Langhorne hits 14 of 15 to power Terps women

Maryland 102, Mount St. Mary's 53

College Basketball

December 05, 2005|By EDWARD LEE | EDWARD LEE,SUN REPORTER

COLLEGE PARK -- The Mount St. Mary's women's basketball team had no answers for Crystal Langhorne. Then again, few opponents have.

Langhorne, a 6-foot-2 sophomore center for Maryland, hit her first 10 shots en route to a season-high 30 points to power the No. 9 Terrapins to a 102-53 demolition of the visiting Mountaineers before 2,712 at Comcast Center yesterday.

Jade Perry chipped in with a career-high 23 points and 13 rebounds, Shay Doron had 18 points and a game-high six assists and Ashleigh Newman added 10 points as Maryland improved to 6-1.

Freshman Brianna Gauthier scored 14 points for Mount St. Mary's (2-3), which suffered the most lopsided defeat in school history.

But the spotlight centered on Langhorne, the only Terrapin with double-digit points in every game this season. She hit all 10 of her field-goal attempts in the first half - one more than the Mount St. Mary's team had at halftime (9-for-31).

"I was just getting the ball in the right places," said Langhorne, who missed her first shot of the second half and finished 14 of 15 shooting. "They really weren't doubling that much. So that made it a lot easier for me."

Doron said that when Langhorne is playing as well as she did yesterday, her teammates rely on one play.

"We just throw it up and she goes to get it," Doron said. "It's pretty easy for us."

Offense has not been a problem for Maryland, which is averaging 94.0 points - a significant improvement on last year's 76.6 average after seven games. The team has had at least four players with double-digit point totals in every game this season.

"We're going to continue to have those kinds of games when we continue to be as unselfish as we are," coach Brenda Frese said. "I think it also shows you how much depth we have on this team."

Yesterday, the Terps shot 56.2 percent (41 of 73) from the field - the fourth time the team has made more than half of its shots.

The Terps limited the Mountaineers to 19-of-75 shooting (25.3 percent). The percentage was a season best for Maryland's defense.

The Terps, who have won the rebounding battle against every opponent this season, out-rebounded Mount St. Mary's 58-39.

Note -- Guard Marissa Coleman did not play due to a mild ankle sprain suffered during practice on Saturday, but should be well enough to play at Monmouth on Wednesday, according to Frese.edward.lee@baltsun.com

MOUNT ST. MARY'S-Krumberga 1-4 2-2 4, Butler 1-3 0-0 2, Green 1-9 3-6 5, Rashid 3-15 3-5 11, Gauthier 5-13 2-3 14, Blain 1-9 0-0 2, Liller 0-5 0-0 0, Pearson 2-8 0-0 4, Mazzuchi 2-3 1-1 5, Adams 2-3 0-0 4, Klement 0-2 0-0 0, Franklin 1-1 0-2 2. Totals 19-75 11-19 53. MARYLAND-Perry 9-18 5-6 23, Langhorne 14-15 2-2 30, Toliver 2-3 0-0 5, Newman 3-9 3-4 10, Doron 6-11 4-5 18, Carr 3-7 2-3 8, Ross 0-4 0-0 0, Noirez 4-6 0-1 8. Totals 41-73 16-21 102. Halftime-Maryland 56-22. 3-point goals-Mount St. Mary's 4-19 (Rashid 2-4, Gauthier 2-7, Mazzuchi 0-1, Liller 0-3, Pearson 0-4), Maryland 4-8 (Doron 2-4, Toliver 1-1, Newman 1-3). Fouled out-Newman. Rebounds-Mount St. Mary's 39 (Rashid 5), Maryland 58 (Perry 13). Assists-Mount St. Mary's 9 (Green 3), Maryland 27 (Doron 6). Total fouls-Mount St. Mary's 17, Maryland 19. A-2,712.

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