Irish Gold for Oranmore Judo Coach

first_imgRichard Murphy, the Oranmore Judo Club’s Competition Coach, took Gold medal at the Irish Open in Dublin yesterday, winning all three of his fights with the maximum score – ippon – perfect throws.The Oranmore club’s Eireann Murphy (aged 7) took Bronze in her category at the Open tournament and the club was also ably represented by Luke Murphy (aged 9), all from Clarinbridge, Co. Galway.The club has been a centre for judo training for over 30 years and includes among its past and present members many of the country’s notable judo practitioners and representatives, including the current President of the Irish Judo Association.Judo means ‘the gentle – or flexible – way’. It is a sport and a martial art that is not about weight, nor strength, but about balance, skill, and attitude. New members of any level or age are welcome. The dojo, where the action takes place, is open to Juniors at Oranmore Community Centre from 6.30pm every Wednesday and Friday during the season and from 7.30 for Seniors.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

County Senior Semi-finals & Camogie final Match Tracker

first_img2.30 Game On!4 Mins: Sean Armstrong opens the scoring from a free. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-1 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-05 Mins: Armstrong adds another free. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-2 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-07 Mins: Three up for Salthill/Knocknacarra. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-3 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-010 Mins: Derek Savage opens Cortoon’s account from a free. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-3 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-112 Mins: Sean Armstrong points close-in free. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-4 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-117 Mins: Paul Varley – over the bar from play. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-4 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-218 Mins: Goal chance for Cortoon….free in…Savvo points. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-4 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-319 Mins: William Finnerty – Yellow Card!20 Mins: Free in for Salthill/Knocknacarra…..Robert Finnerty points. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-5 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-323 Mins: Tap-over free for Cortoon…Derek Savage obliges. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-5 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-424 Mins: Cortoon are level. Adrian Varley points from play. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-5 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-527 Mins: Gary Cox puts Salthill/Knocknacarra back in front. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-6 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-5Camogie Final ready to go….Mullagh V Sarsfields29 Mins: Shane Gilmore comes on for Shane Gleeson on the Cortoon side30 Mins: Free in for Cortoon…….Joseph Donnellan scores. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-6 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-6Nine of the twelve points have been from frees!2 minutes of added timeHALF TIME: Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-6 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-6………………….OVER TO ATHENRYGame On …Mullagh V Sarsfields3 Mins: Is that a goal for Sarsfields?….NO!…free out5 Mins: Free in for Sarsfields. Niamh McGrath scores..first point of the game. Sarsfields 0-1 Mullagh 0-06 Mins: Aoife Donoghue levels it. Sarsfields 0-1 Mullagh 0-111 Mins: Niamh McGrath points a long-range free. Sarsfields 0-2 Mullagh 0-114 Mins: Therese Manton comes on as sub for Mullagh17 Mins: Another long-range free for Niamh McGrath. Sarsfields 0-3 Mullagh 0-1Back at Tuam Stadium…..2nd Half is on. Early point from a free from Joseph Donnellan. Cortoon Shamrocks 0-7 Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-6Adrian Varley is off injured for Cortoon34 Mins: Garry Cox answers for Salthill/Knocknacarra….Sean Armstrong gets a yellow card. Cortoon Shamrocks 0-7 Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-7 Corofin V Mountbellew/Moylough at 4.15pmCounty Camogie Final: Sarsfields V Mullagh at 3pm. GOAL!!!!!!!!!!  for Salthill/Knocknacarra….. Marcus MacDonnacha Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-9 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-7CAMOGIE HALF TIME: Sarsfields 0-6 Mullagh 0-1Football 9 minutes to go!51 Mins: Robert Finnerty adds a point …Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-10 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-860 Mins: Long stoppage….game restarts3 Minutes of added time.Salthill/Knocknacarra’s John Maher is the Galway Bay FM Man of the Match63 Mins: Tadhg Haran points. Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-11 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-8FULL TIME: Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-11 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-8Who will Salthill/Knocknacarra meet in the final? Up next, Corofin V Mountbellew/Moylough at 4.15 pm First up is the game between Salthill/Knocknacarra and Cortoon Shamrocks CAMOGIE 22 Mins: Sarsfields add a point from play by Orlaith McGrath. Sarsfields 0-4 Mullagh 0-1FOOTBALL Latest: Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-8 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-731 Mins: Niamh McGrath stretches the Sarsfields lead. Sarsfields 0-5 Mullagh 0-132 Mins: Sarsfields five up now….Orlaith McGrath from play. Sarsfields 0-6 Mullagh 0-1FOOTBALL Latest: Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-9 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-7 Welcome to our Galway Bay FM Senior Football Semi-finals and County Camogie Final Match Tracker. There will be 5 Minutes of added time!60 Mins: Free from Gary Sice makes it Corofin 3-12 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-1062 Mins: Point for M/M. Corofin 3-12 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-11Michael Lundy & Greg Higgins make welcome returns for Corofin as late substitutes64 Mins: Michael Lundy gets a point…….he’s back! Corofin 3-13 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-11FULL TIME: 3-13 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-11Gary Sice is the Galway Bay FM Man of the MatchThank you for your company – Gerry Murphyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email SECOND HALF under way. Mullagh are back in the game with a goal from Aoife Donoghue and three points. Mullagh 1-4 Sarsfields 0-637 Mins: Free from Niamh McGrath points to level it up again. Mullagh 1-4 Sarsfields 0-738 Mins: Aoife Donoghue puts Mullagh back in front. Mullagh 1-5 Sarsfields 0-739 Mins: Free in for Mullagh. Over the bar from Aoife Donoghue put two between the teams. Mullagh 1-6 Sarsfields 0-742 Mins: Maria Cooney brings it back to a one-point ball game. Mullagh 1-6 Sarsfields 0-843 Mins: Collette Glennon points for Mullagh. Mullagh 1-7 Sarsfields 0-847 Mins: Erica Coen opens the gap to three. Mullagh 1-8 Sarsfields 0-849 Mins: Niamh McGrath points another free. Mullagh 1-8 Sarsfields 0-951 Mins: Orlaith McGrath closes the gap to one. Mullagh 1-8 Sarsfields 0-1052 Mins: Aoife Donoghue responds with a free for Mullagh. Mullagh 1-9 Sarsfields 0-1053 Mins: Instant response from Orlaith McGrath. Mullagh 1-9 Sarsfields 0-1155 Mins: They’re level….Niamh McGrath from another free. Mullagh 1-9 Sarsfields 0-12Regulation time is up….in added time.ALL OVER……Draw match. Mullagh 1-9 Sarsfields 0-12“Fair result” says Imelda HobbinsJoint players of the match, Aoife Donoghue & Orlaith McGrathCOROFIN V MOUNTBELLEW/MOYLOUGH – Game onLatest Corofin 0-2 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-2 – 13 Minutes gone13 Mins: Ian Burke puts Corofin in the lead. Corofin 0-3 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-215 Mins: Barry McHugh from a 45….over the bar. Corofin 0-3 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-319 Mins: Cathal Kenny points for M/M. Mountbellew/Moylough 0-4 Corofin 0-320 Mins: Point from play by Gary Sice levels matters again. Mountbellew/Moylough 0-4 Corofin 0-421 Mins: Barry O’Donovan points. Corofin 0-5 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-422 Mins: Jason Leonard stretches the lead to two. Corofin 0-6 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-423 Mins: Now there’s three in it….Michael Farragher with a point. Corofin 0-7 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-426 Mins: Gary Sice adds another one. Corofin 0-8 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-427 Mins: Barry McHugh answers with a point. Corofin 0-8 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-5There will be 1 minute of added time.30 +2 Mins: Kieran Molly scores a massive point. Corofin 0-9 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-5HALF TIME: Corofin 0-9 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-5SECOND HALF ON!Latest Score: Corofin 1-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-7….Gary Sice with the crucial goal.15 minutes remain46 Mins: Good save denies M/M a goal47 Mins: Ian Burke punishes Mountbellew.Moylough with another goal…a six point turnaround. Corofin 2-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-748 Mins: Jason Leonard with yet another goal….Corofin are coasting now! Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-749 Mins: The goals are flying in…. Stephen Boyle gets a goal for Mountbellew/Moylough. Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-750 Mins: Barry McHugh races through but his goal-bound shot whistles over the bar. Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-851 Mins: Is that a penalty for M/M?….no, just a free in. Popped over Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-955 Mins: Barry McHugh adds another point. Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-10 Cortoon Shamrocks V Salthill/Knocknacarra at 2.30pmlast_img read more

Lady Gregory Hotel Galway Summer Stages Rally

first_imgNiall Maguire will try to make it two wins in a row in Galway this weekend Headquarters is the Lady Gregory Hotel in Gort and service will be held at the Gort mart.A bumper entry of both national and local crews have been listed for the event which is a round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship. the Sligo Pallets Border Championship and the Top Part West Coast ChampionshipLocal crews will fight it out for the Ger Conroy Memorial Cup, a contest that promises to be as competitive as usual.Gerry Murphy will report every hour, on the hour with all the latest news, times and details of every stage throughout the day. Last year’s winner Niall Maguire from Co. Monaghan will lead the cars away on the first of nine stages (3 by 3 times) from 10am. This Sunday, in association with the Car Parts Warehouse, Liosban Industrial Estate Galway, Galway Bay FM will bring live coverage of the 2017 Lady Gregory Hotel Galway Summer Stages Rally. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway Camogie Convention reaction

