While Washington’s other media whined about what a black Wednesday, Dec. 4, was with the Terps men embarrassed by Ohio State and all but ignoring American crushing Howard, one had had to wonder why the good news was either relegated to page three or not reported at all.
Of course the good news in Washington these days is women’s basketball. Just for the record, the Terps ripped the Buckeyes a new buttocks never trailing in a 67-55 win. Maryland’s women are ranked 8th in the nation when is the last time the men broke the top 25? The University of the District of Columbia is in the conversation for Div II’s top 25. So where is the recognition?
Howard (3-6) snapped a five-game losing streak in New Hampshire the same night. The Lady Bison used a 15-4 run over the final 7:04 to claim the win, holding the Wildcats to 1-of-7 shooting during that span and keeping them without a field goal over the last three minutes of the game.
Where was the media for the battle of local giant freshmen as Georgetown topped GW Tuesday? Colonial Caira Washington’s (Georgetown Day School) first career double-double, 13 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, were not enough. Hoyas’ center Natalie Butler (Lake Braddock) led her team with 17 points in a 78-57 rout.
Georgetown is 5-2; George Washington is 4-3.
George Mason fell 90-83 in overtime at Delaware State Wednesday. A couple of homegrown stars, DSU’s Tierra Hawkins (Riverdale Baptist) and GM’s Taylor Brown (McNamara) led the way; still, Big Media decided the game was not worth reporting. By the way, Hawkins finished with 29 points and 14 rebound . Brown led the Patriots with 20 points.
The only time UDC sports has made local news this year is when the program was put under the knife. Where were reporters Tuesday when Telisha Turner sank a free throw with no time left giving the Firebirds a 77-76 win of Caldwell and a 5-0 start to the season?
Bowie State is off to a 3-1 start and has a tough test coming up Saturday when the Bulldogs host Queens College at 2 pm.
Washington Adventist takes a win streak to Barber Scotia College for its 1 pm tip-off today. The Shock, (3-7) topped Goucher 61-56 Monday. WAU was led by Ebonie Ellison and Nicole Derrickson (Flowers) had 11 points. Courtney Cayard (HD Woodson) and Karis Powell each had 10 points andPowell nine rebounds.
Gallaudet won its third straight Wednesday with a 55-41 road victory against Penn St.-Abington in a North Eastern Athletic Conference game.
Danielle Warren and Isabella Hasty both scored 14 points. Hasty added 10 rebounds as she recorded her first double-double of the season. Britny Latham recorded 13 points and five steals. Lane Peters was a force in the paint as she recorded 13 rebounds in her first game for the Bison.
The team welcomes Lehman College, Trinity Washington University and Valley Forge Christian College to campus for the two-day event beginning Friday. The Bison take on Lehman in their first game at 2 pm. The consolation and championship games will take place on Dec. 7.
Marymount hosts Mary Washington Saturday at 2 in what promises to be a challenging early season Capital Athletic Conference match.
Catholic welcomes the Drew Rangers Saturday at 2 pm for the official home opener and the first Landmark Conference game of the season.