NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 11

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ At 5-8, Arellano is still just two games behind in the Final Four, but the Chiefs must step up in their next games if they want to make it to the postseason.7. Sidney Onwubere – F, EAC Generals19.0 points, 9.5 reboundsLast Week: N/AEAC remained in the running in the Final Four race, but could not extend its streak to three after suffering an 84-79 defeat to Arellano on Friday.But that wasn’t because Sidney Onwubere didn’t fight for the Generals, as the senior forward gave everything for his side.Still, EAC’s performance should be lauded given that it’s playing without its starting frontcourt, and coach Ariel Sison made it clear that the Generals will go for broke to reach its goal of making it to the Final Four. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ricafort eager to bring energy, help motivate Maroons LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up View comments Just when you thought there’d finally be some clarity in the NCAA, the Final Four race just got more muddled.Pacesetters Lyceum and San Beda have now clinched their respective seats in the semifinals, while cellar dweller Mapua has been the first team to get the boot in the tourney.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut the seven other teams still have a crack at the last two spots, with a bounce here and a run there potentially deciding who will make it to the next round.Before that, let’s first take a loot at this week’s best seven players in the NCAA.1. Bong Quinto – F, Letran Knights21.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 assistsLast Week: N/A Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award CJ Perez remains a force to be reckoned with for Lyceum, and his greatness is underscored with his supporting cast also delivering.The energetic forward showed that there’s no such thing as a second round slump for him, getting his bearings back to do it all for the Pirates in their 94-83 win over Perpetual.Lyceum may have clinched a twice-to-beat in the Final Four, but Perez knows there the tougher wars still ahead and their 13-0 record won’t mean nothing if the Pirates don’t get the job done in the playoffs.3. Javee Mocon – F, San Beda Red Lions19 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assistsLast Week: 2Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJust like Perez for Lyceum, Javee Mocon’s performance was once again the catalyst in helping San Beda notch its 11th straight victory.The hardworking forward’s performance should largely be credited in keeping the Red Lions in the thick of things, especially after their gritty 65-60 victory over JRU on Friday.But Mocon shouldn’t be alone in hoisting the flag for the Mendiola crew, and coach Boyet Fernandez needs Robert Bolick to rekindle his thunder if San Beda dreams of retaining its NCAA title again later this season.4. Renzo Navarro – G, San Sebastian Golden Stags16 points (5/6 3PT), 3 assistsLast Week: N/ARenzo Navarro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe littlest man of the court once again made the biggest impact in the clutch for San Sebastian as Renzo Navarro took the spotlight for his side.The diminutive guard waxed hot from downtown, going on a near-perfect clip as he unfurled 12 of his 16 points to aid the Golden Stags nab the huge 73-61 win over St. Benilde. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steady is the word for Bong Quinto.The stocky scorer has kept the ship afloat for Letran as it got itself back on track, snapping its three-game losing skid and forcing a third place tie with JRU.Coach Jeff Napa said that the Knights have finally addressed their issues after that funk, and with Quinto being one of the team’s leaders, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if they secure one of those elusive Final Four seats sooner than later.2. CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates21 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 stealsLast Week: N/AADVERTISEMENT Though San Sebastian evened its standing at 6-6, it should find a way to be more consistent if it wants to break its three-year Final Four drought this season.And the only solution for that to happen is for guys like Navarro to churn out solid numbers to compliment the stable showing of Michael Calisaan.5. Rey Nambatac – G, Letran Knights19.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.5 assistsLast Week: N/AOnce again, Rey Nambatac showed that he can be a threat for Letran with or without the ball.The senior guard allowed his teammates to shine in the Knights’ 84-73 win over Arellano on Tuesday.But with Letran seeking revenge against first round tormentor Mapua, Nambatac exploded for 17 first half points to steer his side to an 88-79 victory, enough for it to once again get itself in the conversation as one of the favorites to snare those last two spots.6. Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs23.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.5 stealsLast Week: 6For the third straight week, Kent Salado has found himself still at the sixth spot of this list.That’s what you get after another even week despite another solid showing.Salado’s numbers weren’t enough for Arellano to pull off a triumph against Letran on Tuesday, losing 73-84, but with Michael Cañete providing the much needed support, the Chiefs halted their two-game slide on Friday and remained alive in the playoff race. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Head of U.S Health Experts Arrives in Liberia to Ebola Fight

