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    A shot clock violation, come on ladies.

    Both Wirths with 4 fouls each, 0 points and only 3 rebounds.

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    Zags lost.

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    No loss is good...one more and the Lady Zags will not be in Spokane for the NCAA tournament.... no mid-major with 3 losses will get a 4 seed... This is what life really looks like without Katie... and it SUCKS.... Bounce back Ladies... you can't afford another loss...

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    SMC defeats Gonzaga 70-60...

    Gonzaga falls to 23-2 overall and 12-1 in the WCC...

    Jessie Loera leads the Lady Zags 19 points and she had 7 steals...and 7 assists

    Jill Townsend was next with 18 points...

    https://smcgaels.com/sidearmstats/wbball/media

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    On the upside BYU lost to USD today. Hard to believe the Wirths only took 8 shots?

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    Not looking at stats what I noticed this game is without Katie we have lost the ability to do the full court press. Jessie and Katie were both fast they were our back court trap. For those with their eyes on numerous other future prizes. Time to re-focus our goal to one week at a time being ready for both opponents we face each week. But lets go no further than one game at a time and admit to our selfs we our not the same team we were with Katie.

    Now lets figure out to max succeed with the players we have left to play. CLF has to know she can't make bad substitutions at critical times, its no longer about playing all your players for the sake of playing them.

    Weaknesses identified on defense guarding 3 point line, being able to do a full court press, traps in the half court. If you can't do the same defense as with Katie on board understand, then you simply have to re-invent your team, teach them, or capitalize on what the current players do best CLF.

    We win as a team and lose as a team. Don't get down on yourself ladies, just work on what you can improve on for next week, and then apply it.

    Go Lady Zags
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblahla View Post
    No loss is good...one more and the Lady Zags will not be in Spokane for the NCAA tournament.... no mid-major with 3 losses will get a 4 seed... This is what life really looks like without Katie... and it SUCKS.... Bounce back Ladies... you can't afford another loss...

    Go Las Zagas!!!
    SMC gambled on stopping the Wirth twins (and they disappeared). And Katie would have almost no effect on a team shooting 14-21 from 3. Just one of those games that shows any team can get hot from 3 and win in spite of 3x as many turnovers. If SMC shoots under 50% from 3, GU wins.

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    Section 116 simply put it was a team loss. CLF and staff now has a good idea what this team looks like without Katie. CLF and coaching staff have some massive planning and work to before our games next week. Thankfully we will be playing at home so more available practice time before San Francisco 6:00pm next Thursday.

    On a side note i watched SF game against Pepperdine Thursday, and SF came close to winning that game. A couple of SF players were very impressive in that game.

    Other teams have injured players also, and SMC played a great game hats off to them. Lets make adjustments and go gettem next week Lady Zags.

    Looking forward to next weeks 2 games in the Kennel, and seeing how our team evolves.

    Ok I checked the stats no one rebounded well today, only 20 rebounds as a team. Congrats to Jessie she shot 7-14 FG, 7 assists, 7 Steals, career high 19 points.
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    The Lady Zags did not lose to SMC because they did not have Katie. If you feel the team lost because they did not have Katie not only is this a disservice to the other players on the team, but it also puts you in line for another loss because you don't see the real reason the Zags lost and make the appropriate adjustments.

    Reason #1 - 1st quarter offense. SMC only scored 18 points which is not good for the Zag Defense (they average 13 pts a quarter), but the Lady Zags only scored 4 points on 1-15 shooting (they average 17 points a quarter). They get their average points in the first quarter, we win the game.

    Reason #2 - Absolutely no interior presence today at all by anybody. On the offensive side (and it really was offensive) JW, LW, MK and AV combined for a total of 3 points all by MK (on 1-10 shooting) and 11 rebounds. In the first game these same four players had 32 points and 23 rebounds. If you can't score inside, or get players open inside, then the game moves to the outside which benefits SMC.

