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No. 2 UConn women beat No. 9 Maryland 63-48

The Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published December 03. 2012 9:00PM   Updated December 03. 2012 10:43PM
Sean D. Elliot/The Day
UConn's Bria Hartley runs into the defense of Maryland's Alicia DeVaughn in women's basketball action Monday, December 3, 2012 at the XL Center in Hartford. The Huskies defeated the 9th ranked Terrapins 63-48.

Hartford — Stefanie Dolson scored 14 points and Breanna Stewart added 13 to lead No. 2 UConn to a 63-48 victory over No. 9 Maryland on Monday night in the Jimmy V Classic.

Kelly Faris added eight points, eight steals, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Huskies (7-0). She helped hold Maryland All-America Alyssa Thomas to just six points. Trailing by 13 at halftime, Maryland whittled its deficit down to seven before UConn scored eight straight points, including a 3-pointer by Brianna Banks and a three-point play by Bria Hartley. Kiah Stokes capped the run with a lay-in midway through the second half.

Maryland, which had a season-high 26 turnovers couldn't get within single digits the rest of the way.

Tianna Hawkins scored 14 points and freshman Chloe Pavlech added a season-high 10 to lead the Terrapins (4-2).

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