Posted by Popscout on January 06, 2019 at 14:48:42:
In Reply to: Re: Windward gets beaten by the system posted by CityBaller on January 06, 2019 at 13:26:37:
: : : Windward can't handle the pressure of Centennial on a day Charisma was a bit out of character.
: : : I attended the game, and disagree with the assessment in the PopScout article. First, I thought Osborne set up her teammates well in this game. She had several nice assists while scoring 22 points. But in the 2nd half, when Centennial double teamed and denied Osborne the ball in the back court, the other Windward ball handlers were hesitant and did not attack Centennial with the 4 on 3 advantage they had in the front court. Second, the referee situation was horrible. There were only (2) officials, when there should ALWAYS be (3) officials for this caliber of game. The two referees on duty did not control the excessive physicality and missed a ton of hand-checking and holding calls, which included two egregious fouls committed against Osborne where she was hit in the throat, and hit with a body block at the end of the 1st quarter that should have resulted in a technical foul (as shown in the PopScout video). Both teams played well, though. Eboni Walker of Centennial is outstanding - great hands and athleticism.
We've said this before and we will say it again. It's cool that everyone has their own opinion but when you send me kids who disagree with what we are saying then we will shift gears. For those who never played the game, never dribbled up the court, etc., there's no way in the world you could understand the psychology of what we speak. I hope this clarifies things going forward. We write for players who play the game family.
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