No. 5 Islanders Handle No. 8 Cowgirls in First Round

first_img“We just came out with more intensity,” said Mbamalu. “We accentuated since July that we wanted to be playing good when March rolls around,” said Chadwick. “That’s all we talked about.” Second team all-conference guard Brittney Mbamalu scored 22 points as the fifth-seeded Islanders used a 19-6 run in the second quarter to eliminate the No. 8 Cowgirls 75-52 in the opening round of the Southland Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Merrell Center on Thursday afternoon. Mbamalu hit five of A&M-Corpus Christi’s seven three-pointers while the Islanders limited McNeese (12-18) to 32.8 percent shooting. Box Score | Photo Gallery | ESPN3 Replay | HighlightsKATY, Texas – Eight days after losing at McNeese in the final regular season week, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi emphatically settled matters. “I think they hit some big-time shots in big time moments,” said Cowgirls coach Kacie Cryer. “Credit to our kids. They didn’t give up and that’s been our theme this year. We don’t give up.” Mbamalu bounced back from her 4-for-15 effort in the previous meeting against McNeese, hitting two of her treys from beyond NBA range and finished with her sixth game this season with at least 20 points. When A&M-Corpus Christi wasn’t forcing McNeese to miss, they made the most of 18 Cowgirls turnovers which resulted in 24 points. After Dede Shepard’s free throw tied the game at 18 with 8:23 left in the first half, the Islanders made their decisive move. Mbamalu authored eight straight points with a pair of free throws sandwiched around a pair of treys before capping off the 12-0 run with a short jumper that gave A&M-Corpus Christi a 30-18 lead at the 3:36 mark. The Cowgirls were unable to contain the Islanders in the paint as they were outscored 36-18 in the interior. The Islanders’ dominance was best defined by their 21-12 edge on the offensive glass that translated to a 16-8 advantage in second chance points. “I just got into a rhythm,” said Mbamalu. “This whole week, I’ve been putting extra shots in the gym, so the hard work paid off.” Behind the play of Emma Young (10 points, eight boards), the Islanders broke further away in the third quarter. Young scored six of the first eight points of the quarter for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, including a put back following an offensive board to extend the Islanders’ lead to 46-28 with 4:41 remaining. Mbamalu capped the quarter with her fifth triple of the afternoon in the closing seconds of the third to give the Islanders a 61-34 edge leading into the final quarter. “I thought our team came ready to play,” said Islanders coach Royce Chadwick. “The defense, I thought, was March-ready. When you bring your defense every night, you’ve got a chance to win games.” Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (19-11) will play No. 4 Nicholls Friday at 11 a.m. CT. The Islanders handed the Colonels a 76-55 defeat in Corpus Christi on January 17 in their only meeting during the regular season. McNeese struggled mightily in the second quarter, hitting on only a pair of their 13 field goal attempts. Making matters more frustrating for the Cowgirls was the inability to take advantage of a 10-4 edge they had in offensive rebounds in the first half. Kre’Ana Henry added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Islanders while Dae Dae Evans scored 10. Dede Sheppard led McNeese with 20 points with Keara Hudnall finished with 10 for the Cowgirls.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESTIAGO PERIERA, LAW ABIDIN CITIZEN, WINNER: “I was supposed to be sitting a little closer to the pace, closer to Conquest Tsunami, but my horse broke a little slow. The three horses went fast up front. This made it easier for my horse to relax the first part and once we hit the dirt my horse took off.”TRAINER QUOTESMARK GLATT, LAW ABIDIN CITIZEN, WINNER: “I thought we’d be sitting second behind the one horse (Conquest Tsunami) down the hillside and it would come down to the two of us, but a couple of others decided to go and when my horse didn’t break that sharply, it set up perfect for him. He’s very good down this course (four wins from seven starts). He’s been just a cut below some of these horses in the past, but we were kind of able to turn the tables today.”NOTES: Law Abidin CItizen is owned by Agnew, Schneider or Xitco.Law Abidin Citizen and jockey Tiago Pereira win the Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes, Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

Whitelock cited for retaliation

first_imgWhitelock was sin binned after striking the Cheetahs prop Charles Marais late in the 48-21 victory.RNZI reports Whitelock will appear before a Judicial Hearing tonight.He was not the only Crusaders player forced from the field.All Blacks skipper Kieran Read left the field just before half-time with a broken thumb and has been operated in South Africa and now likely to be out for six weeks.He will return home in the next day or so.last_img

