Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
College Park, MD–
In season of uncertainty for many of the teams in the BIG 10 basketball on both mens and womens sides, it was nice to see Brenda Frese put together a solid finish with team that continues to improve with each game, although it did not start that way today. Too many mistakes early in the first quarter led to the Terps to fall behind early, 19-16.
While the Terps struggled to put any solid pull away style offense together before halftime, the second half was quite different behind efforts from Chloe Bibby (17 points, 10 rebounds) and Faith Masonius with 14 off the bench.
The Terrapins held the Dukes to just 2-for-12 from the field in the second period to take a 45-27 lead into halftime. Bibby scored 10 of her 17 points in that second quarter surge.
“This was a really fun game for our team,” head coach Brenda Frese said. “I thought we were really, really unselfish, when you talk about a 2:1 assist to turnover ratio. An area, especially after the Rutgers game, with defense and rebounding, we really wanted to take some pride there. I thought JMU came out with the first punch and we expected that, given the game last year down at their place, but I loved our response. I thought it was terrific.”
With the cancellation of the Ohio State game that was originally scheduled for December 23rd, the Terps do not return to action until December 31st when they hopefully are able to make the trip to State College to face Penn State at NOON.