first_imgThe head of a team of 50 U.S health experts promised by the U.S. Government arrived over the weekend in Liberia.The US government, through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention recently announced plans to send 50 public health experts to West Africa to help fight the deadly Ebola Virus.In fulfillment of that pronouncement, Timothy M. Callaghan, head of the team of health experts assigned to Liberia arrived in Monrovia over the weekend.According to an Internal Affairs Ministry release, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy Madam Sheila Paskman said, the team was deployed to support the Liberian government’s efforts toward eradicating the Ebola virus from Liberia.The team, she said, will provide support in Technical areas of coordination and cooperation as well as ensure Center for Disease Control (CDC) step up its response.Timothy, accompanied by US Embassy officials, immediately visited Internal Affairs Minister Morris M. Dukuly, who is Co-chair of the National Task Force on Ebola.During his visit over the weekend at the Internal Affairs Ministry, Timothy M. Callaghan disclosed that additional 15 health experts are expected in Liberia.He said the team is expected to collaborate with other U.S. government agencies that are already operating in Liberia such as the CDC and USAID, among others.In response, Minister Dukuly expressed his delight and lauded the United States government on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who chairs the National Task Force on Ebola for fulfilling a significant promise in a timely manner.He described the United States as a historical traditional partner who has always stood by Liberians and the nation as a whole.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Change cannot wait”, say concerned Guyana Goldfields shareholders

