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Emptying the Notebook — 2/10

February 10, 2012 - Michael Bleach
Emptying the notebook today with items that range from mildly interesting to, well, no, they are all just mildly interesting.

— Standings Watch: Ferris State continues to make Tech sweat*. The Bulldogs stomped Lake Erie 82-57 Thursday night to maintain their two-game lead in the GLIAC North Division.

*And “Tech Sweat” is by far the greatest electronica band name I have ever created.

Ferris still has to travel to Wayne State (14-7, 11-4 GLIAC) and Findlay (16-6, 10-5 GLIAC) and hosts Ashland (19-3, 13-2 GLIAC) this Saturday, but I am sure coach Kevin Luke would be a bit perkier this morning if the Bulldogs tripped up early.

Northwood won a 106-99 triple OT thriller with Saginaw Valley on Wednesday to pull to a tie with the Huskies at 9-5 in conference play, but having already defeated Northwood once this year and hosting them again for the last regular season game, Tech can still control their own destiny against the Timberwolves.

— Women’s coach Kim Cameron was not happy with the performance of her starters in Wednesday’s practice.

And by not happy, I mean, stomping mad.

Sam Hoyt, Lindsey Lindstrom, Krista Kasuboski, Lynn Giesler and Paige Albi were on the receiving end of a particularly stern outburst after the group only managed to collect 2-of-10 rebounds in a defensive rebounding drill.

“Leaders need to lead,” Cameron directed multiple times to the senior laden group.

Cameron’s displeasure increased in the next drill, a defensive help exercise.

“Why are you the quietest group?” Cameron asked to silence at the end.

I couldn’t make it to Thursday’s practice, but I am assuming it was not a fun one.

— Junior forward Ali Haidar — who punctuates each mistake in practice with some version of a “C’mon Ali!” bellow — proffered a new form of vocal self-flagellation Wednesday:



Who knew Haidar was such a big fan of “A Christmas Story?”

— For the one part of practice not spent defending ball-screens Wednesday (see Thursday’s story for more info), Luke did install a new wrinkle to the offense.

He asked me not to write about it before hand — hi Lake Superior State coach Steve Hettinga if you are reading this — but did ask me to monitor the success of the new play during the game.

So on that cliff hanger, I bid you adieu until tomorrow’s game.



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