Monday, January 31, 2011

La Roche loses first game since coach dies

I've only read two articles from Yahoo! new online magazine The Postgame. The first was Jason King's terrific piece on the common bond between Billy Donovan, Anthony Grant, and John Pelphrey.

That piece was, quite simply, fantastic.

The second article I read was almost as good.

Les Carpenter told the story of La Roche College, a DIII school in Pennsylvania who had their head coach Scott Lang pass away back on Dec. 10th. Its a terrific article, and if you haven't read it I strongly urge you to go do it now.

But be forewarned, the story is a bit different as of today. You see, La Roche hadn't lost since Lang died ... until Saturday.

Penn State-Behrend got 19 points and 10 boards from Russ Conley as the Lions ended the Redhawks 16 game winning streak with a 64-41 win. Behrend, who moved to 16-2 and 11-1 in the AMCC with the win, tied La Roche for first in the conference, a half game ahead of Medaille.

The winning streak may be over, but the season that the Redhawks have dedicated to their former coach moves on. Once again, I strongly urge you to read the article.

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