first_imgThe Galway County Camogie AGM was held last night in the Loughrea Hotel and Spa. Gerry Hennelly retained his position of County Board Chairman, Claudia Nevin was re-elected Secretary and Bernie Daly is the new Assistant Secretary. Tony O’Donovan is the new Minor Camogie manager and Cathal Murray (pictured) is confirmed as senior manager again for 2019. The following is the full list of officers for 2019… REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE***Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Round 2, Athenry GAA, Co. Galway 16/6/2018Galway vs WaterfordGalway manager Cathal MurrayMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo Chairman – Gerry Hennelly (Ardrahan)Vice Chairman – John O’Gorman (Cappataggle)Secretary – Claudia Nevin (Mullagh)Assistant Secretary – Anne Kearney (Turloughmore)Treasurer – Dessie O’Brien (Mullagh)Assistant Treasurer – Bernie Daly (Mullagh)PRO – James Lundon (Athenry)center_img After the meeting Darren Kelly spoke to Chairman Gerry Hennelly…Audio Playerhttps://galwaybayfmsports.podbean.com/mf/play/d4zh8g/Gerry_Hennelly_Camogie.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Darren also spoke to Senior team manager Cathal Murray…Audio Playerhttps://galwaybayfmsports.podbean.com/mf/play/yqug9c/Cathal_Murray_Camogie.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume..print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Nelson Tennis Club keeps growing, hosts Giant Yard Sale Saturday

first_imgThe event is schedule for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Nelson Tennis Club is growing again.The local organization is adding to its amazing new facility above L.V. Rogers High School in Fairview after breaking ground on its new building, with includes toilets and change rooms. The NTC unveiled its tennis and pickleball courts in the fall of 2018.To help with funds the club is organizing a giant yard sale at LVR on Saturday, June 22.last_img

Selkirk College Maintains Connection to Athletics History, Unveils New Logo

first_imgThe college gathered more than 200 thoughts during the process that posed the question: Please explain, in as much detail as you like, how you feel about the name Selkirk College Saints and team’s logo and colours.“We received a broad range of feedback and we appreciate every person who took the time to get involved in the process,” Kincaid says. “It was quite evident that our community cares very much about Selkirk College and Saints athletics. We are excited to maintain our strong connection to our past while forging ahead with a refreshed logo.”Selkirk College currently has one varsity team with student-athletes competing in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL). When the team opens the regular season in October, players will be wearing a newly designed crest on the fronts of their jerseys. The new look prominently features the mountains that are a geographical symbol of life in the Selkirk College region.“It’s a great new look, the players are going to be proud to pull that jersey over their heads and play for the crest on the front,” says Kim Verigin, Selkirk College’s Department Head for Athletics, Recreation & Student Life. “We will stick with the colours that have come to represent excellence in the BCIHL, but the new logo really reflects our connection to the West Kootenay and Boundary region.”The Saints will unveil their new jerseys when classes resume in September and the BCIHL regular season gets underway in October.Learn more about Selkirk College athletics and recreation at: selkirk.ca/athletics. A fresh look for Selkirk College athletics reflects the rugged beauty of the region while maintaining an important connection to post-secondary history.Earlier this year, the college reached out to students, employees, alumni and community members about the Selkirk College Saints look, logo and name. Through online input and commenting via Rossland-based ThoughtExchange, it was clear that the name Saints should remain in place and a new logo would be welcomed.“This college is part of the fabric of our community and the athletic program is an important element of what we offer to the region,” says Selkirk College Vice President of Students & Advancement John Kincaid. “The outreach has helped determine that many people place high value on the Saints name and the historical connection to the many athletic teams that have proudly represented Selkirk College over the last five decades.”last_img read more