    Reason #3 - Remember last year when CLF and staff kept trying to force BYU to play the Zag type of basketball and in each of the 3 cases, Coach Judkins got the better of CLF and the Zags lost all 3 games. After the first game in Spokane, Coach Thomas knew he could not let the GU frontcourt run roughshod over the Gaels if they wanted to win. So he sagged into the key and simply took away the Wirths, MK and AV and essentially told CLF to beat him from the outside or off the dribble drives, etc. but the Zag frontcourt was not going to win this game. CLF never made the adjustments to get her frontcourt open all game and the Gaels beat us from the outside. Advantage Coach Thomas today. His plan to take away the Zag frontcourt worked to perfection and his outside shooters made an unreal number of shots.

    Reason #4 - The "Hope They Miss Defense" Everybody contributed to "Hope They Miss Defense". When the Wirths were out on the perimeter, they were slow to close out and frequently did not have their hands straight up. Playing 3-5' off the opponent and waving a single arm does not cut it. Several times JT was not within 10-15 feet of her player. When the ball was swung to the player she was supposed to be guarding, JT came sprinting from the other side of the court but did not get close to the shooter. If you leave them open, it is just like practice. Both Truongs were guilty of sagging into the key leaving way too much space between them and the perimeter players. JL, LF and MK were not obviously playing off their opponents. I have called out this team before for playing the "Hope They Miss Defense" and said somebody was going to start making those shots. Today was the day.

    Reason #5 - Getting beat on the boards. In game #1 GU outrebounded the Gaels by 10, 44-34, today the Gaels outrebounded the Zags by 8, 28-20. Once again, today we got very little from our frontcourt on the rebounding side of the ball.

    Reason #6 - St. Mary's shot lights out today including 56.5% overall and 66.7% from 3. Katie or no Katie, (she can't guard everybody ZAB) you simply are not going to win very many games when you let the opposing team shoot those kind of numbers. If those shots were contested and they made that percentage of shots, you take your hats off to them, it happens. If you are frequently leaving the shooters wide open then you contributed to the high percentage of shots made.

    Gonzaga has won the majority of games this year based on a shut-down defense. That defense today was not even close to being average. Defense is typically based on "want", "desire" and "hustle" and today, as a team, Gonzaga was out-coached, out-hustled, and out-desired by a team that wanted to win more than did the Lady Zags and showed it on the court.

    Give the Gaels the credit. Coach Thomas came up with the game plan and his players executed it flawlessly.

    Lady Zags need to pick up the pieces and be ready to play on Thursday.

    We need to win out to get ready for the WCC tournament on a roll.

    ZagDad

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    WBB | Gaels Upset No. 11 Gonzaga

    SMC 70 - Gonzaga 60 Final Box Score Link

    MORAGA, Calif. – Saint Mary's posted their biggest victory of the season on Saturday as they upset No. 11 Gonzaga at home.

    GAELS ON FIRE
    Saint Mary's dominated on the court on Saturday as they spent the entire contest leading the No.11 Bulldogs while holding them to just 33 percent from the field. 14 made threes from the Gaels is just four shy of their season-high as a team which they recorded on December 7 against Cal Poly. In the first period alone, Gonzaga only made one of their 15 total field goal attempts while finishing the game 21-for-64 on the floor and 9-for-27 from deep. Saint Mary's recorded their largest lead of the game in the final period where they went on a 11-0 run as they were leading by 21 points. SMC's defense shined throughout the contest as they outrebounded the Bulldogs 28-20, which is the fewest number of boards the Zags collected this season.

    SEEING TRIPLE
    The Gaels were led by Taycee Wedin who racked up 24 points tying her season-high as she made nine of her 14 field goal attempts and went 6-for-9 from distance. Wedin also posted a career-high three steals in the game. Sam Simons was also at the forefront of the Gaels' efforts as she put up 22 points, while going 7-for-12 from the field and shooting a perfect 5-for-5 from deep. SMC ended the day shooting 56.5 percent (26-46) from the field and 66.7 percent (14-21) from beyond the arc, which is their best three-point performance of the season. Katie Rathbun and Madeline Holland also chipped in three-pointers for the Gaels. The Zags only made nine of their 27 attempted threes (33%) on Saturday.

