Jan 2, 2012

Mid-Week Preview

A full crop of GMC games, with all ten teams playing league games, highlights the Tuesday schedule; although teams from the FAVC and GCL will also be playing league games….

·         Colerain @ Middletown: The Cardinals are desperate for a league win as they are sitting at 0-3, after starting the season with a lot of hype. As CPHR has repeatedly said, the Cardinals have the talent to win big league games; but its yet to come together fully for that to happen. Middletown is trying to get right as well, as they have now lost two of their last three games. The Middies are still undefeated in the league, and plan on keeping it that way on Tuesday. Colerain has the depth at guard to constantly hound Middies senior guard Geovonie McKnight (although McKnight had a great game against Colerain in their meeting last year); but does Colerain have a way to stop sophomore wing Vincent Edwards? A big game from Edwards will probably put this out of reach for Colerain, who will have to get balanced scoring from their plethora of guards to have a chance.
o   Prediction: The Cards can’t get it right in the league. Middletown wins this one at home by a comfortable margin.
·         Fairfield @ Princeton: The undefeated Vikings return to their home court after an impressive stint in Florida where they will take on an Indians team that is trying to avoid a second league loss. Expect a lot of defensive pressure and fast paced offense in this one. The Indians are capable of getting hot from deep and will have to do that to win as they do not have the scoring depth inside to stop Princeton (especially in senior wing Malcolm Smith’s first game back from injury). One important matchup to watch in this one will be interior play of senior centers De’arius Young of Princeton and Fairfield’s Brandon Murphy; if Murphy can find a way to dominate this matchup then Fairfield will have a much better chance at this one.
o   Prediction: The Indians are really good, but not good enough to win at Princeton in Malcolm Smith’s return. Princeton wins this one by about ten with a strong second half.
·         Lakota West @ Hamilton
·         Lakota East @ Sycamore
·         Oak Hills @ Mason
·         Indian Hill @ Anderson
·         Shroder @ LaSalle
·         Turpin @ Kings
·         Summit @ CCPA
·         Walnut Hills @ Loveland
·         Milford @ Glen Este
·         Elder @ Roger Bacon

·         Shroder @ Madeira
·         Lockland @ SCPA

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