Loyola Clips Men’s Basketball In Clash of First-Place Teams

first_img Photos Full Schedule Roster Story Links “It was a tough night for us,” said Drake head coach Niko Medved. “The game was nip-and-tuck and we made a run to tie it up. Then everything got away from us late. We struggled to guard the ball and execute on offense. Give them credit, it was really hard for us to get into any rhythm tonight. The game was a lot closer for periods of time than the final score.” The Bulldogs shot 53.8 percent in the first half of the game but were held to just 33.3 percent in the second and made just four three-pointers on the evening to suffer their first home loss of the season. DES MOINES, Iowa – Loyola used an 18-1 run in the second half to pull away from the Drake men’s basketball team for an 80-57 win in a meeting between the Missouri Valley Conference leaders Wednesday evening at the Knapp Center. With the loss, Drake drops to second in the MVC standings while Loyola takes sole possession of first place. Loyola (17-4, 7-2 MVC) had four players in double-figures including a game-high 17 points from Marques Townes on an 8-of-10 shooting performance. Clayton Custer added 14 points and eight assists while Cameron Krutwig put up a game-high seven rebounds in addition to his 12 points. Live Stats 1350 ESPN The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Preview Box Score (HTML) center_img Drake (12-10, 6-3 MVC) was led by Graham Woodward’s (Edina, Minn.) 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) added 10 points as he inched closer to becoming the Bulldogs’ all-time scoring leader. Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) added 12 points including a three-pointer with 9:19 left to tie the game at 51-51 before the Ramblers went on their game-winning run. “Ultimately, we struggled to hit shots and didn’t guard as well as we know how to,” Woodward said. Next Game: at Evansville 1/27/2018 – 1 p.m. Drake returns to action Saturday when it travels to Evansville for a 1 p.m. tipoff with the Purple Aces. Earlier this season, Drake defeated Evansville 81-65. Print Friendly Version In a game that featured eight lead changes and seven ties, the Bulldogs held a narrow 31-29 lead going into half after seven first-half points from Woodward. Drake struggled to open the second half going 1-of-8 as Loyola jumped out to a 41-34 lead. Drake fought back to tie the game at 51 but was unable pull past Loyola after the Ramblers assembled their 18-1 second half run.    “We know that this is one night. We’ve got to put it to sleep and let it go. It will sting for a bit, but we’re halfway and ready to go moving forward,” Woodward added. Box Score (PDF) last_img read more

LOUGHSIDE 5K A MASSIVE SUCCESS – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgSome of the huge crowd begin to register for the Loughside Community 5K.The inaugural Loughside Community 5km fun walk/jog/run was a massive success with over 750 people taking part. The event, run in conjunction with the Woodland NS and Cashelshanaghan NS, raised much needed funds for both schools and the Loughside Community alert scheme.Most Romantic Couple Winner (Declan and Elanor O’CarrollNoel Sweeney, chairperson of the Loughside Community said, “We were hoping to get 150 to 200 people but couldn’t believe the numbers that showed up”. “There was Grannies, Grandas, Mammies, Daddies and lots of boys and girls; it was a great family night for the whole community”. “We are extremely grateful of the support from the local community”.Reports on the night were that the event was very well organised and the course was challenging but very safe for children, starting and finishing at the Woodland NS.Noel said “there was great work done by the parents committees from both schools and members of the Loughside Community”. “There was a great buzz on the night and a real sense of community spirit, which is what we wanted to achieve”.The race was won on the night by local athlete Michael Black from the Letterkenny 24/7 triathlon club in a time of 17:09. Second and third senior males home were Barry Meehan and Raymond Birch, both from Letterkenny Athletic Club. Maeve Callaghan was the first senior woman home in a time of 22:04 followed closely by Catherine McKinley and Cliodhna Dunne, all wearing the Letterkenny AC colours. First and second home in the junior male race were local athletes Enda McBride and Ben Carr with very impressive times of 19:21 and 20:15 respectively. Some serious looking athletes!The junior female prize winners were Laura Kealy and Ellen Kemp, both residents of the Loughside Community. The first 40+ male home was Paddy McDaid from Letterkenny AC followed by Kevin Connelly from the Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club. The 40+ female race was also won by a 24/7 Triathlon Club athlete Sabrina Mackey followed by Greta Toye from Gartan. First Boy and Girl home from the Woodland NS were Conal Bonner and Claire Doherty. Matthew McLaughlin and Kate Kemp were first home from the Cashelshanaghan School.Getting ready for the race! John Russell from the Letterkenny Activity Centre, Mark Doherty from Century Cinemas and Adrian Gallagher from Career Wear Ltd sponsored the prizes on the night.   LOUGHSIDE 5K A MASSIVE SUCCESS – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: June 16th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalLoughside Community 5Klast_img read more

