Posted by Smacked that Gorilla .... on February 24, 2019 at 10:15:48:
In Reply to: Re: Western Christian 73, Oakwood 54 posted by Oakwood Fan on February 23, 2019 at 17:50:48:
Gotta say I am not surprised with the outcome of this game.Dude was hyping up his team and put to much unneeded pressure on his squad. Should have laid low in the weeds and just kept winning, not bring attention to your "big man".... spurting off at the mouth writing checks you can't cash.
Be humble, play hard and be better prepared next time!
: : : : Western Christian really took it to Oakwood. Bryce White was probably the MVP of this game, but Martin (don't know his first name) was great on defense for the Lancers. Aidan Oliver had a big first quarter, but then just couldn't really do much as Western Christian doubled him on every possession.
: : : : Oakwood's Aidan Oliver is a nice young player, but I don't think Oakwood should be planning on a State title just yet. Oakwood may not even make the state tournament if past years are any indication since in some years the State bracket hasn't taken the Division 5A runner up.
: : : : Oakwood kept it close until the half, trailing by 3, but then just couldn't keep up with Western's quicker guards and trapping defense.
: : : It's automatic for every 5A and 5AA semifinalists since division 5AAA is no longer in existence.
: : Next year they'll be up probably a half division, doubt more than that with the type of schedule they played and their record the previous year. If they want to be successful in that division, they have to go out and play real teams during non league like the top 5AA teams do. Play against division 3 and 4 schools so that it won't be a shock when you run into good teams. 5A was the lowest competition level. If they end up in 4A (which I don't think they will), then they really need to get ready.
: Hats off to Western Christian on their BIG win today. They did something today that no other team was able to do and that was really defend Oliver in the 2nd half. That was the difference maker to me. Western Christian made the necessary adjustments at halftime which changed the game completely. WC's strength is their guards and their outside shooting and they played that to perfection. For my Gorillas - no one stepped up to speak of - we needed someone to step up and help Oliver. I salute the Gorillas on a fun season. Good job!
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