Women's Basketball ACCtion: Friday, December 10

Dec. 10, 2010

#22/23 Terps Roll Past UMBC, 71-45

Eager to take advantage of a roster that contains eight players over six feet, Maryland coach Brenda Frese unveiled a new, taller lineup against Maryland-Baltimore County. The switch paid immediate dividends for the No. 22/23 Terrapins.

Maryland scored the game's first 15 points, built the margin to 24 at halftime and cruised to a 71-45 victory Friday night.

It was the eighth straight victory for the Terrapins (9-1), who improved to 10-0 in the crosstown series that began in 1987.

Frese's revised starting lineup consisted of three forwards, center Lynetta Kizer and only one guard, Anjale Barrett. Sophomore Tianna Hawkins, a 6-3 sophomore, scored 16 points in her first start of the season.

Hawkins went 7 for 10 from the floor, made both her free throws and grabbed five rebounds. She earned a starting spot after scoring 17 points in 18 minutes during Maryland's previous game, at Loyola (Md.).