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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5715 on: January 13, 2018, 07:15:46 pm »
Royals showed up. I hope Sportsfan didnít injure himself.
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5716 on: January 13, 2018, 08:09:57 pm »

Good game to get out of the way today & fairly easy.

Wednesday's game will probably be last team to have possession wins as defense doesn't seem to be a point of emphasis of either the Royals or Moravian.

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5717 on: January 13, 2018, 09:28:55 pm »
After 1/4 of the conference season:

Drew  4-0
Moravian 3-1
Scranton 3-1
Juniata 2-2
Catholic 2-2
Susque 2-2
E-town,Goucher 0-4

Home teams have won all the head-to-head matches of top 5

Wed: Scranton-Moravian
Sat: Scranton-Catholic, Moravian-Juniata

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5718 on: January 17, 2018, 10:19:09 am »
Ha ! The Royals alumni "pick-up" game didn't seem to sport anyone older than 25. Either that, or I'm just getting a lot older and everyone looks like a kid to me.

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5719 on: January 17, 2018, 02:38:14 pm »
Ha ! The Royals alumni "pick-up" game didn't seem to sport anyone older than 25. Either that, or I'm just getting a lot older and everyone looks like a kid to me.

 You're right about the ages. One of the 14 players was Sean Cummings who had potential but only played through his sophomore year; he would have been in the class that recently graduated. 10 of the 14 alumni were on the team when Sean was a freshman and another(Matt Swaback) was a graduate assistant with that team.

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5720 on: January 17, 2018, 09:22:07 pm »
Matt Mancuso  :o :o :o :o :o :o
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5721 on: January 17, 2018, 09:29:20 pm »

That young man brought his game tonight.
As did the big Schank.
Great win (as they all are) on the road.
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5722 on: January 20, 2018, 07:47:48 pm »


The Royals were completely outmanned in every phase of the game today.

Looked the the Royals of early December when teams were laying a beating on them fairly regularly.

I haven't seen a Royals team quite like this one in some time.

When they are on, it looks like they can beat anyone & when they're off, (like today) you wonder how they could even have 8 wins.

Ronk...your assessment from courtside??

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5723 on: January 20, 2018, 08:22:32 pm »
 It looked pretty bad from wherever one was sitting. From the onset, Catholic used an effective zone which was a novel choice considering the Royals' normal long-range effectiveness. It did eliminate all the Royals' player movement and the distance shooting was usually contested, unlike what usually happens against a man-to-man defense. They had a number of bad passes in the middle of the zone, including the usually reliable Kevin Doolan with 5 TOs.
  Defensively, no one could stop Jay Howard or put a body on Riley Hayes who had 5 offensive rebounds in the 1st half, including at least 2 baskets. Hard to find any positives.

 For Pat Coleman and the Cardinal fans - the renovated DuFour center was a hit with individual chair-backed seats on the main sidelines and a few rows of bleacher seating at the home end of the court. I didn't see the much-needed additional locker room facilities but President Garvey stopped by for a few words and was obviously pleased with the renovation. The only damper was the absence of students(semester break) to enhance the setting.

 Face in the "crowd":  Mark Turgeon, HC-U of MD taking in a D3 contest
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5724 on: January 21, 2018, 12:03:04 am »
After another week of conference action:

Drew  6-0
Scranton,Catholic 4-2
Juniata,Moravian,Susque 3-3
E-town  1-5
Goucher 0-6

Only 2 road wins involving top 6 teams: Scr over Mor & Drew over Susque

Wed: Drew-Scranton; Catholic-Susque
Sat: Catholic-Juniata, Moravian-Susque


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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5725 on: January 21, 2018, 12:45:37 pm »
It looked pretty bad from wherever one was sitting. From the onset, Catholic used an effective zone which was a novel choice considering the Royals' normal long-range effectiveness. It did eliminate all the Royals' player movement and the distance shooting was usually contested, unlike what usually happens against a man-to-man defense. They had a number of bad passes in the middle of the zone, including the usually reliable Kevin Doolan with 5 TOs.
  Defensively, no one could stop Jay Howard or put a body on Riley Hayes who had 5 offensive rebounds in the 1st half, including at least 2 baskets. Hard to find any positives.

 For Pat Coleman and the Cardinal fans - the renovated DuFour center was a hit with individual chair-backed seats on the main sidelines and a few rows of bleacher seating at the home end of the court. I didn't see the much-needed additional locker room facilities but President Garvey stopped by for a few words and was obviously pleased with the renovation. The only damper was the absence of students(semester break) to enhance the setting.

 Face in the "crowd":  Mark Turgeon, HC-U of MD taking in a D3 contest

I've only seen the photos, but it looks really nice. Great-looking refurb on a 33-year-old building. And repurposing those old squash courts was a great idea. I don't know when the next time is I'll be in town during the winter, but I have a kid at GW, so it could happen.
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5726 on: January 21, 2018, 06:58:12 pm »

 Face in the "crowd":  Mark Turgeon, HC-U of MD taking in a D3 contest

I believe I read somewhere that Turgeon's son will be playing for Catholic next year.
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5727 on: January 21, 2018, 08:53:50 pm »

 Face in the "crowd":  Mark Turgeon, HC-U of MD taking in a D3 contest

I believe I read somewhere that Turgeon's son will be playing for Catholic next year.

 There was a young boy with him at the game but he looked like a middle-schooler. Thinking afterwards, his attendance might have been related to Catholic playing @ MD 1 month ago and showing support in return. Catholic did lead the MD game for nearly all of the first half.

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5728 on: January 21, 2018, 10:54:37 pm »
I did not think that he had any kids. I'd assume they'd probably go to play for him at Maryland

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5729 on: January 22, 2018, 06:18:55 am »
I did not think that he had any kids. I'd assume they'd probably go to play for him at Maryland

According to wikipedia, he's got three children, the oldest of whom, is a senior basketball player at Gonzaga HS in DC.
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