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Wolfpack Dominate Late against ST Francis

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Wolfpack Dominate Late against ST Francis

After a close call on Friday, the Pack made things easier on the fans beating St Francis 86-61 on Sunday at the PNC Arena.

Torin Dorn led the way with another strong performance, scoring 21 points and pulling down 7 rebounds. Smith, Abu, and Henderson all scored in double digits as well. The big story of the night though belongs to Ted Kapita. The freshman out of the Congo who was just cleared to play after Fridays win finally got his chance to step onto the court in a real game and did not waste any time showcasing his abilities. While he did not enter the game until late in the first half, Ted still managed to finish with 17 points and a team high 8 rebounds.

Kapita showcased both a good handle on the basketball for a big man along with a great motor and the ability to finish around the rim. While there was alot of optimism going in for the big man, he was a huge surprise for Pack fans and will be a huge help down low, especially with Yurtseven sitting out for 9 games.

Overall, it was a much better showing for a young Pack team. The defense looked alot better at times and the team seemed to play more in sync with each other in todays game. This game also showcased out depth at each position. Abu and Smith spent a good majority of the game on the bench in foul trouble. Guys like Kapita, Hicks and another strong showing from PG Markel Johnson made sure the Pack never skipped a beat on route to the victory. They were also without Shooting Gaurd Maverick Rowan, who was out with concussion like syptoms following the game on Friday.

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  1. Wolfer96

    November 14, 2016 at 1:33 am

    I feel like the final rotation is becoming more clear:

    I see less minutes for Darius, Anya, and Shaun. Although I would really like to see Shaun get more minutes. Darius should be ready to start by next season. Torin looks like he’ll lead team in MPG.

  2. Wolfer96

    November 14, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Team really attacked this game. Made their adjustments from last game and didn’t jack up so many long jumpers. Also helped that Mav wasn’t in the game so we didn’t have a lot of good shooters out there.

  3. Wolfer96

    November 14, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Ted Kapita. Wow man. 7 of 8 shooting, 17 pts, 8 rebounds. Hell of a 1st game. I feel like Kapita is going to squeeze the minutes from Anya and Hicks. It’s going to be tough when Yurt7 joins because there’s not going to be enough minutes for all the bigs.

  4. Wolfer96

    November 14, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Much better showing for Wolfpack. Torin was the man again. Maybe my new favorite player. Refs again were bad. 2 of the fouls on Dennis were just head scratchers? One on the blocked shot and the other on the scramble for the loose ball.

    • Greg Pascucci

      November 14, 2016 at 2:23 am

      Very excited about Dorn and Kapita. It will be hard to keep him off the court if he continues to play like he did today. But having too many big guys and not enough minutes is a problem Im OK with.

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