Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Tide terrorizes Toledo 83-41

Toledo is one of the worst teams I have seen in a long time. We probably could have pulled 5 random dudes out of the stands and came away with a win. The final was 83-41, but we could have beat them 110-20 if we wanted to. God help the 3 teams that somehow lost to that bunch.

Treveor Releford did not start, but he played 13 minutes coming in off the bench as he was recovering from the flu. Senario Hillman got the start instead at PG. Yes, you read that right, Senario Hillman started at PG, and actually did a good job. His on ball defense was spectacular. He had 4 steals and forced the Toledo PG into numerous turnovers.

The big news of the night was the return of Andrew Steele. He ran the court well, but appeared to me to still not be quite 100% as quick as he once was. He played good defense, and while he only made one 3 point shot, he had a couple go down and come back out. I was hoping he could help at the backup PG spot, but he mostly played the 2 when he was in the game. He has a good looking shot, and if he can get them to start falling it will help us out a lot by giving us another shooter off the bench to compliment Charvez.

Speaking of Charvez, dude is en fuego. Now, he needs to finally show he can keep it up on the road. We played pretty much the entire roster last night and used a lot of different combinations. We passed up quite a few open shots in order to run more offense, and at times we appeared to be just going through the motions, but I think everyone is looking ahead to Saturday.

Two guys who did not play last night were Charles Hankerson and Jason Carter. I assumed Hankerson was still recovering from his car accident, but I later learned that both were suspended, but could possibly be available Saturday. I have no idea what they did, but I am assuming it was not too serious, as they were both at the game.

The crowd was one the smallest of the season, probably 2,000 or so at best. The students still haven't returned from winter break, and the orange bowl was being played at the same time, so that's no huge surprise. Up next, a trip to the dump at cow college west, where $leazy $tansbury finally gets to play with his full semi-pro squad. Tip off is set for 3pm and will be televised on the SEC network.

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