Wisconsin deflates Hoosiers in second half, rolls to fifth straight win

first_imgIn what was a tale of two halves, the No. 5 Wisconsin men’s basketball team dominated the final 20 minutes of the game Tuesday night at the Kohl Center on their way to a 92-78 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers.Wisconsin (20-2, 8-1 Big Ten) opened the game on a 9-0 run, but Indiana (16-7, 6-4 Big Ten) was able to counter with a 13-2 run of their own that put them up 13-11. Unfortunately for the Hoosiers, that was the last time they would see a lead Tuesday night, as the Badgers countered with a 13-3 run that Indiana never seemed able to recover from.The game still remained fairly close throughout the rest of the first half, however. Both teams shot well in the period, with Wisconsin shooting 68 percent (17-for-25) from the field and 66.7 percent (4-for-6) from three, while Indiana shot 56 percent (14-for-25) and 72.7 percent (8-for-11) from three. Wisconsin also shot a perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line while Indiana did not attempt a free throw in the first half.Wisconsin was able to put the game away in the second half by means of a 15-1 run in the first five minutes and a 27-6 run in the first eight minutes of the period, getting the lead up to as much as 32.“With the way they shot and got themselves back into the game, if we don’t have that lead who knows what happens,” senior forward Frank Kaminsky said.Ultimately, it came down to Wisconsin improving on the defensive end in the second half and not allowing Indiana to shoot the ball from behind the arc with the same kind of rhythm they had in the first half.“We did not change anything we were doing defensively,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “It’s just that they got into a rhythm where they felt real comfortable with their threes [in the first half].”Just as UW’s defensive mindset stayed the same, so did that of their offense. The Badgers dominated undersized Indiana down low all game, outscoring the Hoosiers 24-8 in the paint in the first half and 40-24 overall.Wisconsin made sure to take advantage of all the mismatches they had down low, as there were even times where Indiana junior guard Yogi Ferrell, whose height is listed at six feet, would find himself guarding the seven-foot Kaminsky on the block.“Most of our offense ran through the post tonight,” Kaminsky said. “When we had the size advantage we knew we had to take advantage of it. I think we did a good job feeding the post.”Kaminsky, who scored a game-high 23 points on 9 of 12 shooting and also grabbed six rebounds, led the strong effort inside for the Badgers.“[Kaminsky] is smart enough and agile enough and a student enough to be able to recognize some things, and his teammates have done a good job of recognizing how to get the ball into him,” Ryan said. “He has to be a part of the offense and he has been all year.”While Wisconsin appeared to be in full control of the game in the second half, with more than seven minutes remaining in the game and the Badgers up 25, the Hoosiers decided to make one final push.Over the next two minutes of the game, Wisconsin appeared to relax a bit while Indiana refused to go away, hitting three shots from behind the arc en route to a 13-2 run that brought them within 12.With five minutes remaining, it seemed as though Indiana was going to make one final run at it, but Kaminsky had other plans, scoring the next 6 points for the Badgers, and Wisconsin wouldn’t let the Hoosiers creep any closer.“We might of stepped off the gas a little bit and kind of relaxed and they took advantage of it, but we were able to give ourselves a huge cushion that whatever they did would’ve been really hard to come back from,” Kaminsky said.Following Kaminsky’s effort were four other Wisconsin starters in sophomore forward Nigel Hayes (16), sophomore guard Bronson Koenig (15), junior forward Sam Dekker (14) and redshirt senior guard Josh Gasser (11) who all scored in double figures.Off the bench, it was redshirt sophomore guard Zak Showalter who provided a spark for the Badgers, scoring a career-high 9 points off three-and-one layups. Showalter came into the game early in the second half after Gasser picked up his third personal foul and was able to take full advantage of his opportunity.“I just kind of bring energy like I always do,” Showalter said. “Frank and Nigel seemed to be open every time I touched the ball so I was just trying to hit those guys. It felt good to be out there, and I had some good flashbacks of this action.”With their total team effort, Wisconsin was able to put up their second highest scoring mark of the season and now have a two-game lead over four other teams in the Big Ten standings.Wisconsin will stay at home for its next game when it takes the court Saturday against Northwestern. Tip is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.last_img read more

