No. 15 Maryland women romp past Howard in opener, 101-43

November 24, 1991|By Milton Kent | Milton Kent,Sun Staff Correspondent

COLLEGE PARK -- Howard women's basketball coach Sanya Tyler had the look of someone who didn't know what hit her after 15th-ranked Maryland blasted the Bison, 101-43, yesterday in the Terps' home opener.

Howard was in trouble early and often as the Terps (1-0) cruised to their largest margin of victory in a home opener in the program's 17-year history, surpassing a 44-point drubbing of James Madison to start 1978-79 season.

Maryland forced 33 Howard turnovers and kept the Bison blanked from the scoreboard in the opening 6 minutes, 10 seconds -- covering 15 possessions -- and limiting Howard's overall shooting to a paltry 30 percent for the game.

"We improved our defense as we went along," said Maryland coach Chris Weller. "We're very deep and we were able to run and jump out and get a lead."

Five Maryland players scored in double figures, led by senior forward Dafne Lee (Walbrook) and sophomore forward Bonnie Rimkus, who had 14 points each.

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