Rassie can trust my front row, says Bulls scrum guru

first_imgFormer Springbok prop and Bulls scrum guru, Daan Human, has back his front row of of Trevor Nyakane, Lizo Gqoboka and Schalk Brits to have their say when the national team takes on Argentina in Salta on Saturday.South Africa can clinch this year’s shortened Rugby Championship title for the first time since 2009 with a bonus point win.ALSO READ: Springboks will make ‘brave calls’ against PumasThe 43-year-old, who played four Tests under Rudolf Straeuli in 2002, is credited with transforming the trio into arguably the best scrumming combination in 2019’s Super Rugby campaign, with Nyakane in particular carrying that form with him to international level.Daan Human. (Photo by Shaun Roy/Gallo Images)“Trevor and Lizo started every game of Super Rugby, so one must feel satisfied with that. On the first day of the season one would not have believed that was possible. So I’m very proud of them,” said Human.“I’m very proud of our front row. They worked very hard.”The former Stormers and Toulouse loosehead though isn’t remotely suggesting that the Boks should underestimate the Pumas’ set-piece, despite their scrum struggling in the first two rounds of this year’s tournament.He singled out talismanic hooker Augustin Creevy, who returns from injury this weekend, as a danger man.“All these years we’ve known about the Argentina scrumming and Creevy is a meneer with all his experience,” said Human.Yet he also notes that should Bok coach Rassie Erasmus select any of the trio later on Wednesday, they’ll hold their own against any scrumming assault simply because they keep it simple.“That’s where our system had a good impact, they keep a straight back and attack, which is what I like, and they found their feet quickly.“They’re not always going to go forward because it’s a team effort, but it’s easy with guys who want to listen, then the scrum is not that complicated,” Human said.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

‘Scary’ how good Japan can be, warns sleepless Leitch

first_imgAfter a sleepless night replaying Japan’s historic Rugby World Cup victory over Scotland in his head, captain Michael Leitch has warned quarter-final opponents South Africa that lightning can strike twice.The hosts won a cliffhanger 28-21 in Yokohama at the weekend to top Pool A and reach the knockout stage for the first time, exorcising the ghosts of 2015 when they toppled the Springboks and won two more games but failed to advance.Japan’s talismanic skipper admitted Monday he was still a little dazed after such an emotional night.“I was in my bed about 1:30 and haven’t actually slept — I’ve been awake the whole time, so I’m a little bit slow today,” said Leitch.“Looking back, even since 2011, this team has grown so much — and it’s scary to think how far this team can grow,” added the marauding flanker.“The last four games, we’ve been getting better each time and our confidence is growing.”Japan, once pulverised 145-17 by New Zealand at the World Cup, defied odds of almost 50/1 to finish top of their pool ahead of runners-up Ireland and the Scottish, who fly home early.South Africa battered Japan 41-7 in a World Cup warm-up last month, but Leitch insisted that would have no bearing when the teams meet in Tokyo next weekend.“Our self-belief has increased game by game,” said Leitch, rippling muscles bulging through his Japan uniform, and looking slightly out of place at a press conference held in a hotel chapel.“It’s going to be a very tough game against South Africa but we’ve prepared for this,” added Leitch, before being ushered out to make way for a wedding.“The most important thing is to start from zero and build again, piece by piece.”Sunday’s victory carried echoes of 2011 when the Japanese women’s football team lifted the World Cup, embodying the iron will of a nation recovering from the deadly earthquake and tsunami earlier that year.As 67,000 fans erupted with joy at the final gong on Sunday, Leitch took a moment to pay tribute to the victims of a violent typhoon that claimed more than 30 lives over the weekend, with the death toll expected to rise.“Everyone is suffering with the typhoon,” he said, after Japan avenged the 45-10 defeat by Scotland that cost them a place in the last eight four years ago.“This was for all of you guys.”On Monday, pictures of Japan’s history-making heroes were splashed all over the country’s newspapers with jet-heeled wingers Kenki Fukuoka and Kotaro Matsushima — who Joseph calls his “Ferraris” — grabbing many of the headlines.Fukuoka scored two superb tries to win man of the match, collecting his trophy from Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka.“We wanted to make history and it’s amazing to actually achieve that,” said Fukuoka, who scored Japan’s try in the 19-12 upset over Ireland.“Now we turn to South Africa and we have nothing to lose.”Matsushima added: “This is worth all the hard work and sacrifice — I’m just trying to bring a little oomph to the team.”Veteran lock Luke Thompson has described next week’s quarter-final is a “free hit” for Japan, who have climbed to seventh in the world rankings.“Four years ago we were able to sneak up on South Africa,” he said.“Now it’s a completely different situation. No one expects us to win again — but we believe.”For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

