Before we say goodbye to 2013, we’ll have one more game to watch.
Tappan Zee travels to Suffern at 1 p.m. for the only game of the day, and the last game of the year. I’ll be there staffing it for tomorrow’s paper. I’ve seen Suffern this year and I’ve “kind of” seen Tappan Zee this year (saw it for the second half while writing my game story at the Tappan Zee Tournament.
The Mounties have a nice defense, but are a bit reserved when it comes to taking risks on offense. The team doesn’t take many 3-pointers, or jumpers, for that matter; instead, relying on layups and/or drawing fouls in the paint. Suffern has some decent size to it (I mean, after all, they do have like five of its volleyball players on the team), and held a high-scoring Scarsdale team to just 30 points earlier this season.
Tappan Zee couldn’t be a more opposite team. Where Suffern is hesitant to pull the trigger from downtown, the Dutchies will seemingly fire at will. Kristen McLaughlin, Jillian Lynch and Delaney Sheridan make for a nightmare for opponents from beyond the arc. The Dutchies trounced Pelham in the second half of the game I mentioned earlier, after trailing by one at the half.
Should be a decent game, and I get to stay in Rockland, which is always nice. I’ll post the game story when it’s up online later. I’m also going to post a Slam Dunk recap (mostly links, stats and my personal takeaway from the tournament) after my gamer is done.
Speaking of the Slam Dunk, I have a new poll up, asking which local team impressed you the most. Once you’re done reading this, take a second to click your vote in. My new team rankings are also posted at the bottom of the home page. If I have time, I’ll try and write up a post with the rankings and my reasoning for having teams ranked where they are.
In conclusion, I want to wish you all a very happy, healthy New Year. I hope that 2013 treated to well and that 2014 treats you even better!