College Park, MD (Sports Network) - Tianna Hawkins and Alyssa Thomas each
registered double-doubles for the fourth-seed Maryland Terrapins as they
cruised to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 72-52 victory over
the Quinnipiac Bobcats at the Comcast Center.
Hawkins had 23 points and 16 rebounds and Thomas finished with 29 points and
13 boards for Maryland (25-7). Alicia DeVaughn brought in a game-high 17
rebounds and Katie Rutan collected 11 boards as well for the Terps who await
the winner between Michigan State and Marist.
Felicia Barron tacked on 13 points and collected seven steals for Quinnipiac
Thomas scored 12 points in the first half as the Terrapins held a 27-23 lead
going into the break. Maryland shot just 38.7 percent during the period but
held the Bobcats to 28.1 percent.
Hawkins had a double-double in the second half alone when she scored 14 points
and grabbed 11 rebounds as Maryland pulled away by netting 45.7 percent from
the field. Quinnipiac shot a dismal 19 percent from the field in the final
Maryland had a 59-41 edge on the boards and a 46-14 advantage on points in the
paint. The Terrapins overcome 25 turnovers in the win.
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