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Carson Newman today

Posted: 10/28/2012 6:10 AM

Carson Newman today 


The 2012-2013 season kicks off today with an exhibition with Carson Newman. Dont expect too much but will keep an eye on rotations. The game starts at 2 pm
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Posted: 10/28/2012 8:32 AM

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GO LADY HEELS!
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Posted: 10/28/2012 9:06 AM

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Its the most wonderful time of the year :) GO LADY HEELS!
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Posted: 10/28/2012 10:45 AM

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Go Carolina WBB!!
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Posted: 10/28/2012 11:15 AM

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Look forward hearing about Xylina, and Brittany!
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Posted: 10/28/2012 4:51 PM

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Game was a blowout! UNC wins 106-29. 28 steals resulted into 44 points!

Krista led the way with 15 pts and 10 rebs. Tierra had 14 pts and Xylina finished with 12.

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Posted: 10/28/2012 11:34 PM

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Be nice to see Wally average 12, 8 and 3.
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Posted: 10/29/2012 12:17 AM

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Just looking at the stats, several things stood out: Megan Buckland played 23 minutes and Latifah Coleman also saw a good bit of action. That's great to see for two players recovering from ACL surgery. Hillary Fuller also played, so whatever her injury problem was seems to be getting better. With the loss of Hillary Summers, Fuller becomes much more a factor off the bench.

We did not shoot the 3-ball well. It's early yet.

Antoinette Bannister did not play as much as I would have expected. I wonder if she is fully healthy?

Would be great to hear from someone who attended to get some first hand impressions.
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Posted: 10/29/2012 2:56 AM

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Antoinette just got healthy enough to do her mile run. The rest of the team did that a month ago. So lingering affects of both of her meniscus plus conditioning probably was the reason. Also I'm not to worried about the shooting because Brittany went 1/6. She's a 40% shooter. The thing that caught my attention was turnovers. Then I looked at the individual stats. Freshman accounted for about 80% of our turnovers so that's a relief. I can't wait till November 11th when I make the trip from Georgia to see this edition of the Tar Heels.
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--- ZinfanHeel wrote:

Just looking at the stats, several things stood out: Megan Buckland played 23 minutes and Latifah Coleman also saw a good bit of action. That's great to see for two players recovering from ACL surgery. Hillary Fuller also played, so whatever her injury problem was seems to be getting better. With the loss of Hillary Summers, Fuller becomes much more a factor off the bench.

We did not shoot the 3-ball well. It's early yet.

Antoinette Bannister did not play as much as I would have expected. I wonder if she is fully healthy?

Would be great to hear from someone who attended to get some first hand impressions.

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Posted: 10/29/2012 8:38 AM

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Blow out city, Great job ladies!!
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Posted: 10/29/2012 8:43 AM

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Well okay, I know there weren't many people there so here's my take.

From where I sat, depth is going to give this team a lot of options we have been missing the last couple of years.

Of course they are rough around the edges right now, but I can tell they are on the right track. They already appear to be a very close unit and are sharing the ball. I like the effort on the offensive end to show patience, but I enjoyed watching them play defense a lot. Memories came flooding back of the aggressive trapping defense we used to play when we had the bodies to play it. I know it was Carson-Newman, but just confirmation that we will get back to that type of play was great to see. They’ll need to polish up the rotations and communication so the trap comes more quickly and is more effective against better teams, but this team is high energy and we need that to get back to the type of play that made the program successful.

Freshmen: Xylina McDaniel and N’Dea Bryant look really strong and stood out to me, especially Xylina. She very well could average a double double as she settles in at this level. N’Dea has a nice stroke and elevates really well with her shot. Xylina has a variety of ways to get to the basket from the top of the key and is very agile for a power forward. Antoinette Banister looked fine while she was out there, runs the floor well. She has a nice shot. Hilary is strong inside.

The ACL ladies: It was really nice to see Meghan and Latifa out there. By the time I got to a game last year, they had already gone out with the injury. It will take some time for them to get back into things having been out all last year, but what a stroke Meghan has. Latifa gave it to her in the corner on back to back possessions for a 3 point shot on the fast break. Latifa has so much energy, she just needs to slow down a bit. On a few possessions she out ran the ball when she had it.

