College Park, MD -- With just eight seconds gone from the game clock in Wednesday's matchup between the Maryland Terrapins and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Crimson Hawks, the Terps were already up a basket.
Senior starting point guard Chloe Pavlech had found Brionna Jones open under the hoop for a layup; the Terps would lean frequently on guard-to-big feeds throughout the game. Jones, who had 13 points at the half on 5-5 shooting from the field, finished with 15 points and seven rebounds.
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough led all scorers at the mid-point with 18 in 18 minutes of play, and would complete the contest with a game-high 22 points. Leslie Stapleton headed the drive for the Crimson Hawks, scoring 14 of the team's 29 first-half points.
The Terps generated 14 points from fast-break offense, something Walker-Kimbrough said is an important part of the game plan.
"That's part of what we do here at Maryland: defend, rebound and run. We like to push it. [Head] Coach [Brenda Frese] preaches [to] get the ball up the court in 2.5 seconds," she said after the game.
Freshman Brianna Fraser had a solid showing for the Terps, reaching a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds in 21 minutes of play. Frese discussed the attributes that Fraser brings to the court.
"She can score," she said. "She's big and athletic and [has] really good hands, and has done a nice job on the offensive end."
Fifty-two of the Maryland's 101 points came in the paint. Forty-one of their points came off the bench, and that was with only nine Terps seeing action.
Next up for the Terps is their first regular-season game of the year, against UMass Lowell on Saturday, Nov. 14 in College Park.