Abilene Christian Sweeps First Cross Country Awards of 2018

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Kevin Kipkosgei and Carnley Graham are the Southland Conference cross country athletes of the week, the league announced Tuesday.Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.The Wildcats are idle this week, returning to action Sept. 14 at the Texas Tech Invitational in Lubbock. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Women’s Athlete of the Week: Carnley Graham, Abilene Christian – Jr. – Prosper, TexasThe junior from Prosper, Texas, dominated the 41-competitor field at ACU’s home meet, finishing her 6K race in 22:29:2 — 80.2 seconds faster than Arianna Lopez of Texas Tech. The victory was the first of Graham’s cross country career to go with three track and field race wins.Honorable Mention: Alex Eykelbosch, McNeese; Arina Kleshcukova, New Orleans, Andrea Abeyta, UIW. Honorable Mention: Markus Schweikert, Central Arkansas; Grant O’Callaghan, Southeastern Louisiana; Garrett Cortez, UIW. Men’s Athlete of the Week: Kevin Kipkosgei, Abilene Christian – Fr. – Eldoret, KenyaKipkosgei won his collegiate debut against runners from Texas Tech, Angelo State, UT Permian Basin and Ranger College, clocking an 8K time of 26:26:33 at ACU’s Naimadu Classic. The freshman from Eldoret, Kenya, finished 9.2 seconds ahead of the runner-up, Stephen Alvarez of Texas Tech.last_img read more

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Lo Celso one of few shining lights as Tanganga has day to forget vs Wolves

first_imgTOTTENHAM twice threw away a lead to lose 3-2 at home to Wolves as their makeshift side made it two Premier League defeats on the spin.Steven Bergwijn capitalised on the home side’s early pressure when he stabbed home a rebound on 13 minutes but Matt Doherty swept a similar one in against the run of play just 14 minutes later.13 It was an afternoon to forget for most of Tottenham’s players but Giovani Lo Celso can leave with his head held highCredit: Reuters13 Lo Celso tried to make things happen as Spurs lack of strikers came back to haunt them againCredit: Getty Images – Getty13 Japhet Tanganga will not want to watch the highlights of this one in a hurryCredit: Getty Images – GettySerge Aurier’s left-foot beauty just before half-time saw Spurs lead 2-1 at the break but it all fell apart for the North Londoners in the second-half.Diogo Jota toe-poked one home from close range before Raul Jimenez turned Japhet Tanganga inside out before curling home the winner with 17 minutes left.Spurs drop below Wolves to seventh after the defeat and here’s what SunSport’s William Pugh thought of Tottenham’s individual performances.PAULO GAZZANIGA – 5Couldn’t do much with any of Wolves’ goals.Some handbags with Jimenez in the second-half but did nothing to suggest he will keep Hugo Lloris out the team when he returns from injury.SERGE AURIER (subbed off, 82 mins) – 6Lively first period and got involved with Spurs’ attacks but allowed Ruben Vinagre to cross for Wolves’ first-half equaliser.Scored a sumptuous left-footed peach just before half-time to send his team in at half-time with the lead.13 Spurs went in at half-time with a 2-1 lead thanks to Steven Bergwijn and Serge AurierCredit: PA:Press Association13 Bergwijn wheeled out his signature celebration after giving Spurs an early leadCredit: AFP or licensors13 Moura and Aurier wheeled out a funky celebration of their ownCredit: Getty Images – GettyDAVINSON SANCHEZ – 4One to forget.Was a spectator for all three of Wolves’ goals and Jose Mourinho would have expected more as the most senior of the three centre-backs on the pitch.ERIC DIER – 5Looked a little out his depth as a makeshift centre-back.Should have cleared Vinagre’s cross which led to Doherty’s goal and always seemed a half-yard off the pace.JAPHET TANGANGA (subbed off 75 mins) – 4Tough afternoon.Ball deflected off him and into Doherty’s path for Wolves’ goal to make it 1-1.Could have cleared if he had sorted his positioning and feet out earlier.Sat down by Jimenez for Wolves’ third and made some rash positional decisions when trying to deal with Adama Traore.13 Bergwijn pounced on a rebound after Alli’s shot was savedCredit: Getty Images – Getty13 The Dutchman gave the hosts hope early onCredit: AFP or licensorsBEN DAVIES (subbed off, 90+1) – 5Mucked in going forward but Wolves had a lot of success down both wings – particularly Traore against the Welshman.Got a whack in the nose in the first-half which looked serious but he was able to carry on.Booked for a strong tackle on Doherty as Spurs chased the game late on.HARRY WINKS – 5Uninspiring performance from the stand-in captain.Transitioned the ball well but was a victim of Spurs’ light-weight midfield.Booked for bemoaning Davies’ booking near the end.GIOVANI LO CELSO – 7Got about Wolves early on as Spurs started in electric fashion.Quietly involved in everything meaningful the North Londoners did going forward.Kept the ball moving throughout and his performances will bear far more fruit once Tottenham’s natural goalscorers are back.Boooked for a cynical foul on Traore as the muscle man tried to break on the hour mark.13 Aurier scored a peach just before half-timeCredit: Getty Images – GettyLUCAS MOURA – 5Very very quiet afternoon.Needs to be doing more in the absence of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min.DELE ALLI – 6Integral to everything Spurs did going forward in the first-half.It was his shot that led to Bergwijn’s opener but he missed a sitter of a header to make it 3-1 to Spurs just before Jota pulled it back to 2-2.Will be remembered for the miss rather than some of the more promising things he did as stand in striker.STEVEN BERGWIJN – 7Reacted quickest to stab in the rebound from Alli’s shot to open the scoring.Busy for the remainder but another victim of Spurs’ striker crisis.Will be more productive when he has an out and out centre-forward back to feed and to feed off.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderSUBSTANGUY NDOMBELE (replaced Tanganga) – 5Helped Spurs chase for the late equaliser but couldn’t make pressure pay.GEDSON FERNANDES (replaced Aurier) – 5Nothing of note when he came on.TROY PARROTT (replaced Davies) – 5No time to make an impact.13 Matt Doherty made it 1-1 against the run of play after 27 minutesCredit: PA:Press Association13 The right-back was Wolves’ man-of-the-matchCredit: PA:Press Association13 Raul Jimenez scored the winner on 73 minutesCredit: Rex Features13 The Portuguese got revenge after Jan Vertonghen scored a late winner for Tottenham at Molineux during December’s return fixtureCredit: PA:Press AssociationMan Utd striker Marcus Rashford set to hand England huge Euro 2020 boost by returning in time for tournamentlast_img read more

