Marissa Coleman had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and four other players scored in double figures for No. 3 Maryland in a 91-37 rout of Northern Iowa last night in College Park, Md.
Laura Harper had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Terrapins (12-1). Maryland scored the game's first 13 points, then used an 18-0 run to go up 37-9 with 5:57 left in the first half.
Up 48-22 at halftime, the Terrapins used 10 straight points to increase the margin to 36. With eight minutes left, Maryland led, 80-28.
Crystal Langhorne scored 14, Marah Strickland 13 and Kristi Toliver added 12. It was a welcome breather for the Terrapins, whose previous two games were a loss to Rutgers and a narrow victory over Middle Tennessee State.
Traci Ollendieck led Northern Iowa (4-3) with 14 points. The Panthers shot 26 percent and were outrebounded 52-19.
A year ago, the Terrapins led 35-8 at halftime in a 77-33 blowout of Northern Iowa.
This game wasn't much different. While the Panthers missed their first six shots and committed three turnovers, Maryland got points from four players in building a 13-0 lead.
It was 19-9 before Harper made three baskets in the 18-point blitz. Northern Iowa first-year coach Tanya Warren attempted to stem the onslaught with a series of timeouts, but the strategy only delayed the inevitable.
Maryland shot 58 percent in the first half, forced 10 turnovers and held a 19-9 rebounding advantage.
West Virginia 91, Duquesne 64 -
Olayinka Sanni scored a career-high 29 points to lead the No. 13 Mountaineers (8-1) over the host Dukes (5-4) in Pittsburgh.
Sparkle Davis and Meg Bulger added 14 points each for West Virginia, which won its fifth consecutive game. Chakhia Cole had 13 points and LaQuita Owens 10.
The Mountaineers, whose only loss was to top-ranked Tennessee, took control in the second half after struggling to shake the pesky Dukes, who trailed 42-38 at halftime after leading for much of the way.
West Virginia outscored Duquesne, 18-8, during the first six minutes of the second half to take a 60-46 lead, and Duquesne (5-4) never threatened the rest of the way.
Kristi Little led the Dukes with 18 points. Samantha Pollino added 16.
Virginia 76, Longwood 57 -
In Charlottesville, Va., Sean Singletary, who played for Penn Charter, scored 21 points to lead the Cavaliers (7-2) over the Lancers (2-9).
Virginia's Adrian Joseph had his fourth double-double of the season, with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Kirk Williams scored 20 points to lead Longwood.
Longwood shot just 28 percent for the game.
Siena 74, Fairfield 61 -
In Bridgeport, Conn., Alex Franklin scored 16 points as the Saints (4-3, 1-0) rolled to victory over the Stags (2-7, 0-1) in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Freshman Yorel Hawkins finished with a career-high 16 points for Fairfield.
Manhattan 65, St. Peter's 62 -
Antoine Pearson made a three-pointer as the clock ran out to give the Jaspers (5-3) the win over the Peackocks (3-5) in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Andrew Gabriel led Manhattan with 15 points. Darrell Lampley led St. Peter's with 15 points.