Syracuse bounces back from abysmal 1st-half shooting performance, tops Virginia Tech by 8

first_imgAs Quentin Hillsman walked over to a group of reporters last Wednesday, he instinctively began to answer questions he assumed were about to be asked. No, he doesn’t think Brianna Butler shoots too much and she should probably shoot even more.“Our goal is to match (our opponent’s) 3s, even if it takes going 7-for-94,” Hillsman, the Syracuse head coach, said.On Sunday afternoon in No. 23 Syracuse’s road matchup against Virginia Tech (10-16, 1-12 Atlantic Coast) at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia, the Orange (18-8, 8-5) put that theory to the test. Despite shooting 4-of-26 from downtown, Syracuse ended the game on an 11-0 run and beat the Hokies 59-51.“We shot the ball awfully in the first half,” Hillsman said. “… But I wasn’t worried, to be honest, because we couldn’t shoot the ball any worse. I thought down the stretch in the second half, we made some plays and made some shots.”Butler missed two 3-point attempts on the opening possession. Isabella Slim then missed a 3 on the Orange’s next trip down the floor. Butler and Slim both missed 3s a minute later. Two minutes later, Butler missed another 3, and Syracuse started 3-of-19 from the field.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the game tied at 17 with two minutes to go in the first half, Syracuse missed three 3-pointers, and went into halftime trailing 24-19.SU shot 0-for-17 from beyond the arc in the first half, which included attempts from six different players.But to start the second half, Briana Day hit a layup to cut the deficit to 24-21. SU point guard Alexis Peterson knocked down the Orange’s first 3-point field goal of the game, putting SU in front 28-27 with 16:34 to go.SU guard Cornelia Fondren made a layup to cut a seven point SU deficit to five with 3:57 left and 34 second later, Butler hit her second 3 of the game to bring the Orange to within two. She then made two free throws to cut SU’s deficit to one on the next possession.And after starting 2-of-12 from 3-point range, Butler connected on a 3 with 1:39 to go in regulation to give the Orange a 53-51 lead, one it wouldn’t relinquish.“I always keep saying every post game that Brianna Butler has to continue to be aggressive and shoot the ball,” Hillsman said. “She made two big 3s. We ran some stagger screens for her and she stayed aggressive.“This win was crucial. We had to have it.” Comments Published on February 15, 2015 at 7:18 pm Contact Josh: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

UFC: Dana White disapproves Chuck Liddel’s return to fighting ring

first_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE First Published: 7th November, 2019 18:24 IST FOLLOW US Whether Chuck Liddel returns or not, it is clear that Dana White won’t sign him in UFC. He has been a great ambassador of the sport but his age concerns the UFC President. However, Dana White says that he will always have respect and love for Chuck Liddel and feels that ‘The Iceman’ is one of the best persons he has ever met in his life.Also Read- UFC: Jorge Masvidal Feels Conor McGregor Is Scared To Fight HimUFC: Chuck Liddel’s CarrerChuck Liddel had a glorious career with 25 wins and nine losses as a pro-MMA fighter. Liddel was one of the most feared fighters of his time and he has defeated some of the best mixed martial artists of the world like Tito Ortiz (2X), Randy Couture (2X), Vitor Belfort, Alistair Overeem in his career. However, he faced back to back three losses in UFC before retiring from the sport. ‘The Iceman’ return to the octagon again after eight years in 2018 against Tito Ortiz but could not do what he did in the past.A glimpse of The Great Chuck Liddel Raj Sarkar SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago UFC 244: Where to watch, schedule and live streaming details 10 months ago UFC Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib, Nate Diaz salary revealed Last Updated: 7th November, 2019 18:24 IST UFC: Dana White Disapproves Chuck Liddel’s Return To Fighting Ring Chuck Liddel is thinking of returning to the fight game once again but UFC President Dana White does not consider it a good idea. Know more details about it.center_img COMMENT 10 months ago UFC: Dana White confirms Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov WE RECOMMEND Also Read- UFC: Conor McGregor Gets Attacked In Khabib Nurmagomedov’s RussiaAlso Read- UFC: Conor McGregor Backs Rival Khabib Against Tony Ferguson 10 months ago UFC: Jorge Masvidal feels Conor McGregor is scared to fight him Written By Chuck Liddel is one of those UFC fighters who has always been in the limelight since its initial days. ‘The Iceman’ was one of the most prominent fighters of the ’90s who took the sport to the extreme glory. Liddel is a veteran and he still wants to fight at the age of 49. However, according to reports, he doesn’t interest UFC President Dana White anymore.Also Read- UFC: Dana White Confirms Tony Ferguson Vs Khabib NurmagomedovUFC: Dana White says ‘no’ to Chuck LiddelChuck Liddel returned to the octagon against his big-time former rival Tito Ortiz in 2018 and faced a humiliating knockout loss. Chuck made his fighting return after eight years and he was definitely not the same. He thinks of returning inside the octagon again but when UFC President Dana White was asked about Chuck Liddel’s comeback he said that ‘Chuck should not be fighting again’. According to Dana White, Chuck Liddel is an intelligent and smart person but he should not be fighting again. Dana feels that Chuck is a great person and he can do whatever he wants in his life at this stage, but that does not change his age. 10 months ago UFC: Corey Anderson set to quit if not given fight with Jon Joneslast_img read more

Safe house for survivors of sexual exploitation to open doors

first_imgOn Tuesday, February 5, Guanacaste-based nonprofit organization Salvando Corazones received approval from PANI (Costa Rica’s equivalent to Child Protective Services) to officially open its doors. In 2012, Salvando Corazones became the first nonprofit to be licensed in Costa Rica to house survivors of commercial sexual exploitation between the ages of 8 and 18.Recently Costa Rica was identified by the U.S. TIP office as one of the top 14 countries in the world needing assistance to fight human trafficking. Interpol recognizes Costa Rica as the fastest rising country in the hemisphere for child prostitution. Until now, there has been no place to safely care for children rescued from the sex trade. Salvando Corazones has been working with PANI, the Health Ministry and other groups to get this safe home open, providing badly needed shelter and support to young victims of abuse and human trafficking. “Costa Rica is a wonderful country,” said Maria Fejervary, Founder of Salvando Corazones. “Let’s help to remove the darkness and bring new light to these children.”The Salvando Corazones safe house in Guanacaste will house 18 girls including caregivers, and this is only the beginning. Much education is needed to change the way people in Costa Rica, in the States and worldwide think about child prostitution. Programs are needed to educate everyone on the long-term psychological damage to these girls, and how to protect them. Salvando Corazones is also working in these areas to put together programs for schools and for parents.Salvando Corazones welcomes the involvement of anyone with time or financial resources to support the children. To learn more about the organization and how you can contribute, visit or contact Maria Fejervary at 8706-6601 or Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more