    NOT YOUR REGULAR UPSET
    Saturday's win wasn't just a big win for this season, but a big win for the program as a whole. Saint Mary's defeat of No. 11 Gonzaga is the best win in head coach Paul Thomas' 14 year tenure. The victory for the Gaels is their first win against a ranked opponent since the 2015-16 season when they beat No. 18 Cal on December 5, 2015. The last time SMC took a win against the Bulldogs was on February 10, 2018 when the Gaels won 72-56 on the road. Saint Mary's has not had a win at home against Gonzaga since February 18, 2016. The win for Saint Mary's was Gonzaga's first defeat in West Coast Conference action this season and their first loss since November 17 when they fell 76-70 to Stanford in overtime.

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    "We came into this game knowing we had nothing to lose," guard Taycee Wedin said following the win. "We all just stepped up on defense and offense tonight and played to our strengths."

    "We did a great job keeping our composure," head coach Paul Thomas said after the biggest win in his era as head coach. "We looked a little frazzled at times there, but we took deep breaths, had timeouts in the right spots, and we did a wonderful job of staying together."

    UP NEXT

    The Gaels will travel to Utah to face off against BYU on Thursday at 6 p.m...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGoatZagFan View Post
    SMC gambled on stopping the Wirth twins (and they disappeared)….
    Great minds think alike. SMC not only took away the Wirths but the entire frontcourt (3 points and 11 rebounds) this game when they had 32 points and 23 rebounds in game 1.

    Advantage Coach Thomas. CLF did not make the adjustments to get her frontcourt open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagDad84 View Post
    The Lady Zags did not lose to SMC because they did not have Katie. If you feel the team lost because they did not have Katie not only is this a disservice to the other players on the team, but it also puts you in line for another loss because you don't see the real reason the Zags lost and make the appropriate adjustments.

    Reason #1 - 1st quarter offense. SMC only scored 18 points which is not good for the Zag Defense (they average 13 pts a quarter), but the Lady Zags only scored 4 points on 1-15 shooting (they average 17 points a quarter). They get their average points in the first quarter, we win the game.

    Reason #2 - Absolutely no interior presence today at all by anybody. On the offensive side (and it really was offensive) JW, LW, MK and AV combined for a total of 3 points all by MK (on 1-10 shooting) and 11 rebounds. In the first game these same four players had 32 points and 23 rebounds. If you can't score inside, or get players open inside, then the game moves to the outside which benefits SMC.

    Reason #3 - Remember last year when CLF and staff kept trying to force BYU to play the Zag type of basketball and in each of the 3 cases, Coach Judkins got the better of CLF and the Zags lost all 3 games. After the first game in Spokane, Coach Thomas knew he could not let the GU frontcourt run roughshod over the Gaels if they wanted to win. So he sagged into the key and simply took away the Wirths, MK and AV and essentially told CLF to beat him from the outside or off the dribble drives, etc. but the Zag frontcourt was not going to win this game. CLF never made the adjustments to get her frontcourt open all game and the Gaels beat us from the outside. Advantage Coach Thomas today. His plan to take away the Zag frontcourt worked to perfection and his outside shooters made an unreal number of shots.

    Reason #4 - The "Hope They Miss Defense" Everybody contributed to "Hope They Miss Defense". When the Wirths were out on the perimeter, they were slow to close out and frequently did not have their hands straight up. Playing 3-5' off the opponent and waving a single arm does not cut it. Several times JT was not within 10-15 feet of her player. When the ball was swung to the player she was supposed to be guarding, JT came sprinting from the other side of the court but did not get close to the shooter. If you leave them open, it is just like practice. Both Truongs were guilty of sagging into the key leaving way too much space between them and the perimeter players. JL, LF and MK were not obviously playing off their opponents. I have called out this team before for playing the "Hope They Miss Defense" and said somebody was going to start making those shots. Today was the day.

    Reason #5 - Getting beat on the boards. In game #1 GU outrebounded the Gaels by 10, 44-34, today the Gaels outrebounded the Zags by 8, 28-20. Once again, today we got very little from our frontcourt on the rebounding side of the ball.

    Reason #6 - St. Mary's shot lights out today including 56.5% overall and 66.7% from 3. Katie or no Katie, (she can't guard everybody ZAB) you simply are not going to win very many games when you let the opposing team shoot those kind of numbers. If those shots were contested and they made that percentage of shots, you take your hats off to them, it happens. If you are frequently leaving the shooters wide open then you contributed to the high percentage of shots made.

