University of Wisconsin men’s basketball head coach Bo Ryan entered the post-game press conference with an ice bag in hand following his team’s 92-39 annihilation of Southern (0-2, 0-0 SWAC). The coach then joked about being hurt watching a play by guard Mickey Perry, who performed a dizzying succession of moves, feigning a neck injury. The laugher on the court was punctuated by laughter in the media room.”I actually hurt myself,” Ryan said, punctuating the statement with a several ooh’s and groans. “I have never seen 18 moves on one play in my life.”In what many are hoping will be a memorable season in Wisconsin basketball, the Badgers made a little bit of history early on in the season, as the 53-point margin of victory it was the second largest ever for UW, only trailing a 55-point win over Denver Dec. 14, 1988.The beating was so sound that Southern head coach Rob Spivery questioned how much the Badgers (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten) could’ve gotten out of such a win.”It is very disappointing for us to travel the distance we traveled so far and not compete,” Spivery said. “I’m not sure if Bo and his team got anything out of this tonight, because of the competitiveness of our team.”The Badgers took over the game early, jumping out to a 32-8 lead, making 13 of their first 18 shots and burying the Jaguars before they even had chance to refill their Gatorade bottles. UW built a 50-19 halftime lead by spreading the ball around and taking advantage of Southern’s flimsy ballhandling.The Jaguars coughed up the ball 13 times in the first half alone, and Wisconsin capitalized, outscoring Southern 20-0 off turnovers in the first half alone and 37-6 for the game. The Jags ended the game with just three assists and 25 turnovers.”We had too many unforced turnovers,” Spivery said. “For some reason, we did not protect the basketball.””[Southern] was young and some of the decisions they made obviously helped us,” Ryan said, adding that he was pleased that his team managed those turnovers without getting out of their regular defense. “It wasn’t because we were doing things that we don’t normally do defensively.”The Badgers didn’t take their foot off the gas in the second half, adding 22 points onto their lead and making a run for 100 points, before slowing down in the final minutes.Three Wisconsin players — Alando Tucker, Brian Butch and Michael Flowers — scored in double figures with 16, 12 and 11 points respectively, and four more chipped in eight points.The Badger offense was cruelly efficient, shooting 62.3 percent for the game. “A lot of time shooting percentages is what kind of shots you’re settling for,” Ryan said. “I thought we were settling for very good shots. And they were going in.”For their part, the Badgers believed that they gained valuable experience in game.”Some teams, a lot of times when they get up like that they start to lose focus,” senior guard Kammron Taylor said. “Even though we were up a lot, we still tried to work on things that are going to help us down the stretch against tougher competition.””I thought we stayed true to the game,” Ryan said. “When you have a lead like that, a lot of times you get bad habits and you do things that take away from what you’ve been working on.”The win over Southern was the first of four games Wisconsin will play this week as part of the South Padre Island Invitational, which will continue in Madison Tuesday night when UW takes on Delaware State before finishing in South Padre, Texas, over Thanksgiving Break. The busy week is welcomed by players.”I’d rather play games than practice. Our practices are hard,” Tucker said, also appreciating the experience factor that goes into playing in-season tournaments. “When you can play a tournament early on, it prepares you for what can happen in March.”
The National Sports Authority (NSA)has ordered the Samir Captan-led administration of the Ghana Boxing Authority to vacate office by Wednesday January 9.This was indicated in a letter from the Acting CEO of the NSA, Madam Alice Attipoe which clearly stated that the move was to pave way for elections to be held to select executives to run the professional sport.“As you are well aware, you tenure of office has expired for well over a year now (i.e. June 28 2011). By a copy of this letter therefore the board is dissolved with effect from January 9 2013. This action is strictly to comply with the new LI which was approved by Parliament in July 2011,” second paragraph of the letter stated.The letter further stated that the revocation of the SMCD 54 of 1976 and the promulgation of the new LI 1988 enjoins all sporting associations including the Boxing Authority to democratically elect their executive boards.As a result of this action by the NSA, a date will be set within 90 days for an election to select executives to manage professional boxing in Ghana in accordance with the new law. The outgoing administration under Mr Samir Captan’s administration was appointed by the National Sports Authority on July 6, 2009. It was made up the likes of Jonas Ahene Truly, the Vice President, Ataa Eddie Pappoe, Mr Francis Declan, Dr S.A. Quaye, Mr J.A. Annan, Mr Henry Manly-Spain and Mohammed Amin Lamptey. Already, some three names have emerged as the most likely succeed Mr Samir Captan, a veteran promoter. Two of these are members of the outgoing board.They are Mr Henry Manly Spain, who has devoted a lot of his resources into sponsoring boxing promotions and Mr Francis Declan who is on charge of Promotions. Lawyer Peter Zwennes who served as Vice Chairman under Moses Foh-Amoaning’s administration is also a likely candidate.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Kayla Chastain, born in 1988, of Emporia was charged with telephone harassment, a Class A misdemeanor.On Sept. 3, 2014, Chastain is accused of using a cell phone to send abusive messages to St. Francis in Wellington to a social worker, whoÂ received 33 messages from her. She was released on $2,500 bond.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Thomas Mann, Jr., born in 1981, is accused of driving without headlights, a traffic infraction; driving while suspended, a Class A misdemeanor – second and subsequent offense; and two counts of possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony.Mann, Jr. is accused of having a small baggy containing meth in a Marlboro cigarette box in his car.His Sumner County preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 9, 2014.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Sean Peoples, born in 1989, of Wichita was charged with failure to pay toll, a misdemeanor; no insurance, a Class B misdemeanor; transportation of open container of alcohol, a misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Peoples is accused of driving a vehicle with two open beer cans and also having an open bottle of whiskey in the console of the car. He also had marijuana hidden.His court deposition has been set for Oct. 16.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Destiny Way, born in 1994, of Derby was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; and endangering a child, a Class A misdemeanor.Way is accused on Sept. 16, 2014 of causing bruises to another personâ€™s legs and arms in an attempt to help remove a 1-year-old from his paternal great grandmother.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Douglas Baker, born in 1971, of Key West, Fla. was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; and battery, a Class B misdemeanor.Baker is accused of angrily grabbing and yelling at another person during an argument on Sept. 24.