January 31, 2010 at 7:27 pm #1503
Nice win by the Mtn. Hawks. Wishing them the best against AU. They just need to stay healthy and be ready off the bench. Good job by Safstrom today.February 1, 2010 at 3:53 am #1504
Indeed a great win by Lehigh. Knutson had an unbelievable game and our bigs turned it around against two very good big men in Meister and Keister. Carrington’s line is not very good, but it is great to be able to win (easily) without him having to have a big game. This is turning into a pretty balanced team. Young players and upperclassmen both playing well, four players averaging double digits scoring, points coming from inside and outside, and solid contributions from several bench players. With two freshman starters getting their sealegs, I have to believe our second half and Patriot League Tournament propects hold high promise. Does anyone know how long Adams will be out?February 1, 2010 at 5:30 am #1506
They did have their big scorer out, but Knutson was having his way with the Crusaders underneath. I was actually real happy to see Ojo get serious minutes, and a new name – Safstrom – getting in for 13 minutes and 3 boards. Funny to think of a game where McCollum "only" gets 17 points in a game, and it sounds a bit disappointing… :lol:
We’re back tied for first, and it’s going to be grueling coming down the stretch. Wednesday @ American won’t be easy.February 1, 2010 at 6:18 am #1508
Safstrom is a real joy to watch. Nothing fancy about him, just hard work and he seems to be enjoying himself. Correct, AU will be tough, they have Lumpkins, Adams’ former foe from high school. If everyone can get involved, points off the bench, defense off the bench to match the strength of the starting 5, it could be a productive game for LU.February 1, 2010 at 4:43 pm #1510
Z missed 5 contested layups but played great D and hustled. Reed going with very short rotation. Hard to play out season with starters all playing 30 minutes or moreFebruary 2, 2010 at 3:32 am #1520
I agree. While, each of the five starters are solid, Reed is going to need to get more minutes out of his bench. I like Small’s energy and would like to see him getting more minutes in relief of Hall at the point. Ojo has been consistent and will continue to split time with Buchberger. Keefer struggles on defense, but is our best option for relieving McCollum. Depending on the matchup; I hope to see Safstrom, Adams and Greiner getting more minutes in relief of Carrington and Knutson.February 2, 2010 at 4:22 am #1525
I ain’t much of a basketball junkie, I wrestled, but I like the game and an impressed the balance Lehigh is showing. The production by the two frosh is impressive and bodes well for the future. We haven’t had a freshman tandem like Knutson and McCollum since…………dare I say Queenan and Polaha???? :shock:February 2, 2010 at 6:17 am #1527
I have to agree with all the statements. He needs to get the bench in the game, let them work out the kinks for a few minutes rather than taking them out when they make a mistake. They must build confidence. If LU wants to go all the way, they need the whole team. Frankly, I am surprised that Knutson has held up physically up to this point. especially with the minutes he is logging. It’s a tough game. Wishing the team well in their next game.February 3, 2010 at 4:51 am #1536
I, too, have been impressed with Safstrom’s improvement. Means a lot to be able to spell Carrington. He doesn’t bring much "O", but as with Lafayette, he was able to get some boards and make the opposition work hard. He’s sort of the classic ‘stiff’, but he gives 100% and can make life tough under the boards for the opponent.
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