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No. 10 Maryland cruises by Wagner 97-24

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Lexie Brown scored 11 of her 13 points in the first half to lead six Maryland players in double figures as the No. 10 Terrapins cruised to a 97-24 victory over Wagner on Sunday.

Kiara Leslie had 11 points and 10 rebounds while Brionna Jones also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Maryland (2-0).

Malina Howard, Brene Moseley and Tierney Pfirman finished with 10 points apiece.

Wagner (0-2) was held to just seven points in the first half, which was the lowest the Terps allowed in 16 seasons under coach Brenda Frese. Jordyn Peck led the Seahawks with seven points.

Maryland has won 110 of 116 non-conference games at home since 2002.

Brown scored seven points, Howard had four rebounds and the Terps jump out to a 23-5 lead midway through the first half. Maryland continued to dominate with a steal and layup by Moseley that extended the lead to 49-7 at the break.

Wagner was held scoreless in the final eight minutes and shot just 3 of 25 (12 percent) from the field.

Jones scored six points and Maryland increased the margin to 62-11 with 16 minutes remaining in the game. All 12 of Maryland’s players scored points.


Maryland: Brown, a preseason All-Big 10 selection, has scored in double-figures in both games this season and has emerged as the Terps’ go-to player on offense. Brown’s quickness creates match-up problems for opposing guards and she is equally adept at scoring and distributing the ball.

Wagner: Guard Jasmine Nwajei is looking to build on last season when she was named the NEC Rookie of the Year. However, the sophomore and the rest of her team struggled mightily against Maryland and its quick and athletic lineup. Coming off a career-high 32 points in the season opener against VCU, Nwajei made just of 2 of 18 from the field against the Terps and was held to just five points.


Maryland plays its third straight home game Wednesday against South Florida.

Wagner has its home-opener Tuesday against Rutgers.

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