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

Soriano, Tan put new tactic to test anew in Dumaguete

first_imgCharo Soriano hopes to continue her comeback from injury with another strong showing in Dumaguete. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTOCharo Soriano said a change in strategy with partner Bea Tan has helped her ease her way back to fighting form in the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour circuit after a knee injury.“We now have a more fluid system where we are both flexible on our tasks,” said Soriano.ADVERTISEMENT The result was a title during their Lido Beach leg in El Nido, Palawan, and the teammates hope to continue their winning ways when the tournament hops to Dumaguete City with a field of 20 local and international pairs—10 in both women’s and men’s.Soriano and Tan, playing under the Perlas banner, will spearhead the women’s division, which will feature newly minted UAAP champion Babylove Barbon and Genesa Eslapor of University of Santo Tomas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe two-day event, which kicks off Saturday, will be held at Rizal Boulevard’s sand court.Among visiting women’s players joining are Samaa Miyagawa of Japan, Tin Lai of Hong Kong, and Tati Sablan of Guam. Mitabashi Masato and Takashi Tsuchiya of Japan will also play in the men’s side. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s now or never for Hotshots Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The BVR on Tour is now becoming a platform for former student-athletes to pursue playing beach volleyball even after college.Former UAAP champions KR Guzman and Krung Arbasto will reunite in the ninth leg of the year that will also feature two pairs from host Dumaguete—Reynald Catipay and Buensuceso Sayson, and Jestorni Tubosa and Jayron Eltanal.It will be the first time that BVR will stage a leg in Dumaguete City, which is celebrating its 70th charter anniversary.Among other teams participating are Air Force, UNO-R, University of St. La Salle and teams from Cebu and Dipolog.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more


first_imgApologies for the lack of blogs due to Jason being stuck in the storm with very little coverage. Jason Black has encountered a number of challenges in his attempt to scale Mt McKinley.Alaskan rangers have reported that the weather that this snow storm has brought is the worst they’ve seen in over 20 years.On Thursday 29th May, Jason made his way back to camp 1 in an effort to await better weather conditions. After a grueling 8 days waiting between Camp2 & Camp1, Jason eventually ran out of food and fuel supplies.On Sunday 1st June, Jason sent a message home saying “l’ve been under so much bad weather pressure that I’m out of food at camp 1.“I’m going back down to base camp for food I left for way out.“Going to head back in for 1 final attempt. “Times really against me and it is unreal  and hard to believe, it’s super tough.“It isnt the mountain ahead that wears me out its the pebble in my shoe.“I haven’t seen darkness since entering Artic circle, bright 24/7.“Love to all J.In another message Jason said ”I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my wife Sharon and manager Philip Ward together with all staff for affording me this opportunity to follow my dream by covering my ass at work while i’m away. A huge thanks also to all those who sponsored me as without your generous support this expedition would not have been possible.Clicking the following web address link will direct you to Jason’s Route Tracker’s most recent blog below, was posted on June 4th.Mother nature takes its toll on Mt McKinle Mt McKinley you are making my life hell and back.After everything endured & a break in weather we give the grueling West Rib a final stab. 7hrs of -15 freezing temperatures.We scaled 3000ft through dreaded death valley by now loaded seracs peer down.I travelled as freezing temps holds avalanche creep.At arriving at the head of the glacier , climbing was so difficult as soon as we tackled the Blue lce Head Wall -100s meters straight up & the gateway to the rib ridge within the eery silence it became obvious it was not passable and within a deadly assassin ready to strike.The severe weeks snow storms took its tole , leaving us to retreat with its West Rib approach to the summit.Returning down to camp 1 frustrated after 11 painful hours breaking deep snow trail & climbing focused on success.Need to sleep now & see tomorrow’s plan.Sorry for the pain i feel it big time.Obstacle needs a solution. No mountain too high , no problem too big to conquer. Love you all , J x’“Had a good sleep & realistic talk with myself , the only option available now is the West Buttress.Not what i came here to do, factors at this stage to consider is weather, clear till Wednesday.Snow on its way again, I still need to build time 2 allow acclimatize as I climb & time before flights out of here.summit success needs all these perfect with no glitches.For now thats it grim outlook but positive & strong.Food today has helped aid recovery.Arctic has proved a real test this expedition has thrown everything it possibly could at me the big one being 20yr record snows trapping me for 8 days then allowing 2 days for avalanche settle i guess same as life and real world.Life in this world tests your real self belief & applying life skills seldom used daily back home a resilience we have all built in. J’ADVENTURER JASON BLACK CAUGHT IN SEVERE SNOW STORM IN MT MCKINLEY CHALLENGE was last modified: June 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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:FeaturesJason BlackMt McKinleynewslast_img read more