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    Feb 22, 17, 01:34 PM
    I witnessed firsthand two girls have a signing ceremony to go be managers/water girls @ an NAIA school.... lol:idunno:
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    Feb 22, 17, 01:29 PM
    If Mercer was excluded from the picture, the region would be WIDE open. Just don't see anybody putting together a full game to outlast Mercer. Buttttttt I've been wrong before and crazier things have happened! Best of luck to everybody in the 12th.
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    Feb 21, 17, 04:22 PM
    It's a shame Southwestern couldn't travel Mercer last week (sickness). #1 scoring team versus #4 scoring team. Would have been a fun game and could have given us a better idea of what to think about that match-up!
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    Feb 21, 17, 04:06 PM
    Simply answering a question.
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    Feb 17, 17, 04:21 PM
    Touche! Unfortunately, basketball officials are human and these factors will affect them. Where my point that their understanding of the game and not the rules would need to come into play. I hate technicalities and believing that officials aren't influenced by the coaches/fans is silly. Not saying it should, just embracing that it will and giving my input of what is needed to make the correct call in these situations.
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    Feb 17, 17, 03:53 PM
    Cookie or a metal? Most regional tourneys will be tougher than the bottom half of the bracket.
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    Feb 17, 17, 03:34 PM
    Lol relax, that's not what I meant. All of those things are extremely important. All I'm saying is that one's ability to memorize rules can be thrown out the window when you're officiating in a tied game, loser goes home situation, with two passionate coaches screaming, 700 obnoxious Campbell Co fans about to run you out of the gym, and someone's career on the line. It's these situations that come down to one's knowledge and flow of the game vs...
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    Feb 17, 17, 03:10 PM
    Not taking either side here, but IMO training and studying means nothing. Much like reading a drivers manual doesn't make you a good driver. I see so many officials who haven't played a single game of organized basketball in their entire life and their ability to analyze and understand the flow of a basketball game is affected by that. Memorizing rules doesn't make you a good official. Also, somebody mentioned something about an official...
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    Feb 17, 17, 10:41 AM
    Cake walk compared to Mercer's. Of Mercer's 6 losses, 5 were ranked in the top 25... NATIONALLY. The other loss was to Strafford (#1 ranked team in MO). St. John's College (DC) beat us on a last second shot and was later named the #1 team in the country (maxpreps). Mercer has beaten 3 of those teams by an average of 14.6 pts. So to answer the question of "Has anybody played a tougher schedule than CC?" Yes.. Mercer has. To put things into...
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    Feb 13, 17, 04:02 PM
    Pulaski will fall apart. Not enough balls to go around for a team who plays individual basketball. Bicker and argue the entire game. Gover one of my favorite to watch in the 12th. Still not counting out my Titans though! Faulkner is due 40 on any given night and those seniors are wayyyy underrated! Got lost in the mix the past couple seasons and just now seeing significant varsity clock.
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    Feb 11, 17, 03:31 PM
    Man you are struggling to find a good excuse as to why these small town homegrown girls whipped your tail. I'm sure it's because they have a nice gym and only one school in the county of 20,000 w/ total enrollment of somewhere around 650. Actually pretty embarrassing this town produces more than Campbell... :idunno:
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    Feb 10, 17, 04:54 PM
    I don't see how this would help? Not NCAA or NBA where they can go back and review. The only way this would help is if the official is watching the ball in the air and not when it leaves the players hand, which would cause for an inaccurate call. Can't look at the player shooting and the backboard at the same time.
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    Feb 10, 17, 04:35 PM
    Didn't have to. Dropped 60 in the first half.
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    Feb 10, 17, 04:33 PM
    Yeah I get that, but I just don't like it.. Especially on a floater/runner. I could understand with my hypothetical scenarios (shooting to regain my dribble) I mean it's fairly obvious that it wasn't a real shot. However, if I had known this rule when I played I might have shot some air ball floaters to penetrate without having to dribble through traffic... worked for the girl a few weeks ago lol
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    Feb 10, 17, 02:07 PM
    This happened during an intense game a few weeks ago. A girl shot a runner from a couple steps outside of the free throw line and (without breaking stride) caught the ball (airball.. touched nothing at all) and shot a layup. Our coach goes bananas asking for a walk call and the official tells him that as long as it is a legit shot, she can grab her own rebound regardless of whether or not the ball touches anybody or anything.. I don't...
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    Feb 10, 17, 01:34 PM
    Lincoln is too small and out dated. Gym gets about 100 degrees and people standing up everywhere during semi final & championship. Mercer's gym HAS to be in the talk for being added to the rotation. Such a waste of gym if it isn't. I'm not sure that I have ever seen that gym filled since it was built...
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    Feb 9, 17, 02:59 PM
    Sorry he has eyes and calls it like he sees it... You said it, not me.. :clap:
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    Feb 8, 17, 08:55 AM
    They play good, fundamental basketball. Have for as long as I can remember. However, take them out of that gym and it's a different basketball game. Unfortunately for everyone else in 12th region... Lincoln Co will host the regional tourney this year. Dangerous team.
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    Feb 8, 17, 08:42 AM
    Campbell Co fans were about as obnoxious as I've seen in a while. EVERY call was a bad call. I can assure you that the foul count had nothing to do with Mercer dropping 60 in the first half.
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    Feb 8, 17, 08:37 AM
    Simple actually.. When one team adjusts to the way the game is being called and one refuses to. Also, I would assume nearly half of these free throws were taken by Faith Lake who was attacking the rim HARD trying to reach her 1,000 point mark.
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