January 15, 2016 at 5:53 pm #24849
LU* (2-3, 4-12) and ranked 260th
HC* (2-3, 7-9) and ranked 258th
HC wins by 4 (69-65)
Elsewhere around the League on Saturday
AU @ AWP* (Sun)
Loy @ BU*
CU @ Bucky
LC* @ N
• Presently in a 5-way tie for 5th
The Crusaders are coming off a loss to Lafayette on Wednesday night. It marks their second PL setback in a row – both on the road. In early PL play the Crusaders are 2-0 at home and 0-3 on the road. They, no doubt, will welcome us to the Hart Center with open arms this weekend. Sadly, Lehigh has dropped each of the preceding three contests played up in Worcester. You’ve got to go back to February 2013 to spot a LU win up north. That one came thanks to the play of Mackey McKnight and Holden Greiner. Here’s a quick glance at the last two years from both the Lehigh and TK perspective:
LU vs. Holy Cross
1 and 4 (including one “L” in the PL quarter-finals two years ago)
0 and 3 @ Hart Center by an average score of 47.3 to 57.7
1 and 1 @ Stabler
TK vs. Holy Cross
@ Hart Center: 3 game average of 10.7ppg and 8.3 rpg
@ Stabler: 2 game average of 21.5ppg and 8.0 rpg
Looking over this season’s 5-game PL Stats you see what
be two Mountain Hawk advantages entering play tomorrow afternoon. Namely: The “3” and O. Boards
The 3-point shot.
LU has connected on 41.9% of their tries from deep compared to only 30.7% for Holy Cross. On the defensive side of the ball, HC has given up 42.0% (50 of 119) of the long-ball attempts – good for a 10th place standing. And, we possess 3 of the League’s top 15 scorers – in terms of % made from beyond the arc. They are: KL (#2 @ .600), JC (#4 @ .476) and AP (#14 @ .381). Yet, as a team, we have taken the 9th fewest “3’s” of anyone in the league. Will our tactics change on Saturday or will we continue to go deep to TK?
We stand in 3rd place (30.1%) when it comes to pulling down O Boards. HC is in last or 10th place with an efficiency number of 22.6%.
Maybe, just maybe we’re due for a win in Worcester this time ‘round.January 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm #24854
Pretty nice first half. The difference is remarkable when AP is hitting shots; seems to drive his confidence. A few sloppy turnovers, but good showing overall so far I think. A bit of a letdown at the end of the half, but the cushion was enough.
Hopefully we open the 2nd sharp.January 16, 2016 at 7:15 pm #24855
At work. Can’t see game. Is goldy not playing much. 2 fouls. No shotsJanuary 16, 2016 at 7:29 pm #24856
Very limited minutes. His D looked good to me, but picked up 2 fouls in that limited time.January 16, 2016 at 7:58 pm #24857
Well that was fun. So much different when AP hits. He needs to show up every game for us to have a shot.January 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm #24858
Well, the 3’s came – big time, as we hit 11 of 23 raising our
PL Game Only
stat line to 42 of 97 (.433) and good for 2nd in the league. We trail only Bucknell.
So, too, did the rebounding (39 to 24 and 9 vs. 6 on the O boards).
AP was on fire with 6 of 8. Post game interview spoke to his hard work on the “D” side of the ball in his last two games whee we chased Reed of AU and Haas of Bucknell around the court. Five days of rest and a day of practice (yesterday up in Worcester) were just what the Doctor ordered. AP was the AP of old.
TK – despite going 7 of 8, the best thing may have been seeing him commit just 1 pf.
KL – Best sequence of the game came at the 13:10 mark of the second half when KL lead the charge upping our lead from 13 to 21 points via (a) baseline drive for 2, (b) a 3 form the corner, and (c) an assist to DC for a 3 in the corner.
Great to see Jenkings, Carter, and Glover contribute a combined 21 points in what seemed to be “extended” minutes for each. Hell, JJ was awarded an assist near game end. All around team victory in what had been a place of horrors for Lehigh.
Navy up next at home on Wednesday.January 17, 2016 at 6:02 pm #24869
Any win in Worcester is huge, with our history.January 17, 2016 at 6:05 pm #24870
Wow, big win for Colgate at Bucknell. They look to be for real.
Loyola coming back to reality with consecutive losses to the service academies.
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