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Date Posted: Monday, February 02, 10:22:52pm
Author: Cindy Crawford
Subject: Peacocks hang tough

As anyone of the Siena fans will tell you ,we had no business being on the same court court with their most gifted and talented array of athletes.
Obviously the officials felt the same way. With SPC leading 32-31 Ryan was sent to join Brandon on the pines in foul trouble.Siena proceeded to run 12 straight closing out the half,up 11.With Bacon's return the second fame was a stalemate,the Peacocks losing by eleven.
The Peacocks actually out shot the sainted Saints from the field and on threes,but were crushed or ignored,whichever way you saw it from the charity stripe by a whopping 22 to 3!
Rebounding ,particularly when Bacon was out proved a chore as Siena dominated 41-26.
On the upside Jenkins continued his good shooting from 3 point range as did Leon.
Hall when in handled the press effectively and freed Leon to play the 2.Creating better ball movement.
Costner chipped in with 7 and Hill continues to show a good nose for the ball...and again no quit in these guys.
Mumford viewed game from stands...Reid from the bench.
SPC draws Youngstown St in the bracketbuster.

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[> Re: Peacocks hang tough -- oldtimer#1, Monday, February 02, 11:22:49pm [1]

Well said. No deer in the headlights look from our players. Although Siena had more firepower and more evenly spread talent there was never the feeling that we didn't belong on the same court with them. Siena has a nice team but as most have been realizing we are but one or two players away.

Originally felt we needed a spotup shooter/scorer to supplement Wesley and Nick. Now with the addition of Belin we are top heavy with good players up front. Help is needed in the backcourt. Help in the sense of depth and scoring power to give Wes, Nick and Brandon some rest time. Obvious when either Wes or Nick sits that our offensive firepower drops off. Brandon is improving every game and is a valuable player to have.Will see plenty of court time next year. However JD needs options and alternatives. When Nick, Wes, or Brandon need a blow, are in foul trouble or just having a poor game the coach needs some maneuverability. A combo guard with the ability to score would add depth to what is becoming a very good nuculus.

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[> [> Re: Peacocks hang tough -- figgyprez, Monday, February 02, 11:55:05pm [1]

Officiating made me want to vomit. Siena plays first 29 minutes and commits 4 PFs. Mike Kitts actually threatened to toss me because I said "They're a MAAC team not an ACC team don't give them more respect than they deserve." And he threatens to toss me? 22 to 3 on FTs says it all as to com petence of this crew. Siena is better, but they got treated like Wooden's Bruins tonight and the shame is they did not need it because Hasbrouck was tremendous and their overall talent level is too good. Again Jenkins gets no calls in the lane.

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[> [> [> Re: Peacocks hang tough -- SPC Fan, Tuesday, February 03, 12:05:00am [1]

Agree with all of the above posts. we didn't shoot a free throw until almost 30 minutes into this game. At that point total fouls called were 13 on SPC 3 on Siena.
As figgy said they are a very good team and clearly had better personnel but they were guarding hard and physical in the lane and pressing from the get go with hardly a whistle against them.
Meanwhile SPC had Bacon, Hall and Costner in foul trouble.The game turned late in the first half when Hall went out with his third foull and especially Bacon was pulled after his second foul. From there as Cindy stated above Siena pulled out to a big lead and took it from there.
Overall i thought frankly we played very well despite being clearly undermanned.Hopefully reinforcements for next year are on the way.

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[> [> [> [> Re: Peacocks hang tough -- Guns of Navarone, Tuesday, February 03, 09:06:59am [1]

Even if you think we played well despite being undermanned, the fact is that we are undermanned and that is not an accident. We need to stop being undermanned.

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[> One quibble -- Guns of Navarone, Tuesday, February 03, 11:31:05am [1]

I really enjoy your posts, however I have to take exception with the free throw disparity. 22-3 was free throws made. The actual disparity was 22-for-31 to 3-for08. We shot a whopping .375 from the free-throw line.

You can say we didn't get any calls and the Saints got all of them, but we don't really play a game that draws a lot of fouls. Our inside presence is minimal and, when Bacon is off the court, non-existent. Outside of Nick Leon, who continues to improve, we have a bunch of shooters. Our best offensive player, Jenkins, has got to get to the line at least once. We can't go 0-0, we just can't win games like that. Even Leon was only 2-2.

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[> [> Re: One quibble -- SPC '91, Tuesday, February 03, 01:50:22pm [1]

I think what Cindy was saying was the Nick and Wesley did draw many fouls that just did not get called for whatever reason. All you can ask for in any game is consistency from the refs. If you are going to call fouls, call them equally. I can't imagine that Siena's players play such stellar defense that they don't commit any fouls.

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[> [> Re: One quibble -- Cindy Crawfod, Tuesday, February 03, 09:07:29pm [1]

You are correct,Guns about free throws made not attempts. But had we made every one we still would have made 8 vs 22.Further ,we went about three quarters of the game without getting to the line.Virtually all of our attempts came after the game was decided,otherwise the disparity would have been more apparent.
In the past few years our game was more perimeter oriented, now however, Nick penetrates frequently,as does Wes who never seems to get the contact call.
And while the front line inside game is negligible when Bacon is out,his array of spins,turns and dips should seem to warrant more calls than he is getting.
Last night of the big three,only Leon had and made two fee throws.Akeem was 1-4 and Kabongo with seconds remaining was 0-2.

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[> [> [> Re: One quibble -- Guns of Navarone, Wednesday, February 04, 01:04:05pm [1]

Ok, I guess we can disagree. I just didn't think, on this night, we earned any more trips to the line. Even when Jenkins drove, he was more likely to pull up than go for the layup and Siena's big men played Bacon real smartly.

What we can take away from this game is that the Peacocks have to become more aggressive attacking the hoops. The longer Bacon can stay out of foul trouble, the better.

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