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Multiple errors proved Warriors’ undoing against Sharks

first_imgAs has been customary for much of 2017, multiple errors and repeated knock-ons on Friday ultimately proved the Warriors’ undoing.Despite another decent showing up front, where the Warriors outran the Sharks with the ball, the defending premiers ran in four tries to two to cement their place in the top four with five regular-season games remaining.The Warriors are on the precipice and will have to win their last five, which include tough matches against Canberra and Manly to have any chance of a top-eight finish.Coach Stephen Kearney watched on as the Warriors again squandered chances and gifted the Sharks easy tries.Kearney backed his process-driven approach, post-game, saying finals qualification was secondary to week-by-week improvement.Yet his frustration with the side’s simple errors was clear.”The light’s getting dimmer and dimmer, there’s no doubt about that. But it’s never been about that,” Kearney said.”It’s been about improving from week to week, and the point I made to the group in the sheds afterwards is that’s the most important part.”We’ve got five games left. That’s my focus for the players, my tip for them – to attach themselves to that process.”In a mostly tight first half, Ken Maumalo failed to judge a Sharks grubber kick and gave Kurt Capewell the easiest of tries after four minutes, before Mason Lino’s 32nd-minute knock-on allowed Fa’amanu Brown to score.The Sharks’ first two tries – both against the run of play – sandwiched a juggling Solomone Kata intercept try in the 29th minute.There was a brief Warriors rally in the second half, with Lino putting Bodene Thompson over to get his side back to within two points.Former Warrior Sosaia Feki went over on the left edge in the 62nd minute, restoring the Sharks’ eight-point buffer, before Jayson Bukuya capitalised on a Matt Prior line break to score the Sharks’ fourth and wrap up the result.Both teams will also have injury concerns, with Thompson suffering a shoulder injury and Brown taken off on a medicab after being knocked unconscious by a Sam Lisone high knee.Lisone was placed on report.Photo: PhotoSport Solomone Kata in action for the Warriors.last_img read more

