Men’s Basketball blow past West Virginia by 31

first_imgprintTCU guard Owen Aschieris hits on one of his four free throws against West Virginia en route to a career-high four points. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.There’s no place like home for the Horned Frogs as they secured a 31-point victory, 98-67, over West Virginia Tuesday. The win improves their record to 13-3 overall and 2-2 in the Big 12.Six of the eight Horned Frogs to see the floor Tuesday night scored in double figures with guard Desmond Bane leading all players with 26 points, a season-high, and guard Alex Robinson notching a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists.“You want to take care of the ball versus their over-plays and denials, and I thought we did a good job of that, we made our threes,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “I would’ve liked to have finished a little bit more at the rim, but obviously 12-of-28 from three and 20 assists to go with turnover numbers that you would like against this team.”TCU guard Desmond Bane lays-in two of his season-high 26 points against West Virginia. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.After trailing 5-2 to begin the night, TCU ripped off a 19-2 run to take a 14-point lead, 21-7, and never looked back.The Horned Frogs would take a 20-point lead into the break, 48-28. Efficient three-point shooting factored into TCU’s success in the first half as they shot 56 percent, 5-of-9, from behind the arc. Noi, Miller, Robinson, Kendric Davis and Lat Mayen all connected from distance in the first 20 minutes.Mayen, a redshirt freshman from Australia, has dealt with multiple injuries during his time at TCU, including a torn meniscus in his right knee in December of 2017 and a bone bruise in his right leg that he suffered this summer. Against West Virginia, he totaled a career-high 12 points and six rebounds.“He was huge for us, and we knew he was always going to have an impact on the game, it was just a matter of getting him healthy,” Robinson said. “We got to experience it for a full year now.”TCU forward Lat Mayen hits one of his three made free throws against West Virginia on his way to a career-high 12 points and six rebounds. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The second half picked up right where the first left off. The Horned Frogs went on an 18-8 run to begin the second half with 12 of those points coming from Noi and Bane.Another player who had a career-night to cap off a career week was sophomore guard Owen Aschieris.He was surprised by a campus police officer during a team film session that he would be put on scholarship for the spring semester Monday.“It’s really hard to describe because so much work went into this, and it’s been a crazy journey going from high school and not being recruited to the women’s’ scout team, and then walking on,” Aschieris said. “So many people behind me and to get this scholarship and talking [to the media] right now, I’m going to need a few days to let my mind chill.”His teammates were overjoyed to see his hard work rewarded.“He deserves it, over the summer, I thought I worked pretty hard,” Bane said. “The moment he got on the team, he was pushing me to get in the gym, trying to get up a 1,000 shots a day this summer, I thought that this dude is crazy. I was trying to shoot with him, but my shoulder was getting stiff and locking up on me.”Aschieris and the Horned Frogs will look for their first Big 12 road win this season at 3 p.m. on Saturday in Manhattan, Kan. against the Kansas State Wildcats.“It’s going to be tough at Kansas State, they have an extremely great student section there and atmosphere, and it’s an interesting set-up, all the fans come down,” Robinson said. “If we prepare the way we did today and hold them to under 40 percent shooting, we should be fine.”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Previous articleFootball add transfer quarterback to rosterNext articleTCU’s network leaves students, faculty with irregular wireless connection Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. ReddIt Linkedin ReddIt Facebook + posts Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podell TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU guard Owen Aschieris hits on one of his four free throws against West Virginia en route to a career-high four points. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Linkedin Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collierlast_img read more

Cotton conference

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaAnyone who wants the latest information about cotton production and marketing should attend the first annual Georgia Cotton Conference at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center Jan. 29-30 in Tifton, Ga.The conference will include the Georgia Cotton Commission annual meeting, the Georgia Quality Cotton Awards ceremony and educational workshops given by experts with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Registration is free. For more information, call (229) 386-3412 or go to the Web site www.ugatiftonconference.org.last_img read more

COVID-19: Ministry, House agree to postpone 2020 PON in Papua

first_imgThe Youth and Sports Ministry and House Commission X agreed on Tuesday to postpone the National Games (PON), which were initially scheduled to be held from Oct. 20 to Nov. 2 in Papua, as the country is struggling to contain the spread of COVID-19.“Regarding the [new] date, month, year of the PON, the ministry will consult with the President on the matter,” the head of House Commission X overseeing education and sports affairs, Syaiful Huda, said.Syaiful Huda reported that Minister Zainudin Amali had agreed to postpone the sporting event considering the delay in sports equipment procurement and lack of athletes’ preparation as a result of the pandemic. “Some sports equipment manufacturing countries are struggling with the pandemic,” he said.Read also: Olympics postponement gives Indonesian sports stakeholders breathing space“Some equipment must be imported from Europe, China or Japan. It would be impossible for those countries to meet the deadline for PON within five months,” Syaiful said, adding that the auction for the sports equipment should have been done by July of this year.The athletes have also been struggling to prepare for the games as they are faced with movement restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19, which had infected almost 5,000 people and killed over 400 in Indonesia as of Tuesday. The postponement of the PON comes following the rescheduling of the ASEAN Para Games, which was expected to be held from Oct. 3 to 9 in the Philippines, but has been pushed back to March 21 to 27, 2021 and the Tokyo Olympics which have been postponed to July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021, after initially being scheduled for July 24 to Aug. 9, 2020.Read also: Sports leagues across Indonesia suspend play to slow spread of COVID-19Following the postponement of the sporting events, the Youth and Sports Ministry’s Rp 270 billion (US$17 million) budget for 2020 Olympics National Training Camp (Pelatnas) was trimmed last week adjusting to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s call to reallocate funds from the 2020 budget to the COVID-19 pandemic.House Commission X had demanded an intensive communication between the Sports Ministry and the Finance Ministry to reallocate the budget for athletes, officials and those in the sports field who were affected by COVID-19.“Some retired athletes and active ones have lost their income because of the postponement of many sports events this year,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

