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Wofford v. UNC

PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:54 pm
by lawdog
I went down to Chapel Hill tonight and saw the Lady Terriers play the 3rd ranked Tar Heels. As expected, they got waxed something like 97-44. Shooting was atrocious in the first half but improved in the second. However, there were some good signs. Little Natalie Gramblin can handle and shoot the ball, and she is a scrapper. Mahogany ("Mo") Williams, soph. center, is already the best big player the ladies have ever had. She was the freshman of the year in the SoCon last year. Needs to work on her fouling, patience, and footwork, but she is strong, tough and has a good touch; she has the ability to lift everyone up with her.

There are some other talented players. Hopefully they can meld together into a good team. At times they were sort of going through the motions, but so were the Heels; the conclusion was foregone. They lose three seniors so will need the influx of talent signed for next year. Good luck ladies.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:39 pm
by Jimbear
Thanks lawdog. it seems that Coach Farmer is having a great recruiting year.... so keep hope alive.

Re: Wofford v. UNC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:48 pm
by Rowdy
lawdog wrote:I went down to Chapel Hill tonight and saw the Lady Terriers play the 3rd ranked Tar Heels. As expected, they got waxed something like 97-44. Shooting was atrocious in the first half but improved in the second. However, there were some good signs. Little Natalie Gramblin can handle and shoot the ball, and she is a scrapper. Mahogany ("Mo") Williams, soph. center, is already the best big player the ladies have ever had. She was the freshman of the year in the SoCon last year. Needs to work on her fouling, patience, and footwork, but she is strong, tough and has a good touch; she has the ability to lift everyone up with her.

There are some other talented players. Hopefully they can meld together into a good team. At times they were sort of going through the motions, but so were the Heels; the conclusion was foregone. They lose three seniors so will need the influx of talent signed for next year. Good luck ladies.



Please don't take this the wrong way, but if the men had lost to UNC-CH by 53 points, there would be many posters on this board calling for Mike Young's head. The ladies have, I believe, 15 scholarships in B-Ball vs the men's 11 or 12. And yes, the recruiting class for 2009 looks good for the ladies, but why do we not have better expectations for the women? And, BTW, this is Farmer's 5th season and his best W/L is 13-16. The women have better resources than the men yet they consistently under perform. This is just an honest question, not an attack on the women's program.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:33 pm
by Jimbear
You have a good point. I just remember the year before Coach Farmer started the women did not win a game. So it takes a while.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:38 am
by lawdog
Wow, I had no idea the ladies have 15 scholarships....are you sure?

I see your point as well. I think they are going to win their share in the SoCon but they were very overmatched (like almost everyone else) against NC, which is perhaps the premier ladies program. BTW, the Heels were gracious hosts for the ladies...Coaches Farmer and Geth and Sylvia Hatchell, the NC coach, go back a long ways.

Mo Williams got in foul trouble immediately and did not play much, which made a big difference; Mo can play with anyone.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:49 am
by Rowdy
lawdog wrote:Wow, I had no idea the ladies have 15 scholarships....are you sure?



In a word, no. But the women's B-Ball programs are allotted 15 scholarships, and with Wofford playing football, and with Title IX, we have to put a bunch of scholarships into the ladies programs. My assumption is the basketball team being the preeminent program gets their full share. Now I may be totally in left field so if anyone has the inside scoop, please sound off.