Women's College Basketball

                    === No. 9 Maryland handles Delaware ===
 Newark,  DE  (Sports Network) - Tianna  Hawkins posted a double-double with 16
 points  and  16 rebounds on  Thursday as No.  9 Maryland knocked off Delaware,
 69-53, at the Bob Carpenter Center.
 Alyssa  Thomas added  13 points and 13 rebounds, while Katie Rutan contributed
 13  points on  5-of-8 shooting  for  the Terrapins  (8-2), who  have won  four
 straight since a loss to second-ranked UConn on Dec. 3.
 Elena  Delle Donne led all scorers with 19 points and pulled down six rebounds
 for the Fighting Blue Hens (5-3), who had a four-game winning streak snapped.
 Lauren Carra donated 16 points and six rebounds, while Danielle Parker gave 10
 and nine boards in the setback.
 Delaware  scored six  straight  points to  tie  things at  26,  but the  Terps
 responded  with a 9-0 run  to get out to a 35-26 lead with 3:30 to play in the
 half. Maryland held a 35-28 advantage at the break.
 Delle  Donne  nailed  a  jumper  with  seven  minutes  to  play,  cutting  the
 Maryland lead to 55-51, but the Terps closed the game with a 14-2 surge to run
 away with the victory.
 12/20 21:29:57 ET

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