Third Place for PCC Women’s Cagers at COD Tournament

first_img 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Community News Top of the News Subscribe More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy PCC guard Chy’annea Hodges grabs a rebound in a recent game.For the fourth consecutive tournament, the state’s 10th-ranked Pasadena City College women’s basketball team didn’t leave with the first-place trophy. However, the Lancers now have two third places and two second places to their credit after a third place finish at the College of the Desert Winter Classic December 18-20.PCC opened things with two-sport Lancers athlete Chy’annea Hodges picking up a double-double (15 points and 12 rebounds) in a 68-54 triumph over Moorpark on Thursday. Point guard Judith Espinoza just missed a double as she scored a team-high 22 points and added nine rebounds and six assists. Forward Regerina Baker added 16 points and nine rebounds. Forward Tiyana Watkins grabbed 11 rebounds and had two points.The Lancers (8-4 record) were tied with Moorpark, 30-30, early in the second half before guard Kyrstin Nakamura bombed in a consecutive 3-point shots. That sparked a 15-2 PCC run as Espinoza scored three baskets and the Lancers put the game away.In the championship semifinals, PCC’s 12-game series win streak against Riverside City College came to an end as the Tigers defeated the Lancers, 65-55. Espinoza contributed 13 points and five assists and Baker added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Nakamura had nine points (three 3-point baskets). Riverside had not beaten PCC since 1996, the first season behind the bench for Lancers head coach Joe Peron.In the third place final, PCC’s first-ever meeting with Mission College (Santa Clara) resulted in a 94-81 Lancers victory. Espinoza, who made the All-COD Tournament team (third time selected this season), poured in 19 points, dished out eight assists, had five rebounds and three steals.The Lancers trailed 32-24 in the first half and rallied to tie it 45-45 by halftime. Early in the second half, Baker scored five straight points during a 12-0 PCC spurt that made it 70-57.Hodges scored her season high of 19 points while Chanelle Fisher tallied 11 points and five rebounds.Off the bench, Baker was 7-for-10 from the floor as part of her 18 points (plus seven rebounds). Another reserve was Emily Thach, who scored eight points. Mission was paced by Celina Pagan with 28 points, including five treys.The Lancers will finish out tourney play and the year of 2014 as they travel to the San Jose City College Lady Jaguar Invitational December 27-29. PCC opens with a 5 p.m. game this Saturday against San Joaquin Delta.center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Sports Third Place for PCC Women’s Cagers at COD Tournament By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | 9:19 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Community Newslast_img read more

New video is ‘Thank You’ card for post-Irene help

first_imgA new video, released by the Vermont Community Foundation, says thank you to everyone who has contributed to Irene relief and recovery on behalf of all Vermonters. The short message is drawn from storm footage as well as recent interviews with flood victims, local heroes, and state leaders. The Community Foundation is distributing the video to share this message of gratitude with people across the state and beyond who have helped heal Vermont. While Vermonters continue to recover, the remarkable response from near and far has already had an enormous positive impact. Long before the water receded, people started donating their time, materials, and money. Since the storm struck, the Community Foundation has collected more than $3.8 million in charitable contributions and has been an active partner in post-Irene relief and recovery efforts, working closely with donors and other organizations to create and manage a number of Irene-related charitable funds.‘We felt that this holiday season was an appropriate time to stop and reflect on what these contributions have made possible and to express our gratitude to the many who stepped forward to help,’ says Vermont Community Foundation President & CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay. ‘Our hope is that this short video reaches every last person who has given ‘ and who continues to give ‘ in one way or another.’Visit www.vtfloodresponse.org(link is external) to learn more about the video and see extended interviews. The website was established by the Community Foundation to provide detailed, updated information about the Foundation’s Irene recovery efforts, including grants available and grants awarded. It also has a useful resources section with a comprehensive list of flood resources and information about Irene recovery work being done by other organizations.The Vermont Community Foundation has been helping donors give to the causes and organizations they care about since 1986. It is Vermont’s largest homegrown grantmaker. Together, its family of over 600 funds provides more than $10 million in grants per year. In addition, it helps keep Vermont’s nonprofit community vital by offering endowment management and planned giving services, and providing leadership in charitable giving of all kinds. Visit www.vermontcf.org(link is external) or call 802-388-3355 for more information. After Irene: Vermont Thanks You is available online at www.vtfloodresponse.org/thankyou(link is external).last_img read more

A STEP BACK: Syracuse reverts to sloppy play in loss to Cincinnati to end 2-game winning streak