PNG boxers into last week of high performance training

first_imgThe team of four has been training for the last two weeks at the high performance training centre in Baguio, the Philippines.Head coach of the PNG boxing team, Joe Aufa says he’s been grateful for the assistance from fellow coaches from Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines“The sparring sessions, the padding sessions and training together is quite valuable to us coaches to assess our boxers on the areas of fitness, technique and skills,” said Aufa.PNG’s team of Charlie Keama (52kg), Thadius Katua (60kg), Andrew Aisaga (69kg) and Jonathan Keama (75kg) will complete their high performance training this weekend.“I have told the boys I want them to push themselves as hard as they can, not only for themselves and their families, but also for our country.“We all know that in China, the competition is going to be intense and if my boys happen to be drawn against boxers from the Philippines, Australia or Malaysia in the ring, there is no time to be friends anymore,” said Aufa.The Olympic qualifiers will run from March 25- April 3.Thirty-eight countries are expected to attend the two-week event that will decide which three boxers in each weight category will secure places for the Rio Olympics in August.The PNG boxing team along with Australia will leave for China next Tuesday.last_img read more

AFL kicks off Southern regional selection matches

first_imgAFL Academy will host regional championships, selecting up to 50 kids in each division for four regional teams.Pacific AFL development manager Ben Drew told Loop PNG that the Academy will host a two-day championship in Port Moresby starting today. Later they will travel to Lae to host Mamose junior carnival before visiting the Islands region, starting in Kavieng, Kimbe, back to Kokopo and then to Mt. Hagen for the Highlands region carnival.“The carnival is set to select the PNG junior squad for the upcoming national and international junior championships in 2017, selecting under 14 and 16 for both male (junior Binatangs) and females (junior Kurakums),” Drew said.“The carnival selection range is for the under 13 divisions where both male and female will make up the under 14 team, while the under 15 is for the under 16.”For the Southern region championship which started today, the Kerema AFL squad for the first time is fortunate to be part of the program, challenging the Port Moresby based teams sorted into colors Red, Yellow and Green.Fitness tests, including height and weight, agility, vertical jumps and 20m sprints, were given to assess individuals before the game.last_img read more

Real Madrid makes the signing of Reinier official, the new talent of the Brazilian factory

first_imgAnother Brazilian more to Madrid’s payroll and another with the same characteristics as the last two promises that arrived at Santiago Bernabéu. As with Vinicius and Rodrygo, the white club has done with the services of Reinier Jesus, the nth talent of the Canarinha factory that according to the pre-Olympic finish where Brazil is will be the sixth in Valdedebas (in addition to the two mentioned, Marcelo, Casemiro and Militao).Midfielder, with 18 years recently (which was a requirement to make his transfer official by FIFA regulations), Reinier was fighting until now in Flamengo where with the first team he had already debuted playing 15 games and scoring six goals. For its transfer the merengue set pays around 30 million euros and signs it until 2026, with the intention that it can give way to Zidane’s orders from next season.Meanwhile, the second part of 19/20 will be played with Real Madrid Castilla in Second Division B. A real luxury to reinforce the workforce led by Raúl González in the search for playoff positions. However, this incorporation could be delayed until February 9, when the pre-Olympic finals and where he will leave his U23 team.At present, Brazil has won the only game that has played (1-0), with Reinier as substitute, and is looking for one of the two places that has pass to the Olympic Games this summer in Tokyo. The new Real Madrid player played 17 minutes, already with the only goal of the match on the scoreboard, and hopes to have more minutes to continue demonstrating to the Madrid box that the strong bet that has been made by him is deserved. Photo: Getty It will start at Real Madrid Castilla as Vinicius and Rodrygo didJust turned 18, will be incorporated at the end of the pre-OlympicThe club has paid 30 million euros to Flamengo for its signingcenter_img Real Madrid has closed what was already an open secret, the incorporation of the Brazilian midfielder Reinier until 2026. Just reached the age of majority, will be incorporated at the end of the pre-Olympic in which Brazil is, with the player in their rows Although initially with Castilla, the club expects it to be completing stages as Vinicius or Rodrygo did for the former Flamengo soccer player who has cost around 30 million euros.last_img read more

