Women’s hoops falls to UCSB by 11 points

first_imgHowever, the Trojans struggled to run offense and keep possession of the ball all night, finishing with 19 turnovers, one lower than their season high mark of 20, and 9 more than UCSB’s total.  Trakh commended his team for its continuous effort despite being so shorthanded. Freshman guard Endyia Rogers posted 10 points and six rebounds with just one turnover against UCSB. ( Yannick Peterhans | Daily Trojan) The shorthanded Trojans were undefeated before the road contest in Santa Barbara, posting a 3-0 mark following a trio of comfortable wins to open up the 2019-20 campaign.  The USC women’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season Monday, falling to UC Santa Barbara 57-46.  Trakh also added that a recent slew of injuries have forced the young Trojans into a “baptism by fire,” as they’ve been forced to adjust to the speed and intensity of the collegiate game on the fly.  Trakh attributed USC’s free throw woes to inexperience.  The Gauchos made USC pay for its turnover woes, winning the points off turnover battle by a mark of 22-5, a gap of 17 points in a game that was decided by 11. “I don’t fault the young kids at all — there’s going to be a learning curve, and they’re a talented group that’s working hard,” Trakh said. “We’ve just got to keep moving in the right direction and being very patient with them.” Injuries and mistakes killed the Trojans, who were without standout graduate transfer guard Stephanie Watts and senior forward Kayla Overbeck due to injuries. They remain without freshman guard Madison Campbell and redshirt sophomore guard Shalexxus Aaron, who have yet to make an appearance this season due to their own respective ailments.  The Trojans’ late push fell short, however, as the Gauchos pulled away in the late stages to bring the lead to double digits. The Gauchos were 1-2 heading into the matchup, coming off a tight loss to San Jose State. A strong stretch from the Trojans gave them the lead following a 5-0 personal run from Rogers, but the Gauchos answered back with an 11-0 run to jump out to a lead they did not relinquish.  “I think how we bounce back and what kind of heart and desire we play with will give me a barometer on this team,” Trakh said. “The future is bright — we just have to be patient.”  “I think that’s youth and understanding; you’ve gotta be ready to play and understanding that teams are going to come after you,” Trakh said. “I think that’s a learning experience.” The previously mentioned comeback effort nearly came to fruition as freshman guard Alyson Miura sank a clutch 3-pointer to bring USC within 2 points with four and a half minutes to play.  USC women’s basketball is back in action against star junior guard Chennedy Carter and No. 6-ranked Texas A&M Saturday at Galen Center at 5:30 p.m. Santa Barbara was also led by junior point guard Danae Miller, who filled the stat sheet with six rebounds and four assists to go along with 12 points.  The offensive struggles would continue for the Trojans, as a dismal 20-point second half ensured UCSB never had to look back. The Gauchos won the game comfortably despite a late push from head coach Mark Trakh’s unit.  Stout defense from UCSB limited the Trojans to 3 points for the final five minutes of the first half, and the Gauchos carried a 34-26 advantage into halftime.  Saturday will certainly be an early test for Trakh’s young squad, and the Trojans will be eager to make a statement against a premier opponent following their first loss of the season. The Gauchos were also spurred by a dominant performance from freshman forward/center Ila Lane, who had a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds, including five offensive rebounds. The win moves UCSB to an overall mark of 2-2 on the year. As for his expectations for Saturday’s big matchup, Trakh said he’s looking forward to seeing how his team responds to the UCSB defeat and competes against some of the top talent in the country.  The freshman duo of forward Alissa Pili and guard Endyia Rogers shouldered the offensive load. The two built upon strong starts to their Trojan careers; each posted 10 points, and they combined for 11 rebounds.  The Trojans shot just 25% from the free throw line, on 2-of-8 shooting. In the Trojans’ first three games, which were all wins, they shot over 90% from the charity stripe in two games and 78% in the other. While not the only issue in USC’s first loss, this would be troubling for the Trojans should the trend continue. last_img read more

