Shot Abia Warriors goalie leaves hospital

first_imgRelatedPosts Oyo: Only 7,000 out of 67,000 applicants for teaching job scored 50% in CBT Makinde: Alternative Project Funding Approach working for Oyo State Makinde installs new Alamodu of Ago-Amodu Abia Warriors FC goalkeeper Charles Tambe has been discharged from the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, where he was admitted after he was attacked by hoodlums last week Friday. The Cameroonian import, who was attacked in Apata Area of Ibadan, Oyo State while observing his personal work out, was shot on his right hand. He was admitted at the University College Hospital Ibadan, where he was given the best of treatment, his Club said. The goal tender, who once played for 3SC and Lobi Stars before teaming up with the Umuahia Warriors, was discharged from the hospital on Saturday evening. Speaking immediately after his discharge, a joyful Tambe said: “I am very grateful to God that I am alive today. “What happened is just by the grace of the Almighty God. “I am very much indebted to my club, Abia Warriors FC, especially the Chairman, Pastor Emeka Inyama, who is a father figure to everyone one of us. “The love in the club is second to none and I really appreciate them. “I’m also grateful to all Nigerians for their concern. “I am really grateful to everyone.” The towering shot stopper remains optimistic that he would be back to action immediately the COVID 19 pandemic is over.Tags: Abia Warriors FCApata Area of IbadanCharles TambeOyo StateUniversity College Hospitallast_img read more

Syracuse’s five scorers ignite strong second half in 72-62 comeback win over Drexel

first_img Published on December 9, 2017 at 9:33 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham For the fifth time in 10 games this season, Syracuse trailed at halftime. Drexel shot an efficient 47.4 percent from the field and had outscored SU in the paint, 20-10. Senior guard Megan Marecic finished 5-of-6 from 3.Syracuse, meanwhile, didn’t have a double-digit scorer after 20 minutes and had hit only nine shots from the floor. If not for an 11-of-12 mark from the free-throw line, the Orange would’ve headed for the locker room trailing by much more than eight.“First half we were sluggish,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said.Five players did all the scoring for Syracuse, combining for 39 second-half points, and SU (10-0) came back and topped Drexel (6-4), 72-62, Saturday evening in the Carrier Dome. Digna Strautmane led the way with 19, while usual suspects Miranda Drummond and Tiana Mangakahia chipped in 17 and 16, respectively. Gabrielle Cooper and Isis Young added 10 each. Midway through the third quarter, Hillsman “shortened” the bench to keep the hot hands on the floor.“We had a really good second half,” Hillsman said. “… Got five players in double-digit scoring, shortened our rotation a little bit.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the first quarter, the 1,471 fans in the Dome stood and clapped in rhythm for 2:51 until Drummond hit a 3 for Syracuse’s first field goal of the game. The slow start served as a microcosm for the struggles SU endured offensively for the first 20 minutes of the contest.Just like the Orange, the Dragons employ a 2-3 zone scheme on defense. In the first half, though, DU’s on-ball defense was frenzied.Mangakahia couldn’t find edges to slip past a defender because another arm waited on either side of her to impede progress. Shooters, like Cooper and Young, were closed out with a hand in their face before they locked onto their target. Strautmane and fellow freshman big, Amaya Finklea-Guity, struggled to find enough space to receive an entry pass and when they did, challenges from Drexel bigs forced awkward, low-percentage shots.“We didn’t scramble … we missed some matchups,” Hillsman said.But in the second half, the offense opened up.“Shots were dropping,” Mangakahia said of the second half, “first half we couldn’t hit anything.”In the first 3:24 of the third quarter, SU blitzed DU for 10 points and opened up the second half with a 12-2 run. In that run, Cooper and Strautmane both hit 3s. Cooper hit from the corner, Strautmane from the wing. To counteract, Drexel stretched its defense further out, opening up space for Strautmane to operate down low.By the end of the third quarter, Strautmane had added nine points to her total. Drexel as a team managed just eight in the period. The Orange found something that worked.“We were making a really good run,” Hillsman said, “so we got everything settled and locked into that unit and they did an excellent job of closing the game out.”With Strautmane (nine points) and Drummond (five) starting to warm after stagnant first halves, Hillsman subbed less. Jasmine Nwajei and Raven Fox, who average more than 10 minutes a night each, didn’t play in the second half.The only substitution Hillsman made at all in the second half was Young for Finklea-Guity and vice versa. The other four starters — Mangakahia, Cooper, Drummond and Strautmane — never came off the floor. For the final 5:16, Hillsman didn’t sub at all.Paring the rotation down to six players kept the hot hands on the floor for longer. Cooper scored eight of her 10 points in the second half.Not even a minute into the fourth quarter, SU swung the ball around the outside. Young caught a pass and saw a hand in her face, so she made the extra pass to Cooper, who with just enough breathing room, elevated and canned a 3 right in front of Syracuse’s bench to put SU up 12.Cooper’s teammate, Desiree Elmore, had already risen from her seat and stuck three fingers in the air while the ball arced toward the hoop. When it ripped through the net, Elmore hopped on the court and swung her right fist across her body.It was SU’s largest lead of the night, and one that shrunk to as little as three, but never went away.“We just push through,” Drummond said, “even when we’re down. I guess we just have a totally different mindset in the second half.”After playing one of its worst halves of the season, SU needed to be a different team in the second half. Thanks to some timely shooting and a tighter rotation, it was. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Wartburg offering this year’s students free tuition for a fifth year

first_imgWAVERLY — Wartburg College in Waverly is offering a tuition-free fifth year to all full-time students enrolled for the upcoming fall and spring semesters. Wartburg president Darrel Colson said the idea began to germinate this past spring as a way to help students who’re missing out on what he calls the “Wartburg Experience.”“We had to make the pivot back in March and stop so many of the activities that are important to students for the whole spring,” Colson saod, “and then as we looked toward this coming year we realized that so many of the activities important to students are going to have to be at the very least modified and, in some cases, they’re not going to happen at all.”Colson says many students enroll at Wartburg because of the “full package” of activities, like music and sports as well as work and service experiences.“I’m a former professor and so there’s a part of me that wants to say that what goes on in the classroom, what goes on in the academic environment is the most important part,” Colson said during an interview with Radio Iowa. “But it’s interesting, our students don’t really draw a distinction between the two. For them, it’s a seamless whole.”Wartburg’s fall semester will begin earlier than usual, on Wednesday, August 26th and classroom instruction will conclude at Thanksgiving. As of today, Colson expects up to 1600 students to start the fall semester. That’s higher enrollment than a year ago.“Every week with this coronavirus brings so many new challenges,” Colson said. “We fully expect a lot of students to show up on that first day, but we know that things can happen between now and then.”The free fifth year of tuition is offered to all Wartburg students enrolled in the 2020-21 school year, not just seniors. Colson said he’s not sure how many will choose that option.“We don’t anticipate that we’ll be overrun and have to hire additional faculty. We think that the numbers will be manageable,” he said. “Even if they’re not, we’re committed to this project and this opportunity.”The very first class of Wartburg students met in Michigan — in 1852. After moving to other cities in Iowa and Illinois, Wartburg settled in Waverly in 1935. Colson has been the institution’s president since 2009.last_img read more