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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6720 on: July 31, 2018, 11:17:02 am »
WC sounds very well-stocked with talent and experience.  Here's to more great IWU-WC games upcoming.

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6721 on: July 31, 2018, 12:46:14 pm »
Kayla Patterson, a 5'6 guard from Schaumburg HS, is the newest addition to the NPU class of '22.
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6722 on: August 06, 2018, 03:07:34 pm »
Good luck to the Titans for their trip to Costa Rica.  They won the first game vs. the national team there.  A good season upcoming . . . I'm sure.

Enjoy it all -- global and basketball TITANS.

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6723 on: August 08, 2018, 01:51:41 pm »
Congrats to Maggie McCloskey-Bax! Her time serving with Coach Bernero should enable her to "hit the ground running."
My guess is that no one from the 2017-18 Cardinals roster has a guaranteed spot for '18-'19. Hardly any of the potential returnees were consistently productive. Lyndsay Brennan may be the most reliable returning player. Who else comes to mind, lmitzel?
Many players have potential for some improvement. Interesting newcomers are expected, as well.

Last year was a bummer but it was a very young team. I'd think that the freshmen and sophomores are only going to get better. I'd agree that Lyndsay Brennan might be the best returning player, though I'd put Maya Walls and Siarra O'Neill right there too along with Natali Dimitrova if you're just looking at upperclassmen. Haydn Braun will probably get more run at the point with Mayson Whipple graduated, Bekah Foley should be healthy after missing a chunk of last year, and they get 2017 recruit Kylie Modaff back from her knee injury that kept her out all last year.

And take this for what it's worth, but before she left Michelle Roof told me she thought this recruiting class was the best one she had. Whether her departure changed anything or not I don't know, but there's a lot of talent coming in. And this will be a young team again: I think there will only be two seniors on this year's roster barring something weird happening.

Hopefully the new coach will be able to convince all of the recruits to follow through on their decisions to attend NCC. Another task that needs to be addressed is the hiring of a top, and possibly a 2nd, assistant coach in order to fully ignite the 2019-2020 recruiting efforts.

No telling how good any of them will ultimately be, but Ive learned that the task highlighted above in red, has been accomplished.  :)
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6724 on: August 13, 2018, 12:05:43 am »
Here's a statistical measure of last season -- team points per own TOs :
IWU 6.0 (2434/407) and .862 win pct
CTG 5.3 (1862/351) and .692 win pct
WHE 5.0 (2024/402) and .786 win pct
AUG 4.5 (1883/420) and .600 win pct
ELM 3.7 (1793/480) and .500 win pct
MIL 3.5 (1697/485) and .320 win pct
NPU 3.1 (1468/476) and .360 win pct
NCC 3.1 (1497/489) and .200 win pct
CRL 2.8 (1452/528) and .320 win pct
There was a pretty strong correlation between PTS/TO and win pct. Yes, of course win pcts include unequal quality of non-conf opponents. I don't dare check any previous seasons or other conferences, in case the correlation falls apart (probably not).