The Star Democrat

Maryland rolls past Penn St.


COLLEGE PARK (AP) — Diamond Miller scored a season-high 24 points, Ashley Owusu added 20, and No. 10 Maryland never trailed Thursday as it routed Penn State 106-78.

The Terrapins (11-4, 2-1) bounced back from Sunday’s 70-63 overtime loss at Indiana and won their 31st consecutiv­e home game.

Makenna Marisa, the Big Ten’s No. 3 scorer entering the night at 21.1 points per game, scored 24 of her 29 points in the second half for Penn State (7-6, 1-2).

The Nittany Lions hadn’t played since Dec. 18 because of a COVID-19 pause, losing their final nonconfere­nce game to a cancellati­on and two Big Ten games to postponeme­nts. They were also without forward Ali Brigham, their secondlead­ing scorer — a considerab­le disadvanta­ge against the lengthy Terps.

Maryland scored the first six points and was never seriously hassled from there. Miller scored six consecutiv­e points late in the first quarter to push the lead to 22-7, and Owusu’s 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the half gave the Terps a 53-28 advantage at the break.

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