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Re: 2014-15

Post by 69MG » Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:51 pm

Does anyone know if Yolanda put on a disguise and has suited up for the last few games? :lol:

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Re: 2014-15

Post by MikeUMA » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:54 am

Dawley has never had 5 wins this early in the season. Is this a weak schedule or dare we think that things are really starting to turn around?

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Post by njumass08 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:37 am

^
The 5 wins
Maine (7-3)
North Texas (1-6)
UCF (4-5)
American (3-5)
HC (2-8)
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Post by MajBugman » Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:44 pm

MikeUMA wrote:Dawley has never had 5 wins this early in the season. Is this a weak schedule or dare we think that things are really starting to turn around?
You gave me a chuckle. In the past two years they were 3-26 and 4-27. I'm calling it a turn around no matter who they play. :D
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Post by crash70 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:50 pm

MajBugman wrote:
MikeUMA wrote:Dawley has never had 5 wins this early in the season. Is this a weak schedule or dare we think that things are really starting to turn around?
You gave me a chuckle. In the past two years they were 3-26 and 4-27. I'm calling it a turn around no matter who they play. :D

Agreed. Team just needs to realize it can win. Considering the only player loss last year was Bomben, seems that jettisoning some of the coaching staff and bringing new blood in has done wonders (along with some player losses that may have been a negative influence (just speculating). Maybe this was Dawley's plan all along :)

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Re: 2014-15

Post by LS71 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:50 am

Congrats to Cierra Dillard, this week's A10 Rookie of the Week!
After scoring in double figures once in her first seven games, the reigning All-Greater Rochester Basketball Player of the Year from Gates Chili has pumped in 21 and 18 points in her last two, both wins. On Monday, the 5-foot-9 freshman guard was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week.

Dillard scored a career-high 21 points with four assists in Sunday’s 72-61 win over Holy Cross.[/quote]

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Any way you slice it, this team being 5-4 at this point of the season can only be viewed as a positive.

Looks like they're in a tournament in Atlanta this week-end. They're playing the host GA State (4-3) team on Friday and Ohio (6-2) on Saturday.

Bring home the iron, ladies!

See that? Win a few games and the pressure is on... :wink: :lol:
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Re: 2014-15

Post by njumass08 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:04 am

I see best case scenario is 8 more wins, which would end the regular season 13-15. That would be a great improvement.
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Post by Old Cage » Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:53 pm

Tough loss to GSU just now. We had the ball with a three needed to tie, but turned it over with 4 sec. to go. 66-71.
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Re: 2014-15

Post by 78 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:50 am

Another close loss, this time by 7 to Ohio, to fall to 5-6.
Bamford has erased McCutcheon

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Post by LS71 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:31 am

^ Caught the end on line. They were compeptive.
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Post by TruBluMaroon » Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:25 pm

Win 78-57 over BU Move to 6-6, how one record can cause such different reactions!

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Re: 2014-15

Post by Old Cage » Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:55 pm

33 and 14 for Kim. That's a nice day's effort!
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Post by Swampy » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:46 am

Seems like a different team since Yolanda Griffith came on board in September.

"Yolanda Griffith is one of the best to ever play this game," Dawley said. Simply put, she can play, but more importantly, she knows how to coach. She understands the game of basketball and how to teach it. She has that innate ability to connect with players and we love the positive energy she brings to the court each day."

Pretty amazing what a good assistant can do for a program, eh?

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Post by TruBluMaroon » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:56 pm

Swampy wrote:Seems like a different team since Yolanda Griffith came on board in September.

"Yolanda Griffith is one of the best to ever play this game," Dawley said. Simply put, she can play, but more importantly, she knows how to coach. She understands the game of basketball and how to teach it. She has that innate ability to connect with players and we love the positive energy she brings to the court each day."

Pretty amazing what a good assistant can do for a program, eh?
I am sure the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 Dartmouth women share your sentiments after their 6-22 records!

A bit over the top! The players were in all in place and YG was the last coach on-board, so while I admire your hero-worshiping, its doesn't have any real world connection!

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Re: 2014-15

Post by Swampy » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:38 pm

Hero worshiping? That's a quote form Dawley not me so you might want to lighten up Francis.

I would never profess to have your knowledge of the women's hoop team but if you think that Griffith has had no impact on UMass' play this season then we'll just have to disagree.

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