FHS1985 I would like to thank you for writing I the other thread the preview for the Freedom boys and girls team. As far as the Freedom girls game the game will come down to can Freedom stop Mehale Holt, and can someone else be Kasey Rowden and or Elanna Peay, step up and put huge numbers. To me this game could go either Freedom playing at home will help them but Central.Cabarrus he been used to be playing on the road. As far the boys game with Freedom does not have true big man upfront I do believe that smell like a big problem for Freedom. Robinson has size advantage with a 6'7 starting C Look for Freedom to maybe even double team the Robinson whenever he has the ball closer to the basket but doing so will leave a Robinson shooter open. The key from a Robinson point of view is which three points shooting team will Robinson team show up? Will it the Robinson team who struggled from The three point line against Hickory Ridge in the SPC tournament. Or will it be the Robinson team who shoot high % from the three points line the 2nd and 3rd round of the playoff. I will say this Freedom playing at home will help them but with the Central Cabarrus fans also showing up along with the Robinson fans this might not really feel like a road game for Robinson. Freedom is a very good team and Robinson better show up from the get go otherwise they will be in a lot of trouble. I think heading to the game Robinson is 6 points favorite.
In the girls game Hollit will be guarded by either returning all-state guard and ECU signee Ariyana Williams (MVP of the 3A title game last year) or all district and UNCA signee Amaryah Corpening, so we'll see how Hollit does against either of those girls. Freedom is not as strong in the post as they were last year, but Sophomore CC Davenport has really stepped up this season and plays excellent post defense and rebounds very well. Madison Bailey and Blakely Crooks both shoot the three ball well and both have improved greatly as the season has progressed.
In the boys game I am very concerned about Batts, who is explosive and who has great floor awareness. The big kid will likely be guarded by Tobias Kanipe who is only 6'2, but very strong and who knows how to use his body to establish position, still South Point got a lot of points in the paint and coach Casey Rogers will have to work out how best to deal with the height disadvantage in his game plan. Offensively Freedom has three sharpshooters who can hoist it from three. Fletcher Abee is the best pure shooter of the bunch, but Jakari Dula also shoots the ball well and is better at creating his own shot. Alex Linebarger will hoist it from anywhere inside of 30 feet and will surprise you with his range. Senior Niguel Moore runs the show at point guard and may draw Batts (though I think he will get a lot of double teams). Saturday night all five starters were in double figures and I was pleased with their balance. Cam Edmonston will spell Kanipe in the post and we get quality minutes from Michael Logan, Michael Ervin and Kelvis Dula, especially on defense.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.â€
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