Frogs Drop Road Contest to No. 1 Maryland, 82-64
Adrianne Ross scores 15 points to lead TCU.
Nov. 17, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Laura Harper scored a career-high 27 points, and No. 1 Maryland went to an 82-64 win against TCU in the first day of round robin competition at the BTI Classic.
Shay Doron scored 22 points for Maryland (3-0) and Crystal Langhorne finished with 11 points. Kristi Toliver had 10 assists for Maryland. Adrianne Ross led TCU (0-1) with 15 points.
Harper powered Maryland's 16-0 game-opening run, scoring six points. All five Maryland starters scored in the outburst which ended with a Harper layup at the 16:23 mark.
The Horned Frogs answered Maryland's run with five quick points to cut the deficit to 16-5, but never got closer. The scariest moment for Maryland occurred when Marissa Coleman, the reigning ACC Rookie of the Year, lost her balance going in for a lay-up and fell hard on her back at the 10:29 mark of the first half. Coleman left the court under her own power but didn't return to the game.
TCU, which returned four starters off a 19-12 team that advanced to the second round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament, was overwhelmed on both ends of the court, falling behind 51-28 at the half. The Frogs trailed by as many as 36 before finishing strong.