C-NS girls basketball tops B’ville, reclaims sectional Class AA title

first_img Tags: C-NSC-NS girls basketball “We finally put C-NS back on top,” said junior forward Jessica Rowe.“It feels really good,” said fellow junior Julia Rowe, whose early 3-pointers set the game’s tone that the rest of the Northstars would follow.Having put away the West Genesee side that denied them in the 2018 and 2019 sectional finals, C-NS now took aim at a B’ville side out to end a 25-year championship drought. Each of the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball players had grown impatient and hungry after three straight seasons ended without the championship glory to which it was so accustomed.That wait has now ended.The no. 2 seed Northstars upended top seed Baldwinsville 52-37 Saturday night at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall to reclaim the Section III Class AA championship it last won in 2016.center_img It helped the Northstars that, back on Jan. 17, it gave the Bees its only defeat of the season, 50-45, and while B’ville avenged that loss a few weeks later, neither Rowe nor Mackenzie White played in that game.At least in theory, B’ville wanted to use its speed, athleticism and scoring depth to take charge while C-NS wanted Cook to dominate in the paint and her teammates to rely on defense to contain the Bees.All of that changed once the game tipped off, though, and in the first 90 seconds the Northstars raced in front 7-0 with a Rowe 3-pointer and back-to-back baskets from Cook and Alita Carey-Santangelo.C-NS would make B’ville pay dearly for the double teams they gave to Cook throughout the first half. Six different times, the Northstars converted from beyond the arc.No sequence was as important as what took place late in the second quarter. The Bees had cut C-NS’s lead to 21-19 when Alexandra Miller hit on a 3-pointer and followed with a driving layup.Then Abbee Norris hit a 3-pointer of her own and Gabby Hillman also striking from long distance just before the horn, capping an 11-2 run that boosted the Northstars to a 32-21 halftime lead.Cook said that she was glad for the all the attention given to her because it allowed other players to stand out.“I was thrilled for my teammates,” she said. “There’s a great group around me and, together, they shined.”It was as a group that the Northstars responded well when B’ville scored the first six points of the third quarter. Cranking up its defense, C-NS blanked the Bees for the next six-plus minutes, a drought that stretched until the final period.By then, Cook was back in her usual form. Scoring 11 consecutive points in the fourth quarter, Cook worked her total to 20 points and put B’ville away. Rowe and Miller each finished with 10 points.Next Saturday at 4:15, C-NS will go to Troy’s Hudson Valley Community College to face Section II champion Shenendehowa in the Class AA regional final, hoping to avenge an 80-46 defeat to the Plainsmen in early December and return to HVCC March 21-22 for the state final four.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Dutee Chand hailed by PM Modi and Sports minister Kiren Rijiju after 100m gold triumph in the World University games in Naples

first_imgI’ve been passionately following since my childhood but it never came. Finally, for the first time, a gold for India! Congratulations @DuteeChand for winning the 100m sprint at the Universiade, the World University Games, in Naples🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/Rh4phsKCEI— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) July 10, 2019 Dutee Chand has etched her name in history by winning the 100m sprint at the Universiade, the World University Games, in Naples and thereby, became the first Indian to achieve this feat. Chand clocked 11.32 seconds to win the gold as she led the race from start to finish. Running at lane number 4, Dutee was the first one out of the eight athletes to blast off the starting blocks and she made most of it in fending off a late challenge from Del Ponte (11.33) of Switzerland. Lisa Kwa Yie of Germany took the bronze in 11.39 seconds.While the entire country came forward to wish her for this phenomenal achievement, she also received a couple of big congratulatory messages. Prime Minister Narendra Modi came forward to hail the athlete’s achievement. The Prime Minister wrote that it was an exceptional achievement of an exceptional athlete and congratulated Chand for winning a hard-earned and a well-deserved Gold in the Women’s 100 m finals. LIVE TV Written By Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju congratulated the 23-year-old. Rijiju took to Twitter and wrote that he had been passionately following the sport since his childhood and he has finally witnessed someone winning a gold for India. Read the tweet here.  Exceptional achievement of an exceptional athlete!Congratulations @DuteeChand for winning a hard earned and well deserved Gold in the Women’s 100 m finals.You make India proud! #Universiade @FISU https://t.co/LVSkbsPZOP— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 10, 2019 WATCH THIS: Dutee Chand’s Spectacular Sprint Which Won Her The 100m Gold At The World University Games In Napoli, Italy READ: ‘In The Future, I Would Like To Settle Down With Her’: India’s Fastest Woman Dutee Chand Reveals That She Is In A Same-sex RelationshipDutee Chand had posted the following Tweet about resilience after her historic win. Pull me down, I will come back stronger! pic.twitter.com/PHO86ZrExl— Dutee Chand (@DuteeChand) July 9, 2019center_img COMMENT First Published: 10th July, 2019 12:03 IST WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 10th July, 2019 13:04 IST Dutee Chand Hailed By PM Modi And Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju After 100m Gold Triumph In The World University Games In Naples Dutee Chand has etched her name in history by winning the 100m sprint at the Universiade, the World University Games, in Naples and thereby, became the first Indian to achieve this feat.  Karthik Nair FOLLOW USlast_img read more

