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Kpard

Navy - Defend Home court

We are undefeated at home. Let's keep it that way. Stay focused.
Andy

Nick out. Boykins to start. Let's go!
Lafalum

Andy wrote:
Nick out. Boykins to start. Let's go!


separated shoulder
bethlehempard

Even in a day like this, we get good community support.
Lafalum

Which clown college did these officials go to!! Two crucial fouls in the wide open these guys blow!
Pard4Life

Brutal loss... enmity for Navy coming back in full force...
Pard4Life

Lafalum wrote:
Which clown college did these officials go to!! Two crucial fouls in the wide open these guys blow!


That was laughable... an obvious trip and no call?  And blown goaltending call?  That was a five-point flip... difference in the outcome and flow..
bethlehempard

I don't know how three officials could miss those but Navy had a rebounding edge and shot better.
40 percent shooting vs 50 percent total. Easy to shoot of course when the ball is already on the rim.
NewXbo

Pard4Life wrote:
Lafalum wrote:
Which clown college did these officials go to!! Two crucial fouls in the wide open these guys blow!


That was laughable... an obvious trip and no call?  And blown goaltending call?  That was a five-point flip... difference in the outcome and flow..


Apparently the assignor made a mistake and sent 3 rugby officials.
Andy

Pard4Life wrote:
Lafalum wrote:
Which clown college did these officials go to!! Two crucial fouls in the wide open these guys blow!


That was laughable... an obvious trip and no call?  And blown goaltending call?  That was a five-point flip... difference in the outcome and flow..


Another that comes easily to mind was the over the back call on Trist, whistled by an official who had no view of it. No contact whatsoever and no effect on play. Seemed like the crew had never worked together before.

Navy came in with energy, played well, shot well, benefitted from some very strange rebounds and crappy officiating, had several multi shot possessions and should pass on thanks to their Army bros in arms for the mugging of Nick in garbage time.
Franks Tanks

I thought we were in store for a special season, but the loss of Linder is obviously huge.  We just can't have nice things.
leopard521

The express has Nick being out indefinetly, but other sources state he'll be ready for Wednesday anyone to confirm???
leopard521

The express has Nick being out indefinetly, but other sources state he'll be ready for Wednesday anyone to confirm???
Pard4Life

Franks Tanks wrote:
I thought we were in store for a special season, but the loss of Linder is obviously huge.  We just can't have nice things.


My fault... jinxed the team... I was at the Army game and said to my co-pilot, "Why has Fran not emptied the bench? This is bad... Army plays hard and our guys could get hurt in garbage time"... literally 10 seconds after I said this, Linder got hurt... and then I held my breath on the Hail Mary pass to Hinrichs as I gingerly watched his ankles twist and turn to find the ball...

.. and that's my second-guessing quota for the day...
Kpard

This is a bad loss. At home to a lower tier team. No offense to Navy they clearly came to play and we just did not answer and could not string together baskets. For as good as our shooting was Wednesday, that's how bad it was yesterday. Navy was hell bent on taking way the 3 ball and keeping Ptasinski from scoring. The way the game was officiated was also not in our favor. Lots of grabbing, holding and moving screens by the Mids. I was surprised at how of out of sinc we seemed without Lindner and Trist was just frustrated by the second half.
The body block/tackle no call with the game tied late was just absurd. It definitely slammed the door on us. I've not heard that much booing @ Kirby over officiating in a long time.
It's league time so you better come to play every night. Judging from the first two games it is gonna be crazy.
Kpard

bethlehempard wrote:
Even in a day like this, we get good community support.


