2016-17

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Re: 2016-17

Postby lawdog on Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:59 pm

Missed shot at the buzzer that would have put game into OT vs. Samford. Courageous effort by the still undermanned ladies ... no quit in 'em.
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Re: 2016-17

Postby Loyalterrier on Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:25 pm

Definitely a bunch of SHDs. Too bad they could not pull it out but I am still proud of them.
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Re: 2016-17

Postby lawdog on Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:41 am

It looked to me like Samford really poured on the physicality at times, trying to wear our outnumbered lassies down, and the game got a bit chippy in the second half. This resulted in a plethora of fouls as the refs called everything to keep the game under control. I suspect some of that may be remembered when they come to our place.
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Re: 2016-17

Postby lawdog on Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:59 am

11 a.m. today Jan. 26 ESPN3 at home vs. Chatt. Chatt is talented with some nice wins but inconsistent. Uphill fight.
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Re: 2016-17

Postby lawdog on Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:16 pm

Lost by ten in hard fought game against Chatt. Shot 3s well, only ten turnovers. Injuries still a big problem; especially could use Kentra back. http://woffordterriers.com/boxscore.asp ... ll&id=3711
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Re: 2016-17

Postby MerrierTerrier on Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:07 pm

We need to transcend the ghosts of seasons past. Previously, I mentioned that there were prior seasons where the ladies started strong in the first half offering much promise only to falter after the Christmas break. I am not sour to this team as there is tenacity and grit in their play. I remain hopeful that finish strong in conference play!
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Re: 2016-17

Postby lawdog on Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:28 am

Ladies at UNCG tonight Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. On ESPN3 too. Need to get back on track. Won a close hard fought game at our place.
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Re: 2016-17

Postby lawdog on Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:58 pm

Lost by six. Sarah Traynor, our last upper class point guard, went out in the third quarter with a head injury while we had a small lead; with a freshman replacement (who played hard) we lost a lot of ball handling and rhythm. Hope Sarah is ok and will be able to come back this year; she has been playing with a lot of confidence. Wanink is a sweet, clutch player.

UNCG was obviously taller and deeper, but our outnumbered ladies really fought and did some good things. We missed some free throws late (atypically), and being out rebounded hurt us at important times too.
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Re: 2016-17

Postby lawdog on Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:16 pm

Feb. 4 2 p.m. ESPN3 at WCU. This is a game we certainly can win, although WCU just upset Furman. Hope Traynor can play.
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Re: 2016-17

Postby lawdog on Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:23 pm

Lost by five to perennial power Furman. The ladies continue to play with a deeply depleted roster, but also with great intelligence, skill, and persistence.

Excellent Kentra interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybgzYjHxE2Y
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Re: 2016-17

Postby lawdog on Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:01 am

Tonight Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. we play at ETSU, on ESPN3. The last time we lost by 8 to them. Good news is Traynor is back at PG, bad news is we still have only 6-7 players available. I expect another great effort from the ladies, with a reasonable chance of success. Proud of their moxie.
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Re: 2016-17

Postby lawdog on Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:51 pm

Ladies fought back, and then hung on, for big win 52-50! Way to go!

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Re: 2016-17

Postby boulder3m on Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:55 pm

What a game! I know we will lose a bunch of seniors, but Wanink is a PLAYER! No reason to believe that Wofford Women's Basketball won't be a contender in a couple of years. These girls have been so tough under terrible circumstances. You hate it for the seniors that there were so many injuries, but these ladies have really learned a lot about themselves this year.
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Re: 2016-17

Postby lawdog on Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:28 pm

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Re: 2016-17

Postby lawdog on Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:34 pm

Taking stock a bit:

1. We have won 13 games so far this year, against a schedule tougher than last year's. We have a good chance to win one or two more during the rest of the season and in the tourney. Last year we won a total of nine games.

2. Off of last year's team, we lost four seniors, three of whom (Frazier, Fleming, and Stokes) were talented (but underperforming) multi-year starters. Last year's team had more talent and depth than this year's, and almost no injuries.

3. This year's group of five freshman recruits was a virtual non-factor. One of the five (Muhammad) did not come to school, not sure why. Grob, Houseright, and Morgan (late signee) were injured all year and played almost no minutes. Only Booker played ... in fact, due to injuries to others she was our only point guard for much of the year.

4. Injured and unavailable much of the season were: Traynor, Washington, Blakeney, Ryan, Grob, Walker, Houseright, and Morgan. At least three of these were starters, and most would have played some if healthy. That left healthy all of the season only six players: Wanink, Pinholster, Corella, Booker, Lambdin, and Bayer. Frequently, these were the only six we had; most played over 38 minutes each game, and were full-court pressed by other teams trying to wear us down with superior depth. Not once during the year did coaches or these players bemoan our injuries or use them as an excuse, to their credit.

5. Most importantly, if you watched this team play, you saw improved morale, esprit, enthusiasm, and execution. There were many fewer turnovers and better defense and shot selection. Players performed closer to their ability.

6. Off of this year's team, we lose five seniors (Washington, Corella, Traynor, Pinholster, and Blakeney). These are five of our top six players; all except Blakeney were starters, and Blakeney was first off the bench. They will no doubt be missed.

7. However, we have recruited three strong players for next year (including two excellent guards/ball handlers), perhaps as good as any three-recruit class in a while. If we can get Houseright, Walker, Ryan, Morgan, and Grob healthy, then our returning group and the new recruits should combine for a better season next year; I have a strong hunch that these coaches will work to see that players improve from one year to the next. Point guard will be a key. Parenthetically, if there is any justice in the world, Wanink will be first team all SoCon this year; what a smart, feisty, talented player.

Celebration. https://twitter.com/cwanink33?lang=en

Wanink. http://www.leadertelegram.com/Sports/20 ... Comet.html
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