Posted by davefilby on 3/4/2013 7:51:00 PM (view original):
Oklahoma Panhandle (3-1) -5 at St Andrews (1-3): Khook19, in his first year, takes OkPan into yaklyn68's domain at St Andrews.
After a 4-23 campaign a season ago, OkPan is off to a 3-1 start. Khook19 relies on the backcourt duo of Rodney Ferguson and Jospeh Green to put points on the scoreboard, combining for 25 ppg. OkPan's man-to-man defense is holding opponents to 38% shooting on the young season.
It's hard to tell how good St Andrews is this year. Their lone victory was an OT win against a winless opponent, while the 3 losses come against foes with a combined 12-2 record. Randy Carter is easily the team's leading scorer at 16.5 ppg.
Oddsmakers like the resurgent Oklahoma Panhandle St, and their strong defensive advantage, by 5.
Lincoln (3-1) and Anderson (4-0) -2: This a matchup of #11 seeds? Detfirecat returns to the CVAC with Lincoln to face bscollier's Anderson team.
Lincoln's 3 wins have all been on the road, so that bodes well for detfirecat and and his JR scoring tandem of John Gipson and Clayton Tyksinski. The two average almost 26 ppg. Lincoln's press is forcing over 20 TOs per game and generating 12.5 steals.
Anderson has been blowing out opponents this season by 25 ppg. Lincoln will be the best team they've faced but bscollier has been taking care of business. Who doesn't score for an Anderson team that averages over 90 ppg. Dix, Vasquez, and Hodgins all reach double-digits.
A special shout-out goes to bscollier. Anderson is off to a 4-0 start, after 0-54 the prior two seasons.
Two good ones on night 2
St Andrews 54, Oklahoma Panhandle 51
: Both coaches came out in slowdown offenses and zone defenses. St Andrews ground their way to a slim lead before half and never relinquished it. OkPan played efficiently, shooting 50% from the floor and 46% from deep, but St Andrews had 3 more made free throws (8-of-11 versus only 5-of-10 for OK Pan) that proved the difference. St Andrews' PFs Randy Carter and Michael Harper had 12 and 11 respectively for the winners, while guards Joseph Green and Rodney Ferguson had 14 and 13 for OkPan.
Lincoln 64, Anderson 62:
talk about a contrast in styles. The first game last night was a grind it out matchup between two zone teams. Lincoln and Anderson feature two fullcourt press teams and the results, while extremely entertaining, were ugly (says the guy who coaches a press team of his own).
Anderson led for most of the way in this one, stretching the lead to double-digits during the first half. Lincoln was dreadful in the opening 20 minutes: 33% from the field, 1-of-8 from three, and 5-of-14 from the free throw line. Anderson scratched out a 6 point lead at half. Anderson again took a double-digit lead early in the second half, when Lincoln slowly turned their rut into a groove. Lincoln took the lead at 6:34 on a Sydney Haskins three-pointer and the teams went back and forth until the 3:38 mark when Anderson's Thomas Baugh hit a turnaround for a two point lead. Other than a desperation 3 with time running out, that would be the last points scored by Anderson.
Shooting percentages were in the mid 30s for both teams, and they combined to go 10-of-42 from deep (24%).
CVAC 3, Heartland 1