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: wmheyen@syr.edu | @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

Iowa Democratic Party approves 99 ‘satellite’ caucus locations

first_imgDES MOINES — If Iowa voters cannot make it to their neighborhood precinct meeting site on Caucus Night, the Iowa Democratic Party is sanctioning 99 “satellite” locations for caucusing on February 3, including three locations for Iowans who are outside the country.Registered Iowa voters who are overseas have the option of Caucusing in a student housing building in Paris, France or at homes in Scotland or the country of Georgia.Seventy-one of the satellite caucus locations are in Iowa at places like college campuses, senior living facilities and churches and religious centers. All locations were evaluated and approved by a site selection committee.Iowa Democrats are establishing caucus sites in Arizona, California and Florida for Iowa voters who retreat to warmer states during the winter. And Iowans working in Washington, D.C. will be able to Caucus at a Marriott hotel.Here’s the list of satellite locations, plus information from the Iowa Democratic Party about “early bird” registration to will speed up the process of Caucusing on February 3, 2020.Iowa Republicans intend to have caucuses at precincts around the state on February 3rd, but have not taken steps to sanction other sites and there are no early registration options for participating in the GOP’s Caucuses.last_img read more

Olympic star Biles leads Team USA at world championships

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Spurs’ White out 6-8 weeks as injuries plague backcourt View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 FILE – In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the floor exercise at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will send to the world championship later this month in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)INDIANAPOLIS — Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to take on the world again.The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will send to the 2018 world championship in Doha, Qatar later this month.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptioncenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The world championships are the first international meet for Biles since the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 21-yeara-old took time off after winning five medals — including gold in the all-around, vault, floor exercise and team final — in Brazil. She returned to competition in July and captured a fourth US championship in August.Biles will be joined by 2017 world all-around champion Morgan Hurd, 2017 US champion and 2016 Olympic alternate Ragan Smith, Riley McCusker, Grace McCallum and Kara Eaker.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 world championships serve as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The teams that finish in the top three in the team final will earn an automatic berth to the games. The U.S. has won every major international team competition since the 2011 world championships. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more