Even the hardiest of Erieites has to admit the last couple months have been a struggle weather-wise. We're leading the country in snowfall, but we can't play in the white stuff because of high winds and that darn polar vortex. I'd love to drown my sorrows in basketball, but Gannon's 62-59 loss Wednesday night at sub.-500 California (Pa.) felt like a snowball to the face for Golden Knight fans.
of starting the second half of PSAC West play on a roll, now 6-3 GU is
already staring up at 7-2 IUP and mediocre Mercyhurst (11-8 overall). I
can't say much about a game I didn't see, but I can say the result is
When you look at the stat
sheet, you really can't be angry at Gannon. Their shooting percentage
wasn't terrible (43%), they committed only 12 turnovers, and they once
again outrebounded their opponent (35-27). They did hit on only 9-of-15
free throws while Cal cashed in on 15-of-17. If you flip those
percentages, the Knights win going away.
Now GU must turn its attention to Seton Hill. The Griffins have lost 3-of-4 despite recently adding a 7-footer to their lineup, and I'm sure their only win wasn't impressive, right? Last Saturday SHU won at Cal by 10, 56-46. Sigh. Maybe I'll go shovel some snow to cheer myself up.