Hittner Named MVC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Third Time This Season

first_imgHittner bounced back from just her third single-digit scoring performance in the win over the Aces with her league-leading fourth 30-plus performance in the big win over the Sycamores. In the Indiana State win, she poured in a game-high 33 points on 12-of-19 shooting with a 3-for-5 performance from three-point range to go along with six rebounds, three assists and two steals in just 28 minutes. Despite a tough-shooting night that led to just seven points, Hittner, helped the Bulldogs in other ways in the Evansville win. She pulled down six rebounds, handed out five assists and nabbed four steals in 24 minutes.    Drake plays its second-to-last road game Friday night at SIU. Tipoff in Carbondale is scheduled for 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+. Print Friendly Version Hittner is leading the conference in scoring at 19.8 points per game. Her name is among the MVC leaders in several other statistical categories, including three-point percentage (42.1, 3rd), free throw percentage (81.6, 5th), field goal percentage (48.2, 7th) and rebounding (5.0, 15th). This her fourth career MVC Player of the Week award and the ninth this season for a Drake player (Sara Rhine, 6). Hittner averaged 20.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game while shooting 45.1 percent from the floor (14-of-31) and 90 percent (9-of-10) from the free throw line in Drake’s home wins over Evansville and Indiana State. ST. LOUIS – Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) of the Drake University women’s basketball team is the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season, the MVC office announced Monday, Feb. 25.last_img read more

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Seismic readings show two landslides

first_imgSEATTLE — Seismic signals showed there were two major slides about four minutes apart during Saturday’s disaster in Washington state, and afterward smaller slides continued for days, University of Washington researchers said.A report on the landslide readings was sent to the U.S. Geological Survey and posted Wednesday on the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network blog by Kate Allstadt, a university researcher.The “very rapid and energetic” event was detected on 17 seismic stations ranging from 7 to 170 miles away.They showed the biggest slide started at 10:37 a.m. and lasted more than two minutes. This is the slide that crossed the North Fork Stillaguamish River and hit the community of Oso, killing at least 25 people“The big pulse was the main volume of material that broke down from the slope and tumbled down toward that valley,” said Bill Steele, the seismology lab coordinator and spokesman for the seismic network.“Another big pulse followed that, breaking loose another section of unstable slope,” he said.The second slide at 10:41 a.m. was material breaking off the steep cliff created by the first slide, Allstadt said Thursday. Smaller slides continued for an hour and occasionally for days later, similar to earthquake aftershocks.last_img read more

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