Reply To: Re: COLGATE – Game 4 (Wednesday, January 19, 2011)

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More reflections on last night’s game:

Roommates CJ and Gabe have to be kicking themselves after missing the front-end of one and ones last night. In CJ’s case, he did the same days earlier against Army. Of course, the kid went 10 for 12 from the line in those two contests and willingly takes the blame. That’s just the way CJ is. You see it and you hear it in his interviews. As for Gabe, a .794 shooter from 15′ entering last night’s game, going 2 for 6 from the charity stripe must have made it a long bus ride home from Hamilton.

It wasn’t just Gabe. Instead, 7 of the 8 Lehigh players that went to the line, left at least one point there as the team hit 12 of 22 (.545). The team had entered the game shooting .745.

Sterling Melville (6’4" f), surprise contributor, got the start for CU and responded with game high/season high 15 pts. and 5 rebounds in 25 min. He had been averaging 4 point and 11 minutes per game.

LU double-teamed the ball well at times and caused an occasional turnover but was far too slow in its retreat to man coverage resulting in too many open looks for Colgate shooters who were willing to oblige shooting 47.5% from the floor.

Steals and turnovers normally "equal-out" for CJ but last night they didn’t. They went against our guy 5:1 and net-net lead to Raider points.

Seldom see Reed explode but was apparent he didn’t like the official’s non-call on CJ’s shot in the closing seconds.

Exciting game to watch if you weren’t wearing the brown and white with 10 ties and 16 lead changes.

Silver Linings:

The emergence of Holden Greiner as our 5th starter with 11 points and 9 boards last night. PL game averages include: 26 minutes, 8.5 points, and 5 rebounds per game.

CJ cans a couple of long distance shots. He and the team (7 for 15 last night) had been in a severe drought.

19 assists on 30 made baskets. More like it!

Ojo from three! Hitting 3 of 4 raised his average to .402.

Point Guard Play. PS and MM combined for 10 assists and just 2 turnovers last night.

Season-high FG% last night @ .536. Like I say, scoring will not be a problem this year, it’s the D.