No. 3 Maryland rolls over Mount St. Mary’s 98-57

Mount_St_Marys_Maryland_Basketball_33797 Maryland guard Katie Benzan, right, reaches for the ball held by Mount St. Mary's forward Isabella Hunt during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in College Park, Md. Maryland won 98-57.
Mount_St_Marys_Maryland_Basketball_71092 Mount St. Mary's guard Kendall Bresee (3) drives to the basket against Maryland forward Mimi Collins (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in College Park, Md.
Mount_St_Marys_Maryland_Basketball_56829 Maryland forward Chloe Bibby (55) and Mount St. Mary's guard Kendall Bresee (3) vie for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in College Park, Md.
Mount_St_Marys_Maryland_Basketball_39360 Maryland forward Angel Reese (10) goes to the basket against Mount St. Mary's guard Kendall Bresee (3) and forward Isabella Hunt, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in College Park, Md.
Mount_St_Marys_Maryland_Basketball_58125 Maryland forward Chloe Bibby (55) goes to the basket past Mount St. Mary's guard Jessica Tomasetti, center, and guard Jada Lee, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in College Park, Md.
Mount_St_Marys_Maryland_Basketball_49610 Maryland forward Mimi Collins, top, competes for the ball against Mount St. Mary's guard Kendall Bresee (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in College Park, Md.
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — In their first four games, the No. 3 Maryland Terrapins have won by an average of 31 points. After their latest win, a 98-57 romp over Mount St. Mary’s coach Brenda Frese said that the team’s biggest victory of the season wasn’t good enough for her.

“I still wasn’t pleased tonight,” Frese said. “If there’s a team that’s a lesser opponent than us, we’re looking for perfection in everything that we’re doing.”

Angel Reese scored 18 points and had a career-high 15 rebounds, Mimi Collins scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Ashley Owusu had 16 as Maryland rolled to a 98-57 win over Mount St. Mary’s on Tuesday night.

Katie Benzan had 14 points and eight assists. Chloe Bibby added 13 points and nine rebounds. and Shyanne Sellers had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Mount St. Mary’s was led by Aryna Taylor’s 21. Kendall Bresee had 12 points and eight rebounds.

Maryland (4-0) scored the game’s first 16 points and didn’t allow a field goal until Taylor hit a 3-pointer with 2:13 left in the first quarter.

The Terrapins led 23-7 after one, and increased their lead to 53-28 at halftime, shooting 61.1% in the first half.

Mount St. Mary’s (1-2), which rolled over Division III Valley Forge 102-15 on Saturday, had no answer for bigger, more athletic Maryland. The Terrapins outrebounded the Mount 51-31.

“We’ve just got to make it uneasy,” Mount St. Mary’s coach Antoine White said.

“Some of their looks were a little bit too easy.”

Owusu, who rolled her left ankle early in the third quarter in Sunday’s game at James Madison, practiced on Monday, and showed no ill effects during her time in the game.

Maryland played without star junior guard Diamond Miller, who’s missed the first four games with a sore right knee.

BIG PICTURE

Mount St. Mary’s: After their lopsided win against overmatched Valley Forge, and this difficult loss against a highly ranked team, the Mount has two games, against Lehigh and Howard that they should be competitive in.

Maryland: The Terrapins continue to methodically defeat their opponents, and beginning Sunday face a tough week of games against No. 6 Baylor, No. 5 NC State and No. 7 Stanford.

HOT START

Frese had no complaints about how quickly Maryland began the game.

“I loved our start,” Frese said. “I loved that first quarter. When you’re talking about seven points, I thought it was a pretty complete game for us.”

Walker, in his first season as Mount St. Mary’s coach had a different perspective about Maryland’s big start.

“They were practice shots for this team, and if you give this team practice shots, they’re going to knock them down a a high clip.”

STAT OF THE GAME

Maryland had 20 assists to nine turnovers while Mount St. Mary’s had 13 assists and committed 19 turnovers.

REESE’S NUMBERS

With so many difficult teams in the near future, Reese tried to make certain the team didn’t let up.

“I was letting the game come to me per usual,” she said. “My teammates were feeding me, and they were much smaller than us, and taking advantage of the inside-out was a big thing.”

UP NEXT

Mount St. Mary’s: Visits Lehigh on Friday

Maryland: Hosts UNC Wilmington on Thursday

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