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Re: 2015-16

Post by MikeUMA » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:30 pm

League honor roll this week...

UMass’ Cierra Dillard led the Minutewomen to a 2-0 record last week with wins over Rhode Island and La Salle. She averaged 20.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals … Massachusetts freshman Bria Stallworth averaged 11.5 points, 4.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds for the week and scored 12 points against Rhode Island and helped spark a rally from a 19-point deficit for the win

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Post by MikeUMA » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:20 pm

Stallworth named to A-10 Rookie Team
http://www.umassathletics.com/sports/w- ... 16aab.html

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Post by Refuse2Lose83 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:28 pm

Ladies up 2 at the half. Not playing well at all, especially considering how badly they beat La Salle last timeout. Game is on the A10 network is anyone wants to tune in for the 2nd half.
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Post by mdogt12 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:33 pm

Refuse2Lose83 wrote:Ladies up 2 at the half. Not playing well at all, especially considering how badly they beat La Salle last timeout. Game is on the A10 network is anyone wants to tune in for the 2nd half.
They play 4 quarters now so still 1st half.

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Post by Refuse2Lose83 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:56 pm

Well shit, I totally forgot about that. No wonder halftime is just now ending. HAHAHAHA Ladies up 34-25 at half. No idea what the 2nd quarter looked like!
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Post by mdogt12 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:22 pm

55-46 end 3

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81-65 Win

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Post by Refuse2Lose83 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:21 pm

Nice win ladies!
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Post by 69MG » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:00 pm

Dawley may have saved her job with the way the team finished. In the other thread Bamford was quoted as saying he wanted to see how the year played out before making any decisions. Has this been enough?

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Post by njumass08 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:45 am

It definitely is a nice little run they are on. I could see this saving her job.
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Post by cam9219 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:36 am

69MG wrote:Dawley may have saved her job with the way the team finished. In the other thread Bamford was quoted as saying he wanted to see how the year played out before making any decisions. Has this been enough?
I think so. The finish saved it and she only has one senior with a solid young backcourt. Have to think you wouldn't want to squander any momentum the end to this season could have going into 2016-17.
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Post by rsox1221 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:09 pm

I imagine this has probably saved her job. WBB is not a frontline sport for UMass, and it would be easier for Bamford and the department on the whole to only have one buyout to make and one job to fill for next season than two.

I think had the team continued to play poorly and was eliminated from the A10 tourney yesterday on day 1 Dawley would have been gone. And frankly she still could be, because the team has been bad for her entire tenure; if Bamford has evaluated her and feels she isn't right she's out.

At this stage, depending on the kind of run the go on in the A10s, she's likely bought herself one more year (the final year of her deal) to see what happens. But it's no slam dunk (pun totally intended), I'd still only put her at maybe 75% at best to stay.

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Post by 69MG » Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:24 pm

From a financial standpoint, this makes sense. One buyout this year, don't renew Dawley next year unless the team makes remarkable progress and then Bamforth can deal with the DK situation in 2 years.

I don't follow the WBB team that closely (who does?) but we only lose 1 key player (Timballa, our best big) but we return 4 starters and perhaps have a very good incoming class. If Dawley survives this year, a lot will be expected of her next year.

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Post by Sheck » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:20 pm

Didn't make much sense to me to replace Dawley with only 1 year left on her deal for a sport that really doesn't bring in any revenue. I'm glad the team has this run going at the end of the season to make it an easy decision. She's got the Champions Center as a recruiting tool now, let's see if she can get the program back on the right track.
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