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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A couple of Graham blog entries worth perusing: Rushdan one of game's most exciting players
If you go by the literature of the game, point guards are supposed to be generals on the floor, commanders of a basketball battlefield as they bark out orders, direct teammates into position to attack and keep order in retreat.

They lead from the back -- or in their case, the backcourt.

Khadijah Rushdan tries; she really does. But perhaps channeling the likes of William Wallace or George Patton, Rutgers' point guard seems to operate under the philosophy that the best way to lead is to get there first and leave only when the job is done. What more often than not transpires as a result is a big reason why, as the smoke (and in some cases, mirrors) clears on the nonconference season, Rutgers once again occupies advantageous territory in the Big East standings.

Sophomore goes the extra Yarde for Marist
Score 30 points in a game one time and you had a night to remember. Do it twice within the span of a month and you're someone everyone else should remember.

Still miles away from the name recognition afforded prolific scorers such as Oklahoma State's Andrea Riley, Kansas' Danielle McCray, James Madison's Dawn Evans or Middle Tennessee's Alysha Clark, Marist sophomore Corielle Yarde has been quietly piling up points all the same. It started with a career-high 28 points in a 71-69 loss against Oklahoma State in the Bahamas over Thanksgiving, eclipsing her previous high of 15 points last season.