Three Thoughts: Iona 72, Fairfield 57 (A Bit About Schadrac Casimir)

For all the talk about Iona being nicknamed Transfer U, some of it deserved, the Gaels’ success under Tim Cluess over the past five seasons has not been solely about picking up talented players that other programs may not want for various reasons. Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Iona 72, Fairfield 57 (A Bit About Schadrac Casimir)”

English’s Big Second Half Fuels Iona Comeback Win

A spectacular second half in which Iona junior A.J. English pocketed 18 points including four 3-pointers propelled the Gaels past Fairfield 74-58 Tuesday evening and into a tie with Monmouth for first place in the MAAC at 5-1. Continue reading “English’s Big Second Half Fuels Iona Comeback Win”

Three Thoughts: Fairfield 56, Quinnipiac 52 (OT) (Fairfield edition)

Quinnipiac senior Ousmane Drame (photo courtesy: Quinnipiac Athletics)

Monday was indeed very blue for Fairfield, who lost a big lead at home to Bucknell and lost brutally in overtime. At that time, they were 2-5, losers of five of six, and were staring at Manhattan and Quinnipiac to open the MAAC season, surely with visions of last season’s 7-25 (and 4-16 in MAAC play) record dancing in their heads.

 Tuesday was gray and Wednesday, too, as Fairfield struggled to make things right in practice. But by the second half on Friday, Fairfield fans were able to be in love with their team as they handled Manhattan fairly easily in the MAAC opener. By Sunday, the Stags were atop the conference as again they went to overtime, but this time put the brutal loss on Quinnipiac, 56-52, even after the three big men that play the most minutes for them had all fouled out.

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