Tulsa, USF meet in conference play

first_imgFor more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 February 13, 2020 Tulsa, USF meet in conference play Associated Press center_img SQUAD LEADERS: The Golden Hurricane have been led by Brandon Rachal and Martins Igbanu. Rachal has averaged 12.7 points and six rebounds while Igbanu has recorded 13 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. The Bulls have been led by Laquincy Rideau and David Collins, who are averaging 12.8 and 13.4 points, respectively.CLAMPING DOWN: The Golden Hurricane have allowed only 60 points per game across 11 conference games, an improvement from the 68.2 per game they allowed in non-conference play.BRILLIANT BRANDON: Rachal has connected on 25 percent of the 48 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also made 79.8 percent of his free throws this season.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Golden Hurricane have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Bulls. South Florida has an assist on 24 of 59 field goals (40.7 percent) over its previous three outings while Tulsa has assists on 36 of 67 field goals (53.7 percent) during its past three games.TOUGH DEFENSE: South Florida has held opposing teams to 61.7 points per game, the lowest figure among all AAC teams.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTulsa (16-8, 8-3) vs. South Florida (11-13, 4-7)Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida; Saturday, 12 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: AAC foes meet as Tulsa matches up against South Florida. Tulsa took care of East Carolina by 14 in its last outing. South Florida lost 62-58 to Houston in its most recent game.last_img read more

Syracuse tries to improve mental focus in weekend series against Robert Morris

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 6, 2014 at 1:42 am Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman During the last series when Syracuse played Robert Morris, head coach Paul Flanagan said he didn’t believe his team showed enough energy against what is now the first-place team in College Hockey of America.The Orange tied the first match 1-1, and lost the second game of the series 2-1. SU was hindered by six penalties in the loss, and was only able to get three shots off in nearly seven and a half minutes on the power play.But since, Syracuse has gone 9-5 with three losses to Top-10 programs — and it’s coming off a 3-0 win against St. Lawrence on Tuesday.“In this sport, and all others, momentum is pretty important,” Flanagan said. “We finished the game playing well, and hopefully we can throw that on the bus with us for Friday’s game.”Flanagan’s team will need to be at its best for all 60 minutes Friday when SU (15-11-2, 6-6-2 CHA) takes to Moon Township, Pa., to play Robert Morris (21-5-2, 10-3-1) at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter the Orange’s win on Tuesday, the head coach emphasized the significance of putting up a strong showing leading up to a showdown with the conference’s best team.If Syracuse is going to turn the final score in its favor, it will be a matter of making and executing adjustments.“It’s going to be important to us to be able to win the battles on the boards,” said junior forward Julie Knerr.The Orange offense will be tasked with trying to get the puck past Jessica Dodds, one of the conference’s stingiest goalies. Dodds leads the conference in wins with 18, and her goals-against average of 1.56 is tops by almost half of a goal.Coupled with an unyielding defense that allows the fewest amount of goals per game in the conference, the Colonials feature a robust offense led by junior forward Rebecca Vint. Vint leads the conference in goals and has helped her offense average exactly three goals per game in conference, besting Syracuse’s 2.57 goals per game.The Orange knows it’ll be going up against one of the best teams it will see this season, and it won’t bend on any facet of its game.“Our main focus has to be to put as much effort on defense as offense,” junior forward Allie LaCombe said. “Because it’s just as important, if not more important to protect your goalie than always trying to score goals.”Not to be entirely outdone, Syracuse goalie Jenesica Drinkwater slots behind Dodds for the second best goals-against average per game in the conference, with a mark of 1.93. Drinkwater also has allowed the second-lowest number of goals, right behind injured SU goalie Kallie Billadeau. Even as the last line of defense for the SU defense, she said responsibility must be delegated to everyone across the ice.“Our defense has to be able to block shots before the puck gets to me,” Drinkwater said.And that goes back into the effort Flanagan said his team lacked in SU’s first two games against Robert Morris. The Orange will look to continue its improved play — keyed in part by sophomore forward Melissa Piacentini’s program-record nine-game point streak — this weekend.“We’re in the most important part of the season,” Piacentini said. “All that really matters at this point is winning.” Commentslast_img read more

Seaborne Airlines to be sold to US carrier Silver Airways

first_imgPuerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines is being sold to US carrier Silver Airways.Seaborne, which operates flights across the eastern Caribbean, is being sold because of financial strain caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.The airline says most of the countries serviced by the carrier such as Puerto Rico, the British and United States Virgin Islands, Dominica, St Maarten were significantly impacted by the category five hurricanes.“While the company’s business has enjoyed a remarkable recovery since the 2017 hurricanes, the financial stress caused during the recovery period coupled with legacy liabilities have made it necessary to seek reorganization protection,” said Acting CEO of Seaborne Airlines, Ben Munson.Seaborne said the airline’s day-to-day operations will ‘continue as normal’ and will not be disrupted by the sale.The company said it will also maintain its ‘codeshare’ partnerships that facilitate easy connections with other partner airlines.Though financial stress from the hurricanes encouraged the airline to sell, Seaborne had entered into negotiations with Silver Airways months ago. It is said that the sale will result in the two airlines will combining fleets.last_img read more

