What does the OVC have this year?

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Re: What does the OVC have this year?

Post by artisgilmore » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:55 pm

Good point Hoop.I'll tell a story.When Larry Bird played, K.C.Jones was the coach of the Celtics.In a timeout on the last possession to win the game,K.C. was drawing up a play.Larry interrupted and said,coach give me the ball and everyone get out of the way.K.C. then responded,here is the play,get Larry the ball and get out of the way.Look,with the ball in Arden's hands no one person at this level can guard her.When they double or triple team her,our other good players will have open looks and layups.We have a very good coach.The simpler the better.



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Re: What does the OVC have this year?

Post by BubbleGum Tiger » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:22 am

Bengalsrule wrote:Im pretty sure Keith, and Lee aren't playing bb this yr for Ironton
u r correct............

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Re: What does the OVC have this year?

Post by captainmorgan_ » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:43 am

Westfan wrote:The Arden girl is a fantastic ballplayer. She has good size and perimeter shooting skill but not alot of speed and quickness. Watched her alot over the years at Ironton and AAU. AAU though she generally played inside and was just more mature than kids her age. I definitely don't see guard or small forward and she may struggle some in High school as she won't be totally on another physical level now.
I agree except I would probably say not as dominant instead of struggle. She looked good the other night against rh, 20+ pts, 11-12? rb? would like to catch the next matchup with fairland.

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Re: What does the OVC have this year?

Post by artisgilmore » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:28 am

Speed wise,I would put her up against just about anybody on the court.Athletically,I have not seen anyone close to her.Quickness,above average.Defense could be better,but I assume that comes from AAU ball where they don't play much of it.She has blocked quite a few shots so far and her rebounding has been impressive.Her potential is very high and her play as just a freshman only will get better as time goes by.

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Re: What does the OVC have this year?

Post by ohbuckeye2 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:53 pm

Ironton - Lexie Arden Freshmen season:

1. – 22 PTS – 4 Rebounds – 2 Assists – 3 Steals - ? Blocked Shots --- vs Lexington
2. – 18 PTS – 6 Rebounds – 2 Assists – 5 Steals – ? Blocked Shots --- vs Portsmouth
3. – 6 PTS – 10 Rebounds – 3 Assists – 1 Steal -- ? Blocked Shots --- vs Fairland
4. – 12 PTS – 7 Rebounds – 3 Assists – 4 Steals - 4 Blocked Shots --- vs Gallia Academy
5. - 13 PTS – 7 Rebounds – 4 Assists – 3 Steals – ? Blocked Shots --- vs Ashland, KY
6. - 21 PTS – 10 Rebounds– 2 Assists – 2 Steals - ? Blocked Shots --- vs Rock Hill
7. - 4 PTS -- 6 Rebounds -- 3 Assists - 3 Steals - ? Blocked Shots --- vs Raceland, KY
8. - 15 PTS - 10 Rebounds - 1 Assists - 3 Steals - ? Blocked Shots -- vs Russell, KY
9. - 4 PTS -- 8 Rebounds --- 2 Assists - 6 Steals - ? Blocked Shots -- vs Wheelersburg
10. 16 PTS - 7 Rebounds --- 1 Assists - 2 Steals - ? Blocked Shots -- vs Chesapeake
11. 13 PTS - 10 Rebounds - 1 Assists - 4 Steals - 6 Blocked Shots -- vs South Point
12. 27 PTS - ? Rebounds - ? Assists - ? Steals - ? Blocked Shots ----- vs Coal Grove
13. 8 PTS - 7 Rebounds - 3 Assists - 3 Steals - 3 Blocked Shots ...... vs Alexander
14. 18 PTS .................................................................... vs Portsmouth
15. 17 PTS .................................................................... vs Fairland
16. 15 PTS .................................................................... vs Gallia Academy
17. 14 PTS .................................................................... vs Rock Hill
18. 11 PTS .................................................................... vs Chesapeake
19. 9 PTS - 6 Rebounds - 2 Assists - 4 Steals - 4 Blocked Shots ....... vs Circleville
20. 6 PTS - 8 Rebounds - 2 Assists ......................................... vs South Point
21. Did not play .............................................................. vs Coal Grove

Tournament
22. 15 PTS - 6 Rebounds - ? Assists - ? Steals - 3 Blocked Shots ....... vs Chesapeake
23. 21 Pts - 14 Rebounds - 3 Assist - 3 Steals - 7 Blocked Shots........ vs Southeastern
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Re: What does the OVC have this year?