first_img…urge entity to hold meeting soonThe group of concerned shareholders of Canada-based Guyana Goldfields Inc, who has called for a shakeup of the company’s leadership over claims of poor performance and declining stock prices, is urging that the meeting requested over a week ago be held urgently.Last week, the shareholders who together own not less than five per cent of the issued and outstanding shares of the company, announced that they have requisitioned a meeting for the purpose of reconstituting the entire Board with new experienced, accountable and qualified directors capable of fixing performance issues, leading a share price recovery and executing a value-maximising transaction. The ‘concerned shareholders’ also provided a list of nominees who they want to replace the current Board of Directors.In a statement on Friday, the shareholders noted that under applicable rules, the Board must honour the request by calling a meeting within 21 days of the requisition. According to the shareholders, this meeting is urgently needed to halt dramatic value-destruction and improve the company’s performance. As such, they are urging the current Board of Directors to respect the rights of shareholders in the period before the requisitioned meeting.Moreover, the shareholders are warning the Guyana Goldfields’ Board of Directors to refrain from self-serving or defensive actions that are detrimental to shareholders’ rights.“Shareholders are telling us that they’ve had enough of the dramatic value-destruction that has occurred under the stewardship of this Board and are seeking a new path, with new Directors, who can turn things around. They share the concerned shareholders’ view that the longer it takes to change the Board, the worse things are going to get for shareholders,” said Patrick Sheridan, one of the largest shareholders and founder of the company.In Friday’s missive, Sheridan, who is also a former Executive Chairman and former Director of Guyana Goldfields, expressed gratitude to other shareholders whoGuyana Goldfields Inc operations in Guyanahave reached out to express support for the ‘concerned shareholders’ Director nominees and related proposals.“In just one week, the overwhelming support that we’ve received from shareholders who have contacted us is a testament to the strong desire for change at Guyana Goldfields. On top of this, and even more disconcerting, is the number of investors who have told me they have dumped their stock or that they won’t invest in Guyana Goldfields because they no longer trust the competency of the current Board,” Sheridan related in the statement.To this end, the concerned shareholders are urging the Board to refrain from any self-serving or anti-shareholder defensive actions that inhibit shareholders’ ability to exercise their legal rights.It was noted that the concerned shareholders have formally written the Toronto Stock Exchange, asking the body to monitor any proposal made by Guyana Goldfields for signs of entrenchment, shareholder dilution or attempts to structure around regulatory shareholder approval requirements.According to Friday’s missive, the Guyana Goldfields has lost over CAD$1 billion in value since 2016 because of the Board’s operational failures, irresponsible actions and risky decisions. To add insult to injury, it added, while shareholders have lost over 80 per cent of their investment since 2016, the Board has continued to reward itself handsomely and has offered no plan to turn things around.In contrast, the concerned shareholders said their nominees are putting forward a clear strategy to optimise operational performance, repair the relationship with the Government of Guyana, and turn the share price around and execute a value-maximising transaction.“The Board has demonstrated an inability to stop the freefall of the Company’s share price. Enough is enough,” said Sheridan, adding that “We ask that the Board promptly set a meeting date and allow Guyana Goldfields’ shareholders the opportunity to determine the appropriate stewards of their company and save their investment.”In its last performance review – 2018 third quarter operational and financial results in October – Guyana Goldfields reported its gold production guidance was revised downward to 150,000–55,000 ounces as grades have not rebounded as quickly as anticipated in the fourth quarter. This represents a reduction from the previous range of 175,000-185,000 ounces of gold. Consequently, cost of sales was also revised to US$1030-US$1055 per ounce and all-in sustaining costs of US$1025-US$1050 per ounce, and cash cost (before royalty) of US$660-US$685 per ounce for the year.  Meanwhile, back in August, the Canadian mining company confirmed its intentions of laying off approximately 80 local workers in a bid to consolidate its operations. Aurora Gold Mines’ Public Relations Officer, Leon Roberts, had explained that the company would be focusing its operations at Aurora, located in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), thus cutting back operations from its Greenfield prospect, also located in Region Seven.Guyana Goldfields’ Country Manager is Executive Member of the African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA), Violet Jean-Baptiste, while another ACDA Executive Member, Eric Phillips, is also a consultant with the Canadian-based mining company that is current facing the heat for its poor performance.last_img read more