Manolo Santana receives the FIT highest honor award

first_imgRetired in 1980 he received the proper to belong to the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame in 1984. And he has continued to contribute considerably to the sport all through his life, captaining the Spanish Davis Cup workforce and dealing at his Manolo Santana Racquets Membership in Marbella and the Manolo Santana Sports activities Middle in Madrid.Fred Stolle has been a 19-time Grand Slam champion, together with two singles titles (Roland Garros 1965 and US Open 1966), ten doubles titles and 7 combined doubles titles. He additionally helped Australia win the Davis Cup 3 times in 1964-66, with an total 13-Three document of wins and losses.Stolle has additionally been a coach, commentator and analyst. He was inducted into the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame in 1985 and in the Australian Sports activities Corridor of Fame in 1988; He acquired the Australian Sports activities Medal in 2000 and earned the distinction of the Workplace of the Order of Australia in 2005.“Santana and Stolle, contemporaries on the circuit and now each 81 years previous, have continued to be mentors to many Spanish gamers and Australians over the years and have been a relentless presence in Davis Cup qualifying and Grand Slam tournaments, “the FIT assertion ends. The Spanish Manolo Santana and the Australian Fred Stolle have been awarded this Tuesday with the Philippe Chatrier Prize, the highest honor granted by the Worldwide Tennis Federation (FIT).This has been communicated by the FIT, remembering that this award, named after the former president, was launched in 1996 and is awarded to “People or organizations which have made important contributions to the sport of tennis each on and off the court docket.”“It’s a nice honor to obtain this award at this stage of my life as it’s a recognition of my years devoted to tennis. It’s pretty to win it alongside Fred (Stolle). Earlier than we have been rivals, we have been associates. Our friendship endures “, Santana has identified.Santana, four-time Grand Slam champion in the singles class, is extensively thought of a pioneer of tennis in Spain, as he was the first Spaniard to win Roland Garros in 1961. He regained the French title in 1964 earlier than successful the US Open. in 1965 and Wimbledon in 1966. He additionally received the French doubles title in 1963.Santana has an distinctive document in the Davis Cup, representing Spain from 1958 to 1973, and with 92 complete victories, He’s the fifth most profitable participant in the historical past of this competitors. He presently holds or holds collectively all the data for the Spanish Davis Cup, together with most of the years performed (14) and most of the attracts performed (46), experiences the FIT.last_img read more

Iago Falque: “I have been alone in a hotel for 50 days, the worst is not the physical condition”

