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Old 01-17-17, 03:13 PM
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Great game Friday night at Sullivan. Eagles just had no answer for Davet. What a game and what a player he is. That being said, Flannery needs to instruct team to foul, up by 3, with just a few seconds left and the Cats with only 8 team fouls. I don't agree with his reasoning that he let the kids decide whether to foul or not. There is a reason he's the coach and they are the players.
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Old 01-17-17, 09:13 PM
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To make the state poll and cleveland.com poll even more interesting St. Eds knocks off Lorain 76 to 63 at Lorain.
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Old 01-18-17, 09:16 AM
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More interesting for you. A headache for me. lol

The parity around the area is crazy. I predicted to a friend, watch St. Ignatius beats St. Ed's and St. Ed's beats Lorain. Next up? I'm sure Central Catholic will upset Ignatius this weekend.
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Old 01-18-17, 10:14 AM
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Very good game last night. Tightly contested first half, multiple lead changes, Eagles go in up 4 I believe. Third quarter was all Ed's as Lorain went cold and the Eagles were scoring everywhere, inside and out. Lorain came out with their heads on fire in the fourth, applying pressure, forcing turnovers, and were able to cut the lead down to 7. Ed's regroups after a couple timeouts from Flan, and Sullivan knocks down some big shots late to quell the rally.

Not much of a basketball guru, but I was impressed by both teams. Big game from Calhoun. Finishes well around the basket and gives the Eagles an inside presence they haven't had since Stainbrook was here. Still a very guard oriented team though, with a deep rotation. The freshman are very impressive, Huffman in particular. Still a ways to go defensively. Lorain not as deep, but very impressive starting five. Bohannon was a beast. Very explosive athlete. Wilson and Brooks can score inside and out. And by out, I mean way out. They were knocking down some big boy threes. When Lorain turns it on, they pressure the ball well and can get up and down the floor quickly. Very athletic group, and not a team I'd be anxious to play again.
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Old 01-18-17, 01:32 PM
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Well maybe I would like to play them again, it would mean we are in the state semi finals.
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Old 01-28-17, 11:27 AM
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Flannery has a young and talented team this year... the experience this schedule affords them will pay dividends as post season basketball unfolds. Another opportunity to play a quality opponent this evening (or VASJ).

Go Eagles!
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Old 01-29-17, 10:54 AM
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Great game Friday night at Sullivan. Eagles just had no answer for Davet. What a game and what a player he is. That being said, Flannery needs to instruct team to foul, up by 3, with just a few seconds left and the Cats with only 8 team fouls. I don't agree with his reasoning that he let the kids decide whether to foul or not. There is a reason he's the coach and they are the players.
Just noticed this post.

Ignatius has been involved in three of these situations in the last two years...last year's regular season ending game at home against Ed's, where Ignatius was up 3 with a few seconds left and their player was directed to foul Ed's point guard Schmock near half-court. Schmock saw it coming and got off a shot and went to the line for 3 rather than 2. He missed one of the three and Ignatius held on for the win.

The second one was last season's loss to Garfield in the regional. Ignatius, again, up 3, decided to straight up defend...did a poor job of it...and Garfield hits a 3, ties the game at the buzzer and Garfield wins in OT.

Then, the recent Ed's/Ignatius game where Ed's straight up defends and Davet hits the 3 and sends the game into OT, where Ignatius wins.

In Garfield thread last year, someone posted a well-researched article from a guy named Ken Pomeroy, who argues that there are a lot of variables in this decision, but, overall, he argues that, generally, the percentages are in defending straight up when up by 3 and not putting the guy on the free throw line for 2.

http://kenpom.com/blog/studying-whet...n-tied-part-3/

"The fact is, chances of losing are close to remote in either case, but execution errors, an inflated offensive rebounding percentage, poor three-point shooting, and the chance of an extra possession are enough to counteract what might otherwise be the advantage of forcing a team to shoot free throws. In cases where the opponent has multiple good three-point shooters and you have confidence in rebounding a missed free throw, fouling may be the better option. But it appears the default decision should be to not foul.

. . .

To me, the only conclusion one can make is that the criticism of coaches that choose to defend appears to be misplaced. A small percentage of the time you’ll get burned no matter what you choose to do. We will continue to see teams make game-tying threes near the end of games more often than they get fouled simply because more coaches choose this strategy. In the long run, it’s difficult to prove it’s a bad idea."

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Old 03-20-17, 01:18 PM
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In my preseason rankings, I have St Edward at # 2 in Northeastern ohio, right behind Massillon Jackson. I think they're the going to be the best team in Cleveland, but it may take some time. Tommy Schmock transitioning from being a scorer into a much needed facilitator on a team that will have 3 freshmen and a sophomore in their top 8.
Nice prediction from back in November.
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Nice prediction from back in November.
"Impresive"
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Old 03-27-17, 11:01 PM
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How did the Final Four go? I was out of town and didn't read the PD yet. Going to go there now I suppose, but any insight? I obviously know we lost.
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Old 03-28-17, 06:11 PM
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Eds should win a title in the next 2-3 years. You guys have a solid coach and class act. He's capable of coaching at a D1 college.
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Old 03-29-17, 07:05 AM
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Eds should win a title in the next 2-3 years. You guys have a solid coach and class act. He's capable of coaching at a D1 college.
Finding a capable replacement for Schmock will be the key. Have no idea what's in the pipeline there but without someone to run the point at a high level, getting back will not be as easy as some may assume.
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