Post by Hoop Wizard » Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:11 pm

OVC pretty much on target. Couple of surprises so far- Peake off to a nice start and their size and ability to slow down game can give teams fits. They could end up being the 3rd best team in OVC and could quite possibly upset Dragons and Tigers. Their depth will eventually hurt them in these games but hats off to a good start. Hornets playing better as season goes on- seem to be heading in right direction. Compliment having nice start- not having to play point definitely helps her game. Hall from Peake a matchup nightmare for smaller guards- can post up anyone. My Pointers had to deal with flu bug early but hopefully it's out of way. Young girls playing well early in season but our lack of size killing us- Like to see us be more uptempo to counteract height and size disadvantage. RH playing well early- also has some size to hurt smaller teams. Gallia and Trojans both seem to be heading in right direction. Lady Dragons and Lady Tigers still top 2 teams. The game at Ironton will be the determining factor for OVC crown. Ironton seems to be hitting their stride now as they seem to be getting Arden more involved in offense- girl can flat out play. I realize she'll have some ups and downs as a freshman but girl can do some things that others just can't do! Lady Dragons playing their typical style- their size advantage hurts smaller teams. When teams try to take Chapman away they have size advantage to get the easy buckets inside with their size advantage. Chapman flat out can shoot! Can't wait to see how these teams fair down the stretch. Region strong this year with 'Burg playing well- NY off to a strong start and Alexander and Lynchburg both seem to be at the top of the class. Had the pleasure of seeing Alexander twice and they are very strong and well coached. Minford also very strong and 6"2 girl playing much better to go along with the Daniels girl- tough match up for anyone. Hope to see more of these teams play but tough when they play on same night as my Pointers. Good luck all! Merry Christmas and hope each team has an injury free run from here on out! Go OVC!

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Re: What does the OVC have this year?

Post by h989 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:29 pm

Hoop Wizard wrote:OVC pretty much on target. Couple of surprises so far- Peake off to a nice start and their size and ability to slow down game can give teams fits. They could end up being the 3rd best team in OVC and could quite possibly upset Dragons and Tigers. Their depth will eventually hurt them in these games but hats off to a good start. Hornets playing better as season goes on- seem to be heading in right direction. Compliment having nice start- not having to play point definitely helps her game. Hall from Peake a matchup nightmare for smaller guards- can post up anyone. My Pointers had to deal with flu bug early but hopefully it's out of way. Young girls playing well early in season but our lack of size killing us- Like to see us be more uptempo to counteract height and size disadvantage. RH playing well early- also has some size to hurt smaller teams. Gallia and Trojans both seem to be heading in right direction. Lady Dragons and Lady Tigers still top 2 teams. The game at Ironton will be the determining factor for OVC crown. Ironton seems to be hitting their stride now as they seem to be getting Arden more involved in offense- girl can flat out play. I realize she'll have some ups and downs as a freshman but girl can do some things that others just can't do! Lady Dragons playing their typical style- their size advantage hurts smaller teams. When teams try to take Chapman away they have size advantage to get the easy buckets inside with their size advantage. Chapman flat out can shoot! Can't wait to see how these teams fair down the stretch. Region strong this year with 'Burg playing well- NY off to a strong start and Alexander and Lynchburg both seem to be at the top of the class. Had the pleasure of seeing Alexander twice and they are very strong and well coached. Minford also very strong and 6"2 girl playing much better to go along with the Daniels girl- tough match up for anyone. Hope to see more of these teams play but tough when they play on same night as my Pointers. Good luck all! Merry Christmas and hope each team has an injury free run from here on out! Go OVC!
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Re: What does the OVC have this year?

