Women's College Basketball

 
                   === No. 2 Connecticut handles Maryland ===
 
 Hartford,  CT (Sports  Network) - Stefanie Dolson scored a game-high 14 points
 on  6-of-13 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds as the second-ranked UConn
 Huskies took care of No. 9 Maryland, 63-48, on Monday at XL Center.
 
 Breanna Stewart netted 13 points and grabbed six rebounds, while Brianna Banks
 added  11 points on  4-of-7 from the floor for UConn (7-0), which had won each
 of  its  previous six  games this  season by  at least  31 points. Kelly Faris
 donated eight points, seven assists and seven boards in the triumph.
 
 Tianna  Hawkins  put home 14 points  and grabbed 10 rebounds and Chloe Pavlech
 contributed  10 points  for the  Terrapins (4-2)  who saw  a two-game  winning
 streak  come to  an end. Alicia DeVaughn  gave eight points and nine boards in
 the loss.
 
 UConn  came out the gate quickly, hitting six of its first 11 shots to build a
 13-4  lead 5  1/2 minutes into the  game. Maryland hung tough and used an 11-4
 run to cut the deficit to 17-15 with just over six minutes left in the half.
 
 But,  the Huskies responded with 10 straight points to push the advantage back
 to  27-15  with a little  more than  three minutes on  the clock. UConn held a
 33-20 advantage at halftime.
 
 Maryland  shot  just 7-of-31 from the  field during the opening 20 minutes and
 turned the ball over an astounding 19 times.
 
 The  Terps hung around  for most of the second half as a layup by Pavlech with
 12:59  to  play  made  it  a  40-33, but  the  Huskies  responded  with  eight
 consecutive points to widen the margin to 48-33 with 10:08 to play.
 
 UConn cruised the rest of the way.
 
 
 12/03 21:31:30 ET

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