With rivalry games, everyone says, "You can throw the records out." But for tonight's Gannon/Mercyhurst game you may need to throw in the record book. The Knights thoroughly dominated the glass on their way to a 56-42 thrashing of the Lakers. The final rebounding margin was 34-11, but the first half rebounding stats are among the most incredible I've ever seen.
Gannon 20, Mercyhurst 3
many times have we seen a team gather three rebounds on one 30-second
possession? Mercyhurst couldn't do that tonight over the span of 20
minutes. I looked up online "fewest rebounds in one half" for a college
basketball game and couldn't find anything. But we know the Lakers were
no more than three rebounds away from the futility record.
Here are some other ridiculous rebounding numbers:
* For the game, Darrell Blanton had as many offensive rebounds (3) as the entire Mercyhurst roster.
* Tanner Furno played only 11 minutes but had just one fewer offensive board (2) than the Lakers.
Gannon shot 49% for the game (20-for-41), a perfect 11-for-11 from the
line, and totalled 13 offensive rebounds. Mercyhurst registered only 8 defensive rebounds. So when Gannon attempted a shot, 84.6% of the
time something good happened. It either went in or the Knights secured
We won't see numbers like that again any time
soon, but I'm sure we'll see more of this stifling defense from a team
that's looking more impressive every outing.