Maryland is 8-0 at home this season, but where this young team struggles is when they leave home. In their first road test of the season, the Terps fell by 29 points to the Mississippi State Bulldogs. And, the struggles continued tonight when Maryland visited the Towson Tigers.
After Kim Rodgers made a three-pointer to start the game, Towson took over. The Tigers proceeded to outscore the Terps in the first half by seven points, giving them a 34-27 halftime lead.
Things didn't change much in the second half, much to the dismay of the Terps. While Towson wasn't dominant, they did enough to stave off the Terps throughout the game. Maryland could not overcome a strong offensive effort by Towson, giving the Tigers a 67-55 win.
The main problems for Maryland were their shooting percentages and their field goal defense. The Terps shot less than 35% from the field, including just 25% from three-point range. On the flip side, Maryland's defense allowed the Tigers to shoot over 52% from the field.
Rogers led the way in a losing effort, totaling 15 points, and six rebounds. Tianna Hawkins and Diandra Tchatchouang were also in double figures, with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Tchatchouang led the team with seven rebounds, while Anjale Barrett had six assists to lead the team.
For Towson, Shanae Baker-Brice led the team with 25 points, seven assists, and three steals. Jaleesa Dryver and Katrina Wheeler were also in double figures, each with 10 points. Dryver led the team with nine rebounds.
It was the second loss of the season for the Terrapins, dropping them to 8-2 overall. Maryland will try to end their road struggles in their next game, where they will travel to face American University at 2:00 on Sunday, December 20.