Halifax’s final game can only be described as underwhelming. Terrible weather and the last minute schedule changes meant that only 1143 fans were there to witness the Rainmen lose a game the same way they’ve lost games all season. Small crowd, no mascot to be seen anywhere, poor on court play… what a disapointing end to a great season.
– The Rainmen’s entire season can be summed up by one of the last plays of the game: 40ish seconds left, Rainmen get the ball and are down by 4. Blandon Ferguson who hasn’t hit a shot all game walks the ball up the court, burns 5 seconds off the clock by dribbling it while standing still and then jacks up a fade away 3 pointer… it’s an airball and it bounces out of bounds. Halifax lose. Blandon Ferguson is seen laughing about it while the Vision are shooting the free throws that put the game out of reach. Unbelievable.
– The final 5 minutes of this game were really hard to watch. Halifax actually strung a bit of a run together to cut the lead but in the final minutes the team’s best offensive players, Silverhorn and Crookshank, who combined for 64 points the night before, were sitting on the bench. Silverhorn got in for the last two minutes, but he rarely touched the ball. Unbelievable.
– Meanwhile, Blandon Ferguson got 35 minutes despite not actually scoring a single point. Worse than his not scoring a single point were the number of times he blew defensive assignments where someone ended up going back door or just driving on him. Even worse than that is the fact that his only shots were all three pointers. This is a guy who is shooting 22% from beyond the arc on the season and he’s still jacking up threes. The only unique skill he brings to the team is a willingness to drive to the hoop, but he just doesn’t feel like it some days. Even worse than all of those things is that he just doesn’t seem to give a damn about the fact that he lost the game for the Rainmen. Unbelievable.
– It was frustrating for fans, but even more frustrating for the players. I heard 3 different players say that they won’t be returning next year if Rick Lewis is the coach. I don’t think anyone thinks that this guy is competent. He was making strides and then this quagmire happens. Unbelievable.
– I went out after the game and as I was leaving the bar I realized that one TV had the Carlton-Acadia game on. By then it was the 2nd over time period but I had to stand and watch it. I wish I would have watched the whole game as the final overtime period, with no sound on, was amazing. Acadia pulled out an unreal upset. Unbelievable in the best possible way.