Gaming enthusiast Dele Alli celebrates Watford goal with weird Fortnite dance

first_imgDELE ALLI celebrated scoring against Watford with a bizarre dance from hit game Fortnite.The battle royale style shoot ’em up has infiltrated football in recent weeks.2 Dele Alli incorporates his love of Fortnite into the beautiful gameCredit: AP:Associated PressTottenham midfielder Alli live streamed himself (under the name delstroyer14) playing the game on Twitch to more than 10,000 viewers last week.And he brought some of his online antics onto the pitch with him – though thankfully nothing too violent.Alli, 22, stood with his hands in the air and swivelled side to side while stamping his feet after slotting in Christian Eriksen’s pass.He was interrupted by team-mate Harry Kane who, along with Leicester’s Harry Maguire, is also a team-mate when playing Fortnite online.Jubilation from Dele Alli as he gives us another Fortnite celebration at Wembley! 👀🎮Watch @SpursOfficial against @WatfordFC live on Sky Sports Premier League now! pic.twitter.com/gLLOMUX20E— Sky Sports MNF (@SkySportsMNF) April 30, 2018 2 Dele Alli scores past Watford after being set up by Christian EriksenCredit: REUTERSIf you know, you know.. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/LDzwHzA0Yj— Dele (@dele_official) April 30, 2018 The England star posted a picture of his celebration to Twitter, captioned: “If you know, you know .. 🤣”Fortnite has gripped the footballing world with players from Atletico Madrid to Cardiff taking inspiration from it.Antoine Griezmann made Arsenal ‘Take the L’ after his goal in the Europa League semi-final first leg, while Cardiff defender Callum Paterson has made Fortnite celebrations his forte this season.In Fortnite, 100 players land on an island with just a pickaxe and must loot the surrounding areas for weapons and materials.The winner is the last person or team standing.Tottenham 2-0 Watford: Harry Kane edges closer to Mo Salah in Golden Boot fight after Dele Alli’s openerlast_img read more

Jake Livermore wanted by Crystal Palace in £10m transfer from West Brom

first_imgENGLAND midfielder Jake Livermore is a £10million target for Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace.The West Brom star has attracted interest from Premier League clubs after getting relegated at the Hawthorns.4 Roy Hodgson has made Jake Livermore his No 1 target for Crystal PalaceCredit: PA:Press AssociationSteve Bruce wanted him at Aston Villa with promotion but lost in the Championship play-off final, giving Hodgson a clear run at the 28-year-old.The Palace boss gave Livermore his three debut six years, although it wasn’t until Gareth Southgate’s reign that he became a squad regular.Livermore began his career at Tottenham but spent most of his time on-loan at clubs in all three divisions of the English football league including MK Dons, Crewe Alexandra, Derby County, Peterborough United, Ipswich Town, Leeds United and Hull City.RETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesMISS-RON IMPOSSIBLERonaldo LOSES Golden Boot race after axe from Juve squad for final game4 Aston Villa wanted Jake Livermore but their chances were hit when they missed out on promotionCredit: PA:Empics Sport4 Despite West Brom’s relegation to the Championship, Livermore was in fine form during the fight for survivalCredit: ReutersIn 2013 Livermore moved to Hull City on a season-long loan and became permanent at the end of the season.EUR NO 1 Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, Ajax or AC Milan? As Zinedine Zidane brings curtain down on end of an era, we ask: which is greatest-ever team?After 144 appearances for the Tigers in all competitions, he joined West Brom in January 2017 on a four-and-a-half-year deal for a fee reported to be £10 million.4 Jake Livermore played in England’s win over Nigeria at Wembley on SaturdayCredit: Rex FeaturesHe is currently on standby for the World Cup and will get the nod if Southgate suffers injury in his squad before heading to Russia.The ex-Tottenham midfielder played himself back in form under Darren Moore during an end-of-season revival and his club could cash in as they plan for life in the second tier.Dream Team World Cup – Sign up to win £100kEnter for FREE£50m budget and 20 transfers throughout the tournamentPlay to win £100k top price and a share of £175k prizepotSIGN UP FOR DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP NOWlast_img read more

