Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Beam Us Up to Comcast, Scotty

As Star Trek fans in our youth, the BCs were really hoping that by now (in our not-so-youth), teleportation would be a travel option. Alas, no.

So, with a work-related obstacle, we weren't able to make it to up College Park tonight to be eye-witnesses to Maryland's 3rd win of season . . . this one a complete romp over the Tigers from nearby Towson University, 82-46. ("A work-related obstacle" interfering with our seeing the Terps? Yeah, yeah, we know our priorities are a bit skewed. It happens. Fortunately, not too often.)

We did, however, make it home in time to follow the "action" on Gametracker. And from that (admittedly limited information) it looks like what we missed was a first-half tag-team beat-down by Bones Moseley and Laurin Mincy!

Bones was seemingly scoring at will (15 first half points on 5-7 shooting, including 3 of 4 from 3 point range!) and dishing out assists to her teammates, while Laurin chipped in 11 points for her team . . . all in the first period. So it should comes as no surprise that Maryland headed to the locker room up by 26.

No disrepect to Towson, but Maryland just had too many weapons. This game, for all intents and purposes, was over well before the final buzzer.

Every Terp saw action. Brene and Laurin led the Terps in minutes played (28), and Bones led all scorers with 26 points (didn't we say she was special!), while Laurin finished with 15. Alyssa Thomas (14) and Anjale Barrett (11) also recorded double-digit scoring. Bronx dished out 6 assists . . . more that the entire Towson team combined. Anj is really demonstating her senior leadership in so many ways! Whitney Bays and Alicia DeVaughn led all rebounders with 10 each.

Once again, the Terps were playing without Lynetta Kizer. Make no mistake, she's sorely missed, but fortunately her teammates are getting the job done in her absence.

Next, Maryland hits the road for their first "away" game of the season . . . all the way to Baltimore to face the UMBC Retrievers on Saturday at 7 PM. (BTW, the Retrievers are giving out free T-shirts to first 1,000 fans!) So it should be a fun, fan atmosphere.

Go Turtles . . . Beat the Dogs!


At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brene has a great shot. The only thing missing tonight was Austin making a 3.

At 9:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a great game except that several of our Terps seemed to be ending up on the floor. So So impressed by Brene. Too bad that T-Hawk was getting picked on the whole game and got 2 fouls real quick in the first few minutes and then fouled out in the 2nd. But it was a good game for all. Showed the real talent we have and that is without Lynetta.

At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will we get Lynetta back?

At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's keep an eye on Whitney Bays, too. Her rebounding numbers so far suggest that, like Alyssa, she knows how to put herself in the right place at the right time. She's also got a smooth jumper and runs the floor well. Given that this is her first year back from a knee, she should only get better as the year progresses.

This has the makings of an interesting year.

At 1:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is Lynetta coming back? I hope in time for the start of the ACC. We will need her.

At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really wish Comcast would air these games. Afterall, the Terps play in their arena.

At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have high hopes for this team this year. They look SO much better than last year. They haven't played against great competition but they still look better this year than last year playing against the same cream puffs. Even Georgetown appears to be a bit of a cream puff this year.


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