Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament Finalized

first_imgWOMEN’S TOURNAMENT SCHEDULEFirst Round – Thursday, March 12, 202011 a.m. – Game 1 – No. 5 New Orleans vs. No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana (ESPN+)1:30 p.m. – Game 2 – No. 6 Nicholls vs. No. 7 UIW (ESPN+)Second Round – Friday, March 13, 202011 a.m. – Game 3 – No. 4 Sam Houston State vs. Winner Game 1 (ESPN+)1:30 p.m. – Game 4 – No. 3 Abilene Christian vs. Winner Game 2 (ESPN+)Semifinals – Saturday, March 14, 20201 p.m.- Game 5 – No. 1 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. Winner Game 3 (ESPN+)3:30 p.m. – Game 6 – No. 2 Stephen F. Austin vs. Winner Game 4 (ESPN+)Championship – Sunday, March 15, 20201 p.m. – Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (CBS Sports Network)The tournament champion will receive the league’s automatic bid for the 2020 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball tournaments. WOMEN’S SEEDSNo. 1 – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (23-7, 17-3 SLC)No. 2 – Stephen F. Austin (23-6, 16-4 SLC)No. 3 – Abilene Christian (24-5, 16-4 SLC)No. 4 – Sam Houston State (19-10, 14-6 SLC)No. 5 – New Orleans (17-12, 13-7 SLC)No. 6 – Nicholls (13-16, 10-10 SLC)No. 7 – UIW (14-15, 10-10 SLC)No. 8 – Southeastern Louisiana (12-17, 9-11 SLC) Tournament Central | BracketFRISCO, Texas – Following the completion of regular-season play Saturday evening, the seeds have been finalized for the 2020 Hercules Tires Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament. Tournament play will begin Thursday, March 12 at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi secured the outright regular-season championship with a 58-47 win at home Saturday against Houston Baptist, bringing its record to 17-3 in conference play. The Islanders have solidified their first Southland Conference championship in program history and have nabbed the No. 1 seed at the ensuing tournament, resulting in a double-bye and an automatic berth in the semifinal round.Tournament play begins Thursday at 11 a.m. CT with No. 5 New Orleans taking on No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana. No. 6 Nicholls will then take the court against No. 7 UIW in a 1:30 p.m. tipoff. Day two opens up Friday morning at 11 a.m. with the winner of game one taking on No. 4 Sam Houston State, followed by the game four matchup between No. 3 Abilene Christian and the winner of Wednesday’s game two. Saturday’s semifinal action begins with the No. 1 Islanders squaring off against the winner of game three. Shortly after, No. 2 Stephen F. Austin will face Friday’s game-four winner. Sunday’s championship will tip off at 1 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. Each of the opening-round matchups will be available on ESPN+.Tickets for next week’s tournament can be purchased via Ticketmaster and all Ticketmaster outlets. Reserved tickets for each session are $25 each, while general admission tickets are $20.last_img read more

Blair, Luke and Harris return to boosts Warriors

first_imgHarris (knee) and Luke (calf) were listed in the initial line-up for last Sunday’s encounter with Gold Coast but didn’t recover sufficiently and were later ruled out.Blair was serving a one-match suspension but, along with Luke and Harris, returns in a starting forward pack showing three changes from the combination used in the 36-12 loss to the Titans.Luke slots in for Jazz Tevaga, Harris for Joseph Vuna and Blair for Simon Mannering.Tevaga and Mannering, who makes his 296th career appearance this week, join Bunty Afora and Leivaha Pulu as the first four players on an extended bench.The other four players on the interchange are utility Peta Hiku, halfback Mason Lino, prop Sam Lisone and Vuna.It was hoped Harris would be ready to make his comeback last week but he has now been set for this battle against the fourth-placed Dragons, who are on 28 points, four ahead of the eighth-placed Warriors.He has missed the last four outings against Penrith, Brisbane, Melbourne and Gold Coast.Luke is in line to return at dummy half after picking up a calf muscle injury in the loss to the Storm on July 22.With Harris in his regular spot on the right edge and Blair back in the No 13 jersey, Mannering takes on an the interchange role he’s filled seven times previously this season.The backline named is unchanged from the one used against the Titans.last_img read more