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Lae cricket begins this Saturday

first_imgLCA president Rajitha Ratwatte said the competition will begin with four teams taking part this year- Taraka Nightriders, Malahang Heroes, Kings of Salamua and the Markham Warriors.“LCA has been running the competition for probably well over 10 years now. Thus we had the privilege to have 2 players (Damien Ravu and Billy Maha) in the PNG A cricket team that played in the Pacific Games,” said Ratwatte.He said that the competition will be held at the main showground and Unitech oval for the duration of the season.“We are looking for crowd support to attract sponsors as we have a lot of work to do to develop the venues.“Our showground venue is really fantastic and in fact the National Regional Championship was held there this year as your grounds in POM were under construction for the Pacific Games,” said Ratwatte.last_img read more

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Álvaro Giménez: “Marking half that last year would be happy”

first_imgFor his part, Filip Malbasic arrives from Tenerife, where the coach did not have the Serbian, “I had problems in Tenerife, when the Cádiz offer arrived I was glad because it is a very good opportunity. I did not enter the plans of the master, so they got a good opportunity for me, now to work in Cádiz “.The Serbian striker is happy with his debut, “I am here to do my best. We got a very important point against Zaragoza.” In addition, he acknowledges in a humorous tone that the teammates have not recriminated the goal he scored on the penultimate day of the 2017/18 season, which left the yellow team at the gates of the ascent play off.Óscar Arias: “The president is responsible for the renovation of the Mr.”The sports director of Cádiz has analyzed the winter market. He is satisfied with the work done despite the difficulties They have found. He claims to be in tune with the cadista coach.Pretensions winter market. “Given that the winter market is more complex than the summer market, because it is smaller, expectations are reduced and complex, I think we have improved in certain situations as demanded. We have enabled the departure of players who were not having a lot of participation and we have looked for players who raise the level We are happy with the additions and the exits We have not been able to find that left-handed player, we are in the line of what the coach wants The options that we have considered have not come out. Most of the players who play in that demarcation usually do it with a changed leg, so there aren’t many options. “ Álvaro Giménez has highlighted his arrival at “a historic club, which has the objective of promotion”. Regarding the responsibility of defending the Pichichi Trophy from last season it is clear that the key is “work and try to make things go well, with half the goals that last season would be very happy.”The ilicitano knows that it will be difficult to make a hole in the eleven, “now we are four, it will cost a lot to play, with work you will try to win the position, but always with companionship. “As for his time in the English league, the player acknowledges having grown “in recent months I haven’t played what I wanted, but I’m not sad and I have improved a lot. “ Left-handed end “We work on what the coach asks. Several names have been discussed, but in the end the circumstances have not occurred. We are in the line of play that the coach wants. Perea is being very important in that demarcation, if we could have found a player who played with that natural leg would have been a help. “Manage strikers “We have the top we had before the market, we had four and we still have four. A priori we give more resources and potential to the team.”Objective. “Cádiz is the first, we have been there almost all season. We want to take a twist to continue in that fight. The market opens when it opens and that is when you have to find improvements.”Álvaro Cervera renovation. “I will not talk about that issue. That is what the president is doing. We have already said that Álvaro will be here until he wants to.”First Division Euphoria. “I think that nobody here has talked about promotion at any time, but of being ambitious, we cannot deny that we are up and that we have been there all year, we will try to do everything possible to stay there. Ambition is not subtracted, all we have the same thing in mind, we know we can fall if we don’t do things right. “Worse performance in the second laps. “What we try is to improve, the guarantees do not exist in football. The truth is that the players have performance levels and there are some better than others, but it does not guarantee us anything. We have a very definite identity stamp and we must emphasize in that because it works for us. “Cádiz B objectives. “Sometimes there is confusion, Cádiz B as a team is not the important thing, the important thing is the players that are in that moment of formation so that they have the maximum options to play in the first team. There is a competitive aspect, that they have to compete , but the difficulties they encounter with other teams that have marked objectives, makes them have deficiencies. “Subsidiary incorporations. “Marc Baró, on the left, is something different from what we had. Viedma can be important, we know him well from Sevilla and he has a very high level. Hicham is going to give us packaging, he has made a great effort to come here, it is a player who has shown that he wants to continue growing and succeed in football. All the players of the branch try to have the maximum guarantees of playing in the first team. “last_img read more

