Sam Houston’s Walker Tabbed Southland Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State senior guard Jaylonn Walker is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.Walker was amazing in the Bearkats’ lone game on the week, pouring in 41 points to break the SHSU single-game record that had stood for 30 years. The mark was the highest scoring total by any Southland player, and the ninth-most of any player in the NCAA, this season. Walker had 13 points in the first half, and the Kats trailed by as many as 22 points before the break. After the intermission, she tossed in 28 more points as her team drew to within three points before falling 94-91 on the road at Abilene Christian.Sam Houston closes out its regular season with its home finale on Wednesday, March 4, as host to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi before facing Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches on Saturday, March 7.Basketball Player of the Week – Jaylonn Walker, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Guard – Calvert, TexasWith 41 points to shatter the school’s single-game scoring record after three decades, Walker earned her first career Southland Player of the Week honor. She is also the third Bearkat to claim weekly honors this season, joining Jenniffer Oramas (Nov. 12) and Amber Leggett (Dec. 16). Walker scored her 41 points in 30 minutes of play, draining five three-pointers and hitting 8-of-10 at the free throw line. She poured in 28 points in the second half to help shrink a 22-point deficit in a road game at Abilene Christian.Honorable Mention: Breanna Wright, Abilene Christian; Imani Robinson, UIW; Chrystal Ezechukwu, Nicholls Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.#SouthlandStronglast_img read more

Majestic Messi hits 100 CL goals as Chelsea crash out

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) He then teed up Ousmane Dembele to double Barca’s lead in the second leg of the last-16 clash before registering a century of Champions League goals on his 123rd appearance to complete a 3-0 victory, 4-1 on aggregate.Messi becomes only the second player to reach the milestone in Europe’s premier tournament, following Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 117 goals in 152 games.By the end, the Argentinian’s scintillating breakaway in the build-up to Dembele’s first Barcelona goal had become little more than a footnote to what was another Messi masterclass.It caps a remarkable five days for the 30-year-old, who sat out Saturday’s La Liga win over Malaga to attend to the birth of his third child.Chelsea, in touch after the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, were therefore unfortunate enough to encounter the striker fresh, free and at his frighteningly brilliant best.At the finish, Chelsea coach Antonio Conte left the field with his arm around the forward, perhaps with nothing to add but congratulations.Conte’s team had chances, particularly in the first half, but the sense was once Barcelona were in front they were content to sit back and counter.With Manchester United dumped out by Sevilla and Tottenham outmanouevred by Juventus, Chelsea’s exit means for all the talk of a Premier League resurgence, Liverpool and Manchester City are its only two representatives in the quarter-finals.Spain have three, after Real saw off the challenge of Paris Saint-Germain.– Fastest Messi goal –Andres Iniesta shook off a hamstring strain to start while Dembele was a surprise inclusion, preferred to Paulinho and rewarded for his excellent display against Malaga.Conte, meanwhile, plumped for Olivier Giroud up front ahead of both Alvaro Morata, who was on the bench, and Eden Hazard, who was granted his wish to play deeper in attacking midfield.Within three minutes, however, Chelse’s plan to frustrate was spoiled. Messi started the move and finished it, with Dembele, Luis Suarez and a deflection off Marcos Alonso, helping him find the space to fire through the legs of Thibaut Courtois for the fastest goal of his career.Chelsea responded well, with Willian and Victor Moses both posing a threat down the right, only for Barcelona to strike again in the 20th minute.Cesc Fabregas failed to secure possession in midfield and Messi was away, skipping past a desperate lunge from Andreas Christensen, before taking the whole stadium by surprise by squaring to the back post.The excellent Dembele took one touch and slammed the ball into the top corner.Alonso and N’Golo Kante both went close before half-time, the latter arguably robbing Fabregas of an easier finish with the Spaniard’s right foot. Alonso then clipped the edge of the post with a bending free-kick just before half-time.After an hour, however, any hopes Chelsea had of a comeback were extinguished. Suarez raced through midfield but looked to have hit a wall on the edge of Chelsea’s box.Messi took over, tearing past the rooted Moses and banging the ball, again through the legs of Courtois, into the net.Antonio Rudiger headed against the bar late on but Chelsea could not even find the scantest of consolations. Messi’s work was done. 0Shares0000Lionel MessiBARCELONA, Spain, Mar 14 – Barcelona hailed Lionel Messi as ‘The King’ and he handed Chelsea the royal punishment by scoring twice to reach 100 Champions League goals and end their quarter-final hopes.After unfurling a banner showing the words ‘God Save The King’ before kick-off, Barca’s fans were celebrating after just 129 seconds at the Camp Nou as Messi found the net before Chelsea had even made a pass.last_img read more

