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Well my Dekalb Tigers are definitely heading in the wrong direction.  Lost again tonight to our border rival Cannon Co at the Watertown Christmas  Tournament for the 2nd time already this year.  Our losing streak is now extended to 12 games in a row and our record sits at 1-13. Not at all what i expected from Coach Sanders. Maybe we will figure out how to win, don't have that killer instinct and belief from our players or coach.  Oh well, we get lowly Westmoreland tomorrow,   surely the streak comes to a end tomorrow,  because they just aren't very good after watching them play, but we aren't either. Good luck tomorrow boys. 

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Cannon defeats Dekalb for the second time this season. Not a big fan of playing district teams in xmas tournaments. We could potentially play the same team 4 times in a season 

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On 12/18/2018 at 10:34 AM, Alumn89 said:

yep, it was interesting how that group of sopohmores ended up in baxter.   Lot of different rumors around that. But this is not a place to air dirty laundry. 

 

I certainly would have thought York would be the team to beat.  But after seeing LA play a couple times and looking at their scores, seems like the district may run through them.  The Sells kid is so talented. 

Anyone from Smith co know why they are so down?  Is it just a matter of talent has dried up? 

I also agree that Coach Sanders knows what he is doing.  It will take a couple years and everyone buying in probably but he will run a solid program given time. 

Just got on here and someonewanted to know about Smith County basketball and what was wrong with the program. We lost 2-1000 pt career scorers. We have very little experience when it comes to play in 8-aa basketball. just my opinion, and my opinion only, we probably have one kid that could start on most teams in the upper division of our district. We lost four young men after the summer so we are trying to figure out what's going on as far as basketball goes with new kids. Those kids that quit weren't going to make or break our team anyway so we're playing seniors , two Juniors and some freshman. It's not hard to figure out we are going to have a couple of lean years down in Carthage. My son plays and sometimes basketball just gets downright ugly. Not faulting no one at all those kids are trying to play hard it's just we are behind the learning curve for a couple of years. And as far as the big three I believe York has the most talent and I'm not saying they'll win but I really like those kids. The coach it seems has them playing good fundamental old school basketball.  We have a couple of teams  that have smart XXX kids and it seems like the coaches let them be that way. That's why I like  york so much. Merry Christmas to everyone

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21 minutes ago, Iceman2000 said:

Scatback i have  seen Smith this year, true they are not as talented as most teams but why do they struggle so much. One word for me is Coaching, just my observation.  You see them alot more than me. I guess most people might want Sanders back, but honestly i don't think he would be the answer.  We in DeKalb might question that. Good luck to the owls down the road. 

 

12 hours ago, Iceman2000 said:

Well my Dekalb Tigers are definitely heading in the wrong direction.  Lost again tonight to our border rival Cannon Co at the Watertown Christmas  Tournament for the 2nd time already this year.  Our losing streak is now extended to 12 games in a row and our record sits at 1-13. Not at all what i expected from Coach Sanders. Maybe we will figure out how to win, don't have that killer instinct and belief from our players or coach.  Oh well, we get lowly Westmoreland tomorrow,   surely the streak comes to a end tomorrow,  because they just aren't very good after watching them play, but we aren't either. Good luck tomorrow boys. 

Just my opinion, but Sanders isn't the issue, Not running the offense correctly, not crashing the boards on every shot that goes up, unforced turnovers, poor shooting  is, When they do what they should do, they look good, and we've seen flashes and spurts where they do look good. DC has what, 2 returning starters and a key player has been injured, When Sanders has to go to the bench, he has inexperience because Martin only played 6-7 players, and JV was non existent. Coach is as frustrated as anybody, you see it on his face.   And it's little things too, like why does the coaches have to tell the kids every 10 seconds to get their hands up on defense.  This should be automatic, I swear, if the shorts had pockets, they would stand with their hands in them,   

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5 hours ago, Moonshiner said:

 

