Sunday, March 9, 2008

Win Win

Drew Lavender decided not to play and the Muskies pull off a 25 point victory against Richmond on Senior Night. Lav's decision was his own as Coach and the team trainer were okay with him playing. A little disappointing he couldn't go considering it was Senior Night but getting some more rest couldn't hurt either. Jackson started in his place and we were a little disjointed on 'O' for the first 7 minutes. Dante' played well and we are certainly a bigger team without Drew in the lineup. Duncan started and Graves even contributed a three point play in the first half. CJ was big also with 8 points on drives and a couple of defensive rips to coincide with a Spider 7 minute scoring drought to give X command.

The story of the second half was the horrible officiating in the A10. Certainly it benefitted the good guys but come on? 43 freebies? We were in the bonus at the 16:49 mark. We were aggressive in taking it to the basket however and it was a good adjustment to do so by Miller at the half. It took Richmond 4 minutes to score. Our great defense will do more to move us forward in March than anything else. X runs away with it on a 20-3 run to start the half.

Lavender was on the floor for the net cutting and his omission in Miller's post game comments was by design I am sure, I expect he will be on the floor at noon on Thursday. He might not start but he will play. We get the winner of Dayton and St. Louis which either will not be easy.

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