Tuesday, November 01, 2011


It was only an exhibition. Really just a scrimmage between two teams with fans in attendance. But this evening, when the Messiah came to Comcast to face the 2011-12 Terps (minus one), it meant that the all-too-long (and all-too-depressing) off-season was finally at an end. College basketball is back! Hallelujah!

As expected, the D-III Falcons were no match for the #11 ranked D-I Terrapins. Even playing without senior star Lynetta Kizer (who apparently was a naughty girl -- suspended indefinitely for an undisclosed violation of team rules), the Terps dominated Messiah, 82-36. Props to the Falcons . . . they never looked intimidated or defeated. They played hard. This experience should stand them in good stead when they tip off against their own D-III competitors this season.

As for the Terps, four players finished in double figures (Anjale Barrett, Tianna Hawkins, Alyssa Thomas and Laurin Mincy). Laurin led all scorers with 17 points, and the BCs were impressed. We won't know for sure until Laurin faces some tougher opponents, but it looked to us like Laurin's game has really grown since her rookie season. Another player who caught our attention was freshman PG Brene Moseley. "Bones" dished out 7 assists in her debut. Not bad at all. Finally, with Netta in warm-ups on the bench, Tianna dominated the paint, finishing with a double-double (12 points & 13 boards).

This was hardly an edge-of-your-seat nailbiter, but we still had fun. And we look forward to many more opportunities to cheer on the Terps -- and have fun -- this season.

Next up: another exhibition at home, this one against Holy Family at 7 PM on Sunday.


At 10:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"suspended indefinitely"? What happened? That's not good if we are without Kizer.

At 7:00 AM, Anonymous Marcie said...

What's with these preseason game schools? Are they all booked against opponents from the WWJD conference?
Did Maryland suspect early that Kizer was not going to be available, so plan to the season slowly against the holy rollovers?

At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need Kizer. We aren't an 11th rank team in the country without her.

At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally what a better time to suspend Kizer "indefinitely." We have 2 easy games to start the season. Anyone want to bet that Lynetta will be in uniform when we play Georgetown?

At 11:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope so!

At 1:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A dismaying stat from last night is that the Terps were 2-9 for three-pointers against a D-III team. To be sure, the Terps were so dominant inside that they didn't need to score from the outside, but a major problem for them last year was precisely their inability to score from outside, thereby relieving the pressure on their inside bigs. Boston College was only the first of many last year to do precisely that.

Overall, the Terps looked to be in terrific physical condition: "lean and mean".

At 2:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, any scoop on how long this suspension is going to last??!

At 2:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps this explains why 'Netta has not been pictured in the recent ad promos. I was scratching my head why the underclass(wo)men were being featured instead of her.

At 3:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And why she wasn't at the ACC media day. Instead it was Thomas and Mincy. Wouldn't you want your other Wooden award player there. I just hope this doesn't last long because this really would change the outlook of the season in my opinion.


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