No. 23 WBB Clinches Share of GSC Title with 67-54 Win

first_imgNext Game: The Argonauts trailed 35-31 at halftime and 47-38 with 2:20 remaining in the third quarter. But they closed the period on an 8-1 run and made it a 24-3 stretch with 90 seconds to play in the game. UAH was held to 2-for-14 shooting and eight turnovers in the fourth quarter while scoring just six points. UWF can clinch its first outright GSC regular-season title with a win in either of its two remaining contests – Thursday versus Lee at 5:30 p.m. or Saturday against Shorter at 2:00 p.m. Both games will be played at the UWF Field House. “We had a great effort from our bench. Imani (Mulmore) and Shami (Goodman) were solid off the bench and gave us a great boost.” UWF (21-5, 16-4) tied the program record with its 16th league win and extended its GSC lead to two games with two contests remaining. Full Schedule Roster Watch Live Lee 2/23/2017 – 5:30 pm The Argos shot 36 percent but had 18 second chance points, including 13 in the second half.Senior Alex Coyne and junior Shami Goodman scored 13 points apiece, while freshman Imani Mulmore had 11 points. Juniors Toni Brewer and Courtney Meyer each finished with nine points and 10 rebounds. UWF held a 48-41 rebounding edge and turned the ball over just eight times – one shy of its season low – including just twice in the second half. Preview The duo combined for 13 points and five rebounds in 10 minutes over the third and fourth quarters. Live Stats UAH (5-20, 4-16) was led by Caroline Dodd who ended with a game-high 19 points. Chandler Elder had 10 points and eight rebounds.  Print Friendly Version “Our team showed some great poise and confidence after falling behind late in the third quarter,” UWF head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton said. “We battled possession after possession and the fourth quarter really showed our tenacity for finishing the game. BOX SCORE: PDF | HTMLHUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The 23rd-ranked UWF women’s basketball team got 24 points from its bench and used a 27-7 outburst over the final 12 minutes to defeat Alabama-Huntsville, 67-54, Saturday and clinch at least a share of the Gulf South Conference regular-season title.last_img read more

Swan starts the tournament in the Czech Republic with a convincing…

first_imgThe first racket of Latvian men’s tennis Ernests Gulbis on Monday overcame the first round of the Ostrava “Challenger” series tournament. Content will continue after the ad Advertising Swan, who is ranked 158th in the ATP rankings and placed fourth in the tournament, defeated 17-year-old Czech Dalibor Svrčin, who is in the 852nd position, with the result 6-4, 6-1. Svrčina is the winner of last year’s Australian Open Championship Junior Doubles Tournament.Achieving the second round gives Swan ten ATP ranking points.There he will meet with Russian Aslan Karacev (ATP 1406) or Czech Tomas Machach (ATP 246). It was Karacev who stopped Gulbi in the previous two Challenger tournaments in Prague.This “Challenger” competition for Gulbi is the first official tournament since the Davis Cup duel with Egypt, which took place in Latvia at the beginning of March. At the end of July, he participated in the Estonian-Latvian match in Tallinn, winning both singles and doubles.Before the Davis Cup, Swan triumphed in France in the Po “Challenger” tournament, winning his fifth title and the first since 2007. Also at the beginning of the year, he successfully competed in the Australian Open, where he qualified and competed until the third round. This season, Gulbis has gone to ATP level in 24 games, where he has won 18 games.Swan is expected to take part in another Challenger series in the Czech Republic.last_img read more

