This evening in Baltimore, the Loyola Greyhounds
did what greyhounds do . . . they raced out to an early lead. In fact, it was nearly halfway into the first period before the heavily-favored Terps
managed to catch them from behind. But once Maryland nosed ahead at the 9-minute mark, it seems the Greyhounds learned the hard way exactly what it means to face a team with a deep bench.
In those remaining 9 minutes of the first half, the Terps dominated
every facet of play and returned to their locker room with a 20-point advantage.
The second half (based on what we could garner from Gametracker) seemed somewhat similar to the first. The Greyhounds took off again, closing the gap on Maryland (a bit), only to have the Terps stretch out the lead again, to a 20-point cushion in the final minute. Loyola scored once more; the Terps ran out the clock. Final score: 79-61, Turtles over Greyhounds
Lynetta led the Terps with 21 points. Ti-Hawk notched a double-double (17 points, 12 rebounds). The Terps outrebounded the Greyhounds, 51-26. 19 of their boards were on the offensive end, contributing to Maryland's scoring a remarkable 48 points in the paint! And we're pleased to report that Maryland's 3-point shooting, for a change, was a positive: 50% (4 of 8) from behind the arc.
We should mention, too, that Maryland's easy win came without Alyssa Thomas in the line-up. Presumably, the coaches are giving her a little more healing time for that gash she sustained on her left leg during the last game.
Since we weren't there, there's not much more we can say about tonight's game . . . except, Congratulations Terps! Woof!
Next up for the Terps: a game at home this Friday at 7 PM against UMBC.
Go Terps . . . Beat the Retrievers! Woof! Woof!