Tanya Stephens defends Ishawna on Miss Lou rant

first_imgJamaican dancehall singer Tanya Stephens has joined the ongoing controversy surrounding a social media rant by female Deejay Ishawna who posted a rant which is considered disrespectful to Jamaica’s foremost cultural icon, Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett-Coverley.Stephens supported Ishawna who was last week hauled over the coals for posting on her Instagram page that she did not wear tablecloth like Bennett-Coverley, who is affectionately called ‘Miss Lou’.‘Miss Lou’ has been credited with making the Jamaican dialect of patois fashionable and accepted worldwide as part and parcel of the Jamaican identity.Self-imposed limitationsBut in her defense of Ishawna, Stephens posted a video in which she declared that “Jamaicans really need to stop mandating their self-imposed limitations.”She also challenged those criticizing Ishawna to post a photo of themselves dressing like ‘Miss Lou’ or a video of themselves reciting one of the icon’s poems.Stephens elaborated on her stance in a video posted on her Instagram page. In response to the argument that Miss Lou allowed the Jamaican patois dialect to be generally accepted from people like herself, Stephens said: “She didn’t liberate me… as soon as I was born, I was talking patois.”Her position has brought her squarely under attack by Miss Lou’s supporters. Some took to social media to air their disagreement with Stephens’ position.“Tanya Stephens has done a fine job of regulating herself to the fool’s corner, wearing the dunce cap and all. You are wrong on this one. You are doing an excellent job of diminishing your already minute fan base. Stop now. We hear your voice crying out in the wilderness,” one social media user posted.Dissed Simpson MillerTanya Stephens was recently under fire for her criticism of former Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. She lambasted Simpson Miller on social media the same day she was being honored by politicians on both sides of the aisle in Jamaica’s House of Parliament.last_img read more

GDF Captain nabbed with gun, ammo & ganja remanded to prison

first_imgGuyana Defence Force (GDF) Captain Dominic Gilpin was on Thursday remanded to prison on possession of gun, ammunition and narcotics charges while his alleged accomplice was granted bail when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Dominic GilpinThe 30-year-old Army rank was earlier this week nabbed by the Police in his private motor vehicle on the Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown with a large quantity of narcotics, a firearm that he was not licensed to carry, along with a matching magazine for the gun and several rounds of ammunition.Gilpin, a Coast Guard, and Paul Murray were jointly charged when they made their first court appearance before Magistrate Faith McGusty.They both pleaded not guilty to the trafficking charge which stated that on September 30, 2019, at the Avenue of the Republic, they had in their possession five kilograms (11 pounds) of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The Police also stated that on the same day, Gilpin had in his possession one .32 Taurus pistol, but he was not the holder of a firearm licence in force at the time.Gilpin was also accused of having two rounds of .32 ammunition in his possession when he was not the holder of a firearm licence in force at the time.In court, Gilpin was represented by Attorney-at-Law Latchmi Rahamat while Murray was represented by Attorney-at-Law Patrice Henry.Paul MurrayBoth lawyers contended that their clients had unblemished criminal records and would adhere to any conditions the court may implement on granting bail.In presenting the facts to the court, Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman stated that on the day in question, acting on information, Police ranks intercepted motor car PXX 94 belonging to and driven by Gilpin. Murray was the lone passenger at the time.The ranks then approached the car, where Gilpin informed the Police that a gun with the matching rounds of ammunition was in the middle compartment.He then went on to tell the ranks that he was conducting business. The ranks conducted a search of the vehicle and the cannabis was unearthed. As such, both men were arrested and taken to the Brickdam Police Station.The Prosecutor objected to bail being granted.Murray was, however, granted bail in the sum of $250,000 while Gilpin was remanded to prison. Both men are slated to make their next court appearance on October 17, 2019.last_img read more

