Wins Over Harvard in football and basketball....how sweet it is!
Yes, it is. I've had it in for Harvard teams since the 1965 HC-Harvard football game in Cambridge when a Harvard student dressed as a bishop or cardinal appeared on the sideline to bless the Harvard team.
I remember that. Back in the day they relished heir outlandish halftime "shows" that seemed to specialize in poor taste.
* Traffic on the Mass Pike going to the game was horrendous once you hit the former Weston tolls! Going West was worse - looked like a massive parking lot!
* Team really looks much better this year at running the offense. Had several really nice back doors in the first half.
* Crosscourt passes that Umass turned over on Sunday were eliminated last night.
* KC is starting to feel it.
* PB (hearing he put in a lot of work over the summer) is the most improved player on the team right now.
* Defense is shutting down the passing lanes, doubling down low, playing man in certain areas and rebounded nicely last night.
* Wonder why CTA didn't have his team fouling us when they got within 11 with a few minutes left?
* 3 W's in a row vs Hahvard! And a twofor this year counting football!
* Best moment of the night came with just under 4 minutes left in the game when the Harvard fans were streaming out of the building, and the guy in the purple t-shirt several rows in front of us waving them on through!
Nothing on the go HC.com site ! Everyone gone for Thanksgiving ?
That is really disappointing. A site like GOHOLYCROSS needs to be maintained daily (or folks can think that no one cares about it)! If the person (people) who will be away is/are not able to do it, then arrangements should be made to get it done. After all, none of these game dates are a surprise, are they?
Post by crusader1970 on Nov 23, 2016 9:00:28 GMT -5
Love the fact that the Herald writeup mentioned the 1-3-1 shutting them down.
This team appears to have limited offensive talent and, if we are going to have a successful season, we're gonna need a shut down D. The 1-3-1 became the identity of this team last year and I'd love to see that happen again.
For those who like to point out when a coach throws a player under the bus, does this qualify?:
Amaker said it was a “tough night” for Edosomwan given Holy Cross’ style of play, but noted he needs more from his veterans, and especially Edosomwan, in order to turn around a difficult start to what was hoped to be a promising season.
“He hasn’t performed well this season,” Amaker said of Edosomwan. “We need more from him, we need more from everyone, but he has not been a factor for us this year.”
Very nice win on the road last night. I wrote after the UMass game that this team is going to be fine. The team has a lot of seniors contributing. Although it is nice to see KC and PB doing so well, senior packed teams usually do very well at this level, and it does not matter who recruited them. You need some luck to win it all, but the pieces are there for HC to make another championship run. There will be some bumps in the road, but it is going to be a fun year to be a HC hoop fan!
Only got to Lavietes for the second half, but I liked what I saw. The defense was active and disciplined, getting hands and feet in passing lanes and creating a lot of turnovers and some fast break points. On offense, we looked more to slashing players, with limited success, but did get to the rack driving the ball. Everyone played within themselves and they did hit the boards. I would like to see CBC stretch the bench some more, but Floyd got a quick hook after fouling a Johnnie on a three.
- Thomson in particular must have had a half a dozen kicked balls which seemed to frustrate the Harvard guards - HC was very active on D and rotated well. Great to see this, because I thought that was the difference maker for 5 days in March - HC might have been 8-24 from beyond the arc, but I'd say about 5 of those were desperation heaves as the shot clock ran down HC started really cold from the 3, but discounting desperation heaves, from the time Benzan broke the ice mid-way through the first half, HC shot the 3 pretty well - Can't argue with W's, but the bench is feeling thin. Once again basically a seven man rotation. Zignorski made a cameo at the end of the first half when Champion became the 3rd Crusader with 2 fouls. Husek sat for a long time in the 2nd half with 4 fouls and Floyd had 3 fouls in not that many minutes. I gotta think unless a serviceable 8th man is developed, guys getting into foul trouble could be a huge issue. It's harder to play tough D when you have to be overly concerned about foul trouble - All wins are nice. Road wins against a favored opponent are nicer.