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WBB : Orange relies on second-chance points on offensive end in victory

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ With anemic shooting from the outside and arguably its most reliable offensive threat under the weather and struggling to stay on the floor, Syracuse had to find another way to score.So the Orange turned to its one of its few remaining options to beat an inferior team in Coppin State, and pounded the offensive glass to get as many second-chance opportunities as possible.’63 to 42 is a wide margin,’ Carmen Tyson-Thomas said of SU’s rebounding edge. ‘We did what we had to do today on the glass. I think when we do that, we really do have a better outcome. It’s very good for us. That’s what we do, we’re a rebounding team.’Syracuse finished the game with 63 total rebounds, including 33 on the offensive end, to help it overcome its offensive struggles and get a 56-50 win over Coppin State. The 33 offensive boards led to 29 second-chance points, one of few bright spots in an otherwise unimpressive performance. The Eagles finished with 42 total rebounds, 17 of which were offensive and only had 10 second-chance points after being handily defeated on the glass.Not much else went right for the Orange in a game where a stronger opponent would have likely dealt SU a loss, based on the way it played Saturday. Syracuse turned the ball over 27 times, shot 17-for-70 from the field and went 2-for-14 from beyond the arc.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHead coach Quentin Hillsman said after the game that the offensive rebounds and put-back shots are what aided Syracuse on the way to a win.‘Seventeen-of-70, that’s an ugly number,’ Hillsman said. ‘It becomes huge. Obviously, we had 33 offensive rebounds and it probably should’ve been 43 the way we shot the ball.’Adding insult to injury, junior center Kayla Alexander the Orange’s best offensive threat was feeling ill and could only manage a limited number of minutes on the floor. In her place, though, Shakeya Leary stepped in with an admirable performance, scoring 14 points and getting nine rebounds. So even without Alexander, SU wasn’t completely stripped of its inside play.Leary said she didn’t feel any extra pressure in trying to provide the same type of presence that Alexander does.‘It’s no pressure,’ Leary said. ‘She always keeps me motivated. Today, she was telling me just to keep going out there because she was sick. With her words of encouragement, it was pretty helpful tonight.’In a game where Alexander nearly committed as many turnovers (5) as she had points (6), Leary’s strong performance in the low post was crucial. Leary was tied for second on the team with four offensive boards.Syracuse built an early lead off its offensive rebounding. Guard Elashier Hall missed a layup a little over five minutes into the game, but forward Iasia Hemingway scored the put-back attempt to put SU up 8-7.Less than a minute later, after the Eagles retook the lead, guard La’Shay Taft had a 3-point shot clank off the rim and into the hands of forward Troya Berry who made the subsequent layup to get SU the 10-9 lead.Early on in the game, it was clear this was the one area where the Orange could beat Coppin State.‘I’m very happy with our offensive rebounding,’ Hillsman said. ‘That was all effort.’The Orange is one of the top teams in the nation in rebounding, and right now, it’s the only part of Syracuse’s game that hasn’t take a hit. The press Hillsman implemented at the start of the season has begun to falter. Syracuse’s guards are watching their shots bounce off the rim far more often than they fall through the net.For however long those woes continue, offensive rebounding could be what keeps Syracuse in games.Against Coppin State, that was the only place where SU showed any superiority. And really, it had no other way to score effectively.‘I really think that today in the post that it really worked out well for us,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘We did what we were supposed to do in the paint. We did get second-chance opportunities.’cjiseman@syr.edu Published on December 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_isemancenter_img Commentslast_img read more

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Cornerbacks handling preseason concerns

