No. 9 Maryland blasts George Mason

By The Sports Network
December 8, 2012 - 8:03pm

College Park, MD (Sports Network) - Tianna Hawkins poured in a game-high 27 points on 10-of-12 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds as No. 9 Maryland pounded George Mason, 90-40, on Saturday.

Alyssa Thomas netted 11 points to go with 12 rebounds, while Tierney Pfirman and Malina Howard scored 11 points apiece for the Terrapins (6-2), who have won two straight since a 63-48 loss to Connecticut. Alicia DeVaughn contributed 10 points in the romp.

Rahneeka Saunders scored a team-high 13 points and Kyana Jacobs added 10 points for George Mason (4-4), which shot just 26.8 percent from the floor and turned the ball over 23 times.

Maryland scored the first 18 points of the game and never looked back. The Terps held a 43-20 lead after the first 20 minutes and poured it on the rest of the way, outscoring George Mason, 47-20 in the second half en route to the easy victory.