November 14, 2009 at 1:01 am #1133
1/2 time 25-25
great D atrocious shooting by everyone Z 0-7 ,Keefer 1-5 no one has more than 1 basketNovember 14, 2009 at 1:19 am #1135
Hall heating up 5-9 McCollum hits a couple up by 2 2nd halfNovember 14, 2009 at 1:49 am #1136
Down 47-41 we really cannot shoot. Z OK D but lots of missed shots.Only O is Hall and McCollum. Keefer shooting as bad as he did last year. Not the same shooter as he was in HS. Bench doing OK
53-46 down if Richmond could shoot 3s we would be down well into double digitsNovember 14, 2009 at 2:26 am #1137
Down by 10minute left. great effort . Z non factor . Geriot took him out of the game. keefer bad shooting, did not take a 3. mcCollum kid will be real good. Knutson also. Bench OK but unless we can get some outside scoring consistently, better than last year but not by much.
PL lost all OOC games tonite except Pards beat WagnerNovember 14, 2009 at 3:18 am #1138
Dissappointing night for Lehigh and for the PL as a whole. Judging solely by the stats it seems that we played relatively well but were plagued by bad shooting and turnovers. 25 TO’s is way too many for a backcourt as experienced as ours (Hall, Buchburger, Keefer, Small) and we also went scoreless for about 7 minutes after jumping out to the big early lead on the road.
Encouraging signs from McCollum (I’m choosing to chalk up his SIX turnovers to jitters/inexperience) and Hamilton. Where was Adams?
Overall, dissappointing but losing to a good A-10 team on the road by 12 when your 2nd best player has an uncharacteristically bad night isn’t the end of the world.
Hope Coach Reed and Co. can take care of the ball and knock down some more shots to pick up a nice road win against Rider.November 14, 2009 at 4:03 am #1139
Do not be disheartened. That was a very good effort against an excellent team. I warned in an earlier post that their matchup zone defense wil make most teams offense look terrible. Does anyone know whether we played a man to man against them because they are very good at backdoor cutting against man? I think this was a good building block for the balance of the season.November 14, 2009 at 12:38 pm #1141
Quick observations/comments after watching the game.
It’s way to early to get down on this team. Come on, consider the opponent!
CJ is the real deal. 3 for 8 shooting and 12 pts in 26 minutes (9 more min than given either Keefer or Buchberger). Fits nicely with Marquis.
Solid "D" exhibited by LU. RU hit only 2 of 16 from deep (12.5%) and only 38.6% overall.
LU out-rebounded RU 40-36 but only pulled down 10 on the "O" glass.
Like last year, we can’t win with Zahir on the bench. Poor shooting (1 for 8) and quick fouls forced him to the sidelines again and again.
Again, like last year, one or two scoring lapses killed any chance of us winning this game. This time it occurred at the 11:55 mark of the second half when for the next 5 minutes and 18 seconds we went scoreless and gave up what was a two point lead and ended up trailing by 6.
Our forwards – principally sophomores and freshman with ZC out of the game – were no match for RU’s experienced "wide-bodies:" Harper (6’6" 225lb jr.), Butler (6’7" 210 lb, sr.) and Geriot (6’9" 225 lb jr.). Each played 31+ minutes and dominated scoring 32 pts. in a combined 88 minutes of floor time. LU was hurt badly by trio and was outscored in the paint 36 to 20. LU could only muster 13 points of rebounds to 30 by RU.
Prentice Small (0 for 2 shooting with 1 asst. and 1 turnover) played out of control (so what’s new) for 6 minutes and contributed nothing to the offense.
Michael Ojo (2 for 4 shooting, 5 rebounds, 3 personal fouls, 4 turnovers and 1 steal in 17 minutes) played his typical helter-skelter game.
Jordan Hamilton (1 for 2 – both from beyond the arc, 2-2 from the line, 3 boards and 2 blocks) played inspired ball in his 12 minutes on the court. Look for more out of him in the games ahead.
Gabe Knutson (6’8" freshman forward) got the start and did OK, all things considered scoring 4 pts (2 for 6) and pulling down 6 boards. On his misses he look awkward, "short-arming" the ball at times. Nerves, I’m sure.
Keefer’s 2 for 8 (5 pts) in 17 minutes won’t cut it going forward. He must contribute more. If he does, watch out! Hall, CJ and Keefer could be quite a story come January.
Buchberger’s 6 boards in 17 minutes were nice to see – yet expected. Picked right up from last year.
Mineri’s 4 pts in 18 minutes were not enough! By the way, where was Adams. Zahir needs these guys, especially when riding the bench as he was last night.
Shamis and Greiner – non contributors.
Hall – what else is there to say!? Where would we be without him? 14 pts., 7 boards and 6 assists in 34 minutes. Laser passes. Eyes behind his head. RU announcers were gushing over him all night on the telecast. He’s 10-15 pounds heavier this year (all muscle) and looks stronger than ever. Coach, sure we can’t get 40 minutes out of him?
Next up: Rider.
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