Post by Hoop Wizard » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:35 pm

Trying to figure out the Lady Tigers after watching the game against Lady Panthers. Panthers played the game the only way they could beat the Lady Tigers and Ironton almost fell into their trap. Lady Panthers have that ability to slow you down and make you play to their size but can't figure the Lady Tigers out. Seem a little out of sync right now. Sometimes they look really good and other times not so much- hopefully Doug gets them turned around. Lady Dragons picked up a couple of wins in Cincy and are still the class of the league. Toughest part of their season is coming up. Spring Valley and Huntington High will be their toughest tests of the season. Really feel like they have the team to compete for the region but wished they would have stepped up to a tougher schedule throughout the year to get them ready. Coal Grove seems to really be playing well and getting better each game out. Rock Hill also looking better. Gallia and Portsmouth a year away at least. My Pointers getting nice contribution from the young girls and great leadership from their older kids. Lack of size KILLING us! We have to press and speed teams up to compete- but at times we can get a little out of control with our youth- getting better though. Rankings as of now with half a season to go with schedule strength ranked beside them graded from and A to an F.

1.Fairland- B- Really had the team to play big time schedule.
2.Ironton- A- Played a legitimate tough schedule while trying to fit together some new faces.
3.Chesapeake- D Conference members Fairland and Ironton toughest teams on schedule.
4.Coal Grove- C Looking like they could move past Peake the way they have been playing.
5.South Point- B Need to step up play and finish season strong. Non-conference schedule decent
6.Rock Hill- C Has the ability to move up. Lack of PG hurts them but strong inside game.
7.Portsmouth- B Playing schools around them makes for a better non-conference schedule
8. Gallia- B They also play some teams around them that are pretty good.

Let's get 2nd half rolling. OVC looking better. We'll start talking tourney seeding soon. Stay safe everyone in your travels and here's to an injury free 2nd half!

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Re: What does the OVC have this year?

Post by Hoop Wizard » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:24 am

Pretty big night in OVC. Some interesting match ups of teams that are pretty even. Thoughts on games?

Portsmouth over Gallia - Parker a load to handle inside
Ironton over Coal Grove - could be a better game than most think. CG improving but I think Coach Graham has Ironton moving in the right direction after some sloppy games.
Fairland over Chesy- Rivalry game. Panthers will try to grind it out and Dragons will try to speed it up. I don't think Panthers can handle the pressure.
SP over RH- time for my girls to put a stretch run together. BALL PRESSURE. Have to D-up and not let their rebounding effect us.

Should be fun, Good luck to all, Go Pointers,

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Re: What does the OVC have this year?

Post by Hoop Wizard » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:12 pm

Thursday Night Match-Ups
Fairland big over RH- Lady Dragons get back on track
Peake over Gallia- Hall back and Peake by 20 over Gallia
Ironton over Portsmouth- Lady Tigers up and down but looking ahead to Monday match up with Lady Dragons
CG over SP- Hate this but really impressed with CG play. Really improving team. Their size hurts us more than our speed hurts them. OUCH!

Lady Tigers really a puzzle to me. I look for them to break out but so far kind of up and down. Maybe a big win over a Lady Dragon team can propel them into post season. Conference championship on line Monday and it's at Ironton so this is a big one! Lady Dragons still smarting from loss to HHS and have another big one coming up Saturday against SV. Still think lack of depth and lack of tougher schedule will hinder Lady Dragons in play-offs. Really have a nice team with a lot of size but lack depth at guard play. Chapman one of the best around and arguably the best shooter in whole Tri-State area. Lady Tigers can handle Dragons defensively but need to put the ball in basket more consistently to win these types of games. Arden will be the key in Monday match up. If she can have a break out game it will free up Webb to shoot. Lady Dragons D usually covers shooters pretty well. Dragons need someone else to step up this game. Should be fun to watch and a great atmosphere but--------Come watch my LADY POINTERS! LOL!

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