Road Stars defeat Hoosiers in game two of Roseau Valley Basketball League playoffs

first_imgOn Thursday 3rd, the Elvis Welding Services Road Stars defeated the Upper Village Hoosiers by the final score of 84-69 pts, in game 2, of the best-of-5 series final, of the Roseau Valley Basketball League. In game 1, the Hoosiers were successful in getting the better of the Road Stars, beating them by 13 pts. A victory for either team, would most likely give them the advantage, as confidence would be high, going into game 3. The Hoosiers were without key players, Orlando George & Charles Williams, while the Road Stars haven’t had Thomas Felix for the past 7 games, but will be back for the very important game 3. As usual, there was a lot of hype & suspense before this game. The crowd support on hand was again excellent. The referees were Mr. Jeffery Douglas & Mc’Dowe.Compared to the 1st quarter of game 1, the opening period in this game, was more action packed. There were fast breaks, dunks, 3 pointers & blocked shots. Along with that came a lot of lead changes and ties. Offence was certainly on top in the early going. A total of 40 points was scored in this period; 21 & 19 for the Hoosiers & Road Stars respectively. In game 1, only 23 points was scored. In the 2nd quarter, the game continued to be tight. The teams were to be very cautious, but with both playing at their own pace and style as well. The continuance of lead changes and ties make the game extremely exciting, as the fans were getting their monies worth. And, again, like in game 1, with about 2 minutes to go in the period, the Road Stars elevated themselves and took a 5 point lead, going into the half time interval, 39-34 pts making it a very exciting 1st half, in relation to game 1. The fans were back at it again, with the buckets, galvanize & drums being beat as well as the constant blowing of whistles, horns & conch shells. The 3rd period opened, with the game being spiced up again. Both teams wanted the win badly, and they fought extremely hard to get it. It was like a game 7 of the N.B.A finals, between the Lakers & Celtics. The Road Stars continued to dominate, with the likes of Julian Isles, Javeed Joseph, Fitzgerald Daniel, Simon “To-To” Joseph & Patrick Lafonce all putting in a team effort and working hard, while for the Hoosiers, all the offensive play came from Joseph ‘Boone” Jno. Baptiste. He was the only one who seemed to have been on point, on a night when a great team effort was needed. The help didn’t come, and the game continued to slip away from the Hoosiers. The lead had now extended, & the Road Stars were now leading by 9 points at the close of the 3rd quarter; 62-53. The Hoosiers tried to put up a fight in the 4th quarter, with Jno. Baptiste still carrying the offence like he always does, and how starting to get some defensive help from the other team members, but it had all seemed to be in vain, as the lead began to get bigger, and bigger, and bigger, and yes, bigger again. With about 6 minutes to go, the lead had stretched to a maximum of 23 pts. The towel still had not been thrown in by the Hoosiers as their fans had tried to rally them back, but each time they made a play on the offence, the defence failed to keep up; in the end, losing the game by 15 pts, 84-69, after a poor showing as a team. Series now tied at 1 game apiece, going to game 3 on Tuesday. Top performers for Road Stars were; Julian Isles – 25 pts, 11 reb, 2 blks, Javeed Joseph – 18 pts, 5 reb, 3 asts, Simon Joseph –15 pts, 8 reb, 3 blks, Fitzgerald Daniel – 11 pts, 11 asts and Patrick Lafonce – 11 pts, 5 reb.Top performers for Hoosiers were; Joseph “Boone” Jno. Baptiste – 29 pts, 6 reb, 8 asts, Royce Caesar – 16 pts, 4 reb, 4 asds, Ramal Crabon – 10 pts, 7 reb, 2 blks and Edgar George & Curtist Joseph – 6 pts, 2 reb.By: Edgar George Share NewsSports Road Stars defeat Hoosiers in game two of Roseau Valley Basketball League playoffs by: – May 4, 2012 32 Views   one comment Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

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Baseball narrowly avoids getting swept at home

