COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Falcons pull off upset of No. 11 Dallas Baptist in overtime

first_imgSportsCollegeLocal News Pinterest If you are the 11th-ranked team in the nation, seeing the UTPB men’s basketball team at the other end of the court should be cause for concern.Six days after defeating then No. 11 St. Edward’s, the Falcon were at it again, this time against Dallas Baptist, the team that supplanted the Hilltoppers in the polls.It did take a little extra effort, and few extra minutes of waiting when the lights in the gym went out, for UTPB to complete the upset.Jordan Horn’s 3-pointer with less than a minute to play, moments after the lights came back on, proved to be the game-winner as the Falcons edged the No. 11 Patriots, 99-97, in overtime in Lone Star Conference play Friday at the Falcon Dome.Jordan finished with a game-high 28 points, with 23 coming after halftime.“The shot felt good when it left my hand, but I wasn’t sure,” Horn said. “All I know is that having to come back after the lights went out, my legs were killing me, having to wait around.“This was a really good win for the team, but we know that we have to come focused tomorrow (Saturday) because they are going to be mad and motivated to play better and we have to match that.”The two-game series concludes at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Falcon Dome.Quinntez Grimes added 21 points for the Falcons, who improved to 8-6 overall, 7-6 in conference. Trevion Lamar finished with 15 and Adam Rivera 10 in the victory.Ricky Lujan led Dallas Baptist (9-2) with 27 points, with Chandler Jacobs adding 24, Cameron Kahn 19 and William Heather 15 in the loss.Lujan had a good look with less than five seconds to play, but watched his shot carom off the rim to be rebounded by UTPB Malik Brikat.“I don’t know that anyone’s ever played the No. 11 team four games in a row,” UTPB men’s coach Josh Newman said. “We’ve talked about playing our best basketball moving forward and we have on the board right now ‘The Process’ and we really started to say on Jan. 14 that we needed to reembrace the process.“And I’ve thought the last two games our guys have done that, they’ve played unselfish, they’ve valued the ball the last two games. I thought our guys competed and I thought defensively we locked in.” Twitter Twitter Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 30, 2021 center_img TAGS  Previous articleWOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB holds off Texas Woman’s UniversityNext articleJazz finish sweep of Mavericks 120-101 for 11th straight win Digital AIM Web Support Facebook COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Falcons pull off upset of No. 11 Dallas Baptist in overtime WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Despite 102 combined shots Syracuse ties Bemidji State, 0-0, in season opener

first_img Published on September 29, 2017 at 11:07 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34 Syracuse (0-0-1) tied Bemidji State (0-0-1), 0-0, in its season opener Friday night at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minnesota. Despite 102 combined shots in 65 total minutes, neither team could net their first goal of the year.Abbey Miller was a stalwart in goal for the Orange, facing 47 total shots and saving all 30 that were on target. The senior’s shutout received aid from senior defender Dakota Derrer, who paced Syracuse with six blocked shots.The Orange had three power plays in the game, one in each period of regulation. The first came just 1:44 into the contest, thanks to an interference penalty on the Beavers. The advantage was one of the best opportunities of the night for Syracuse, which got off six shots during the two minutes but couldn’t capitalize. The Beavers dominated the puck for the remainder of the first period and played even in the second. An attack by the Orange late in the third period almost won the game.After squandering its third power play of the game earlier in the period, the Orange returned the favor and killed a Bemidji State power play. It was the last time either team would be on the power play. With 4:12 remaining in regulation, SU came alive. The Orange took seven shots in the last four minutes of the period, all on goal. In a flurry, Syracuse unleashed four shots to end the period, two of which went on goal, but to no avail.Both sides combined to attempt six shots (five on goal) in overtime, but neither team could find the back of the net and the game ended with zeroes across the board.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse is back in action Saturday with a rematch against Bemidji State at 4:00 p.m., concluding the first weekend of the season. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports: No. 17, tie, Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers Pitcher

first_imgName: Clayton KershawTitle: Pitcher, DodgersAge: 26The best pitcher in baseball over the past four years has the hardware to prove it, collecting three NL Cy Young awards only to top it with a National League MVP in 2014. The first pitcher to win an MVP in 46 years is the centerpiece of the largest payroll in baseball having signed the largest ever contract for a pitcher in January of 2014, a seven-year, $215 million contract. The Dallas, Texas, native has also made his mark off the field with extensive philanthropic efforts during his young career. Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports• Introduction• Photo gallery of Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports• Dramatic change in Los Angeles sports power structure Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

