Maryland Women Open NCAA Tournament Strong With 73-51 Victory Over Radford

Story By: Erin Zollars

Photos By: Sol Tucker

College Park, MD–

For the Maryland Women’s team this game against Radford looked like a relatively easy match-up.. So easy, it took Radford almost 8 minutes to actually get into the game and by the end Brenda Frese and her troops proved way too strong for Radford.

Taylor Mikesell scored 16 points, Kaila Charles had 14 points and nine rebounds, and the third-seeded Terrapins overpowered Radford 73-51 on Saturday in the women’s NCAA Tournament.

Maryland as they have done all season long with teams on defense is have the make mistakes that turn into costly turnovers, today was no different for Frese and her gang as they dominated the third and fourth quarters and pulled away with more than five minutes remaining in the game that Radford had no chance to come back.

“In the Big South there’s nobody that long, especially No. 1. I’m not sure how tall she is,” Radford forward Destinee Walker said. “She is long, and the rest of the team is long. I don’t think it was their zone, it was their length.”

Radford coach Mike McGuire said: “Not only did they have length, I thought they played exceptionally hard. You could tell they had laser focus today and were ready to get this tournament underway.”

Next up for the Terps is a date with either Tennessee or UCLA on Monday.

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