first_imgBefore the inning came to a close, Stubbs was walked home to make the score 7-1. Pitchers senior Quentin Longrie and junior Chris Clarke each threw a scoreless frame to end the game, securing the win for the Trojans. The Trojan baseball team lost two of three games against Grand Canyon University at Dedeaux Field over the weekend. The weekend dropped the Trojans to 4-6 as they look ahead to a Tuesday matchup against Loyola Marymount. The first pitch is at 3 p.m. Afterward, USC will face a gauntlet of games over the weekend against Oklahoma State, No. 16 Michigan and No. 2 UCLA. “The guys [have] just got to keep rolling with some confidence — go up there and just compete, compete, compete,” head coach Dan Hubbs said. “We need good outings from our pitching, we don’t hurt ourselves and if we do those things, we will be able to win the games 2-1 and 3-2 until we get things rolling offensively.” Outfielders junior Matthew Acosta and sophomore Jamal O’Guinn would chip away at the deficit in the fifth inning with a pair of RBIs that cut GCU’s lead to 4. The second game of the series was rained out on Saturday, which meant a doubleheader for the two teams the next day. With the win, the Trojans avoided a series sweep, hoping to establish some momentum and tighten things up defensively before a tough slate of games. Junior pitcher Austin Manning is the only member of the Trojan pitching staff to not allow a run this season. (Michelle Mankoff/Daily Trojan) In the second game of the day, the Trojans scored early with a sacrifice fly by O’Guinn that pushed junior outfielder Blake Sabol across home to give USC its first lead of the series. After GCU walked Stubbs to load the bases again, Acosta pushed 2 runs across by hitting a looper into right field. Sabol and Thomas both scored, bringing the game to 6-1. In the sixth inning, USC took back the lead with a RBI single from senior infielder Chase Bushor. A run on a walk by Sabol put the Trojans ahead by 2 runs by the end of the inning.center_img Grand Canyon would tie things up in the fourth with a solo home run over right center from redshirt sophomore first baseman Cuba Bess. Unfortunately for the Antelopes, their offensive success ended there. USC trailed early after giving up 7 runs in the first three innings to start the day. In the fourth inning, freshman infielder Emilio Rosas put the Trojans on the board with a single that split the gap over right center field. GCU sophomore pitcher Zach Barnes responded with a great stretch, retiring nine consecutive batters to set up sophomore pitcher Coen Wynne with a 4-run lead. Wynne pitched a scoreless ninth to close the game for the Antelopes 7-3. USC’s struggles began on Friday in a 4-2 defeat against a GCU team looking to bounce back after three consecutive losses. The game was a defensive stalemate, as both teams went scoreless after five innings, but GCU finally broke the game open at the top of the sixth with a 4-run inning. The two teams entered the eighth inning with the Trojans up 3-1, and USC’s offense put the game away by surging for 4 runs. With two outs left in the bottom of the seventh inning, sophomore infielder Ben Ramirez started the Trojans’ scoring with a ground ball single up the middle that put redshirt junior catcher CJ Stubbs on third. The rally continued when junior infielder John Thomas floated a ball over center field that cut the deficit to 2 runs, but the Trojans’ bats cooled down for the rest of the game. With the bases loaded, a wild pitch by GCU senior pitcher Nick Ohanian allowed Bushor to take home and expand the Trojans’ lead to 3. “Hitting is contagious, and obviously getting guys on base was the biggest thing no matter what it was — with the walk, hit by pitch or even the hit,” Acosta said. “Hitting is contagious, getting on base is contagious and I’m just happy that we did it all with two outs, and just keeping it going was the biggest thing.” Acosta led the Trojans with 3 RBIs on the day, going 3-for-7 with two doubles and a run. Junior pitcher Connor Lunn picked up the win in relief with three scoreless innings in which he gave up one hit, walked one and struck out two.last_img read more

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University of York, ESL to introduce esports content production module

first_imgUniversity of York is fully embracing the world of esports in collaboration with ESL. The university’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television is launching an industry-backed module all about the competitive gaming industry.The module aims to teach its students exactly how esports is capturing the attention and interest of fans worldwide.Starting in Autumn 2018, the module that’s being developed is a cross-programme final year option that’s available to students who are registered in the department’s BSc in Interactive Media or BSc in Film and TV Production. The module will “tell engaging and insightful stories about live esports by combining techniques from traditional sports broadcast, interactive technology, and elements captured in the virtual game world.”Florian Block, Researcher for Department of Theatre, Film and TV at University of York  said: “These are very exciting times for us and our students. Esports are growing rapidly, and highly skilled jobs will need to be filled with graduates who not only know specialised production techniques, but understand the sports ecosystem inside and out. We are thrilled to be working closely with ESL on this module. We believe that by combining the academic rigour of a Russell Group university with the experience of industry pioneers, we are in a unique position to prepare our students for a wide range of attractive career paths.”Rob Black, COO of ESL UK also commented: “This module marks an important step towards the professionalisation of the esports industry, providing a formal career path for much-needed talent. By linking the module with the University of York’s other excellent existing programmes, we can foster talent responsibly, equipping students with the skills they need to access amazing jobs in esports and beyond.”The module will pull from research conducted by those who work at Digital Creativity Labs, an initiative at the university that has focused on the “rich convergent space between interactive media and digital games.” This initiative will be complimented by the option for students to base their dissertations on esports-focused themes.University of York and ESL first partnered in June 2017, entering a teaching and research agreement. The partnership initially had three aims: teaching, research, and careers – it’s evident that this collaboration has proved fruitful and their work is ready to be rolled out to students.This news follows the recent announcements stateside of partnerships and esports initiatives at UC Berkeley. Esports Insider says: The module itself sounds interesting, but the biggest achievement here in our eyes is a major university in the UK choosing to stop ignoring the strong narratives and constant developments within the industry of esports. We hope this module, and the option of writing an esports-themed dissertation, opens some eyes and leads to more talent – outside of competitors – entering the scene.last_img read more

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