Chelsea and Spurs’ hopes of signing Hummels dashed by Bayern Munich chief

first_imgBAYERN MUNICH have denied Mats Hummels will leave next month amid speculation his agent is in talks with Chelsea and Tottenham.The German international is out of favour under new manager Niko Kovac with reports claiming he wants out of the club.3 Chelsea and Spurs’ hopes of signing Mats Hummels have been dashedCredit: GettyBild said his agent, Marc Kosicke, travelled to London recently to discuss a switch to the Premier League giants.However, the 30-year-old is going nowhere after Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge denied they were looking to sell the centre-half.He said: “We had a conversation with Mats a few days ago and he will play for Bayern Munich in the second half of the season.”And the Bundesliga side’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic also insisted talks went well with the defender.3 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists the defender is going nowhere next monthCredit: AFP3 Reports claimed the defender’s agent had been in London for talks with the Prem duoCredit: GettyHe added: “We talked to Mats, it was a good conversation.“Mats feels very well in Munich, and if a player does not always play, it’s clear that there are discussions.WE WON’T MICH YOU Chelsea may have ANOTHER flop striker with ace close to return“Mats wanted to talk to us. We explained our point of view to him and he explained his point of view.“I think that we came to a common denominator.”LATEST CHELSEA TRANSFER NEWSRacing TipsHOT OFF THE PRESSDon’t miss The Sun’s each-way thief and NAPs for today right hereDEIDRE’S CLASSIC PHOTO CASEBOOKSingle mum Penny avoids telling her date about baby PoppyMYSTIC MEGJuly 27: Passion is full-on and might ask a lot of you - but is worth the effortMIXED DOUBLESTennis legends Boris Becker and Bjorn Borg set sail with partners in IbizaHIT & RUN ‘MURDER’Woman, 38, ‘killed in hit & run’ after getting into van as man arrestedBLADE SHUNNERSAshley Banjo reveals Dancing On Ice could ditch studio audience in 2021Bayern managed to close the gap on leaders Dortmund to six points this week after securing a 1-0 win at RB Leipzig.Hummels, who has two years remaining on his deal, actually started for the reigning champs and the clean sheet will have only helped his cause to get his spot.Bayern face Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday in their final match of 2018 before the winter break.Chelsea legend is now a hipster DJ playing at a club night in trendy East LondonHE used to be famed for leaving defenders in a spin, so what Pat Nevin did after football must’ve come natural.The Chelsea and Everton legend, who bamboozled all with his tricky wing play in the 80s and 90s is now a DJ playing for hipster crowds in London.Nevin, 55, has a regular spot playing at The Victoria in Dalston at a trendy club night called Scared to Dance, which was previously at the Shacklewell Arms.He’s also appeared at the 2015 Shiiine On Weekender festival alongside the likes of Happy Mondays playing tracks by indie artists including The Smiths, Pulp and New Order.Busy Nevin manages to juggle his new career alongside his football commitments, working as a pundit for BBC Radio 5 Live.He revealed how he first caught the music bug.Click here to read more.last_img read more

