COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — As if scoring 13 factors and grabbing 15 rebounds wasn’t sufficient, Maryland freshman Shakira Austin’s largest contribution to a win over Michigan was seven blocked photographs — most of them…
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — As if scoring thirteen points and grabbing 15 rebounds wasn’t sufficient, Maryland freshman Shakira Austin’s largest contribution to a win over Michigan was seven blocked photographs — most of them towards Hallie Thome, the Wolverines’ largest star.
The No. 9 Terrapins placed 5 gamers in double figures and used a 30-level fourth quarter to register an 83-69 victory Saturday. Afterward, Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico was requested how one devises a recreation plan to stop the 6-foot-5, lengthy-armed Austin swatting away photographs in the lane.
“Golly, that’s a problem,” Barnes Arico stated. “That’s what makes her a particular participant. When you have got a shot-blocker like that, it’s unimaginable.”
For Austin, timing is every little thing.
“Principally, it’s timing the layup and getting in position,” she stated.
Austin knocked away several photographs by the 6-5 Barnes early in the recreation, then clogged the lane within the fourth quarter when the Wolverines have been trying a comeback.
“We had lanes to the basket and she or he was capable of get well and are available from out of the play and disrupt our photographs,” Barnes Arico stated.
Taylor Mikesell scored 17, Blair Watson had 14 and Stephanie Jones added thirteen for the Terps, who also acquired eleven assists from reserve Channise Lewis.
“We’ve got to should have that sort of balanced assault with a purpose to achieve success,” coach Brenda Frese stated.
The Terrapins led fifty five-54 earlier than 5 totally different players scored in a thirteen-4 run that made it 68-fifty eight with 5 minutes left.
Maryland went 10 for thirteen from the ground, including three for four beyond the arc, and forced Michigan to miss 12 of 20 area aim attempts..
The victory thrust the Terrapins into sole possession of second place in the Massive Ten, a half-recreation behind Rutgers. Maryland (15-1, 4-1) has gained three straight since dropping to the Scarlet Knights on Dec. 31.
Thome had 25 factors and 10 rebounds for Michigan (eleven-6, 2-3). It was the third double-double for the senior and second in two video games, despite the protection of Austin in the center.
“To Hallie’s credit, she did an incredible job,” Barnes Arico stated. “Her shot was blocked quite a lot of occasions, and she or he didn’t get a foul call. However she stored going again at them.”
Maryland gained regardless of committing 15 turnovers, 10 within the first quarter but solely two after halftime.
The Terps made 5 three-pointers within the second quarter to wipe out a seven-point deficit and take a 35-34 halftime lead.
Austin had four factors, four rebounds and two blocked photographs in the opening 5 minutes, but Michigan pressured 10 turnovers in the first quarter and used runs of 9-zero and eight-0 to move in front 21-14.
It was 25-19 before Lewis and Mikesell hit successive three-tips that could spark an eleven-2 spurt.
After Thome scored seven factors in a 13-5 run that put Michigan forward…