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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5670 on: November 02, 2017, 06:22:50 pm »
The Schankmeister needs to pick up his game by being a force down low that finishes his layups, boxes out, doesn't pick up dumb fouls, hits the offensive glass & rebounds at the other end not to mention clogs the middle & swats a few away.


He doesn't have to be Brenden Boken or John Vitkis but he does need to be better than he was last season.


If he can improve his all around game & give them options down low with Mancuso, I think there will again be plenty of outside fire power to compliment the typical Royal inside/out approach.

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5671 on: November 07, 2017, 11:34:06 am »
The Schankmeister needs to pick up his game by being a force down low that finishes his layups, boxes out, doesn't pick up dumb fouls, hits the offensive glass & rebounds at the other end not to mention clogs the middle & swats a few away.


He doesn't have to be Brenden Boken or John Vitkis but he does need to be better than he was last season.


If he can improve his all around game & give them options down low with Mancuso, I think there will again be plenty of outside fire power to compliment the typical Royal inside/out approach.

Agreed, looking for some increased impact from Mancuso this year. My question with Feinberg not returning is who comes off the bench in the front court.
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5672 on: November 16, 2017, 09:19:22 am »
https://www.meridix.com/event/126659


This is a great listen with talk of all NEPA college basketball and some D1 talk. Of course the most in-depth talk was on Scranton and starts at the 16 minute mark. Some good nuggets for Royal fans.
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5673 on: November 30, 2017, 08:20:30 pm »
Thank God at least one Senior has brought their A game thus far this season or a horrible start would be much worse.

The Shank has been a beast on both ends of the floor & almost single handedly put the entire team on his back in their loss to Widener.

They still can't/won't play defense & until they realize that's where games are won, this team will be just another in a long line of very defensively challenged Royal clubs.

Stranger things can certainly happen but I'd have to say right now the Juniata men (Sat's. opponent) are licking their chops as the Royals continue to reel.

No passion/no intensity.

I know it's still early but this team needs an all out effort & real soon or what was once a projected promising year will be over by New Years.

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5674 on: November 30, 2017, 08:31:34 pm »
 The return of the 2 injured starters should make a difference, especially with McCullough with defense and effort; let's hope it's soon.

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5675 on: November 30, 2017, 10:24:54 pm »
It's a long season, there is a good coach there and there is talent. Add in inured pieces and they could be right in the mix in no time.

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5676 on: December 01, 2017, 09:20:02 am »
Shows you how much I take winning for granted. Rough to see them struggle like this.
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5677 on: December 04, 2017, 09:36:20 pm »
 Wow! Scranton lost again. Those 2 starters being out have really effected them. When was the last time the Royals lost to 2 CSAC teams in the same year?
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5678 on: December 04, 2017, 10:33:14 pm »
Wow! Scranton lost again. Those 2 starters being out have really effected them. When was the last time the Royals lost to 2 CSAC teams in the same year?

 It almost happened last year when Scranton beat Cabrini by 1 and lost to Neumann by 23. I felt worse in 2003 when Scranton lost to Misericordia and Marywood in the same year, not so long after they changed from being women's colleges.

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5679 on: December 05, 2017, 08:08:49 am »
I didn't realize Scranton was missing 2 McDonald All-Americans.

Don't they have four (as in 4) starters back from last season???


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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5680 on: December 05, 2017, 02:31:53 pm »
I didn't realize Scranton was missing 2 McDonald All-Americans.

Don't they have four (as in 4) starters back from last season???

Saratoga wins the "sarcastic comment of the week" award.

In a non-sarcastic, non-Saratoga way................................I thought that Neumann graduated 5 of their top 6 players from last year's team. I need to go do some roster scouring..............

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5681 on: December 05, 2017, 02:37:26 pm »
I didn't realize Scranton was missing 2 McDonald All-Americans.

Don't they have four (as in 4) starters back from last season???

Saratoga wins the "sarcastic comment of the week" award.

In a non-sarcastic, non-Saratoga way................................I thought that Neumann graduated 5 of their top 6 players from last year's team. I need to go do some roster scouring..............

They did.. .but they also got in some decent players. That said, I don't expect them to be where they were last year. Maybe this is more of a sign of something is off in Scranton, sadly.
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5682 on: December 05, 2017, 02:44:40 pm »
Thanks Dave! Great show on Sunday night!!

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5683 on: December 05, 2017, 02:51:06 pm »
Thanks Dave! Great show on Sunday night!!

Thanks! I appreciate it. Fun bunch of guests.
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #5684 on: December 06, 2017, 04:01:46 pm »
I think Scranton will figure it out.. I've been watching them play for years and they are well coached and well prepared night in and night out. League looks like it is totally up for grabs this year. Going to be fun to follow along.