State basketball: No. 8 Terps women top Drexel, 69-63

Win is 3rd in a row; Thomas scores 21 points

  • University of Maryland womens basketball players A'Lexus Harrison, Malina Howard and Brene Moseley try spinning a basketball on their fingers at media day at the Comcast Center.
University of Maryland womens basketball players A'Lexus… (Lloyd Fox / The Baltimore…)
November 26, 2013|From Sun staff reports

Alyssa Thomas scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help No. 8 Maryland stop Drexel, 69-63, Monday night at Comcast Center.

Thomas picked up her fifth straight double double. Freshman Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 10 of her 12 points for Maryland (5-1) after halftime to help the Terps halt a strong second-half effort by the Dragons (2-3). Redshirt sophomore Brene Moseley added five of her eight points in the final two minutes to help the Terps win their third straight game.

Alexis Smith scored 19 points and Sarah Curran added 16 points for Drexel, both career highs for the pair of freshmen.

"I thought Drexel was terrific tonight," Terps coach Brenda Frese said. "I thought they came in and played with a lot of confidence. We definitely saw things that we can learn from to improve and get better."

The Dragons, who won the WNIT last year, hit seven of 12 3-point tries in the second half to claw back into the game, but Maryland made defensive stops, including a monster block by Thomas, and a few shot-clock violations, to end Drexel's effort.

Maryland won the battle inside 38-18 and had 21 second-chance points to Drexel's eight.

Next, Maryland will head to Puerto Rico for the San Juan Shootout over the weekend. The Terps will take on Texas Southern (3-2) on Friday at 3:30 p.m. and Ohio University (3-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Stony Brook 79, Morgan State 55: Sabre Proctor scored 17 points as the host Seawolves (4-2) routed the Bears (1-3), who got 11 points each from Danielle Forrest and Ivy Harrington.


Coppin State 96, Ohio Valley 76: The Eagles (2-2) led by 16 points at halftime en route to the victory over the visiting Fighting Scots.

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