Is Mattingly the one with the ponytail..? She is always bad in Hilton.
A win is a win. WVU has lost close games to very good teams, so it's a very good win as well, even though WVU's record has taken a beating.
So big congrats to the team for pulling this one out. ISU got a few breaks when WVU missed shots and free throws. Okay to get those sometimes and take advantage. But ISU also was hurt by a few bad calls, especially the fouls called on Pop. Seems like there's barely contact and they are blowing the whistle on her. Hard to figure with as much contact as goes on down low.
Good thing Hallie was making baskets! She seems to be benefiting from playing just about anywhere on the floor right now, as the defense can't match up with her very well.
Good thing WVU was held to 15 points in the second half! That's how ISU earned this victory.
A win is a win... but this was a very frustrating game to watch with all the turnovers. The turnovers we are making are just ridiculous. If it's possible, poor play leading to turnovers looked even worse than it has in the last couple of games. Admittedly it's easy to watch and judge, but high school players would not make some of the mistakes our players are making. That suggests they are not comfortable or confident with what they are doing. That should be getting better not worse, otherwise the wins are going to be few and far between.
Was a little frustrated that we didn't get Anna posted up on the inside. Switching on us will continue to challenge us with only one penetrator. Lacey should come in and work with Brynn on how to manage a high dribble.
I've noticed Brynn's high dribble, but had not made the comparison to Alison's. There is hope yet then.