Kyle Juszczyk injury update: 49ers’ only fullback (MCL sprain) out 4-6 weeks

first_img Patriots audition kicker Nick Rose in wake of Stephen Gostkowski’s injury According to NFL Media, Juszczyk will seek a second opinion on his knee with the hope he can return ahead of schedule. He’s not expected to need surgery or go on injured reserve, though a roster spot doesn’t open in his absence so the team can’t make a transaction to fill the void. I heard being undefeated helps you heal faster… good thing my team is 4-0!!! Be back soon!A post shared by Kyle Juszczyk (@juicecheck44) on Oct 8, 2019 at 1:59pm PDT”I heard being undefeated helps you heal faster… good thing my team is 4-0!!! Be back soon!” he wrote on Instagram.The 49ers (4-0) lead the NFC West and will visit the Rams (3-2) at 4:05 p.m. ET Sunday. The 49ers are down to no fullbacks.The team on Tuesday announced Kyle Juszczyk will be out four to six weeks after suffering an MCL sprain during Monday’s routing of the Browns. Broncos’ De’Vante Bausby says he ‘was paralyzed’ for 30 minutes after hit Sundaycenter_img Saints stopped Cowboys’ offense by watching OC Kellen Moore’s old Boise State videos, report says View this post on Instagram Despite the setback, Juszczyk appeared to be in good spirits. Related Newslast_img read more

