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Herten Playdowns Games 3 & 4

04/08/2015, 12:45pm CDT
By CHipp

Rough game against Rival team has grave consequences

Herten Loss - CBR 73 HER 84

This was our 3rd game against Herten and we just couldn't put it together. It was close of much of the game but we couldn't get that extra push we needed. They also shot really well and we had too many turnovers. I had a pretty rough game with some shots just not going in, and about 4-5 more rebounds getting tipped out of bounds. Plus 2 offensive fouls and some additional calls giving me a lot of turnovers. 

For the next game we need to play with more passion and defend better. I think we got away from Zone too early and just need to clean up that defense against a couple plays. 

Another big decision was made after this loss and that was made by the Club to fire the Coach Thomas, they put out a good article about it, but it is still very rough having only 3 games left. But the idea is that it will allow us to play more aggressive and freely that will contribute to more effective play. 

Herten Game 2 Loss - 72 - 82

This was a rough home game where we could not get the defensive stops we needed to and we didn't shoot as well as we needed to. This game was very close and we were tied up in the 4th quarter when we started aggressively pressing and caused a few turnovers for scores. But there was a foul + technical called against us which gave them 3 free throws and the ball that kind of tipped the scales in their favor to end the game. 

It was a battle all game, we might have settled for some early shots instead of making them work on defense and getting the ball inside. But now we need to win the next game to make sure we don't move down to Regionaliga.