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Lancaster urged: Watch for gangs

first_img“These people are not heroes,” Deeley said. “These gang members, they shoot people from behind, (they attack people) five-on-one. They’re not going to stand up to a neighborhood that’s standing up against them.” Deeley cautioned against confronting suspected gang members, saying private citizens should provide as much information to law enforcement as possible. “We’re asking people to get on the telephone and give us information,” Deeley said. “We survive by getting information from the public; that’s the key to solving crimes anywhere.” The rapid emergence of Antelope Valley criminal street gangs has alarmed many local residents. Lancaster gang detail Sgt. Derek Yoshino said about 5,000 local gang members have been tracked in a database, and about 10,000 have passed through the Antelope Valley since 2001, when the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Operation Safe Streets program came to the area. LANCASTER – If we build it, they will run. That’s the message Lancaster sheriff’s station Capt. Carl Deeley wants to get out to local residents interested in helping law enforcement’s crime prevention efforts but fearful of retaliation from organized criminal street gangs. Deeley said by banding together and forming Neighborhood Watch groups, private citizens concerned about potential retaliation can effectively intimidate the intimidators. A newly formed grass-roots group called Antelope Valley War on Gangs and Crime is seeking public involvement in its crime-fighting effort. At its first public meeting on Monday, the group distributed information on volunteering in crime-prevention efforts including Neighborhood Watch groups. Sheriff’s investigators have identified 63 criminal street gangs in Palmdale and 113 in Lancaster, with varying memberships, Yoshino said. He said it can take several months before a Neighborhood Watch is officially sanctioned by law enforcement, but the public doesn’t need to wait that long to provide information that could help law enforcement solve crimes. He said the best way to start the formation process is by communicating with neighbors and organizing meetings, which can be at a home, church or business. Yoshino advises residents to be proactive, noting that even in neighborhoods that haven’t reported much crime, street gangs could already be scouting homes seeking easy targets. He said most Antelope Valley street gangs don’t have historical ties to neighborhoods and blocks as do L.A.-area gangs, so they might be more willing to set up shop elsewhere. “Someone in that neighborhood needs to get the ball rolling,” Yoshino said. “Once it gets going, you’ll start to see a remarkable difference.”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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Boeing earnings and revenue taking flight

first_imgBoeing has bet its more fuel-efficient Dreamliner will win more of the lucrative market for long-range, midsized planes than the Airbus A350. Boeing’s plane is expected to begin service in May 2008, while its first flight is targeted for late August. Meanwhile, Airbus continues to struggle with its superjumbo A380, the world’s biggest passenger airplane, which has been beset by two-year delays that have prompted customers to cancel their orders for cargo-versions of the plane. “Because the markets and our customers are accepting our technology, the backlog represents to all of us at Boeing both a huge opportunity and a big burden to get it done properly,” McNerney said. The company’s commercial airplane division delivered 106 planes as its revenue climbed 7 percent to $7.6 billion. The unit’s operating profit remained largely flat at $706 million, compared with $703 million last year. Boeing’s integrated defense systems division saw its revenue climb 7 percent from the year-ago period, while its operating profit slipped 4 percent to $784 million. Boeing reaffirmed its previous 2007 guidance, saying it expected to have revenue between $64.5 billion and $65 billion, while earning between $4.55 and 4.75 per share. In 2008, the company said it expects to have revenue between $71 billion and $72 billion, while earning between $5.55 and $5.75 per share. Financial analysts called the company’s performance mixed, even though results surpassed Wall Street forecasts. “Some investors may be disappointed that guidance, which remains well below consensus expectations, did not improve,” JPMorgan analyst Joseph B. Nadol III wrote in a research note.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We are off to a good start in 2007,” said President and Chief Executive Jim McNerney. “Our record backlog, increasing productivity, and the progress of our development programs have us on track to achieve our growth and productivity objectives.” Chicago-based Boeing earned $877 million, or $1.13 per share, in the quarter ended March 31, compared with $692 million, or 88 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue climbed 8 percent to $15.4 billion, beating Wall Street expectations. During the year-ago period, Boeing had revenue of $14.3 billion. On average, analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial forecast earnings per share of $1.01 on revenue of $15.02 billion. The company said its backlog climbed 23 percent to a new record – $262 billion – thanks to strong commercial plane and defense orders. CHICAGO – Boeing Co. put more pressure on its European rival Airbus Wednesday in the dog fight for the slot as the world’s No. 1 airplane maker. Boeing reported a 27 percent boost in first-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street projections, while its backlog surged to another record level. Meanwhile, its revenue grew 8 percent. “Boeing is gaining market share and doing it very profitably. That’s a tough competitor,” said Richard Aboulafia, an airline analyst with Teal Group. “Usually, it’s a choice: market share or profit. To be able to do both at this rate is a serious threat for Airbus.” Earlier this year, Boeing surpassed Airbus in plane orders, but the European company delivered more aircraft and held its position as the world’s top airplane manufacturer. Boeing is expected to outpace Airbus’ deliveries next year. last_img read more

