Strong Second Half Propels Maryland Past Charlotte


After trailing most of the first half, Maryland used a 22-10 run in the middle of the second to dominate their way to an 88-72 win over Charlotte in Baltimore Tuesday night. As usual it was Melo Trimble who provided the spark for the Terps, scoring 21 points on 7-12 shooting and three made triples.

Maryland got a huge spark again from junior forward Michal Cekovsky who scored 10 points while grabbing six rebounds. He scored in a myriad of ways including skying over a foot above the rim to throw down a high alley-oop pass and this dandy of a bucket to end the first half:

Freshman guard Anthony Cowan was also dominant for Maryland in the second half, scoring 16 points mostly by getting to line to make 9-10 free throws. Fellow freshman Kevin Huerter also knocked down some big shots during Maryland’s 2nd half run, finishing with 10 points.

Charlotte got an outstanding game out of local Maryland native Jon Davis who scored a game-high 28 while only missing two shots.

The Terps improve to 12-1 with their only loss being at home to Pittsburgh by 14. Charlotte falls to 6-5 after losing their third straight game to a power conference opponent.

Scott Zolotorow