SUU Men’s Basketball Hosts Weber State Thursday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Thursday, Southern Utah men’s basketball (12-7, 5-3 in Big Sky Conference play) hosts in-state rival Weber State (7-13, 3-6 in Big Sky play) at the America First Event Center for a 7:00 pm tip-off.The Thunderbirds are tied with Northern Colorado for third place in the Big Sky Conference standings with the Wildcats currently in ninth place.Todd Simon (48-70, .407) is in his fourth season as SUU’s head coach and is ensuing in his best season to date at the helm.The Thunderbirds score 74.5 points per game as they are tied with Memphis for 102nd nationally in scoring offense.Redshirt senior guard-forward Cameron Oluyitan leads SUU in scoring (13.8 points per game) and steals (27).Junior guard John Knight III (13.1 points per game, a team-best 44 assists) and redshirt senior forward Dwayne Morgan (11.1 points per game) each score in double figures on-average for the Thunderbirds as well.Sophomore guard Harrison Butler (6.9 rebounds per game) leads the Thunderbirds on the glass and SUU is paced in blocked shots by redshirt senior center, Senegalese national Daoude (David) N’Diaye, with 20.The Thunderbirds surrender 63.1 points per game, tying them for 40th nationally in scoring defense with Texas Christian.Weber State is coached by Randy Rahe who is 273-166 (.622) and in his 14th season at the helm is both the Wildcats and the Big Sky Conference’s winning-est head coach.Weber State scores 71.1 points per game, ranking the Wildcats 190th nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard Jerrick Harding (21.9 points per game) is Weber State’s leading scorer on the season. Harding and freshman guard KJ Cunningham have 40 assists apiece to lead Weber State in that category.Fellow senior back-court mate Cody John (14.1 points per game) remains the Wildcats’ only other double figure scorer on the season.Junior forward, Czech national Michal Kozak leads Weber State on the glass (5.7 rebounds per game) and in blocked shots (27).Freshman guard Judah Jordan leads the Wildcats in steals with 23.Weber State surrenders 70.9 points per game, ranking the Wildcats 223rd nationally in scoring defense.The Wildcats lead the Thunderbirds 32-10 all-time and 10-6 all-time at Cedar City. Tags: SUU Basketball/Weber State basketball January 28, 2020 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Hosts Weber State Thursday Brad James Written bylast_img read more

Nassau Cop Fatally Shoots Suspect in Great Neck

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Nassau County police officer shot and killed a man who authorities said was brandishing a baseball bat following a road rage incident in Great Neck on Monday morning, officials said.When someone honked at him for being stopped at a stop sign at the corner of Maple Street and East Shore Road, the suspect got out of his vehicle and used the bat to smash the window a a van behind him at 10:30 a.m., police said. The suspect then walked up to a second vehicle behind the van and when the driver got out of that vehicle, the suspect hit the driver in the head with a bat, police said. Shortly later, an officer on patrol happened upon the confrontation.“The suspect moves aggressively toward the police officer with the bat,” said Det. Lt. Richard LeBrun, a police spokesman. “He deploys his Taser, the Taser fails to neutralize him. At this point he has to deploy his service weapon and strikes the individual in the torso area.”The suspect, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to a local hospital, where he died an hour later. The officer, who was on the job a month, was not injured.Treated for their injuries were the driver who was hit in the head and a second person that the suspect struck when the victim tried to help the officer.Police said no further details were available, citing the early stage of the investigation.last_img read more

GSA boys’ tennis team falls to Waynflete in state final

first_imgBeowulf Urban of George Stevens Academy serves the ball in Saturday’s boys’ tennis Class C state championship against Waynflete at Lewiston High School.PHOTO BY MARK MESSERLEWISTON — For the seventh straight year, the George Stevens Academy boys’ tennis team lost to Waynflete in the Class C state championship.Waynflete won its ninth consecutive state title on Saturday at Lewiston High School, rolling past GSA 4-1.GSA won its only point at No. 2 doubles, with Christian Jones and Kent Fang notching a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory. But Waynflete had already clinched the title.Thorne Keifer and John Van Dyke put Waynflete on the board with a 6-1, 6-2 win over GSA’s Aidan Byrne and Leif Lyon-Miller. At No. 3 singles, Shuhao Liu won the next point for Waynflete with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Ben Politte.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAt No. 2 singles, Peter Michalakas secured the championship for Waynflete with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Beowulf Urban.last_img read more