I won't say much about Gannon's gutwrenching 63-58 loss at home to California (Pa.) for a few reasons. First, there's a quick GLIAC-like turnaround with the Knights playing at Seton Hill Saturday afternoon. Also, I only saw the second half and overtime via video feed because my daughter's third and fourth grade girls basketball team had practice from 7-8 Thursday. I felt like I was re-watching the season-opening games at the WACO Classic at Glenville State (W. Va.) where the Knights struggled to break 50 each game.
But I also don't need to blah blah blah
on and on because Golden89 was dead on -- unlike Gannon's offense which
sputtered to 26% shooting chart in the second half -- with his comment:
"What a killer loss. You can stub your toe once in the combo of games
Millersville, at UPJ, and home against Cal. Losing two is tough, but
recoverable. Losing all three is an absolute killer. It just can't
happen. You have to take care of business in the winnable games when you
have only three of the remaining ten games left at home. No, I'm not
giving up. But this is a damaging loss."
Gannon is now tied for second in the PSAC West with IUP and trails Mercyhurst by a half game.
After a 6-0 December, the Knights are a pedestrian 3-3 in January and
end the month at Slippery Rock and hosting the red-hot Lakers. Gannon
needs to make adjustments on offense, or they will lose a grip on not
just first place but this entire season.