And that is exactly what the Terps did. The visiting Boston College Eagles won the opening tip, but promptly had the ball stolen away by Tianna Hawkins, leading to a quick two points for Maryland. The Terrapins finished the half with a slim two-point lead over the Eagles.
That two-point lead would prove to be enough to stave off the Eagles. After falling behind briefly to start the half, the Terrapins took a lead they would never lose, cruising to a 72-65 win over Boston College.
The Terrapins were led in the game by Hawkins' double-double, with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Diandra Tchatchouang led the team with 18 points to go along with nine rebounds. Lori Bjork and Lynetta Kizer were also in double figures, totaling 15 and 12 points, respectively. Dara Taylor led the team with eight assists.
For the Eagles, senior Mickel Picco led the team with 17 points and four assists. Brittanny Johnson and Jaclyn Thoman were also in double figures, with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Stefanie Murphy led the team with 11 rebounds.
The key to victory for Maryland was their pinpoint shooting from the field. Maryland made 31 of their 54 shot attempts, giving them a 57% shooting percentage. The Terrapins also dominated the Eagles on the boards, as they outrebounded them 35-25.
The Terrapins will look to continue their success on Sunday, January 17th when the travel to Chapel Hill to take on the 10th ranked Tar Heels.