Maryland Hurricanes High School Blog

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Maryland-Duke: The Game

It was good to see all the Hurricanes girls, teams, coaches and parents at the Maryland-Duke women’s basketball game Jan. 7 at the Comcast Center at Maryland. And it was good to see players from other AAU organizations. While the No. 6 Terps took it on the chin from the No. 2 Blue Devils, everyone at the game helped Maryland make history again. The attendance was 16,097 – the second largest crowd for a women’s game in Atlantic Coast Conference history. Only the Maryland-Duke game at Comcast Center in 2004 drew a bigger crowd -- 17,243, in which Duke also won.

In the game Jan. 7, there was a lot for up and coming players to see and learn from. Duke’s Lindsey Harding and Monique Curry led the way for Duke. If you want to learn how to run the point, watch Harding play again. She controlled everything. If you want to see how a wing player shoots 3s, attacks the basket, rebounds and defends, Currie is someone to watch. On Maryland's side, center Crystal Langhorne has a post drop step move that has to be the quickest around. Also, Kristi Toliver, a 5-foot-7 inch freshman guard who scored 12 points in the game, shows you don't always have to be a 6-footer to make it big in the college game.

At the end of the game, Maryland coach Brenda Frese invited everyone back to the game vs. Florida State on Monday, Jan. 16, at 4:30 p.m., when schools in the area will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday observance.

Click here for the boxscore of the game: