No. 3 Stephen F. Austin Tops No. 7 Central Arkansas, 86-64

first_imgKevon Harris scored 12 points, but it was 11 rebounds that helped establish a tone on the boards for the Lumberjacks.“We just wanted to come out and play with a chip on our shoulder,” said Harris, who was challenged by Keller at the start of the week to do more than provide offense.SFA, which trailed by four early, seized control of the game midway in the first half behind a defensive effort that held conference Player of the Year Jordan Howard to only 10 points. Howard, who scored 43 against the Lumberjacks on January 24, managed just three baskets on 10 attempts. With Howard unable to ignite the Central Arkansas offense, SFA pulled away and took a 46-34 lead at intermission.“He just didn’t get any clean good looks tonight,” said Central Arkansas coach Russ Pennell. “Their defense is geared to guard guys awful well because they’re almost positionless on the perimeter and they can put multiple guys on him.”The Bears found themselves down 60-38 with 14:47 remaining before putting together a spurt that saw them trim the deficit to 69-57 at the 8:44 mark following a three-pointer from Jared Chatman. The momentum proved to be short-lived as SFA replied with a 9-0 run capped off by a dunk from Harris that put the game away.For the Lumberjacks, Friday gives them an opportunity to face a Nicholls team they defeated 81-64 on Jan. 3. Much has changed for both teams since that evening, making the rematch more intriguing.“We’ve defined some more roles since then,” said Keller. “They’ve got a very mature team. We played really well … one of our most complete games when we played them the first time. It didn’t matter who we played that night after us losing to Southeastern Louisiana.”MBB 2nd Round: “That was textbook perfect!”Holyfield for three, extending @SFA_MBB lead. Now 26-13 over @UCAMBB. 10:40 left in 1st half.Watch ESPN3. #AxeEm #BearClawsUp #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) March 9, 2018 Box Score | Photo Gallery | ESPN3 Replay | HighlightsKATY, Texas – Stephen F. Austin delivered a masterful session of interior grit and hustle, a formula that moved the Lumberjacks one step closer to a possible fifth Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament championship.Dominating the glass from the outset, No. 3 SFA overwhelmed seventh seed Central Arkansas 86-64 at the Merrell Center on Thursday night and will face No. 2 Nicholls Friday at 7:30 p.m. CT for a spot in Saturday night’s championship game. The Lumberjacks improved their record to 26-6 on the season, the fifth time in the past six years the program has exceeded 25 victories.“We dominated the glass,” said SFA coach Kyle Keller, who saw his team finish the night with a whopping 45-24 edge in rebounding, including a 20-7 advantage on the offensive side. “It was a hard-fought win. I thought our kids played really well. I never felt threatened that we weren’t in control of the game, which is good because we got to play a lot of players.”“For the most part, they gang rebounded,” said Bears (17-16) forward Ethan Lee. “I don’t think it was a lack of effort from us wanting to rebound.”The Lumberjacks had nine players who saw at least 14 minutes on the court while all but two players managed to score at least two points. Guard Ivan Canete led SFA with 17 points, while T.J. Holyfield had 16 and Ty Charles added 10.MBB: ESPN crew tabbed @SFA_MBB’s Ivan Canete as #SouthlandStrong Player of the Game. He finished with 17 points in the Lumberjacks’ win over UCA Thursday night. #AxeEm #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) March 9, 2018last_img read more


