vs North Dakota State

wiu712
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North Dakota State won the game 84-81 in double-overtime.

Colton Sandage led the Western scoring with 27 points.  Luka Barisic had 23 points.  Trenton Massner had 15 points and 13 rebounds.  Will Carius had 10 points.

Western was 12 of 33 on three-pointers.  

The Boys Basketball team from Abington-Avon was at the game.

Attendance at Western Hall = 789

Next game will be at Western Hall on Saturday (Feb 12) vs North Dakota.  Game time is 2:00 PM.
 
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The glaring weakness heading down the stretch is we just cannot bring anyone off the bench to put points on the board.  Solid defenders, very scrappy, but they need to be somewhat of a scoring threat.  If they are not, their defenders sag off and harass our good shooters, making it tougher on them.  Dixon playing with one hand now, Burrell is not a shooter.  I think KJ will be a very good shooter but lacks the experience and confidence right now.  He could be the spark we need going forward, who knows.

Hinton not a factor at all this year but what exactly is his status?  Still on roster I see (sort of).  Is he still enrolled in school? We really could use the offensive prowess that he showed last year, some of it in a starting role.
 
 
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sealhall74 wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 11:02 pm The glaring weakness heading down the stretch is we just cannot bring anyone off the bench to put points on the board. 
 
 



 
Two Bench Points for Western in Thursday night's game.
 
 
 
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wiu712 wrote: Fri Feb 11, 2022 11:51 am
sealhall74 wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 11:02 pm The glaring weakness heading down the stretch is we just cannot bring anyone off the bench to put points on the board. 
 
 




 
Two Bench Points for Western in Thursday night's game.
 
 
 

 
Just how bad is it?  Thru 13 conference games, our bench points = 101 (7.8/G).  Our opponent bench points = 254 (19.5/G).  You can win a game every now 
and then with that kind of shortcoming.  Would take a miracle to win 3 in 3 or 4 days of tournament competition, IMHO.  I would start playing some MO ball, milk every possession down to the last 5 or 7 seconds before putting up a shot.  We would be less likely to foul spending less time at the defensive end.


 
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