Posted December 08, 2012 on AP on Fox
Alyssa Thomas had a triple double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists to lead No. 9 Maryland to a 90-40 victory over George Mason on Saturday night. She became the first Terrapin to get a triple double since Marissa Coleman in 2006. Tianna Hawkins, the ACC's leading scorer, scored 16 of her 27 points in the first half. Malina Howard and Tierney Pfirman each scored 11 points and Alicia DeVaughn had 10 for the Terrapins (6-2), who are the defending ACC champions. Rahneeka Saunders scored 13 points and Kyana Jacobs had 10 for George Mason (4-4). Maryland, which leads the nation in rebounding margin, continued to control the paint and outrebounded the Patriots, 50-24. The Terps shot 55.6 percent (35 of 53) from the field. A free throw by Hawkins capped an 18-0 run by Maryland to open the game. George Mason did not manage any points until Janaa Pickard made a 3-pointer with 12:32 left in the first half. Maryland used its considerable height advantage to continue to pull...
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