No. 23 Maryland downs Chaminade
Lahaina, HI (Sports Network) – Chris McCray scored 17 points to lead 23rd-
ranked Maryland to a 98-69 win over host Chaminade at the Maui Invitational.
Nik Caner-Medley added 16 points and eight rebounds and James Gist also had 16
points for the Terrapins (2-1), who rebounded from a loss to eighth-ranked
Gonzaga in the opener of the tournament on Monday.
Travis Garrison tallied 13 points and seven boards and Ekene Ibekwe registered
12 points and eight rebounds for Maryland, which overcame a nine-point first
half deficit to record a runaway win.
Chris Reaves had 13 points and seven rebounds for Chaminade (0-2), which is
still searching for its first win of the season. Marko Kolaric and Corey
Campbell added 11 points each for the Silverwoods, who came out firing but
another lofty turnover performance was too much to overcome.
Maryland led 16-13 7 1/2 minutes into the game, but two straight three-
pointers by Dylan McCune and a layup by Campbell staked Chaminade to a 21-16
edge nearly three minutes later.
Then, after the Terps tied the game at 21-21, the Silverwoods went on a 17-6
run to take a 38-27 advantage. Zach Whiting made a pair of free throws to cap
the burst, which allowed his club to sneak into halftime with a 46-44 edge.
Maryland, however, gained control in the second half. Trailing 52-49 in the
opening minutes, the Terps went on a 23-0 run to take a 72-52 lead. McCray
scored nine points during the burst, which was capped by a Garrison basket
eight minutes into the stanza.
Chaminade never threatened after that, trailing by as many as 30 points in the
The Terps will next face the winner of the Kansas/Arkansas matchup. Chaminade
gets the loser of that game.
The Silverwoods committed 19 turnovers, one day after turning the ball over 23
times in a loss to 12th-ranked Michigan State.
Chaminade also gave the Spartans a run in the first half of the tournament
opener on Monday, leading late in the opening stanza only to fall in the
Maryland lost to eighth-ranked Gonzaga in the first round on Monday…The
Terps improved to 2-0 versus Chaminade…The two teams also met in this
tournament in 1994…Maryland scored 28 points off Chaminade turnovers.