Picking up the Slack

Ed. Note–I had planned on posting something the other day after the game, but I had a little too much fun on New Year’s Eve and I was too tired yesterday to post anything.  However I guess the good news is that I found out I will be going to the Valley Conference Tourney this year.  Woo Hoo.  Good times.

Box score

You knew it was going to happen sooner or later, Booker Woodfox was going to have an off shooting game.  The question was, “Who was going to pick up the slack.”  Well I think we found that out on Wednesday as P’Allen Stinnett broke out of his offensive slump and put on a shooting clinic for the Sycamores scoring 20 points (18 from 3) including a crazy shot at the end of the first half that sort of said that it was going to be his day.

Then couple that with Cavel Witter’s performance at the point with Josh Dotzler saddled with fould trouble all day and the return of Chad Millard hitting a couple of 3-balls down a critical stretch.  You sort of see how this team has evolved since the losses at Little Rock and Lincoln.  This is a different team.

The three-point shooting was just amazing as they were 151-24 from 3 and if you take out Booker’s 2-6 day from 3, the Jays were an amazing 13-18.  The other great thing is that the Jays took the lead on the road and held on to it.  That didn’t happen earlier this season.

There are a lot of things going right for the Jays right now and hopefully it will continue this weekend against Illinois St.  They are a little full of themselves right now and not afraid to talk about it.   I guess we’ll see if the Jays can take that too heart and see if the Redbirds are the paper tiger they are setting themselves up to be.

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