first_imgCINCINNATI — The fumble marked the breaking point.For nearly three full quarters, Syracuse battled. It fought through penalties, dismal tackling and a turnover on the very first play of the game to surge into halftime with a lead. On the road. Halfway to being just a game away from bowl eligibility.Even as the third quarter wound down, the Orange found itself holding a four-point lead.But then came the weak-side blitz, the vicious hit on Ryan Nassib, the fumble and the Cincinnati touchdown on a tight-end throwback. It was a sequence that rolled a turnover-riddled loss against Rutgers and an embarrassing blown coverage against Connecticut into one.It felt like the same old story.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Something like that I guess,” linebacker Marquis Spruill said. “It’s just the way the game goes.”And this game went like several others during the 2012 season, with Syracuse flashing glimpses of greatness before collapsing on itself only to be left with a queasy feeling in the end. On Saturday, the Orange (4-5, 3-2 Big East) fell short against Cincinnati (6-2, 2-1 Big East) in a 35-24 defeat marred with penalties and self-inflicted wounds before a crowd of 26,180 at Nippert Stadium. With the loss, Syracuse must win two of its next three games to reach bowl eligibility for the first time since 2010.The game began inauspiciously for Syracuse, with Jeremiah Kobena fumbling the opening kickoff and the Bearcats capitalizing for seven points before two minutes had expired. It set the tone for a performance pockmarked by untimely mistakes and penalties — oh, the penalties. Syracuse was flagged 12 times on Saturday for 104 yards and scored only three points in total on drives that featured a penalty.They derailed momentum, destroyed continuity and forced the Orange into third-and-long situations that invited blitzes.“That’s a huge factor,” defensive tackle Jay Bromley said. “You’ve got to play disciplined. You can’t expect to come out here and beat a good team, shoot yourself in the foot and give them 100 yards.”The penalties ranged from bizarre — three false starts on wide receivers — to progress-halting, like two holds by Zack Chibane that wiped out a 17-yard completion to Alec Lemon and a 19-yard completion to Marcus Sales.But the most devastating mistake was wide receiver Jarrod West’s false start on a second-and-6 play in the final five minutes of the third quarter. As Syracuse clung to a 24-21 lead, West’s error put the Orange behind the chains. Nassib was hurried on the next play, an incomplete pass to Prince-Tyson Gulley, and what happened after that permanently altered the complexion of the game.Cincinnati cornerback Chris Williams appeared to drop back in coverage on a third-and-11, only to surge forward toward Nassib’s blind side. Gulley missed the block, one that Marrone said the team worked on all week in practice, only to watch Williams hammer Nassib from behind and knock the ball loose.The Bearcats recovered and scored three plays later on a throw-back play to the tight end from third-string quarterback Brendon Kay.“I really just was going and God just gave me the strength to stay on my point on the quarterback and get there and bring some violence when I came,” Williams said.The touchdown pass from Kay to tight end Travis Kelce, who also scored on a jump-pass earlier in the game, gave the Bearcats a lead they would never relinquish. Two possessions later, after a steady drizzle had begun to fall inside Nippert Stadium, Syracuse kicker Ross Krautman missed a 42-yard field goal wide left that forced Marrone to bend over at the waist and bury his head in his hands.Earlier, Krautman had a kick blocked for the second time in four games. This time the protection broke down left of center, instead of the right side as it did at Rutgers, and Brandon Mills burst through the line to get his right hand on the football.This most recent slew of errors saddles Syracuse with an uphill challenge over the final three weeks of the season. Undefeated Louisville is next on the schedule, followed by trips to Missouri and Temple to close out the year. And after another frustrating effort bereft of any sort of consistency, it’s difficult to see this bunch rallying against a team on the verge of a Bowl Championship Series berth and another that plays in the toughest conference in the country.The losses play like a broken record, with each one — Northwestern, Minnesota, Rutgers and now Cincinnati — repeating verses that are incredibly predictable.“Like coach says, it’s the turnovers and penalties and stuff that hurts ourselves,” Nassib said. “That’s really the most frustrating part, and that’s why we lose games.” Comments Published on November 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Overwatch player and coach booked without detention in South Korea after match fixing

first_imgThe player manager and coach of Korean Overwatch squad Luminous Solar have been booked without detention in South Korea after attempting to qualify for the OGN Overwatch APEX Challenger Season 2 by match fixing. This was initially reported by Inven, and translated by ESPN.  Image courtesy of BlizzardThe criminal charge specified by the Gyeonggi Bukbu Provincial Police Agency was interference with business. Both the player and coach have already been banned by OGN, following an internal investigation conducted last February. The investigation related to the wildcard qualifier quarter finals between Luminous Solar and UnLimited which the former won. The evidence suggests that Jin Seok-hoon and Baek Min-jeh offered sponsorship for UnLimited should they agree to forfeit the match. It was also discovered that they produced a fraudulent doctor’s certificate in order to field a last minute substitute in the match. The player from UnLimited, Choi Yoon-soo was also banned from participating for the next season of OGN Overwatch APEX Challenger.It’s not the first and it likely won’t be the last example of match fixing in esports. Whilst bodies such as ESIC are working hard to ensure players are educated about the perils of match fixing it still remains a risk and the aforementioned case shows just how seriously it can, and should be dealt with. Over the weekend the first iteration of Beyond the Summit’s CS_Summit saw Cloud9 play with Braxton “swag” Pierce, a player banned from Valve-sponsored events having been found guilty of match fixing. The discussion of cheating versus match fixing has been prevalent in the community as people tend to see cheating as the worst possible sin. Simply put, the example above is exactly why match fixing is more serious. In most sports across the world it’s a criminal offence to be involved in match fixing whilst cheating, i.e. performance enhancing drugs are often not dealt with on a criminal level.Esports Insider says: Hopefully this doesn’t become a common occurrence. This goes to show how severe match fixing is and how ruthlessly it can be dealt with.last_img read more