SBVC women beat Chaffey in rematch

first_imgSAN BERNARDINO – The last time the Chaffey and San Bernardino Valley College women’s basketball teams met, there was plenty of drama and controversy in a one-point Chaffey win. In Wednesday’s rematch, there was even more drama – and this time, the controversy didn’t involve a fight. “They (officials) should let the kids decide the game,” Crebbin said. “A lot of officials wouldn’t have made that call.” Chaffey coach Gary Plunkett differed. “I thought it was the right call,” he said. Horine made both free throws to tie the score, and Miller-Malloy missed hers at the other end, sending the game into OT. SBVC never trailed in OT, after forcing a couple of early Panther turnovers and holding them scoreless for the first 2 minutes and 8 seconds. The game featured a combined 51 fouls and each team had two players foul out. The first one was the Wolverines’ La’Quita Jordan, who fouled out with 10:45 to play less than 30 seconds after picking up her fourth foul. That meant starting point guard Jasmine Marshall, who was away from the team the last time the teams played, had to play the rest of the game. “It just meant she couldn’t get any rest,” Crebbin said. Marshall finished with 17 points, but the real yeoman’s effort came from Miller-Malloy, who scored 14 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. “I was really focused for this game, since Chaffey is our rival,” Miller-Malloy said. “I knew tonight I was going to rebound. I didn’t know if I was going to score.” Trailing 47-36 when Jordan fouled out, the Panthers rallied, tying the score 58-58 on a Christina Warren basked with 2:30 to play. Warren and Lillie Parks (14 rebounds) each scored 17 points to lead Chaffey and Horine added 13 points, all after halftime. Walter added 10 for SBVC. Chaffey still has a difficult game against second-place Antelope Valley in the regular season finale Saturday, but Plunkett is optimistic about his team’s postseason chances. “I feel good regardless,” Plunkett said. “But we’ve got 20 wins and a pretty good RPI. A win would’ve sealed it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Chaffey couldn’t get a shot off in the final seconds, and SBVC held off Chaffey 73-70 in overtime at Snyder Gym. “I think if we would have lost, we would have been borderline, but our RPI is real good,” SBVC coach Sue Crebbin said. “I was proud of the way the kids handled it last time, and I was proud of the way they handled it tonight.” center_img SBVC (18-9 overall, 10-3 Foothill Conference) never trailed in overtime, and held on after taking the three-point lead on a Shy Walter free throw with 18.7 seconds left. Chaffey (20-9, 9-4) tried to use a double screen to set up a game-tying 3-point attempt by Jessica Thorpe or Carly Horine. But the ball was turned over with three seconds left, sealing the Wolverines’ victory. The drama in overtime was nothing compared to the drama at the end of regulation. After the Panthers tied the score 61-61 on a Horine 3-pointer with 25.8 seconds lef, the Wolverines appeared to have the game won when Rocky Miller-Malloy made a short jumper with three-tenths of a second remaining and was fouled to make it 63-61. But officials ruled someone jumped off the SBVC bench and onto the court, and assessed a technical foul. last_img read more

Gillespie Advances On First Day of ITA All-American Championships

first_imgGillespie defeated Ohio State’s Martin Joyce, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to move into the second day of competition. Gillespie will face Arizona’s Filip Malbasic Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the second round of the ITA All-American Championships. Gillespie was one of two Bulldogs competing Monday at the ITA All-American Championships. Tom Hands (Fulbourn, England) fell to Mattias Siimar of Michigan, 6-0, 6-4.Print Friendly Version TULSA, Okla. – Drake University senior Vinny Gillespie (Sterling, Scotland) advanced on the opening day of the ITA All-American Championships Monday morning at Tulsa’s Case Tennis Center. Updated Bracket Story Linkslast_img