Welcome back to the Trentonian's Full-Court Press blog. Yes, we're still alive, and with the 2015-16 season rapidly approaching, it's time to fire up the old blog for another season. Check back here throughout the year for updates on all things Rider and Princeton, including coverage of both the MAAC and Ivy League. Feel free to drop me a line on twitter @kj_franko (https://twitter.com/kj_franko) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Myles ready to ring in New Year with Delaware homecoming
|Anthony Myles is hoping to have big game in his return to Delaware/ Photo by JOHN BLAINE|
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Morning Run — Game 13: Rutgers 68, Rider 56
Quick reaction: As ugly as this one was, Rider can look back and see it had a chance to win with five minutes to go. But turnovers, empty trips and a technical foul on coach Kevin Baggett all proved costly as Rider couldn't get any closer than three despite having several opportunities to do so. The Broncs made 14 field goals and had 16 turnovers — usually not a good combination. They made eight 3-pointers ( 8 for 23) but still left several points out there by misfiring on open looks. "I think we gave one away," said guard Anthony Myles. Good move by Baggett switching Jon Thompson and Nurideen Lindsey. Thompson protects the ball better and gets teammates open looks — exactly what he did Friday. This is going to take some of the pressure off Lindsey, who has been struggling in recent weeks. Rutgers was certainly there for the taking on an afternoon in which the early start time and Scarlet Knights bowl game made for a light crowd at the RAC. Rider has now lost three straight for the first time all season. Baggett says this group is resilient, that is certainly going to be tested with a trip to Delaware on New Year's Eve and a chance to break even for 2012.
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Rider drops third straight in defeat to Rutgers
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Game 13: Rider (6-6) at Rutgers (8-2)
|Eli Carter averages 16.8 points per game for Rutgers/ Photo by JOHN BLAiNE|
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Princeton finishes perfect week by closing out Bucknell
Friday, December 21, 2012
Morning Run — Game 12: Princeton 62, Rider 45
|Anthony Myles was the lone bright sport for Rider, scoring 18 points/ Photo by JOHN BLAINE|
Quick reaction: Where to begin? Kevin Baggett said Rider has gone backward in its last two games. He's right. The Broncs struggled to score Thursday night, falling to Princeton, 62-45, making it the second time this season they failed to hit 50 points (46 in loss to Stony Brook Nov. 13). Give Princeton credit, Mitch Henderson had his team prepared to break the press — something the Tigers had been struggling with — and did so with relative ease. Princeton got easy baskets on offense and contested everything Rider through up on the other end. The Tigers' size also had an impact. They dominated in the paint (44-22) and out-rebounded the Broncs 36-20.
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Baggett not bailing out Broncs after loss to Princeton
|Rider's Jon Thompson tries to drive past Princeton's Denton Koon/ Photo by JOHN BLAINE|
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Tigers come into Mercer County matchup with extra edge
Rider makes short trip to Princeton with last year's loss on its mind
|Jon Thompson and Rider travel to Princeton/ Photo by JOHN BLAINE|
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Rider women trying to build on win over Pitt
|Carleigh Brown in action this year against Army/ Photo by JOHN BLAINE|
LAWRENCEVILLE — The Rider women’s basketball team went to Pittsburgh last Sunday expecting to walk away with a victory.
It was one that was a long time coming.
With their 65-48 win over the Panthers, the Broncs beat a major-conference opponent for the first time since a 69-66 triumph over the ACC’s Georgia Tech on Dec. 29, 1993.
“We knew we were going to win,” said Carleigh Brown, a graduate student, who has made 65 career starts. “You could tell in warmups. We knew we were going to win it, so we weren’t surprised. We were happy it was such a good win and that we beat them.”
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Mitch Henderson 12/19/12
On trying not to be too reactive...
On if the team needs a consistent secondary scorer behind Ian Hummer...
Monday, December 17, 2012
MAAC gets proactive by bringing Monmouth on board
Monmouth and Quinnipiac were announced Friday as the 10th and 11th members of the MAAC. Both currently reside in the Northeast Conference and are joining for the 2013-14 academic year.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Fordham stuns Princeton late
St. John's AD Chris Monasch
Friday, December 14, 2012
MAAC adds Monmouth, Quinnipiac
The Battle at Barclays: Princeton (3-5) at Fordam (1-8)