Tuesday, December 2, 2014

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Below, news and notes...




  • The Ivy League announced its weekly awards and Galal Cancer was named to the honor roll.  The Ivy notes of Cancer:
Galal Cancer, Cornell (Sr., G - Albany, N.Y.)  
18 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals vs. Canisius
6 points, 1 rebound, 8 assists vs. Binghamton
 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Week 1, 11/17/14-Shonn Miller, Cornell
Week 2, 11/24/14-Justin Sears, Yale
Week 3, 12/1/14-Wes Saunders, Harvard
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Week 1, 11/17/14-Antonio Woods, Penn
Week 2, 11/24/14-Mike Auger, Penn
Week 3, 12/1/14-Amir Bell, Princeton
4. Cornell (4-4)
Yes, the Big Red now belong in the upper half of the Ivy League, at least for now. Cornell beat Canisius, 67-60, before dismissing Binghamton, 68-54, Saturday. Before Binghamton, the Big Red were shooting just 39.9 percent from field. So why do the Big Red already have four wins, more than last year? Defensive rebounding, a category in which Cornell ranks first in the conference, and the simultaneous emergence of Devin Cherry, Galal Cancer and Robert Hatter as dependable backcourt contributors. They are still hit or miss and can make low-percentage decisions offensively and are still “hit or miss” guards, but they’re more hit than miss lately. If sophomore forward David Onuorah can keep progressing on offense, the Big Red will be in decent shape indeed.

5 comments:

jimbo l said...

it aint pretty but with a little more closing skills this team could easily have been 7-1 or 6-2.

Anonymous said...

I'll be happy if we enter league play with a winning record. That's a very realistic goal right now.

Anonymous said...

It is still early in the season and already this season is better than last season. We have at least two ways of finishing where we only had one way a year ago. Now is the time for the BigRed to sharpen its skills and improve from being a .500 team into the upper elite of the Ivy Conference and that can only be done by starting to take care of the ball on Offense and start boxing out on the Boards. Even though we have been Rebounding well a few basics could go a long way in securing a very in a close game. By all means find someone to box out on the shot first, then clear the glass will prevent that unfortunate offensive rebound that could hurt us at the end.

This team excites me with their style of play, could go a long way if they just take care of the basics while playing their uptempo offense and press defense.

Lets go BigRed and get a string of victories taking them one game at a time.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, lookin' first for the Red to be 5-4 headed into Exam Break.

Anonymous said...

must win two from columbia.