Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Quick Note on Iona Lady Gaels

I was at the Sunday Iona vs Niagara women's game up in New Rochelle, won by Iona 65-56. Coach Anthony Bozzella has a real find in freshman Kristina Ford, a 6 foot 1 forward from Fresh Meadows who is their third leading scorer at 11.7 ppg and leading rebounder at 6.3 rebounds a game. Ford led Iona with 17 points and probably would have had 30 points if not for two consecutive questionable foul calls early in the first half. Ford can handle the ball like a guard and has an absolutely terrific scoring touch. She just needs to realize to post up more when she has someone shorter guarding her. And that will result in a lot of attempts at the free throw line for Ford, who is only going to get better..a lot better.

By the way, that game featured one of my pet peeves. late in the second half, there was a scramble for a loose ball. Somehow one of the referees granted a timeout to Niagara while both teams were vying for possession. You can not allow a timeout when a team doesn't clearly have possession. It's the most ridiculous thing, even worse than the non walk calls (which where there were a lot of again).

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