So forgive us if it isn't entirely accurate. (Accuracy is definitely much easier to achieve if you wait until after the game is played.) In any event, this is what we think will happen:
Last year, in Farmville (the real town, not FarmVille, the virtual one), the Terps crushed the Lancers, 85-40. Today, with the Terps playing at home, we expected no less of a rout. And we were not disappointed, as the Lancers, once again, were no match for the B.A.D. (Big, Athletic & Deep) Maryland Terps. Final score, [enter score here].
Super frosh Alyssa Thomas continued her string of double-digit games, finishing with [enter number] points, and Lynetta Kizer rebounded (literally and figuratively) from her single-point outing on Friday against Wake Forest, adding [enter number] points and grabbing [enter number] boards this afternoon. As in their last game, Maryland got contributions from many players today. [Enter names and details]
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(5:41 PM) Back from the grocery shopping . . . the food's put away. So how'd we do?
Well, as we expected, Longwood was no match for Maryland. As predicted, the Terps routed the Lancers, winning by a final score of 84-38. The margin of victory would have been far greater had the Terps' starters played starter-minutes.
Also as we expected, super frosh Alyssa Thomas again reached double figures in scoring, putting up 14 points --in only 17 minutes on the court. Playing just one minute longer (18), Lynetta Kizer did indeed bounce back from her 1-point game on Friday night, scoring 15 points and grabbing 5 rebounds.
And, as they did on Friday night (and as we expected), numerous Terps made contributions to today's win. In particular, Alicia DeVaughn, off the bench, made good use of her extra playing time (23 minutes), leading all scorers with 16 points (tying her career high), and falling just shy of double-double with 9 rebounds.
We did blow it in our hopeful prediction of a basket from beyond the arc for Sequoia. While that didn't happen, Sequoia did have one very nice play where she got out on transition and finished the layup. 2 points! She was also perfect from the charity stripe, hitting both of her free throw attempts. So she had a good game even if she didn't drain a long ball.
All in all, we think we did pretty well considering that we wrote today's game report before the game even started. However, with the Terps now returning to ACC play, the games from here on out become far more unpredictable. Guess we'll just have to wait until the final buzzer to write our posts for the rest of the season!
BTW, the Terps' next opponent, Georgia Tech, now has a second loss, as they were beaten in OT this afternoon by Miami, dropping the Yellow Jackets to 6-2 in the ACC, but still ahead of the 4-2 Terps.