Monday, December 13, 2010

Wrapping up the Loyola Loss

I don't have very much to say about the game. Because in reality from a Mount standpoint there isn't much to say. And I'm still following that old adage "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it."

  • This was the first real clunker of the season. The Navy game might have been...but it certainly wasn't to this level. 
  • So as fans we can go with the belief that Saturday was an enigma and I'll base my expectations of what is to come on the season as a whole to this point. Or we say Saturday was the sign of more to come. I'm going with the former, because the latter isn't very appealing.
  • Loyola is not very good. But in reality may have been the best team the Mount played other than the money games so far this year. I wouldn't expect the Greyhounds to do to much better than .500 in the MAAC, (they are already 0-2) but I'd make them the favorite about just every other Mount opponent thus far. 
  • Albany is a team more on the Mount's playing level. The Great Danes have been better than I expected thus far, and got a one-point win over NEC mate Central Connecticut over the weekend.
  • Bright spots in the loss. Hard to come by. But I do continue to like the play of Danny Thompson. 8 points 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. But it's scary when 4-of-9 is the best shooting performance on the team. 
  • Always thought Shane Walker was pretty good and that Loyola never really got enough out of him. But 22 points and 10 rebounds will be tough to forget.
  • Not sure if my disgust for the effort was embellished by the fact that it was Loyola. I just always see that as the one game you can't lose. The Mount has been playing (and beating for the most part) Loyola since I started going to games when I was a kid. It's the only team that the rivalry has extended the whole time. And it was a major disappointment to lose on Saturday.

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  1. Raff, did you ever take notice that Shane Walker and Tayvon Jackson are twins? Sort of along the lines of David Golladay and Isaiah Thomas. Tell me if you agree or not Raff, so that I do not think I am insane and seeing things.

  2. Can't go as far as to say twins...resemblance I'll give you.