored 17 points, Laura Harper added 14 and Jade Perry had 10 for the Terps, who won their first five games for the first time in coach Brenda Frese's five-year tenure.Kimberly Beck scored 17 points to lead the Colonials (4-1), who fell to 0-6 all-time against No. 1-ranked teams. Sarah-Jo Lawrence scored 15 and Jessica Adair added 10."I'm excited about how we played against a very good GW team," Frese said. "We really talked about focusing for a 40-minute game and I thought we were close to that."In just the fourth meeting between the schools, which are located about 15 miles apart, Maryland took control with a 15-2 run to close the first half. A 3-pointer by Doron sent Maryland into the break with a 36-22 lead."That run at the end of the first half obviously (hurt)," Colonials coach Joe McKeown said. "We felt good about where we were."Both teams were playing their third game in as many days as part of the BTI Classic, and their shooting showed it. Maryland, which entered the game shooting 53.6 percent from the field, made a season-low 43 percent of its shots, but compensated with a 53-30 rebounding advantage.Langhorne, who came into the game shooting 81 percent, remained accurate, hitting 9 of 12 shots, including an assortment of layups."She catches everything you throw in there," Frese said. "She is a dominant inside presence. Crystal is obviously one of the best post players in the country, and she continues to show that each and every game."After a basket by Adair 12 minutes into the second half, George Washington made just one field goal over the next 7:44. Maryland built a 42-27 lead, then erupted with a 9-0 run, capped by consecutive 3-pointers by Doron and Kristi Toliver.George Washington shot 33 percent from the field and grabbed just six offensive rebounds."I feel like we are ahead of the curve defensively," Frese said.The Terps were more than happy to play on three consecutive days."I think the more games, the better for us," Doron said. "We are excited about having more games. The whole season is preparation for NCAA tournament time."