Lily Valley Sharks defeat Road Stars in Roseau Valley Basketball League semi-finals

first_img 18 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img On Thursday 20th, the Lily Valley Sharks defeated the Elvis Welding Services Road Stars by the final score of 75-72 pts. The sharks came into this game, though not playing the excellent basketball that they are capable off, but full of confidence, after an exciting best of 3 series against the R.C. Bullets, which they overcame, the previous week. The Road Stars on the other hand, had finished with the best overall record of all the teams in the league, and topped their zone, and secured a first round bye. They were on a week’s rest, before this important game. The road stars were without key players, Thomas Felix & Patrick Lafonce, while the sharks were without Ricky Toussaint, and may have also lost Earl “Jo-Bob” Matthew, who may have seem to have abandoned the team, since he has not played the last 6 games. The referees for the night were Jeff Murdock & “Mc’doe”.This loss for the Road Stars is considered an “upset”, as this should not have been. But, in basketball… or sports on a whole, anything can happen. The 1st quarter began, and it was all about the Road Stars. As usual, the Sharks had all the support, with the basketball arena filled, but with 80% of the crowd support, for the sharks. Yet, this could not help them, as the Road Stars dominated on all fronts. They closed off the quarter, leading by 8 points, 17-9. The 2nd quarter included a lot, or was identical to the same dominance of offence & defence, belonged to the Stars, although the sharks did show some signs of life in this quarter. The Stars still kept the lead all through and closed the half leading by an increased lead, this time by 11 points, 38-27. This half was not a very high scoring one, but it still belonged to the Road Stars. By the 3rd quarter, the game was more open, with the Sharks creating a lot of chances and giving themselves an excellent chance to get back into the game, and this was exactly what they did. The might, Craig St. Rose, contributed 17 points out of the Sharks 24, in this quarter. The game was still very tight and anxious as the Road Stars did not give up, but continued to work extremely hard to keep the lead. The quarter closed with the Sharks trailing by only 4 points, 55-51. The crowd was now back in it, and ready to lead their team to victory, with their support in the 4th quarter. The 4th quarter brought a lot more excitement than the opening 3. The Sharks were now back in the game, and baskets were now being traded on both ends of the court. There was a bit of panic from both teams, and supporters, as no one wanted to lose this match. This game brought back memories of the previous night when the Upper Village Hoosiers threw away a 26 point lead and loss against the Fond Canie Rebels. The same thing happened to the Road Stars as they had now thrown away their lead and were not trailing with about 4 minutes to go. The game came down to the wire, when the Stars were down by 5 pts, but a 3 pointer from Fitzgerald Daniel put them back within 2 points. But this was not enough, as the Sharks held on for a 3 point victory, and huge upset. They lead the 3 game series 1-0.Top performers for Sharks were; Craig St. Rose – 29 pts, 6 reb, asts, Clinton Charles – 13 pts, 2 asts and Lester Denis – 11 pts, 3 astsTop performers for Road Stars were; Fitzgerald Daniel – 29 pts, 7 asts, 2 stls, Julian Isles – 18 pts, 9 reb, and Javeed Joseph – 9 pts, 4 reb, 2 astsSchedule of games; Friday – 7:30 p.m. – Fond Canie Rebels vs. Upper Village Hoosiers, Saturday – 7:30 p.m. – Lily Valley Sharks vs. Elvis Welding Services Road Stars and Sunday (If Necessary) – 7:30 p.m. – Fond Canie Rebels vs. Upper Village Hoosiers.By: Edgar George NewsSports Lily Valley Sharks defeat Road Stars in Roseau Valley Basketball League semi-finals by: – April 20, 2012 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Rape suspect falls

first_imgPasco was detained in the Mina police station’scustodial facility. Artemio Pasco, a resident of thevillage, was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 6:10 p.m. onNov. 11, police said. ILOILO City – Charged with rape, a45-year-old man was arrested in Barangay Cabalabaguan, Mina, Iloilo.center_img No bail bond was recommended for histemporary liberty./PNlast_img

Petraeus begins term as professor

first_imgRetired U.S. General and CIA director David Petraeus began his tenure as the Judge Widney professor last week.The title distinguishes esteemed individuals in a particular field. Petraeus earned a Ph.D. in international relations from Princeton University, but at USC, he will be working with many different schools and programs. His involvement will range from programs for veterans to energy use and the economy.The beginning · General David Petraeus lectured for the first time as part of USC’s faculty, centering on energy and the U.S. economy. – Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojan Petraeus guest lectured for the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study last week, when he discussed the revolutions in energy, information technology and manufacturing, and how these changes could possibly boost the U.S. economy.USC has 875 veterans currently enrolled and 120 more students are part of Price School of Public Policy’s ROTC program. Petraeus is also the faculty adviser for the USC Veterans Association. He began his tenure by speaking with researchers from the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families. Through cooperation with the Institute for Creative Technologies, the center has developed a virtual human avatar, which will allow the School of Social Work to study the needs of veterans and their families.As part of his first official week as a professor at USC, Petraeus also opened a national conference for the Price School of Public Policy concerning veterans’ transition from war to home and lectured for the Marshall School of Business to the first class of students in the Master of Business for Veterans program.Petraeus said his decision to join the faculty of USC was influenced by his belief in USC’s rising potential and by the school’s attention to the service sector.“USC is in the middle of a surge,” Petraeus told USC News. “USC has a great faculty, great students and the weather’s fantastic. It’s hard to beat.”last_img read more