Yes, kudos to everyone who came out for the Pards on this sloppy weather day.
SixtyEighter

2013 returns - a key guy is out and the Leopards fail to adjust. Morning Call has Linder out with dislocated shoulder with MRI scheduled for Monday.Ptasinski and Trist both had bad games . I couldn't tell if it was good defense or they just both had bad games.The non call on the cross body block on Trist was one of the worst I have ever seen.That play is even illegal in football.The goal tending missed call was bad , too but not as bad as the non call.I agree that the refs were incompetent.The league needs to weed out stiffs like these.The entire game was poorly officiated.There were too many missed calls and too many "anticipation" calls for offenses which never subsequently occurred.
Andy

Pard4Life wrote:
Franks Tanks wrote:
I thought we were in store for a special season, but the loss of Linder is obviously huge.  We just can't have nice things.


My fault... jinxed the team... I was at the Army game and said to my co-pilot, "Why has Fran not emptied the bench? This is bad... Army plays hard and our guys could get hurt in garbage time"... literally 10 seconds after I said this, Linder got hurt...


Good point, p4l.  If Fran doesn't think the game is over why should the opposing players or coach?  Fran didnt send in wholesale subs until :27 left.  However, usually a classy coach in the Army situation (the Army coach) would concede and sub in, the Army coach didnt, so yes, maybe Fran has to sub first to protect his players. (Wilson and Cox out at :44, down by 14).

"Playing hard" and playing recklessly are not the same. The Army player in question goes into a spastic Ricochet Rabbit on crack, arms flailing routine after he makes a basket (and he made plenty) which is visible on the replay at the 2:00 min mark. What isnt depicted is the actual impact with Nick as the camera was up court.  At the game, I saw the kid converge on Nick hard enough to end up on top of him on the floor.  All just supporting your point that opposing coaches have to protect their players.
Steve

Sorry for the delay in posting after the Navy game.  It certainly was a comedown after the positive feelings generated by the big win over Army.  We just never could get in synch for any decent length of time on offense.  We fell behind right off the bat, led only briefly at 7-6 before falling behind again for the rest of the half and most of the game.  We gained the lead briefly again in the second half, and I was hoping that we might be able to pull it out, but we quickly fell behind again and never regained the lead.

On offense, we had trouble creating good looks for shots.  Our assists were down noticeably.  Rufer was the only player to get a good number of looks from the 3-point line, and he did an excellent job converting.  Overall, our 3-point percentage was pretty good for us, but that was somewhat deceiving.  Rufer and Hinrichs were the only players to hit multiple threes, and we hit a couple of threes in the last minute or so when we had little chance of winning.  Navy played our shooters tight at the arc, and we had most of our best success on offense in taking the ball strong to the hoop.  Hinrichs was the only one who created a good number of scores by driving to the hoop, although Boykins scored on a couple of drives.  Trist struggled inside against Navy's inside men Kelly and Alade, who have good length and bulk for PL big men, which helped them defend Trist pretty effectively.

On defense, we played man-to-man for most of the game, although we switched to our 2-3 zone for a while in the second half, presumably because Tillman Dunbar was hurting us on dribble drives.  Knorr for Navy hit several outside shots in the first half that helped Navy build their lead.  Dunbar scored on drives in the second half, while Smith and Venturini were effective throughout the game.  I thought we rebounded well in the first half.  In the second half, we had that one possession in man-to-man D where Navy got 2 or 3 offensive rebounds before scoring.  Then, when we switched to zone, we had trouble preventing offensive rebounds while playing our zone D, which can happen.

Lindner's absence clearly seemed to hurt our rhythm offensively in creating looks for our shooters.  Given that Navy was playing our shooters tight around the arc, we could have used his penetrating ability; however, ultimately, it's an academic question as to what difference he would have made.

Although there were many other factors that contributed to our loss, I have to say that the no-call on Dunbar's (unintentional) takedown of Trist on the fast break has to be the worst missed foul call that I can recall seeing in some time.  Trist was in the clear on the break in the lane, and when Dunbar slipped and fell into his path it was effectively a cut tackle of Trist.  How all three refs could have missed that, I'll never understand.  Hopefully, we won't see those guys again this year.
Kpard

The Boykins article implies they may have taken the MIds lightly. Sometimes we forget these are young men and human and still learning...sometimes the hard way.

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