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Maryland Womens Hoops Can’t Close in the 4th Quarter, Drop to 18th Ranked Ohio State, 84-76

Story By: Erin Zollars

Photos By: Sol Tucker

College Park, MD–

The Terps have had a up and down roller coaster ride going through the first part of the Big Ten schedule, but in close games, they have not found the right equation as they have had in previous years to come back and pull away. Tonight, that is exactly what we saw as the Maryland women’s hoops team fell to Ohio State, 84-76.

If you take into consideration that the Buckeyes had not technically defeated the Terps since January of 2016 due to sanctions and having to vacate games. That was a much different Terps era at that point then what Brenda Frese has been dealing with this season.

The Terps were unable to capitalize on Ohio State starting the game 1 for 9 tonight from the field, instead the Terps created four turnovers during that first 4:00 minutes or so of the first quarter.

What the Terps did right tonight was containing Ohio State’s star guard, Jacy Sheldon, limiting her to just four points in the first half. Sheldon came into the game averaging 17.7 points per game and went 0-for-3 from the field and committed two turnovers in the opening 20 minutes of play.

The bigger problem tonight for the Terps was that the Buckeyes made 13 of 32 first-half shots.

Jakia Brown-Turner, Bri McDaniel and reserve Lavender Briggs all had 16 points for the Terrapins (11-6, 3-3). Shyanne Sellers had 12 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

“[Ohio State’s] will to win was a little bit greater there at the end.” said Maryland head coach Brenda Frese.


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