Big 3rd quarter carries No. 14 Maryland women by Pitt 87-63
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Abby Meyers scored 12 of her 23 points in Maryland’s 36-point third quarter and the No. 14 Terrapins rolled to an 87-63 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday to finish the Ft. Myers Tip-Off.
Brinae Alexander hit three 3-pointers in the Terps’ biggest quarter of the season and was 5 of 7 from distance to finish with 17 points. Lavender Briggs contributed 10 points as the three transfers had their biggest outputs of the season for Maryland. Shyanne Sellers added 13 points for the Terrapins (6-2), who went 2-1 in the tournament.
Maryland went 7 of 10 behind the arc and shot 55% in the second half.
Maliyah Johnson had 15 points for the Panthers (5-2), who only had one less 3-pointer but was outscored by 13 at the foul line where Maryland was 20 of 23.
Pitt, 1-2 in the tournament, also had 18 turnovers to 14 for Maryland but the Terrapins turned those into 22 points and the Panthers garnered just five points.
Despite going 2 of 11 behind the arc in the first half Maryland took a 33-26 lead as Pitt was just 3 of 10.
Both teams participate in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Pitt at home against Illinois Wednesday and Maryland at No. 7 Notre Dame on Thursday.
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