Sophomores: I wonder if anyone has measured Danielle’s vertical leap. Does she remind anyone else of LaTangela Atkinson? She’s a pest on the defensive end. I would be so frustrated trying to bring the ball up against her. She’ll have to reign it in a bit to avoid foul trouble though, had 3 in the first half. Brittney played well. I’m sure her shot will be more consistent with time. She's still lightening quick. I think we’ll see what Whitney Adams will bring now that she’s healthy.

Seniors: Waltia did a lot in the short time she was out there. I will say she probably would have had 20 points if some of those bunnies had gone in. She’ll have to go up a little stronger, but she ran the floor really well, which was good to see this early. Tierra I think will be good at point. She’s a natural leader and knows how to get everyone involved. She’ll have to take the sting off some of those bullet passes though. Had one in particular where Waltia got wide open under the basket, but Tierra threw it too hard and it went off her hands out of bounds. We were in the half-court, not on a fast break, so that wasn't the kind of turnover we can live with. Krista continues to be the glue on this team, just does everything. It’s hard to even describe it. I’m really glad she recovered in time to play the full season. She’s the one with all the intangibles you need in a senior.

Coaches: I can tell just from watching they are very excited about this group. Coach said, they feel this group can play the kind of basketball the staff wants to play.

ETA: Last year the score of this game at half-time was 32 to 28. Yesterday, 52 to 7

Last edited 10/29/2012 8:45 AM by uncalumni94

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Posted: 10/29/2012 10:49 AM

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I was kind of disappointed that they gave up 3 times as many pts in the second half as they did in the first. Have to tighten the D a bit. ;)

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ETA: Last year the score of this game at half-time was 32 to 28. Yesterday, 52 to 7

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Posted: 10/29/2012 11:57 AM

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So you are saying 54-22 is not good enough. I kinda like that thinkin.

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I was kind of disappointed that they gave up 3 times as many pts in the second half as they did in the first. Have to tighten the D a bit. ;)

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ETA: Last year the score of this game at half-time was 32 to 28. Yesterday, 52 to 7

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Posted: 10/29/2012 1:35 PM

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thanks.

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Well okay, I know there weren't many people there so here's my take.

From where I sat, depth is going to give this team a lot of options we have been missing the last couple of years.

Of course they are rough around the edges right now, but I can tell they are on the right track. They already appear to be a very close unit and are sharing the ball. I like the effort on the offensive end to show patience, but I enjoyed watching them play defense a lot. Memories came flooding back of the aggressive trapping defense we used to play when we had the bodies to play it. I know it was Carson-Newman, but just confirmation that we will get back to that type of play was great to see. They’ll need to polish up the rotations and communication so the trap comes more quickly and is more effective against better teams, but this team is high energy and we need that to get back to the type of play that made the program successful.

Freshmen: Xylina McDaniel and N’Dea Bryant look really strong and stood out to me, especially Xylina. She very well could average a double double as she settles in at this level. N’Dea has a nice stroke and elevates really well with her shot. Xylina has a variety of ways to get to the basket from the top of the key and is very agile for a power forward. Antoinette Banister looked fine while she was out there, runs the floor well. She has a nice shot. Hilary is strong inside.

The ACL ladies: It was really nice to see Meghan and Latifa out there. By the time I got to a game last year, they had already gone out with the injury. It will take some time for them to get back into things having been out all last year, but what a stroke Meghan has. Latifa gave it to her in the corner on back to back possessions for a 3 point shot on the fast break. Latifa has so much energy, she just needs to slow down a bit. On a few possessions she out ran the ball when she had it.

Sophomores: I wonder if anyone has measured Danielle’s vertical leap. Does she remind anyone else of LaTangela Atkinson? She’s a pest on the defensive end. I would be so frustrated trying to bring the ball up against her. She’ll have to reign it in a bit to avoid foul trouble though, had 3 in the first half. Brittney played well. I’m sure her shot will be more consistent with time. She's still lightening quick. I think we’ll see what Whitney Adams will bring now that she’s healthy.

