Northern Colorado Gives Nationally-Ranked Maryland Fits Before Falling, 87-79
"Fosdick was unbelievable tonight,"
The Bears hit six of their first eight three-point shots and trailed by only one, 22-21, at the second media timeout of the contest with left in the first stanza. Despite the hot shooting from beyond deep, the Bears made only one of their first five shots inside the three-point arc.
Fosdick's fourth three-pointer of the half trimmed the Terrapin lead to two points, but
A Fosdick three-pointer at the mark gave
Langhorne scored a basket and drew a foul to complete a three-point play to put the Terps up 80-77 with to go. The Bears' Danielle Hagen grabbed a loose ball and hit a short jumper with one second on the shot clock to trim the lead back to one at 80-79 with to go in the game.
But down the stretch, Langhorne was too much for the Bears to handle in the post as she scored two more baskets in the lane to give the Terps an 84-79 lead with 1:11 left in the game.
"We got some big plays from our seniors tonight,"
Langhorne scored a career-high 33 points and ripped down a game-high 11 rebounds to lead the Terps.
Fosdick led the Bears with a career-high 29 points on 10-of-17 shooting, including a 6-of-9 from beyond the three-point arc. Fosdick also dished out a season-high tying seven assists in the game. Fosdick was joined in double figures by junior Cindy McCarroll (14 points), Drangmeister (14 points) and Flavin (12 points).
NOTES: Fosdick lit the nets on fire in the first half with a game-high 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including 4-of-5 from beyond the three-point arc ... Maryland's Crystal Langhorne led the Terps with 16 first-half points on six-of-eight shooting from the field and four-of-six shooting from the free throw stripe ... the University of Maryland cancelled classes on Monday because of the snow storm that had been predicted to drop between 8-10 inches in College Park ... Northern Colorado will take part in the NCAA Division I Independent Tournament on March 3-5 in Orem, Utah, on the campus of Utah Valley State College ... UNC is the No. 3 seed in the tournament and will play IPFW in the first round on March 3 at 2 p.m. in the McKay Events Center.