Govt to set up Committee to oversee sale of GuySuCo’s lands

first_imgAs Government moves towards liquidating assets of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to ensure that the downsized industry remains economically viable, a committee will be established to oversee the sale of the sugar lands.This is according to the Director General at the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP), Joseph Harmon.Speaking on the divestment of GuySuCo’s assets, Harmon noted that with the valuation completed, the process has started to facilitate the sale of the sugar corporation’s lands that are no longer needed by the “new GuySuCo”.“We’ve had to establish a State’s Land Sales Committee that will ensure there is transparency in the disposal of these assets because, in our modern history, this will be the largest transfer of assets by the State to the Private Sector,” he revealed.According to the Government’s spokesperson, it is important to ensure that all the processes are transparent and open so that no one can question the process and say one buyer benefited more than another.“So that is being done right and that activity for the sale of lands that are not going to be part of the new GuySuCo, will commence very shortly,” Harmon posited.The sale of these lands is intended to raise money to sustain the downsized sugar industry, which only has three estates operating and is still facing financial troubles.Previously, GuySuCo had sold a portion of its lands to the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) and according to President David Granger on Friday, he has instructed that the agency purchase more lands to facilitate Government’s housing drive.“Some lands will be coming out of sugar… But when those lands become available, I’ve asked Central Housing and Planning Authority [and] the Minister of Communities [Ronald Bulkan] to put in a bid for lands for low-income settlements,” the Head of State told residents on the East Bank of Demerara during a visit.In May 2017, Government announced plans to close the Enmore and Rose Hall Sugar Estates, sell the Skeldon Sugar Factory, reduce the annual production of sugar, and take on the responsibility of managing the drainage and irrigation services offered by GuySuCo. Subsequently, in November of that year, GuySuCo announced plans to retrench 2500 workers by the end of that year. That number increased substantially and ended up being over 7000.Government then established the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) under the National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL) to take over the divestment of GuySuCo’s assets that were earmarked for sale. The SPU recruited PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) to conduct a valuation of the assets to be privatised and divested. That process was completed and the Unit had met with some of the bidders last October.However, Harmon explained to reporters on Friday that because the valuation process was lengthy, they now have to re-engage persons and companies that had initially expressed interests in purchasing the factories.“You had interests by several companies and because [the valuation] took a little while, some of those interests have waned and so we have now to re-establish contact with some of the parties who’d expressed an interest in the first place. So that is going on and that’s a very active issue right now,” the Director-General at the MOTP said.During that meeting last year, among the areas the bidders had concerns about was the state of the equipment and factories.But Government had secured last year a $30 billion bond, through commercial banks, both in Guyana and the region, as part of the diversification initiatives.Just over a year after securing the bond, Government has repaid some $132 million in interest owed on the $30 billion bond.“The first payment came up on 24th of [May]. We have been able to make that payment, with some stress. But we did make it, we didn’t default on it. The interest is $1.6 billion. The next payment is in November. Every six months,” Finance Minister Winston Jordan told <<>> earlier this week.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has been critical of Government’s move to secure the bond, saying that it is putting the country in further debt unnecessarily. In fact, at his weekly press conference on Thursday, Jagdeo lamented on the lack of transparency with the monies.“No transparency, whatsoever, surrounding this large bond of $30 billion – mostly of which is available to the SPU and they’re spending it as their personal money. No transparency and now we have to pay back for it, the taxpayers of this country,” the Opposition Leader stated.last_img read more

England squad back jeered Gomez, says Chilwell

first_img0Shares0000England defender Joe Gomez was booed when he came on against Montenegro © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 15 – Ben Chilwell has told Joe Gomez he has the backing of England’s squad after the Liverpool defender was booed against Montenegro following his row with Raheem Sterling.Sterling was left out of the Euro 2020 qualifier by England boss Gareth Southgate after the Manchester City star grabbed Gomez in an altercation at the team’s training base earlier this week. The incident is believed to have been caused by lingering ill-feeling following Sterling’s clash with Gomez during Liverpool’s Premier League victory over title rivals City on Sunday.With Sterling sidelined, it was Gomez who was jeered by England fans when he came on as a second-half substitute in the 7-0 rout of Montenegro at Wembley on Thursday.Both Sterling and Southgate condemned the crowd’s reaction and England left-back Chilwell insisted no player should be abused by their own fans.“I have known Joe for a long time and it is not nice to hear that sort of thing,” he said.“No one deserves to get booed, everyone is behind Joe. He is a great player and a great guy and we all support everyone.“I just want and everyone wants the fans to get behind the whole team. We are going to support Joe and Joe is a very strong character.“He played well when he came on and we are all behind him.”Gomez appeared to be the victim in the incident with Sterling, but the pair are said to have buried the hatchet and Leicester defender Chilwell is adamant the bust-up is already old news.“Joe is a strong character. He has been great this week in training. His normal self. We all moved on from it the day after it happened,” Chilwell said.“We are going to be supportive of him and behind him.“Everyone has moved on from it in the camp. We just want everyone else, the fans, to move on from it as well.”0Shares0000(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Rents go higher for apartments

