Happy Holidays: What should local hoops teams put on their holiday wishlist?
The holidays are upon us. So it's time for a holiday-themed hoops blog post! We're looking at what should be on each team's holiday wishlist. What should each team ask for this season? Enjoy.
What should the Nighthawks put on their holiday wishlist? -- Bubble wrap.
Hanover will not see much of a challenge from its schedule outside of a few key games. So the key will be to stay healthy until playoff time. Wrap the entire starting lineup in bubble wrap to keep them healthy for February/March.
What should the Squires put on their holiday wishlist? --Wooden cutouts of "DE-" and "FENSE"
Coach Williams already earned his first two victories at the helm, so other than a fresh, new paint job in the gym (I kid, I kid), maybe some defense signs for the fans to help encourage the young Squires will be best. They've proven they can score, but Delone is also giving up 60 points per game, which ranks in the lower-third of the league. DE-FENSE, clap clap, DE-FENSE.
What should the Eagles put on their holiday wishlist? --A reset button.
They could use a mulligan on the start of the season. Two losses to Kennard-Dale (0-22 last season) hurt the Eagles. A simple re-do would be best for Bermudian.
What should the Canners put on their holiday wishlist? --A short-term memory and some home cooking.
After starting out 4-0, Biglerville has lost three in a row. The Canners will go through their growing pains. But, in a fairly-balanced Division III, they're going to be in most games. So forget about the losses, move on, and keep progressing.
The Canners are also in the midst of playing eight of nine games on the road. Some home cooking back in Canner Country could do wonders.
What should the Green Knights put on their holiday wishlist?--A schedule full of Biglervilles.
Not to say the Canners are a cupcake on the schedule by any means, but more that the Green Knights played their best game against Biglerville in their lone win of the season. So bottle that performance up and bring it every night. The Green Knights do not have anyone averaging double-figures in points, but four guys reached double-digits in the win over Biglerville.
What should the Bolts put on their holiday wishlist?--LeBron James and Kevin Durant wearing Littlestown blue and gold.
The Bolts are being outscored by 33.5 points per game and are 0-7. That would change if LeBron and KD were in the lineup, right? Scott Motter's squad has battled every game and their effort will not be questioned. They're looking for positives each and every night.
What should the Warriors put on their holiday wishlist? --A signature win.
The Warriors have three guys averaging at least 13 points (Colin Bortner, Tyler Lampe and Marquise Camel) and currently sit at 3-3. The knock on them is that their three wins are against New Oxford, Kennard-Dale and Littlestown. To be seriously considered a contender in that division, the Warriors could use a big win on their resume. They have Northeastern and Eastern York this week, both of which would qualify as big wins.
What should the Colonials put on their holiday wishlist? --A working scoreboard.
A scoreboard malfunction forced New Oxford to play a recent game against Spring Grove at the middle school. Maybe the move impacted the Colonials' mojo. The Rockets won by 20.
What should the Mustangs put on their holiday wishlist?--Free-throw shooting help and an easier schedule.
The Mustangs are 1-4 despite only being outscored by six points per game. They're in every game, they're just not coming away with wins. Poor free throw shooting is a main cause as South Western is shooting just 49 percent from the line.
The schedule has not been friendly to the Mustangs, either. They have already played Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Spring Grove and Red Lion (three on the road). Their next four games are: at Dallastown, at Delone, vs. Central York and at William Penn.
What should the Rockets put on their holiday wishlist? --A shot clock installed at Spring Grove.
The Rockets were three minutes away from pulling the biggest upset of the year and ending a 25-game losing skid to William Penn. Then the Bearcats held the ball at half-court for more than two minutes, which eventually forced the Rockets to start fouling. If there is a shot clock in that situation, does the game end differently?