Seniors: Waltia did a lot in the short time she was out there. I will say she probably would have had 20 points if some of those bunnies had gone in. She’ll have to go up a little stronger, but she ran the floor really well, which was good to see this early. Tierra I think will be good at point. She’s a natural leader and knows how to get everyone involved. She’ll have to take the sting off some of those bullet passes though. Had one in particular where Waltia got wide open under the basket, but Tierra threw it too hard and it went off her hands out of bounds. We were in the half-court, not on a fast break, so that wasn't the kind of turnover we can live with. Krista continues to be the glue on this team, just does everything. It’s hard to even describe it. I’m really glad she recovered in time to play the full season. She’s the one with all the intangibles you need in a senior.

Coaches: I can tell just from watching they are very excited about this group. Coach said, they feel this group can play the kind of basketball the staff wants to play.

ETA: Last year the score of this game at half-time was 32 to 28. Yesterday, 52 to 7

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Posted: 10/29/2012 2:54 PM

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Who played the 5 when Wally was on the bench?
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--- uncalumni94 wrote:

Well okay, I know there weren't many people there so here's my take.

From where I sat, depth is going to give this team a lot of options we have been missing the last couple of years.

Of course they are rough around the edges right now, but I can tell they are on the right track. They already appear to be a very close unit and are sharing the ball. I like the effort on the offensive end to show patience, but I enjoyed watching them play defense a lot. Memories came flooding back of the aggressive trapping defense we used to play when we had the bodies to play it. I know it was Carson-Newman, but just confirmation that we will get back to that type of play was great to see. They’ll need to polish up the rotations and communication so the trap comes more quickly and is more effective against better teams, but this team is high energy and we need that to get back to the type of play that made the program successful.

Freshmen: Xylina McDaniel and N’Dea Bryant look really strong and stood out to me, especially Xylina. She very well could average a double double as she settles in at this level. N’Dea has a nice stroke and elevates really well with her shot. Xylina has a variety of ways to get to the basket from the top of the key and is very agile for a power forward. Antoinette Banister looked fine while she was out there, runs the floor well. She has a nice shot. Hilary is strong inside.

The ACL ladies: It was really nice to see Meghan and Latifa out there. By the time I got to a game last year, they had already gone out with the injury. It will take some time for them to get back into things having been out all last year, but what a stroke Meghan has. Latifa gave it to her in the corner on back to back possessions for a 3 point shot on the fast break. Latifa has so much energy, she just needs to slow down a bit. On a few possessions she out ran the ball when she had it.

Sophomores: I wonder if anyone has measured Danielle’s vertical leap. Does she remind anyone else of LaTangela Atkinson? She’s a pest on the defensive end. I would be so frustrated trying to bring the ball up against her. She’ll have to reign it in a bit to avoid foul trouble though, had 3 in the first half. Brittney played well. I’m sure her shot will be more consistent with time. She's still lightening quick. I think we’ll see what Whitney Adams will bring now that she’s healthy.

Seniors: Waltia did a lot in the short time she was out there. I will say she probably would have had 20 points if some of those bunnies had gone in. She’ll have to go up a little stronger, but she ran the floor really well, which was good to see this early. Tierra I think will be good at point. She’s a natural leader and knows how to get everyone involved. She’ll have to take the sting off some of those bullet passes though. Had one in particular where Waltia got wide open under the basket, but Tierra threw it too hard and it went off her hands out of bounds. We were in the half-court, not on a fast break, so that wasn't the kind of turnover we can live with. Krista continues to be the glue on this team, just does everything. It’s hard to even describe it. I’m really glad she recovered in time to play the full season. She’s the one with all the intangibles you need in a senior.

Coaches: I can tell just from watching they are very excited about this group. Coach said, they feel this group can play the kind of basketball the staff wants to play.