Week 6 DraftKings Picks: Best lineup stacks for NFL DFS tournaments, cash games

first_imgQB Kyler Murray and RB David Johnson, Cardinals vs. FalconsI’ll say it again: Play running backs against Atlanta. The Falcons defense looks even worse than it did last season following the loss of safety Keanu Neal, and it looks like they won’t be able to stop virtually anybody all season. Atlanta has allowed 3-of-5 opposing backfields to rush for more than 100 yards, and they continue to allow easy targets out of the backfield. Johnson is priced up a bit over on DraftKings but is still very much in play, while over on FanDuel, he makes for a tremendous top-end value at his $6,900 price tag. DJ had his best yardage output last week in another favorable matchup against the Bengals, and he will have the added benefit of playing at home in Arizona. While he is dealing with a back issue that could keep him out of his game, I find it unlikely that he misses out, given that he was able to finish the game last week in Cincinnati. If Johnson were to sit, then backup Chase Edmonds would become the top value play on the slate at $5,200. I’ll be pairing the pass-catching Johnson with Murray to gain maximum upside in this matchup with the two highest ceiling players in the Cardinals offense. Murray has been up and down as a thrower, but we are finally starting to see him be unleashed as a rusher. Murray has a rushing touchdown in each of the last two weeks and 189 yards on the ground over the last three games. Murray is likely to be a chalky option, but he is chalk that I’ll eat on a short slate against a bad Falcons defense.There’s plenty of strategy that goes into putting together a winning DFS lineup, and the best place to start is RotoQL’s DFS tools. RotoQL’s Lineup Optimizer is a massive advantage when you’re building lineups, regardless of contest size or site. For more great gambling and NFL, NBA, PGA, and MLB DFS content, follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj), where I’m always answering daily fantasy questions and providing more DFS analysis.Week 6 NFL DFS Picks: Top DraftKings stacks for cash games     QB Matt Ryan and TE Austin Hooper, Falcons @ CardinalsRyan was an excellent play for us last week against the Texans, and he is my favorite play at the quarterback position this week in a perfect matchup with the Cardinals. I’ve raved all season that we need to be attacking Arizona each week because of how bad their defense is, along with how their fast-paced offense boosts play totals on both sides. Week 6 is setting up to be the perfect storm for Ryan and the Falcons’ passing offense. The total of this matchup is the 2nd highest on the slate at 52 points and both of these teams are in the bottom-10 in the league in passing DVOA. Ryan will probably attempt more than 40 passes in a game for the fifth time this season.The consistency that we have seen from Ryan has been remarkable considering the problems that the Falcons have had this season. He has gone for more than 300 yards in all five of his starts and has multiple touchdowns in all but one game.You can certainly pair Ryan with any of his pass-catchers, including Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, or even Mohammed Sanu. However, I’m going to lean on tight end Austin Hooper. Two weeks ago, I wrote up Will Dissly solely based on the matchup with the Cardinals, and I’m going right back to the tight ends vs. Arizona well this week.Hooper is a guy who has been somewhat frustrating to roster throughout his career. He would frequently have a great game and then follow that up with a total dud. An increased target share under Dirk Koetter has changed that this year. Hooper has seen at least six targets in every game this season, and it’s hard to see him getting less than that given Ryan’s passing volume and the exploitable matchup against the Cardinals. WEEK 6 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerRB Le’Veon Bell and D/ST New York Jets, vs. CowboysBell is a very interesting play and is someone that you’re probably feeling slightly uneasy about playing in cash games. I expect most players to go to Leonard Fournette in this price range, but Bell is seeing nearly the same volume and has a better matchup against a Dallas defense that can’t stop anyone on the ground right now. I’m not expecting Bell to rush for four touchdowns like Aaron Jones did last week, but I do expect a nice game from him – especially with QB Sam Darnold returning to the field this week. Bell’s price on FanDuel, and especially DraftKings, is too low for the volume that he sees in the passing game. Bell has had 22 or more touches in all four of his games this season, which has included at least nine targets in three games. I get it, the Jets offense is bad, and his touchdown equity is fairly low, but you have to think that they start to pick things up at home in a favorable matchup with Darnold back under center. Bell can hit 3x value on volume alone, and has a chance at a huge point-per-dollar outing should he find his way into the endzone. The Jets defense play is something I’m not overthinking and isn’t a traditional RB/DST game script correlation play. They are only $1,500 on DraftKings and $3,100 on FanDuel despite averaging more than 10 fantasy points per game. The matchup isn’t great for them against Dallas, and they aren’t a very talented unit, but for the price, they only need a few sacks and a turnover or two to have you feeling great about rostering them. Defense is such a high variance position to roster that I’m willing to fully punt on it this week to help me spend up at more valuable positions. MORE WEEK 6 DFS: Values | Lineup BuilderWeek 6 DraftKings Picks: Best stacks for daily fantasy football GPPs/tournamentsQB Gardner Minshew and WR DJ Chark, Jaguars vs. SaintsIn tournaments and cash games, for that matter, I’m always looking at various options to spend down at quarterback. We have loads of data that suggests that finding the cheap quarterback option that can go five, six, or even seven times their salary expectations can be a key to taking down a large field tournament. Just look at players like Teddy Bridgewater last week, Daniel Jones in Week 3, and Mitchell Trubisky multiple times last season as examples of this. This week, the quarterback that I’m looking to punt on is Minshew in a home matchup with the Saints. The line of the Jaguars-Saints matchup seems very fishy to me at JAX -1, but the books must see something in this Jaguars team with Minshew under center to set the line at that number. Minshew has been solid since coming in to start, having not posted fewer than 15 fantasy points in any of his five games this season. His yardage numbers aren’t anything to write home about, but he offers a great floor with some rushing upside to boot. The Saints have allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in the league this season, and Minshew is just too cheap with him playing at home in a nice matchup. I expect Leonard Fournette to be extremely popular this week, and rightly so. However, you can create some nice leverage in tournaments by fading Fournette in favor of the Jaguars passing game. I’ll be pairing Minshew with Chark, who is clearly one of the biggest breakout players of 2019. Chark has a big frame and a little bit of speed to boot. Sure, he may see plenty of coverage from Marshon Lattimore, but that should only drive down his ownership. I don’t place a lot of stock in WR-CB matchups in DFS, and targeting good wideouts against supposed “lockdown” corners is something that you should do in GPPs. Not only does Chark see nice volume for the Jags with Minshew at quarterback, but he is also establishing himself as one of the best red-zone threats in the league with five touchdowns through five games. Chark is too cheap on both DraftKings ($5,500) and FanDuel ($6,500), giving him as much point-per-dollar upside as any wide receiver on the slate. WEEK 6 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end Week 6 limits the amount of stacking options that we have with only ten games on the main DFS slate on DraftKings. I expect most of the attention to go toward the Falcons-Cardinals and Texans-Chiefs matchups given the high totals and explosive offenses in play in those games. I’m personally a bigger fan of the Falcons-Cardinals game. Both of those teams rank near the bottom of the league in total defense, and you can find some great value options in that matchup as well. WEEK 6 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | DK cashlast_img read more

