DI-S girls’ remarkable run ends in regional semifinals

first_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Bio Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 BANGOR — As the Deer Isle-Stonington girls’ basketball team walked off the floor for the final time this season, the feeling of disappointment was short-lived.Deer Isle-Stonington’s Brienna Limeburner looks to drive to the basket during the second half of a girls’ basketball playoff game against Woodland on Feb. 22 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Deer Isle-Stonington lost the game 54-45 but still finished the season with a 17-1 record. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLLosing at the Cross Insurance Center is never easy, but when the Mariners left for the locker room after Thursday’s semifinal game, coaches and players hugged one another, opponents applauded and fans cheered. After all the team had done over the past two and a half months, it was no less than it deserved.Deer Isle-Stonington’s remarkable 2017-18 season came to an end Thursday with a 54-45 loss to No. 2 Woodland in the Class D North semifinals in Bangor. The loss ended a streak of 17 straight wins for the previously undefeated Mariners, but it could take nothing away from what was one of their best seasons in years.“It hurts to lose, definitely, but we had a great season,” junior Lily Gray said. “We had never won a game at the Cross Center before, and we did that this year. It was a lot of fun.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textComing off a 33-20 quarterfinal victory against sixth-ranked Ashland five days earlier, the Mariners hung with Woodland in the opening minutes with five points from Gray. Even after the Dragons (17-3) took a 29-13 lead into halftime, the Mariners never let the difference grow any bigger than that.In the game’s final minutes, Deer Isle-Stonington almost came away with an improbable win when it cut the lead to seven points with about a minute remaining. Only through efficient rebounding and foul shooting in the last minute could Woodland close it out and advance to play for the regional championship.Deer Isle-Stonington’s Brienna Limeburner (middle) receives a pass from teammate Katie Hutchinson as Woodland’s Sadie Smith defends during the first half of a girls’ basketball playoff game Feb. 22 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Limeburner had eight points for the Mariners, and Hutchinson pulled down 10 rebounds. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTOS BY MIKE MANDELL“I thought we showed real determination coming back,” head coach Randy Shepard said. “If one of those 3s goes in or if the game had been a few minutes longer, we might have pulled it off. The girls gave a spirited effort.”Gray led third-ranked Deer Isle-Stonington in scoring with 19 points, and Brienna Limeburner scored eight. Sophomore Katie Hutchinson recorded 10 rebounds for the Mariners.Although Gray tapered off in the second and early third quarters, her four 3-pointers late in the game were a big reason for the Mariners’ comeback. Once she embraced the moment, the junior guard couldn’t be stopped.“I was a little bit nervous coming in here because I knew this was a better team than the others we’ve played this season,” Gray said. “That made it a bit hard for me to get going at first, but I was able to block it all out in the end and start making those shots.”Deer Isle-Stonington has been a fixture in the tournament in recent years, but this year was still a significant step up from past seasons. The quarterfinal win over Ashland was the team’s first playoff victory since 2012, and the resulting semifinal appearance marked the team’s deepest tournament run since falling 50-43 against Washburn in the 2011 regional title game.Deer Isle-Stonington’s Kaylee Morey (left) drives the lane as teammate Orly Vaughn sets a screen against Woodland’s Brooke Russell during the second half of a girls’ basketball playoff game Feb. 22 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL2018 is also unlikely to be the last time the Mariners make such a run. With everyone but 6-foot senior Orly Vaughn returning, the Mariners will have the tools they need to remain among the top teams in Class D North.That’s not to say it will be easy to replace Vaughn, whose size and defensive capabilities made it hard for opponents to score inside against Deer Isle-Stonington all season. Yet Gray, Limeburner, Hutchinson, Rylee Eaton, Kaylee Morey and other talents are all set to return for the Mariners next year, and Vaughn is still confident her teammates will be able to deliver.“These girls will come back and give everyone a run for their money,” Vaughn said. “I bet we’ll see them here again.” Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Postslast_img read more

Syracuse struggles against Iowa’s trapping press in win

first_img Published on November 21, 2014 at 11:53 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Syracuse had practiced plenty against the press, and it wasn’t surprised when Iowa rolled out a three-quarters-court press.But the Orange didn’t handle it well, committing 10 second-half turnovers which keyed a 17-4, 6:43 Iowa run that cut the No. 23 Syracuse (2-1) lead to one late in the game. The Orange held on for a 66-63 win despite the late run, but the Hawkeyes showed how this SU team handles extended pressure. Iowa’s press was a straightforward 1-2-2 trap, led by Aaron White at the foul line, when the Hawkeyes big man was on the floor. A pair of guard defended at half court, just inside the sidelines waiting to pin SU ball handlers.With 9:40 remaining in the second half and SU holding a 54-43 lead, Trevor Cooney picked the ball up after one dribble with White closing in, then tried to hook a pass down the sideline to Tyler Roberson, who was also caught between a defender and the sideline.The pass landed out of bounds and bounced into the stands.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I did exactly what they wanted me to do,” Cooney said. “They forced me into a corner and I threw it where I’m not supposed to throw it. So I knew that and I just can’t make plays like that.”The Hawkeyes would have never stop pressing if Mike Gesell hadn’t missed a free throw with 5.8 seconds remaining. Iowa was set to get into its press as the ball rolled off the rim. By then the Hawkeyes had cut what was once a 15-point lead down to one.Syracuse had been playing some of its best offense of the season, Jim Boeheim said, but nearly gave the game away against the simplest of frontcourt pressureSaid Boeheim: “With the lead they came with the three-quarter-court type of trap and we threw it away four times.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Badgers men’s soccer shoot for second-straight victory over in-state rival Marquette

first_imgAfter taking their undefeated streak to three games against Loyola Marymount Sunday, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team will look to play off their momentum in a matchup with Marquette Wednesday.Taking on the Golden Eagles (3-4-1) under the lights at the McClimon Complex, the game marks the Badgers’ final opportunity to prepare for Big Ten season, which begins when they play Indiana Friday. After equaling last season’s win total with a 2-1 victory over the Lions, Wisconsin (4-3-1) has displayed a new attacking style of play that should help them as the most important part of the season approaches.According to head coach John Trask, the offensive players’ familiarity with one another could be a major factor in picking up a victory over Marquette. In a game that saw a new level of connection between standout midfielders and forwards – Tomislav Zadro, Chris Prince and Josh Thiermann – among others, Wisconsin’s offense should take the field with a greater sense of confidence Wednesday. “You teach defense, you teach principles of play, you teach your shape – the offense is usually the part that takes the longest to realize where someone else is moving, where he wants the ball, when he wants the ball,” Trask said. “We’re just getting better at it – we’re getting the ball to the right guys more often in the right situations, which gives us a lot better chances at winning.”When UW takes on in-state rival Marquette, they will be lining up against a team on a similar streak of success. With two straight wins over Michigan and Syracuse, the Golden Eagles already have experience playing Big Ten squads this season.Although the Big East squad currently sits under .500, Marquette is a dangerous team with plenty of momentum heading into Madison. Firing off 141 shots this season as opposed to the Badgers’ 95, they will certainly keep the defense busy protecting the net.However, after giving up just one goal to LMU and preventing the Lions from scoring in the final minutes, the Wisconsin defense appears to be in top shape.“To close a game like we did and not give up a late goal really just boosts confidence and is going to help us this season,” junior defender Kyle McCrudden said.Some of UW’s improved defensive play can be credited to the return of freshman defender AJ Cochran against the Lions, a top recruit out of St. Louis who was out several weeks with a concussion. A player who Trask attributed some defensive weaknesses to over the past several games, Cochran should help the Badgers continue their aggressive defense against the Golden Eagles.“His ability in the air, his tackling, his competitiveness, the way he gets on other guys to get them focused, those are just all the qualities that he brings to the table,” Trask said. “I think if he wouldn’t have had the concussion, I think we’d have at least another win if not two more wins right now.”Cochran and the rest of the UW defense will be challenged by freshman phenom James Nortey, a midfielder/forward who leads his team with five goals and 11 points. The key to Marquette’s offensive attack, Nortey’s success against the Badgers Wednesday should be a solid indication of the strength of their defense.Helping the freshman will be junior forward Andy Huftalin, who ranks second on the team in both goals and points. The Golden Eagles’ potent offensive attack will be a great test for Wisconsin before they play sixth-ranked Indiana in their Big Ten opener.As the Badgers look to continue their recent success the rest of the year, the players and coaches alike are confident that they are prepared to start winning consistently. As the different aspects of the offense come together and the defense continues to limit opponents’ scoring, the UW men’s soccer squad is ready to take down Marquette and build off of a disappointing 2010 season.“This year is a lot different than last year in that we just never give up,” Prince, a sophomore forward, said. “We’re a really close team, we all want to win, especially after having a four-win season last season. Everyone’s fighting and I know they’re not going to give up.”last_img read more

