CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- All five Maryland starters scored in double figures as the 14th-ranked Terrapins rolled to a 104-70 rout of North Carolina in both teams' Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball opener at Carmichael Auditorium.
The Terrapins (9-2, 1-0 in the conference) led from the opening buzzer, using full-court defensive pressure that resulted in 22 steals by Maryland and a total of 32 turnovers by the hard-pressed Tar Heels (6-5, 0-1).
Maryland was led in scoring by Lisa Brown with 27 points. Christy Winters finished with 17 points, Vicky Bullett had 16 points and seven rebounds, Carla Holmes had 14 points and Deanna Tate had nine points and nine assists.
Maryland shot 61 percent from the floor in the second half and 58 percent for the game on 45 of 77 shots.
Virginia 70, Wake Forest 61:
Daphne Hawkins scored 25 points and contributed six rebounds and six steals to lead the No. 7 Cavaliers over the Demon Deacons in an Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball opener last night in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Cathy Willie hit three three-point goals to help Wake Forest erase an early nine-point deficit and move out to a 26-21 lead. But Hawkins countered with three steals and three layups to put Virginia ahead for good at 27-26.
Wake Forest closed to 56-52 with 4:13 left in the game before Virginia forced four turnovers in a 10-2 run to seal the victory.
The game left both teams with 10-1 overall records.
The Cavaliers also got 16 points from Donna Holt, 10 points from Laurie Carter and a game-high nine rebounds from Dawn Bryant.
Willie's 21 points included five-of-eight shooting from three-point range. Phyliss Edwards added 11 points for the Demon Deacons, who committed 28 turnovers compared to 17 for Virginia.
George Mason 63, Bucknell 52:
Senior center Beverly McLaughlin scored 11 points and freshman Anoinette Battle chipped in 10 as the host Patriots won a nonleague game.
The Patriots (8-2) are undefeated at home this season. The Bison were led by junior guard Jennifer Walz's 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Lafayette 41, Navy 38:
Theresa O'Connell scored 11 points to lead the Leopards past the Midshipmen in a nonleague game.
Laurie King and Nancy Lembo contributed eight points apiece for Lafayette (5-4). Connie James scored 15 points and Patty LiPoma 10 for the Midshipmen (5-5).