No. 9 Maryland women beat Boston College 86-44


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Laurin Mincy and Brene Moseley each scored 16 and Alyssa Thomas added 14 to lead No. 9 Maryland to an 86-44 win over Boston College on Thursday night.

Thomas, who missed the Terps' last game -- an upset loss to Virginia Tech on Jan. 26 -- with a sprained left thumb, made her presence felt immediately. She hit a jumper six seconds into the game, and in the first 3:39, had four field goals to give Maryland (19-3, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 13-4 lead.

The Terps avoided their first three-game losing streak in nearly two years.

The Eagles (5-17, 0-9) have lost nine straight -- its longest losing streak since a 10-game skid in the 1994-95 season. They shot just 21.1 percent. Joy Caracciolo led B.C. with 10. Katie Zenevitch had eight points and 11 rebounds.