“We need to stop conceding goals”- Kotoko head coach C.K. Akonnor

first_imgAsante Kotoko head coach, C.K. Akonnor, may have guided his team to a 2-1 win over Zesco in the CAF Confederations Cup but he was left unhappy at the team’s concession of yet another goal in the competition.Rahim Osumanu’s header in the 73rd minute meant that Kotoko had conceded 3 goals in their two Group C matches played so far.And the trend was not pleasing to Akonnor and he made his thoughts known after the match.“The goal we conceded should not have happened. It was because of miscommunication but giving goals away is a worry and we have to keep working on it. We can only work and improve on things.However, it is surely disturbing and we will try as much as we can to improve on that area of our game.”Apart from that blot on the team’s assessment, Akonnor was happy with the fact that they managed to get their first victory of the competition.“It was a good game for us and the game plan went very well. We knew the strengths of the opponent and we knew that Zesco was a very attack-minded team.It was important that we did not give them to breathe. We did that early in the game and we got our goals.We struggled a bit in the second half but in all fairness, we deserved to win the game.”The victory leaves all the teams in the group on 3 points ahead of the next round where Kotoko go to Zambia to face Nkana while Zesco host Al Hilal. –By: Nathan Quao/citinewsroom.com/Ghanalast_img read more

Two retired officers join DC of division one league board

first_imgChairman of the National Division One League Board, Lawyer Kwame Ntow Fianko has confirmed to JOY Sports his outfit has recruited two retired police officers on to the Disciplinary Committee of the Board.The police officers, whose identities will remain anonymous until they are given appointment letters from the Ghana Football Association, would fast track and prosecute disciplinary cases on the table of the Division One League Board on full time basis.Lawyer Ntow Fianko tells JOY Sports “the other members of the DC are part timers, a situation which causes delays in dealing with disciplinary cases.”“The two policemen we have recruited are retired officers of the rank of ASP. We thought that we had too many pending cases which had not been prosecuted because the lawyers were not handling the cases as full time lawyers.”“They attend to their cases at the courts and in their chambers and only come to the GFA as and when they were free.”“These police officers – unlike the lawyers who prosecute the cases for the DOL – they are on retirement and are not under anybody’s control. They will be at the GFA office from Monday to Friday, prosecuting cases mainly for Division One at the FA.“If they receive their appointment letters, they will be at the GFA on full time basis.”last_img read more

Raja end 15-year wait for CAF title despite defeat

first_imgBut Raja stood firm and there were no further clearcut scoring chances for the Congolese, leaving them with an unwanted record of losing three of four CAF finals they reached.Spain-born Raja handler Juan Carlos Garrido became the first coach to win the African equivalent of the UEFA Europa League with two clubs.He guided Al Ahly of Egypt to a dramatic victory in the 2014 final with the decisive goal against Sewe San Pedro of the Ivory Coast coming after 96 minutes in Cairo.Victory for Raja also confirmed the dominance of north African clubs in the Confederation Cup, which replaced the African Cup Winners Cup and CAF Cup competitions in 2004.They are the fourth Moroccan club to lift the trophy after FAR Rabat (2005), FUS Rabat (2010) and Moghreb Fes (2011) and the 10th north African winners in 15 finals.V Club, who won at home and drew away against Raja in the group stage, had hoped to emulate compatriots and arch domestic rivals TP Mazembe, winners of the 2016 and 2017 finals.However, the odds were stacked against them as only Mouloudia Alger of Algeria had overcome a three-goal first-leg deficit in 108 previous home-and-away CAF club finals.Raja will start defending the title on December 16 with a round-of-32 home fixture in the 2018/2019 edition against Silver Strikers of Malawi or Cercle Mberi Sportif of Gabon.Share on: WhatsApp Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Moroccan club Raja Casablanca ended a 15-year wait for an African trophy by winning the CAF Confederation Cup in the Democratic Republic of Congo Sunday despite a 3-1 second-leg loss to V Club.Raja, who won the last edition of the CAF Cup in 2003, beat V Club 3-0 in the first leg in Casablanca last Sunday and triumphed 4-3 on aggregate in the two-leg title decider.It was the sixth CAF title for the Moroccans, who have also won the Champions League three times and the Super Cup once.Abdelilah Hafidi put Raja ahead after 21 minutes on a synthetic pitch saturated by pre-match rain at the 80,000-seat Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa.The goal left V Club, whose only CAF title came 45 years ago, needing to score five to win the second-tier African club competition.Jean-Marc Makusu, who started after recovering from a first-leg injury, levelled on the night by slamming a free-kick high into the net during first-half stoppage time.Raja appeared to be cruising toward overall victory until the Congolese scored twice within three minutes midway through the second half.Substitute Mukoko Batezadio fired into the net after a goalmouth scramble on 71 minutes and Fabrice Ngoma converted a cross soon after to raise hopes of a sensational comeback.last_img read more