    Gonzaga has won the majority of games this year based on a shut-down defense. That defense today was not even close to being average. Defense is typically based on "want", "desire" and "hustle" and today, as a team, Gonzaga was out-coached, out-hustled, and out-desired by a team that wanted to win more than did the Lady Zags and showed it on the court.

    Give the Gaels the credit. Coach Thomas came up with the game plan and his players executed it flawlessly.

    Lady Zags need to pick up the pieces and be ready to play on Thursday.

    We need to win out to get ready for the WCC tournament on a roll.

    ZagDad
    So the best defensive player doesn't play and it has no bearing on the game? ... Zags lose by 10 without KC... IMO she could have changed the outcome on both ends of the floor...

    Just my opinion..

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    That was a painful game to watch. SMC could not miss, we didn't defend the perimeter well, and we had nothing inside - defensively or offensively. Clearly the SMC scout was better than ours. I'm going to put on my rose-colored glasses and say this will give us a goose to finish out the season and the WCC tourney strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblahla View Post
    So the best defensive player doesn't play and it has no bearing on the game? ... Zags lose by 10 without KC... IMO she could have changed the outcome on both ends of the floor...

    Just my opinion..

    Go Las Zagas!!!
    I did not say that having Katie available would not have impacted the game, your words not mine. Of course Katie would have had an impact on the game. Sheez, she is a starter, if you take any starter out of the starting line-up, it will impact the game or that player should not be a starter.

    I said we did not lose the game because Katie was not on the court. There are so many areas that the Zags on the court could/should have improved that not having Katie on the court should not have determined the outcome of today's game.

    Big Difference.

    Also you have no idea if we would have gotten the 1-7 Katie, the hand check Katie, the bad pass Katie, the lack of game awareness Katie, etc. We all love Katie and what she brought to the Zag program. But even Katie did not always have a great game and in fact some games she was just bad, just like every other player on every other team. Those days just happen. You have no idea what Katie would have shown up and if she did show up would she have been better than the players we had on the floor. You think, you can prophesize, you can hope, but you don't know.

    Think Not? Before today would you have bet that somebody/anybody could shut down both Wirths for 0 points? I thought not.

    What we do know for a fact is that we scored 4 points in the first quarter. We know that we did not guard the perimeter worth a darn today. We know did not get anything out of our frontcourt at all, offensively or defensively. We know that 60 points was enough to win every game this year but Dayton, Stanford, Pacific (both games) and today's game. Heck, 60 points would have beaten Baylor today.

    If you asked every player on the Lady Zag team what went wrong today, want to bet that not a single player (or coach) will blame the lose of Katie for the loss, and they would be right.

    "We did not do a very good job of following the defensive game plan today," head coach Lisa Fortier said. "Saint Mary's was ready to go from the tip, and we were playing catch up al game. We tried to get going inside, but we were not able to create enough offense. We could have overcome not being our best on one side of the ball or the other, but today, it was both."
    Learn your lesson from today's game, make improvements for next week and let's try not to let a day like today happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaglaw View Post
    Clearly the SMC scout was better than ours.
    I think it was obvious that Coach Thomas made major changes after the first round blow-out and CLF/Team did not adjust to those changes very well.

    Also, I think the team was jacked up for Pacific because we almost lost to them back in Spokane and the team wanted to show who the best team was. In first St. Mary's game we won by 25 and it easily could have been by 35 or more. I don't think the team had any idea what they were in for today in Moraga. When you don't start with the intensity required it is really hard to jump start it in the middle of the game.

    Move over Zaglaw, I am going to join you on the pew.

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    Zags Fall 70-60 at Saint Mary’s

    Jessie Loera led Bulldogs with career-high 19 points


    Saint Mary’s 70 - Gonzaga 60 Final Box Score Link


    MORAGA, Calif. – The #11/11 Gonzaga women's basketball team fell 70-60 at Saint Mary's Saturday afternoon inside the University Credit Union Pavilion in Moraga, Calif. It marks the first loss for the Zags since Nov. 17, snapping a 21-game win streak.

