Friday, November 15, 2013

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (3-0)

Results: Connecticut 72, Maryland 55
Player of the Game: So. F Breanna Stewart (26p, 7r, 2a, 1s, 2b, 34m)
Def. Player of the Game: Sr. G Bria Hartley (3dr, 2s, 40m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. G Lexie Brown, Maryland (7p, 2r, 3a, 1s, 1b, 26m)
Stat of the Game: Pts. in the Paint: UConn 48, Maryland 10

Summary: Even down to only 7 scholarship players and playing on the road against a Top-10 opponent with a 1st team All-American Senior on its roster, UConn got contributions from everyone save their freshman as they pulled away midway through the second half despite foul trouble as they rolled to their first road victory of the season at #8/7 Maryland, 72-55. UConn So. All-American candidate F Breanna Stewart was on fire in the first half scoring 19pts. on 7-9 shooting (3-3 from 3pt. range) in 14mins. before heading to the bench with 2 fouls. Stewie finished with a season-high 26pts. and 7rebs. while UConn Sr. All-American C Stefanie Dolson also battled foul trouble to finish with a double-double on 10pts. and 12rebs. while adding 5blks. Defensively, UConn Sr. All-American G Bria Hartley held Maryland Sr. All-American Alyssa Thomas to 6pts. in the 2nd half after she had 14pts. in the 1st. and So. G Moriah Jefferson played back-court thief throughout the 2nd half finishing off all 3 of her steals with lay-ups.

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