first_imgFreshman Sojourn Shelton will play his first road game as a Badger Saturday in Tempe, Ariz. photo: Andy FateIf there was any certainty surrounding the Wisconsin football team entering the 2013 season, it was centered on the defense. Returning starters could be found all over that side of the ball.The linebacking crew had redshirt senior Chris Borland headlining its returnees, who head coach Gary Andersen has boastfully tabbed multiple times as the best linebacker in the country. The defensive line was anchored by long-haired jolly giant senior Beau Allen, who — other than reminding Badgers ticket holders about bees in their soft drinks — has played in every game in his career.On the back end was safety redshirt senior Dezmen Southward, a well-spoken agricultural business major and one of the best interviewees on the team, the perfect leader for fellow safety, the inexperienced sophomore Michael Caputo. All that was left came at cornerback, where, when compared to the other positions, the cupboard appeared rather bare following the graduations of Devin Smith and Marcus Cromartie.Turnover is one thing, but the uncertainty rose when the returning group tallied a combined one start in their careers, thanks to a one-time start for redshirt sophomore Darius Hillary in 2012. Then it was announced the defensive backfield would display a true freshman starter, the first at any position for the Badgers since center Travis Frederick in 2009. Any questions and concerns were likely warranted.After two games, however, any remaining qualms have been rendered meaningless. They may have started the season inexperienced, but in keeping the scoreboard blank in 2013, those cornerbacks have looked like veterans.“I don’t think it was difficult for us [to transition in]. The coaches preach ‘next man in,’” Hillary said, as the entire department has progressed to do so. “The more film study you watch and the more you practice out here, the more you know … The coaches have helped us with everything moving forward.”That coach is Ben Strickland, a former Wisconsin defensive back himself and also a bit of a newbie in his first year as a full-time assistant. As opposed to having at least one returning starter like he has seen in the past, this year’s group would trot many fresh faces onto the field.As it seemed to Hillary, the coaching staff was likely instrumental in assembling the right mix of corners to stand behind Wisconsin’s talented front-seven. Strickland disagrees, though. He figured having so many fresh faces with no surefire starters made his job a bit easier.“It’s been good creating competition,” Strickland said. “It obviously brings the best out in guys and those young guys have definitely done that. The older guys have set the bar and they continue to push each other.”The older guys he’s referring to would be Hillary and redshirt junior Peniel Jean, the Wisconsin corner with the most experience but no starts. Strickland nominates Jean as the leader of the corners. Hillary insists he’s a leader as well. Both of them might share the role and, in addition to shutting down opposing passing attacks, have played witness to the rise of that aforementioned true freshman, Sojourn Shelton.Arriving early in Madison last spring, Shelton caught some eyes with his play in UW’s spring game. His inexperience still overshadowed his promise until Aug. 31. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. native answered any questions about his place on the field as his third quarter interception kept the driving UMass offense from scoring, a play senior safety Dezmen Southward called “big time.”Shelton considered the interception a statement play, something he tries to do every Saturday, especially as the Wisconsin schedule turns toward stiffer competition this week.“Every game is a statement,” said Shelton. “It’s time to get rolling … I’ve got to just play my role and if I do come up with another pick, all I can do is say thank you to the d-line and those guys.”If he were to come up with another pick, he’ll have all his teammates excited, but he might have a couple of them a tad jealous.“Us corners, we have a tally [of interceptions],” Shelton said. “We’re all fighting for them … we all want to see each other succeed … I know PJ has been saying he wants one.”Alas, there are only so many interceptions to go around.As a group, they’ve yet to allow a pass play longer than 20 yards. Although the competition may not have opened many holes in the secondary, all of them have been shut. Already boasting one interception, a forced fumble and two shutouts, they’ve filled the graduation holes pretty well, too.last_img read more

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Ignisious Gaisah: I’m ready for Ghana return

first_imgGhana’s former long jump athlete, Ignatius Gaisah, says he is open to returning to the country to serve in an administrative capacity.In 2013, Gaisah switched nationalities to the Netherlands after winning Gold medals for Ghana at the Commonwealth Games and multiple African Championships.He is Ghana’s record holder in the long jump, and seven years since leaving the country of his birth, he is ready to come back.“Without education, no matter how experienced you are in your field of sport, you cannot achieve much but, if you add that education to it, you’ll be able to go further”, he told TV3.“So, for the past three years, I’ve been able to do a lot of courses in computer, marketing, and recently, I graduated from the Johan Cruyff Institute in Amsterdam with a Sports Management [degree]”, Gaisah added.“If you ask me if I’m coming to take a position or a specific position in Ghana athletics, I wouldn’t say only in athletics side”, he noted.“My doors are open for all the sporting disciplines in Ghana because if they see my professional service will be needed and they call me, why not? I will come over and help develop sports in Ghana.”last_img read more