ETA: Last year the score of this game at half-time was 32 to 28. Yesterday, 52 to 7

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Posted: 10/29/2012 3:01 PM

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I posted on my facebook at half I wondered what Coach would do. It was too early to really back off though I wondered if I might see them practice a zone or something. She’d already played all but 2 players that were available. Other than Johnson and Summers who were not available, only Bannister and Fuller didn’t see the floor in the first half. And we didn't sink a 3 pointer until well into the 2nd portion. I could already tell this isn’t a “step off the gas” type of team, so I was nervous the final would be 104 to 14. We actually applauded whenever they scored.

Carson-Newman came out much better in the 2nd half, looked much less like ants waiting to be stepped on and played like a team and with a lot more aggression. Coach might have said, “Hey, we knew we weren’t going to win this game, but that doesn’t mean roll over.” They are predicted to win their league and probably will now. I just hope the young lady that dislocated her shoulder is okay.
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Posted: 10/29/2012 3:07 PM

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Thanks Much Heelfan...

Good to hear Antoinette ran the floor well. That means that she is recovering nicely from the knee ailment.

I know she can fill it up. To hear that she runs the floor well is a huge plus. Look out!


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Antoinette just got healthy enough to do her mile run. The rest of the team did that a month ago. So lingering affects of both of her meniscus plus conditioning probably was the reason. Also I'm not to worried about the shooting because Brittany went 1/6. She's a 40% shooter. The thing that caught my attention was turnovers. Then I looked at the individual stats. Freshman accounted for about 80% of our turnovers so that's a relief. I can't wait till November 11th when I make the trip from Georgia to see this edition of the Tar Heels.
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Just looking at the stats, several things stood out: Megan Buckland played 23 minutes and Latifah Coleman also saw a good bit of action. That's great to see for two players recovering from ACL surgery. Hillary Fuller also played, so whatever her injury problem was seems to be getting better. With the loss of Hillary Summers, Fuller becomes much more a factor off the bench.

We did not shoot the 3-ball well. It's early yet.

Antoinette Bannister did not play as much as I would have expected. I wonder if she is fully healthy?

Would be great to hear from someone who attended to get some first hand impressions.

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Posted: 10/29/2012 4:22 PM

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After sifting through yesterdays game several things we can take away is.

1. We will be deep. One place we are not deep is the post. Hillary Summers acl injury could be huge. She was playing really well and was being compared to another Fayetteville native we all know.

2. We got a little look at our rotations. Megan Buckland got 23 minutes which tells me she is being counted on a lot this year AB has been slowed by a knee injury so her minutes are hard to evaluate yet. I was surprised at Latifah Coleman return. She is a speedster and if she still has that it could be a huge assest. Danielle Butts is the kind of player that we love. Hard for anyone to match her athletism.

3. Have to be better from the line. Shot 64% which is better than last year but to be a top ten team I think we need to be around 70% +.

4. We shot 17 3s but only hit 4. I am sure we will have a better average than this or at least I hope so. If we do will take pressure off the inside.

5. Xylina will provide a huge lift. She is replacing a senior rebounder Laura Broomfield. I really think we will be better at the 4 due to the fact that Laura played injured all last year. N'dea Bryant will be asked to back up the point ans had a real solid outing also.


6. Our seniors did what seniors do. Krista even though coming off knee surgery led us in points and rebounds followed closely by TRP who had a solid game at the point. Wally had a solid game also but lets hit those chippys.

So what can we learn from this exhibition. Well I was expecting about a 30 point win. We won by 77. But this really dont mean much. I was pleasantly surprised by Megan and Latifah. I like our size on the perimeter and if we get better shooting that size will pay huge dividends. We have a long way to go and we will recieve a true measure with the preseason wnit. And remember we will have Erica Johnson available after the semester ends.

All this gave me a level of comfort with the feeling we will be much improved from last year. sure we will be young but I have a good feeling about us and yes I do expect a few trip ups here and there but not near as many as last year.
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Posted: 10/29/2012 11:12 PM

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It was a combination of Xylina, Krista and Hilary Fuller.

