Covington Catholic 85 Beechwood 43 (35th District Semifinal)

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    Congrats to Beechwood on a fine season. They had a couple tough losses which put them in the unenviable position of playing CCH in the 1st round. It sounds like they have a lot of young talent in the program & hopefully they will continue to build on their successes from this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Sports Dad View Post
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    I expect him to play basketball, not football. Hell, the best Football Player on the basketball court last night played with far more finesse and control. You don't get to throw your size around simply because you are bigger. Well, apparently you do, but you shouldn't. You still have to control it. Especially when the defender is set. Isn't that the literal definition of a "Player Control Foul"? Same rule whether the player is 330 lbs or 130 lbs. btw... It was far more than one step and he's not just moving with his feet. He thrust whatever part of his body is closest to the defender. On Defense, he leans into and puts his arms out to obstruct the path of players moving without the ball. Saw it in two games now. They called one or two offensive fouls on him, but his worst offense was called a block on Beechwood. He lowered his shoulder and drove right into the guy. I know this because he's 18 inches taller than the player and his shoulder hit the guy in the chest. He has clearly been taught to use that size in any way he can.

    As I said, its my outsider and casual basketball fan observation and I truly hope I'm wrong about him at the next level. Admittedly, I have only watched them against BW. I'm hoping to make a couple regional games so I can watch with less skewed vision. There's always a small chance I'm wrong I doubt it, but you never know.
    We will just agree to disagree on the fouls. We saw two different games last night.

    And as far as what he projects at Xavier....I will leave that up to Coach Mack. He seems to fit the mold of Sean O'Mara who is a little smaller than Walter, and has been a solid contributor/part-time starter in his career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesport View Post
    We will just agree to disagree on the fouls. We saw two different games last night.

    And as far as what he projects at Xavier....I will leave that up to Coach Mack. He seems to fit the mold of Sean O'Mara who is a little smaller than Walter, and has been a solid contributor/part-time starter in his career.
    Yep, I'm good with that. I definitely wish him well and hope that is the case. Good Luck to the Colonels the rest of the way.

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