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Re: Little East
« Reply #945 on: December 07, 2016, 01:39:04 am »
Boy is this conference taking on water fast.  Another lousy slate of games on Tuesday.  Southern Maine fell to 2-6, losing at home to a middling at best Salem State team 78-69...USM trailed by 21 midway through the 4th quarter.  The Huskies' only two wins are against a lousy Southern Vermont team and Eastern Connecticut, which becomes more suspect by the day.  Keene State was not impressive in a 56-49 home win over a futile Worcester State team.  The Owls have no wins to write home about, as they have come against Westfield State, Endicott, RPI, and Worcester State (twice).  Plymouth State lost 49-47 to a Lasell team that scored 36 points in each of the last two games (one being against MCLA).  The Panthers have lost five straight, with those coming against Castleton, Colby-Sawyer, Lyndon State, Rhode Island College, and Lasell.  Their lone win is over Rivier.  Western Connecticut was able to collect a 62-32 blowout win over cupcake Mitchell.  The Colonials have turned things around somewhat since a difficult weekend in New Jersey earlier this season.

I'm not sure it will get any better tomorrow.  Eastern Connecticut, coming off a loss to 2-6 Southern Maine, hosts Williams.  Rhode Island College is home against Emmanuel and UMass-Boston travels to play Framingham State.
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Re: Little East
« Reply #946 on: December 07, 2016, 11:22:48 pm »
Boston loses to Framingham State.  Meh.  Rams are 7-0, but I don't think they are an impressive 7-0
RIC gets blown out by Emmanuel.  Who didn't see that coming??
Eastern beats Williams.  That's surprising!  Williams is obviously a notch below the Amherst/Tufts heavyweights, but still it should've been a matchup the Ephs should have won pretty easily.  Good win for Eastern.
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Re: Little East
« Reply #947 on: December 08, 2016, 01:22:11 pm »
Agree, 7express wrt to EConn' s win at home.  ECSU did not look good in LeFrak against Amherst.  Their play against Williams was much better in the part, I watched late in the 2nd half when the Ephs surged back.  Williams had their star guard back from an injury and I expected more from their players.  ECSU may have gained more than just a win....self confidence, especially among the young players.

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Re: Little East
« Reply #948 on: January 03, 2017, 11:59:08 pm »
Nearly a month since the last comment on this board!  Needless to say, not much going on this year with this conference.  Happy New Year!  (if anyone visits this board)

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Re: Little East
« Reply #949 on: January 04, 2017, 12:16:16 am »
Western is the only unbeaten left on the women's side and they have won 8 straight since their 1-3 start.  They aren't a flashy team: nobody averages more than 11 points per game, but they have 6 that average between 10.9 points per game and 5.2 points per game, and like always are getting it done on the defensive end of the floor only giving up 59.5 opponents points per game, good enough for 2nd in the conference.
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Re: Little East
« Reply #950 on: January 04, 2017, 01:18:07 am »
Western is the only unbeaten left on the women's side and they have won 8 straight since their 1-3 start.  They aren't a flashy team: nobody averages more than 11 points per game, but they have 6 that average between 10.9 points per game and 5.2 points per game, and like always are getting it done on the defensive end of the floor only giving up 59.5 opponents points per game, good enough for 2nd in the conference.

Right now they certainly look the best...though perhaps Eastern is playing a bit better as well, but they still have a confounding loss to Southern Maine.  UMass-Dartmouth has a gaudy record, but not much of substance other than a nice win over Babson the other day.  The bottom of the league is quite bad, which weighs it down even more.  You would hope a middling team like UMass-Boston would put up more of a representative effort against the likes of Brandeis, but they were pounded.

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Re: Little East
« Reply #951 on: January 07, 2017, 12:10:20 am »
Western @ Dartmouth
Plymouth @ Eastern
USM @ Keene
RIC @ Boston.  The 4 conference games tomorrow.

Western/Dartmouth is the best game by a mile (both are 9 win teams), and may not even get played as that part of MA is supposed to be the bulls eye of this snow storm (I've seen snowfall maps that predict 18-24 inches in that area  :o)  and I can't find a single redeeming quality as to why you'd want to watch the other 3 games.  Maybe AllStar can find something worth watching in RIC/Boston or Keene/USM??
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Re: Little East
« Reply #952 on: January 07, 2017, 12:22:42 am »
Western @ Dartmouth
Plymouth @ Eastern
USM @ Keene
RIC @ Boston.  The 4 conference games tomorrow.

Western/Dartmouth is the best game by a mile (both are 9 win teams), and may not even get played as that part of MA is supposed to be the bulls eye of this snow storm (I've seen snowfall maps that predict 18-24 inches in that area  :o)  and I can't find a single redeeming quality as to why you'd want to watch the other 3 games.  Maybe AllStar can find something worth watching in RIC/Boston or Keene/USM??

Maybe if you want to fall asleep?

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Re: Little East
« Reply #953 on: January 07, 2017, 01:01:02 am »
Western @ Dartmouth, as correctly predicted here 50 minutes ago, has been postponed:

http://www.corsairathletics.com/sports/general/2016-17/0106-bkb-postponement

Both the Colonial men & Corsair women play Monday, so Sunday doesn't seem like a viable makeup date.  They can't reschedule for a Saturday as all other Saturday's are full, so this looks like a Monday trip somewhere down the line.
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Re: Little East
« Reply #954 on: January 08, 2017, 01:53:58 am »
Brief Saturday results:

Eastern Connecticut trailed 19-14 at halftime (after a 3-3 second quarter), but did enough in the second half to beat Plymouth 47-39 in a battle of futile offenses.  You could ADD the shooting percentages together and still not get to 50%.

