Carey helps Scarlet Knights upset No. 4 Terrapins in Maryland on NYE

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights defeated the No. 4 Maryland Terrapins on New Year’s Eve at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland. The Scarlet Knights won 73-65 over the Terrapins at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland.

The Scarlet Knights improved to 9-3 on the season. They improved to 2-1 on the road this season.

This was Rutgers only record opponent so far this season.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Stasha Carey going to the basket against the St. Joseph's Hawks
Stasha Carey going to the basket against the St. Joseph’s Hawks (Photo by Rutgers Athletics/Ben Solomon)

The Terrapins suffered its first loss of the season. They had begun the season with a 12-0 record. Now, they are 12-1 on the season.

Maryland lost for the first-time since March 18th in the NCAA Second-Round of the Women’s Basketball Tournament. They were defeated 74-60 to the North Carolina State Wolfpack in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Stasha Carey led the Scarlet Knights with 18 points. She also had six rebounds and two steals.

The redshirt senior from Cleveland, Ohio was two points off her season-high. She had 20 points against the Drake Bulldogs on November 22nd.

She was one of four Rutgers players, who scored in double-digits. She was joined by Ciani Cryor, who added 12 and Charise Wilson and Noga Peleg Pelc scored 10 points each.

The Scarlet Knights had 37 bench points. Carey led the bench with the aforementioned 18 points.

Taylor Mikesell led the Terrapins with 18 points. She also had two rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

The freshman from Massillon, Ohio was two points shy of her season-high. She had 20 points against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on November 29th.

Mikesell was one of four Maryland players, who scored in double-digits. Kaila Charles scored 15, while Blair Watson had 11, and Brianna Fraser scored 10 points.

The Terrapins had 10 bench points. All of those points came from Fraser. She also had four rebounds, one steal and one block.

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