Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:12

Knights at the Half

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The Knights are 28-17 at the halfway point of the season.  While the record is good enough to be tied for 2nd in the National East division, the team has been out of sort all season.  Coach Shay and his staff have gone with multiple lineup changes and various game plans to try and jumpstart the magic from last year.  So far it has been elusive.  Instead the team has rely on their defence to guide them to wins.  London is one of the top defences in the league, fifth in points allowed, third in both field goal and three-point percentage allowed.  But the offence remains a mystery.  The team is surprisingly a middle of the pack shooting-wise and almost dead last in three-point accuracy. 


"Our defence has been our calling card.  In terms of scoring, I'm not sure what it is.  Maybe all the different lineups have thrown our guys out of sync.  Whatever the case, we need to get it together.  We're fortunate that we've been able to keep pace with Toronto and Boston.  They're going to pick it up in the second half so we need to do the same." said Coach Shay



Team MVP - Jean Larry


Larry has been a rock for the team.  The big man averaged 9 points, 10 rebounds and 3.8 blocks in 27.4 minutes while providing lockdown defence in the post.



In other news London was well represented during the All Star weekend.  Val Crumley made his second appearance in the All Star game.  Once again as a reserve.  He messed around and almost had a triple double in 25 mins, 8 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.  The Nationals lost to the Americans, 129-115.


In the Rookies vs Sophomores, Jose Owens started at power forward while James Willhite was a backup at small forward.  Both played for the Sophomores.  Owens had 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks in 27 minutes, while Willhite had 6 points in 16 minutes.  The Rookies won 94-91.



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