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    Quote Originally Posted by CALUPA69 View Post
    Only talking about an interview. Obviously it is a long shot. But then D1 WBB is the longest shot of all. D1MBB has maybe 24 programs with a legit shot at winning it all. I'd guess WBB is maybe half that. A consistent, solid program like RUTGERS should be what they aspire to first. In my memory BB has never
    been a real priority in HV. Speaking of RUTGERS, C VIVIEN STRINGER went from CHEYNEY to IOWA, so there is some precedent. Thankfully for VULCANS FANS, it is still a long, long shot.

    Basketball -- men's and women's -- is a strange bird up in Happy Valley. Wrestling and women's volleyball have blown past basketball in the pecking order there.

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    Default Re: Calu wbb '18-'19

    Quote Originally Posted by CALUPA69 View Post
    Only talking about an interview. Obviously it is a long shot. But then D1 WBB is the longest shot of all. D1MBB has maybe 24 programs with a legit shot at winning it all. I'd guess WBB is maybe half that. A consistent, solid program like RUTGERS should be what they aspire to first. In my memory BB has never
    been a real priority in HV. Speaking of RUTGERS, C VIVIEN STRINGER went from CHEYNEY to IOWA, so there is some precedent. Thankfully for VULCANS FANS, it is still a long, long shot.
    Penn St WBB was never a perennial contender for national titles but they were a very solid Conf Champ contender every year until the end of Rene Portland’s tenure (2007), when some allegations sent them into a tailspin.

    Some of their accomplishments
    - 12th WBB program to reach 850 wins
    - 1 Final Four Appearance
    - 4 Elite Eights
    - between 1982 and 2005 only missed NCAA tourney 3 times
    - 8 Big Ten regular season titles
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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Basketball -- men's and women's -- is a strange bird up in Happy Valley. Wrestling and women's volleyball have blown past basketball in the pecking order there.
    Then again, back in the era of Rene Portland, the Bryce-Jordan Center was a-rockin’ every women’s basketball game! I’m sure Sandy Barbour would like to feather her hat bringing back those days!

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    No need to go into details except to say this is the most frustrating 24-5 team I can imagine. Now I get a sense how fans of teams like ARIZONA feel. Don't hold a lot of hope for the AR, but maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised. @#$#&+%€¥£¢π√

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    No need to go into details except to say this is the most frustrating 24-5 team I can imagine. Now I get a sense how fans of teams like ARIZONA feel. Don't hold a lot of hope for the AR, but maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised. @#$#&+%€¥£¢π√
    Tom has a clear path to cut nets. Just sayin'

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    Tom has a clear path to cut nets. Just sayin'
    Maybe Feedoggie can Spell IUP in all caps tomorrow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Tom has a clear path to cut nets. Just sayin'
    We were tired of beating iup anyhow. Just sayin’

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    Lots to talk about now that 18-19 is in the books.
    This team had several outstanding wins this year as well as several puzzling losses. Beating IUP twice as well as GSU were definite highpoints while losing to BORO twice and SRU and KUTZ absolutely rotten losses. Don't consider the SHU loss in the same class because they can be difficult at home.
    Congrats on a great career to SEAIRRA BARRETT one of CAL U greatest, and many thanks to to all the effort put forth by ABBEY SPORIO, JIAHNA FLOOD-FRANCIS and the latest "wonder from down under" EMILY SUCKLING.They all epitomized what it takes to be a part of VULCANS WBB.
    Very happy the the large freshman class got as much playing time as they did because it will certainly come in handy next year. Overall the 4 who played, ALLEN, WOODYARD, BENNETT and HARRISON were on the court almost 25% of the time and all showed some flashes of what's to come.
    If I were to guess the starting five to the '19-'20 season will be JASPER, VALLECORSA, HAHN, ALLEN and WOODYARD.
    Finally, keeping my eyes on PSU HC search, I see COACH STROM mentioned in various blogs as a possibility but truly a longshot. That makes me a happy VULCANS WBB fan.

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    Possibe replacements for graduating seniors....
    KENDRA MCPEEK, 6'1" G/F BINGHAMTON NY HS + AAU VERBAL COMMIT
    OLIVIA HUDSON, 5'10" G/F ALTOONA HS VERBAL COMMIT Had ACL surgery at UPMC ???
    ARIANA DUNSON 5'6" G PENN HILLS VERBAL COMMIT Defensive specialist.
    KHANIFAH PANNELL 5'11" G/F GW CARVER HS PHILA RED SHIRT FRESHMAN Practiced all year with team.
    MONICA BURNS 5'6" SG will be playing for her third college team after IUP and WJU. Holds the D2 record for consecutive FT with 118 straight but I still don't see where she gets playing time.

