Sunday, November 18, 2007

More Hardware. At some point, the Terps may need to add an annex to their trophy case if they keep accumulating more bling-bling. This afternoon, they added the very large, very impressive, very gold . . . and very much deserved WNIT Championship trophy to their collection by beating a very good #4 ranked LSU, 75-62, at Comcast.

While LSU boasts one of the most dominant individual players in the nation in Sylvia Fowles (24 pts & 13 boards), Maryland, once again, turned in a dominant team performance, as 4 of their starters scored in double-digits, led by Kristi Toliver, who had 23 points. Laura Harper put up 16 points, Jade Perry followed with 14 (to go along with her 11 rebounds) and freshman Marah Strickland scored 11 for the Terps. (By the way, Marissa Coleman, the only starter not in double figures, missed out on a double-double by a mere 2 points.)

Even more impressive was the fact that Maryland handled the highly ranked LSU without the Terps' All-American Crystal Langhorne. Coach B said after the game, "I'm so proud of the champions we have in this locker room." And she should be. The Terps have notched convincing wins against every team they've faced this season, including three ranked opponents in the last 8 days. They've shown a focus and intensity that, quite frankly, has made them lots of fun to watch!

Returning to Hardware . . . Not surprisingly, KT was voted Most Valuable Player of the Tournament, and, much to everyone's obvious delight, Jade Perry was named to the All-Tournament Team. Congratulations Kristi and Jade . . . and congratulations to all the Terps players and coaches . . . well done!


At 7:39 PM, Blogger xwomynjoc said...

This is the most fun I've had in years. ( even more then 05-06 ) I think Harp and Perry have put the WNBA scouts on notice. If they continue to produce like they have been, it will be hard for Teams to pass up. Jade is just a beast and is showing her capabilities in CLang's absence.

At 7:44 PM, Blogger VP81955 said...

Magnificent performance...the Terps (and the crowd) really seemed to come alive after Marissa was called for a technical foul, celebrating after a basket and brushing up against Fowles.

At 8:04 PM, Blogger Kris said...

That was such an amazing game...I don't think I've ever been that loud at one of their games...they played with alot of heart.

Good Job TERPS

At 6:38 PM, Blogger Perry said...

I thought Laura Harper should of made the all tourney team too. All she did was put up 17 points, 13 boards, 3 assist and 3 blocks against Notre Dame. Then follwed that effort with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 block shots. Instead Allyssa Dehaan was selected for dropping 8 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks in a 23 point loss to LSU.


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