Kiefer Ravena attributes impressive PBA debut to NLEX coach Yeng Guiao

first_img“The pressure’s there, but even though coach Yeng was praising me like that come practice there will be none of that,” said Ravena. “There’s nothing special about it. Whatever he said today will be water under the bridge.”Although Ravena scored all 18 of his points in the first three quarters, going 7-of-11 from the field, he chose to facilitate in the final period dishing his last four assists to help the Road Warriors throw off the Picanto.Ravena said he didn’t need to score in the fourth quarter and he even admitted that it was easier to have his teammates score than take over offensively.“I didn’t score in the fourth quarter, but the beauty of the PBA is that other guys can step up any time,” said Ravena. “Your role then adjusts, if someone’s hot you just give him the ball, we can find ways to contribute and assert yourself in the little things.”ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Kiefer Ravena is undoubtedly one of the greatest collegiate players of his generation and his transition to the professional game has been nothing short of seamless.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES The two-time UAAP MVP put on a master class against Kia in his first game in the PBA Philippine Cup with an 18-point, 12-assist, and seven-rebound line and it was thanks in large part to NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao’s guidance.“Coach Yeng he really brings out the best in youn even if you’re just a rookie,” said Ravena in Filpino after their 119-115 victory Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The most important thing is that you always follow his system, you trust everybody in the team, and eventually your game will just come out.”Ravena’s impressive debut even earned him high praise from Guiao, who compared the highly-touted rookie to Paul Lee and Willie Miller. Camson’s big game vs former team NLEX not enough to carry Kia OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

NU, Filam Sports set for titanic clash in NBTC Elite Eight

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jalen Green once again impressed for the Fil-Ams, dropping 21 in Filam Sports’ 102-68 decimation of four-seed University of Visayas, but it was Brandon Wilson who hogged the spotlight with his 31 markers and 10 rebounds.Six other teams moved forward in the Elite Eight of the Division 1 tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkUAAP champion Ateneo took down AusPinoy, 74-55, with SJ Belangel dropping 15 points.The Blue Eaglets will meet Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu, who earlier knocked off Hope Christian, 70-63. Travis Mantua led the Magis Eagles with 20 points. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims NCAA kings La Salle Greenhills also edged Lyceum-Cavite, 84-77, with Joshua Marcos captaining the Greenies with 24 markers.San Beda downed San Sebastian, 74-72, after Jade Talampas registered 21 points and eight rebounds for the Red Cubs.Mapua beat Durham Crossover Canada, 78-70, with Dan Archers uncorking 21 points to set up a date against Chiang Kai Shek, which edged Letran, 78-72.The 2018 Exped SM-NBTC National Finals Elite Eight continues on Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEarly favorites National University and Filam Sports are set for a collision course after dispatching their foes in the Sweet Sixteen of the 2018 Exped SM-NBTC National Finals Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The fifth-ranked Bullpups clobbered Adamson, 98-74 behind Gerry Abadiano’s 13 points and Cyril Gonzales’ 12 points.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback PSL: F2 Logistics makes quick work of Generika-Ayalalast_img read more

Girl, 11, Found Dead, Possibly Raped

first_imgEleven-year-old Veronica Youhn Luogon has been found dead in a swamp near Bueh, few kilometers from the commercial city of Saclepea on Bahn highway, in Nimba County.According to family sources, Veronica was a student attending one of the schools in Saclepea, but on January 14 had gone to visit relatives in Bueh Town where she reportedly went missing. The body of the victim was later  found to be buried in a nearby swamp on January 15, 2019.John Quewon, a family spokesperson, told Radio Saclepea, a community radio, that the lifeless body of Veronica was found mutilated. It was later suspected that the victim had been sexually abused before her death, though Quewon did not quote any medical report.Quewon said the family is looking up to the government for a speedy investigation into the death of his niece, who they believe might have been “gang-raped” to death.The deceased hailed from Kpei Town in the Yarpea Administration District but was staying with relatives in Saclepea, while pursuing her education.Arthur Gonkatee Sahn, Saclepea Statutory District Superintendent, confirmed the incident. Sahn said the girl did not die of natural death; rather, there is a possibility of “foul play.”Following the examination of the body, Sahn said the 15-member coroner-jury his office constituted to examine the body reported that the girl had been sexually harassed and mutilated by her assailants.The Liberia National Police (LNP) are said to be probing the incident.However, incidents involving murder are not new in Saclepea. A  few years ago, when a little girl went missing in Gbar Chiefdom, it took several weeks to discover her whereabouts until a witch doctor was contacted, after which her remains was found.Up to press time last night, it was not clear as to what became of the case, because circumstances that linked those arrested in connection to the incident was based on findings from a witch doctor, something police declined to use as evidence, saying that it was “unscientific.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