Lamar, Stephen F. Austin Battle for Postseason Position

first_imgCentral Arkansas: The Sugar Bears are 15-7 overall and 9-2 in league play after defeating Southeastern Louisiana and New Orleans at home … UCA is 10-3 overall and 6-0 in conference games at home this season … This week the Sugar Bears travel to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Houston Baptist for return games against teams they swept in Conway on the opening weekend of conference play. In defeating UNO 62-30 on Saturday, the Sugar Bears held a team to the lowest point total in a Southland conference game since Texas-Arlington held Nicholls to the same amount on March 4, 2005 … The 30 points also broke the Central Arkansas record for fewest points allowed to a Division I opponent, eclipsing the old mark of 37 set twice – against Texas-Arlington on Feb. 6, 2011 and at Lamar on Jan. 7, 2012 … Freshman guard Maggie Proffitt had her highest scoring output of the conference season on Saturday against the Privateers with 23 points, making three 3-point field goals … Proffitt tops all Southland players with a .423 3-point percentage and ranks fifth in 3-pointers made with 47 … At 17.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, Courtney Duever is one of three Southland players averaging a double-double during the conference season … Duever is joined by Sam Houston State’s Angela Beadle (16.0 points, 11.3 rebounds) and Southeastern Louisiana’s Nanna Pool (12.0 points, 11.1 rebounds) … Duever is the only player to rank among the league’s top 12 in scoring, rebounding, blocks and steals … The Sugar Bears lead the league with a +11.2 scoring margin in conference play, including a league-best scoring defense of 54.7 points per game – 4.4 points better than their closest competitor in Stephen F. Austin … UCA is mixing its defensive effort with good efficiency on the offensive end, ranking second in the league in both field goal percentage (.451) and free throw percentage (.747). Southeastern Louisiana: The Lady Lions are 6-16 overall and 5-5 in league play after dropping two road games to Central Arkansas and Oral Roberts … UCA outscored Southeastern Louisiana 22-12 in the final eight minutes to hold off the Lady Lions on the way to an 80-70 victory … Lady Lion senior forward Aja Gibson led four Southeastern players in double figures with 18 points and sophomore forward Nanna Pool posted her eighth double-double of the season with 16 points and a game-high 13 rebounds … Oral Roberts senior guard Christian Key hit a game-winning three-point field goal at the buzzer to give the Golden Eagles an 81-78 win over Southeastern Louisiana … Key’s game-winner negated a tremendous rally by Southeastern, which trailed by as many as 23 points in the first half, before taking a 78-74 lead with just over a minute remaining … All five Southeastern starters scored in double figures against ORU … Elizabeth Styles led the Lady Lions with 19 points, while Pool posted her ninth double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds … Joining Styles and Pool in double figures were Miller (15 points), Gibson (14 points) and Hernandez (11 points) … Gibson is among the program’s all-time leaders in scoring (1,148 points, ninth), rebounding (628 rebounds, eighth) and blocked shots (66, seventh), while Styles’ 264 career assists are good for ninth on the program’s career list. Stephen F. Austin: The Ladyjacks are 13-10 overall and 7-4 in league play after a double-overtime loss to Nicholls followed by a 69-49 win over McNeese … SFA has shot better than 50 percent in three of its last four games and are now shooting 40.4 percent for the year and 42.3 percent in league play … Freshman guard Taylor Ross has posted five or more assists in each of the last four games and is currently ranked eighth in the Southland Conference in assists per game at 3.9 … Ross is the only freshman ranked in the top 15 in the league … Ross’ assist-to-turnover margin of 1.5 also is seventh in the league and again is the only freshman among the league leaders in the category … SFA leads the Southland Conference in rebounding margin at plus-12.2 … SFA has been out-rebounded in a game in conference play only one time at Central Arkansas … The Ladyjacks continue to lead the Southland Conference in field goal percentage defense … Opponents are shooting just 37.4 percent against SFA in league play … Most recently, SFA held McNeese State to a 25.8 percent clip on 17-of-66 shooting … The Ladyjacks have only allowed more than 60 points in their four losses in conference play … SFA is allowing 54.2 points in its seven conference wins. Sam Houston State: The Bearkats are 10-12 overall and 5-6 in league play following last weekend’s home loss to Lamar … Sam Houston has lost three of last four after Abilene Christian ended its four-game winning streak … The Bearkats average 31.4 points in the paint in their victories this season but only 17.8 points in the paint per loss … The Bearkats have trailed in nine of their 10 victories this year with their biggest comeback being 17 points down with seven minutes to play in OT win at Southeastern Louisiana … Junior Angela Beadle ranks seventh in Sam Houston history in career rebounds (606) and 28th in scoring (746) … Four-year starter Jasmine Johnson is fifth in Sam Houston women’s career assists (340) and 19th in Sam Houston scoring (802). UIW: The Cardinals are 8-14 overall and 2-8 in league play after dropping its last six games, including its most home stand against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Houston Baptist … In both games last weekend, the Cardinals led at halftime, but were unable to finish out the games … The Cardinals play their first game on ESPN3 this year on Thursday at home against Abilene Christian … Kosy Mora recorded her second double-double of the season on Saturday against HBU … Kosy scored 15 points and grabbed a career high 14 rebounds … Her twin sister, Ify, had 17 points, six rebounds and six assists in the game …      Freshman Alyssa Ward has been the team’s best defender this year … Ward leads the team with 36 steals on the season and is averaging 2.3 steals per game in conference play, second best in the Southland. Team Capsules…Abilene Christian: The Wildcats are 13-11 overall and 4-5 in league after picking up a weekend split with a win against Houston Baptist before falling to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi … The Wildcats’ lone game this week is scheduled for Thursday night at Incarnate Word