Maryland ends losing streak, topples Wake

Maryland used 17 points and nine rebounds from Diandra Tchatchouang to lead the way to a 70-65 win over Wake Forest.

After dropping two straight in the ACC, the Maryland Terrapins women's basketball team (17-8, 4-6) got back in the win column last night on the road against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (14-10, 5-5).

The Terrapins played catch-up for most of the first half, trailing the Demon Deacons by as many as six in the first 19 minutes. With two seconds to go, however, Lori Bjork made a fast break three-pointer at the buzzer, giving the Terps a 29-27 halftime lead.

Wake Forest continued to fight hard in the second half though, matching the Terps' scorers every step of the way. But, after the Deacons took a two point lead at the 15-minute mark, the Terps put them permanently in the rearview mirror. Maryland went on a 10-1 run in the next four minutes, guiding the Terps to 70-65 win.

Leading the way for the Terps was Diandra Tchatchouang, who led the team in points, with 17, and rebounds, with nine. Jackie Nared was also in double figures, with 10 points and seven rebounds. Anjale Barrett led the team in assists with three.

The Demon Deacons had four players in double figures in a losing effort. Camille Collier and Brittany Waters led the team in scoring with 20 and 19 points, respectively. Secily Ray finished with a double-double, with 10 points and 14 rebounds, and Sandra Garcia also finished in double figures, with 11 points. Brooke Thomas led the team in assists, with six.

The key to this win for the Terps was their domination in the paint. They did not win the rebounding battle by too much, only outrebounding the Deacons by four, but they did dominate them with their points in the paint. The Terps finished with 26 points in the paint while holding Wake Forest to just 12, which turned out to be key in their victory.

The Terrapins will try to extend their winning streak on when they face off against ACC foe Clemson. The game will be played this Sunday, February 14th at 2:00 in the Comcast Center.

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