No. 3 Northwestern State Tops No. 6 Houston Baptist

first_img2019 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament HomepageBox ScoreCONWAY, Ark. – No. 3 Northwestern State topped No. 6 Houston Baptist 3-1 in the second match of the 2019 Southland Conference Volleyball tournament Friday afternoon inside the Farris Center in Conway, Ark. Hannah Brister once again showed out for the Lady Demons, notching a match-high 24 kills and 21 digs for her 14th double-double of the season.Set OneThere were eight lead changes and 13 ties throughout the opening set where the Huskies claimed a 25-22 victory over the Lady Demons. Despite seven kills from Brister, the HBU defense came up with four blocks and limited Northwestern State to a .024 hitting percentage. Megan Patillo and Mikayla Vivens combined for six of the Huskies’ nine kills, while Hannah Lewis tallied five digs for HBU.Set TwoHouston Baptist continued its pace in the second set, jumping ahead with a 4-1 scoring run on a pair of kills from Ebonie Ballestros. Brister provided the Lady Demons’ first lead of the set with a go-ahead kill to take a 7-6 advantage. NSU did not relinquish its lead until back-to-back HBU kills from Vivens placed the Huskies up 12-11. Northwestern State was not deterred and chipped away at the Houston Baptist lead before Kourtney Seaton and Alexis Warren combined for a block to seal the set at 25-23 for the Lady Demons.Set ThreeThe momentum continued for NSU in the fourth set as the Lady Demons jumped out to an early 5-3 advantage. The Huskies remained in striking distance, however, and eventually jumped ahead 11-8 on yet another kill from Vivens. Houston Baptist’s lead stretched to 15-12 before Northwestern State closed the gap and locked the set at 23-23 on yet another kill from Brister. Darria Williams threw down a shot over the net to seal a 25-23 set-four victory for the Lady Demons.Set FourIn what appeared to be a mirror image of the second and third sets, the Lady Demons clinched another 25-23 victory to lock up a 3-1 match win. Williams tabbed four kills throughout the set, while Brister claimed the final three plays of the afternoon with three-straight kills.With the win, Northwestern State advances to the semifinal round where they will take on No. 2 Sam Houston State Friday at noon inside the Farris Center in Conway, Ark.last_img read more

No Laughing Matter?

first_imgNBC Comedian Jay Leno’s skit mocking Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wealth by showing an image of the Golden Temple as his ”summer home on Lake Winnipesaukee” has fallen flat with the Indian government and some members of the Sikh community.Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi has directed the Indian Embassy in Washington to lodge a protest with NBC over the “quite unfortunate and quite objectionable” satire. And a California Sikh activist Randeep Dhillon has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming that Leno had “hurt the sentiments of all Sikh people” and that his remarks “clearly exposes plaintiff, other Sikhs and their religion to hatred, contempt, ridicule and obloquy because it falsely portrays the holiest place in the Sikh religion as a vacation resort owned by a non-Sikh.” Related Itemslast_img read more