Flood Recovery Updates: Riverside road to reopen

first_imgThe Riverside road will reopen this evening after the bailey bridge has been completed to allow travel between Quigley’s Point and Carndonagh.Donegal County Council have issued the following updates to the public on road repairs and assistance available for those affected by last month’s flooding:Summary of new updates R240 at Riverside to open at 6pm this evening but will not be suitable for HGVs.R238 at Three Trees expected to open at 6pm on Thursday evening.Local diversions not suitable for HGVs – HGVs being asked to use main roads (see below).Swan Park remains closed to public and public urged not to visit park as it is unsafe due to flood damage.Accommodation solutions have been found for 21 families displaced by the floods Roads UpdateSince the severe flooding on the 22nd August, Donegal County Council has been working to have the priority regional routes in Inishowen open as soon as possible and below is an update on the status of these roads: R240 at Riverside between Quigleys Point and Carndonagh – temporary bailey bridge installed and will be open to single lane traffic at 6pm this evening (Wednesday).  There is a 20 tonne weight restriction on this road and for this reason it is not suitable for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs).R238 at Three Trees between Muff and Quigleys Point will be open to two way traffic on Thursday evening at 6pm.R244 at Craignahorna on the Mountain Road between Buncrana and Carndonagh remains closed. It is not feasible to reopen this road in the short term.  Local diversions remain in place.Local diversions not suitable for HGV’sLocal diversions for these regional roads are not suitable for Heavy Goods Vehicles and the Council is asking that HGVs use the following:Buncrana to Ballyliffin to Clonmany to Carndonagh route orMuff to Quigleys Point to Moville to Carndonagh route.Rural roadsA number of rural roads across the peninsula remain closed and are likely to remain closed for a number of weeks.  Local diversions are in place.  These roads include the following:L-1891-2 – Eskaheen Road to chapelL-1381-2 – Meendacalliagh/Evishbreedy: Illies to GlentoghterL-53912 – Annagh L-7451-1 – Drumskillen RoadL-7631-3 – Glenbridge RoadL-7641-1 – GortcormacanL-7681-1 – Lowertown Road/Gortcormacan L-7761-2 – Knowhead Road/CalfwarnThe Council is continuing to identify and cost design solutions to repair the extensive damage caused to the 1500km road network is Inishowen.  To date in excess of 425 issues have been identified.  Road users are being asked to continue to exercise extreme care when using these roads.Swan ParkSwan Park remains closed to the public due to extensive damage caused by the recent floods.  The park is unsafe and we are advising members of the public not to visit the park.Housing AssistanceThe Council’s Housing Service is continuing to provide support and assistance to those affected by the floods.To date 50 families have registered with Donegal County Council and at this stage, solutions been found for 21 families. In many of these cases, this is an interim solution until such times as they are in a position to move back to their home. Some have already moved to their new accommodation, and in other cases arrangements are being finalised or the Council is awaiting responses to offers made. 5 further cases are still being addressed, and the remaining cases do not required action at this time. Information LeafletAn information leaflet has been delivered to each home in Inishowen setting out information on supports and assistance available to those affected by flooding and will be of particular use to those who do not have access to the internet.Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Support SchemeApplications for financial assistance received by the Irish Red Cross are currently being processed.  This scheme is available for small businesses and community, voluntary and sporting bodies who do not have insurance in place. Application forms are available at https://www.redcross.ie/news-and- events/Donegal+humanitarian+flooding+assistance/.Clean Up AssistanceThe Council is also aware that other areas in the county including Raphoe, Rathmullan and Bundoran were affected by recent floods and any household, business, sports clubs or community organisation affected in these areas can also access supports and assistance.  Anyone who requires help with clean-ups or who need skips and/or dehumidifiers should contact Donegal County Council at 074 91 53900.Counselling ServiceExperiencing flooding in your home or business can be very distressing. If you are feeling emotionally overwhelmed at the moment, call the dedicated HSE Helpline for Flooding on 074 91 67558 from 9am to 5pm on 07491 67558 or call the Samaritans at 116 123.DonationsThe Irish Red Cross has agreed to receive donations to help assist those affected by the recent floods.  You can make a donation at www.redcross.ie/donate or by calling 1850 50 70 70Anyone affected by the recent floods can contact the Council by calling into our offices or by calling 074 91 53900 during opening hours or 074 91 72288 during out of hours.You can also keep up to date by following Donegal County Council on Facebook or on Twitter @DonegalCouncil.Flood Recovery Updates: Riverside road to reopen was last modified: September 6th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Inishowen Floodinglast_img read more