Maryland cruises past High Point
College Park, MD (Sports Network) - Ekene Ibekwe scored 16 points to lead a balanced Maryland attack as the 25th-ranked Terrapins easily bested High Point, 81-63, at the Comcast Center.
James Gist added 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting and eight rebounds for Maryland (7-0), who won their second straight since capturing the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic. D.J. Strawberry also had 15 points while Greivis Vasquez added 11 for the Terrapins.
Arizona Reid dropped in a game-high 19 points but turned the ball over six times for the Panthers (3-3), who fell to 2-22 all-time against ACC foes. Mike Jefferson was the only other High Point player in double figures with 16 points.
The Terps never trailed in the game but had a tough time pulling away from the underdog Panthers. High Point trailed by just four points at the half but Maryland dominated from the line en route to an easy victory.
The Terrapins finished 19-of-25 from the charity stripe and High Point was just 2-of-6 in the game.
Maryland used a 9-2 burst to open the second half and take control. The flurry gave the Terps a double-digit cushion, 46-35, and the Panthers never got closer then nine points the rest of the way.
Ibekwe had to leave the game after injuring his left ankle with under two minutes left...This was the first meeting between the two schools...The Terps now move on to battle Illinois in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
11/24 16:03:22 ET