Alvin Kamara injury update: Saints running back (ankle) expected to play vs. Jaguars

first_imgAlvin Kamara won’t be joining Drew Brees on the sidelines this week.According to NFL Media, which cited an unidentified source, the Saints running back is expected to play Sunday against the Jaguars barring any additional setbacks. Chiefs injury updates: Tyreek Hill (shoulder) will play; Sammy Watkins (hamstring) doubtful Kamara, 24, has 583 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns for New Orleans this season.The Jaguars (2-3) host the Saints (4-1) at 1 p.m. ET. Panthers QB Kyle Allen will keep starting until he loses, report says However, he participated fully in the team’s walkthrough on Saturday. Related News Pope Francis accidentally tags Saints in a tweet, Twitter has a field day Kamara, who was listed as questionable for Week 6 with a tweaked ankle, was on the team’s injury report for the second straight day Friday after being a limited participant in Thursday’s practice.last_img read more

U.’s offense gets its health back

first_imgThe Utah soccer team’s scoring woes from a couple of weeks ago appear to be over.Following up on a three-goal performance in their last game, the Utes scored two first-half goals and cruised to a 2-0 victory over Wyoming Thursday night at Ute Field.Freshman Adele Letro scored her seventh goal of the season in the 19th minute, and Chelsea Card added her first of the year in the 33rd minute to give the Utes all they needed for the win.The victory keeps the Utes atop the Mountain West Conference standings at 3-0 and improves their overall record to 10-5.”It’s nice to score,” said Utah coach Rich Manning, who saw his team lose four straight games without scoring a goal. “When we were going through the losing streak, we were playing very well, just not finishing.”Now we’re finding a good rhythm with our team, and I’m pleased with our offensive play.”Letro got the Utes on the board with a 10-yard shot to the lower left corner off an assist by Amanda Feigt.Manning said Feigt had a “terrific game” on the right wing and was happy to see Letro score again.”Adele’s just starting to feel comfortable with college soccer,” he said. “She’s causing teams fits.”Card put in a rebound shot off a shot by Katy Reineke to make it 2-0 at the 32:58 mark. Last week, the Utes had grabbed a 2-0 lead on New Mexico, only to see it evaporate in a 12-second span. This time Utah kept the Cowgirls out of the net.Ashley Mason made four saves on the night, and the Ute defense limited Wyoming’s chances.The Utes play Air Force Saturday at 1 p.m. in their final home game. Forward Kim Lloyd, the only senior on the team, will be playing her final home game. Saturday will also mark Utah’s first-ever Alumni Reunion Day with several Ute soccer alums being recognized and joining the 2005 team in signing autographs after the game. E-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more

Busy week ahead for golf tourneys

first_imgRight in the middle of football season, two big Utah golf tournaments will be played Monday and Tuesday at golf courses just a few miles apart.The annual Sorenson Champions Challenge begins with a pro-am Monday and a two-man scramble on Tuesday at Thanksgiving Point Golf Club in Lehi, while the annual Utah-Arizona Shootout will be played at Alpine Country Club in Highland.The Shootout rotates between Utah and Arizona each year and is usually played the second week of October. However, the Champions Challenge, which is in its 12th year, is usually played in June but was postponed a few months for economic reasons.Fortunately for both tournaments, the weather forecast is for temperatures in the mid-60s Monday and Tuesday, as good as you could expect for early October.The Champions Challenge is Johnny Miller’s brainchild and brings top players from the Champions and PGA tours to Utah each year.Because of the timing, the field isn’t as strong as in recent years, but it will feature newcomers Rocco Mediate and LPGA player/model Anna Rawson as well as old favorites such as Mike Weir, Hale Irwin and Craig Stadler.Also playing are Utah Jazz players Deron Williams and Kyle Korver, who will compete in Monday’s pro-am as well as Tuesday’s two-man scramble with local pros Boyd Summerhays and Steele DeWald, although not for the prize money.After 18 years of competition the Utah-Arizona Shootout is tied at 9-9.Utah has a veteran team with just two rookies in Stuart and senior Rob Bachman. Others playing are senior Mike Hacker, Annette Gaiotti, Echo Thatcher, Kirk Siddens, Herb Lyons, Darrin Overson, Jeff Jolley, Tyson Lund, Dan Horner and Andrew Barton.The 12-person teams will play a Ryder Cup-style format with Four-Ball and Alternate-shot competitions on Monday and singles matches on Tuesday.The Arizona team will be led by Michael Wog and Cyrus Whitney, who have played in previous Shootouts. The Arizona women will be 21-year-old Ashley Smith and 24-year-old Marissa Muir. Both are former collegians with Smith playing at Arizona State and Muir playing at Kentucky.For the Champions Challenge, tickets can be purchased at Thanksgiving Point, championschallenge golf.com or at the gate on Monday and Tuesday. There is no charge for the Utah-Arizona matches.e-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more

