Cassidy Barrios Earns First Women’s Basketball Weekly Award of 2017-18

first_imgIn 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 Honorable Mention: Jenniffer Oramas, Sam Houston State; Mercedes Rogers, McNeese.last_img read more

2019 Southland Women’s Basketball Tournament Begins Thursday

first_imgKATY, Texas – The 2019 Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off Thursday afternoon at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. Lamar claimed the tournament’s No. 1 seed after concluding regular-season conference play with a 17-1 record. The regular-season title marks the second straight for the Cardinals and the fourth in program history.Tournament play tips off Thursday at 11 a.m. CT with No. 8 Central Arkansas taking on No. 5 Sam Houston State, followed by No. 7 New Orleans vs. No. 6 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 1:30 p.m.No. 3 Nicholls and No. 4 Abilene Christian received single-round byes to the quarterfinal rounds, while No. 1 Lamar and No. 2 Stephen F. Austin each earned a pair of byes to the semifinal rounds.The 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball selection show is slated for 6 p.m. CT Monday, March 18 on ESPN. The opening two rounds of the NCAA tournament are set to be hosted on 16 non-predetermined campus sites.No. 1 Lamar Cardinals (24-5, 17-1 SLC)The Cardinals have, so far, lived up to their reputation after being the preseason selection to win the Southland Conference title. Lamar is currently riding a seven-game win streak, outscoring opponents by a 16.7 points margin for the season. Chastadie Barrs enters postseason play after becoming the third Cardinal player in program history to be named the Southland Conference Player of the year. Barrs also earned her fourth consecutive Southland Defensive Player of the Year honor and her fourth All-Defensive team nod after setting a NCAA Division I career steals record that currently sits at 639. The Cards have flown through their schedule scoring 78.1 points per game on the shoulders of senior guard Moe Kinard who averages 20.7 points per contest on a staggering 45.2-percent shooting mark. Lamar landed Kinard, Barrs and freshman Miya Crump to the all-conference squads.No. 2 Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks (25-5, 16-2 SLC)Stephen F. Austin enters the conference tournament after securing a pair of First Team All-Conference selections in Chanell Hayes and Imani Johnson, and an all-Defensive honoree, Stephanie Visscher. The Ladyjacks maintained an offensive swagger throughout the season by spreading the ball and averaging a conference-best 17.7 assists per game. SFA has routinely flustered teams by limiting their opponents to a 35.3-percent field goal mark and a 35.4-percent three-point average. Defense has remained key for the Ladyjacks squad that has held teams to 56.7 points per game.No. 3 Nicholls Colonels (20-10, 14-4 SLC)Senior Cassidy Barrios has led the Colonels to a scorching seven-game win streak to conclude their regular-season slate. Nicholls is no stranger to working for their points as the squad stands third nationally with 509 made free throws throughout the season. Barrios, who was named First Team All-Conference and an All-Defensive Team selection, has made her presence known across the floor racking up 19 double-double performances this season. In its last seven games, Nicholls has overpowered opponents by a 13.14 scoring margin.No. 4 Abilene Christian Wildcats (20-9, 13-5 SLC)The Wildcats locked down a path to the Southland Tournament’s semifinal round with a 102-53 statement victory over Incarnate Word in the regular season-finale. ACU presents a balanced attack that ranks first in the conference for field goal percentage (46.1%) and rebounding margin (7.3). Sara Williamson, Dominique Golightly and Wright were named to the 2019 Southland All-Conference teams.No. 5 Sam Houston State Bearkats (16-12, 11-6 SLC)The Bearkats have mounted an incredible turnaround after finishing the 2017-18 season with a 1-17 conference record. Sam Houston State’s success this season can be credited in large part to first-year head coach and newly named Southland Conference Coach of the Year, Ravon Justice. Justice has coached her program to 11 Southland wins with four Bearkat players averaging double-scoring figures for the season. Jaylonn Walker headlined the Sam Houston State postseason superlatives, alongside Justice, as the Southland’s Newcomer of the Year and a Second Team All-Conference appearance. Walker leads her SHSU team with 15.3 points per game.No. 6 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (14-15, 8-10 SLC)Texas A&M-Corpus Christi locked down a pair of All-Conference Second Team selections in Alexes Bryant and Dalesia Booth. Bryant was also recognized with an All-Defensive Team spot after leading the Islanders with 63 blocks on the season and 2.33 per game. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has made a habit of smothering teams and forcing opponents into 20.3 turnovers per contest. The Islanders are led on offense by Booth, who is registering 11.6 points on 41.1-percent shooting. Bryant has cleaned the glass all year and leads her squad with 6.7 rebounds per game.No. 7 New Orleans Privateers (12-15, 8-10 SLC)New Orleans secured its third consecutive trip to the conference tournament last Thursday with a 46-45 victory at home against Southeastern Louisiana. Shania Woods was named Third Team All-Conference after leading the Privateers this season with 14.2 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. UNO makes its mark on opponents through second chance points as the Privateers rank 15th nationally with 16 offensive boards per contest.No. 8 Central Arkansas Sugar Bears (11-17, 6-12 SLC)Central Arkansas makes its way into the tournament as the No. 8 seed following a season filled with tenacious play. Defense has dictated the pace of UCA’s games as the Sugar Bears have mauled opposing offenses and held adversaries to 58.6 points per game. Kamry Orr, a Second Team All-Conference honoree, has been golden for Central Arkansas leading the team with 15.6 points and 3.6 assists for the season.last_img read more


