2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

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Post by svac83 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:03 pm

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Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:42 am
So again it's a wash with many of those teams comparable to several OVC team now and RV, etc. The schedule is no better now than it was 4 years ago and maybe not as good. Records mean nothing. It's the strength of the teams you're playing. I want to see this team get challenged given the talent we have. That's all I'm wanting. And they won't be challenged with this schedule this year. Now, 4 years ago we wouldn't touch Warren. This team can and should beat Warren this season. Glad to see them back on! That's my point. See them play serious schedule that prepares them better for tournament time. Good luck Devils!
I guess we will just agree to disagree. My only problem with the schedule is 2 Point pleasant and 2 river valley. I would be fine if you eliminated a river valley and put meigs on. Eliminated a Point and put Jackson on.

The other 4 non conference. Athens, Logan, warren and Afrocentric. I don’t think anyone should complain about.

I don’t they know wevshould compare this team to last years fairland team that fairland team went to the final 4 in state before with everyone back.

What has this Gallia team done. They won one game in the sectional to win the sectional and lost first game at convo. I thought no they have a shot to get to Columbus but on the court as of yet this team hasn’t proved that it is a great team yet the way fairland had.

I could be wrong but the best win this team has is maybe Zane trace last year? Maybe I am forgetting a better one. But that is best I remember



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Post by svac83 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:14 pm

And as far as OVC goes. The top of OVC may not be a last competitive as last year but think the bottom of OVC better then it has been in a while.



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Post by BigBlue85 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:51 am

I agree about Point and RV being played only once. At least until those 2 get competitive again. Logan and Warren are both great additions and Africentric as well. I would say at least this year and next to add someone like Unioto, Chillicothe, etc. Not necessarily those teams but the quality of those teams. It's true what you say about this team doesn't have quality wins but adding more quality opponents is how you get those. And I get what you say about Fairland but they didn't play the schedule they did until they knew the caliber of players they would have the past 4 years. That's where we may have dropped the ball so to speak. Gallia staff knew this talent was coming and should have prepared for such. It's almost like being the biggest and oldest kid in the neighborhood and beating all the little kids in 1on1. Yes you win a lot but are you challenged enough to make you better? I still think the "goal" of this team should be Columbus. Not that we are good enough nor that we have proved ourselves worthy. But still should be the goal. Teams in years past could be satisfied with making it to the Convo but this group of players need to have loftier goals. Just my two cents worth and that's about all it is lol. I appreciate your opinions and how they challenge my own. I think we can both also say Go Blue together!



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Post by NoPain23 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:59 am

GalliaGrad78 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:03 am
Are the Blue Devils considered “underdogs” against Affricentric?
What time is the tip?

I would assume so, not that last year matters but Affricentric were state runner-ups in D3. Tip is at 6:45 it will be packed!



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Post by SEOAL74 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:29 pm

Fairland went to State 2 years ago and they played a real tough schedule last year and got beat 1st game in regionals last year and should have gotten beat in District final by Fairfield Union who only beat GAHS by 3 points in District Fairfield Union was up by as many as 17 points and choked at the end of game. Basketball is along season playing tough teams can help you but if you play too many tough games it can hurt you by wearing your team down and not having your legs under you, but I do agree GAHS needed to replace RV and Point at the end of their schedule and add a couple of good teams that would help them get ready for post season.y



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Post by GalliaGrad78 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:30 am

I don’t think the Blue Devils should get “the cart before the horse”. One game at a time.



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Post by dingleberryfairy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:30 pm

Ironman92 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:05 pm
Seems wrong not to be playing a game or two against Jackson.
No sense in wasting a game or two for the blue!!!!!!!!

Ironton fan till I die



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Post by dingleberryfairy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:38 pm

GalliaGrad78 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:03 am
Are the Blue Devils considered “underdogs” against Affricentric?
What time is the tip?
the tip is predicted to be @6:45 for the blue, if the tournament is on schedule



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Post by SEOAL74 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:15 pm

The Blue Devils played them in the summer in Columbus and the Blue Devils beat them by quiet a few points.



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Post by Geronimo » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:20 pm

Sounds like GA had a good showing against a strong Columbus team ! And almost pulled a win out!



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Post by GalliaGrad78 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:18 pm

I heard the Devils were down 19 at the half, having trouble with the press. Impressive second half I would say.



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Post by svac83 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:05 pm

Well things really changed today. I think all hopes for a really high seed at sectionals probably walked out the door today.

Not that I don’t think the players left don’t make a good basketball team. It is just I think with loosing loveday it is going to take you a couple of games to find your identity.

The good part is now I think you really have a team that was made for operating without a big man. Now they are going to have to find one because there will be a few big guys around but this team is now going to just be able to spread the floor and take guys one one. The question will be how will they attack the zone. When teams employ it against them.



