Saturday, December 17, 2011

Slow start, second half Hoyas go hard in the paint beat American 81-55

Kid Rock, T.I. & Angaleena Presley

American (8-4) came out aggressive and took advantage of the Hoyas (9-1) slow start, but the Hoyas got things rolling in the second half. "Clearly, that was two very different halves. Georgetown came out in the second half and came right at us and obviously, we didn't respond very well," Jones said. "We didn't have an answer."  The second half was "all inside the paint affair" which was outstanding and smart. It was a thing of beauty the way the Georgetown offense was ran today.

Three Hoyas scored in double digits. Sophomore point guard Markel Starks (18 pts.) lead his team in scoring tonight shoting 6-8 and 4-6 in 3 pointers. Some of Starks shots made were "money shots" well needed to lift his team up. Senior C Henry Sims (17 pts. 6 assists) right behind in scoring - shot 7-10. Sims continues to put his precise passing on display."Teammates were cutting hard," Sims said, "so my job was to give them the ball." Jr. F Hollis Thompson's (15 pts.8 rbs.) smart, tough play was a major factor. 

Good to see all the freshman on the court at one time. Everyone played and scored with exception of two players. 

Off the bench for the Hoyas freshman Otto Porter (8 pts. 2 asst. 10 rbs.). The Hoyas outrebounded the Eagles (31-19). Also, the Hoyas won the assist battle also with 18-12. I see so many "consistent" and "postive" things from the Hoyas. This is a good sign, but we know it's about "one game at a time".
Now the focus is on Memphis again! I can't wait! "Two times is better than one"


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