Raptors overcome Harden’s 40, end Rockets’ win streak at 17 games

first_imgPaul missed a go-ahead 3 with 14 seconds to play, then fouled Lowry in the scramble for the rebound. Lowry made both, giving the Raptors a 106-102 lead with 10 seconds to go.Gordon answered with a 3, making it a one-point game. Houston fouled Valanciunas, who made a pair to put Toronto up by 3 with 5.4 seconds to go.Harden got the final shot but his deep 3 from the edge of the center court circle went short, giving the Raptors the win.Lowry connected on his first five shots and scored 13 points in the opening quarter as Toronto led 32-16. The Rockets missed eight of their first 10 field goal attempts and shot 6 for 21 in the first, missing all five 3-point attempts. It was Houston’s lowest-scoring first quarter of the season and just the second time they’ve failed to score at least 20 points in the first.Harden scored nine points in the second but the Rockets continued to struggle from long range, making one of four 3-point shots. DeRozan had seven points for the Raptors, who led 58-43 at halftime.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Houston’s only lower-scoring first half this season was a 39-point effort in a Feb. 26 win at Utah.The Rockets were 1 for 12 from 3-point range before Harden drained back-to-back shots with 2:48 left in the third. Harden scored 14 in the third, overcoming nine points from Lowry, as Houston cut the deficit to 83-75 after three.TIP-INSRockets: F Ryan Anderson (left hip) missed his sixth straight game. … Joe Johnson returned after missing the previous two games because of an illness. … The Rockets had 62 points in the paint.Raptors: Forward OG Anunoby (sprained right ankle) missed his fourth straight game. … G Delon Wright (sprained right big toe) was unavailable after leaving Wednesday’s win at Detroit. Wright initially suffered the injury in Tuesday’s home win over Atlanta.UP NEXTRockets: Visit Dallas on Sunday. Houston has won seven straight in the series, its third-longest streak all-time.Raptors: Visit New York on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Tenorio admits Ginebra ‘step slower’ in Game 1 as fatigue takes its toll UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) celebrates after their 180-105 win over the Houston Rockets in an NBA basketball game in Toronto, Friday, March 9, 2018. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored 30 points, DeMar DeRozan had 23 and the Toronto Raptors beat Houston 108-105 on Friday night, snapping the Rockets’ 17-game winning streak.James Harden scored 40 points but the Rockets lost for the first time since Jan. 27 at New Orleans.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jonas Valanciunas had 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Raptors won their seventh straight in a matchup between the respective conference leaders.The Rockets shot 9 for 27 from 3-point range, matching their fewest made 3-pointers of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkClint Capela had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Rockets. Chris Paul and Eric Gordon each scored 14 points, and Trevor Ariza had 13 as Houston’s road winning streak ended at 10.Houston tied it at 102 on Harden’s 3 with 2:10 remaining, but DeRozan restored Toronto’s lead with a jump shot with 1:49 left. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

NGSA shows major gender gap in top 1%

first_imgIn light of the release of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) results, it was evident that there was a gender gap with a greater number of females placing in the top one per cent of the country compared to the number of males.Education Minister Nicolette HenryOut of the 174 students who placed in the top one per cent, 104 were female, while 70 were male.The gender gap is an issue which Guyana has seen for a number of years as it relates to academic performances. At the announcement of the results last week, these numbers were addressed by Education Minister Nicolette Henry, who explained that there was approximately the same number of males and females at the primary level.However, the ratio is disrupted at the secondary level, where the number of males is reduced by half.Top student Naila RahamanShe stated, “At the primary level and nursery level, we have ratio of 1:1 of boys and girls. By the time they write CXC, we have two girls to every one boy. So, somewhere along the continuum, we’re losing them. That is data and enough reason for us to act.”She noted that male underachievement at these examinations required “strategic” intervention and hence, a symposium was organised last week by the Ministry in collaboration with the University of Guyana (UG); the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Caricom to begin work on bridging the gender divide.“These issues require evidence-based, scientific and proven strategies to address and, therefore, we’re bringing the experts. We have people who are from the international community, the regional community, our academic community, and other communities.”The NGSA results were announced on Thursday last with the top performer being Nalia Rahaman of Westfield Prep, who secured a perfect score of 529 marks.last_img read more