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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8715 on: March 13, 2015, 12:12:44 am »
St. John Fisher has their work cut out for them as they take on the #1 ranked team in the country at 8 PM tonight. Winners of 24 straight games the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets ran the table in the tough Old Dominion Athletic Conference. They were 16-0 in conference play and after losing 2 of their first 5 games they went on that 24 game winning streak. Included in those 24 wins were 3 victories over another Sweet 16 team from the ODAC, Virginia Wesleyan.

The oddsmakers have made Randolph-Macon a 5 point favorite over Fisher which means the Cardinals have every reason to think they can play with these guys. Virginia Wesleyan is also favored to win their game against Dickinson by a 4 point margin. That would pit the 2 ODAC teams against each other for a spot in the Final Four. I hope Fisher can throw a monkey wrench into that possibility and advance to the Great Eight.

The Cardinals have been playing some good basketball lately with solid wins over WPI and Amherst. As late as January 25th WPI (6th)was ranked ahead of Randolph-Macon (8th) in the Top 25 poll so the fact that they are #1 at the moment is just a number. If Fisher can take down WPI, then they are capable of doing the same to the Yellow Jackets. Go get em Cardinals!!  Time to end that 24 game win streak.  Maybe a final score of Fisher 76 Randy Mac 73   

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8716 on: March 13, 2015, 10:16:20 pm »
St John Fisher falls to the #1 ranked Randolph-Macon Yellow jackets by a 64-57 final score.

The Cardinals were only down by 3 points at the half 29-26 and hung with the Jackets for the first part of the 2nd period. Gradually Randolph-Macon opened up a 9 point lead and stretched it to a game high 11 point lead at 54-43 with 8:50 left to play. The Cardinals would rally as they got 6 points from Stefan Bock and a 3 pointer from Optimystik Kinard to get it to a one possession game at 55-52  with 2:54 remaining. That was as close as they could get though as some late turnovers cost them valuable possessions and the Yellow Jackets capitalized on their opportunities.

Tyler Hart with 21 points and Stefan Bock with 14 led the Cardinals. Optimystik Kinard had 9 points and a team high 9 rebounds.   

Nice run by the Cardinals to make the Sweet 16. With a few breaks they might have advanced to the next round but they clearly showed that they were deserving of their ranking this year. They should be in the top 15 in the final poll but I won't be surprised if they fail to end up there.       

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8717 on: March 14, 2015, 07:55:08 am »
As a Cardinal for life I am proud of the effort from Fisher last night. They played hard and stayed in it against a really good team. I thought Fisher could have played better and won that game but RMC had something to do with the turnovers and stretches of poor shooting.

All in all a great season for Fisher and I hope this starts another run of success like we saw from 04-10.
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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8718 on: March 16, 2015, 04:19:54 pm »
D3hoops has released their All Region Teams. Here's the one from the East Region. No surprises here. Too many good players and never enough awards to go around. I could easily come up with 15 more players that deserve to be mentioned for their achievements both on and off the court. Congratulations to all the players on this list, plus all the players and coaches who didn't make this list, for giving me so many hours of enjoyment through this long cold winter here in the North Country. Next season's first practice is only 213 days away. ;) 


March 16, 2015
D3hoops.com 2015 men's All-East Region team
 


Players were nominated for these awards by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools.

Player of the Year: Gordon Lyons, Geneseo State
Coach of the Year: Rob Kornaker, St. John Fisher
Rookie of the Year: Ian Helps, F, Fredonia State

First team     
Pos.   Player          School       Yr. Hometown
G Aldin Medunjanin Skidmore Jr. New York, N.Y.
G John Coleman Clarkson Sr. Potsdam, N.Y.
F Keegan Ryan St. John Fisher So. Plattsburgh, N.Y.
F Gordon Lyons Geneseo State Sr. Amherst, N.Y.
F Evan Kupferberg NYU Jr. Boca Raton, Fla.

Second team     
Pos.   Player       School       Yr.    Hometown
G Brian Sortino Oswego State So. Fairport, N.Y.
G Zach Mager Oneonta State Sr. New City, N.Y.
F CJ Dunston Lancaster Bible Jr. Elkton, Md.
F Mitch Ford Nazareth Jr. Victor, N.Y.
F Reggie Williams Plattsburgh State Sr. Yonkers, N.Y.

Third team     
Pos.    Player         School        Yr.     Hometown
G Chris Cartwright Buffalo State Sr. Binghamton, N.Y.
G Trey Gordon Gallaudet Jr. Talladega, Ala.
G Connor Rehbaum Hobart Sr. Cheektowaga, N.Y.
G Chaz Lott St. John Fisher Jr. Wynanskill, N.Y.
F Maurice Mills Nazareth Jr. Utica, N.Y.

Here's a link to the complete list of All Region Teams:

http://www.d3hoops.com/awards/all-region/2014-15/index
 

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8719 on: March 19, 2015, 01:14:43 pm »
Congratulations to the following players from the East Region who, today, were chosen as All Americans by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Gordon Lyons senior forward from Geneseo State who was selected as an NABC 1st Team All American

John Coleman senior forward from Clarkson College who was selected as an NABC 2nd Team All American

Keegan Ryan sophomore forward from St. John Fisher College who was selected as an NABC 3rd Team All American

Here' a link to the complete list of All Americans:

http://static.psbin.com/1/5/jqtd9kjc8xjjmf/NABC_Announces_2015_Coaches-_Division_III_All-America_Teams.pdf

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8720 on: March 21, 2015, 05:52:37 pm »
The D3hoops All American Teams were released today just prior to the National Championship game. The East Region had 2 players receive honors.

Gordon Lyons from Geneseo State was named to the D3hoops All American 2nd Team.

Keegan Ryan from St. John Fisher was named as a  D3hoops Honorable Mention All American

Nice to see these guys make it as one of the top 25 players in the country. Congratulations.

Here is a link to the complete list of All Americans:

http://d3hoops.com/awards/all-americans/men/2015   

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8721 on: March 23, 2015, 08:01:32 pm »
Alfred's senior forward Dalton Walsh was a member of the West All-Star Team in the Reese's All-Star Classic played in the Salem Civic Center on March 21, 2015 before the NCAA Division III Championship Game.

Congratulations, Dalton!!!
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