Utah Jazz go with new starting lineup, but it doesn’t help in loss to Knicks

first_img Related We haven’t started games well, that’s no secret. That hasn’t been one guy’s fault. If it’s anybody’s fault, it’s mine. – Jazz coach Quin SnyderSALT LAKE CITY — After too many sluggish starts to games this season, Jazz coach Quin Snyder decided to make a change in his starting lineup Friday night against the New York Knicks in an effort to get out of the gates more quickly.With Rudy Gobert joining the lineup after a 15-game absence, the Jazz coach opted to start Donovan Mitchell and Rodney Hood together for just the second time this season and send Joe Ingles to the bench for the first time all season.Turns out, the new lineup did little good as the Jazz fell to the Knicks 117-115 at Vivint Arena.Once again, the Jazz got off to another slow start, falling behind by seven midway through the first quarter. Then after coming back to take a six-point halftime lead, the starting group allowed the Knicks to start the second half with runs of 7-0 and 15-8 as the Jazz fell behind again.But you can’t blame the loss entirely on the new lineup as the Jazz defense just couldn’t stop Tim Hardaway Jr., and Courtney Lee, who combined for 32 second-half points on their way to 31 and 18 points, respectively.When asked specifically after the game about the effectiveness of the new starting lineup, Snyder said it had little to do with the outcome.”I’ll have to go back and look at it,” he said. “I don’t attribute (the loss) to any one thing. As I’ve said before, starting lineups … we put a ton of emphasis on it. It can’t be who’s in at the beginning of the game. It’s collective and collectively at the beginning of that third quarter, we weren’t good.”It’s not that Snyder hasn’t used a lot of starting lineups this year, with nine different lineups before Friday. But most were out of necessity because of injury issues.However, with Gobert coming back to the lineup after being out for 15 games since mid-December, Snyder chose to put Mitchell and Hood together in an effort to get more scoring punch from the start.“We haven’t started games well, that’s no secret,” said Snyder before the game. “That hasn’t been one guy’s fault. If it’s anybody’s fault, it’s mine.”While Hood made a couple of early baskets on his way to 18 points, Mitchell struggled for the first time in a while and went scoreless in the first quarter and only had two points by halftime. He got heated up in the fourth quarter and finished with 17 points, but only made 7 of 21 shots on the night.Snyder didn’t belive Mitchell’s off-night had anything to do with the change in rotations.”There wasn’t anything you could attribute in Donovan’s play to rotations,” Snyder said. “Donovan’s a young player and he’s going to have ups and downs, and he had some ups tonight and he had some downs.”Before Friday, the Jazz had been outscored by 124 points total in the first quarter, by far their worst quarter this year. Against Sacramento Wednesday, the Jazz had fallen behind by 10 points midway through the first quarter before fighting back and eventually taking a 15-point victory.With the lineup change, the odd man out was Ingles, who was the only Jazz player to start all 44 games this season (Ricky Rubio started 43, but missed one game with an injury).Snyder emphasized that Ingles was fine with the change, saying that Ingles had actually volunteered to come off the bench back in November.“I wasn’t coming to Joe with a huge sacrifice,” Snyder said. “The way he’s wired, he just wants to win and wants to play. It felt like this is the right thing for the team at this point.”Coming off the bench, Ingles scored just one point in the first half before finishing with nine points and seven rebounds. He ended up playing 29 minutes, just one fewer than his season average.“’I’m giving it more attention than it deserves,” Snyder said of the lineup change. We’ll see if he goes with the same lineup Saturday night when the L.A. Clippers visit Vivint Arena. 3 keys: Jazz vs. Knicks Two former Jazz players and two current stars are good with Utah Tim Hardaway Jr. leads Knicks past Jazz again in Rudy Gobert’s returnlast_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Entrepreneur Class hosting Market Day on Nov. 1

