The Knights were certainly impressive in their 84-62 win over Bloomsburg this afternoon, but one game does not make a trend. Gannon is in for a major test Sunday vs. Mansfield. I'm not saying that the Mounties (8-4) are an NCAA contender. Sunday's game is a major self-test for the Golden Ones. Can they put together back-to-back quality performances for the first time this season?
It looked today like ... [[[TWEET!!!]]]. What was that!? Oh, it was just another foul called today by the PSAC crew from the Bloom/Gannon game. A total of 50 personals (plus a ridiculous technical on Coach Reilly) were issued by the most sensitive officiating crew I've seen in a while. Now where was I?
Today the Knights looked like a cohesive unit. They appeared to understand the game plan and each other. Among the pleasant stats produced by the 8-player rotation of Bryant, Swann, Johnson, Demski, Brannen, Scandrett, Piotrowicz, and Crouch:
* 40 points in the first half, 44 in the second
* shooting an even 50% from the field and 77% from the foul line
* a decisive 43-23 margin on the boards, including 17 offensive rebounds
* only 17 turnovers, two below their season average
Now the challenge is ... [[[TWEET!!!]]]. Foul called on Demski for breathing on a Bloom guard. It was a makeup call after a Huskie was called for looking cross-eyed at a Golden Knight. As I was saying ...
The challenge is not just to beat Mansfield but to play well for another 40-minute stretch. Gannon needs to enter PSAC West play with confidence. A 49-47 win would get them back to .500, but it certainly wouldn't be a big confidence booster. This weekend could very well set the tone for the rest of the season.
[[[TWEET!!!]]] What was that for? I've been thrown out for typing too hard!? You guys are unbelievable!