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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #5895 on: December 07, 2016, 10:16:09 pm »
Bummer!  Bears led 67-66 with 1:51 to play and could not finish losing to Swat 75-67. Game was back and forth for 39 minutes--good defense by both teams.  Bears poor free throw shooting cost them the game.

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #5896 on: December 07, 2016, 10:30:42 pm »
Havre ford did give the Mules a game. Unfortunately for Haverford their 3 shooting was Siberian Express cold.  Mules have gone into a zone full time to hide the lack of man on man skills. Fords had wide open 3s but could not connect going 5 of 21 - 9% in the second half. Mules continue to shuffle line ups as McClary is hoping one of the combination bails him out.

To date the most consistent Mule is Werheim who is active near the hoop and from mid-range.  He will need more help from an ever changing lineup of guys with lesser skills   LaRose scored a bunch tonight which may boost his confidence. 

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #5897 on: December 08, 2016, 06:30:03 pm »
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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #5898 on: December 09, 2016, 10:18:07 am »
We've hit a little bit of a quiet point in the season.....only one Centennial game this weekend, and that's Washington hosting Haverford on Saturday. Seems kind of odd, right? Next weekend until January I understand, but it just seems odd that there's only one CC game this weekend, and everyone else has non-conference games.
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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #5899 on: December 09, 2016, 10:46:23 am »
Partly because of Bryn Mawr that requires some "creative" scheduling. I also bet some games were moved due to finals and such - happens often.
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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #5900 on: December 09, 2016, 11:43:55 am »
Partly because of Bryn Mawr that requires some "creative" scheduling. I also bet some games were moved due to finals and such - happens often.

Yeah, good point
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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #5901 on: December 21, 2016, 11:52:52 am »
Conference play is quiet until the New Year.  Some non-conference games, although not largely competitive.  Mules had one game (York College NY)canceled due to weather then eked out a win  against Marywood.  Combined record of bother teams is 0-18.  Add the hand picked  Scotty Wood tournament opponents and the records a combined 16-36.  Less a strive for competition than a desperate attempt to  pump air into a record.

Mules shot 53% and had a 38-24 rebounding advantage and struggled to beat a winless team.  LaRose had a strong game going 9 of 10 for 20 pts while Eric Werheim had a double double 11 pts 12 boards.  Marywood shot only 1 foul shot but hit 9 of21 from 3s over Mules zone defense.  COuld be a long unpleasant conference schedule in January

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #5902 on: December 21, 2016, 06:32:38 pm »
No one is looking strong during the winter stretch of non-league games.  Close wins and losses--the Centennial does not look strong out of conference.

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #5903 on: January 02, 2017, 09:58:42 pm »
Folks -

Belated holiday greetings to all. Hope everyone had a relaxing, safe, and enjoyable New Year's Eve. Now, bring on the rest of the D3 season. Regards,

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #5904 on: January 03, 2017, 12:10:41 am »
Happy New Year to all D3 and Centennial fans!

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #5905 on: January 08, 2017, 06:42:53 pm »
Swarthmore is in first place and F&M is tied for last place: Proof the world has turned upside down.  :)

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #5906 on: January 08, 2017, 07:13:42 pm »
Swarthmore is in first place and F&M is tied for last place: Proof the world has turned upside down.  :)

This is a great post. Much less activity on this board when the Dips are in the basement.

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #5907 on: January 08, 2017, 08:28:13 pm »
Swarthmore is in first place and F&M is tied for last place: Proof the world has turned upside down.  :)

I saw F&M on Saturday (was in charge of the video production)... wasn't impressed, though I didn't have high expectations. To be honest, Federici hasn't improved much from his freshman year. Sadly, he was the only offense for the most part. At one point, he was 6-8 (and not taking very good shots at times) while the rest of the team was 8-21. Then at the end, he got a rebound and tried to put a shot up from about 8-feet, but also got acrobatic either avoiding or looking for a foul call. He missed. Got his own rebound. Then flailed trying to get another call. Ball out of bounds, threat over. The most surprising move was Glenn. He yelled at Federici (which he had been doing much of the game) and when he got done, turned to his bench and took Federici out of the game. So F&M down six late played the rest of the minute (two possessions) without Federici. I think that tells a lot.

They are a young team otherwise and don't have a great identity. Federici looks like he wants to take on the pressure, even though he has a few players that look like they are ready to hit some shots for the team. He needs to stop being so selfish and trust the other guys. It can't get any worse than where they are. Let's see what others can do and maybe help turn the team around this year.
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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #5908 on: January 09, 2017, 09:04:28 am »
Tough loss for the UC Bears on Saturday.  JHU made 15 of 31 three point attempts (48.4 %) which the Bears could not match.  Did not look like bad defense, just hot shooting.  Ursinus came back from a 14 point second deficit to take a 75-72 lead on two Knowles free throws with 15 seconds to play.  JHU hit a three to tie it at 75 with 6 seconds to play.  Bears turned the ball over with 3 seconds to play and fouled Vasiliadis with 1.9 seconds left. He made both shots to make the final 77-75 JHU. 

Ursinus has had problems finishing games lately. Tough schedule this week at WC and Dickinson and home against Getty.  Go Bears!  Go Patriots!

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #5909 on: January 09, 2017, 09:50:12 am »
F&M/McDaniel game looked like a contest between two 1-3 teams.  Neither team is going to scare anyone.