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Conservative film movement wants fair share of nation’s screens

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s not an election season, but a party convention of sorts took place last weekend in West Hollywood as the Liberty Film Festival showcased conservative film. And having wrapped its September event in Dallas, the American Film Renaissance festival is planning a Hollywood event in January to similarly lift the red-state reel. Both festivals debuted in the heated Kerry-Bush campaign, when fervent campaigning for the Massachusetts senator by the left wing of the entertainment industry galvanized right-minded filmmakers to step into the fray. Both festivals also debuted in the wake of “Fahrenheit 9/11” and the Michael Moore firestorm. With the campaign over and Moore frenzy in a lull, what would filmmakers focus on to counter the left? Last year, the Liberty festival included “Celsius 41.11,” a documentary rebutting “Fahrenheit 9/11,” and the documentary “Michael Moore Hates America.” This year’s festival featured the Ron Silver-narrated “Broken Promises: The United Nations at 60,” as well as covering topics ranging from immigration (“Cochise County, U.S.A.: Cries from the Border”) and terrorism (“Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West”). There were panel discussions on the Hollywood blacklist, screenwriting, financing and distribution, and film and TV production. Notable guests included talk-show hosts Michael Medved and Larry Elder. And as the Liberty festival lifted up perennial classic film favorite John Wayne with a screening of “The Searchers,” both conservative film festivals take on a heroes vs. villains dimension of their own that makes for a fiery intersection of Hollywood and politics. Before last year’s Liberty festival, I spent much time immersed in the conservative film movement, hearing the filmmakers’ beefs with the entertainment industry and seeing some of the work offered up in response to leftist bent in mainstream film. This past year, I’ve spent more time in the mainstream entertainment industry, meeting conservatives within who would rather not jump into this movement but are far from ashamed of how they vote. These industry conservatives aren’t necessarily shy about sharing their political views with entertainment colleagues if prompted but aren’t keen on political squabbles escalating into something that creates an intolerable working environment or breaks valuable working relationships. Many who identify themselves as part of a conservative film movement take the position that those closeted should not remain so, but should become vocal instruments of change in turning the tide of left-leaning film. The movement, some theorize, needs all the foot soldiers it can get if it’s going to shake up Hollywood. The goals of the conservative film movement are usually defined as asserting the right of right-wingers to work in Hollywood – though the degree to which political preference affects those in Tinseltown anecdotally ranges from blacklisting to a non-issue – and to foster the propagation of films that reflect more “red state” values. Yet these values don’t necessarily have a uniform on-screen translation. At the last American Film Renaissance festival, a voting panel picked the best movie of 2004. First place was reverent religious blockbuster “The Passion of the Christ,” second place was animated family flick “The Incredibles” and third was politically incorrect romp “Team America: World Police.” And the vote was close between these extremely different films. So you have the wing championing more family-friendly or Christian-friendly fare, and the wing that defines conservative filmmaking as not being constrained by political correctness or being free to mock liberalism. Sometimes the two viewpoints overlap. And among Republican voters in Hollywood, one generally finds more social moderates and stronger fiscal and defense conservatism. Because of the industry, one also finds across the political spectrum more wariness of those who might promote censorship in various forms. “Good Night, and Good Luck,” “Jarhead” and similarly politically tinged flicks will have their runs at the box office. The left is omnipresent on-screen. Hollywood conservatives of all stripes can choose whether to join the political reel fight in a rebellious movement, or to focus on making audiences laugh and cry in the mainstream studio system and beyond. Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News. E-mail her at bridget.johnson@dailynews.com.last_img read more

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Hittner and McGlynn Named Enterprise Bank MVC Scholar-Athletes of the Week