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Oct. 31, 2016:Monday•No activities listed.Tuesday•Senior meeting with Jostens, 2:30 p.m.Wednesday•Blood DriveThursday-Friday•No activities listed.Saturday•Debate tournament, 8 a.m.Today’s lunch — Choice of: Spaghetti and meatballs, spicy chicken patty sandwich, salad.Tomorrow’s lunch — Choice of: Chicken soft tacos, pizza quesadilla, salad.Today’s News: *Crusader Creators-  last chance to turn in orders is today during lunch. Please give them to Mrs. Groom.*Attention all STUCO members and Class Officers. There will be a meeting tomorrow morning at 7:15 in the auditorium.* Mrs. Buchanan’s 7th period entrepreneurship students would like to invite you to their market day on Tuesday, November 1st. The students will be running pop up businesses during all 3 lunches. Some of the items they will be selling are root beer floats, pretzels, taquitos, cookies, chips, pop, and Gatorade.*Students- If you are planning to participate in a winter sport and do not have a physical form and concussion form on file, you will need to do this before you are allowed to practice. You may pick up the forms from Mrs. Yates in the counselors office.*Good Morning Crusaders! The Teaching as a Career class is having a clothing drive for Cowley County Community College. You can bring gently used clothes to your Cru Con class thru November 9th. The class with the most clothes will win a breakfast party! As of this morning, Mrs. Billington is in the lead with 151 clothing items, Mrs. Chase is in 2nd with 24 and Mrs. Rivers is in 3rd with 16 items.*Seniors: On Tuesday, November 1st at 2:30pm, Chris Curtis from Jostens will be here to meet with the senior class to hand out order information for caps and gowns, announcements , etc. The guidance department will also discuss the local scholarship application process. Then on Friday, November 4th Seniors will turn in their Jostens order forms during the three lunches.Guidance Office News: Visits during lunch:Wednesday- Nov 2– Kansas State University.Friday, Nov. 4 — U.S. Army Sgt. Rodney Morgan.Wednesday-Nov 30- Washburn UniversityToday is National…National Knock-Knock Jokes Day.National Carmel Apple Day.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Wellington’s dominating second half performance leads to sub-state win

first_img17 7 11 Wellington Cade Phelps leads Wellington to victory with 18 points including three 3-pointers in third quarter.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — After splitting in the regular season, the sub-state first round game between Wellington and Rose Hill boys basketball game looked on paper to be a barn burner.It wasn’t.The Crusaders buried Rose Hill Thursday on its home court 59-44 to advance to the sub state championship game. It will play Mulvane on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Wildcats beat Winfield earlier in the evening 60-47.Sparked by a Cade Phelps barrage in which he knocked down three consecutive 3-pointers in the third quarter, Wellington opened up a double digit lead and never looked back.“He was feeling it,” said Rick Roitman, Wellington head boys basketball coach. “What impressed me even more is after that moment, we never allowed Rose Hill back in it. We’ve lost 12 games this year and nine of those losses we had leads, sometimes double digit leads.”The Crusaders would outscore Rose Hill 22-14 in the third quarter and 17-12 in the fourth to pick up the 15-point win.That made the first half a distant memory in which Wellington clutched to a 20-18 lead in which neither team was playing well.“We came out tight, and I attribute that to first round jitters,” Roitman said. “I told the boys this is a one-game season. We lose and it is next season. We win we play another one.”After intermission, Wellington set the tone in the second half by scoring on its first three possessions and building a 27-21 lead. Then Phelps ripped off three treys in the row and suddenly the Dukes were up 36-21.Rose Hill was done.As the game progressed the Rose Hill defense spread the floor. Wellington would then feed the ball inside to Ian King. By the end of the game, Wellington was up as many as 20 points and had the luxury of playing the reserves in the final two minutes.Phelps finished the game with 18 points, 14 of those in the second half. King had 17 and A.J. Snipes 14.The Crusaders need to continue the momentum against Mulvane in the fourth meeting of the season. Mulvane won two of three in the regular season. But the Crusaders won the last one.“Yes, we’d like to even the score with Mulvane,” Roitman said. “This game will be more important than all the other three put together. This is a season defining game we are about to play.”Wellington 59, Rose Hill 44 59 — Rose Hill 22 13 7 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 44 — 12 Wellington — C. Phelps 18, I. King 17, A. Snipes 14, J. Walton 3, J. Mutazammil 3, W. Long 2, G. Hatfield 2Rose Hill — H. Forsberg 14, G. Moore 12, C. Knight 5, K. Campbell 4, D. Sapp 4, G. McBride 3, K. Barron 2.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 14last_img read more