Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Monday, February 19, 2007

Duke lost Monique Currie, Mistie Williams, and Jessica Foley from last season's team. Chante Black has not been able to play due to an injury. They have the toughest conference schedule of the projected top three in the ACC. Yet, the Blue Devils are still undefeated after visiting Maryland and nearly 18,000 fans at the Comcast Center and downing the Terps 69-57.

A major reason for the win yesterday and the 28-0 record is Lindsey Harding. The senior reached a new career high with 29 and had Terps coach Brenda Frese declaring post-game, "If Lindsey Harding isn't the Player of the Year, I don't know who is." Maryland had prepared to defend Harding's drives to the basket, but did not have an answer for her seemingly endless supply of mid-range pull up jumpers.

Crystal Langhorne led the Terps with 15 points and 12 rebounds, but senior Shay Doron did not have the last game at the Comcast she would have liked, with four points and four fouls. The DC BasketCases have some photos of the game and the Senior Day ceremony for Doron and a nice tribute for Doron and Aurelie Noirez.