Just my opinion, but Sanders isn't the issue, Not running the offense correctly, not crashing the boards on every shot that goes up, unforced turnovers, poor shooting  is, When they do what they should do, they look good, and we've seen flashes and spurts where they do look good. DC has what, 2 returning starters and a key player has been injured, When Sanders has to go to the bench, he has inexperience because Martin only played 6-7 players, and JV was non existent. Coach is as frustrated as anybody, you see it on his face.   And it's little things too, like why does the coaches have to tell the kids every 10 seconds to get their hands up on defense.  This should be automatic, I swear, if the shorts had pockets, they would stand with their hands in them,   

Moonshiner did you go today. Enough said. We have hit the lowest of lows with this loss today. 

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33 minutes ago, Iceman2000 said:

Moonshiner did you go today. Enough said. We have hit the lowest of lows with this loss today. 

Had to work, but heard the game was bad. It was said that the 2nd unit actually looked as good or better than the starters, and nobody could hit a shot, not even 5-6 givmes.  I don't know because I wasn't there and some of what I heard may not be factual.

What did you see?     

And don't tell me it's all coaching because while Sanders was at SC he owned DC for 3-4 years , was completive in all games and won the district. Something is amiss and he is part of it to some degree by forcing a square peg in a round hole, but I have no doubt he knows the game.

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2 hours ago, Moonshiner said:

Had to work, but heard the game was bad. It was said that the 2nd unit actually looked as good or better than the starters, and nobody could hit a shot, not even 5-6 givmes.  I don't know because I wasn't there and some of what I heard may not be factual.

What did you see?     

And don't tell me it's all coaching because while Sanders was at SC he owned DC for 3-4 years , was completive in all games and won the district. Something is amiss and he is part of it to some degree by forcing a square peg in a round hole, but I have no doubt he knows the game.

I'm not going to sit here and blame everything on the coach, i like the guy. Something is a miss and I'm not exactly sure what it is. Sanders didn't own Dekalb in is time at Smith, but he did beat Dekalb. What Sanders did have at Smith was one the best groups to ever come thru Smith. He had Shepperson and King 2 of the best ever. Both 1,000 pt scorer's.  So hard to judge all of his coaching.  He did win regular season one year. I hope he can turn us around, i like going to the games but this has been hard to swallow.  Moonshiner you summed up the game pretty close to what happened.  Still playing way to many kids in my opinion,  with no rhythm for the kids to get in. Oh well, time to move on. We have played at least 15 games so we can't use they are inexperienced anymore.  Time for the kids to get better and start playing.  Will say this,   i did think this was the most upset all of our crazy parent's and fans were after the game. They were looking for blood, coach had a police escort out of the gym.  When u lose to a 1-13  team that will happen.  Everybody thought we were better. Tiger's will turn it around, got the 2nd half of the season to make the most out of it. I bleed balck and gold, so i won't give up. Got faith in coach and the players but they have to do this together.  Tiger Pride . 

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13 minutes ago, Iceman2000 said:

I'm not going to sit here and blame everything on the coach, i like the guy. Something is a miss and I'm not exactly sure what it is. Sanders didn't own Dekalb in is time at Smith, but he did beat Dekalb. What Sanders did have at Smith was one the best groups to ever come thru Smith. He had Shepperson and King 2 of the best ever. Both 1,000 pt scorer's.  So hard to judge all of his coaching.  He did win regular season one year. I hope he can turn us around, i like going to the games but this has been hard to swallow.  Moonshiner you summed up the game pretty close to what happened.  Still playing way to many kids in my opinion,  with no rhythm for the kids to get in. Oh well, time to move on. We have played at least 15 games so we can't use they are inexperienced anymore.  Time for the kids to get better and start playing.  Will say this,   i did think this was the most upset all of our crazy parent's and fans were after the game. They were looking for blood, coach had a police escort out of the gym.  When u lose to a 1-13  team that will happen.  Everybody thought we were better. Tiger's will turn it around, got the 2nd half of the season to make the most out of it. I bleed balck and gold, so i won't give up. Got faith in coach and the players but they have to do this together.  Tiger Pride . 

