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Discussion in 'Sports Board' started by Terry O'Keefe, Dec 3, 2022.

  1. Terry O'Keefe

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    Sadly the Irish lose again, at home, to Boston College. Not sure where the wins are going to come from going forward. Could be Brey's worst team in terms of their record. Like most Irish fans I thought we'd be better.
     
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    Likely sad ending of the last of the Mabrey's, Dara. Looks like the dreaded torn ACL that women athletes esp in basketball are more prone to than their male counterparts. Irish win handily though. Not sure what the loss of Dara will do to the starting lineup.

     
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    Thanks, Terry. Noie's a trusted source for what needs to be said.
     
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    Irish women face FSU tonight at home. FSU is a high scoring team lead by the nations top freshman, who leads the ACC in scoring. No Dara Mabrey tonight for the 1st time in a long time. I assume KK Bransford will start but they might go with 3 bigs in Ebo, Watson and Westbeld along with Citron and Miles. Jenna Brown the grad transfer from Stanford will no doubt see a lot more minutes.

    Should be a good game.
     
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    Awesome win for he ladies tonight vs FSU. They were a high flying scoring team coming into the game we held them to their lowest total of the year and turned a close game at the half into a 2nd half rout. 70-47
     
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    I didn't see the game, but I saw this on Twitter this morning. Pretty amazing:
     
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    This team is developing quite a defensive identity Sid. With Dara Mabrey out, it seems like Sonia Citron is going to emerge as a true star, albeit a reluctant one. I also look for freshman KK Bransford to continue her growth.

    Florida State’s freshman phenom Ta’Niya Latson led all Division I rookies with 23.6 points per game as of Wednesday, and Notre Dame held her to just 9. She had posted double-figures in her first 22 collegiate games.
     
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    I've watched a lot of the Irish Womens basketball team, one of my observations on the very talented Sonia Citron is that she is not a showboat. When I see her in post game press conferences her body language says I don't really want to be in the spot light. Watching her play she just does her job, doesn't get in other players faces, doesn't do a lot of fist pumping and all that stuff. Just does the job and moves on to the next play. She is definitely not a ball hog and seems most comfortable helping on defense, rebounding and setting up her teammates.

    On the other hand when I watch the also very talented Olivia Miles, she loves the spotlight, she is very emotional when she scores or makes a good play, she doesn't take anything off of an opponent trying to intimidate her with some trash talk.

    These are the 2 best players on the team and they couldn't be more different.
     
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    Well Louisville was the cure the Irish Men needed, they are the worst team in the ACC, 0-10 and 2-19 overall! They showed up in South Bend and played as advertised and the Irish got up as much as 30 points before finally closing it out 76-62.

    The Women go to Raleigh to take on another very good ACC opponent tomorrow. It will be a very tough game for them, as will most ACC road games this year. A lot of depth this season in the ACC