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSouthern California has ranked among the West’s hottest rental markets for several years. In the five-county Bay Area tracked by RealFacts, rents averaged $1,374 in March, a 5 percent annual increase, while rents in Santa Clara County – Silicon Valley’s hub – averaged $1,359, a 5.8 percent increase. Rent increases also are accelerating in Seattle and Nevada’s major markets, RealFacts said. SAN FRANCISCO – Apartment rents are increasing more rapidly in many of the West’s major markets as the economy produces more jobs and rising interest rates prevent more people from buying homes, according to statistics being released today. The average apartment rent in March rose by at least 4 percent in nine of the 20 Western markets surveyed by RealFacts, a Novato-based real estate research firm. Rents rose fastest in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, an inland Southern California region that has become a refuge for people who can’t afford to live in the Los Angeles metropolitan area – the West’s most expensive rental market, according to RealFacts. Apartments in San Bernardino and Riverside have climbed by 7.3 percent in the past year to an average of $1,097 in March, RealFacts said. Renters paid an average of $1,484 for an apartment in Los Angeles and Orange counties, a 6.7 percent increase from last year. last_img read more

When are the Premier League 2017/18 fixtures released? All you need to know

first_img1 Find out when the full Premier League fixture list will be revealed Now the season is over, one of the things fans look forward to before the start of the new campaign is the fixtures release date.The first and last game of the season, derby day home and away and the clashes against the big teams are usually the first things we check out.All 20 teams have been confirmed in next season’s Premier League, with Hull, Middlesbrough and Sunderland being replaced by Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield.So get these dates in your diary and check out all you need to know about the announcement below…When are Premier League fixtures for the 2017/18 season released?On June 14 at 9am [BST], all 380 fixtures will be announced. These dates will be subject to change, due to television coverage and cup clashes etc.You will be able to see the full list of these matches on talkSPORT.com, as well as a breakdown and some key clashes to look out for.When does the Premier League 2017/18 season start and finish?The opening day of the new campaign is on August 12, 2017 and it will conclude on May 13, 2018.You will be able to follow the whole of the season by listening to live and exclusive commentaries on talkSPORT and talkSPORT2. Check out all the coverage of what will be another exciting season with previews, reports, interviews, reaction, transfer rumours and more on talkSPORT.com.last_img read more

DONEGAL HURLERS RECEIVE NICKY RACKARD ALL-STAR AWARDS

first_imgJamesie and Ronan pick up their awards.Donegal’s hurlers are gradually getting the recognition they deserve after trojan efforts in recent years.Two of the county’s best known stars were at the National Convention Centre in Dublin last night for the GAA All-Star Awards.Well done to Mc Cumhaills’s Jamesie Donnelly and Burt’s Ronan Mc Dermott who collected Nicky Rackard All-Stars. The lads were deserving winners of these prestigious awards and it’s great to see Donegal Hurlers being recognised on the National Stage.DONEGAL HURLERS RECEIVE NICKY RACKARD ALL-STAR AWARDS was last modified: November 7th, 2015 by StephenShare 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) Tags:donegalHURLINGNICKY RACAKRD ALL-STAR AWARDSlast_img read more

