Holmes 68 Highlands 57

Page 2 of Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades Why are we trying to say how poor Holmes played? Maybe just maybe Highlands played pretty well last night. They... 73 comments | 4606 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    I would hope JOAT was looking for some input from the Holmes contingent or the Bluebird faithful that were at the game. Instead we get garbage.

    Proud of how well the Birds played tonight. Actually looked like they had some fun out there.

    Kendall shot the 3 extremely well in the first half. Birds as a group didn't shoot it very well but managed to stay in the game in the first half. Second half they scored on quite a few back door cuts. With Avery defending Harris away from the bucket, the Birds got about 5 layups on nice passes. Just kept waiting to Holmes to break loose with that 10-0 run and it really never happened. Holmes was able to put the game away in the last 3 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawnboy13 View Post
    WOW!!!!
    The story line of this game was,,Father goes easy on son.....LOL

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    Has anyone ever mentioned on here how good James Bolden IS? WOW.

    I can't even remember the 9 shots Walter says he missed tonight. I thought he was almost perfect. His crossover step back in the first half buckled the defense and drew a collective sigh from the stands. He hit a fall away jumper from the right baseline in the first half that was highlight material. He had a tip in late in the game when it was still a one possession game that was special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    The story line of this game was,,Father goes easy on son.....LOL
    Were you there? Did not think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    The story line of this game was,,Father goes easy on son.....LOL
    I was wondering who was going to be the poster that came out with this line.

    Congrats Danny. BTW you were the betting favorite cause its just your style.

    For those thinking this may have been the case, ask those in attendance how dad coached the game. He was working the officials all night, and not so pleasant with the Bulldog players during a few time outs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkyboy II View Post
    I was wondering who was going to be the poster that came out with this line.

    Congrats Danny. BTW you were the betting favorite cause its just your style.

    For those thinking this may have been the case, ask those in attendance how dad coached the game. He was working the officials all night, and not so pleasant with the Bulldog players during a few time outs.
    Guys,,get over it,,it was just a statement of humor,,but thanks for thinking of me......

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkyboy II View Post
    I would hope JOAT was looking for some input from the Holmes contingent or the Bluebird faithful that were at the game. Instead we get garbage.

    Proud of how well the Birds played tonight. Actually looked like they had some fun out there.

    Kendall shot the 3 extremely well in the first half. Birds as a group didn't shoot it very well but managed to stay in the game in the first half. Second half they scored on quite a few back door cuts. With Avery defending Harris away from the bucket, the Birds got about 5 layups on nice passes. Just kept waiting to Holmes to break loose with that 10-0 run and it really never happened. Holmes was able to put the game away in the last 3 minutes.
    Very impressed with how the Birds were able to stay in this one so late into the game, sounds like a hell of an effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawnboy13 View Post
    I'm shocked by this margin on so many levels.
    Not so surprising imo. Typical Friday night home game for Holmes where they probably had a small uninterested crowd and Holmes figured they could win just by outscoring their opponent. They probably just went through the motions on defense. Looks like Highlands had no answer for Bolden so he just jacked it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    Really??? Did not hear anyone saying "This is the Year" Highlands is down. Hahaha. I will not take away from the effort of the kids by playing your childish games. Moving on.

    Well, you're reaching there and I won't go any further because it's pointless...

    But, I do apologize. My original post was snarky. However, everything I listed was straight out of HHS hoops threads.

    In all seriousness, legitimate effort by high school athletes should always be applauded. Good luck in districts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkyboy II View Post
    I would hope JOAT was looking for some input from the Holmes contingent or the Bluebird faithful that were at the game. Instead we get garbage.

    Proud of how well the Birds played tonight. Actually looked like they had some fun out there.

    Kendall shot the 3 extremely well in the first half. Birds as a group didn't shoot it very well but managed to stay in the game in the first half. Second half they scored on quite a few back door cuts. With Avery defending Harris away from the bucket, the Birds got about 5 layups on nice passes. Just kept waiting to Holmes to break loose with that 10-0 run and it really never happened. Holmes was able to put the game away in the last 3 minutes.

    That's nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    As was your quote. Love how the almighty like to get on and speak when things are going well for them, but when not you cannot hear a peep. Typical of a frontrunner.
    This has no basis. Swingin' in the dark! I simply re-stated what your contingent has said about other HHS hoops losses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJD View Post
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    What's that supposed to mean, others aren't supposed to give their opinions? This is exactly how meaningless games this time of year play out. Kids are uninspired and looking toward the start of the tournaments. No one is dissing either team here just stating an opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EZ Living View Post
    Not so surprising imo. Typical Friday night home game for Holmes where they probably had a small uninterested crowd and Holmes figured they could win just by outscoring their opponent. They probably just went through the motions on defense. Looks like Highlands had no answer for Bolden so he just jacked it up.
    I didn't see the game but I can imagine what you are saying to be true.

    At first I was a little shocked by the final score, but this assessment does sound consistent with how inconsistent the Bulldogs can be all the while having talented players.

    I don't think they're doing themselves any favors by playing with the mindset that they can always turn it on when they need to to get the "W".

    As the post season is just around the corner it would benefit them greatly if they could learn to enter each contest more inspired as their current mindset could condition them wrongly away from playing tough for an entire 32 minutes.

    Building mental stamina is so crucial along with the physical, and if they've yet to prove to themselves that they're capable of that it will hinder them greatly when they undoubtedly will need to come tourney time.

    It has to be second nature to give it their all for an entire game, and if they're not mentally conditioned to do so, it will become so evident what's missing from their game when they come up short against teams like CovCath who already have this figured out.

    If they're not 100 certain that they've got it in them then self doubt and giving up is just a finger snap a way, while teams with die hard complete confidence will eat them alive.

    "The Tortoise and the Hare" is not just a cute little story. It was meant to teach a true lesson, and it wouldn't be a stretch to think that they could as a team benefit greatly from revisiting its message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EZ Living View Post
    What's that supposed to mean, others aren't supposed to give their opinions? This is exactly how meaningless games this time of year play out. Kids are uninspired and looking toward the start of the tournaments. No one is dissing either team here just stating an opinion.
    It means I typed something unrelated to your post and deleted it. I put edit in there just to fill the space. Had nothing to do with anything you posted.

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