Thursday, February 11, 2010

Better Wake Than Never

After dropping their last 4 games at Comcast, tonight in Winston-Salem, the Terps picked up an important ACC road win over Wake Forest, 70-65. Prior to this evening, the Demon Deacons were undefeated at home in conference play this season.

As the final score suggests, this was a tightly contested match-up. After falling behind early on, the Terps clawed their way back and led by 2 at the half, courtesy of a Lori Bjork 3-pointer in the final seconds of the first period. In the second, though the Terps led most of the way (helped greatly by hitting 14-straight free throws), they couldn't seem to put the game out of reach. It was still a one possession game with 17 seconds left. But a block (Lori), a rebound (Diandra), and a free throw (Dara) in the final seconds sealed the win for Maryland.

Diandra led the Terps tonight with 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Jackie Nared came off the bench to nail all 3 of her attempts from beyond the arc. Finishing with 10 points, Jackie was the only other Maryland player in double figures.

Next, the Terps return to a snow-packed College Park to face the Clemson Tigers on Sunday at 2 PM. The last time the BasketCases saw a game at Comcast was the Terps' big win over Boston College about a month ago. (We leave town and look what happens!) Assuming we've seen the end of the snow for awhile, we'll be there to help cheer the team on to what we hope will be another home win.

See you Sunday!
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Congratulations are in order . . . To Coach B, who notched her 250th career win last night, and also to incoming Maryland recruits Alicia DeVaughn and Lauren Mincy, who have been named to the 2010 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Team. Way to go!


At 11:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great win for the TERPS!

Will be tickled PINK to see you on Sunday.

At 1:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great win! They played really well. Let's see if we can get 2 in a row before going down to Duke and beating them. :)

At 6:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to have you back! Of course you do realize we all blame the disaster of the past month on your global gallivanting.

At 9:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't Alyssa Thomas supposed to be the best recruit of the bunch and somehow she was not named to the McDonald's AA team. Any thoughts on this?

At 10:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the same thing about Alyssa Thomas. She is ranked 7th in the country but did not make the McDonald's AA team. Weird...


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