Brenda Frese and the squad has just come off a huge win over a formidable big ten opponent at home, but they will take the road which has not been so kind to them when they go and play Wisconsin in Madison.
“I think for us on the road, the different elements for this young team we are going to have to put it all together.” Coach Brenda Frese said.
Maryland’s (14-2) last road game against Penn State was more closer than expected as they had to make a last minute rally to overcome the Nittany lions 69-65.
When the Terps returned home however they managed to rout then No.18 Iowa Hawkeyes by 16 points. Kaila Charles notched her sixth double-double of the season with 24 points and 11 rebounds as the Terps rebounded well from their troublesome matchup.
“Especially after penn state, she said we have to come out ready to play.” Forward Stephanie Jones said about coach Frese’s mentality going into the Iowa game. The Terps will have to take that same mentality on the road in Madison against a Badger team that has outscored their opponents by 12 in the first quarter cumulatively.
The Badgers (7-9) are in the opposite position as Maryland as they have been on a four game losing streak and are looking for their first big ten win on the year.
The Badgers are led Senior Guard Cayla McMorris and Junior forward Marsha Howard who lead the team in both scoring and rebounding. (Averaging 14.1,6.8 and 10.8,7.5 respectively)
But while the Badgers have those two averaging in double figures, the Terps sport an outstanding 7 players in double figures led by Kaila Charles and Blair Watson, who is 7th in 3 pointers per game in the country.
“The aggressiveness we have on offense, the unselfish play is key.” Frese said. The Terps earlier this season set a program record with 37 assists in a single game, which had not been reached previously on both the Men’s and Women’s side.
“We just are locked in.” Freshman guard Channise Lewis said. Lewis leads the team in assists with 79 on the season, and is a big part in why the Terps are 4th in the nation in assists.
Maryland is on the Verge of their 13th straight win and seems to be doing so convincingly with a scoring average of 88, which is fourth in the nation.
“Each game that we go out we are learning how to win.” Coach Brenda Frese said.
The Terps will look to keep learning how to win, in Madison on Sunday. Tipoff is set for 3 P.M.
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