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Re: Jasmine Lister

  • VUofTN
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Posted: 11/14/2012 11:37 AM

Re: Jasmine Lister 


Yes, Stephanie too, but I'm still having huge problems adjusting to her being gone...don't even want to think about it!
VandyWhit wrote:
VUofTN wrote: Ragged for the first game and even more ragged for the second game. We look confused with 8 veteran players and 3 first year who played. Our defense was great for the first part of the first half and not very good until the last 3-4 minutes when Lister took over. Our two "bigs" played a total of 14 minutes with 6 points ?????

Yeah, we will improve and gel as the season goes on, but will be limited with small ball. If the two big girls do not improve, then we better become very quick with great defense and stop these teams with one or two scorers. Dayton on the road will be a good test after our next game.

Jasmine Lister is definitely "irreplaceable" and Christina too.

And Stephanie, too.
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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:27 PM

Re: Jasmine Lister 


I know what you mean. But I think the "raggedyness" has a lot to do with Stephanie's absence. Besides just being our #1 big, it's hard to overstate her importance as a team leader. From the first time I met her, I thought "gravity" -- that is, she has such a sense of presence that I thought "That's the kind of person around whom a team can coalesce, the center of gravity."

Going into this season, we were in great shape with great players at the point, the post and the shooter, which Coach Balcomb regards as the backbone of the team, with plenty of good solid parts to work around them. How great, I thought, to have such a strong dominant leader in the post, and another at the point.

With Stephanie out, that backbone is broken. That doesn't mean we're doomed, but it's pretty much a cataclysmic change.

I was thinking last night that I was feeling "glum" about it. Aside from feeling so bad for Stephanie and the coaching staff, it just takes the polish off what had looked liked a very shiny promising season. 

But I think if there's ever a time a team needed our support and encouragement, this is it, so I'm not going to dwell on it and just root like heck for our players to pull together and find their center of gravity in themselves.


VUofTN wrote: Yes, Stephanie too, but I'm still having huge problems adjusting to her being gone...don't even want to think about it!
VandyWhit wrote:
VUofTN wrote: Ragged for the first game and even more ragged for the second game. We look confused with 8 veteran players and 3 first year who played. Our defense was great for the first part of the first half and not very good until the last 3-4 minutes when Lister took over. Our two "bigs" played a total of 14 minutes with 6 points ?????

Yeah, we will improve and gel as the season goes on, but will be limited with small ball. If the two big girls do not improve, then we better become very quick with great defense and stop these teams with one or two scorers. Dayton on the road will be a good test after our next game.

Jasmine Lister is definitely "irreplaceable" and Christina too.

And Stephanie, too.
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