Game changed a bit when she wsan't in there. We ran more penetration/dribble drive type plays and either a player went in for a lay-up or dished out for a jumper. We shot lots of mid-range jumpers, which I much prefer to the 3 ball. It took a long time for us to hit a 3 pointer.

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Who played the 5 when Wally was on the bench?
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--- uncalumni94 wrote:

Well okay, I know there weren't many people there so here's my take.

From where I sat, depth is going to give this team a lot of options we have been missing the last couple of years.

Of course they are rough around the edges right now, but I can tell they are on the right track. They already appear to be a very close unit and are sharing the ball. I like the effort on the offensive end to show patience, but I enjoyed watching them play defense a lot. Memories came flooding back of the aggressive trapping defense we used to play when we had the bodies to play it. I know it was Carson-Newman, but just confirmation that we will get back to that type of play was great to see. They’ll need to polish up the rotations and communication so the trap comes more quickly and is more effective against better teams, but this team is high energy and we need that to get back to the type of play that made the program successful.

Freshmen: Xylina McDaniel and N’Dea Bryant look really strong and stood out to me, especially Xylina. She very well could average a double double as she settles in at this level. N’Dea has a nice stroke and elevates really well with her shot. Xylina has a variety of ways to get to the basket from the top of the key and is very agile for a power forward. Antoinette Banister looked fine while she was out there, runs the floor well. She has a nice shot. Hilary is strong inside.

The ACL ladies: It was really nice to see Meghan and Latifa out there. By the time I got to a game last year, they had already gone out with the injury. It will take some time for them to get back into things having been out all last year, but what a stroke Meghan has. Latifa gave it to her in the corner on back to back possessions for a 3 point shot on the fast break. Latifa has so much energy, she just needs to slow down a bit. On a few possessions she out ran the ball when she had it.

Sophomores: I wonder if anyone has measured Danielle’s vertical leap. Does she remind anyone else of LaTangela Atkinson? She’s a pest on the defensive end. I would be so frustrated trying to bring the ball up against her. She’ll have to reign it in a bit to avoid foul trouble though, had 3 in the first half. Brittney played well. I’m sure her shot will be more consistent with time. She's still lightening quick. I think we’ll see what Whitney Adams will bring now that she’s healthy.

Seniors: Waltia did a lot in the short time she was out there. I will say she probably would have had 20 points if some of those bunnies had gone in. She’ll have to go up a little stronger, but she ran the floor really well, which was good to see this early. Tierra I think will be good at point. She’s a natural leader and knows how to get everyone involved. She’ll have to take the sting off some of those bullet passes though. Had one in particular where Waltia got wide open under the basket, but Tierra threw it too hard and it went off her hands out of bounds. We were in the half-court, not on a fast break, so that wasn't the kind of turnover we can live with. Krista continues to be the glue on this team, just does everything. It’s hard to even describe it. I’m really glad she recovered in time to play the full season. She’s the one with all the intangibles you need in a senior.

Coaches: I can tell just from watching they are very excited about this group. Coach said, they feel this group can play the kind of basketball the staff wants to play.

ETA: Last year the score of this game at half-time was 32 to 28. Yesterday, 52 to 7

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Posted: 10/30/2012 7:14 AM

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After taking all of what I have read and seen I would give this a B+ if I was grading. We shoot fgs, the 3 ball, and FTs better it would have been an A. If we had fewer than 15 turnovers combined with the above it would have been an A+. Defensively I would give an A for sure.
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Posted: 10/30/2012 7:31 AM

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I agree with the B+ grade. 20 turnovers is too many for that level of competition, but it was the first game for this group. The freshman group only accounted for 50% of the turnovers, not 80% as previously stated by heelfan4life88.

Go Carolina WBB!

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Posted: 10/30/2012 8:50 AM

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The freshmen plus Latifah. With her limited court time throughout her career, she's not much more than a freshman herself. She had 5 and Hillary had 4. That's 9 of the 20.

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I agree with the B+ grade. 20 turnovers is too many for that level of competition, but it was the first game for this group. The freshman only accounted for 50% of the turnovers, not 80% as previously stated by heelfan4life88.

Go Carolina WBB!

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