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Terp Women Move On to Sweet Sixteen, With 83-56, Victory over West Virginia

Story By: Erin Zollars

Photos By: Sol Tucker

College Park, MD–

The Maryland Terp women proved that they are a force to be reckoned with upcoming weekend in Bridgeport, as they again put on an offensive show against West Virginia, defeating one of the better teams in the tournament, 83-56.

Once Maryland got going, it dominated West Virginia. The Terps shot 52 percent compared to 32 percent for the Mountaineers. Teana Muldrow led West Virginia with 16 points and Chania Ray added 14, while leading scorer Tynice Martin scored just 10 on 3-of-18 shooting.

The biggest highlight of the day was Destiny Slocum’s 70-foot shot capped a pivotal run, and the Terrapins blew past West Virginia 83-56 Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

“Why not?” Slocum said. “Just throw it up and see what happens. Watching that thing was crazy. I was in shock . am still.”

The 5-foot-7 freshman was immediately swarmed by her teammates while the fans in Maryland’s home arena stood and cheered.

“That’s her range,” Walker-Kimbrough said. “I was surprised she made it, but a part of me wasn’t.”

Brionna Jones had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Slocum scored 21 and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 19 for third-seeded Maryland (32-3), which will next face the winner of Monday’s game between No. 2 seed Duke and Oregon.

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