Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
It’s always good to have a tune-up game before facing a top ranked team, tonight, Brenda Frese and her Maryland Womens team made the trek around the beltway to face George Mason in a game that that dominated from start to finish, 88-51.
Maryland has quite a few new faces on the squad this year and it was those faces who dominated the game from behind the arc.
It was a new face in Abby Myers who made the difference for the Terps tonight with 19 points. If you have heard her name before, it was because she was an AP honorable mention All American at Princeton.
Myers really showcased her long range shot tonight and was key in holding George Mason to just 25 percent shooting and forcing 10 turnovers.
Shyanne Sellers added 14 along with Bri McDaniel dropping 12 and Diamond Miller with 11 points.
“I was really pleased with our start. I thought our vets were able to jump out and set the tone. We were really, really aggressive defensively, just shared the basketball and got on the glass. I thought Lav, Abby, Diamond were all being really, really aggressive to get on the glass. And then we were able to extend. I thought our freshmen gave some really good minutes tonight. They really helped us and we have to be able to have those extended minutes from our group. A terrific response and I thought we played hard for 40 minutes.”
The Terps are now 45-7 all-time in season openers, having won the last 14 in a row.
While the Terps have a few days to get ready for No.1 South Carolina on Friday night, the Terps certainly have a litle bit of work to get ready for what Dawn Staley is putting on the court this season.