India-funded ICT Centre for April opening

first_imgThe India-funded US$1 million Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (IT), an advanced Information and Communications Technology (ICT) training school, is expected to be in operation by the end of next month, High Commissioner Venkatachalam Mahalingam has announced.The Indian diplomat told reporters during a press conference on Thursday that the setting up of the institute is in its final stage.“We are looking at that by April (month) end, the institute should be in operation,” he revealed.High Commissioner Mahalingam further noted that Indian Public Sector Company Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has been handling the establishment of the ICT Centre here.“C-DAC is almost at the final stage of supplying the hardware and software – they’ve done 90 per cent of it. Now they’re at the final stage of bringing in one lead trainer, he will be the head of the institute, and two trainers,” he added.According to the diplomat, the courses have also already been identified, and it is now left to the Guyana Government to identify the beneficiaries/students who will undertake the training.A building in the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen Campus has been identified to house the Centre of Excellence in IT.The Indian High Commissioner went on to say that the Indian Government is ready and willing to expand, with Guyana, bilateral relations which vastly cover, sectors such as agriculture, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and infrastructure.However, Mahalingam noted that apart from the establishment of the Centre of Excellence in IT, there is additionally cooperation in not only the area of IT, but education development as a whole.In fact, he disclosed that India recently hosted the Vice Chancellor of UG for an eight-day visit, during which he interacted with top universities in the country.“So we could also look for opportunities to expand our cooperation in the area of education between India and Guyana,” the High Commissioner posited.Back in April 2016, Guyana signed a US$1M Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Government for the establishment of the centre, which will provide training for public sector ICT professionals, to ensure the availability of a highly skilled ICT workforce and also to equip persons with the requisite expertise to meet the increasingly complex demands of the public and private sectors.last_img read more

Leaking roof drowns City Hall

first_imgOutside of the building that is falling apartThe rainy season has not only brought flooding to some sections of Georgetown but also a reminder that the City Hall building is currently on its last stride, with a leaking roof and a structure that is sure to collapse if repairs do not take shape soon.The 19th-century gothic revival building, which was once named the most picturesque structure in the capital city, is falling apart rapidly with some sections labelled unsafe. During a recent visit to the building, located at the corner of Regent Street and Avenue of the Republic, the railings were falling apart with broken windows and stumbling woodwork that was seemingly attached by a thread.Speaking with Guyana Times, one of the Councillors, Bishram Kuppen, noted that this severe damage could have been averted if frequent maintenance was carried out. However, the building has been neglected for decades by past mayors and these small problems were mounted into a significant one which is difficult to remedy.Kuppen stated, “The minimal repairs that were required for example the windows falling apart, it doesn’t take a substantial amount of money to fix the window. There are works that could have been done like fixing the leaks and the windows that are a disgrace to the people of Georgetown”.A study was conducted by the European Union, pegging the rehabilitation works at some $400 million. Kuppen related that the Town Clerks have a tendency of postponing these works due to the lack of funds or the fact that they are seeking funds from Central Government. As part of the EU’s report, there were indications of structural defects among other issues cited.“The building has not been repaired even to any small extent for decades and it was just left to deteriorate to the current condition that it is in and the usual excuse or explanation that is given by the Council, specifically the Town Clerk, is that they don’t have sufficient money,” the Councillor said.He added, “I think the blame lies squarely with the Administration all the way back to former Mayor Hamilton Green and even though the European Union had made an assessment of the building, there should have been minimum maintenance of the building until the major repairs take place. I understand that in the report submitted to Mayor Ubraj Narine, there were structural defects identified”.During statutory meetings, the chambers leak, creating pools of water on the second floor. Just outside the room, sections of the corridor are also unsafe.“When we are sitting in the chambers, in fact, when it rains it is leaking in the chambers itself and that is not the top floor so it was just allowed, in my opinion, to deteriorate to the extent where some massive programme could be initiated and we know when that happens, there is lack of accountability for funds.”For now, the Council is awaiting funds to construct a new building next to the existing structure, which will house employees during the rehabilitation period. Over the years, millions of dollars were injected into the Council for the building’s restoration, including some $20 million in 2012.Last year, it was indicated that proceeds from the Council’s City Week activities were to be used start the restoration project at City Hall.last_img read more

