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carney2

Lafayette 64, East Carolina 57

In the "consolation round" of Maryland's little holiday soiree the Pards did themselves proud.  A day after being blown out by the host, no. 5 in the country Terrapins, they regrouped to beat the Conference USA Pirates.  Freshman Emily Homan scored 26 points, the most by a Lafayette player since Vanessa Van de Venter, '08, scored 28 against NJIT on December 1, 2007.  Here's hoping this is a signature win for the program.
Andy

Nice job!

Have I missed something?  Where is McGorry?
Lafalum

That's why you have to have a little ambition. Playing a game once in a while against the top teams improves your speed and demonstrates what you need to do to be better.It also helps in recruiting. I am tired of the "we're just a little school" routine. It worked for the FH team. I like this. A young team that has a lot of talent. Great effort. Can't wait for the beginning of the PL season!!
Marooner

Re: Lafayette 64, East Carolina 57

carney2 wrote:
In the "consolation round" of Maryland's little holiday soiree the Pards did themselves proud.  A day after being blown out by the host, no. 5 in the country Terrapins, they regrouped to beat the Conference USA Pirates.  Freshman Emily Homan scored 26 points, the most by a Lafayette player since Vanessa Van de Venter, '08, scored 28 against NJIT on December 1, 2007.  Here's hoping this is a signature win for the program.

Website now says most since Zavocki in 2008. Maybe you caught the early edition? Either way a promising showing by the freshman.
carney2

Re: Lafayette 64, East Carolina 57

Marooner wrote:
carney2 wrote:
In the "consolation round" of Maryland's little holiday soiree the Pards did themselves proud.  A day after being blown out by the host, no. 5 in the country Terrapins, they regrouped to beat the Conference USA Pirates.  Freshman Emily Homan scored 26 points, the most by a Lafayette player since Vanessa Van de Venter, '08, scored 28 against NJIT on December 1, 2007.  Here's hoping this is a signature win for the program.


Website now says most since Zavocki in 2008. Maybe you caught the early edition? Either way a promising showing by the freshman.


You just can't trust anything that comes from College Hill.
edmc2416

Lafalum wrote:
That's why you have to have a little ambition. Playing a game once in a while against the top teams improves your speed and demonstrates what you need to do to be better.It also helps in recruiting. I am tired of the "we're just a little school" routine. It worked for the FH team. I like this. A young team that has a lot of talent. Great effort. Can't wait for the beginning of the PL season!!


While I defer to Lafalum's knowledge of basketball and I take his point about improving speed, I'm still not sure why playing a program like Maryland's makes any sense.  That said, it is important to learn how to lose but it's tough mentally to get absolutely slaughtered as they did against the Terps.  Clearly, playing East Carolina was the right tonic for them.
edmc2416

Re: Lafayette 64, East Carolina 57

carney2 wrote:
In the "consolation round" of Maryland's little holiday soiree the Pards did themselves proud.  A day after being blown out by the host, no. 5 in the country Terrapins, they regrouped to beat the Conference USA Pirates.  Freshman Emily Homan scored 26 points, the most by a Lafayette player since Vanessa Van de Venter, '08, scored 28 against NJIT on December 1, 2007.  Here's hoping this is a signature win for the program.


Kudos to the girls to rebound (literally) after the disaster against MD.
The Maroon

26 f'n points? Pardon my french - way to go Emily!!!

I am embarassed to admit that I have been a horrible fan this season for a plethora of reasons - but I should be out to KSC soon. In the meantime maybe Xbox or that crazy guy who hangs out on the bleachers underneath the hoop can fill me in:  Does Homan have the elusive medium-range jumper that we haven't seen since Garner? Looks like she's willing to take the three - but it's nice to see she'll bang inside as well. I think we've all seen enough of the 6'3 wannabe guards.

When a young team goes 2-26 I have a hard time getting excited about the future. But this clearly a program on its way up. I know it's ridiculous to twist statistics but they are 6-5  since dropping their opening 3 (which is understandable given their youth) and while I have tempered expectations for this season I'm starting to think if they can keep their compusure through the inevitable valleys in the season they can be pretty dangerous come February.