Charlie McAvoy injury update: Bruins defenseman ‘fine’ after leaving Game 3 after blocked shot

first_img“He’s fine,” he said. “No issues there.”Bruce Cassidy on Charlie McAvoy: “He’s fine. No issues there.” #NHLBruins— Boston Bruins on CLNS (@BruinsCLNS) June 2, 2019The Bruins are already down a defenseman in Matt Grzelcyk, who is in concussion protocol after taking a shot to the head from Oskar Sundqvist in Game 2.Zdeno Chara also has been beaten up a bit as he missed the final game of the Eastern Conference finals and was shaken up earlier in that series as well.The Bruins got good production out of John Moore in Grzelcyk’s absence but the team can’t take too many more injuries on their blue line if they want to keep winning moving forward.They especially could not lose McAvoy, who is one of their best defensemen and possibly the best skater on the ice for much of the time. Stanley Cup Final 2019: Three takeaways from Bruins’ Game 3 win over Blues He was noticeably hobbling when he went to the bench and back to the locker room.Acciari makes it #nhlbruins 6, #stlblues 2 with empty net goal.Of more concern for Boston: McAvoy hunched over in pain after taking shot off left knee.And while I type this, Johansson makes it 7-2.— Mike Zeisberger (@Zeisberger) June 2, 2019However, Cassidy was not worried about McAvoy after the game. Related News The Bruins cannot lose another defenseman, and according to head coach Bruce Cassidy, they won’t.Charlie McAvoy left Game 3 in the closing minutes after blocking a shot off the inside of his leg.center_img St. Louis is also still without defenseman Vince Dunn, who was knocked out of the postseason in the Western Conference finals when he took a shot to the face.The Bruins won Game 3, 7-2, and lead the series 2-1. Stanley Cup Final 2019: Blues’ Jordan Binnington benched for first time in playoffslast_img read more

Wellington boys keep AV-CTL DIV title hopes alive with Circle sweep

first_img1234567R HE Follow us on Twitter. Circle0001000162 Wellington200010X360 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments WP – Phelps. LP – Coulter. Save – Condit Circle0000200234 Game #2 Wellington 3 Circle 1 WP- Nance. LP- Scherenberg. HR- Circle: Ellison, Wellington: Dunn Wellington220142X1190 Game #1 Wellington 11 Circle 2 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys baseball team kept its league title hopes alive with a doubleheader sweep against Circle Thursday at Sellers Park. The victory sweep improved the Dukes to 9-5 and 7-1 in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV. They are currently in a battle with Andale-Garden Plain for the league title.Freshman Cade Phelps in game two.The Indians are 5-1 and travels to Wichita Collegiate tonight. They will then play at Mulvane on May 7. Wellington hosts Clearwater on the same day.On Thursday, the Crusaders won the first game 11-2 and followed that up with a thrilling 3-1 victory in the nightcap.Wellington took advantage of four Circle errors while generating nine hits in game one. Austin Dunn also had himself a home run.Crusaders were in cruise control getting two runs in the first and two runs in the second. Eventually they held a 5-0 lead after four innings. The Thunderbirds would narrow the lead to two in the top of the fifth. But a four-run output in the bottom of the fifth secured victory for the Dukes. Trevor Nance was the winning pitcher striking out 10 Circle batters, while allowing just three hits and walking five.The second game did not come as easily for the Crusaders, who were in a defensive tussle.Wellington opened the game with a 2-0 lead with Connor Phelps and Wesley Gilmore scoring off Circle errors.Cameron Bartelson with the critical tag in the fifth.But scoring became a premium thereafter. In the fourth inning, Circle made its move and scored a run by Chase Ellison.Then in the fifth, Circle loaded the bases with one out. However, Wellington catcher Cameron Bartelson tagged the runner at third to prevent a score and Wellington left the top half of the inning still clutching to a 2-1 lead.The bottom half of the inning had an interesting sequence in which Wesley Gilmore had rounded to second but then got caught in a rundown between second and third with two outs. How he escaped that situation was an act of Houdini. In his race back to second base he escaped a near Circle tag. In fact the Thunderbirds were running back to the dugout when the umpire called him safe.Wesley Gilmore escapes a rundown.Nance would then bat him home to make it 3-1. Nobody scored in the final two innings.Freshman Cade Phelps was the winning pitcher in game two. He allowed six hits, but no walks, and strikeout eight in 6.1 innings pitched. Adam Condit came in relief in the final inning.Wellington, which was plagued with errors on Monday against Buhler, was errorless Thursday. Wellington hosts Winfield Thursday in a non-league contest.More detailed stats of the doubleheader can be found here:Photo gallery of the games can be found here: 1234567R HElast_img read more