As Agritourism Expands, Right to Farm Act Protects Farmers, Residents

first_imgBy Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen |FREEHOLD – For people who do most of their daily traveling east of the Garden State Parkway, it may come as a bit of a surprise that Monmouth County has 823 farms sitting on 38,961 acres.Also, that the market value of the agricultural products sold by those farms in 2012 was $84.4 million, with crops making up 80 percent of those sales and livestock 20 percent, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, which is compiled nationally every five years.The idea of living next to a bucolic setting in a metropolitan area may sound like a good idea. But what happens when the farmer’s tractor kicks up clouds of dust or he turns his fields into a corn maze that attracts thousands of cars and people?That’s what the Right to Farm Act is designed to address. Signed into law in 1983, it resolves issues and conflicts between farm businesses and residential and commercial neighbors. The first seminar on the topic was hosted Jan. 31 by the Monmouth County Division of Planning’s Environmental and Sustainability Planning Section at Monmouth County’s Agricultural Building, 4000 Kozloski Road, Freehold.About 70 people attended, including Monmouth County Agriculture Development board members, municipal land use and health officials, owners of preserved farms, beginning farmers and participants in the Grown in Monmouth program.Harriet Honigfeld, from the Division of Planning, explained complaints must first be filed with the County Agriculture Development Board (CADB) or the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) before they can be taken to court.The county received more than 20 inquiries related to right to farm in 2017. Some were handled informally or directed to other authorities. Several resulted in public hearings that could be time consuming.She and speakers Brian Smith, chief of legal affairs for SADC, and his associate, legal specialist Alison Reynolds, all encouraged farmers to be proactive with their neighbors and for neighbors to talk about any issues with the farmer to avoid nuisance suits.“CADB’s job is to balance farming interests with nonfarming interests,” Smith said. “Farming can’t endanger public health and safety.”To be a commercial farm, according to the Farm Act, it must operate on 5 acres or more and produce at least $2,500 annually (482 farms in Monmouth County reported more than that in 2012.) Less than 5 acres, the annual production requirement is $50,000. Both must satisfy the requirements for farmland assessment.Approved farm activities include producing agriculture or horticulture; replace soil nutrients and soil tilth; conduct on-site disposal of organic agricultural waste; process and package the farm’s output; operate a farm market; solar, wind or biomass generation, equine activities, and beekeeping.Honigfeld said she receives the most complaints from Howell, Marlboro and Colts Neck for a number of reasons. Many are about business versus farm. Recently, concerns are special events and agritourism (activities that bring visitors to a farm, such as picking fruit or feeding animals).“Some of our farms have been proposing special events that potentially could be covered under RTF regulations, particularly if they are promoting and helping draw the public into being aware and purchasing products grown and produced on the farm,” she said. “I will tell you, since this has been coming up, weddings are not covered under the RTF regulations.”This month, she said, CADB will be reviewing its first request for farm-to-table events using produce grown on the farm. She declined to be specific because the case has not yet been heard.“This is a really big and burgeoning area for our farmers and municipalities, all over the state, in fact,” she said. “But more public interface on the farm itself brings all kinds of issues and questions when you have a lot of people for the evening or afternoon.”She cited health codes, waste water as well as bathroom and parking issues.“These all need to be addressed, but certainly it’s a direction a number of our farmers are looking to take,” she said. “We certainly have a lot of people moving into growing herbs and vegetables and all sorts of things that can be made into a value-added product to be sold and presented to the public.”Elaine Taylor, chairwoman of the Howell Farmers Advisory Committee and owner of Shangri La Farm where she grows organic vegetables, medicinal and culinary herbs on 5.3 acres, said her goal was to unite farmers.“I hope to take all this information and move in a positive direction,” she added.This article was first published in the Feb. 8-15, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Watch Jan Vertonghen party with Wag at Stormzy gig as fans chant his name

