Posted by At The Game on February 27, 2017 at 16:28:43:
In Reply to: Re: charge posted by Oracle on February 25, 2017 at 15:21:20:
: : CH could not attack the basket like they have
: : with Bol there now,hence the go ahead and let
: : fly the 3's, if the two Ball's had made more
: : of them then we would not be talking about it,
: : they did not and there in lies the final result.
: : It is what it is. - Live by the 3,die by the 3.
: Chino Hills other issue was they did not use a bench player until late in the fourth, when They lost a player to fouling out. Tired legs don't work well for shooters. Poor judgment not to rest players along the way.
This game came down to a few things.
1. Bol Bol inside basically scared Melo and Gelo from going to the paint. And kills the strategy that CH has played with all year. Shoot tons and tons of 3's. Let Big O and Eli clean up the boards for put backs and kick out 3's. The had the same problem with Oak Hill's size especially down the stretch. I would imagine the same issue with Sierra Canyon if they see them in State with Bagley and Riley in the middle.
2. Depth...The X Factor all year long has been Phaquan Davis (for all that don't know, he has been the other starting guard all season up unitl the last 4-5 when he has been out of the lineup). He's the best defender on the team, and always hit open shots. I'm not sure why he is not playing, but that is a HUGE loss for them. Because now Ofure has to start when he was a spark off the bench. Not to mention Andre Ball is hurt. CH can out talent other teams without these players but the likes of MD (w/Bol Bol), SC, BM and Oak Hill are really
tough matchups for 32 mins without their depth.
3. Foul trouble, because of the lack of depth all of the starters except Melo had 3 fouls by the middle of the 3rd quarter. If you were watching the game you see a massive shift in momentum once Eli, Big O, Ofure and Gelo picked up their 3rd fouls. Suddenly, Sueing and Freedman were getting to the cup with ease. Cuz no one wanted up pick up their 4th/5th fouls.
Lastly, that was a CHARGE! We all know that LaMelo plays very little if any defense, but you have to give him credit for stepping in there and sacrificing his body for that one. He just didnt get the call. Also, the NON goaltending call was huge. I think Big O would have tied the game at the line (He made the first free throw). Who knows what would have happened after that.
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