In a hard-fought 68-61 loss at SMU in the Colonels’ season opener, one of the Southland’s most versatile contributors notched a double-double. Nicholls (0-1) next turns its sight to Spring Hill College at home Tuesday at 6 p.m. before hosting Jacksonville on Saturday at 1 p.m. Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls – Jr. – Guard – Raceland, La.Barrios led Nicholls to a near victory in its opener at SMU, finishing with 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. She went the distance in the game and shot 4-10 from the field with one three-pointer and was 9-10 at the charity stripe. A Third Team All-Conference selection last season, the Raceland, La., native added three assists, two steals and a block to go along with her ninth career double-double. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. 2017-18 Southland Women’s Basketball Week 2 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls junior guard Cassidy Barrios earned the first women’s basketball weekly award of the season, the conference announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Honorable Mention: Jenniffer Oramas, Sam Houston State; Mercedes Rogers, McNeese.
Battle for the domestic market continues. Virgin has announced it will move its Airbus A330 aircraft on flights between Brisbane and Perth, days after Qantas unveiled plans to introduce the A330 on services between the east and west.As part of the battle to build and maintain its share of the domestic market, the aircraft will operate on two of three weekday return services between Brisbane and Perth from 15 May 2013.The daily Airbus A330 flights to Perth on weekdays will depart Brisbane at 8:45am and 8:15pm, arriving Perth at 12:25pm and 11:55pm respectively.The return A330 services from Perth depart at 12:30pm and 10:45pm, arriving in Brisbane at 6:50pm and 5:05am (+1 day) local time.A third weekday return service, operated by a Boeing 737 aircraft, will depart Brisbane at 5:30pm and Perth at 7:35am arriving at 9:25pm and 1:55pm respectively.The weekend A330 departure is on Sunday departing Brisbane at 8.15pm and Perth 10:45pm arriving 11:55pm and 5:05am (+1 day) respectively.Virgin Australia group executive of alliances, network and yield Merren McArthur said the decision was made to meet customer demand for a “spacious aircraft, comfortable seating, and inclusive catering and entertainment”.Tickets for the A330 service go on sale tomorrow.Virgin Australia also announced today a decline in profits before tax of up to $35.1 million for the first half of financial year 2012/13.Click here for more information.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J.