Saturday, December 29, 2007


For Terps fans who have followed the team through the frenetic season-opening 14 games in 31 days, it was refreshingly relaxing today to watch Maryland play a blowout game that was just plain fun. The Richmond Spiders, despite the 27 points put up by Brittani Shells, were simply no match for the Terps, who won by 30 points, 89-59.

Marissa Coleman led Maryland's scoring with 23 (including 4 baskets from behind the arc) on her way to another double-double (10 boards). Lang also finished with a double-double (15 and 15). And two more Terps, Kristi (16) and Jade (10), also notched double figures. In addition, KT dished out 7 assists . . . including one highlight-reel-worthy scoop pass to Lang.

The mismatch allowed Coach B to go to her bench early and often, as every non-injured player saw action this afternoon. It was particularly satisfying to see the freshman reserves get some minutes. Rookie Kat Lyons, who showed early in the season what a sweet shot she has, nailed two beautiful treys, while Drey Mingo pulled down 5 rebounds and added 5 points.

The Terrapin Creampuff Classic concludes with tomorrow's 2 PM game between the Terps and the UMBC Retrievers (who were beaten on Friday by the Spiders, 64-51). And then, finally, just a few more days of waiting, and the ACC season begins!


At 10:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is more miserable in their job? Kathy Orton or Milton Kent? Do either of them ever have anything nice to write?


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