Lady Bulldogs Notch EIAC Win Over Lady Wildcats

first_imgThe Batesville girl’s varsity tennis team defeated Franklin Co. 4-1 on Thursday to improve their record to 2-0 on season and 2-0 in the EIAC.#1 Singles- Julia Hunter was defeated by Audrey Brack 2-6, 4-6.#2 Singles- Alana Pinckley defeated Ashley Monroe 6-2, 6-4.#3 Singles- Rachael Rose defeated Grace Moster 6-1, 6-2.#1 Doubles- Macy Simon and Karsen Worthington defeated Kelsey Ball and Tori Volk 6-2, 6-0.#2 Doubles- Audrey Weigle and Anna Kick defeated Inga Van Meter and Lauren Klei 6-0, 6-4.In JV, Batesville won 4-0. Jenna Harmeyer won in singles while the doubles teams of Grace Heppner/Mary Elkins, Baylee Rohlfing/Corinne Stone, and Maggie Schwettman/Sophie/Brown were all winners.Both teams will play Connersville Friday at home starting at 5:00.last_img read more

Patterson to shift back into normal role with Gbinije’s expected return

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Against Hampton, Ron Patterson can get back to doing what comes naturally to him.He can catch, shoot and score. He’ll dribble, but won’t be nearly as responsible for doing so as he was against Kennesaw State on Friday night. Backup point guard Michael Gbinije was out for that game and a combination of a briefly buckled knee and foul trouble limited starter Kaleb Joseph to 23 minutes.But with Gbinije available again and Joseph having walked it off, Patterson will most likely ditch the backup point guard duties. He managed them well against the Owls, dishing out four assists and turning the ball over just once, but when No. 23 Syracuse (1-0) hosts Hampton (0-1) at 4 p.m. on Sunday, it can look forward to having Patterson back in his shooting guard role.“I think Mike coming back will put everybody back in their natural positions. (Patterson)’s best off catch-and-shoot and hitting shots,” Joseph said. “So that’s where we’ll probably utilize him at.”Joseph played just eight minutes of the second half as Syracuse broke open its season-opening win over the Owls. That left Patterson to run the point as the Orange ran the visitors off the floor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith about five and a half minutes left in the game, Patterson dribbled down the middle of the court, stopped at the top of the key and flung the ball to forward B.J. Johnson in the right corner. Johnson flushed the 3, giving Patterson his first assist of the game. Patterson ran back on defense pumping his fist for Johnson.“That’s like my wingman,” Johnson said of Patterson. “So every time I do something well he’s on me for that and every time he does something well I’m on him for that.”Patterson is likely to be doing more of the scoring himself against the Pirates on Sunday. He did take nine shots against Kennesaw State, but they weren’t the kind of catch-and-shoot looks he had in the preseason.He had to take the ball up the court and drift in and out of the lane at times. And as a result, he had to set up his teammates instead of positioning himself.“It’s not his position,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “But he did OK there.”And while Patterson struggled, going 2-of-9 from the field, he excelled as the game opened up into the series of fast breaks.Twenty seconds after throwing a pass over guard Trevor Cooney’s — and Boeheim’s — head, Patterson ran the floor and scored SU’s final points of the game.“He got us into our sets and he was able to push the ball a little bit and make some good reads,” Cooney said. “I thought he was great.” Comments Published on November 16, 2014 at 10:35 am Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

Syracuse turns to spot-starts after injuries hit

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on September 12, 2018 at 11:27 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcClearycenter_img A few days before Syracuse matched up with Hofstra on Sept. 2, SU coaches sat Michael Lantry down in an office. Kamal Miller sustained a grade one sprain in his right knee the game before against Portland and would sit out against the Pride.Prior to the meeting, Lantry hadn’t played a minute in college and he also didn’t have a No. 19 jersey — a misorder from SU left him with only a home jersey, which forced him to switch numbers. He had a sense of what was going to happen, but the news still “surprised” him: he was going to start.“They told me don’t be nervous,” Lantry said, “it’ll be alright.”Laura Angle | Digital Design EditorAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) has experimented with spot starts early on in the season due to injuries. Though SU head coach Ian McIntyre raved about the Orange’s depth early on in the season, SU’s hand was forced to use its reserves early on as Miller and, more recently SU points leader Tajon Buchanan, went down with knee injuries in the early part of the schedule.Both missed just one game each — Buchanan missed SU’s matchup with Cornell — and it resulted in starts from Lantry and freshman Hilli Goldhar, respectively. John-Austin Ricks made his first start of the season against Hofstra and SU employed four players on defense when Jan Breitenmoser sustained a hyperextended knee. Lantry filled in Breitenmoser’s position and Sondre Norheim slid to center back in place of Miller, leaving Ricks to start at right back.“We’ve kind of had to chop and change a bit,” McIntyre said. “We have some different players, like my dad used to say, ‘Horses for courses.’ We can kind of shuffle the deck a little bit. Sometimes you’re forced to.”SU has received mixed performances in the trials. Against Hofstra, the duo of Ricks and Lantry had noticeable lapses. Ricks missed multiple headers and even whiffed on a clear attempt near midfield, all of which led to Pride possessions. Two of those mistakes resulted in goals, albeit on both multiple SU defenders had opportunities at the ball.Lantry held his own, yet the vocal differences were apparent, Miller said. Miller, who said that vocality is perhaps the most important part of the success of the defense, noted that Lantry is currently one of the quieter players on the field.Lantry said he was tired, too. By the end of the half, he noticed he was slowing down. It was a hot day, and Hofstra is a tough opponent for a debut, Miller said. Lantry didn’t anticipate the physicality the college game would bring. A center back in his high school and club playing years, the converted left back had to do one thing more than he ever has before: Run.“He played well. We won,” Breitenmoser said. “Everything’s fine.”Despite the learning curve for some, Goldhar found much more comfort in his debut. Already having recorded his first career goal — a go-ahead goal the same day Lantry and Ricks received their starts against the Pride — Goldhar assisted on a goal in the eighth minute against Cornell by fellow-freshman forward Ryan Raposo.Goldhar said he didn’t get a meeting with the coaches. He just saw his name in the starting lineup the day before. Goldhar and Breitenmoser both acknowledged SU strategizes on a game-to-game basis. Now, injuries have opened spots up. The mindset is no different.“Just get the job done,” Goldhar said.As SU lined up its starters for introductions against the Pride, Lantry stood alongside his teammates in relative anonymity. The freshman was making his first start, his first playing appearance and his No. 26 jersey was unverifiable on SU’s roster at the time of the game.At the time, he didn’t expect it to be a weekly thing — Lantry hasn’t played a minute in a game since playing over 60 minutes against the Pride — but even without the matching number on his backpack to prove it, one thing was for certain.“So … I’m 26,” Lantry said. “Not a big deal.”last_img read more

Portland welcomed Nurkic in Bosnian Language

first_imgNBA club from Portland Trail Blazers wished welcome to the member of BH national team Jusuf Nurkic in the Bosnian language via their official Twitter profile.To recall, our center player was traded from the Denver Nuggets to Trail Blazers, while Mason Plumlee went to Colorado.Numerous US media reported the news of Nurkic’s trade, and he announced the farewell message from the Nuggets on his official Facebook profile.Moreover, in the first following tweet after the welcome message, Trail Blazers posted a great block of Nurkic just against Plumlee, who was sent to Denver. (Source: N. K./Klix.ba)last_img read more