So much to get excited about - I love that Nolan is finding a way to get so many girls involved. Keeps morale up as everyone feels like they are part of it, keeps legs fresh, builds depth, etc...

Another one for the king of info: Xbo. Do we have a PG coming in next season? The Freeland/Downey combination is a good one - I don't want a situation like we had a few years ago where Spicer had to play every minute of the game or the wheels came off the bus.
Xboreturns

The three scholarship players are:

Kelly Loughney a 6' Forward, a transfer from NYU she is currently on the bench for the home game.

Annette Snow a 5'11" swing player out of Blair Academy.

Jazmin Hayes a 6'1" Power forward from Cinti Mount Notre Dame HS in Ohio.

There is some talk that Bernie Williams daughter may come as a walk on but I don't know if she applied or not. She would be a guard.

The crazy guy who sits in the end zone will be out for a few weeks, recovering from surgery.

Homan has a nice 15' baseline jumper.
Andy

X, Sarah was off to a nice start and now hasnt played in 4 games.  Will she be back for league slate?

Recruits -  there's also the girl from Staten Island who just scored her 1000th point the other night.   O'Hare.  Can play either guard, if I recall.  Had a 26 point game recently.

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/hi...ooter_sets_3NaKKtSoIXiARnkafREiGM

http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/mar...HB3LrYzEdSep4JCfk1K#ixzz1USD3JoG7

1000th point article:
http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/hi..._rubin_net_rpxskuTPCaThPyznOO4vmL
Lafalum

edmc2416 wrote:
Lafalum wrote:
That's why you have to have a little ambition. Playing a game once in a while against the top teams improves your speed and demonstrates what you need to do to be better.It also helps in recruiting. I am tired of the "we're just a little school" routine. It worked for the FH team. I like this. A young team that has a lot of talent. Great effort. Can't wait for the beginning of the PL season!!


While I defer to Lafalum's knowledge of basketball and I take his point about improving speed, I'm still not sure why playing a program like Maryland's makes any sense.  That said, it is important to learn how to lose but it's tough mentally to get absolutely slaughtered as they did against the Terps.  Clearly, playing East Carolina was the right tonic for them.


Not to" shock" you but I am only a casual of fan of basketball and I will defer to almost anyone older than 10 when it comes to  basketball knowledge. But I do know a great effort, good organization, and good athletes when I see them. I see that in this team.  Smile
Bogus Megapardus

Once again underscoring how Dianne Nolan was the right move at the right time.  I hope she stays for 10 years.
Xboreturns

Andy wrote:
X, Sarah was off to a nice start and now hasnt played in 4 games.  Will she be back for league slate?

Recruits -  there's also the girl from Staten Island who just scored her 1000th point the other night.   O'Hare.  Can play either guard, if I recall.  Had a 26 point game recently.

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/hi...ooter_sets_3NaKKtSoIXiARnkafREiGM

http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/mar...HB3LrYzEdSep4JCfk1K#ixzz1USD3JoG7

1000th point article:
http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/hi..._rubin_net_rpxskuTPCaThPyznOO4vmL



Sorry, forgot about her. I saw her play in coach's elite camp last summer. Hard nosed kid not afraid to take the ball to the basket.
Andy

Andy wrote:
Nice job!

Have I missed something?  Where is McGorry?


Thanks to THE CALL:

Also, senior forward Sarah McGorry, who has missed the last six games with an injury, will be dressed Saturday but still may not play until next week. She is averaging 7.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.//

Beat Navy!
Lafalum

Really looking forward to this game and I will try to be there with friends!!
Go pards!!
Xboreturns

Andy wrote:
Andy wrote:
Nice job!

Have I missed something?  Where is McGorry?


Thanks to THE CALL:

Also, senior forward Sarah McGorry, who has missed the last six games with an injury, will be dressed Saturday but still may not play until next week. She is averaging 7.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.//

Beat Navy!


McGorry has a stress fracture and should be available today. Fahan has/had concussion like symptons, may be available today.

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