first_imgSANTA ANITA-BASED STORM THE COURT IS NAMED 2-YEAR-OLD ECLIPSE CHAMPION MALE; COLT BY COURT VISION IS SCHEDULED TO MAKE HIS 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUT IN THE GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES SUNDAY, FEB. 9ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2020)–A longshot no more, trainer Peter Eurton’s Santa Anita-based Storm the Court was an overwhelming 147-51 selection as the nation’s Eclipse Champion 2-year-old Male, as was announced last night at the 49th annual Eclipse Awards gala held at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida.By Court Vision, out of the Tejano Run mare My Tejana Storm, Storm the Court, who finished 96 votes clear of runner-up Structor, won his Eclipse on the strength of his gutty gate to wire triumph in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile here on Nov. 1, a race in which he prevailed by a head and paid $93.80 to win.“We had no idea on how the vote would go, so we’re obviously elated,” said Eurton, who returned early this morning from Gulfstream.  “We weren’t about to count our chickens before they hatched, but it is very gratifying and we’re excited about running in the San Vicente.“He’s a late foal (May 5, 2017), so he’s still growing.  He’s filled out some since the Breeders’ Cup and he’s training well.”A well beaten third in Santa Anita’s Grade I American Pharoah Stakes on Sept. 27, Storm the Court’s connections were undeterred and the colt responded with his Breeders’ Cup triumph at odds of 45-1.  With the winner’s share of $1.1 million, Storm the Court now has total earnings of $1,172,951–not bad for a horse that was purchased for $60,000 at the Ocala Breeders April 2-year-old in Training Sale.“This is definitely a once in a lifetime deal,” said part owner Dan Hudock, who resides in nearby Glendora with his wife Rosalyn.  “I told my wife this is a million to one shot, if you think we can do this twice, you’re crazy!  I’m really a nobody, but I’ve been doing this for 35 years and for 32 of those, I was dealing with claiming horses.“I’ve done the math and a $20,000 claimer costs just as much to maintain as Storm the Court.  We’ve been with Pete for three years now and with this horse, we don’t see a vet bill, he gets shoes, Lasix for workouts and a couple carrots!  We had no idea if we’d win.  We stayed home and watched the whole thing…My phone was ringing all night.”With two wins from four starts at age two, Storm the Court, who has been ridden in all of his races by Flavien Prat, worked five furlongs this past Sunday and is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 9.“A couple more works will tighten the screws up a little bit,” said Eurton following the work, which was completed in 1:00.30 in tandem with Prat.  “I’ve got pictures of Flavien pulling up with a smile on his face.  He’s very pleased and that makes me happy.”last_img read more

Tottenham ‘plan £50million raid on Lyon for Man Utd flop Memphis Depay’