    Gonzaga (23-2, 12-1 WCC) was led by a career-high 19 points from Jessie Loera, who added a career-high seven steals and seven assists in the loss. Jill Townsend added 18 points for the Zags. Gonzaga forced 21 turnovers on Saint Mary's which led to 24 points while committing a season-low seven turnovers on the afternoon.

    Saint Mary's (11-13, 6-7 WCC) was red hot from the field as it finished 26-of-46 from the floor (56.5 percent) including a 14-of-21 (66.7 percent) performance from long range. The Gaels won the rebounding battle 28-20.

    The Bulldogs struggled to get going as Saint Mary's took an early 18-4 lead after the first 10 minutes, but the Zags shot 53.3 percent in the second quarter and outscored the Gaels 19-14 to cut the lead to nine (32-23) heading into the break.

    SMC outscored the Zags 23-14 in the third period to extend its lead to 18 (55-37) heading into the final period. GU put together a furious fourth-quarter comeback, outscoring the Gaels 18-6 in first five minutes of the fourth quarter to cut the lead to eight (63-55). But that's the closest GU would come as the Gaels outscored the Bulldogs 7-5 to close the quarter, picking up the 70-60 victory.

    "We did not do a very good job of following the defensive game plan today," head coach Lisa Fortier said. "Saint Mary's was ready to go from the tip, and we were playing catch up al game. We tried to get going inside, but we were not able to create enough offense. We could have overcome not being our best on one side of the ball or the other, but today, it was both."

    Saint Mary's was led in scoring by Taycee Wedin who scored 24 points off a 9-of-14 performance from the floor including 6-of-9 from long range. Sam Simons added 22 points.

    Gonzaga returns to Spokane for its final two home games of the season, beginning with San Francisco Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m., inside the McCarthey Athletic Center.

    As a reminder, the Lisa Fortier Show will resume this Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at EPIC inside Northern Quest Resort & Casino. Monday is the final show of the season.

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    Gonzaga Women Go Ice Cold as Saint Mary’s Pulls Upset, 70-60

    It is the first loss for the Zags since Nov. 17.


    The Gonzaga Bulldogs borderline picture-perfect season just got slightly out of focus after the Saint Mary’s Gaels absolutely trounced the Zags in Moraga, 70-60. It is the first loss for Gonzaga since losing in overtime to Stanford on Nov. 17. The Gaels win ends Gonzaga’s 21-game winning streak.

    Saint Mary’s came into the contest with a 5-7 conference record and a 10-13 record overall. Gonzaga, despite senior guard Katie Campbell to injury last Saturday, has been rolling in the WCC. This afternoon, it was a completely different look, for both teams.

    The Gaels leapt out to a massive 18-4 lead in the first quarter. The Zags couldn’t buy a bucket to save their lives. Missed (and wide open) jumpers from the Wirth twins that normally fall just clanked out. Open looks at the hoop bounced out. Offensive putbacks just rolled off the rim. It was as if there was a hex on the hoop. Gonzaga’s first field goal in the game didn’t come until over six minutes in.

    Meanwhile, Saint Mary’s was hot, absurdly hot. The Gaels hit a lot of good shots, and a lot of wacky ones. But when you are feeling it, you are feeling it. Saint Mary’s was 4-of-7 from three-point range in the first 10 minutes.

    Things didn’t get slightly better for Gonzaga in the second half. Loera mounted a nice flurry of points on her own, but the rest of the team just couldn’t find a way to score. The Zags went into halftime trailing 32-23. Loera had 12 of Gonzaga’s 23 points. By halftime, the Zags were shooting just 27.6 percent. Meanwhile, Saint Mary’s forward Sam Simons went absolutely ballistic, shooting a perfect 4-of-4 from long range, scoring 14 points by half.

    In the third quarter, the Gaels just rudely pushed Gonzaga to the floor. Jill Townsend, Gonzaga’s leading scorer, couldn’t hit any of her shots, open or contested. Gonzaga couldn’t figure out how to punch it in down low. The Wirth twins had a total of zero points, mustering just six shot attempts between the two of them in the first 30 minutes.

    Finally, entering the fourth quarter down a mere 18 points, Townsend started to get hot. The Zags went on a 15-3 run to trim the lead eventually down to nine points, but a career-game by Taycie Wedin helped push the lead to a comfortable double-digit lead for the rest of the fourth quarter.