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Dumpster crashes onto SUV with child inside

first_imgAccording to Port St. Lucie police, a truck carrying a dumpster made a turn onto SW Savona Boulevard at SW Becker Road early Tuesday morning when the dumpster rolled off the truck and landed on top of an SUV.Two people were inside the SUV at the time, a 39-year-old woman and 7-year-old child. Police say there none of them were injured, however, the SUV was damaged.last_img

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Greatful Rohit Sharma ‘indebted’ to play for country after milestone T20 appearance

first_imgAdvertisement 3ed63NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsauj77oWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ejmvy( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9y4yWould you ever consider trying this?😱bd1fcCan your students do this? 🌚282ooRoller skating! Powered by Firework Rohit Sharma, the man who’s broken some of the gargantuan records in multiple formats in Cricket reached another milestone on Thursday night. The Mumbai bred prolific batsman became the first Indian male cricket player to reach 100 t20i caps.Advertisement Rohit tweeted a pic of him receiving his 100th T20I cap from Shivam Dube. “Be it whichever format, I’m indebted to have this opportunity to do something for the country. I have cherished all these times and will do so forever,” he tweeted.Advertisement In the absence of captain Virat Kohli, Rohit is having a great time leading the blues.The explosive batsman made his India debut in the 2007 t20 world cup and has gone on to score 8000+ runs in ODI’s and 2500+ in t20’s.Advertisement On thursday, Rohit lead the team on the frontfoot scoring 85 off just 43 balls in an innings that was punctuated by six fours and as many sixes. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Calleja already has his defense after almost six months without being able to use it

first_imgThe problem for Javier Calleja it is that that titular defense has not been the usual defense, rather the opposite. They are few times in which Calleja has counted on those four players, since the injuries have taken their toll. Especially in the case of Alberto Moreno, what Add three casualties and more than three months out. Therefore, this defense has only played together on the ninth day and in the match with Espanyol, in which Calleja was able to align the four together.A situation which for the team has been a handicap, since this was one of the bets clear to improve. For Calleja, speed and arrival capacity of the two sides, with those who are looking for attacks and overflow. And between injuries, low forms, and various problems; the side pair formed by Peña y Moreno He has only played two of the 25 matches of the championship. This summer Villarreal faced the preparation of his staff for this campaign with the clear idea of ​​radically changing his defense, seeking to have a completely new starting defense. Thus, the club bet very strongly on that demarcation, in which no resources were spared.Eight million were paid for the side Ruben Pain, something that had never been done. Peña’s is the strongest bet for that position, which sought to have a side of arrival and quality. After Peña, the club managed to convince Alberto Brown, paying him a good contract and thus compensating the one who arrived with freedom to the team.In the center of the defense the idea had always been to recover Pau Torres for the left profile, being clear that it would be a fixed. And for the right profile he continued betting on Raúl Albiol another year, after not achieving his signing the previous year. This time the club did achieve that signing, which was able to sign the key piece of the starting defense.last_img read more

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Lake fish die-off blamed on cold

first_imgResidents may be the ones who have to handle the mess. Funding for the sea’s fish-kill cleanups was cut last year when the Salton Sea Authority eliminated a contract for a boat that scooped up dead fish before they reached shore. “Nobody had any money (to give),” said Rick Daniels, the authority’s executive director. The authority now coordinates regular voluntary cleanups using tools like pitch forks and garbage cans, Daniels said. The next cleanup is scheduled for March 10. The Salton Sea is a 35-mile-long lake stretching across the Imperial and Riverside county line. It faces an uncertain future largely because of agreements rerouting some water to more populated San Diego. Experts believe the lake, dependent on water flows to balance high salinity, is on a perilous track threatening the health of wildlife and humans in the area. SALTON SEA – Hundreds of thousands of rotting fish have been found along the shoreline of California’s largest lake in a rare winter die-off blamed on last month’s cold snap. It’s unclear how many of the estimated 200 million fish died in the Salton Sea, but many were found floating on Friday. Officials said they started noticing the dead fish about two weeks ago. Water temperatures that dropped to the high 50s and lower 60s – considered near-lethal levels for the fish – caused the recent die-off, said California Department of Fish and Game biologist Jack Crayon. “It’s the worst I’ve ever seen,” said Gabe Jensen, a Salton City resident since 1997. “The fish are just terrible. I just got over a cancer treatment and the smell’s not helping me.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Fort St. John approves borrowing $5.5 million to complete sewer project

