Tuesday, February 3, 2009

It can always be worse

It seems that every time Gannon and Mercyhurst hook up, the first team to crawl to the 50-point mark is the winner. The two teams know each other so well, it's hard to get a decent look at the basket, let alone a field goal.

If you ever find yourself frustrated by Gannon's offense tomorrow night, take solace in these two box scores:
www.hilbert.edu/docs/athletics/9/57/11-21-08.htm
www.hilbert.edu/docs/athletics/9/57/fusw0131.htm

They're from the Hilbert women's basketball team, who is winless through 19 games this year. The Hawks shoot just 23% from the field and 18% from 3-point range. I've heard when they shoot free throws, the cheerleaders standing near the baseline are asked to wear hard hats.

In one way you can say Hilbert has a balanced attack. They average 31 points and 30 turnovers per contest.

3 comments:

  1. Your post is very time appropriate, since Tuesday is the 15-year anniversary of the Lady Knights 117-18 rout of Hilbert. And the GU outfit wasn't anywhere close to as powerful as Coach Wright's teams as the 1993-94 squad won just seven games.

    Of the games you posted, the Fisher game featured a 42-0 run by SJF over a 16-minute stretch.

    In the second game, Hilbert didn't make a two-pointer in the second half; they were 3-10 from downtown, but 0-13 from inside the arc.

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  2. I just wanted to say that I just got home from the GU/Hurst game.... great win, wish I could say the same about the game... absolutely horrendous 2nd half for Gannon, BUT a win is a win especially against Satan's team. But I wanted to say how awesome it was to see Goldcamp in uniform and warming up with the team. Even though he didn't play, me and all the people I was with gave him a standing ovation every layup he did during warmups. I am thrilled to see him back, not only for basketball purposes, but in general... school, health, etc. I was praying for him since the first release of his unknown "condition" and I'd like to think someone heard me... To Goldcamp, glad you're back buddy!

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  3. As Chapman said this time of the year, "survive and advance." That said, GU dominated for 36+ minutes, but somehow almost gave it away.

    To tie in the subject of this post, GU's 59-57 win counts just as much as the Behrend women's 88-16 win over Hilbert this evening. One win. On to Saturday.

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