first_imgJimmy Guichard died after taking a legal high in 2013.A Donegal mother who tragically lost her son after he took a ‘legal high’ is to appear on the hit ITV programme The Jeremy Kyle show to raise more awareness on the issue. Karen Vandersypen, from Foxhills in Letterkenny, tragically lost her son Jimmy Guichard in October 2013 after he took an unknown substance.Jimmy died after he suffered a massive heart attack and also suffered brain damage as a result of taking the ‘legal high’. Karen has campaigned tirelessly for new legislation called Jimmy’s Law’ in the UK to be passed which bans all ‘legal highs’ across Britain.Jimmy was a talented GAA player and played hurling for St Eunan’s before he moved to London.Karen done a documentary programme with Jeremy Kyle for the Kyle-Files which is a spin-off show from his morning segment.However, after filming the documentary for the Kyle-Files executive producers felt it would be better if Karen appeared on the TV show  in order for her to hammer her home her views. Karen admitted to Donegal Daily that she had reservations about appearing on The Jeremy Kyle show.Karen said, “I did a documentary film for the Kyle-Files about Jimmy’s death and the importance of passing his legislation.“I was then contacted by one of the executive producers who said they weren’t going to use my film for the Kyle-Files and felt it would be better if I went on the TV show and told my story on that platform.“I did have reservations about it, it’s not a show I would watch regularly, but I had seen it before and I used to think why the hell would you go on that TV show!“So I was a bit nervous about doing it, but Jeremy had been so nice during the filming of the Kyle-Files that I said to the executive producers I would do it.” Karen said the show was a daunting experience, but it was very worthwhile and was delighted with how it turned out although it didn’t get off to a good start.Karen said, “The show was about a 24-year-old who was addicted to Pandora’s Box, which is a synthetic cannabis and is a recognized legal high.“Jeremy had his wife on first and she was giving him an ultimatum saying he either quit his habit or she was leaving him and taking their three children with him.“She said he was a good dad, but admitted he was ‘high’ when he took the children to school every morning because he had to have some Pandora’s Box before he left the house. “At that point Jeremy starting saying, ‘How could he be a good dad if he’s high taking them to school?“I was sitting watching this backstage and then the father ran on to the stage and start berating Jeremy with insults and then stormed off.“I was watching this unfold thinking what the hell have I let myself in for here?Karen said they calmed the father down backstage and managed to get him back on stage for the remainder of the show.Jeremy told the young man that he had to listen to Karen’s story, he agreed.“I then went on and told Jimmy’s story, I got very emotional and broke down several times as I told the story.“I’m hoping they edit out all the blubbering I did, I was so mad at myself afterwards that I couldn’t control my emotion.“Once I told Jimmy’s story, I went through the young lad for a shortcut, I basically told him he’ll end up like Jimmy if he doesn’t sort his life out.“He’s got a beautiful supportive wife and three gorgeous kids, he’s going to lose them and his life if he doesn’t sort himself out.“I explained to him that my granddaughter still can’t understand why her Uncle Jimmy went to heaven.“She was six and-a-half when Jimmy passed away and is eight now and she still doesn’t understand.“I said to him, do you want your missus to have to try and explain to your children why you’re not with them anymore.”Karen added that the problem with his addiction is it’s not a physical one.“Taking heroin is a physical addiction, taken a legal high is a psychological one so it’s difficult to detox.“The other problem is there’s no resources to help him so it’s going to be difficult, his GP can’t refer him anywhere because there’s no facilities that treat that type of addiction.Karen said she was frightened and shocked by the effect the drugs had on the 24-year-old saying he looked older than her and she’s 44.They also done tests on the show and found out he had the lung capacity of a 70-year-old.“Not only do we need to get ‘Jimmy’s Law’ passed we need to ensure the proper rehab facilities and in place to help those addicted to those legal highs.“If we don’t have the proper support systems in place then they’ll get addicted to something else.Karen appeared on the show on Friday morning and flew back home that evening and is now back at her address in Letterkenny.She said the show will air in the next 6-8 weeks.Karen has been keeping in touch with the couple she met on the show and has been speaking to them via Facebook offering them support and advice.DONEGAL MOTHER WHO TRAGICALLY LOST HER SON TO APPEAR ON THE JEREMY KYLE SHOW was last modified: January 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:deathdonegalJeremy Kyle ShowJimmy GouchairdLEGAL HIGHSLETETRKENNYlast_img read more

Uganda cranes striker Hamis Diego Kizza joins Vipers SC

first_img Tags: CS SfaxienHamis Diego Kiizatopvipers sc Kiiza in action for the Uganda Cranes a few years ago (Photo by Agency)Vipers SC have captured the signature of Uganda cranes striker Hamis Diego Kizza on a 2 years contract.Kizza has been a free agent since 2017 when he left Ethiopia’s Fesil Kanema under unclear circumstances.The right-footed Striker becomes Vipers’ second signing this month after taking on Innocent Wafula from Gor Mahia FC, Kenya on a undisclosed fee.Kizza has spent most times with the Kitende based side, training with the first eleven and set to join the striking line of Dan Sserunkuuma, Tito Okello and Davis Kasirye.It is believed that URA FC were also interested in the striker to boast on their striking line but Vipers SC left them hanging.Kizza has formerly plied his trade with URA FC, Simba FC, Tanzanian Giants Yanga FC and Ethiopian side Fesil Kanema.Vipers SC are currently 2nd on tbe log with 29 points and will face Tunisian outfit Sportif Sfaxien on January 12th in the 2019 Total CAF Confederation Cup first leg playoff.Comments last_img read more