as they’ll make their second ESPN3 appearance of the season … ACU defeated Sam Houston State, 73-67, at home on Jan. 25 in its ESPN3 debut … Senior Renata Marquez had a 75-game rebounding streak broken against HBU as she was last held without a single rebound on Feb. 23, 2011 versus Tarleton State … Marquez, who played 40 minutes against the Huskies, needs 40 more points to tie her personal single-season record of 368 points (13.1 ppg) from a year ago … Sophomore Whitney West needs five points to reach 500 for her career … Freshman Suzzy Dimba’s 11 rebound, 10 point double-double against A&M-Corpus Christi was her eighth of the season, which is the most by a Wildcat since Kelsey Smith had seven during the 2010-11 season … The team had nine double-doubles in both 2011-12 and 2012-13. Women’s Basketball Weekly Release (PDF)News & NotesLady Cardinals, Ladyjacks Look to Keep Pace with Sugar Bears: With only four more weeks of conference play, Central Arkansas holds a one-game lead over Lamar and a two-game advantage over Stephen F. Austin and Nicholls. The Sugar Bears are 9-2 in conference, having won their last two games and 10 of their last 12 contests. UCA looks to stay atop the league standings this week when it travels to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Houston Baptist, two teams the Sugar Bears defeated at home to begin league play. Lamar is 8-3 in league play while SFA is 7-4. The two teams face one another for the second time this season Thursday evening. In the conference opener for both teams, SFA won 64-43 in Nacogdoches. In other Thursday action, Nicholls looks to stay in the top four in the standings as it will go for the season series sweep against New Orleans, Houston Baptist will look to avenge its loss to Oral Roberts earlier this season, Southeastern Louisiana will go for the sweep against McNeese State, Northwestern State hopes to win for the second time this season against Sam Houston State and Abilene Christian faces UIW for the first time as Southland members.Former Division II Rivals Square Off as Southland Members on ESPN3: The Southland Conference women’s basketball broadcast package continues this week with former Lone Star Conference rivals UIW and Abilene Christian competing in San Antonio, Texas, as members of the Southland. The Wildcats are 4-5 in conference and are coming off a loss against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday. The Cardinals have dropped it last six games and are looking to rebound Thursday at home, where they are 4-5 on the season. UIW is 2-8 so far in conference play this season. Last year, the two schools split the season series with each team defending its home court. Abilene Christian leads the all-time series against the Cardinals 12-8.  Lincoln Rose will be on the call Thursday alongside Jim Haller as color commentator.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Jasmine Shaw Named Player of the Week: Shaw helped guide the Islanders to two road wins over UIW and Abilene Christian by scoring 28 points against the Cardinals and 26 against the Wildcats. The senior from Cincinnati, Ohio (Winston Woods H.S.), scored 20 of her 26 points against ACU in the second half in only 23 minutes of action. Shaw was very efficient against the Wildcats, shooting 6-for-7 from 3-point range and a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line. On the week, Shaw averaged 27 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal. She was an impressive 63.3 percent (19-for-30) from the field, 60.0 percent (9-for-15) from behind the arc and 87.5 percent (7-for-8) from the line.Nicholls’ KK Babin Becomes League’s All-Time Minutes Played Leader: Nicholls’ senior guard KK Babin become the league’s all-time leader in minutes played when she eclipsed former McNeese State’s Ashlyn Baggett’s mark of 4,088 minutes. Babin reached the milestone during the Colonels’ game against Sam Houston State, Jan. 11. Babin, who leads the league in minutes played this season, averaging 39.0 per game, has ranked in the league’s single season top 10 for minutes played every year she has been at Nicholls. Currently, Babin has played in 4,385 minutes in her career.Colonels’ White Leads League in Scoring: Nicholls sophomore guard Emani White leads the conference with 18.9 points per game. White, who averages 18.2 points per game in league play, also leads the league with 2.4 steals per game, which is 50th in the nation.Lady Lions’ Pool One of Nation’s Most Consistent Shooters: Southeastern Louisiana sophomore forward Nanna Pool sits atop the conference in field goal percentage at 59.9 percent. Pool, who is 112-for-187 shooting in 22 games, also ranks among one of the country’s elite, ranking seventh in the NCAA. Pool averages 12.5 points per game and is third on the Lady Lions’ team in scoring.Bearkats’ Beadle Crashes the Boards: Sam Houston State’s Angela Beadle pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game to lead the league. The junior post player is also one of three conference players to average 10 or more rebounds in league games with 11.3. Beadle leads in conference games and is ahead of Southeastern Louisiana’s Nanna Pool (11.1) and Central Arkansas’ Courtney Duever (10.3). Beadle ranks 27nd in the NCAA with her 10.4 rebounds per game while Pool, who averages 10.0 rebounds per game, ranks 37nd in the nation.Defense Wins Games: Central Arkansas is proving that defense wins games as the Sugars Bears have not only the stingiest defenses in the conference but also one of the toughest in the country. The Sugar Bears, who sit in first place with a 9-2 league mark, only allow 56.9 per game, which ranks 16th in the nation. In league play, UCA holds conference opponents to a league-best 54.7 points per contest. UCA has held seven opponents to 50 points or less this season. Nicholls: The Colonels are 12-10 overall and 7-4 in league play after having its five-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Northwestern State … Earlier in the week, Nicholls pulled out a double-overtime win at Stephen F. Austin … The win over SFA was only the second time the Colonels beat the Ladyjacks on the road in the all-time series … Emani White scored 30 points in the win and she sent the game into overtime with a last-second 3-pointer before making a game-winning jumper with 5.8 seconds remaining in the second overtime … It was White’s 11th game this season of scoring 20 or more points, and second with 30 or more … White leads the league in scoring at 18.9 points per game, which ranks 57th in the nation … Nicholls ranks in the top 40 in the NCAA in three categories – steals (10.3/32nd), turnover margin (4.91/22nd) and fouls (15.8/16th) …  The Colonels wrap up their four-game road swing at New Orleans Thursday and at Southeastern Louisiana Saturday … In the opening weekend of conference play, Nicholls defeated UNO 89-40 before knocking off SLU 84-55.  