Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran Leadership

Today is November 11th, Veterans Day.

Today is the day that we honor all those who serve, or have served, our country in the armed forces.  As the saying goes, freedom isn't free; it comes with a price.  So the BCs would like to thank all the servicemen and women who have made our freedom possible.  Your service, your sacrifice, are very much appreciated. 

Changing gears back to basketball . . . a veteran of a different sort took center stage today when the Terps traveled to Baltimore for their second game of the 2012-13 regular season, facing off against the Loyola Greyhounds. The BCs didn't make the trip, but we did follow all the "action" on Gametracker (what would we do without those little, top-heavy, color-coded  figures!).  And from what we "saw" of the game, it went something like this: Tianna Hawkins scored, Tianna Hawkins rebounded, once in a while Loyola scored, Tianna Hawkins scored, Tianna Hawkins rebounded, sometimes other Terps scored and rebounded, etc. etc. etc.

At the half, Tianna led the Greyhounds, 26-25.  Yes, T-Hawk actually outscored the entire Loyola team in the first half!  If you add the scoring by other Maryland players, the half-time scoreboard read Terps 41, Greyhounds 25.   Luckily for Loyola, T-Hawk spent more time on the bench in the 2nd half, adding only 7 points and 5 boards after the break.  Tianna, who broke the career 1,000-point barrier on Friday night against Mount St. Mary's, finished tonight with game highs in both scoring (33 -- a new career high) and rebounding (13), as Maryland coasted to an 88-45 road victory.

So how fitting that on Veterans Day, Maryland's most veteran player -- the only Senior on the active roster -- should put on such an impressive performance.  Great job, T!

And, above all, a special thank you to all those veterans, past and present, who serve our country.


At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hawkins is going to play herself right into a pro career. So happy for her. She seems like a lovely young lady who has the heart of a lion.

At 4:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sad to hear the news about Mique and Jen Lacy. I hope you'll post some info on it, since I know that lots of folks don't follow the W news in the off-season, but will be checking your blog.

At 3:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brenda continues to undercoach. Way to go. UConn will crush this team.


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