first_img2017-18 Drake Missouri Valley Scholar-Athletes of the WeekSept. 6 – Josh Yeager – Men’s Cross CountrySept. 13 – Kyle Brandt – Men’s Cross CountryOct. 4 – Kyla Inderski – VolleyballNov. 28 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballNov. 28 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballDec. 6 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballDec. 6 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballDec. 13 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Nick McGlynn, Men’s Basketball Hittner helped Drake win its first two MVC contests over Valparaiso and Loyola, averaging 11.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game while shooting 8-of-12 (66.7 percent) from the floor and 3-of-5 (60.0 percent) from behind the three-point line. In the Valparaiso victory, Hittner scored 11 points, grabbed four rebounds and handed out four assists. She was 3-for-3 from behind the three-point line. Against Loyola, she scored a game-high 12 points to go along with three rebounds and three assists. In Drake’s final non-conference game at then No. 25/25 Iowa, Hittner poured in a career-high 27 points with 21 points coming in the final two quarters. She added six rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal. This season, Hittner is averaging 14.3 points per game, which ranks fourth in the MVC. She also ranks fourth in the conference in shooting at 45.7 percent, eighth in free throw percentage at 80.3 and 14th in the three-point shooting at 36.4 percent. This is the second career MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week honor for Hittner, who holds a 3.94 cumulative grade point average in business studies. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes are evaluated on their athletic performance during the period. ST. LOUIS – Sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) of Drake women’s basketball and junior Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) of Drake men’s basketball have been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. The two student-athletes were honored for their performances during the period of Dec. 18-31, 2017. McGlynn and his teammates won their first two MVC games to sit 2-0 for the first time since the 2007-08 season. He averaged 10.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in the Bulldogs’ four most recent games while shooting 54.8 percent. McGlynn opened MVC play by averaging 14.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. In the league opener against Bradley, he finished with an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double, his third double-double of the season, and made two critical free throws with seven seconds left in the 66-64 win. McGlynn followed that with 17 points and seven rebounds in the win at SIU on 7-of-13 shooting and two assists. This is the first career MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week award for McGlynn, who owns a 3.62 GPA in media production. To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Falls in Overtime At South Dakota

first_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines ESPN3 PDF Box Score Monahan made two free throws with 21 seconds left in regulation as Drake held a 81-77 lead. But South Dakota followed with a three-pointer that cut the deficit to one. Becca Hittner was fouled but made just 1-of-2 free throws that extended Drake’s lead back to two points. The Bulldogs rebounded the Coyotes miss on the next possession but turned it back over as USD forced a jump ball and held the arrow that led to Arens’ buzzer-beater. South Dakota’s (3-0) Monica Arens banked in a runner in the lane at the buzzer of regulation that force overtime with the score 82-82. Chloe Lamb started extra time with a three-pointer for the Coyotes but it was quickly answered by Drake (2-1) redshirt sophomore Kierra Collier own three. HTML Box Score Story Links Collier scored a career-high 27 points for Drake. Sara Rhine finished with her third-straight 20-plus performance with 23 points. Brenni Rose recorded her first career points/assists double-double with 15 points and a career-high 10 assists. Monahan added 14 points while Allie Wooldridge scored eight points off the bench. Arens grabbed an offensive rebound on South Dakota’s next possession that allowed a Coyotes layup to go up two points. The teams then each had empty possessions before Monahan missed one of two free throws that made the score 87-86 USD. However, it would be as close as the Bulldogs could get as Ciarra Duffy made a pair of free throws and Chloe Lamb hit a three-pointer as the Coyotes pulled away and kept Bulldogs at bay making 10-of-12 free throws down the stretch. Drake and South Dakota traded baskets at the start of the game before the Bulldogs ripped off a 10-0 scoring run helped by forcing five Coyotes’ turnovers. Drake, which led by as many as 14 points in the opening quarter, went cold for a spell that allowed South Dakota pull to five points, 22-17, at the end of the quarter. Watch Livecenter_img Creighton 11/16/2019 – 6 PM Next Game: Drake started the third quarter on fire, pushing its lead up to 17 points at the 7:45 mark with Monahan’s short jumper. However, South Dakota answered with a 12-0 run that forced a timeout by Drake head coach Jennie Baranczyk. Following the timeout, Collier kept the possession alive and found Rhine for a huge bucket that stopped the Coyotes’ run. VERMILLION, S.D. – In a matchup of espnW’s top mid-major women’s basketball teams the South Dakota Coyotes rallied for a 102-94 overtime win over Drake University Wednesday night at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Full Schedule Roster Despite several Bulldogs battling foul trouble, including Hittner and Rhine, they held off the Coyotes in the second quarter helping lead 47-37 at halftime. In the period, Collier scored nine, Monahan knocked down two threes for six points and Wooldridge had eight points. With little time left in the third quarter, Rose rebounded her own miss and found Hittner, who hit a short jumper to give Drake a 65-62 lead going into final quarter. Drake welcomes a familiar foe Saturday night to the Knapp Center when longtime rival Creighton visits. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. and the game will be streamed on ESPN3.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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