first_imgIt included constructing a sanitary sewer around 108 Street and the Alaska Highway to provide capacity to that region of the city, at a total cost of approximately $9.45 million. By the end of 2012 the project was not yet fully funded, and was temporarily financed through cash designated for other uses. With the approval of this borrowing, those funds will be replaced for 2013 projects to proceed without having to borrow more.- Advertisement –last_img

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Uganda Cranes Vs Tanzania game date altered

first_imgMoses Basena (left) is not concerned by the change in data I the AFCON qualifier with Tanzania. Photo by Shaban Lubega.FOOTBALL–The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has agreed to move next March’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers to October, 2018.This comes as Uganda Cranes were preparing to host Tanzania in their second group game of the campaign on the weekend of 23rd to 25th of March.Uganda is currently leading group L with three points from one game having defeated the Cape Verde Islands 1-0 away from home with the other two in he group Tanzania and Lesotho playing out a one all draw.“The changes have no effect on our preparations as a nation. Said interim Cranes coach Moses Basena.“We will make sure we are ready for any dates that will be availed to us because we are a big team and don’t have to worry about such issues.“Uganda has a lot of competitions coming up and may be the boys can get a breather.“What I am only hoping is that we can get friendlies too on those dates so as we can step in shape. Concluded Basena.The change of dates for all the qualifying matches means that Africa’s five World Cup finalists can play friendly internationals in March.Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco are the five African teams going to play in Russia next year.With the 2019 Nations Cup finals in Cameroon kicking off in July rather than January there are extra international dates available for qualifiers. Commentslast_img read more

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Announcing the June 2013 Geocacher of the Month

first_imgIf you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, send an email to geocacherofthemonth@geocaching.com. Every nomination must follow these requirements. Please include:Your name, the name of your nominee, their usernameA picture of the nomineeDescription (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Featured Geocacher of the MonthPlease inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award. Nominations for Featured Geocacher of the Month are accepted at any time.Congratulations again to fredrikhast for being recognized as the Featured Geocacher of the Month for June. Share with your Friends:More fredrikhast – Geocacher of the Month for June 2013Geocachers from around the world congratulated their nominees and shared the wonders they offer the greater geocaching community. This time, all three nominees joined in on the discussion. They thanked the other nominees and talked about how amazing the geocaching community is—we agree.Geocachers proved that the most important lessons can be learned from each other, even if we’re divided by international borders, language, or culture.The three nominees for the June Featured Geocacher of the Month make geocaching a more welcoming adventure by vlogging about geocaching, creating geocaching events, crafting coveted geocache hides, and more.The Featured Geocacher of the Month is named by Geocaching HQ after reviewing community input and blog comments. After tallying the sentiment, fredrikhast is officially named the Featured Geocacher of the Month for June 2013.One comment shows fredrikhast’s commitment to geocache quality, “His caches always got that little extra! Great places, amazing stories and a lot of work and love put into his caches makes you feel fantastic when you have logged a “fredrikhast-cache”! I also like to say that I really enjoyed the events Fredrik and his teammates arranged!”Fredrik has also created a popular geocaching YouTube vlog.Fredrik will receive the earned, never for sale, collector’s edition Featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Featured Geocacher of the Month hat and a certificate acknowledging his contribution, signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com. See a list of all the Featured Geocachers of the Month here.The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional) Meet some of previous Featured Geocachers of the Month SharePrint RelatedGeocacher of the Month Nominess for June 2013 – Add Your CommentsJuly 2, 2013In “Community”Announcing the March 2013 Geocacher of the MonthApril 12, 2013In “Community”Geocacher of the Month Nominees for July 2013 – Add Your CommentsAugust 2, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

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