Time to step up JY
by NDLAW88 (2019-02-08 10:01:31)

last night was a perfect game for her to decide it was time to replicate her UCONN Final 4 game. It seemed like she could muscle her way into the paint repeatedly. But she only took 10 shots, making 4. Arike and Marina were a combined 9 for 28.

When is the last time JY shot a 3? In a game like yesterday where Bri looked spooked and Jess was clearly frustrated (that push on Hoff after Hoff made her eat a layup was not cool), JY has to listen to that voice in her head that should say "none of these fools on Miami can hold me back."


I don’t think so...
by NDamage  (2019-02-08 12:19:04)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Shepard had a hard time driving to the rim. She had an open mid-range jumper at the free-throw line but wouldn’t take it. There were no open lanes for JY to drive to the hoop. Miami out played us last night. Period! It’s one game. The team looked like they were running on fumes. We’re tournament ready, and we will make a deep run.


We are anything but tournament ready. We weren’t tired.
by 2ndstreeter  (2019-02-08 18:26:40)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

They can get ready, but there’s no guarantee at this point.


The halfcourt offense ...
by CJC  (2019-02-08 18:13:35)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

against high quality defenses has looked ordinary -- to be charitable -- much of the season.

The stagnant offense last night was not "one game" by any objective standard.

There is lots of stationary dribbling, which leads to lots of standing around by players without the ball. Or perhaps I have the chicken and the egg roles reversed. In any case, there is far too much of both.

Jackie Young is the most physically talented basketball player on the team, and only Jess Shepard rivals her in basketball IQ -- e.g., footwork, how to use her body in traffic, etc.


"Stagnant offense"
by ndamage  (2019-02-09 19:34:52)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

They're 21-3. I guess they should be 24-0 while beating opponents by 30 or more.


On at least two occasions last night
by NDLAW88  (2019-02-08 14:54:35)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

JY drove the lane and drew shooting fouls on Mompremier. I think she could have forced the issue more. She also had several open 3's that she didn't even fake an attempt let alone actually shoot.


Shepard
by tedstheman  (2019-02-08 14:28:23)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Had that open elbow jumper about ten times last night and wouldn't take it. Don't know if that's her choice or how she's being coached but it seems like knocking down a couple might open up the lane a little bit.


losing 40 lbs has made sheperd less of a presense down
by DBCSMITH  (2019-02-08 21:09:00)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

low. she would use her weight and strength to create the space for a layup. this year many of these shots are blocked because her reduced size has not created that space.


Surprised Muffet isn’t coaching this way. Maybe she is but
by 2ndstreeter  (2019-02-08 10:19:00)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

team isn’t executing it.


She's the best player on the team, and it's not even close. *
by CJC  (2019-02-08 10:14:41)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Arike best scorer Marina best shooter JY best player *
by rhodyjack  (2019-02-08 11:38:13)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


All of whom become underutilized
by SorinBasement  (2019-02-08 11:40:00)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

when your offense consists of shoehorning the ball into the post.


Agree. The force-feeding of the ball inside is NOT working! *
by BTFNDGUY  (2019-02-08 16:33:54)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


agreed..Jackie Y
by Irishwest  (2019-02-08 10:54:04)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

needs to be more assertive. Not her role this year.


agreed..Jackie Y
by Irishwest  (2019-02-08 10:52:55)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

needs to be more assertive. Not her role this year.