After a four game road stretch, the Maryland Terrapins (7-2) are finally coming back home and will face in state rival Mount St. Mary’s (3-5) tomorrow at 6:30pm.
Maryland is coming off a four game winning streak, where Kaila Charles has balled out, leading the team in points and rebounds. (19.1 Points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game).
Charles is one of five players on the Terrapins roster that is averaging double figures in the points column. Iesha Small (11.9), Stephanie Jones (11.7), Blair Watson (11.1) and Kristen Confroy (11.2), who had a breakout game last game just 30 min from her hometown in Solon, Ohio, leading the team in scoring with 23 points.
“She [Confroy] has accepted every challenge our staff throws at her and never shows any signs of cracking.” Head coach Brenda Frese said about Confroy. Frese also mentioned Conroy’s knack in rebounding as she averages just over 5 rebounds a game.
Rebounding for the Terrapins has been a key part of the outcomes of their games. The Terrapins have been out rebounding teams by an average of 7.8 rebounds per game. But in their two losses this season, they were out rebounded by an average of 13 rebounds.
Mount St. Mary’s does not seem to provide a threat in that category however, as they have been averaging just 35 rebounds per game, a solid 10 rebounds behind the terrapins.
The Mountaineers are coming off their first win of the season against Loyola (MD.) in their only home game this year. Star Guard Juliette Lawless scored a career high 18 points and was one rebound away from a double double with 9. Her fourth quarter surge propelled the Mount over the Greyhounds.
However, the mountaineers have not been good on the road this year, as they are 0-6 overall. This will be their 7th road game over the past 3 weeks. They have struggled shooting shooting under 40% on the year.
“For us it’s just every day approaching it the same in terms of our practices and what our game mentality has to look like.” Coach Brenda Frese said. The Terps are going have to approach this game with the same mentality they have had all season if they want to extend their winning streak.
This will be the first game if the Terps 3 game home stretch which includes George Washington (3-5) at 7 p.m on Friday and Loyola (MD.) (2-5) at 7 P.M. on Monday.
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