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India record best-ever medal haul in World Para Athletics Championship

first_img“I hope all the players can produce even better show at Tokyo 2020. I thank all of those who supported and contributed to the Paralympic Movement in India reach such a height.” 9 months ago Hockey India congratulates Sandeep Singh on being appointed Haryana Sports Minister 9 months ago Sarita Devi to represent India at AIBA’s Athlete Commission WE RECOMMEND LIVE TV “We hope that the suspension on PCI is lifted as per the best interests of Indian parasport and its athletes. COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US “The players have lived up to our expectations. Besides the nine medals, the players also produced several personal and season’s best performances. There were also a few podium misses.  READ | Union Minister Anurag Thakur Enjoys A Game Of Table TennisSingh was also hopeful that things will only get better from here on for PCI and Paralympic Movement in India, adding that NPC India is hopeful it can bid for major championships like World and Asian Championships, and the Asian Youth Para Games in future. The bronze medallists for India were: Thangavelu Mariyappan (men’s high jump T63), Yogesh Kathuniya (men’s discus throw F56), Nishad Kumar (men’s high jump T47), Ajeet Singh (men’s Javelin F46) and Vinay Kumar Lal (men’s 400m T44) Ekyta Bhyan (women’s club F51), Vinod Kumar (men’s discus throw F52) and Praveen Kumar (men’s high jump T64) and Rinku (men’s javelin F46) missed out on medals but secured Tokyo 2020 spots. READ | Watch Ronda Rousey Get Knocked Out Cold By Holly Holm OTD 4 Years Ago At UFC 193 The suspension on the PCI, he said, is unfortunate but that hasn’t affected the morale of the athletes and “they have proved that we are on the right track”. Press Trust Of India center_img India signed off the campaign at the World Para Athletics Championship with their biggest ever haul nine medals – finishing in the 24th position in the nine-day competition. Until this edition, London 2017 had been India’s best-ever show where the para-athletes finished with five medals (one gold) in the joint 34th place. Here, India won two gold, two silver and five bronze besides a few fourth-place finishes, securing 13 qualifying spots at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.READ | Sarita Devi To Represent India At AIBA’s Athlete CommissionChina topped the medals tally with 59 medals including 25 gold. Brazil (39) and Great Britain (28) followed China. USA ended fourth with 34 medals. Russia, participating in the championships for the first time since the 2016 doping ban, were sixth with 41 medals.  Asian Para Games 2018 champion javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary stood out among the Indian performers by setting a new world record (F44) on the way to clinching the gold with a personal best 65.80m in men’s javelin F64 category. In the same event, India had a one-two podium finish with Sumit Antil taking the silver (62.88m) and a world record in his own category (F64).READ | Over In Minutes! Ritu Phogat Knocks Out South Korea’s Kim Nam-hee On Her MMA Debut; WATCHSundar Singh Gurjar defended his Worlds title in men’s javelin F46 with a season’s best distance of 61.22 metres. Seasoned high jumper Sharad Kumar claimed the other silver medal for India, clearing the bar at a season best 1.83 metres in men’s high jump T63 finals. Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) interim president Gursharan Singh expressed satisfaction over the team’s show. Written By FOLLOW US First Published: 17th November, 2019 09:34 IST “It’s critical time for para-athletes in view of the Tokyo 2020 Games. Although we are very happy to have the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs’ and Sports Authority of India’s support for the Paralympic Movement.” 9 months ago India C skipper Shubman Gill picks his favourite sportserson outside cricket WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago Piyush Goyal: India will lead world in combating poverty, climate change, terrorism 9 months ago Ind vs Ban: India cruise to an innings & 130 runs victory, lead the 2-match series 1-0 Last Updated: 17th November, 2019 09:34 IST India Record Best-ever Medal Haul In World Para Athletics Championship India signed off the campaign at the World Para Athletics Championship with their biggest ever haul nine medals – finishing in the 24th position in the eventlast_img read more

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“Nyantakyi has no challenger for GFA presidency” – Osei Palmer

first_imgAn Executive Committee member of the Ghana Football Association, Winfred Osei, is calling for support for current boss Kwesi Nyantakyi as he seeks another term at the helm.The electoral process of the GFA began on Monday with the nominations for the presidential position officially opened. So far, only the incumbent, Nyantakyi, has picked up nominations forms.Osei, who doubles as the Black Satellites management head, wants all members to back Nyantakyi for another term in office.“As much as I agree that we have put in place a good succession plan to train other prospective candidates to assume such an office, the incumbent is still interested in continuing with the good work so whoever has any good idea should just support Kwasi Nyantakyi with it rather than to create unnecessary collision,” he told Joy Sports”What we need to do is to mend forces and ensure we all have a united front as football people. If I have such aspirations to contest for the GFA Presidency then it is not now, we all have future aspirations, but not now.”He added that Nyantakyi has no challenger in the race. “So far as I am concerned Kwesi has endeared himself and [has] worked assiduously to put the Ghana Football Association up to this level. Why is the GFA attractive? For people to aspire to be the president of the association, it depends on the good works that he has done.“I’m of the view that we should all support him and make sure he gets another term.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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