2019 Southland Basketball Tournament Tickets on Sale Now

first_img2019 Southland Conference Tournament Schedule(All times Central) Thurs, March 14:              Women’s First Round                                           Women’s Games 1 and 2 — 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (ESPN+)                                           Men’s Second Round                                           Men’s Games 3 and 4 — 5 and 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+) FRISCO, Texas – Tickets for the 2019 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 13-17 at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas, are on sale now via Ticketmaster. The men’s tournament tips off Wednesday, March 13, with first-round games at 5 and 7:30 p.m. CT. Men’s second-round games are slated for Thursday, March 14, at 5 and 7:30 p.m., and the semifinal games will be played Friday, March 15, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. The men’s championship game is set for Saturday, March 16, at 8:30 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPN2. All other Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament games will be featured on ESPN+. The winners of the conference men’s and women’s tournaments will earn the Southland Conference’s automatic bid into the 2019 NCAA tournaments. The NCAA Men’s Final Four is April 6 and 8 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, while the NCAA Women’s Final Four will be April 5 and 7 at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Fla. Fri, March 15:                    Women’s Second Round                                            Women’s Games 3 and 4 — 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (ESPN+) Reserved tickets for each session are $25 each, while general admission tickets are $20. Tickets for all men’s and women’s tournament games are available now at all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com.“In fewer than 100 days we will tipoff a 12th consecutive Southland tournament in Katy.” said Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett. “We are thrilled to return and our dozen years in Katy is a testament to the solid partnership we have with the City of Katy and the Merrell Center.”Discounted tickets are available for groups of 20 or more. Group tickets to any session are $15 for general admission only. Fans interested in purchasing group tickets should call 972-422-9500, ext. 113. Wed, March 13:                Men’s First Round                                          Men’s Games 1 and 2 — 5 and 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+)                                             Men’s Championship Game                                            Men’s Game 7 — 8 p.m. (ESPN2) Sat, March 16:                   Women’s Semifinals                                            Women’s Games 5 and 6 — 1 and 3:30 p.m. (ESPN+) Sun, March 17:                  Women’s Championship Game                                            Women’s Game 7 — 1 p.m. (CBSSN) Women’s first-round games will be played Thursday, March 14, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Women’s second-round games are Friday, March 15, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Semifinal games are scheduled for Saturday, March 16, at 1 and 3:30 p.m. The women’s championship game is Sunday, March 17, at 1 p.m. The championship contest will be televised on CBS Sports Network. All other Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament games will be broadcast on ESPN+.                                             Men’s Semifinals                                            Men’s Games 5 and 6 — 5 and 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+)last_img read more

13 residents escape from NOC

first_imgThirteen juveniles of the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) are on the run after they reportedly escaped from the correctional institution at some time between Thursday evening and Friday morning.New Opportunity CorpsAccording to information received, 10 of the residents escaped on Thursday, and the other three escaped on Friday.The residents had completed some chores in the compound of the facility, after which they started to run towards the western side of the premises, which is not fenced. This area is lined by some bushes which lead to the backlands.The search is ongoing for a 15-year-old female of Vigilance village, ECD, who is serving 18 months for simple larceny; a 16-year-old girl of Bartica, who is serving two years for wandering; another 16-year-old girl of La Parfaite Harmonie, who is serving three years for wandering; a 15-year-old male, Mei of the Essequibo Coast, who is serving one year for simple larceny; a 16-year-old female of Number 10 Village, WCB, who is serving two years for wandering; a 16-year-old male of New Amsterdam, who is serving 21 months for attempting to escape from custody; a 16-year-old male of Buxton, serving a three-year sentence for possession of a firearm; a 16-year-old boy of Tucville, who is serving 22 months for wandering; a 17-year-old girl of Mahdia, who is serving two years for wandering; and A 17-year-old boy of Lethem, serving 15 months for burglary.This publication understands that the administrator, Mark Dover, and other staffers have already conducted a search, but the youths could not be located.Meanwhile, on Friday at about 04:40h, three others also escaped from the correctional facility. They have been identified as a 15-year-old male of Lethem, a 17-year-old girl of Number Five Village, West Coast Berbice, and a teenage boy of Berbice.The Social Cohesion Ministry has launched an investigation into the incidents, to determine if standard operating procedures (SOPs) were followed, and whether the staff had colluded with the residents to facilitate their escape.The Police have since placed several road blocks along the main access road on the Essequibo Coast in an attempt to recapture the residents.In June, four female residents escaped from the holding centre after the main gate of the dormitory had been left open.Back in 2017, oversight of the NOC’s operations were shifted from the Education Ministry to the Social Protection Ministry, to provide a stable ground for the youths to adapt to society after leaving the institution. Youths between the ages of 10 and 18 are placed at this correctional institution for petty offences, such as wandering, minor assault and theft.last_img read more