Travel Alert: A5 diversion set to pass through East Donegal villages

first_imgHigh volumes of traffic could be making its way through the towns and villages of East Donegal over the next two weeks due to cross-border diversions.Nighttime works are planned on the A5 between Strabane and Derry from Sunday 28th July to Saturday 10th August.Traffic is set to be diverted through Lifford, St. Johnston and Carrigans during this period. Diversion Map shared by Donegal County CouncilDFI Roads will be temporarily closing the road from Magheramason to Newbuildings on an overnight basis only between 7pm and 7am.The diversions will then operate through the night for all Derry-bound traffic, sending traffic through Lifford, Clonleigh, St Johnston, Carrigans, before crossing into the A40 Mullenan Road in Derry, the Letterkenny Road and Foyle Road onwards.Country-bound traffic will follow the route from: B48 Duncastle Road, Donemana, B49 Berryhill Road, Artigarvan, Woodend Road, A5 Barnhill RoadThe works are being carried out by DFI Roads Contractors. A notice from Traffic Watch NI has advised motorists to expect delays of 15 minutes onto their journeys. Traffic Watch NI Travel Alert: A5 diversion set to pass through East Donegal villages was last modified: July 26th, 2019 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)last_img read more

Ipswich v Fulham line-ups: Defensive reshuffle for Whites, 16-year-old starts for Ipswich

first_imgFulham make four changes to the side that lost 5-0 at Brighton for their trip to Ipswich.Two of those changes come in the back four, with Shaun Hutchinson and Dan Burn forming the centre-back partnership, and Ryan Fredericks and Fernando Amorebieta making way.Richard Stearman reverts to right-back, while Rohan Ince and Lasse Vigen Christensen (pictured) return in midfield, at the expense of Jamie O’Hara and Emerson Hyndman.Tom Cairney is fit enough to return to the squad, but is only on the bench.Ipswich hand a start to 16-year-old Andre Dozzell, son of former Ipswich and Spurs man Jason, after his debut goal on Saturday.Cole Skuse plays alongside former Brentford midfielder Jonathan Douglas in the middle, while Brett Pitman replaces David McGoldrick up front.Ipswich: Bialkowski; Chambers, Smith, Berra, Knudsen; Skuse, Douglas; Dozzell, Feeney, Sears; Pitman. Subs: Gerken, Digby, Kenlock, Foley, Hyam, Bru, McGoldrick.Fulham: Bettinelli; Stearman, Hutchinson, Burn, Ream; Tunnicliffe, Parker, Ince, Christensen; McCormack, Dembele. Subs: Lonergan, Fredericks, Garbutt, Baird, Cairney, Woodrow, Smith.See also:Fulham hammered by Hemed hat-trickJokanovic warns of ‘expensive price’ of poor defendingFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Possible petrol price relief in June

first_img8 May 2012 The South African Petroleum Retailers Association (Sapra) believes the fuel price could drop by more than 60 cents in June.The latest Central Energy Fund data suggest that a drop of more than 50 cents a litre in June is possible if the rand/dollar exchange rate and oil prices remain at current levels.South African motorists have been feeling the pinch this year, with five price hikes sending petrol prices to record levels.However, Sapra’s Peter Noke added a cautionary note on Monday, saying: “One of the major contributing factors is the international crude price, and what the price does over the next few months is very difficult to predict.”Sapalast_img

MiG-21 crashes near Bikaner, pilot ejects safely

first_imgA MiG-21 fighter aircraft on a routine mission crashed on Friday after it was airborne from the Nal Air Force station near Bikaner in Rajasthan.The pilot ejected safely, the Air Force said. Initial inputs indicated the likely cause as a bird strike after the take-off, an IAF spokesperson said, adding that a court of inquiry would investigate the cause of the accident.last_img