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No. 9 Maryland handles Delaware

10:30 PM, Dec 20, 2012   |    comments
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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.

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