first_imgTOTTENHAM are reportedly lining up a £50million bid for Manchester United flop Memphis Depay.The Mirror claims Mauricio Pochettino will target the Lyon star this winter after a dreadful start to the new season.2 Spurs are lining up a £50m bid for Lyon star and Man Utd flop Memphis DepayCredit: GettySpurs lie 14th in the Premier League table with 12 games played, winning just three matches while recording five draws and four defeats.Last season’s beaten Champions League finalists haven’t picked up a single win in their previous five league fixtures.And they also suffered an embarrassing 7-2 defeat at home to German giants Bayern Munich at the start of October.Despite Spurs’ woes, Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min have combined for 18 goals between them this term.And Pochettino now wants to add a third goal-scoring element to his attack, with Spurs already 11 points off the top four.2Netherlands international Depay, 25, is said to be top of the Tottenham boss’ shopping list after scoring 11 goals in just 14 games this term.He has hit the net a total of 50 times since joining Lyon from Man Utd in January 2017 for an initial £16m.And Pochettino is apparently ready to pay a whopping £50m to bring Depay back to the Premier League.The Eredivisie title winner failed to make much of an impact during his first spell in England, joining United from PSV Eindhoven for £25m in 2015 during ill-fated Louis van Gaal era.But despite scoring 28 times in his final season at PSV, Depay managed just seven strikes during his campaign at Old Trafford.He lasted only half a season more as he failed to net in eight games before shipping off to Lyon.Most Read In SportTHROUGH 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 returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubBut after becoming one of the top players in Ligue 1, as well as the Netherlands’ first-choice striker, Spurs feel the time is right to give Depay a second chance.Pochettino is also said to be eyeing a move for Ajax sensation Hakim Ziyech, who would be an ideal candidate to replace contract rebel Christian Eriksen.While Metz striker Habib Diallo is another Ligue 1 ace on Pochettino’s radar.Son proves he is the ‘nicest footballer in the world’ as Spurs star uses his hands to protect mascot from the rainlast_img read more

Lions to dedicate tour to London victims, says Warburton

first_imgSpeaking in Waitangi on Sunday, the Wales star’s thoughts were with the six people killed and at least 48 others injured in the incident at London Bridge and the Borough Market.Warburton, whose team opened their tour with a 13-7 win over the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians on Saturday, said the Lions wanted to bring some joy to those affected.”In future performances and wins, we’ll dedicate to those who have been involved and I guess we can play a small part in trying to cheer a majority of the nation up by trying to be successful over here,” he said.”We’ll commit our performances and all our efforts to those involved recently in London.”He added: “I just wanted to wish those involved all the best wishes from the Lions players and management.”Our thoughts are always with the people back home in Britain and Ireland so thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to the families and people involved in that incident.”Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to those affected back home by the tragic events in London.— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) June 4, 2017The Lions have nine matches left on their tour, including a three-Test series against the All Blacks.Tour manager John Spencer also sent his regards, saying: “We’re four nations, but we’re one jersey, one team.”We’ll all stand united here about the sentiments in London.”The Lions are next in action against Super Rugby outfit Blues at Eden Park on Wednesday.last_img read more

Lewas gearing up to take on Scotland

first_imgThe match will start at 1:45pm (10:45am PNG time).In their practice matches this week, the Lewas lost by 5 wickets to the Combined XI but managed a seven run win over China in the second match.Eight countries are taking part in the tournament that will be held in Thailand.It will run from the 28th of November to the 5th of December.The Lewas are pooled alongside Bangladesh, Scotland and hosts Thailand.   The other pool is: Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Ireland and China.The top two teams of each pool after the preliminary stage will advance to the semi-finals.The winners of the semi-finals will not only move into the final, but also book their spots in the 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty 20 in India.last_img read more

Roberto goes to Alavés

first_imgThus, Roberto’s adventure in the Premier has barely lasted six months, after he signed for West Ham last summer free after finishing his stage at Espanyol. He signed for another two years another optional one. This season he has played 10 games (eight in Premier and two in Carabao Cup), although in the last duels he has been a substitute and that has led him to look for a new team. In Vitoria it will also be complicated, since it comes to be a replacement of guarantees of Pacheco, who is the undisputed owner of the goal of Mendirroza for several seasons.Before leaving for West Ham, Roberto Jiménez had gone through Atlético de Madrid, Nástic, Recreativo, Benfica, Real Zaragoza, Olympiacos, Málaga and Espanyol. It is the third time he returns to Spanish football after trying his luck abroad in Portugal, first, in Greece and in this brief stage in England. Roberto Jiménez (33 years old), West Ham goalkeeper, will become next Monday in new goalkeeper of Alavés. As you have learned AS will arrive on loan until the end of the season to cover the departure of Antonio Sivera, who has left on a loan with an option to buy from Almeria. last_img read more

Jordi Alba and his trip to Camp Nou: “I don’t like to be beaten in the 15th minute”

first_imgAfter making a small move with the harrow in the 2-0 action that was overturned by Martínez Munuera and the VARJordi Alba opened another melon of conflict between players and fans after the game and complained about the pitos that Barça heard at some point: “The attitude of the team is good, the players leave everything. No player likes not to play well, but whistling in the fifteenth minute with a zero draw I don’t like. Just as I respect everyone, they have to respect me. And I don’t like to be beaten“. He also denied problems with Eder Sarabia: “It seems that Sarabia killed someone … now it seems that the coaching staff cannot express themselves as they wish and for nothing … he lives football intensely, he did not disrespect anyone, I would have done the same or worse in his place, we are not upset ”.last_img read more

