HPU Women’s Basketball Falls To No. 6 Maryland, 105-50

Posted by Press Release on November 19, 2015 at 6:26 am under College | Comments are off for this article

• High Point fell on the road to No. 6 Maryland by a score of 105-50 on Wednesday.
• Sophomore Kat Harris had 10 points and led the Panthers with five rebounds and five assists.
• The 50 points scored by HPU are the second-most ever scored by a Big South school against Maryland.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The High Point University women’s basketball team lost at No. 6 Maryland by a score of 105-50 on Wednesday night in College Park, Md. Sophomore Kat Harris had 10 points to go along with a team-high five rebounds and five assists for the Panthers in the loss.

“I am very proud of our overall effort here tonight,” head coach DeUnna Hendrix said. “We looked much more like a team and not a collection of individuals. Again I am so proud of the girls’ effort against a very good Maryland team even though the results doesn’t look so good.”

Junior Kaylah Keys led High Point with 12 points to go along with two steals. Senior Aariel Allen finished with eight points and four rebounds and freshman Haleigh Hatfield had seven points and four rebounds. The 50 points scored by High Point are the second-most ever scored by a Big South school against Maryland.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Brionna Jones both had double-doubles for Maryland as Walker-Kimbrough finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds and Jones finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Kiah Gillespie and Brene Moseley also finished in double figures with 19 and 13 points respectively.

High Point falls to 1-2 on the season with both losses coming on the road to Power Five schools. Maryland improves to 2-0.

HPU trailed by 10 early after a 9-0 run by Maryland put the Terps in front, 12-2, less than three minutes into the game. The Panthers trailed by 13 when Keys hit back-to-back shots from behind the arc to pull HPU within single digits at 18-11 with five minutes to go in the opening period.

The Panthers were down by 12, 32-20, after a three from Hatfield with just over six minutes left in the second quarter before a 16-0 run by the Terps to close out the half increased the Maryland lead to 48-20. Kristen Confroy hit two three-pointers for Maryland who also got six points from Walker-Kimbough on a fast-break layup and a jumper.

Maryland scored the first four points of the second half to extend its run to 20-0 before a three from Hatfield ended a scoreless streak of 7:18 for the Panthers. The Terps were red hot to start the second half, shooting 13-19 overall and 5-6 from behind the arc in the third quarter and extending their lead to 83-37.

Harris scored six-straight points for High Point early in the fourth quarter on a three and a layup and free throw to pull HPU to within 91-45, but the Panthers would get no closer, ultimately falling to Maryland by a score of 105-50.

High Point concludes its current three-game road trip on Saturday, Nov. 21, when the team will head to nearby Greensboro, N.C., to face off with inter-Triad rival UNCG. Tip-off for the game against the Spartans is set for 2 p.m.


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