    Gonzaga, whose defense has been their hallmark this season, just had no answer for Saint Mary’s this game. Granted, the no matter what Gonzaga did—hold Saint Mary’s to a last second shot in the shot clock, put one, two, three, four, five hands in the face—the Gaels hit absolutely everything. Saint Mary’s shot a staggering 14-of-21 from three-point range. The Gaels turned the ball over 21 times, but it didn’t matter when they hit every single shot.

    It is a disappointing loss for Gonzaga. Collectively, the entire team went cold at the worst possible moment. Meanwhile, Saint Mary’s was as hot as the interior of the sun. Wedin hit a career-high with 24 points, and Simons chipped in 22.

    Credit due to the Gaels for neutralizing the Gonzaga interior. The Wirth twins finished with zero points and both fouled out. Once Gonzaga fell into the hole the first ten minutes of the game, Saint Mary’s owned the pace, the play, and the tone.

    Gonzaga is still a lock for the NCAA Tournament, but the question comes into hosting. Gonzaga is looking to host the first two rounds of the tournament in Spokane, and this loss will not help the resume whatsoever. All they can do is bounce back, play one game at a time, and hope the committee recognizes their achievements this year.

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    Wasn’t able to catch the game... may not want to watch it.

    Just from the stats I couldn’t believe the inside game. Both Wirths 0 points and 5 fouls. Better get that figured out.

    Most of us figured the GU Ladies would drop one conference game... hopefully this is it.

    One positive was USD beating BYU. Both at 8-4

    Also, it appears that SMC worked all week on a plan for GU. SMC lost to Portland, Portland lost to Pacific.
    Six teams packing the middle of the conference.

    Time to move on... still five games left in conference.

    Two home games left... would love to celebrate a conference championship on Senior Night.

    Go Zags!!
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    Positive note I really have to pay homage for our young ladies playing their way through injuries we see and can't see. I was on a basketball court a few days ago (does not happen often just to old) and found my niche was hitting 15-20 footers from the side of the basket hit 7 in a row and that made my day. The point is just like Laura Stockton played last year after breaking her nose and Jill doing the same this year. I cannot imagine playing basketball with a facemask. Our girls had thumb injuries this year but they still played. Sometimes knee pads worn were not just for protection but to cover a injured leg like a huge bandaid. And then theirs the bumps and bruises etc. we cannot see.

    It is amazing to me how tough these young ladies playing basketball are. What is always in their favor is the younger you are the quicker you heal. Just letting you know Lady Zags we do not take you for granted.

    Oh yes I admire and am amazed by your G-R-I-T Lady Zags.

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    With the depth of this team I would have never believed that so many would play poorly all in the same game. One Wirth plays average and the whole game could have changed. Play SMG 100 times the Zags would win 95 of them. Someone might be able to pick up some slack for Katie's shooting but her overall game is going to be hard to overcome. The zags are 25pts better than any conf. foe, ut on a given night any thing can happen, that's why they play the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pony View Post
    With the depth of this team I would have never believed that so many would play poorly all in the same game. One Wirth plays average and the whole game could have changed. Play SMG 100 times the Zags would win 95 of them. Someone might be able to pick up some slack for Katie's shooting but her overall game is going to be hard to overcome. The zags are 25pts better than any conf. foe, ut on a given night any thing can happen, that's why they play the game.
    This loss will pick the Zags up. I see good times ahead for them. A couple takeaways. First, Townsend is a gamer. Great player, great leader. Our best player. Brought us closer in 4th. Secondly, every top team has a clunker. Flush this one, refocus on defensive end and restore the confidence with the Wirth’s. We will need them as we have had to tighten our rotation.

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    Well put Pony and Kyle...

    Gamers don’t like the taste of defeat...

    The Team is human... remember that taste and move on.

    As for Katie... Pony is right that the team is picking up the offense but as of the last two games, not the defense. Five steals are five stops and is a possible 10 points for you not for them... holding a three point shooter to a bad shot lowers the percentage. That is the defense that needs to be focused on.

    We are replacing a Senior... not going to be easy, but with five games still to go in conference... time for a quick learn.

    Go Zags!!

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