Tianna Hawkins scored 16 points in her first start of the season and No. 22 Maryland coasted past Maryland-Baltimore County 71-45 Friday night for its eighth straight victory.
The Terrapins (9-1) scored the game's first 15 points, led 40-16 at halftime and 61-35 with 7 minutes left. Maryland is 10-0 in the crosstown series that began in 1987.
Hawkins, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, went 7 for 10 from the floor, made both her free throws and grabbed five rebounds. She earned a starting spot after scoring 17 points in 18 minutes during Maryland's previous game, against Loyola (Md.).
Erin Brown scored 14 and Tope' Obajolu had 10 points for UMBC (4-6). The Retrievers had seven turnovers and missed five shots before Obajolu made their first field goal on a jumper in the lane with 11:44 left in the first half to make it 19-4.
UMBC also scored the next five points, but the Terps answered with a 17-2 run to go up 36-11 with 3 minutes to go before halftime.
Maryland shot 63 percent in the first half, outrebounded UMBC 16-8 and limited the Retrievers to 5-for-18 shooting from the floor.
The Terrapins have exams next week and won't play again until Dec. 19 at Delaware State.
Source: AP News