Friday, December 10, 2010

All Terp Systems Go

Tonight's game at Comcast featured the basketball programs of two campuses of the University System of Maryland -- College Park, and Baltimore County. Whatever the schools may have in common academically, they're a bit different when it comes to basketball, and the Retrievers of UMBC were no match for the Terps of College Park, who cruised to a 71-45 victory.

Although the Terps were at full strength tonight with Alyssa Thomas back in the lineup, BC Eileen is still sidelined, and so once again we were not able to see this game live. But we did "watch" those cute little red and white Terp figures run and jump on Gametracker's virtual court (what fun!) as they scored the first 15 points of the game, and never looked back (actually the little figures can't . . . they don't have eyes).

Alyssa not only played tonight, but was one of three Terps finishing in double figures (she had 10 points); T-Hawk led all scorers with 16, and Anjale Barrett added 12 points (including 2 of 3 from beyond the arc). Anj also dished out 6 assists, and the team as a whole had 21 assisted baskets. The Terps also cut down on their TOs (12), and totally dominated the Retrievers on the glass (30-19).

The Terps now have a long layoff for exams. They won't be tipping off again until Sunday, December 19, when they travel up I-95 to take on Delaware State in Dover. And they won't make another appearance at home until the Terrapin Classic (**Time Change Alert, link here**) that starts on December 28th, by which time BC Eileen is virtually certain to be back in action.

Congratulations, Terps! Go Ace Those Exams!

Go Maryland . . . Beat Delaware State!


At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting starting lineup tonight. I wonder if it will stick. I kind of like it. Barett, AT, Diandra, Hawkins, and Kizer. I like Hawkins....she can finish at the basket pretty consistantly. Outside shooting is their big issue right now. Teams will pack it in unless they can shoot those 3's better.

At 1:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone know where Yemi was last night? Did they let her go back home early for the holiday?

At 2:48 PM, Blogger BasketCases said...

Dear Anonymous,

According to a poster on a Terps message board, "Yemi was sick last night. They are supposed to stay away when sick so they don't infect others."


At 8:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eileen - We're hoping that you're just resting up for the holidays, and that you'll be back courtside soon.


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