Seven matches set for this weekend; Grove Hi Tech in pole position

first_imgSEVEN matches will be contested in the East Bank Football Association leg of the GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power U-17 Intra Association League this weekend at the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) National Training Centre, Providence, East Bank Demerara.Today, three matches would be contested from 12:00hrs when Hersteling Raiders face Samatta Point/Kaneville followed by a clash between Grove Hi Tech and Mocha Champs from 14:00hrs.In the final match today Diamond United will take on Swan Football Club of the Soesdyke/Linden Highway.Tomorrow from 09:00hrs, Grove Hi Tech will be in action once again, this time against Timehri Panthers ‘B’. Friendship All Stars will then oppose Swan FC from 11:00hrs; Samatta Point/Kaneville come up against Mocha Champs from 13:00hrs with the final match of the day from 15:00hrs between Timehri Panthers ‘A’ and Agricola Red Triangle.Meanwhile, in latest play from last Sunday, Grove Hi Tech edged Agricola Red Triangle 3-2 in a humdinger of a clash. Rasheed Evans had given Grove the lead in the 30th minute but Brian Lambert netted twice for Agricola in the 37th and 58th minutes to draw them level and then take the lead.But Grove fired back in like manner when Orwin Hunte equalised in the 60th minute, before a well-placed shot from Samuel Garnett seven minutes later ensured that Grove Hi Tech walked away with full points.Timehri Panthers ‘B’ and Samatta Point/Kaneville battled to a 2-2 draw. Panthers ‘B’ got their goals from Alvin Heralall in the 28th minute and Joel Williams in the 55th.Samatta Point/Kaneville’s goals came off the boot of Dustin Ifill 18th and Denzel Garraway in the 40th minute.Diamond United were in ripping form in their clash against Soesdyke Falcons, winning 9-0, on account of a helmet-trick from Romeo Bradford (7th, 19th. 34th, 46th), a hat-trick off the boot of Devil Gentle (24th, 55th, 70th) while there was one each for Daniel Da Costa (43) and Ronaldo Grant in the 57th minute.Mocha Champs and Hersteling Raiders took full points via walkover since their opponents, Swan, did not show up.On Saturday, Samatta Point/Kaneville trounced Soesdyke Falcons 6-0, thanks to a brace each from Kareem Richmond (32nd, 51st) and Denzil Garraway (36th, 40th).Timehri Panthers ‘B’ won by walkover from Friendship All Stars.last_img read more

Syracuse closes out Duel in the Desert with 69-55 win over UNLV

first_img Published on December 22, 2017 at 8:36 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Coming off its first loss of the season on Thursday, Syracuse (12-1) came out firing in the first quarter of its game against UNLV (5-6) on Friday in its final nonconference game. 18-straight points set the Orange out in front from the opening tip and the game was never close in a bounce-back 69-55 win for SU at the Duel in the Desert.The Rebels cut the lead to 14 on the last bucket of the game, but that was the closest the tournament hosts would be to closing on Syracuse after the opening 18-0 run.UNLV struggled with turnovers throughout the contest. The Rebels turned the ball over 28 times, in contrast to Syracuse’s much smaller total of 14. Tiana Mangakahia wreaked much of the havoc for SU, ending the game with eight steals. The turnover margin meant that the Orange was able to attempt 17 more field goals than UNLV in a game which the Rebels barely outshot SU from the floor, 36 percent to 35.8.Gabrielle Cooper, who led the Orange with 22 points in the loss to No. 5 Mississippi State, had another strong scoring output with 17 points. Digna Strautmane had 13 points in the first half and finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and four blocks.Mangakahia finished with 12 points and nine assists, not missing a triple-double by much when combined with her eight steals. Miranda Drummond rounded out Syracuse’s double-digit scorers with a team-leading 18 of her own.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt the end of the first quarter, Syracuse led UNLV 28-6. The Rebels outscored SU the rest of the way, winning the last three quarters 49-41. But the big run to start the contest meant that the Orange could breeze to the finish line. A day after losing to the highest-ranked team it will play in the nonconference, Syracuse made sure Friday’s result was never in doubt right from the get-go. Commentslast_img read more