Police escort???  Didn't hear anything about that. So the 2s DID play better than the 1s?  And if so, how do you figure that?  And as far as parents looking for blood, well it could be said that  is the reason Martin left, But there are those type everywhere. This may be a long term turnaround as I don't see a quick fix, or even a band aid,   Case in point,  Shepherson and King at SC didn't walk in as freshmen and light it up I don't think, but they may have. And didn't do it by themselves, It took time,

 Take a few days off, regroup, refocus and play the next one.   

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50 minutes ago, Moonshiner said:

Police escort???  Didn't hear anything about that. So the 2s DID play better than the 1s?  And if so, how do you figure that?  And as far as parents looking for blood, well it could be said that  is the reason Martin left, But there are those type everywhere. This may be a long term turnaround as I don't see a quick fix, or even a band aid,   Case in point,  Shepherson and King at SC didn't walk in as freshmen and light it up I don't think, but they may have. And didn't do it by themselves, It took time,

 Take a few days off, regroup, refocus and play the next one.   

Your right moonshiner,  time to move on. Time to get ready for White. Enjoy the holidays.  I believe the Tigers will be a different team in the 2nd half of the season. 

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1 hour ago, Iceman2000 said:

Your right moonshiner,  time to move on. Time to get ready for White. Enjoy the holidays.  I believe the Tigers will be a different team in the 2nd half of the season. 

Well let me ask you this. How many turnovers did coach sanders have? how many missed shots did he have? how many missed rebounds did he have? how many times did he not block out on a missed shot? evidently he had a lot since he is the reason for all the losses, so you claim. i assume he is the one missing all the shots as well? Maybe if dekalb could gain some support for their team and their coach everyone might see a change in the play of the players. If i was a player and i had to listen to my parent/parents in the stands bashing the coach i don’t think i would want to show my face in that gym. Sounds like a lot of parents think they have some kind of coaching experience under their belt and know what is best for the team? well if everyone knows so much and Coach sanders is a “bad coach” why don’t you have the coaching position? It is very humiliating to get on here and be at some of the games and see/hear all the hate and disrespect some parents have. Get off Sanders back man, this is ridiculous. 

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1 hour ago, Tiger123 said:

Well let me ask you this. How many turnovers did coach sanders have? how many missed shots did he have? how many missed rebounds did he have? how many times did he not block out on a missed shot? evidently he had a lot since he is the reason for all the losses, so you claim. i assume he is the one missing all the shots as well? Maybe if dekalb could gain some support for their team and their coach everyone might see a change in the play of the players. If i was a player and i had to listen to my parent/parents in the stands bashing the coach i don’t think i would want to show my face in that gym. Sounds like a lot of parents think they have some kind of coaching experience under their belt and know what is best for the team? well if everyone knows so much and Coach sanders is a “bad coach” why don’t you have the coaching position? It is very humiliating to get on here and be at some of the games and see/hear all the hate and disrespect some parents have. Get off Sanders back man, this is ridiculous. 

Tigers123 i agree with your assessment.  I have been on the coach and i won't change my position on that. I will say this, the players need to play alot better and take some responsibility and come with a different attitude in 2019. Your right it's not all on the coach,  players do need to quit hearing all the garbage in the stands. It's absolutely ridiculous and embarrassing to me as a fan.  I've had to move so I'm not associated with that mess. Hopefully everyone will come together for the greater good of seeing Dekalb Co basketball be good.  Things need to change all the way around in 2019, because honestly tournament time is all that matters.  I believe Sanders will get things turned around. Sometimes it takes longer than what we want. Not one person in the stands could coach a lick or have the guts to sit down there and make tough decisions.  Sometimes I'm no better than any of them. Good luck Tigers and Coaches in 2019. This team needs us. 

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I was asked to look at this thread for coach and player bashing. I meant to hide some responses but instead deleted 2 posts. I apologize. Keep it civil. Nothing to see here. 

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