Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Milestones. At Rutgers last night, two Maryland players reached significant milestones in their college careers.

Crystal Langhorne is now Maryland's All-Time Leading Rebounder, as she surpassed Vicky Bullett's long-standing record of 968 career boards. According to the Associated Press,
"It's bad that it happened at this game," Langhorne said. "But it's special to achieve that record."
Congratulations to Lang!

Kristi Toliver, meanwhile, became the third Maryland player this season to gain admission to the very exclusive 1,000 point club, when she hit a 3-pointer in the closing minutes at Rutgers. No doubt both she and Crystal would have traded these personal milestones for a win last night, but, despite the loss, these are very significant accomplishments. Congratulations to KT!

More (good) News . . .

Yesterday, Crystal Langhorne was named ACC Co-Player of the Week. Her first full week back in the line-up, and her first POW award this season . . . pretty impressive!

Speaking of impressive . . . The young lady to the left is none other than Lynetta "Yah-Yah" Kizer. It's not a school assignment that she's concentrating on so intently (although we're certain she spends a great deal of time doing just that). No, she's concentrating so intently on signing her National Letter of Intent with the Maryland Terrapins! Lynetta is the top-ranked scholastic post player in the 2008 graduating class (the #5 player overall), and this time next year, she'll be wearing the Red, White & Black of Maryland, teaming up with Drey Mingo and Emery Wallace to provide the Terps with another formidable front court after Lang, Harp and Jade move on to the next level. Lynetta plays for nearby Potomac H.S. in Woodbridge, Virginia. What could be better for a young athlete than playing close enough to home so that your family and friends can continue to support you and to follow (firsthand) your playing career? Welcome, Lynetta!

In other recruiting news, Class of 2009, 5'6" guard, Dara Taylor, from Caravel Academy in Delaware, recently gave Maryland her verbal committment. As a high school junior this year, Dara can't sign on the dotted line until next November, but she's telling everyone where she plans to play. According to The News Journal of Wilmington, DE,

She chose Maryland after seeing an exuberant coach Brenda Frese during a recently televised game. "I just saw her energy," Taylor said, "and thought that's where I wanted to be."

A loyal reader familiar with Dara's game tells the BasketCases that Dara is a "lightning quick point guard." Sounds like a great future addition to the Terps' line-up! Welcome, Dara!

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