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BALTIMORE—The University of Maryland women’s basketball team has been on a roll lately, and they kept going on Jan. 27 in Indiana.
The No. 10 Terps got a season-high 25 points from Kaila Charles plus 20 more from Stephanie Jones en route to a 76-56 victory over Indiana University in a Big 10 match-up. They have now won three games in a row and seven on the road this season.
Charles scored 19 of her points in the first half and finished with 11 rebounds. Jones scored 20 points for the second straight contest and also pulled down five rebounds. Taylor Mikesell added 13 points plus five assists.
The Hoosiers took an eight-point lead during the first quarter so Maryland needed to push in the first half. But Charles reeled off 12 consecutive points, and Maryland scored the quarter’s final six points for a 20-20 tie.
The Terps then took off on a 19-3 second-quarter run that helped push the halftime margin to 40-25, and then they were in command.
Maryland comes back home to take on University of Wisconsin on Jan. 31 in another conference match-up.
MARYLAND MEN FALL TO ILLINOIS IN NYC
No. 13 Maryland men’s basketball team did not enjoy its Jan 26 trip to New York to play the University of Illinois.
The Fighting Illini showed balance and rallied late to pull out a 78-67 victory over the Terrapins at Madison Square Garden.
Maryland slipped to 16-5 overall and 7-3 in the Big Ten with this loss.
Bruno Fernando led the way with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 18 points while teammate Jalen Smith added 11 points, but it was not enough in this game.
Ayo Dosunmu led Illinois (6-14, 2-7) with 20 points as it stopped a brief two-game losing streak. Tevian Jones added 18 points.
The Terrapins held a 34-30 halftime lead but Illinois bounced back later in the second half. After Maryland had taken a 57-52 lead, the Illini reeled off 10 of the next 12 points and later pushed the lead to 72-63 and lock up the win.
BOWIE STATE MEN TOP CHOWAN ON ROAD
The Bowie State University men’s basketball team has been playing very well as of late, and they kept on rolling against Chowan University on Jan. 26.
The Bulldogs rolled to a 68-57 victory on the road against Chowan and improved to 11-9 overall, 7-2 in the CIAA and 1-1 in the North Division. They have now won seven of their last eight games.
Bowie State finished with four players in double figures, led by David Belle (20 points). Cameron Hayes added 16 points while Saiquan Jamison had 12. Belle and Jamison both finished with nine rebounds.
Justin Route added a career-best 11 in the win over Chowan (11-5, 4-4, 1-1).
The Bulldogs took command with a 9-1 run that ended with 9:33 left in the game. Chowan never got closer than seven the rest of the way.