Terps claim win in Big Ten opener

Charles’ dou­ble-dou­ble leads UM past Michigan

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - SPORTS -

Kaila Charles had 23 points and 11 re­bounds to help No. 12 Mary­land beat vis­it­ing No. 23 Michigan 70-55 in the Big Ten women’s bas­ket­ball opener for both teams Satur­day night.

Charles moved into ninth place on Mary­land’s all-time scor­ing list, pass­ing Christy Win­ters Scott (1987-90, 1,679 points) and fin­ish­ing the game at 1,685 ca­reer points.

The Ter­rap­ins (10-2) led from late in the first quar­ter un­til the Wolver­ines (9-3) tied it at 34-34 on Kayla Rob­bins’ pair of free throws with 4 min­utes, 58 sec­onds left in the third. Mary­land re­sponded with an 8-0 run to take the lead for good and steadily pulled away in the fourth quar­ter.

Tay­lor Mike­sell’s 3-pointer with 4:54 left in the fourth quar­ter was the first 3 of the game by ei­ther team, as each missed its first nine at­tempts from the arc up to that point. Blair Wat­son fol­lowed Mike­sell’s 3 with another, mak­ing it 61-48 with 3:41 left.

Shakira Austin, Ash­ley Owusu and Stephanie Jones added 10 points each for Mary­land.

Amy Dilk led Michigan with 18 points. Rob­bins added 16 and Naz Hill­mon scored 15 for the Wolver­ines.

Char­lotte 64, UMES 44: The Hawks fell to 3-10 and the 49ers im­proved to 9-2. The loss was the third straight for UMES and its fourth in five games.

Brook­lyn Bai­ley scored 14 points and Amanda Car­ney had 10 points for UMES.

Cap­i­tal 81, Goucher 45: Anise Wil­liams scored 16 points, but the Go­phers (4-6) fell to the host Cru­saders (6-3) in the first round of the Cap­i­tal Hol­i­day Clas­sic.

Men

Sal­is­bury 88, Ma­ri­etta 80: Gary Brid­dell scored a game-high 35 points to lead the Sea Gulls (5-8) over the Pi­o­neers (8-1) at the third an­nual Great Lakes In­vi­ta­tional in Wooster, Ohio.

Brid­dell went 12-for-13, in­clud­ing 5-for-5 from 3-point range, and 6-for-8 from the line.

Sal­is­bury opened with a 4-0 run and never trailed, but a strong first half led to a 55-31 ad­van­tage at the break. Ma­ri­etta outscored Sal­is­bury by 16 points in the sec­ond half, but the rally came up short.

Wash­ing­ton & Lee 79, St. Mary’s 65: The vis­it­ing Gen­er­als (8-3) surged in the sec­ond half, outscor­ing the Sea­hawks (3-8) 42-30. Gary Grant led St. Mary’s with 21 points.

Wash­ing­ton & Lee took con­trol in the sec­ond half with an 11-point scor­ing run at the 15:23 mark and stretched its ad­van­tage to 14 points with 12:28 left in the game.

The Sea­hawks scored 10 straight points to cut the Gen­er­als’ lead to 57-53 with 8:59 left to play. Grant had eight points dur­ing the run.

Vas­sar 88, McDaniel 55: The Brew­ers (3-5) outscored the Green Ter­ror (4-5), 50-21, in the sec­ond half to win at the CUNY Coaches vs. Cancer at Lehman.

Mike Wal­lace had 12 points for McDaniel.

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