Posted December 28, 2012 on AP on Fox
Tianna Hawkins scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half, and No. 9 Maryland cruised to a 76-36 victory over Brown in the opening round of the Terrapin Classic on Friday. Alyssa Thomas had 16 points and Katie Rutan added 11 points for the Terrapins (9-2), who have won five consecutive games. Maryland leads the nation with a 19.1 rebounding margin and outrebounded Brown 43-24. Lauren Clarke had eight points for the Bears (3-6), who have lost four of their past five games. Maryland got off to a sluggish start and trailed until Rutan made a 3-pointer with 13:09 left in the first half for a 16-14 lead. Maryland took over and a layup by Hawkins capped a 12-2 run, helping the Terps extend the margin to 37-24 at the break. The Terps shot 54.8 percent (17-31) in the first half and outscored Brown 24-12 in the paint. The Bears managed 10 points off 14 turnovers. In the second half, eight points by Thomas sparked a 19-0 run and increased the lead to 62-31 with 6:02 remaining. Maryland plays the winner of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Hartford on Saturday. After the tournament, the Terrapins return to ACC play Thursday at No. 16 North Carolina.

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