Monday, February 05, 2007

BU smacked the hell out of us

-BU 4, Northeastern 0- Yikes. Guess we won't be winning our first Beanpot since 1988. On the night when apparently Northeastern alum Dave O'Brien was inducted into the Beanpot Hall of Fame (an annual four team tournament has its own hall of fame? Really?) we just lost. Flat. Out. Lost. It's not that we played bad. We outplayed them in the first period even. We just couldn't get anything past BU goalie John Curry, who had an outstanding game, making 27 saves and throwing a shutout. We only managed to so much as hit the post once, and failed to make a dent during a 5 on 3 situation late in the 2nd period. Which, again, isn't to say we played poorly, just not as well as a much better BU team, ranked 8th in the country apparently for a reason. Sometimes you can't overcome talent with determination. Poor Brad Thiessen also managed a (pretty irrelevant) own goal late in the third (quite the accomplishment for a goalie, nonetheless), which won't look too good on the hilight reels. Hopefully it doesn't turn up on Sportscenter's Not Top 10 or something like that, and hopefully it doesn't lead people to think he had a bad game, because for the most part he did a pretty great job given the circumstances.

-The Super Bowl was boring. Not enough Devin Hester absurdity.

D League Deliciousness:

Tulsa 66ers 112 @ Dakota Wizards 105
Former USC standout Desmon Farmer scored 30 while UConn product and relegated Sonic Denham Brown added 22 of his own. On the Dakota side, Jonnyray favorite (and Cal product) Too Much Rod Benson poured in 20 with 8 rebounds. Renaldo Major didn't play as he finds himself back in the D-League after a brief and uninspiring stint with the Warriors. In losing, Dakota fell to 1.5 games back of Fort Worth in the East.

Bakersfield Jam 80 @ Austin Toros 83
The Toros improved to 12-16 in taking advantage of the league-worst Jam. Amazingly enough, after starting out 0-12, they've gone 12-4 since, thanks in large part to BJ Elder who's now averaging 19 a game. Loren Woods' 19 points and 16 boards led them in this matchup, and Kevinn Pinkney threw up 32 in a losing effort. It should be pointed out that Gerry McNamara was the second leading scorer for Bakersfield in the effort, with 13......on 1-11 shooting from the field and 11-11 shooting from the free throw line. Wow. Patrick O'Bryant also had 6 points and 9 rebounds. Why did we draft him.

actually, yes, gerry. yes.

Anaheim Arsenal 90 @ Sioux Falls Skyforfce 84
Ha Seung Jin played 13 minutes and didn't score a single point. Guess being tall doesn't help as much as one would think. He only even added 3 rebounds. Jawad Williams did most of the damage, scoring 26. He's averaging 19.1 on the season. Jared Reiner put up a nice line for Sioux Falls, who lost their fourth in a row, with 21 points and 16 rebounds.

Albuquerque Thunderbirds 103 @ Fort Worth Flyers 113
Kevin Burleson and Pops Mensah Bonsu both scored 22 to lead Forth Worth, who improved to a league second best 18-8. The talented Albuquerque squad, featuring My Favorite Cal Basketball Player Of All Time Joe Shipp, who led the team with 20, fresh from the NBA Dijon Thompson, who had 17, and former UCLA wingman Cedric Bozeman, who had 13, are 4-12 in their last 16.

Arkansas RimRockers 129 @ Colorado 14ers 137.
Not much defense in this one, huh? Colorado scored at least 30 in every quarter, spurred by 3 20 point scorers in Von Wafer (27), Louis Amundson (20), and Elton Brown (21). Arkansas has nobody I've ever heard of, except former Stanford Cardinal Matt Haryasz (lol hairy ass), but shot back with 3 20 point guys (Clay Tucker, Roger Powell, and.....Olu Famutimi. Apparently he went to Arkasnas) of their own in the losing effort. Colorado stays one and a half head of Idaho with their league leading 19-8 record.

Los Angeles D-Fenders 71 @ Idaho Stampede 83
In a cakewalk for Idaho, Former Lottery Pick Luke Jackson had 14 points and 5 rebounds on 6-12 shooting while former Kansas Jayhawk Jeff Graves led the team with 18. The win helped them keep pace with Colorado for first in the West.

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