Trying something new here, it may or may not fly, so let us know what you think. On with five halftime thoughts from the Hofstra-Molloy scrimmage.
1) Mo Cassara didn’t seem happy with Molloy’s ability to work the ball down low at the end of the first half. Of Molloy’s final 16 points, eight were inside the paint and another two came on a fast break layup. “How does that happen?” Cassara yelled after 6-3 Molloy guard John Petrucelli tapped in a loose ball.
2) This just in: Everything still goes through Charles Jenkins. The senior superstar had 15 points, including a pair of dunks, and was the last starter to grab some pine when he took a seat for Matt Grogan a little more than midway through the half.
3) It’s early, but David Imes is making me look prescient. He had eight points, including six in a row early in the half, and was impressive in muscling his way for his first layup.
4) Is freshman Stephan Nwaukoni the new Halil Kanacevic? Nwaukoni displayed the aggressiveness Cassara predicted in picking up five rebounds in reserve duty and was the guy Cassara looked to when Greg Washington picked up his second foul in the final minute.
5) Mike Moore will be fun to watch and a worthy successor to Cornelius Vines in uniform no. 23. Moore scored Hofstra’s first six points—think he was ready for this season to begin?—before going cold, but like Our Man Corny, he didn’t stop firing at will and played with a chip on the shoulder.