FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP)Angel Reese and Diamond Miller each scored 20 points, five Maryland players reached double figures and the No. 12 Terrapins broke away from Davidson after halftime for a 94-72 season-opening win on Friday at the Gulf Coast Challenge.
Davidson was within 40-37 at halftime but Reese scored five straight points just over a minute into the third quarter as Maryland forced three consecutive Davidson turnovers, including back-to-back steals by Reese and Miller.
Miller’s 20 was career high. Katie Benzan added 13 points while Ashley Owusu and Faith Masonius scored 10 each.
Freshman Reese, Benzan, a graduate transfer from Harvard, and Mississippi State transfer Chloe Bibby (nine points), combined to score 21 of Maryland’s 27 points in the breakaway third quarter.
Chloe Welch led the Wildcats with a career-high 23 points and sophomore Peyton Carter scored nine with four rebounds in her first career start. Cassidy Gould added 10 points.
Maryland shot 50% for the game, making 34-of-68 but just 2-of-13 from distance. The Terps pounded Davidson in the paint, 60-32. Maryland had 10 steals – Miller. Bibby, Mimi Collins and Masonius each with two.
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