Women’s basketball: Badgers advance in Big Ten tourney with win over Rutgers

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team moves on to the next round of the Big Ten Tournament after defeating Rutgers 61-55 Wednesday.UW took advantage of a sluggish first half from the Scarlet Knights in which they only mustered 13 points. Rutgers was 3-28 in the first half from the field and as a result, the Badgers took a 27-13 lead into the locker room at halftime.UW almost squandered the first half advantage however, as they were outscored 23-21 in the third quarter and 19-13 in the fourth. Rutgers got within six with 35 seconds remaining but they would get no closer as UW did enough to hold off the second half comeback.Football: Camp Randall to celebrate 100 years in 2017The University of Wisconsin’s historic Camp Randall stadium will celebrate its 100th birthday with several special events throughout the year, UW officials Read…Avyanna Young had another excellent game for the Badgers as she had 21 points on 5-7 shooting from the field. Marsha Howard was the only other Badger who scored in double digits as she pitched in 12 points of her own.The Badgers once again struggled in the turnover department but the offense did just enough to push them into the next round.Rutgers was led by Shrita Parker who has been the Scarlet Knights’ main offensive threat the whole season. Parker had 22 points on 7-19 shooting with three 3-pointers.Two other Scarlet Knights scored in double figures, Khadaizha Sanders had 11 and Victoria Harris had 10. Another three players in double figures were offset by the fact that the four bench players who entered the game did not score.UW was able to significantly impact the fluidity of the Rutgers’ offense as they contained Parker and forced the rest of the team to beat them. Overall, Rutgers finished 18-67 from the field with 15 of those buckets coming in the second half.The Badgers shot 50 percent from the field and while they took far less shots than Rutgers, they were able to cash in on a lot more of their opportunities and hold on for their ninth win of the season.Women’s hockey: Badgers look to take home WCHA’s ‘Wilma’ for third year straightThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team will head to the Land of 10,000 Lakes compete in the Western Collegiate Read…Another interesting stat was the turnover line. Rutgers (11) had half the amount of the Badgers (22). The cold shooting from the Scarlet Knights bailed the Badgers out and prevented another loss caused by excessive turnovers and sloppy plays.The 14-seeded Badgers will move onto the next round of the tournament and will take on the 6-seeded Michigan State Spartans. The game will be on BTN 25 minutes after the conclusion of 7-seeded Penn State and 10-seeded Minnesota Thursday.last_img read more

Tipp to face Galway in Hastings Cup

first_imgVictory for Tipperary’s Under 21 Footballers against Galway this evening would see them through to the semi-finals of the Hastings Cup.The sides meet in Portumna at 7.45 after the game was postponed twice already due to poor weather conditions.Tipp manager Tommy Toomey has used the Hastings Cup to build his squad ahead of the under 21 Munster Championship.last_img

Cllr. Gabriel urges Kindergarten graduates Preparing to Defeat Illiteracy

first_imgThe Growing Seed School System over the weekend held its 2nd graduation and Thanksgiving Exercises at the school’s campus in Soul Clinic, Paynesville, outside Monrovia. The ceremony brought together educators, parents, students, well-wishers and community residents.The guest speaker, Cllr. John A.A. Gabriel, informed the gathering of a common enemy that is plaguing the growth and development of the country. He named the common enemy as illiteracy, and therefore, called on all Liberians including the student community to join the fight to rid the country of illiteracy.‘’It is because Liberia has 96 percent illiteracy rate, and only 4 percent partially educated, that our country has continued to languish behind the growing community of global technologically advanced nations.’’Cllr. Gabriel is the Head of the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Section at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ). He further stated that Liberia, because of the lack of quality education of its citizenry, can be compared to Bangladesh and East Timor, which are among the poorest countries in the world.Cllr. Gabriel called on parents to redouble their efforts and resources and send their children to school to bridge the widening gap between literates and illiterates, adding, “Anything short of this, they are doomed for failure.To the graduates, he encouraged them to continue pursuing education, which is the best way to future success. Addressing the female students, Gabriel called on them to muster the courage in the pursuit of their education, telling them that they are the ones who have the responsibility to change the society.Stephen Y. Mambu, the Founder and Executive Director of Growing Seed School disclosed plans for the construction of a technical high school in the near future.Growing Seed School system, an institution founded in 2011, will grow to become the best technical high school in Liberia, he said. Mr. Mambu stated that the mission of Growing Seed is to mold the hearts, heads, and hands of adolescents and give them a special place in the Liberian society and the world at large.More than 30 students from the kindergarten section, and five ninth graders took part in the graduation exercise.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more