Maryland's Kizer Is Named ACC's Top Freshman
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Maryland center Lynetta Kizer yesterday became the sixth player in the program's history to be named freshman of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Kizer, a 6-foot-4 center out of Potomac (Va.), averaged 11.7 points and 7.4 rebounds while shooting about 50 percent. She started 28 of 29 games, helping the Terrapins to a share of the league regular season title and the top seed in this week's ACC tournament.
Kizer is the third Maryland player in the last five years to win the award, following Marissa Coleman (2006) and Crystal Langhorne (2005).
-- KANSAS 69, BAYLOR 45: In Lawrence, Kan., Danielle McCray scored a career-high 35 points, including seven three-pointers, and the Jayhawks took advantage of Danielle Wilson's absence in the rout of the No. 5 Lady Bears.
Kansas (17-11, 6-9 Big 12) dominated from the start, opening with a 16-4 run and pushing the lead to 25 by halftime. Krysten Boogaard added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Jayhawks.
Baylor (23-5, 11-4) seemed disoriented without its leading scorer and rebounder, shooting just 26 percent.
-- OKLAHOMA 61, TEXAS TECH 49: Courtney Paris added to her record-setting double-double total with 12 points and 16 rebounds in the final home game of her illustrious career, and the No. 3 Sooners (26-3, 14-1) clinched the Big 12 championship outright. The Lady Raiders are 15-14, 5-10.
-- MIAMI (OHIO) 45, BOWLING GREEN 40: In Oxford, Ohio, Rachael Hencke scored 13 points to help the RedHawks end the 25th-ranked Falcons' 25-game winning streak. Bowling Green (25-3, 14-1 Mid-American) had had the second-longest streak in Division I behind No. 1 U-Conn. Miami is 14-14, 6-9.
-- KANSAS STATE 66, TEXAS 50: In Manhattan, Kan., Marlies Gipson scored 24 points to lead the Wildcats (22-6, 9-6 Big 12) past the No. 15 Longhorns (20-9, 8-7).
-- DELAWARE 64, G. MASON 42: Sophomore Brittany Eley led the Patriots (4-25, 2-16 Colonial Athletic Association) with a career-high 20 points in the loss to the Blue Hens on senior night in Fairfax.