Posted On: 02/23/19 10:53 AM
Cardinal Stritch closed their one-loss Toledo Area Athletic Conference season appropriately last night, taking down Maumee Valley 68-44 behind a full-team effort.
The night also provided an opportunity for us to see two teams who ended the season in our Power Rankings, along with several of Toledo’s top hoopers. Here were our Five Takeaways:
Stritch’s unsigned seniors impressed
Let’s start with 6’7” senior Nolan Finch, who took advantage of a four-inch size difference in the post, scoring 10 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Finch stayed active on the offensive glass for put-backs and used the pump fake on post-ups. Finished with a soft touch. Most impressively, though, he defended the drive pretty when he was on an island. Finch’s footwork still needs some polish, as he gets stuck while making a pivot at times. Either way, a college should take a chance on him.
Little Anderson, a 6’2” guard, also showed collegiate ability. He’s a glue guy of sorts — simply a master of the fundamentals who plays with tremendous effort. Scores inside very and rebounds well for a 2/3. Great rip-through move and pump-fake to create space for shots on the run.