first_imgJAN VERTONGHEN managed to steal the show when he went to watch a Stormzy gig with his stunning wife.Fans went wild and started to chant the Tottenham star’s name after they spotted him watching from the balcony.3 Tottenham star Jan Vertonghen is a huge fan of UK artist StormzyVertonghen stunned onlookers after he rocked up to Stormzy’s gig at the AB Main Hall in Brussels earlier this week.The Belgium international tried to keep a low profile as he stood alongside Sophie de Vries, but eagle-eyed fans managed to pick him out of the crowd.Starstruck fans pointed in his direction as “oooooh Jan Vertonghen” echoed around the packed arena.Vertonghen, who was stood on a second floor balcony, acknowledged his massive army of supporters with a cheeky thumbs up.After the gig, he told Sporza: “The performance was unbelievable. So much energy from start to finish in a great venue.”SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamAnd the Belgian defender admitted he has been a huge fan of the UK artist for a very long time.He added: “I’ve been following him from the very beginning, then on YouTube.”I try to spot newcomers in the genre quickly and discover them.”In the UK, Stormzy is meanwhile huge. It was great to be able to see him outside the UK.”We were in the AB for my girlfriend’s birthday. I wanted to see Stormzy in Amsterdam or Belgium.”The atmosphere here is more intimate than in London.”It was a great opportunity, because it was perfect with a few days off at Tottenham.”Vertonghen has been making the most of Tottenham’s winter break after he was hauled off in their last game against Southampton.The 32-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season, appeared on the verge of tears as he sat in the dugout.3 Jan Vertonghen was his wife at the gig in BrusselsMOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutSpeaking about the club ahead of their clash against Aston Villa, he said: “With Tottenham we experienced more ups and downs than we are used to, but we have achieved good results in the last matches.”We are certainly not doing it badly.”We continue in the cup, are still in the Champions League and stand sixth in the competition. If you look at the numbers it’s okay, all in all.”3 Fans went wild in the venue when they spotted the Spurs star View this post on Instagram Thank you Greece, you were wonderful! ❤️ A post shared by Jan Vertonghen (@jvertonghen) on Jul 3, 2019 at 12:59am PDTEngland footballer Dele Alli apologises after appearing to mock deadly coronavirus in airport Snapchat videolast_img read more