first_imgFalque, like his teammates in Italy, expects a decision soon about football, because you can’t expect much more. “For better or for worse it will be soon, it seemed that we were going to return on May 18 to train, but now it is not clear, I would like to play again, many of us think so, but under the rules, I do not like to speak without knowing in depth of what I am talking about, without the data that the experts have, “he affirms while assessing the feeling of some soccer players in Spain who affirmed that they did not consider playing while there is no vaccine. “Disinformation is a problem and I, honestly, am not prepared to say this or that, few can do it, but it is clear that if football has to wait for the vaccine it would be very catastrophic. There are many people who are already working and They do it without a vaccine, but I insist, I do not like to speak without knowing, I just hope that we get out of this looking to the future in the best way, we want to resume soccer and life, “he explains. Iago Falque (Vigo, 1990) signed for Genoa in the January market. He came on loan from Torino, a club with which he still has two more years of contract. He intended to recover sensations in Genoa, after a long injury that had him convalescing from November to January, but the coronavirus has suddenly stopped that desire and has confined him to a hotel in Genoa, where he has spent all the confinement. “We already see the end closer and that makes you look differently at everything that has happened, I cannot say that I have been unlucky, because my family and I are in good health,” he says without hesitation, cloistered in his room singing a half Italian half Galician accent. Iago has already spent many years in Italy, divided into several stages, in Genoa he had already been. From there he relates to AS how he has been stranded in the club’s concentration hotel. “I have been since March 10, when we held the last group training, my idea was to come to Genoa these months to help the club and recover rhythm after an injury, so it was not a matter of looking at a house, everything exploded and no longer I moved because I didn’t know what was going to happen, “he says. Soccer, like almost everywhere, is stopped and Iago is living it alone in a room while he expectantly follows the news and the contradictions that are taking place in these hours. The last was the decree by which you could go running alone in the parks, but it was not yet tolerated that teams could do it in their sports centers in the same way. “It was a contradiction, we cannot go to the sports city to run in shifts under strict medical and distancing control and yes to a park, I understand that it is a complicated situation and the people who have to decide have to have many things in counts, but at first glance it seems illogical “, he wields. His team, Genoa lived a difficult situation before the break, fourth down the queue, looking to maintain the category. “I came with that objective, to help achieve it, hopefully it can be achieved and that of Torino, the club to which I belong, too,” he says. Curiously, Falque has also met Davide Nicola, the team’s coach, at the hotel, who like him also played as a player in Genoa and Torino. “We chat from time to time about what is happening, but it is being hard to have to go through it alone, especially in the psychological part; physically I am busy, it is not the worst, I am lucky that there is a terrace with grass and I have space to exercise, there are already more than 50 sessions that I have done, in the end the problem is the uncertainty that eats you from knowing that you are doing this alone but you do not know if it is going to be played or not “, He wields thinking that it will not be easy to pick up the pulse of training to return to compete, more thinking that he was coming out of an injury.Iago acknowledges that the footballers of his team agree that it is time to lean on the shoulder, when asked about the salary cuts, but there he still waits to see what happens with the competition, stressing that they will make an effort, although the solution is not that everything is in charge of the players. “We are going to see what happens first with the competition, to see what the captains tell us, but we agree to lend a hand that is fair to everyone,” he says.With data from Italy and Spain, Iago observes the two realities very similar. Often, he talks to his family and when he talks about measures, he is aware that it is not easy to take or adopt them. Her mother, Carmela Silva, is president of the Diputación de Pontevedra. “It seems that they are controlling it well there, fortunately, he tells me that all possible precautions are being taken now for the next phases that are to come,” he says. On matchday 33 of the championship (in Italy the twenty-sixth had not yet been completed), Genoa had to visit Torino. “If we talk about the future, of course, I have to think about Torino, I still have a contract with them, what I hope is that both Toro and Genoa manage to stay, the best news would be that this game could be played and that we all get the goal is my wish, “he explains.last_img read more

“Celta? Guadalajara doesn’t want me”

first_imgGuadalajara replied with ironyGuadalajara linked this similar information on their Twitter account and replied to Nolito, who confirmed that he doesn’t have him in his plans for the subsequent squad. “We want you the perfect of luck, however at the moment now we have such necessary forwards for us, that it will be rash to let you know that you’ve got a assured place within the staff. Due to this fact, we verify what you say. Greetings,” he added wryly in his official account. 8 Whats up, Nolito!We want you the perfect of luck, however at the moment now we have such necessary strikers for us that it will be rash to let you know that you’ve got a assured place within the staff.Due to this fact, we verify what you say.Greetings! 😉# AÚPADÉPOR– C.D. Guadalajara 🟣⚪️ (from residence 🏠) (@deporguada) Might 11, 2020Presently, Guadalajara is lively in group 18 of the Third Division. The purple outfit held promotion positions earlier than the break. Socuéllamos is chief with 61, adopted by Quintanar with 54 and Toledo with 49. After Guadalajara, Atlético Ibañés went to a single level. Nolito arrived at Sevilla in 2017 from Manchester Metropolis. This season ends contract with the Hispanics and won’t renew even when it’s the one that’s finest in Pizjuán. He has performed 20 video games wherein he has scored 5 objectives and has given three assists. Nolito is aware of he has to struggle for his minutes at Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla. The Spanish winger has had stretches this season however has not managed to turn into a fixture. His departure, on the finish of the contract and never wanting like he’s going to resume, is nearly clear however his destiny will not be.The participant made a dwell on Instagram and several other of his followers insistently requested him a couple of attainable return to Celta, the place he shone from 2013 to 2016. “Celta? Guadalajara doesn’t want me,” replied the present Sevilla participant.Just a few weeks in the past, the winger acknowledged within the Diario de Sevilla that his signing for the Olympic staff was about to shut final summer season. “I had a foot and a half outdoors Sevilla and the thought was to return to Celta. We had been about to shut it,” he mentioned in mid-April.last_img read more