AKRON, Oh. – Keila Charles had a double-double (23 points and 14 rebounds) and Kristin Confroy also scored 23 points, including going 5 for 7 from three-point range, as the Maryland Terrapins (7-2) beat the Akron Zips (3-3), 75-54, for their fifth consecutive win on Saturday afternoon.
Guard Shaunay Edmonds led the Zips with 17 points in their loss.
Maryland started on a 10-2 run in the first 1:45 of the game, causing Akron to burn a time out.
Using a powerful defense, Akron was only 3 for 15 from the field in the first quarter and was outscored 24-6 by the Terps.
The Zips turned things around in the second, scoring 21 points and cutting Maryland’s lead to 11 at halftime, 38-27.
Though Akron equaled their point total from the second to the third (21), Maryland outscored the Zips 26-21 to take a 64-48 lead into the fourth quarter.
Maryland did have a few problems of their own, only hitting 11 of 20 free throws and committing 21 turnovers on offense. But their defense was stingy in the fourth, only allowing the Zips to score six points, as the Terps followed up their nail-bitting victory against Virginia, 60-59, at Charlottesville on Wednesday as part of the B1G Ten/ACC with another road victory, improving to 3-1 on the road so far in the season.
The Terps next game is on Wednesday at home against Mt. St. Mary’s. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 PM.