Another ranked opponent, another missed opportunity for the women’s basketball team.
On the road against third-ranked Maryland, the Owls (4-6) fell to the Terrapins, 64-46, Sunday afternoon.
This was the fourth Top 10 team the Owls have played, with the Owls dropping all four.
Senior center Lady Comfort fouled out in just 11 minutes of action, turning the ball over five times and scoring just two points.
Senior guard Ashley Morris led the Owls with 13 points, but shot just 6-of-17 from the floor. Junior forward Shenita Landry added 10 points.
The Owls shot just 24 percent from the field in the first half, and only 32.8 percent for the game. They were in a 7-0 hole right out of the gate and didn’t manage to score a bucket until Landy made a layup at the 15-minute mark. Otherwise, the Owls went on long scoring droughts to take themselves out of the game each time they brought the score within 10.
In all, the Owls committed 25 fouls and 21 turnovers, not exactly the best combination when playing a Top 5 team on the road.
The Owls will take a break this week for finals before returning to action Sunday against Western Michigan.
Todd Orodenker can be reached at email@example.com.