Nikola Jokic helps Nuggets beat Mavs as Luka Doncic out with sore ankle

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson (13) is knocked backward while defending against a drive to the basket by Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Jokic was called for charging on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Nikola Jokic watched a lot of shots go up and come back down in the Denver Nuggets’ hands Friday night.Jokic finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead a deep offensive effort, and the Nuggets broke out in the second half to beat the Dallas Mavericks 114-104.ADVERTISEMENT Powell gave Dallas a spark after entering midway through the first quarter. He scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds in six minutes. Powell’s layup with 3:31 left gave the Mavericks a 21-20 lead. They entered the second quarter up 30-25.With Jokic in foul trouble, Millsap and Plumlee took over inside in the second quarter, which ended with the Nuggets leading 52-51.The Nuggets scored the first eight points of the second half, including 3-pointers by Barton and Beasley. Denver led by 20 points in the third quarter and 24 in the fourth.“They just started playing a little harder,” Brunson said. “They turned it up a little bit, and they got a little mojo going, got a run.”TIP-INSNuggets: Jokic got his 40th double-double of the season. … G Gary Harris (groin injury) returned after missing seven games, but F Trey Lyles was out after straining his left hamstring in practice Wednesday. … Denver outrebounded Dallas 17-8 in the third quarter. … Jokic missed his 13th triple-double of the season by two assists.Mavericks: Each team shot 41 percent from the field, but Dallas had 19 fewer attempts. Brunson was 8 for 12 (67 percent) and Powell was 6 for 12 (50).LOTS OF HELPERSBy dominating the boards, Denver generated 103 field goal attempts that produced 26 fast-break points and 22 second-chance points. Coach Michael Malone also cited his team’s unselfish passing. “When you get 32 assists on 42 field goals only shooting (41) percent from the field, the ball was moving, guys were finding their teammates.”UP NEXT ‘Bata’ Reyes handily beats Thai foe in SEA Games carom PLAY LIST 01:32‘Bata’ Reyes handily beats Thai foe in SEA Games carom05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:14Carpio 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 Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “Rebounding was the biggest problem all night,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “They have three phenomenal rebounders with Jokic, Millsap and Plumlee, and they just beat us to death there.”There were plenty of opportunities, too. Neither team shot better than 41 percent.“We were aggressive,” Jokic said. “We were going to the boards because they couldn’t make shots.”Jalen Brunson started in Doncic’s place and had a career-high 22 points. Dwight Powell had a season-high 20.“I loved the way (Brunson) started the game,” Carlisle said. “He had a rough patch. But I like the way he keeps a steady approach.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Shanghai esports team ends 42-match Overwatch losing streak LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Nuggets: Begin a four-game homestand on Sunday against the Clippers.Mavericks: Play Utah on Friday in the first of two road games in three nights.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Denver won the rebound battle 63-42, cruising to its third straight victory. The Mavericks have lost three in a row, this one without star rookie Luka Doncic due to a sore right ankle. He is considered day to day.Denver outscored Dallas 39-23 in the third quarter to turn a one-point halftime lead into a 91-74 advantage. Paul Millsap had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Mason Plumlee had 12 points and 13 boards, and Isaiah Thomas had 16 points over 16 minutes in his second game since offseason hip surgery. Denver had seven players with at least 10 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We had a deep bench already,” Millsap said. “But adding (Thomas) in the mix, I think he makes us even more deep.”The Nuggets also had three players with 13 rebounds each. Dorian Finney-Smith led Dallas with nine. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

UP Endorses CU President for Senate

first_imgThe Bong County Chapter of the governing Unity Party (UP) has overwhelmingly endorsed Cuttington University (CU) President, Dr. Henrique F. Tokpa as its candidate for the ensuing special senatorial election in October.Dr. Tokpa won with 16 out of the 22 delegates over the county’s former Superintendent, Rannie B. Jackson. Mr. Jackson surprisingly left the process unnoticed at the peak of last Friday’s primary held in Gbarnga City.However, according to the secretary general of the party’s county branch, Arthur Bestman, one of the contestants, Jefferson Gbeyan, a former UP executive for the party’s Bong County Senatorial slot, pulled out of the race due to what he referred to as the ‘partial role’ of the party’s Chairman.Mr. Gbeyan was alleged to have reportedly served as a campaign manager for Mr. Jackson.At the end of the primary, Jackson-who also resigned his post as Deputy Minister for Operations at the Ministry of Internal Affairs just before the primary in Bong County, attributed his defeat to his lack of knowledge on the national delegates of the UP. These included the senior national vice chairman for Inter-governmental Affairs, Isaac Mannah, two of UP lawmakers from the county, two members of the national women, two members of the national youth congress, and a member of the national secretariat.Jackson also complained about the absence of two representatives of the women congress of Bong County- Mrs. Esther Wonnie and Madam Viola Cooper, issue the party could not take responsibility of.Secretary General Bestman described the process as “free and fair” despite the “walk-out” staged by former Superintendent Jackson and five of his voters, among them the party’s district coordinators.He described as “Unfortunate” Mr. Jackson’s decision to castigate the party’s primary in the media as “unfair,” when he (Jackson), according to Bestman, was fully abreast of the Party’s By-Laws and Constitution.The UP Bong County Secretary General informed this paper that Dr. Henrique F, Tokpa’s name has now been forwarded to the National Executive Committee as the party’s Bong County Senatorial Candidate in the Special Senatorial election scheduled for October this year.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more