Hawkins, Maryland cruise past Wake Forest

Tianna Hawkins scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Alyssa Thomas chipped in 16 points as No. 9 Maryland snapped a two-game skid by defeating Wake Forest, 88-61, on Sunday.

Sequoia Austin donated 15 points and Alicia DeVaughn had 14 to go along with seven rebounds for the Terrapins (23-6, 14-4 ACC), who were coming off back- to-back losses versus Duke and Florida State. Maryland also earned a first- round bye in the upcoming conference tournament.

Sandra Garcia and Patrice Johnson each had 10 points for Wake Forest (12-18, 5-13) which has dropped 14 straight in the series.

Maryland led 38-22 at the break and its advantage grew to a 54-30 margin early in the second half on Hawkins' triple before the Terrapins cruised to the win.