    Plus...
    https://mobile.twitter.com/halleherr...36090461597696

    5'6" PG 1st team PA 3A all state scored 2285 points at PHILLIPSBURG-OSCEOLA breaking 30 year record for Centre county. As noted she is friends with OLIVIA HUDSON and they recently faced each other in a Blair county/ Centre county all star game. May be the 3 pt specialist that JESS STROM has been searching for and also apparently plays D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pennbraz View Post
    Word has it that Graduate student and 2-time All-MEC Player Monica Burns who was at Wheeling Jesuit the last two years will suit up for Cal this season as she has one year of eligibility left. This will add one of the premiere 3-point shooters to that team as well!
    You were off by a year but apparently hit it on the nose...
    https://mobile.twitter.com/moburns13...28196042186752

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALUPA69 View Post
    You were off by a year but apparently hit it on the nose...
    https://mobile.twitter.com/moburns13...28196042186752
    We’ll believe this when we see her in the first game.

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    She'll be interesting to watch under Strom. Solid offensive player. Non-existent defensive player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    She'll be interesting to watch under Strom. Solid offensive player. Non-existent defensive player.
    BURNS could be the IRINA KUKOLJ of '19-'20. Time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALUPA69 View Post
    Possibe replacements for graduating seniors....
    KENDRA MCPEEK, 6'1" G/F BINGHAMTON NY HS + AAU VERBAL COMMIT
    OLIVIA HUDSON, 5'10" G/F ALTOONA HS VERBAL COMMIT Had ACL surgery at UPMC ???
    ARIANA DUNSON 5'6" G PENN HILLS VERBAL COMMIT Defensive specialist.
    KHANIFAH PANNELL 5'11" G/F GW CARVER HS PHILA RED SHIRT FRESHMAN Practiced all year with team.
    MONICA BURNS 5'6" SG will be playing for her third college team after IUP and WJU. Holds the D2 record for consecutive FT with 118 straight but I still don't see where she gets playing time.

    Plus...
    https://mobile.twitter.com/halleherr...36090461597696

    5'6" PG 1st team PA 3A all state scored 2285 points at PHILLIPSBURG-OSCEOLA breaking 30 year record for Centre county. As noted she is friends with OLIVIA HUDSON and they recently faced each other in a Blair county/ Centre county all star game. May be the 3 pt specialist that JESS STROM has been searching for and also apparently plays D.
    To not think Burns will get a lot of minutes then you don't know much about her. She will automatically be the top 3-point threat in the West Division and with a good supporting cast (more than she had at WJU 2 years ago where she was around 17 pts a game and score 1,000 points in 2 seasons). She is one of the hardest workers you will see and much improved defensively from her IUP days with 42 steals her last season and also didn't cost Cal anything scholarship wise since her father works at Cal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennbraz View Post
    To not think Burns will get a lot of minutes then you don't know much about her. She will automatically be the top 3-point threat in the West Division and with a good supporting cast (more than she had at WJU 2 years ago where she was around 17 pts a game and score 1,000 points in 2 seasons). She is one of the hardest workers you will see and much improved defensively from her IUP days with 42 steals her last season and also didn't cost Cal anything scholarship wise since her father works at Cal.
    What I do know about her is as a guard she turns the ball over twice as often as she steals it (3 years-190TO/97STLS). Though she shoots ultra high FT %, because she shoots long range her FTA are less than half that of the lead PG for CAL U (299 vs 680) in the three seasons she's played. She shoots a nice 3 and could get some time as the offensive spark much like KUKOLJ was for the 14-15 team. But like IRINA she will be pulled on a regular basis for defensive purposes. Her 42 steals only ranked 4th on her 17-18 WJU team. My guess she may see 10-15 MPG if the scoring isn't coming from others.

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    Check out Halle Herrington (Philipsburg-Osceola HS, PA). Averaged 30 ppg. Coming soon to Cal U.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feedoggie View Post
    Check out Halle Herrington (Philipsburg-Osceola HS, PA). Averaged 30 ppg. Coming soon to Cal U.
    See above. Didn't mention it in that note but she was a teammate of OLIVIA HUDSON'S on the PA DEFENDERS AAU team and they both seem excited about continuing their basketball experience together.

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