Hawthorne under pressure at St Jago

first_imgHawthorne under pressure at St Jago… Axe looms for veteran as Wolmer’s also parts company with entire staffFollowing the recent restructuring of the Wolmer’s Boys School track and field programme, another high profile high school coaching job is reportedly on the line.Christopher Harley is the first major casualty following last month’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, with the team’s uninspiring performances said to have upset several influential members of the school’s support.As a result, Harley, who took over as head coach in 2012, along with his entire coaching staff, was shown the door at the Heroes Circle – based school earlier this week.The Wolmer’s programme will reportedly be overseen by past student and patron Stephen Francis, who runs the powerful MVP Track Club.Harley may have some company soon, with sources telling The Gleaner that long-time St Jago High school boys team coach Danny Hawthorne may also soon find himself on the sidelines, with a large section of the Monk Street-based school’s past student body pushing for a new direction.Hawthorne, a veteran, who has guided the likes of Yohan Blake and Nickeal Ashmeade over the years is under immense pressure as he is, according to several sources, seen by some of the programme’s backers to be incapable of guiding the school to a championship.St Jago’s boys finished in fourth position at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, 112.5 points behind winners Calabar, with Wolmer’s – winners in 2010 under David Riley’s leadership, finished 10th this time around after managing 50 points.St Jago’s last boys’ title came in 1993.The Gleaner tried to get in contact with both coaches but was unsuccessful.last_img read more

MOPI, GGMC team up to bring relief to commuters

first_imgLinden-Lethem road conditionThe condition of the road operators are forced to traverse in seeking their daily breadThe Public Infrastructure Ministry stated that it is working to put measures in place to address the deplorable state of the Linden to Lethem road which has been creating major challenges for residents and road users.In an invited comment to Guyana Times on the issue, the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Krest Cummings, said that the Ministry’s Chief Hinterland Officer met with Guyana Geology and Mines Commission officials earlier in the week to collaborate on bringing a resolution to the issue.She said the Ministry acknowledged the hardships associated with the deplorable condition of the roads and as a result is working assiduously in bringing relief to commuters in the shortest possible time.Route 72 minibus operators have complained bitterly of the deteriorating condition of the trail which they are forced to use to transport passengers and goods as a means of earning their daily bread.They described the trail as a “death trap” and bashed the Public Infrastructure Ministry for paying zero interest in conducting long-term repairs to that trail which is the only access to those areas.The trail has been in a deteriorated state for years and worsens during the rainy seasons after which minor substandard repairs are done on certain patches and the problem continues to recur.Several minibus operators who ply the Mahdia to Georgetown route were forced to park their buses due to the deplorable condition of the only access road. The bus operators were forced to halt their services until the weather pattern and the state of the road improves. The road, according to the operators, is almost impassible as a result of the persistent heavy rainfalls.Meanwhile, other operators also expressed dissatisfaction with the Administration and called on the President to intervene. A bus operator on Wednesday took to social media calling on the President and Ministers responsible to intervene in order to bring a long-term solution to their plight.The operator, whose minibus was stuck on the trail for several hours on Wednesday morning, posted a video of the dilemma and blasted the Government for their clear lack of concern or interest in the citizens of this country.The man, (name withheld) lambasted Government for heavy taxes they are enforcing on citizens and questioned what is being done with the taxpayers’ monies. “What y’all doing with the taxpayers’ money? It is not right; this is an injustice to humanity for the Ministers to be enjoying the benefits of taxpayers’ money while the taxpayers suffering tremendously. There is no consideration for the people,” he argued.He urged the relevant authorities to seek new ways of tackling this issue and suggested that they offer contracts to small contractors giving them responsibility for sections of the road and holding them accountable for ensuring the job is done and maintained at a proper standard.The operator called on the Public Infrastructure and Communities Ministers to look into the situation urgently while calling on President David Granger to use his office to address the wrongdoings in those Ministries.last_img read more

