Written from box score
Hoosiers Dominate Terrapins in 87-73 Victory
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The Indiana Hoosiers beat the Maryland Terrapins 87-73 at the XFINITY Center on Wednesday night.
Mackenzie Holmes led the Hoosiers with a double-double, contributing 23 points and 10 rebounds in 35 minutes on the court. Indiana’s efficient shooting and solid teamwork propelled them to a decisive win, improving their season record to an impressive 18-2 (9-1).
The game started with both teams showing intensity on the court, but Indiana quickly took control in the first quarter, establishing a 24-14 lead. The Hoosiers’ first-period performance set the tone for the remainder of the game.
Sara Scalia and Yarden Garzon played crucial roles in the Hoosiers’ success, combining for 45 points. Scalia’s sharpshooting from beyond the arc, connecting on 4 of 8 three-point attempts, proved to be a factor.
The Terrapins, struggling to match Indiana’s pace, faced a double-digit deficit throughout most of the contest. Jakia Brown-Turner led Maryland in scoring with 22 points, but the team couldn’t overcome Indiana’s well-rounded offensive and defensive efforts.
Indiana’s dominance continued into the second half, with a 16-point contribution in the third quarter. Despite a late surge from Maryland in the fourth quarter, the Hoosiers maintained their lead and secured the victory.
Turnovers played a crucial role in the game, with Indiana committing 14 compared to Maryland’s 13. However, the Hoosiers made up for it with their efficient shooting, finishing the game with a 49.1% field goal percentage.
The victory extends Indiana’s winning streak and solidifies their position as a formidable force in women’s college basketball. Meanwhile, Maryland drops to a 12-9 (4-6) record, facing challenges as they navigate through the competitive season.