New Orleans: The Privateers are 0-22 overall and 0-11 in league play following last week’s losses to Oral Roberts and Central Arkansas … The Privateers turned in their highest point total of the season on Thursday against Oral Roberts by scoring 62 points while also shooting over 40 percent from the field for the third time this season … The Privateers’ previous high for points in a game this season was 61 at Southern Miss … Junior Dannisha Jackson scored 12 points over two games this weekend while playing 34 minutes over two contests against Oral Roberts and Central Arkansas … Jackson played 23 minutes against Central Arkansas, marking the third time this season she has logged 20-plus minutes … New Orleans returns home to face Nicholls on Thursday for Homecoming … The Privateers lost 89-40 in their conference opener on Jan. 2 in Thibodaux … The Privateers lead the all-time series 22-13, but have lost three straight against the Colonels entering this week. Northwestern State: The Lady Demons are 13-10 overall and 6-5 in league play after splitting home contests against McNeese State and Nicholls … Against the Cowgirls, the Lady Demons fell on a last-second field goal but bounced back Saturday to end the Colonels’ five-game winning streak … Trudy Armstead became the seventh member of the Northwestern State 1,000-point/700-rebound club against Nicholls … This week the Lady Demons face Sam Houston and Lamar, both teams they have faced this season … The Lady Demons beat the co-defending champ Sam Houston in the league opener 78-59 and then lost in the next outing to the Cardinals 84-79 … Northwestern leads the season series against Sam Houston, 37-16, and trails Lamar, 29-15 … The Lady Demons have a winning record though 23 game for the first time since 2009-10. Houston Baptist: The Huskies are 10-13 overall and 6-6 in league play after coming splitting on the road against Abilene Christian and UIW … It was the final road weekend series of the regular season for HBU, losing to ACU and bouncing back two days later to defeat UIW … Sophomore Ashleigh Nwanguma saw her first action of the season Saturday … The Huskies, in the hunt of the playoff race, are home for five of the final six games of the regular season … HBU is currently tied for the eighth and final spot with Southeastern Louisiana …. The Huskies do not hold the tie-breaker against the Lady Lions, losing 85-84 in double overtime, Jan. 25 … HBU hosts Oral Roberts Thursday in the annual “Play 4 Kay” Breast Cancer Awareness game. Lamar: The Lady Cardinals are 14-9 overall and 8-3 in league play after winning its lone game last weekend against Sam Houston State … The 70-45 victory was Lamar’s eighth win in its last 10 contests … Lamar junior Shauna Long has 96 career 3-pointers, seventh on the school’s all-time list and four behing Emily Spickler’s 100 made 3-pointer … Former standout Jenna Plumley holds the school record with 204 …  Lamar’s annual Pink Zone Game is this Thursday when Stephen F. Austin comes to the Montagne Center … The Lady Cardinals finish the regular season with five of their remaining seven games at home … Gia Ayers, who currently leads the conference in assists, is attempting to become the first Lamar player to lead the conference in assists since Plumley did it two seasons in a row (2009-10 and  2010-11). McNeese State: The Cowgirls are 13-9 overall and 6-5 in league play after edging Northwestern State before falling to Stephen F. Austin … Cowgirls will travel to Southeastern Louisiana Thursday and New Orleans for a rare Sunday game … Earlier this season, McNeese fell to Southeastern Louisiana in the conference opener and then rebounded to defeated New Orleans two days later … The Cowgirls continue to be led in scoring by sophomore Allison Baggett’s 17.5 points per game … Cecilia Okoye continues to lead the team with 9.1 rebounds per game and is second on the team with 11.9 points per game. Oral Roberts: The Golden Eagles are 7-14 overall and 6-5 in league play after improving to 5-1 at home in conference play this season with wins against New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana … ORU is now 14-2 all-time in Southland Conference home games … The Golden Eagles now have at least one five-game home winning streak in each of the last nine seasons … On Thursday against New Orleans, ORU set season highs for points (93), first half points (50) and winning margin (31) … Noora Jaervikangas led ORU with 21 points in the UNO win, while Kaylan Mayberry added 20 … On Saturday, the Golden Eagles led by 23 points in the first half but had to score the final seven points of the game, all from Christian Key, to win by three points … Key capped the comeback with a 35-foot buzzer beater that proved to be the final margin … Mayberry scored a team-high 21 points against the Lady Lions while Key had 17… Key set a career high with eight assists against SLU while Sarah Shelton set a career-high with seven blocks … ORU returns to the road this week to face Houston Baptist and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Golden Eagles will be looking for their first road win of the season as they are currently 0-11 away from the Mabee Center. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: The Islanders are 12-11 overall and 5-7 in league play after picking up road wins at UIW and Abilene Christian … The wins snapped the Islanders’ four-game losing streak on the road … Two Islanders are now in the top four in 3-pointers made in a single season with Brittany Mbamalu sitting in second with 66 and Jasmine Shaw is sitting in fourth with 60 … Both Mbamalu and Shaw are on pace to break the record, which currently sits at 75 … Mbamalu’s 2.9 made 3-pointers per game ranks 27th in the country while Shaw’s 2.6 per game is 45th … Shaw has had back-to-back games of 20 points or more, giving her seven this year with at least 20 …  A&M-Corpus Christi has now wrapped up a four-game road trip and will now have rematches against Central Arkansas and Oral Roberts … the Islanders lost to UCA by four in the conference opener before posting a win against ORU in Tulsa.last_img read more