Terps women get Frese 100th win

UM dominates Ga. Tech, 84-67

coach credits teams for measure of success

February 04, 2005|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,SUN STAFF

COLLEGE PARK - The Maryland women's basketball team didn't hit the century mark against Georgia Tech, but Terps coach Brenda Frese did.

Frese collected her 100th career victory as No. 20 Maryland overwhelmed the visiting Yellow Jackets, 84-67, before 2,556 at Comcast Center last night.

Frese, who owns a 100-66 career record in six years as a head coach and is 43-36 since landing with the Terps for the 2002-2003 season, acknowledged the achievement but shared the accolades with the teams she coached at Ball State, Minnesota and Maryland.

"Those 100 wins are about the teams I've coached, and the players I've had the opportunity to work with," Frese said, adding that her only souvenir was an oversized cookie from her players.

Frese joked that the accomplishment was such a secret that when members of the strength training staff saw fans hoisting signs bearing "100" on them, the staff thought the signs were imploring the team to score 100 points.

The Terps, who improved to 15-5 overall and 4-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, moved into sixth place in the ACC standings with their third win in the last five games as they outmatched Georgia Tech in nearly every facet of the game.

Maryland was more accurate from the field (51.7 percent compared with the Yellow Jackets' 37.9 percent), forced more turnovers (Georgia Tech committed 21 to the Terps' 12), and converted more points in the paint (46 to the Yellow Jackets' 24).

Sophomore Shay Doron and freshman center Crystal Langhorne led Maryland with 18 points each, and Langhorne had six rebounds, and Doron registered four steals.

Sophomore guard Kalika France posted 14 points and three steals, sophomore center Aurelie Noirez scored 12 points, and senior point guard Anesia Smith picked up her first double double of the season with 11 assists and 10 rebounds.

Georgia Tech's only lead occurred 31 seconds into play.

Maryland distanced itself from Georgia Tech in the first half by making 11 of 16 free throws.

The Yellow Jackets (12-7, 3-5) were perfect from the line during the same span but took only six free throws. Coach MaChelle Joseph was so incensed at the free-throw disparity that she earned her first technical foul of the season with 5:12 left in the first half.

GEORGIA TECH - D.Mitchell 2-4 0-0 4, Higgs 6-11 2-2 14, Ingram 1-5 2-2 4, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Nnamaka 7-17 4-4 18, Moss 0-1 2-2 2, Sauer 0-1 0-0 0, Harpring 0-4 0-0 0, J.Mitchell 4-9 9-10 17, Wilson 2-6 3-4 8. Totals 22-58 22-24 67. MARYLAND - Langhorne 8-9 2-3 18, Perry 2-3 2-2 6, Doron 5-13 6-8 18, France 3-8 7-10 14, Smith 3-8 0-0 6, Newman 2-5 0-0 4, Carr 1-2 0-0 2, Henson 1-1 0-0 2, Ross 0-1 0-0 0, Noirez 6-10 0-0 12, Gilchrest 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 31-60 19-25 84. Halftime-Maryland 42-22. 3-point goals-Georgia Tech 1-7 (Wilson 1-2, Ingram 0-1, Nnamaka 0-1, Moss 0-1, Higgs 0-2), Maryland 3-10 (Doron 2-6, France 1-2, Smith 0-1, Newman 0-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Georgia Tech 38 (J.Mitchell 10), Maryland 29 (Smith 10). Assists-Georgia Tech 7 (Higgs, Harpring 2), Maryland 21 (Smith 11). Total fouls-Georgia Tech 22, Maryland 16. Technical-Georgia Tech bench. A-2,556.

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