Game 6: #8 J&W (4-1) vs Susquehanna (3-2)
, line J&W by 8
Looking to rebound from a loss against a multiple NT champion is never really what you want. SU has fairly solid defense and rebounding, but not much offensive firepower. The guards overall are a step slow, with no one over 70 Spd. I'm happy to play -2 again.
The game was extremely competitive, with JW leading 40-30 at the half and hanging on for the 66-54 win. SU missed a FT around the 5 min mark that would have tied it at 53, but they would get outscored 13-2 down the stretch. Roy Black was the only player on either team in double figures, with 15, and Marc Tolley struggled for the 2nd straight game with only 9 points on 3-12 shooting.
I'm surprised again that Tolley struggled. This game he was guarded in the Press by a Soph with 56/63/57 Ath/Spd/Def and B IQ. While that's certainly not a bad defender, I don't think he has any business shutting down a SR like Tolley.
But that's what I worry about with this team, when Tolley has an off night, who else can score points for us? Soon the answer to that question will be Travis Fuson. He's improved 7 points in Per now, up to 74, and still shows High potential. Roy Black has contributed well off the bench and still has High in LP (42). Allen Woods, the uber-defensive SF, still has High in Per (39). I think we'll be a much tougher team by the end of the season, lots of room to grow with this bunch.