Thursday, January 10, 2013

Fan Appreciation Day . . . $1 tickets, $1 hot dogs, $1 sodas, and a great game.  What a deal!

After not beating Miami at Comcast since 2009, the Terps (despite serious first half foul trouble) ran the #24/25 ranked 'Canes ragged in the second period and coasted to an easy 84-62 win.  Even Maryland's newest addition, Senior Volleyball star Caitlin Adams, got a minute or so of playing time in this evening's blow-out victory.

The BCs were really looking forward to seeing tonight's game in person, but that pesky flu bug had other plans for us.  Instead of a $1 ticket (and hot dogs!), we shelled out (pun intended) $9.95 for a one-month subscription to Terps TV premium events.  So, we did "see" the game on our laptop at home . . . and we definitely enjoyed it.  But we're certain the fans at Comcast had an even better time.  Games like these are just plain F-U-N when you're in the house.  No doubt all the Terps fans headed for home feeling very "appreciated".

And speaking of appreciation, we can't begin to tell you how much we appreciated the play tonight of Freshman PG Chloe Pavlech!  With Alicia, Alyssa and T-Hawk all struggling with first half fouls, Chloe's shooting held Miami at bay until reinforcements arrived in the second period.  Chloe's previous career high was 10 points; tonight she doubled that, finishing with a game-high 20 points, on 8-11 shooting, including hitting 50% (3-6) from beyond the arc.  All this offensive output while still taking very good (veteran-like) care of the basketball for 35 minutes.

The usual suspects, Alyssa and T-Hawk, also played major roles in this dominating win.  Each chipped in 18 points, and Tianna added another double-double to her resume, pulling down a game-high 11 boards. Malina Howard also finished in double figures with 10 points.

The BCs want to mention, too, how much we "appreciated" the spark that Katie Rutan provided off the bench.  What a tough player!  She has a broken nose, she's wearing an uncomfortable face-mask . . . but still she shoots 50% from the field (8 pts), chases down lose balls, plays aggressive defense, and has a couple of dishes and a steal.  Twenty-seven minutes of good, solid play tonight -- a big part of why the Terps finished on the winning side of a very lop-sided score.

A good all around team win.  Two in a row in Conference play. Maryland's record now stands at 3-1 in the ACC.  Hopefully the Terps can build on that when they travel to Virginia Tech on Sunday.

Go Maryland . . . Beat the Hokies!


At 8:31 AM, Blogger fr mike said...

PEACE! Been missing your posts. There is no way the Flu is going to get a win over the DCBCs! :) Sounds like last night's game was a real team effort.

At 9:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back BCs. Love the blogs, the creativity and the sense of shared fun in watching these wonderful young women play a game well.

At 1:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, good to have you back, BCs. The person with whom I live and to whom I am related by marriage attended the game last night and said the officiating was terrible. She was, on the other hand, also excited to see Chloe have a break-out performance, especially since neither Chloe nor Katy have histories of being prolific scorers. It was also good to see Malina start to come to life, laboring in the shadows of Tianna and Alicia as she does. We need them all.

At 7:26 PM, Anonymous kanghagas said...

Pablo: Cebu, Philippine nee Washington DC., ...
Glad to know you're back and recovering after being shelled-out* by this season nasty FLU.
I have and will continue to read your blog. Its contents always add a delightful perspective.
Unlike the mens team who have welted against Florida State, the physical play of Miami have failed to deter the teamwork and cohesiveness of these young women.
*...pun unintended.


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