Taylor resident charged with fraud using online classifieds

first_imgFort St. John RCMP says the victims believed they had purchased equipment over the websites FSJ Now and Kijiji, but Kowalczyk failed to deliver the equipment after they had sent him money. The dealings occurred between February and April of this year, and involved machinery listed between $2,000 and $49,000. Corporal Jodi Shelkie warns the public to be cautious when purchasing items online. “Never send money to the seller until they are able to physically supply the item. When it comes time to meet the seller to exchange the money for the purchased item, it is safest to take someone with you and to meet in a public place,” she advises. “And remember, the picture of the item for sale may not be what the item actually is. Inspect everything before you pay any money.” – Advertisement -Kowalczyk is not previously known to police. His next court hearing is October 2, 2013.last_img read more

Gor boss Kerr unfazed despite Bandari loss

first_img“It was a bad day in office and we lost. Players can have a day off because they might be tired, but that’s football. What I am happy about is that we lost but gave absolutely 110 percent. If we lose that way and every players has given their best on the pitch, then I am not sad as a coach,” the tactician noted.He added; “We conceded two strange goals from set pieces, something that we are very good at defending, but that’s just how this game is sometimes.”Despite the loss, Gor still enjoy a healthy lead at the top of the standings with an 11 point buffer between them and second placed Bandari FC. They can pull it further to a 14 point gap on Friday with three points against the mailmen.Gor Mahia’s loss to Bandari was their first this season“We have to forget about the Bandari match and focus ahead. We have worked on a few things we noticed from the Bandari match. Obviously I can’t do it with the intensity I would want because of our fixture list but hopefully, we will be better,” the tactician noted.Gor have already played Posta twice this season and beaten them on both occasions, 5-0 in a league fixture on June 26 before beating them 3-1 with a second-string side in their next meeting a month later in the Football Kenya Federation Shield.Nonetheless, Kerr does not expect it to be an easy outing.“Definitely they will come in looking for revenge and I know it will not be an easy game. Us losing to bandari definitely has given them some injection of confidence that they can come in and do the same,” Kerr opined.Gor Mahia players line up before their CAF Confederation Cup Group D match against Tanzania’s Yanga at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWith elements of fatigue coming in after playing an average of a game every three days in the middle of travels for the past three weeks, Kerr will look to rotate his squad from the one that played in Mombasa.Posta who have beaten Gor only once in 12 meetings meanwhile are coming in to the tie on the backdrop of some poor form, having won only twice in the last six matches and are sitting 10th in the standings.Having finished fourth last season, expectation was for a better performance and pressure will be on head coach Sammy Omollo as another loss will definitely put his position in the club in jeopardy.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr with his assistant Zedekiah Otieno. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 9- Ahead of their tie against Posta Rangers in Kisumu on Friday, Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr says he has wiped off the hangover of their first Kenyan Premier League loss of the season last Tusday to Bandari in Mombasa.K’Ogalo, hitherto unbeaten before their sojourn to Mombasa, will be taking on the mailmen in their fourth game in 10 days and head coach Kerr wants them to respond to their loss at Bandari with ‘anger’.last_img read more