Open League – 12/5 Recaps
Thanks to Caleb McKenzie for filming and editing a “highlight” (and lowlight) reel for us – see the above link!
As a wise man once said “no championships are won in week 1. However, week one basketball always shows a glimpse into the past off season and some things to watch over the next few weeks. As for the off season….no one is in shape, that’s about all the 6:00game offered. There were no subs on either team so 10 players played the entire time with multiple starters missing from each team. However, there were some interesting takeaways from the team Varnado win over team Hebert. The game started off with some decent shooting by Varnado and Hebert but team Varnado was able to build a lead that would ultimately never be relinquished. The 2nd quarter was more dominated by Murphy and Brannon for team Varnado and Coogan for team Hebert. Lots of rebounds and puts back by the big men and a few knock down 3’s from Brannon. The second half was mostly dominated by the off season conditioning as the shooting percentage dipped. However team Varnado got scoring from all 5 starters in the second half with Murphy leading the way. Though team Hebert made a few runs at pulling within 3 or 4 points they could not quite get over the hump, probably because they were playing zone defense. One bright spot is the offensive output by one CT. Mostly known for his defense and agitating play, if his scoring continues he can become a force.
- Hebert can still shoot
- the court is slippery leading to several near ACL tears
- I hear Haf lost his first game
*Hebert is just thankful he isn’t on Lynn’s flag team anymore.
Gritty week 1 win for Team Aillet. Very close, back and forth game throughout the contest. Team Aillet was undermanned and undersized, but stuck to the defensive blueprint and was able to grind it out. Team walker had all the size but we made it tough on ole El Presidente. Haters will say the refs gave us special treatment. I beg to differ. I’d say more like a bank in 3 by Brett May, clutch 3’s by Kevin Tate, and Lucas LeBlanc consistently getting to the rim and free throw line to close out the game made the difference down the stretch…
Team Walker started out pretty cold from the floor but hung in to only be down 12-7 after first period. Team Walker fought back through the constant whining of Team Aillet to take a halftime lead of 23-20 ish. Solid defense kept Team Walker in the game through most of the 3rdperiod but the wheels came off in the 4th with Team Walker only scoring 2 points in the 4thperiod and Kevin Tate scoring about a 100…. First week jitters and lack of cohesiveness, plenty to work on but I like our energy and defensive effort.
Heading into week 1, TA was dealing with a Break Dancing Injury, a “24 Hour Bug” , and a Marathon before Tip Off and did not know what to expect against TF. It was a close game in the first half with TF getting some easy buckets and hitting threes from everyone except their captain. After two quarters of battle and a lot of trash talking, TA was down 5 at half. With a few halftime adjustments by Assistant Coach Deaton, TA came out and dominated the 3rd, 25-12. TF battled back and took the lead late in the 4th, but a key defensive play and 5/6 from the stripe with under a minute to go would seal the game for TA.
Week 1 produced a tough and intense matchup between Team Albin and Team Faircloth. The game went back and forth, with Albin getting the W in the last minute. Team Albin shot the lights out and played strong down the stretch. Hunter Geisman unfortunately had to miss the first half while preparing for LSU’s much anticipated Houston Bowl announcement. Captain Faircloth should’ve laid off the Crown on Saturday night. On to week 2!
*Faircloth and Alexander already have 3 lunch practices scheduled this week so he couldn’t send a write up.
*Keith was too tired to play or send a write up.
*Haf is one week away from having Patton take over captaining duties and write ups.
First game is always the toughest. Luckily we had all 8 guys show up and were able to rest our legs when needed.
We got off to an early lead and held it the entire game.
We shot the ball well from outside and had some nice drives to the rim in the 1st half.
The 2nd half was pretty much the same until Team Allen started to make a few good runs. Good defensive rebounding and pushing the ball led by Sumners snow birding technique and three point shooting brought them within 4. Team Navarre held off Team Allen to take the win led by the shooting of Vic (6- 3’s) and the scoring/playmaking of Lanoix. Good Walker also had a good game rebounding and scoring in the post when we needed.
*Who am I kidding? I didn’t expect Matt Allen to send a write up anyway.