In the long awaited debut of the six foot forward from Athens, Eleanna Christinaki put on a show in Baltimore, scoring 32 points in a domination over Coppin state. The Terps won the game in convincing fashion, 113-49.
Christinaki was helped right back into the flow of the college game after being off for 11 months and played the most minutes out of any terp on the floor tonight.
“I think she was unsettled” Coach Frese said about Christinaki going into this game. But it seemed the coach was pleased with the outcome.
“She still has to groove into this team, but I do think she’s more settled.” Frese said about Christinaki.
The forwards alongside seemed to be playing up to par this game as well as Brianna Fraser had a double double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Blair watson was two points short of a career high with 23.
The good shooting on the Terps side seemed to be all around the floor as they shot an astounding 59.7 percent from the floor, a mark only eclipsed in their previous game against Loyola (Md.)
In their last game they also set a program record in assists with 37 and it seemed to carry over into this game as the Terps racked up 22 assists on the day led once again by Channise Lewis who had 7 on the day.
As the Terps seemed to be flourishing on offense, you couldn’t say the same about the Eagles. Coppin state was held to only 34% shooting, which included a third quarter were the only scored a bismal four points off 2-13 shooting.
This was the Terps ninth straight win, and fifth straight win over 20 points. Over those last five games the Terps have won by an average of 44 points.
But this domination now will be met with more competition as they enter Big Ten play starting next thursday.
“I’m really excited for how hard this team has been working and for them to see when they do buy in on the things we’ve been talking about great things will happen for this team,” Frese said about her mindset going into conference games.
The Terps steamrolled through conference play last year only losing one game in conference and ending the season with a big ten conference regular season and tournament championship.
The Terps will have to try and keep up their hot streak and repeat their success from last season when the start big ten play on Thursday December 28th at home against the fighting illini of Illinois.
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