Prior to this meeting, the two teams had only ever faced each other once before, in the WNIT last season. Maryland prevailed in that match-up as well, winning 87-52, and the Terps now own the series 2-0.
Maryland was once again led by its powerful frontcourt, as junior center Lynetta Kizer led all scorers with 16 points, followed closely by freshman forward Alyssa Thomas, who posted 14. Thomas also led the team in minutes played with 31, surpassing her season average of 20.5.
Sophomore forward Diandra Tchatchouang also scored in double figures for the Terps and posted a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds on 4-6 shooting.
Freshman center Alicia DeVaughn further solidified the Terps dominance in the paint, leading the Terps 58-31 rebounding advantage by grabbing a game-high 16 rebounds. DeVaughn has been averaging 7.5 rebounds per game for the Terps so far this season.
In marked contrast, ECU only has 4 players over 60, and none of their players were able to record more than 4 rebounds.
Taylor also made the Terps only 3-pointer of the night, as the Terps went 1-10 from beyond the arc.
The Terps, who had been leading the ACC in free throw percentage up until this game, also suffered from the foul line, shooting at an uncharacteristically low 50%.
However, the Terps did allay their field goal percentage woes compared to their last road game at Georgetown. Despite shooting just 17.5% from the floor away from Comcast Center against the Hoyas, the Terps improved to 46% shooting against ECU.
The Pirates shot 33.3% on the night, led by senior forward Kim Gay, junior guard Ashley Clarke, and sophomore guard Shala Hodges, who all scored 12 points.
The Terps will continue play in the Eighth Annual East Carolina Tournament tomorrow, November 27, at 1:00 p.m. against the University of Massachusetts and will then finish their three-game road trip by playing at Purdue on December 2.
The Terps will return to Comcast Center on Sunday, December 5, to play Appalachian State at 2:00 p.m..