Wake Forest Falls 88-61 To Maryland
Patrice Johnson

March 3, 2013

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By Gary Petit, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWBB)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland used a 15-1 run in the first half to build a lead and take an 88-61 victory over Wake Forest Sunday afternoon at the Comcast Center.

Wake Forest finishes the regular season 12-18 overall and 5-13 in the ACC. Maryland is now 23-6 overall and 14-4 in the conference.

Three Deacons finished in double-figures led by Dearica Hamby with 11 points. Senior Patrice Johnson, who is from the Washington D.C. area, tied her career-high with 10 points. She also had 10 points at Maryland as a sophomore in 2011. Fellow senior Sandra Garcia had 10 points and six rebounds in limited minutes due to foul trouble.

For Maryland, five players scored in double-figures. Senior Tianna Hawkins finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Alyssa Thomas notched 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists while Sequoia Austin chipped in with 15 points.

The Terrapins shot the ball well on the day, finishing over 53 percent from the floor and over 41 percent from beyond the arc. Maryland also won the battle on the boards 40-26.

Maryland used a 15-1 run over a six minute span in the early in the first half to build a 21-6 lead. The Deacs settled down and cut the lead 13 with 5:06 to play in the half but another 6-0 run by the Terps pushed the lead out to 32-13.

Millesa Calicott knocked-down a three-pointer from the wing and Hamby and hit a three from the corner to answer with 6-0 run with less than 10 seconds left in the half. Maryland pushed the ball down the floor and the trailer Hawkins hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the teams to the break with UM in front 38-22.

Maryland capitalized on 14 first half turnovers for the Deacs and scored 17 points. The Terps shot over 51 percent in the half while the Deacs shot 38 percent.

Garcia opened the second half with a three-point play but the Terps responded with and 10-2 run to take a 48-27 lead at the first media timeout. The lead remained in the mid-20s for most of the half until Maryland took a 79-49 lead with under five minutes to play. The Terps then salted away the final minutes for an 88-61.

The Demon Deacons will open the ACC Tournament this Thursday in Greensboro. Game times and matchups will be announced later this evening.



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