Town is abuzz over their Bobcats

first_img Boron (10-2) has given local residents a lot to talk about this year. The Bobcats, who escaped the quarterfinals with a 21-20 victory at Bishop, have outscored opponents 405-78 during a 10-game winning streak. But they haven’t yet met a team quite like Aquinas (11-1), led by brothers Dozie and Chike Amajoyi, who have combined for 4,079 yards rushing. A blue-collar town primarily made up of multiple generations of mining families, Boron has a long tradition of supporting the football team, which has won four section titles (1969, 1993, 1994 and 1998) since its 1960 inception. This year’s team is especially big in Boron circles because of its ties to history. The Bobcats feature several players from families that have long lived in Boron. Brad Kostopoulos, the star senior running back, is the son of principal Paul Kostopoulos, a former Boron quarterback who led the 1972 team to the section championship game and coached the 1994 team that won a section title with just 18 players. Sophomore receiver/defensive back Devan Mattox is a third-generation Bobcat. His grandfather, Charlie, played on the 1969 championship team. His father, Larry, is an assistant coach. “Bobcat pride is something we all grew up with,” said senior quarterback James Smith, a second-generation Bobcat. Said Boron coach Todd Fink said: “The community here is involved, and I’m not sure that happens everywhere. This is one of those rare places where everyone is so close because it’s so small.” The team’s success comes on the heels of some lean years. Boron had to cancel its 2002 nonleague schedule because it didn’t have enough players to field a team, and it was 1-9 the following season. The program’s turnaround began last year, when the Bobcats won the first of back-to-back Desert Mountain League titles. Despite a minuscule student population – its enrollment of 188 is by far the state’s smallest among public schools fielding 11-man teams – Boron competes in Div. XII against schools many times its size. The small-school Desert Mountain League moved up to Div. XIII in 2002 because the Southern Section uses past success, not enrollment, as the primary criteria for divisional realignment. “For us to play in Div. XII, especially against some of the teams that are five times our size, it’s a testimony to the kids that they’re still alive in the playoffs,” Paul Kostopoulos said. The football team has, in many respects, taken on the town’s personality. The players’ camaraderie extends beyond the football field. “We’re a really close-knit group, just like the town,” Brad Kostopoulos said. “Most of us have played together since we were 8 years old.” They also reflect the mining town’s toughness with an intensely physical playing style. “It’s just that hard-nosed mentality we have out here,” Brad Kostopoulos said. “We’re always a physical-type football team, and we may not always win, but we’re going to outhit every team we play.” Boron residents are counting on that. “From what I’ve heard, that team they’re playing is really good, so it’s going to be a really good game,” Johnson said. Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 gideon.rubin@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BORON – Amid the long miles of barren desert hillsides and dry lake beds in southeastern Kern County, and adjacent to one of the world’s largest open-pit borax mines, sits a small piece of Americana. “Welcome to Bobcats country!” reads an inscription painted across a tiny wooden Boron High football field snack shack. A town of about 2,000 near Edwards Air Force Base, Boron is about two hours from metropolitan Los Angeles geographically, but it has a look and feel that more closely resembles a rural Texas outpost. Boron residents say everybody in town knows everybody, “and if we don’t, then we know you’re new.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals With limited entertainment options – the nearest movie theater is an hour’s drive away – the local high school sports scene is Boron’s biggest attraction. Nothing in Boron is bigger than the football team, and these days, the Bobcats have the town abuzz over their first deep playoff run in years. Boron, the Antelope Valley’s final football team standing, plays host to top-ranked Aquinas of San Bernardino in a Southern Section Div. XII playoff semifinal at 7:30 tonight. And the way local residents are talking, a forecasted winter storm that might even dump snow on the town is unlikely to deter the Bobcats’ faithful. “When people come in here, that’s pretty much all they talk about,” said Jen’s Barber Shop owner and Boron alum Jennifer Johnson, the winning pitcher when the Bobcats’ softball team won the Div. VI Southern Section title in 2000. last_img read more

Ellingson Sweeps Weekly Valley Awards

first_imgPrint Friendly Version ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University senior Brady Ellingson (Menomonee Falls, Wis.) has been named both the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Player and Newcomer of the Week, the league announced Monday, Jan. 21.The graduate-transfer is the second Bulldog to sweep the league’s weekly honors this season and one of just 19 players in league history to accomplish the feat.Ellingson led the Bulldogs to a pair of conference wins last week over Bradley and Missouri State with 40 total points on torrid shooting. He shot 14-of-19 (.737) from the field and 12-of-17 (.706) from the three-point arc in those wins.Against Missouri State, matched a career-high with 25 points by shooting 9-of-10 from the field and a staggering 7-of-8 from the three-point arc. His seven three-pointers tied for the seventh most in a game in school history and he made his first seven shots of the game including a 5-of-5 start from the three-point arc to finish the first half with 17 points. He also added three assists in the win.In the 17-point road win at Bradley he scored 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the three-point arc.Ellingson is the MVC leader in conference three-point shooting in league games by converting at a 61.5 percent (24-of-39) clip against conference foes.Ellingson and the Bulldogs return to action Wednesday at 7 p.m. when they host Evansville at the Knapp Center.last_img read more