Keene State took until the fourth quarter to wake up against Southern Maine, as the Owls used a 22-3 run over a five minute span to erase a 50-41 deficit and take a 63-53 lead.  Keene held on 68-63, giving USM a sixth straight loss and a dismal 2-11 record.

UMass-Boston ended a three-game losing streak with a 67-45 win over Rhode Island College.  RIC has lost four in a row, all in blowout fashion.   The Beacons featured a balanced scoring attack, but only shot 33% in the lopsided win.  RIC made just 1-of-17 threes.  The teams combined for 52 turnovers.

Western Connecticut and UMass-Dartmouth was postponed due to the winter storm and will be played Sunday at 2:00.

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Re: Little East
« Reply #955 on: January 15, 2017, 12:21:36 am »
Plymouth only lost by 8 at Eastern (instead of by 25), lost by 14 @ Western (instead of losing by 20) and beat Boston.  So, defactoly they are already better than they've been the last 5 years.
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Re: Little East
« Reply #956 on: January 15, 2017, 01:36:37 am »
Plymouth only lost by 8 at Eastern (instead of by 25), lost by 14 @ Western (instead of losing by 20) and beat Boston.  So, defactoly they are already better than they've been the last 5 years.

That Plymouth/Eastern game must have been scintillating.  47-39 final score.  Plymouth led 19-14 at halftime after the 2nd quarter was 3-3.  If you added the shooting percentages together from both teams, it still doesn't equal 50%.

Anyway, they are better to some extent.

Saturday results:
Western Connecticut 62, Plymouth State 48
Keene State 70, Rhode Island College 44
Eastern Connecticut 90, UMass-Boston 67
UMass-Dartmouth 74, Southern Maine 50

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Re: Little East
« Reply #957 on: January 19, 2017, 12:38:26 am »
Wednesday's results:

UMass-Dartmouth 83, Rhode Island College 49 - The Corsairs (13-3, 4-2 LEC) led by 13 at halftime and then outscored Rhode Island College (5-11, 2-4 LEC) 44-23 in the second half to win easily.  Rachel McCarron scored 20 points (6-of-9 from three) for UMD, while Nakira Examond had 18 points and 10 rebounds.  The Corsairs shot 12-of-24 from three and led by as many as 37.  Alex Moore scored 19 and Jordyn Gauvin 14 for the Anchorwomen, who only played 7 players.

UMass-Boston 61, Southern Maine 43 - A miserable season continues for Southern Maine (2-14, 1-5 LEC), who has lost nine games in a row and hasn't won since December 3rd.  The Beacons (7-9, 3-3 LEC) led 37-14 at halftime and by 32 in the third quarter before Southern Maine made a cosmetic run late in the fourth.  Raven Kelsey and Martiza Scott each scored 10 points for UMass-Boston.  Nobody scored in double-figures for the Huskies, as Miranda Nicely and Mychaela Harton each scored 8 off the bench to lead the team.  USM shot an abysmal 24% (12-for-50) and made just 2-of-17 threes.  17 of their 43 points came from the free throw line.

Eastern Connecticut 75, Western Connecticut 73 (OT) - Eastern Connecticut (10-5, 5-1 LEC) won a wild overtime affair despite blowing a 15-point third quarter lead.  Western (10-6, 3-3 LEC) trailed 43-28 at one point and still was down by eight points with three minutes remaining, but furiously rallied and actually had a chance to take the lead with 16 seconds left in the game, but missed the free throw and was unable to capitalize despite getting an offensive rebound off the miss.  Eastern capitalized at the free throw line to escape in OT, as 10 of their 14 points came from the charity stripe.  Western had a chance at the end of the back-and-forth overtime to either tie it or win it, but turned the ball over and Eastern escaped.

Keene State 63, Plymouth State 47 - The game was not as close as the score indicates, as Keene (11-5, 5-1 LEC) was up 38-17 at halftime after outscoring the Panthers (4-10, 1-5 LEC) 21-4 in the second quarter.  The Owls, who never trailed, scored 12 of the first 14 points after halftime and went up 49-19.  Sandi Purcell scored 15 points and Stephanie D'Annolfo scored 13 for KSC.  Kayla Wyland scored 14 for the Panthers and was the only one who reached double-figures.  Plymouth shot just 29.6% and was outrebounded 45-31.

Saturday marks the first repeat opponent of the conference season.
Southern Maine at Eastern Connecticut (first meeting:  USM 66-59....one of the most confounding results of the season)
Western Connecticut at UMass-Boston (first meeting:  WCSU 63-55, OT)
Rhode Island College at Plymouth State (first meeting:  RIC 73-62)
UMass-Dartmouth at Keene State (first meeting:  KSC 67-54)

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Re: Little East
« Reply #958 on: January 19, 2017, 11:10:17 am »
Looking again, like, for the 2nd straight season the Owls & Warriors are the cream of the crop in the conference.  Last year I believe the Owls got swept in the season series and than bowed out in the semifinals, so there wasn't even a 3rd game between the 2 last year.  Where's the game on Tuesday AllStar @ Keene or @ Eastern??
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Re: Little East
« Reply #959 on: January 19, 2017, 04:12:56 pm »
Looking again, like, for the 2nd straight season the Owls & Warriors are the cream of the crop in the conference.  Last year I believe the Owls got swept in the season series and than bowed out in the semifinals, so there wasn't even a 3rd game between the 2 last year.  Where's the game on Tuesday AllStar @ Keene or @ Eastern??

Wednesday in Keene.  The Owls did get swept by them last year, which included not showing up in a home loss that more or less would have clinched the No. 1 seed.  Until they prove differently, it's hard to take Keene seriously against ECSU.  We'll see if that changes.