- Jan 5, 2015
Any scores from tonight ?
I don't know that you need to apologize--I think you said something like "if Hayesville is a top team in the conference then the conference isn't very good." I think you meant it as saying Hayesville wouldn't be a top team, but the statement still has some truth to it.My apologies to the Hayesville team. I made a comment earlier in the season that they were not a top of the conference team but here they are. Congratulations
I just can’t figure this season out for our conference. No consistency in our teams from game to game. I forget that we are talking about young teenagers and that’s just part of the game. I just hope we have enough teams with good enough records to squeeze into the playoffsI don't know that you need to apologize--I think you said something like "if Hayesville is a top team in the conference then the conference isn't very good." I think you meant it as saying Hayesville wouldn't be a top team, but the statement still has some truth to it.
I’m not siding on anything but Sam stated 3 times that he predicted a blowout and had doubt Hayesville could compete. Only yesterday did he show some confidence in a win (after some prodding from others). And we were blown out by Hayesville but it doesn’t excuse the referees some nights.Really with tha ref deal sam!!?? You need to be on this Monday night football program of, "C'MON MAN"!!!!!!!!!! Now I'm not tha brightest crayon in tha box but when I seen nothin was fallin from behind half court I would've said red light stop!! Not only mintz but dominatin but Straughn and others to!! They was impressive tonight!! Mintz very hard to handle down under!!!!
I’m afraid it won’t happen even with the upcoming class. It didn’t go good when the elder Cottrel brother played and they had size on that team. After seeing A team like Lincoln Charter play I just don’t see a SMC team competing with teams like thatToo bad once the braves get to the playoffs they have zero chance because mintz won't dominate anything once he plays a couple of 6'5 kids. It is sad because of the prep schools but Smoky mountain conference teams rarely can compete because of lack of size. Hayesville may be the exception in the next few years with their 8th grade class coming up and all the freshman they have contributing currently.
It's a sad realization that High School Basketball for public schools has been in trouble at the 1A level for a while now in terms of competing for state titles with a few exceptions like East Carteret as you mentioned....In the past, a team like Thomasville won titles because they played in your face defense from end to end for the entire game, and it wore teams down, and created a lot of extra possesions that the Bulldogs took advantage of...Nowadays, teams like WS-Prep, Lincoln Prep and Rocky Mount Prep to name a few just have better atheletes than most if not all 1A public schools, and I'm not sure that is going to change anytime soon...In fact, it seems to be getting a lot harder for public schools with boundaries to compete for a state basketball titles...There's several great 1A public school basketball programs around the state, but it's just hard for those teams to compete for state titles when other schools can just reload, and add talent on a yearly basis....East Carteret won the state title as a traditional school without much size a few years ago, so it's not impossible. But even before charter schools, SMC teams were rarely in the running for a state title.