Top-ranked Maryland needs late push to top TempleDec 10, 2006 - 11:01 PM PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Laura Harper and her teammates had the experience to overcome a tough challenge.
Harper scored 17 points and Marissa Coleman added 16 and 10 rebounds as top-ranked Maryland used a late push to shake pesky Temple with a 77-66 victory.
Trailing by four points with just under six minutes remaining, the Lady Terrapins (12-0) responded with a 13-0 run that put the game out of reach. Kristi Toliver scored six of her 10 points during the burst.
Crystal Langhorne scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds and Shay Doron added 11 and seven for Maryland, which shot 53 percent (30-of-57) and held a 45-24 advantage on the boards.
Kamesha Hairston scored 28 points and Fatima Maddox 22 for the Owls (4-4), who shot 36 percent (24-of-66) in losing for the third time in four games.
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