ibhun10 wrote:old#63 wrote:ibhun10 wrote:blindside2 wrote:When the starters left the game Grafton was up 15. Hanna and Ali made big three point shots. I wouldn't bet against the Grafton girls at home.
The score was not a good a representation of the game - in the 2nd quarter, Grafton was up by 20 and three starters were on the bench for the last 3:20 of the quarter. They could have really put them away then. Then Grafton coach did not have them ready to play to start the third quarter, knowing CC would try to make a run.
Just because Grafton had 3 of their starters on the bench doesn't mean that they backed off in the first half. Bringing in Burns, Feltman, and Jiskra isn't exactly sending in the scrubs. They are all excellent ball players and are part of the 8 or 9 player rotation that Grafton usually runs. Grafton won the game easily, but don't make it sound like they could have won by 40 if they hadn't backed off.
63 - you are joking right????? You made my point exactly with your comments - With three starters on the bench, Grafton DID NOT increase their lead. Who gave them the big lead - Nothing against Burns, Fletman or Jiskra - they are all good players and play a huge roll on the Grafton team. Point is still the starting 5 built up the lead - the roll players maintained it (didn't build it up) That's what roll players do!!!! I didn't mean to make it sound like they would win by 40. But I think 20 would have been a better representation of how the game went.
Grafton always rotates 8 or so girls for the entire game. This game was no different. Grafton runs a full court defense and plays hard transition basketball. You don't use that type of stategy and leave the same 5 girls on the floor for the whole game. You suggest that Grafton should have played their starters for the last 3 minutes of the first half instead of playing some bench players. I suggest that is something like saying that a hockey team should play the same 3 starting forwards for the whole game. Doesn't work. No one can be in that good of shape. You need to rotate.