WBB : Balanced offense leads Orange to victory over Golden Eagles

first_img Published on February 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img A smile stretched across Carmen Tyson-Thomas’ face as Kayla Alexander elevated for another bucket on the left block. Her expression remained the same as the layup bounced around the rim before eventually dropping in.And the smile was still there as the Syracuse guard waited to make eye contact with Alexander before turning to run back on defense as Marquette rushed up the floor.Tyson-Thomas’ shovel pass to Alexander seconds earlier pushed the Orange’s expanding lead to 16 with nearly 12 minutes to play, and the junior knew Syracuse was well on its way to a win.‘When they’re playing Kayla up, she’s getting deep position in the paint, we’re getting her the ball up top with lobs, so I mean it’s just working,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘When your inside and your (outside) game’s working, that’s how you get Ws.’Syracuse (16-11, 5-8 Big East) defeated Marquette 79-63 behind a balanced offensive performance in the Carrier Dome in front of 892 Saturday. Four Orange players scored in double figures, and SU shot 54.4 percent from the field to run away from the Golden Eagles (13-13, 4-9 Big East) for the win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlexander led the way with 23 points on an efficient 10-of-13 from the field. Tyson-Thomas added 15, Elashier Hall poured in 14 and Iasia Hemingway finished with 13 in an impressive offensive performance for the Orange.‘That’s huge, obviously, to have floor balance and to have balance in scoring is big,’ SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. ‘I thought they did a very good job of scoring the basketball, and our team shot a high percentage.’SU got off to a slow start, hitting just one field goal in the first four minutes of action to fall behind the Golden Eagles early. But then the Orange found its rhythm and responded with a 14-2 run led by 10 points from Alexander.Syracuse took a seven-point lead into the half. The Orange appeared ready to break the game open after Alexander hit a tough shot inside to put SU up by 11 three minutes into the second half. But Marquette ripped off seven straight points in less than two minutes to close the gap to four.With the momentum quickly shifting after a 3 by Marquette guard Katie Young, Syracuse needed an answer. Hall provided it on the ensuing possession with a 3 of her own from the left wing, ending the Golden Eagles’ run to give SU a 46-39 advantage.‘It was just about being at the right place at the right time, honestly,’ Hall said. ‘… I just stepped in with confidence and knocked it down.’The Orange didn’t get overexcited after Hall’s clutch shot as the Syracuse guard, and her teammates showed no emotion getting back on defense. Instead, they dug in and went on a 16-0 run to put the game out of reach for Marquette with just more than nine minutes remaining.And unlike SU’s first big run of the game, Alexander got some help from her teammates.Four different players — Hall, Alexander, Rachel Coffey and Phylesha Bullard — scored during the decisive sequence. Coffey added a 3 after Hall’s, Bullard knocked down a jumper and finished a layup and Alexander made plays in the paint for SU.‘I thought we took great shots,’ Hillsman said. ‘I didn’t feel we forced any shot during that run. I thought that we got good floor balance, we got the ball reversed and we got very good, good shots.’The fifth player on the court, Tyson-Thomas, handed out two of her four assists in the game during the dominant run.Her first came on a perfectly placed lob pass to Alexander from the free-throw line to put Syracuse up 12. Tyson-Thomas could feel the Orange taking control of the game as she held her fist in the air, backpedaled down the court and urged her teammates to keep the energy level high.After Bullard came up with a steal and broke down the court for an uncontested layup, Tyson-Thomas made another play. The Syracuse guard grabbed an offensive rebound off a miss by Hall and dropped a pretty pass off to a wide-open Alexander with two Marquette players around her.That’s when she finally smiled and knew SU had the game in hand with just more than nine minutes to play.‘When we’re playing the way that we play, inside out and high-low and drive and kicking, you’re going to get open shots on the perimeter,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘It’s just up to us to knock them down.’[email protected]last_img read more

Ruth Bailey, 81, Wellington: June 16, 1933 – July 16, 2014

first_imgRuth BaileyRuth Lucille Bailey died on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at her home in Wellington at the age of 81.Ruth was born the daughter of Irvin and Stella Lucile (Wilson) Brill on Friday, June 16, 1933 in Isabel.On July 15, 1954, Ruth and Willard “Bill” Bailey were united in marriage in El Dorado. Together they celebrated 61 years of marriage before his passing in May of 2013. She was a woman of great faith that was able to share the love of Christ wherever she went. Ruth and her family lived abroad for over 29 years during which time she witnessed to countless people internationally. Closer to home, Ruth was a very active member of the First Assembly of God Church having taught Ladies Bible Study and serving as both a deacon and board member. She is also the president of the Wellington Women’s Aglow as well as serving on the South Kansas Aglow area team. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Burnett and her husband Larry of Salina, daughter, Ronda White and her husband Jo of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, sister, Margaret George of Tulia, Texas, brother, Ray Brill and his wife Kay of Udall, sister Donna Daniels of Udall, brother, Robert Brill and his wife Patsy of Udall, granddaughter, Stephanie Trent and her wife Jessica of Scottsdale, Arizona, grandson, Tim Burnett of Springfield, Missouri, grandson, Matthew Trent of Port Aransas, Texas, granddaughter, Lisa Burnett of Salina and Stacie Burnett of Lawrence.She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Irvin Dean Brill and her husband, Willard Bailey.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 21st, 2014 with family present from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Funeral services for Ruth will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 at First Assembly of God Church, 326 West Botkin, Wellington.Memorials have been established in her loving memory with the First Assembly of God Church, Wellington or the Wellington Women’s Aglow chapter. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

‘GOVERNMENT SLEEP-WALKING THROUGH DONEGAL JOBS CRISIS’

first_imgDonegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue has accused the Government of sleep-walking through the ongoing jobs crisis in Co Donegal and the North West region. According to the latest Live Register figures, the North West and Border regions, and Co Donegal in particular, is lagging far behind the rest of the country when it comes to tackling the jobs crisis.Deputy McConalogue explained: “As of the end of March, there were 19,185 people on the Live Register in Co Donegal. That’s a tiny decrease from the 19,526 at the end of February. The decrease is more than offset by the numbers who have been forced to leave Donegal for work, the numbers who have dropped off the Live Register to engage in education and training and the numbers who have been kicked off the Live Register because their Job Seekers entitlements have expired. “It means that we have seen virtually no improvement in the employment situation in Co Donegal. This adds to the strong sense that there is a two-tiered recovery underway in this country. While Dublin may be benefiting from some improvements, Donegal and the North West are being left behind. There has been a major fall-off in IDA visits to this region over the past three years and little or no focus by this Government in creating jobs in Donegal and the North West region.“It’s extremely frustrating for Donegal job seekers to hear the Government praising itself for the ‘improvements’ in the labour market, when there is little evidence of any improvements here in Donegal. The Government cannot afford to sit back and claim that we no longer have a jobs crisis. This is simply not true. Over 200 people a day are still emigrating. There are now 180,000 people across the country who have been out of work for over 12 months. And we have serious regional imbalances in employment rates that seem to be growing month on month.“I am once again calling on the Government to recognise the extent of the job crisis in the North West and start making a targeted effort to create jobs in this region. We cannot continue to allow a situation where parts of the country experience some economic recovery while other parts, like Donegal, are left behind. It’s time that this Government made Donegal and the North West region a priority.”  ‘GOVERNMENT SLEEP-WALKING THROUGH DONEGAL JOBS CRISIS’ was last modified: April 8th, 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:Charlie McConaloguejobs crisislast_img read more