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Post by bluefan1 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:15 pm

Couldn’t agree more. Some of these seniors have been playing ball together since a young age. They have done well for themselves. I think they will pull it together and have a good season. It’s a shame for them to lose a team mate. I do hope he had some respect for them to talk to them before he left.



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Post by Geronimo » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:44 pm

Good luck GA !



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Post by svac83 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:11 pm

Well blue devils fans what do you think. The last 2 games the loss at fairland and the win tonight against Portsmouth has left me very optimistic about this teams chahces here in about 10 days 2 weeks and you have 3 more chances to build on it.

Man if Caleb Henry has really actually figured it out from the foul line thevway he can get to the rim. And bailey walker finally hit some shots. Saw tonightvand at fairland you got a few other kids that can come off bench if you need them and give you a little something.

Still things that can be improved on. But I thought these were maybe the 2 best games coach Harrison has coached in his time here.

Hopefully we can close out season with 3 road wins in next week and be on a real roll



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Post by SEOAL74 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:04 pm

I thought the Blue devils have played for the most part pretty good since the first Fairland game. They beat Chesapeake and Rock Hill, Portsmouth and they lost to Ironton in double OT could of won that game if they would have made their free throws in regulation and first ot, then against Warren one bad call on Call that ended in double technical foul and fouled Call out. Were only down 3 pts and we had a chance to tie or cut the lead to 1 pt at the end of 3rd quarter that turned the game into a blow out. Then against Coal Grove we had the game under control and had too many turn overs at the end of game that cost the Blue Devils the win. I thought River Valley was their worst game in that stretch. Then really played well second half against Fairland and could have won that game if it hadn't been for a three quarter of the court luck shot that really was big in Fairland hanging on for the win. The game tonight against Portsmouth Caleb Henry took charge as a point guard and ran the offense really well and yes he made his foul shots which is critical when you drive the ball to basket because you are going to get fouled. Call was Call tonight and made shot after shot and Bailey Walker made a couple of big three's. The thing about this team is Blouir is hurt other players keep stepping up and helping this Blue Devil team to compete. McCellan had an off night and the Blue Devils still win by 18 pts thats a sign of a good team with Balance scoring. Yes they need to finish strong and win their remaining 3 games on the road. Hopefully Blouir will be ready by tourney I heard tonight he was getting closer to being back.



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Post by BigBlue85 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:45 pm

Didn’t get to go to the Point game but knew it would be a blowout anyway. I wasn’t crazy about how we played against Portsmouth. It’s hard to say because I felt we let them hang around too long. And clearly they are not a real good team. Unfortunately the same can be said for most of the OVC teams. However the second Fairland game definitely gives us hope. It appears this team will go as far as Cory Call can take them. McClelland needs to be more of an offensive threat as well. I don’t believe we will lose this week. We should overpower everyone this coming week. I’m concerned that our schedule and leaugue haven’t adequately prepared us for the postseason. I hope I’m wrong. Wouldn’t be the first time for sure. I can’t say Harrison is doing a great job though. I’ve never been too impressed with his abilities but I hope he makes me eat my words before the season is over. 14/20 wins last year were against teams with losing records. This year the Afrocentric close loss looked good at the time but doesn’t appear great now. I do hope I’m wrong and hope this team gets better. Go Blue Bleed Blue



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Post by VisionQuest » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:02 pm

How do you all feel about getting a 7 seed and Unioto at 8-9 gets the 6? You think that is fair?



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Post by svac83 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:13 pm

Portsmouth game you didn’t use normal rotation or anything trying to give seniors a night. I took the foul shooting and defensive effort as what I like. And the in game adjustments.

The point game did not like the way we handled the 1-3-1 front court trap they through us and took us to long to adjust. That was the negative. On the positive you put up almost 70 and call and Mcellend score a combined 10 shows growth and depth.

I really didn’t love the game. But 2 games in a row with vastly improved foul shooting. Another good night for bailey walker and blain carter leading scorer.



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Post by svac83 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:22 pm

VisionQuest wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:02 pm
How do you all feel about getting a 7 seed and Unioto at 8-9 gets the 6? You think that is fair?
Well unioto probably has as many quality wins as blue devils has. But I think this was a more of a out of all the teams in this sectional I think the blue devils has biggest question mark.

Who is going to be available? How good are they. I know if I was Jackson, court house, McClain or waverly. I think I would of either rather played unioto or each other then Gallia Academy. Because the rest of them are known unities.

I knew when Zane trace was scouting Gallia Academy last night at point pleasant there was a good chance they were dropping.

As far as the match up goes Jackson has had blue devils number last couple of years and was the matchup I looked forward to the least.

But the draw is done. If you wanted to get to region you had to probably beat these teams sooner or later so it is what it is.



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