Ieshia Small, Maryland takes down Mount St. Mary’s 97-57

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 16: Ieshia Small /

The Lady Terps faced the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers and it was in no way a mountainous task  for the Terps. The Terps shot 66.7 percent in the first quarter going 14-of-21. Senior guard Ieshia Small has been the biggest difference for them, scoring 20+ points in two of her three games. Maryland head coach Brenda Frese has been impressed with Small and it shows how a year can make a difference.

“I think the great thing is that we’re very versatile now what Ieshia is able to do is huge and its something that we really like that she’s been able to provide , Frese said. “I can’t say enough when you look at Ieshia’s stat line and how flawless it was tonight and I thought it was near perfection and just how she’s letting the game come to her and whenever we need her.”

The girls have been on the road since November 26. Playing games on the road is not easy, but playing four games is definitely draining, and according to head coach Brenda Frese, it is definitely a sigh of relief to play in the place they call home.

“It was nice to get back home and play in the comforts here in Xfinity. I thought we set the tone early especially in the first quarter we came out with a lot of intensity.”

However in the second quarter, they only scored 17 points along with Mount St. Mary’s.

The main thing they still need to work on are the turnovers. Against a 1-6 Mount St. Mary’s team, they should have committed at least five turnovers. If they can cut down on turnovers before Big Ten play hits, then they will be a very good, young, competitive team.

Slow starts have also been a concern for the Terps, but after tonight they can build on that in the future slate of games.

The Terps look to move to 9-2 when they face George Washington. Tip off starts at 7 p.m.