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2011/12: Game 11 Stony Brook vs Rider
« on: December 29, 2011, 11:51:42 am »
After a win vs Cornell we need this win badly to end the OOC season strong before playing against Vermont. I believe the team can pull a victory tomorrow against a weak Rider team. Also, it was great seeing the talent this team has, showed in the first half against Cornell. Consistency is key. I have renewed hope on this team after the great 1st half performance. This team can play great when the parts are put together. We almost lost it, but I still saw improvement last night.

Last Night:

Brenton was great
Bracey got more minutes and was an important part of our game
Offensive rebounds and rebounds in general kept us in the game
Free throws were better, but can be improved

Go Seawolves!
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Re: 2011/12: Game 11Stony Brook vs Rider
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 08:34:59 pm »
We showed improvement  and were very strong in the OT period.   Brenton  ending the OT with a dunk was good to see.

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Re: 2011/12: Game 11Stony Brook vs Rider
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 08:30:52 pm »
Stony Brook playing hard once again but slipping in the 2nd half... Dont know why this happens so often...61-53 with 5:22
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Re: 2011/12: Game 11Stony Brook vs Rider
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 08:36:04 pm »
...seems like we not loosing control of the game this time around. 67-57 with 3:20 to go
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Re: 2011/12: Game 11Stony Brook vs Rider
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 08:49:17 pm »
The Seawolves almost reached the 80 mark today. Good game. 79 points! WE are ready for conference play. I am excited. I know Rider is one of the bottom teams in DI but I'm glad we beat them nonetheless.


79-62 Final
49.1% from the field
69.6% from the line

Good stuff today
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Re: 2011/12: Game 11Stony Brook vs Rider
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011, 09:06:15 pm »
Talk about Brenton with 9pts, 12 Rebounds, and 4 assists. Coley 16 and Rapier 12 from the bench... good stuff
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Re: 2011/12: Game 11Stony Brook vs Rider
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2011, 09:38:37 pm »
Heres my take on the game tonight.

Things I didnt like:
Our perimeter defense wasnt very good.  At times we didn't get our hands up, didn't contest shots, and we certainly didn't cover the obvious shooter.

The refs were letting the players play, and our guys didn't adjust accordingly.  The refs weren't calling over the back, definitely weren't calling off-the-ball screen fouls, and ignored quite a few "aggressive defensive plays" by Rider.  We just sat back and took it, instead of establishing a physical presence.  If you don't take what the refs give you, you play at a disadvantage.

McAllister looked completely lost against the press.  He didn't have a clue where to go, and when he played the pivot, he had no idea what to do when they collapsed on him.  Not a good game at all.

Joyner needs to man up and play like he's capable of.  He's a strong dude, he just needs to start playing like a big man.  Don't dribble, don't try and finesse your defender, just out-muscle him and score the rock.

With all that said, I don't think any of the problems are things that can't be corrected right away.  I really think that if these are the problems, we're sitting pretty for conference play.

Now as for things I liked:
Coley, Bracey, and Rapier.  All three looked like they wanted to be there, and if teams continue to press, these three could really do some damage.  Coley and Rapier look much more "mature" in their games, and if Bracey can become a tweener-type threat, that makes things interesting.

The team chemistry looked better.  The passing wasn't overly impressive, but they looked to be on the same page.  It's a cliche, I know, but " the team of Stony Brook" looked a lot better than "the players of Stony Brook".

Coaching.  Pikiell and co looked like they were in control the whole time.  They made sure that things didn't get out of hand, kept a good rotation, and kept things in perspective (ie, used this game to get ready for Vermont).

Danny Carter was at the game, and he didn't steal a kids cookie, didn't punch Wolfie, and didn't light the scorers desk on fire.  I'll take what I can get... (ok, i'll admit it, Danny is my favorite player to watch.  He's never a dull moment on the court).


All in all, I'm happy with what I saw today.  I'm feeling a lot better about our conference chances now (compared to after the Sacred Heart game).  Bring on Vermont!
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Re: 2011/12: Game 11Stony Brook vs Rider
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2011, 10:49:14 am »
Seems like the team is starting to play better; I think it has to do with more defined roles and a stable starting line-up.  Again I will say that the front line of Joyner, Rapier and Brenton will give any AE team fits, as their ability to get additional opportunities via offensive rebounds is what you need (since you are not a great shooting team).  Coley seems to be established as a good compliment to Dougher, and now you are bringing both Hayes and Bracey off the bench.  When you add McAlister, Carter and Jackson also off the bench, I think you are clearly the deepest team in the league.  However, Albany, Maine, and BU probably have more offensive firepower, so (as usual) it will probably come down to defense, rebounding, and maybe most importantly, how you shoot FT's late in games....I see a really competitive AE this year, maybe the most balanced in many years.

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Re: 2011/12: Game 11Stony Brook vs Rider
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2011, 11:00:17 am »
Great game last night. If Joyner and Rapier play like that the rest of the season we are in good shape. We need those big guys to establish themselves  under the basket and become intimadators.  All in all  a good win now for Monday night .