Football Welcomes the Moundbuilders on Saturday

first_img Southwestern Game Notes Live Audio Drake Game Notes Live Stats Live Video center_img Buy Tickets Story Links DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University football team welcomes NAIA member Southwestern College (Kan.) to Drake Stadium on Saturday at 6 p.m.Saturday’s contest is the first meeting between Drake and Southwestern. The Bulldogs opened the season with a tough 77-7 loss to South Dakota last week, while the Moundbuilders came out on the short end of an offensive shootout, falling to Hastings College, 52-35. Fourth-year head coach Rick Fox and his Bulldogs were picked to finish fourth in the Pioneer Football League Coaches Preseason Poll, as they return nine all-PFL performers and 18 student-athletes that started at least one contest in 2016. Fox welcomes back a strong core group, cemented by the team’s four captains, fifth-year seniors Tanner Evans (DL), Ryan Lemke (OL) and Payson Wick (OL) and senior Nathan Clayberg (OL). The Bulldog ground game ran by committee in the season opener with senior Tyler Updegraff and sophomores Taylor Murph and Isaiah Skinner getting call. Updegraff scored his first collegiate touchdown, while Murph and Skinner both made their collegiate debuts. Fifth-year senior Mack Marrin battled through injury most of last season and is looking like he is getting back to his 2015 form when he posted a league-best 8.5 sacks among 12.5 tackles for a loss and earned first-team all-PFL honors. Last week, Marrin recorded four tackles, half a sack and a pass breakup. Southwestern begins year three under head coach Brad Griffin and welcomes nearly 70 new athletes. The Moundbuilders young squad is led by freshman running back Keyshawn Wyatt. In his collegiate debut, Wyatt recorded a game-high 128 yards rushing on 14 carries. Junior quarterback Christian Gordon accounted for all five of SC’s touchdowns in its season opener and also racked up 254 yards of total offense (186 passing, 68 rushing). Senior linebacker David Ashilonu leads the Southwestern defense, as he registered a team-high 12 tackles last week. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

‘Schools deserve better’ – Education leaders in Donegal slam Budget 2020

first_imgEducation leaders in Donegal have slammed today’s budget saying school leaders and pupils have been ‘short-changed’. The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) led a nationwide campaign to ensure that every politician in Dail Eireann was educated on the challenges facing our primary education system.School leaders say class sizes are supersized, leaders are not supported, and the system grossly underfunds the running of primary schools to the tune of €46 million per year. West Donegal native and INTO Secretary-General, John Boyle, said: “Ireland’s national ambition to become the best education and training service in Europe by 2026 can’t be secured if our pupils and school leaders are not adequately supported.“Our school leaders deserve better – we need to see a restoration of assistant principal posts in our schools and teaching principals need a minimum of one leadership and management day per week.John BoyleBoyle added: “Despite acknowledging the class size differential in small schools and the school funding challenges facing all of our primary schools, today’s budget will do little to lower class sizes to eurozone levels or reduce the funding pressures facing schools.”“Regrettably, in the first school year of the new decade, class sizes in Irish primary schools will still be the largest in the Eurozone. “Ireland’s expenditure on primary education will remain in the bottom half of the European league and primary school leadership will continue to be neglected.”“Our prudent and legitimate calls for a reduction of one pupil in all classes, the restoration of school capitation to pre-recession levels of €200 per pupil and supports for primary principals including middle leadership teams and more administrative release time have been ignored by the government.“We simply cannot become the best if we fail to invest in the best.”‘Schools deserve better’ – Education leaders in Donegal slam Budget 2020 was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Songs for Christmas 2016

first_imgDonald Trump’s SongOh, the weather outside is frightful,But the new AC is delightful,I’ll tell you what I’ve always felt:Let it melt! Let it melt! Let it melt!Polar bears these days are thinkingThat the ice cap seems to be shrinking,I’ll tell you what I’ve always felt:Let it melt! Let it melt! Let it melt!The heat shows no signs of stopping,And the corn in the fields is popping,I’ll tell you what I’ve always felt:Let it melt! Let it melt! Let it melt!We expect a most wild ride,Because it’s so hot outside,I’ll tell you what I’ve always felt:Let it melt! Let it melt! Let it melt! I’m Dreaming of a Cold ChristmasI’m dreaming of a cold ChristmasJust like the ones we used to know,With pies on the tableAnd a climate that’s stableAnd snowmen made of real snow.I’m dreaming of a cold ChristmasJust like the ones in years gone by,With fewer forest fires,And leaders who weren’t liars,When warm weather didn’t make us cry.I’m dreaming of a cold ChristmasWith every Christmas card I writeWith temps (please!) in a normal range —And no threat of rapid climate change. Donald Trump Is Coming To TownYou better watch outYou folks at DOE,You better not pout,Because, you’ll see:Donald Trump is coming to town.He’s making a listAnd checking it twice;He’s gonna find outWho’s naughty or nice:Donald Trump is coming to town.You’re thinking of retiring?And how you want to time it?Well, Trump will soon be… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more