Nationwide Tour honors Utahn as top volunteer

first_imgThe PGA Tour has named Mike Smith of the Envirocare Utah Classic as the Nationwide Tour Volunteer of the Year. Smith has been a volunteer at the tournament for six years and has been the Volunteer Chairman for the past four.Smith will receive a special trophy honoring his selection as Volunteer of the Year at a ceremony to be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Willow Creek Country Club.”To be recognized as the Volunteer of the Year for the Nationwide Tour is truly humbling,” Smith said. “This honor is really a reflection of the great family of volunteers we have here in Salt Lake City. I feel fortunate to have given my time to help make a difference in my community with the Nationwide Tour event and the benefits the event provides to so many.”Smith was selected from a group of volunteers submitted by tournaments across the Nationwide Tour.”We are very pleased to honor today’s winners who stood out among a strong list of candidates,” said Bill Calfee, Chief of Operations for the Nationwide Tour. “The Volunteer of the Year is a very significant award that allows us to give recognition for their efforts.”The Envirocare Utah Classic is the only PGA TOUR event held in Utah. The tournament attracts some of the world’s best golfers and future stars of the PGA TOUR. Ernie Els, David Duval, John Daly, Jim Furyk and Tom Lehman are all past participants who have gone on to successful careers on the PGA TOUR. “The presence of the PGA TOUR in Utah and the caliber of players the Envirocare Utah Classis attracts is an incredible asset to our state,” said Jeff Robbins, President & CEO of the Utah Sports Commission. “We are incredibly fortunate to have dedicated volunteers who have helped position the Envirocare Utah Classis as one of the premier events on the Nationwide Tour.” E-mail: [email protected]last_img read more

United and Chelsea draw as Rooney saga bubbles on

first_imgWayne Rooney needs to break his silence in the next 48 hours and either commit to Manchester United or say he wants to leave the club, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said on Monday as he urged his top target to end the transfer saga.The London club have made two unsuccessful bids for the England striker and have not ruled out making a third with their pursuit of him coming after former United manager Alex Ferguson said in May that Rooney wanted to quit Old Trafford.Rooney played the whole of Monday’s 0-0 draw at home to the club chasing his signature with his manager David Moyes saying his performance on the pitch demonstrated his position on the matter without him actually needing to say it.“I think the person that started the story has to finish the story,” Mourinho told a news conference.“A club like us, a manager like me and the people that work in the club with me, we are not silly to try to get a player from a big club, a club that does not sell what they don’t want to sell, we are not silly to try something if somebody didn’t start.”Asked if he meant did he want Rooney, who has not commented on the matter publicly, to come out and say he wanted to stay or go, he replied: “Yes.”He added he would like that to happen in the next “24, 48 hours” as if Chelsea could not get Rooney they would sign someone else.Rooney, who was cheered by his own fans and Chelsea’s, who were singing “Wayne Rooney, we’ll sign you next week”, had the best goal-scoring chances in a poor game, including an attempt at an acrobatic volley in stoppage time.“I think his performance tonight said enough, he closed two or three people down in the corner and I think the crowd realised the work he did,” said Moyes, who has faced a barrage of Rooney questions since taking over the job last month.“He was desperate to score, you could see that by the way he nearly scored with an overhead kick in injury time. So I think his actions tonight showed what he thought.”DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCESChelsea’s bid to sign Rooney had added spice to this early season meeting between the two big guns and Mourinho had stoked the fire by suggesting before the game that Moyes should shoulder the blame for the forward wanting to leave after suggesting he was a second-choice striker.Despite calling for an end to the uncertainty over the future of Rooney, Mourinho did not quite finish courting him as he tried a flattery approach.“I think the most important thing is he played very well, he was a real professional, he played for his club, played for the club that pays him, tried to win, tried to score, he was fantastic,” Mourinho said.“After that if he wants to leave he has to say. Or he has decided now that he doesn’t want to leave anymore, it’s his problem but I praise him because he was fantastic.“He played a fantastic match under these difficult circumstances so I praise him.”As if to prove he was anything but second-choice, Moyes named Rooney in his starting line-up for the biggest test of his short United career so far and he was delighted with the result.“I was very pleased with his performance and I was very pleased with the reaction from the crowd,” said the Scot, who has repeated the ‘he is not for sale’ mantra whenever he has faced questions about Rooney.“But I’ve got to say I didn’t think it was unexpected … He’s been great in training, the way he’s trained and anyone who looks at him will notice he’s slightly leaner looking. He worked hard, he tackled, he chased when we needed it.”The transfer window shuts on Sept. 2 which means that whether Rooney adheres to Mourinho’s two-day deadline or not, the football world will get a definitive answer by then.last_img read more