Ilicic, more than Cristiano and Haaland

first_imgIlicic, 32 years old and in his first absolute campaign in the Champions League, had failed to score any goals in the group stage, but he raised his voice in this phase of direct elimination, in which he sank Valencia with a goal in the first leg, played in San Siro, and with a strong poker this Tuesday in Mestalla.The Slovenian midfielder, who at the beginning of his career stood out for his enormous talent but lacked continuity, he is living the best moment of his sporting life and was decisive for the great 4-3 victory achieved in the field of Valencia, after 4-1 of the first leg of San Siro. Atalanta’s number 27 started 2020 bluntly and already has 14 goals, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus Turin forward, and two more than the Norwegian Erling Braut Haaland, who at 19 is breaking records with the German Borussia Dortmund. The records of Ciro Immobile, which marked 11 goals in 2020 with Lazio (27 totals in Serie A) and those of Argentine Lionel Messi, who signed 9 with Barcelona, ​​and the Polish Robert Lewandowski, who also put in 9 with Bayern.He only needed ten games to sign these 14 goals and reached 21 total goals in this outstanding season: he entered 15 in Serie A, being the top gunner of Atalanta, and one in the Italian Cup in addition to the five in the European Cup.With his poker at Mestalla he became the first player capable of scoring four goals away from home in the phase of direct elimination of the Champions League and joined the restricted group of players who scored 4 goals in Europe.Already part of a group that includes the Hungarian legend of Real Madrid Ferenc Puskas, author of a poker in the final of the 1960 European Cup won against Frankfurt, the Argentine Alfredo Di Stéfano, Messi, the Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic or the Ukrainian Andriy ShevchenkoDreams Ilicic and dreams of Atalanta, which this year disputes the first Champions League in its history and has already put its name among the eight best clubs in the continent, wanting to continue surprising for quality of play, organization and results.Ilicic: “Atalanta is no longer a surprise”Slovenian Josip Ilicic, who signed a poker this Tuesday to Valencia in Mestalla (4-3) to send Atalanta to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, considered his team “already it’s no surprise “and promised” to compete until the end “, whoever the next rival. “The Atalanta is no longer a surprise, we have been doing great things, our goal is to show that we deserve to be where we are. We do not want to stop, we want to continue growing”, Ilicic said at the end of Mestalla’s game, in statements to ‘Sky Sport’.“The important thing is to have fun, it is not easy to reach these levels. It is a long road that we are doing in recent years, “he added. Asked about which rival he wants in the quarterfinals, Ilicic said his team has no favorites and stressed that “the goal is compete, nothing more. “And downplayed poker signed on Tuesday, as its only goal is to get as far as possible in this competition. “The most important thing is the team. A player without a team is not going to any side. Hopefully next time the ‘Papu’ wins (the Argentine Alejandro Gomez), “he said.center_img Slovenian Josip Ilicic led Atalanta to the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Tuesday with a strong poker to decide 4-3 at Valencia in Mestalla and already scored 14 goals in this 2020, which makes him the top scorer so far this year in the five major European leagues ahead of the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and the Norwegian Erling Braut Haaland.last_img read more

The Premier for until 4-A

first_imgIn the official statement, the Executive President of the Premier League, Richard MastersHe said: “In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, the Government, the FA and the EFL and we can assure everyone that the health and well-being of the players, the staff and the fans are our priority. About everything, we wish that Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi recover quickly, and everyone else affected by COVID-19. “In addition, from the championship it was ensured that despite the current outlook, its objective “rreschedule suspended matches, including those played by Academy teams, when it is safe to do so. “” In this fast-moving environment, more updates will be provided when appropriate, “he concluded. Official: Premier matches have been suspended until April 4, including this same day, to try to control the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. The decision concerns the competitions of the Premier, Championship, League One and League Two. It thus joins the rest of major European championships such as LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga or Ligue 1.In recent days, the positives have been known by Mikel Arteta coronavirus, coach of Arsenal, and the Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi, which has prompted the urgent meeting this morning in which the decision has been made to stop until April 4. Three Leicester footballers are quarantined for symptoms of COVID-19 and Mendy, of the City, too.last_img read more