Women's College Basketball

 
                  === No. 7 Maryland holds off Wake Forest ===
 
 Winston-Salem,  NC (Sports  Network) - Tianna Hawkins and Alyssa Thomas scored
 23  points  apiece as seventh-ranked  Maryland defeated Wake Forest, 73-63, on
 Friday.
 
 Using  just  six players, Maryland (19-3,  10-1 ACC) earned its ninth straight
 victory,  as  it faces Duke,  the only team  undefeated in conference play, on
 Monday.  Malina  Howard, the  lone player  off the  Terrapins bench, scored 12
 points on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting.
 
 Chelsea  Douglas  had 17  points, while  Asia Williams  recorded 13 points and
 eight rebounds for Wake Forest, which has lost five straight.
 
 Wake  Forest began the  game strong, holding an 11-4 margin with 14:51 left to
 play  in  the first  half. However,  for the  rest of  the half, the Terrapins
 capitalized off turnovers and went into the break with a 39-28 advantage.
 
 Early  in the second half, Hawkins' two layups started a 9-0 run that extended
 Maryland's lead to 48-28 with 16:50 left to play.
 
 However,  Douglas'  two free throws started  a 31-14 run for the Demon Deacons
 over the next 13-plus minutes.
 
 A layup by Dearica Hamby brought Wake Forest to within three, 64-61, with 2:31
 remaining,  but  the Terps ended  the contest with  a 9-2 run. Thomas recorded
 seven points and an assist during the swing.
 
 
 
 02/08 21:37:58 ET

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