It's always good to win on the road. Congratulations to all the guys - with a special shout out to Malachi. At least all the ticky tack foul calls got some of our lower rotation guys a chance to see a few more minutes. Hoping to see a team wide strong effort against Marist
Just got home. I'll take any win we can get at that God-forsaken place. The boys did a good job bringing the noise in Dave's absence. Malachi was obviously huge. Foul trouble definitely hurt us but happy to get a W.
Made the trip down Route 8. Nice road win! The boys were on the verge of breaking the game open a couple of times, but couldn't pull the trigger. Malachi was on fire, and despite being gassed at the end, had enough in the tank to finish it!! HC had a decent turnout, more of the couple hundred wore purple than not! A buddy asked Bobby V at halftime - don't I know you from Rippowam??
Karl Charles needs to stop with the silly fouls he has already taken himself out of a number of games this season. In general his play has been up and down and we need him to become more consistent as PL play stats. Hey SOV seniors only scored 80 percent of the points last night but we'll be happy to see them leave.
- It was win a game that went down to the wire. I had a sense in the closing minutes that HC was burning too much clock and then not getting a good look. A couple of misses on low percentage shots wrapped around a pair of 3's the other way and a 6 point lead evaporated very quickly. I was beginning to get that "here we go again" feeling. This year's squad has not been very good in crunch time games. After Sacred Heart tied the game, coming down and scoring on the first possession followed by a stop was huge - not just for the game but hopefully for the psyche of the team going forward. They need to know that they can prevail through adversity
- Champion didn't seem too badly hampered after being helped off the court Sunday. His minutes seemed a little lower than normal even after foul trouble became an issue, so maybe there are some lingering effects, but the way he moved nothing too serious or cause for serious concern going forward
- The refs were wildly inconsistent. 6 minutes into the 2nd half both teams had 6 fouls. Sacred Heart picked up it's 9th with about 10 seconds left in the game. The players made some adjustment, but the refs went from calling every tick-tack contact to calling nothing. The last 14 minutes were pretty well officiated The rest, especially the start of the 2nd half, was ridiculous
- Speaking of fouls, Charles needs to learn to stay on the floor. Too often this season he has spent too much time on the bench with foul trouble. Technicals are never smart. Immediately after picking up your third foul is really bad
- Most of Floyd's blocks are dramatic, crowd pleasing, big swats. Last night he had one that was a quiet tip to himself. I'd love to see that added to his repertoire. Big swats are flashy, but normally don't result in possession of the ball
- Floyd is another one who seems to be in foul trouble a lot. He wasn't last night which was helpful since everyone else was
- It was nice to see LeSann get some meaningful minutes. For the most part he seemed to be standing where he was supposed to be. On offense, his rotations were basically consistent with the team's pattern. I don't recall anything really good. I don't recall any real screw-ups either