Friday, February 24, 2012


Tonight was Senior Night for the Terps, and Maryland's three seniors -- Anjale Barrett, Kim Rodgers,and Lynetta Kizer -- wrapped up their regular season home careers by kicking off a fun and satisfying beat-down of the Tar Heels, 84-64.

Not only fun, but with tonight's win, the Terps have guaranteed themselves a top-four finish in the ACC, regardless of the outcome of this Sunday's game at NC State. And that, as our readers know, means: NO PLAYING ON THURSDAY!!

All three seniors started tonight, and, fueled by Kim's consecutive three-pointers, they quickly propelled the Terps to an 11-1 lead. At the break, Maryland led, 53-29. As we talked with other fans at halftime (by the way, a great halftime . . . Gymkana and Zumba!), nobody wanted to say what we all were thinking . . . in case we'd jinx it. But what we were all thinking was "this game is over." And it was. No nail-biting. No drama. No big comeback by the Heels. Just another enjoyable twenty minutes, to appreciate the seniors, and the entire Terps team.

Super Soph Alyssa Thomas was super again tonight, as she led the Terps' scoring with 20 points. She also pulled down 14 rebounds, for another double-double, and dished out 7 assists (and the BCs can recall at least 2 plays that could've added to her total, but didn't). This is not the first time that AT has come close to a triple-double, and it wouldn't surprise the BCs if we get to see one from her before her own Senior Night. Alicia DeVaughn, who only played 19 minutes due to foul trouble, made the most of those minutes, notching 14 points. Laurin Mincy, coming off the bench, rounded out the Terps' double-digit scoring with 13.

Most of the Terps' ACC games this season have been really tense affairs, so tonight's game, frankly, was a refreshing break. What it lacked in excitement it made up for in just great fun (if you are a Terps fan). A really great way for three very special young ladies to take their final bows. Thank you, Kimmie. Thank you Anj. And thank you Netta. We'll miss you!

Go Terps . . . Beat the Wolfpack!

Photo Credit: DC BasketCases


At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very happy for Kim that her Senior night was a good one for her performance wise. Also, glad to see Devaugh not travel with every possession. She had a good game.

Quick turnaround--hoping the team finishes out the regular season strong despite the fact they have sealed a top 4 spot.

Good job Terps!

At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we beat NC State, we end up on Miami's side of the bracket. Interesting. Of course, we have to beat VA to get to them which will be very tough as well. After blowing out VA, I'm sure they will be ready to play next time. That potential match up with Miami though--wow. Bring it!

At 4:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know what happened to Netta at halftime? She came out late and went back in at least 1 other time during the 2nd half..I was thinking maybe tummy issues.

Great game..let's keep it going!

At 8:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hard to believe Kim & Anj were part of the heralded 2007 recruiting class. Remember when they arrived along with Drey, Marah, & Kat? Wow.

Really glad Kim could have such a great home regular-season closing act.

At 9:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't Kim and Anjale the last links to the players on the National championship team, i.e., the only players left who actually played with CLang, Harp, KT & Coleman?

Whatever the case, great to see them all go out with a bang. I wish each of them continued success in all of their pursuits.

At 7:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim & Anj shared one season with Lang & Harp (as redshirts) & two seasons with Marissa & KT. Shay Doron graduated the spring before they arrived.

Echo your sentiments wishing all three continued success. It's great to watch them grow over their college years.


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