Great effort. We ( all sports at HC ) always seem to lose these big opportunity games when we stay close. Too bad.
FB vs UConn with Peter Pujals starting his senior year is a good comparable to this game with Lauren Manis starting her senior year. Hopefully the ball will bounce our way in a close one later in the season.
Post by purplehaze on Nov 10, 2019 12:27:39 GMT -5
Maybe the last chance to win a game ‘we shouldn’t will come Wednesday night when BC comes to the Hart Agree here - we can’t get over the top in any of these big games - we have the team to beat BC - will we do it ?
Green wins it with 20 points over some team (?) called Stevenson what a joke I guess she won it either because 1- Navy beat Clemson or 2- it is Veterans Day
Not cheated at all. Clemson is a MUCH better team than Illinois. Last year they ended up #39 in the nation (Massey) and they were top 50 this year before losing to Navy. Illinois, in contrast, has ranked between #140 and #200 nationally in recent years. Not nearly as good as the top PL schools in any of those years. For Navy to beat Clemson by double digits is extremely impressive. For HC to take Illinois to OT was a good effort - but not terribly surprising.
Last Edit: Nov 11, 2019 14:57:19 GMT -5 by bison137
The award is supposed to be for the player of the week, not the team of the week. I never claimed that Illinois was comparable to Clemson. A 20-20 game vs even a weak Big 10 team is more impressive that 17 points vs possibly a good Clemson team and 20 points vs some team called Stevenson.
Last Edit: Nov 11, 2019 15:21:47 GMT -5 by hchoops
Manis voted pre-season POY. First game goes 20/21 and doesnt get POW...she was robbed
Not at all.
I think many would disagree with you. You did see her game stats right? She had 20 or more points AND rebounds against Illinois, if that's not a POW performance then what is? Not 17 beating Clemson who I dont see in the latest poll anyway...
I'm not sure if this is still the case, but when I was in the WBB comm role at the PL, both the MBB and WBB weekly awards were done by a vote of the WBB SIDs across the league (and SIDs were not allowed to vote for their own nominees). There's also a list of criteria that they're to consider when reviewing the nominations. The quality of the opponent is definitely factored in. It's sometimes difficult early in the season to differentiate between quality of opponents so all you have to go off of is recent historical data, which would tell you that Clemson has been a much better team than Illinois, which may have been considered.
Then again, it's been 5-6 years since I've been there so things may have (or likely have) changed, but FWIW there's your peak behind the curtain.