November 17, 2010 at 9:29 pm #2707
Your Monmouth Hawks primer taken from the Northeast Conference Preview (published 11/3/10)
OutlookMonmouth enters the 2010-11 season as one of the NEC’s great mysteries. Such is life with the loss of Travis Taylor, the team’s leading point producer and rebounder in each of the last two seasons, along with the graduation of Whitney Coleman, a 1,000-point scorer. There will be preseason battles for a number of spots in the rotation as the Hawks return a mix of veteran talent, promising newcomers and rookie energy. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the Hawks’ lineup is the frontcourt, which includes All-NEC rookie selection Ed Waite, along with 7’1” St. John’s transfer Phil Wait and 6’7” Marcus Ware, who sat out his freshman season a year ago.
Monmouth By The Numbers
2010-11 Record: 0-1
2009-10 Overall Record: 12-19
2009-10 NEC Record/Finish: 8-10/Tie-8th
NEC Tournament Finish: Lost in Quarterfinals
Starters Returning/Lost: 3/2
Letter winners Returning/Lost: 8/6
2009-10 Final RPI: 289
Games Decided By 5 Points or Less: 5-3
Opening Game Loss to Stony Brook
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Nedws Flash (11/17/10)
Junior Guard, Will Campbell, Monmouth’s top returning scorer from last year and 2009 NEC All-Rookie Selection will serve a one-game suspension and miss the Lehigh game this Friday. See link below.
http://www.gomuhawks.com/ViewArticle.db … M_ID=14300November 18, 2010 at 4:00 pm #2712
I wonder if Doc will try to match up with Monmouth’s front line by going big or go with speed?November 19, 2010 at 12:47 am #2719
It’s anyone’s guess, Rich, but I’m looking for Lehigh to play up tempo throughout to take advantage of what may be a lumbering and somewhat inexperienced front line of the Hawks (Marcus Ware and Ed Waite are both sophomores) not to mention a team playing a bit out of sync with a prime scorer, Campbell (9 pts. and 3 boards in the operner), on the bench. As for that front line, Phil Wait, the St. John’s transfer, weighs in at 275 and stands 7’0". He managed but one point in their opener before fouling-out. Their other big guy, however, should not be taken lightly. He’s Ed Waite, a 6’5" / 240 lb. soph who pulled down 13 boards but tallied just 5 (1 for 9 shooting……..probably never see that again) in their opener. He earned 26 starts as a freshman and shot a respectable .407 from the power forward position. With Campbell on the sidelines, I would look for R.J. Rutledge (Sr. Guard) to get increased minutes (23 in Game 1) and looks at the basket. He, like CJ, is looking for his first three-pointer of the year.November 19, 2010 at 4:47 pm #2736November 19, 2010 at 11:13 pm #2739
Anyone have any updates on Ojo? Do we know if he was injured or sick?November 19, 2010 at 11:39 pm #2740
Ojo………..undisclosed illness. Hope to hear his name in the starting five 30 minutes from now.November 19, 2010 at 11:53 pm #2741
Any site to get live stream from since LU isn’t streaming?November 20, 2010 at 12:00 am #2742
MAJOR FYI – i got free stream off monmouth college radio station below.November 20, 2010 at 12:55 am #2743
Good looks Hoops!November 20, 2010 at 1:11 am #2744
welcome back mr ojo….that is a positive…downside, these runs we’re letting them go on to start each half…one point game early 2nd half.November 20, 2010 at 1:40 am #2745
CJ3 carrying LU in 2nd half…wow.November 20, 2010 at 2:10 am #2748
Pretty brutal loss. Seemed like we got crushed on the glass in the second half. Every time Monmouth missed they got it back. Blew a 9 point halftime lead and wasted good efforts by McCollum and Ojo.
Not a good foul by Ojo going for an offensive rebound with 1.1 seconds and giving up 2 free throws. We all know he plays with emotion and it can go either way. I guess tonight it went the wrong way at the end.November 20, 2010 at 4:58 am #2750
I guess CJ had a good look from the top of key on that final shot, but was expecting a drive to the basket and a potential foul call on Monmouth. Any one have a good view of the play? Tough loss.November 20, 2010 at 5:22 am #2751
The call on Ojo the last few seconds was not good. Once the ref got his number with the technical, he was on his list. Defense looked good the first half, second half, Reed made some changes. From what I saw, the team is still trying to jell. They will be fine, just need to put the pieces together. I think Maneri could have been a great help. Not sure why he was not in the game. Jersey is his home town.November 20, 2010 at 5:28 am #2752
"LU65" wrote: I guess CJ had a good look from the top of key on that final shot, but was expecting a drive to the basket and a potential foul call on Monmouth. Any one have a good view of the play? Tough loss.
I must say there is some concern about bigger teams. Gabe and Adams banged as much as they could, but those guys were big. Gabe had a little trouble with the big guys, but he worked hard. There were a lot of turnovers on both sides. Greiner had some foul trouble, the big bodies bouncing him around a bit. Let’s remain positive. A win over Cornell will take away the sting of tonight’s loss. Losing early in the season should make them hungry. Last year CJ had his Carrington and Hall. He has to adjust to Keefer, Ojo and Small.
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