César Prates, from Real Madrid to evangelical pastor in Brazil

first_imgOther former soccer players post their new adventures on social networks, César Prates uploads to Instagram videos of his performances intertwined with biblical passages. Armed with the six strings and a personalized Bible with his name on the spine, his religious vocation was always there. “May Jesus heal you”, he told rivals that they fell injured. I related it this week in Sports Balloon: “A shepherd is not done, he always was, he had it inside me”. César Prates plays evangelical hymns on his guitar. His history in Madrid did not lead to epic scenes. Nor of redemption. He was chosen at the age of 21, when he was acting at the Porto Alegre International, from a list of 30 footballers managed by the technical secretariat of Lorenzo Sanz (in Pirri’s hands). Absolute international and praised by Roberto Carlos (“César is one of the best players in Brazil“, he said in that 1996), the problem is that he appeared in a Madrid that had just signed Panucci and had Secretary And till Chendo in the same position. Prates initially went to Real Madrid B (at that time, the official name of Castilla) and did not leave there … Well, it did come out, but it was forced to err by Brazilian clubs and later, sold definitively. To Sporting Lisbon. “Madrid loaned Vasco, Coritiba, Botafogo and Corinthians six months before transferring me”, remembered the defender in Globoesporte, where he confessed “very sad” about the recent death of Lorenzo Sanz from the coronavirus. In Portugal, took Cristiano Ronaldo as a disciple, a criança 17, and taught him the technique of shooting fouls. “Every time he scores such a goal, they call me to tell the story …”The Brazilian has counted, amused and resigned, more than once. From there it passed through the Galatasaray, the Livorno of Commander Lucarelli and Chievo, among others. Retired, he has not lost his relationship with Real Madrid. In 2017 he joined the technical staff of the Madrid Foundation Clinic in Coritiba. Occasionally he shares some of the few images he has of his white time. He grabs the guitar and sings, sometimes in tears of devotion, to Jesus. This is the life of Cesar Prates, almost twenty-five years ago signing of Real Madrid, now evangelical pastor. Chocolate Shepherd, his parishioners call him. A winger who did not succeed as a Real Madrid player but had a long career in Brazil, Portugal, Italy and Turkey until one day, in 2010, he felt the call, as if it were the Los Javis film. Cease he immediately terminated his contract as a professional footballer at the Náutico and began his own career in the Church. Also the musical: accompany his ministry with evangelical hymns.center_img César Prates, in one of his matches with Real Madrid.Rafa Painter. At Sporting Lisbon, he taught Cristiano the technique of shooting fouls. Blanca now has a beard and as a result of her experience she also reaches out to school children with soccer through the solidarity activity of her own foundation. Why the ball, like the guitar and the Bible, is always present for César Prates.last_img read more

Warriors think Westbrook’s style is ‘easy to defend’—report

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. That won’t be the case this year, as fellow perennial All Stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony are now on board and ready to take some load off the mercurial guard. /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Offseason overhaul complete, new era begins for Celtics Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook walks down the court in the final seconds of Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Houston.  APAfter averaging a triple-double and bagging the 2017 NBA MVP Award, its’ safe to say that Russell Westbrook had his way against most NBA defenders throughout the 2016-2017 NBA season.The 28-year-old point guard relied on his freakish athleticism to dominate the competition, tallying unworldly averages of 31.6 points, 10.7 boards and 10.4 dimes, while playing 81 games for the Oklahoma City Thunder.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Although most defenses appeared helpless against the seemingly unstoppable guard, the reigning NBA champions Golden State Warriors reportedly do not fear his daredevil play style.In an episode of the “Low Post” podcast, ESPN’s Zach Lowe shared that some members from the Warriors locker room believe that the high-flying guard is “so easy to defend, it’s like cake to them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAlthough his statistical average against the Warriors remained stellar, Westbrook only shot 37.5 percent from the field and turned the ball over 32 times in four contests. The Thunder also dropped all four games.However, he visibly lacked on-court support last year, often putting the entire team on his shoulders for most of the year. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Defending champion Warriors get on roll with strong defense

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “You can’t win without that,” Memphis center Marc Gasol said. “Even if you look at teams like Golden State, you see a team that obviously has a lot of firepower, their defense is really outstanding, how they all move together at the same time, how they all shift as a unit from one side to the other … Then they give you 125 points, too. But they really do play a lot of great defense.”Against the T-Wolves, Golden State blocked nine shots — its 11th time in 12 games with at least seven swats — three by reserve Omri Casspi and another two from Draymond Green, and didn’t allow a 20-point performance by Minnesota. Nick Young came off the bench to make a career-high four steals in 20-plus minutes.“It’s finally coming along. We’re starting to put it together,” Green said. “We’re taking more ownership in one-on-one defense. We’ve just locked in more on one-on-one defense and taking on the challenge.”Part of that, according to player development coach Chris DeMarco, is “being the aggressors, being active defensively and trusting that the guys around us will help if we get beat.”While a handful of turnovers led to easy baskets by Minnesota, for the most part the Warriors were disciplined in their defensive assignments. It has been that way for a stretch of games now.It didn’t hurt Golden State shot 65.9 percent after halftime in pulling away from the overmatched Timberwolves, who were on a roll with five straight wins before the stop in Oakland.“I think you learn a lot from playing against them because that’s what a championship team looks like. They play hard. They play together. You look at their willingness to sacrifice for each other and make plays,” T-Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said. “They had 37 assists on 48 baskets. Their defense over the last five games has been back to what their defense is. That’s why they’ve been able to win the way they’ve won. I think their willingness to sacrifice and play for each other is what makes them great. They take good shots. They make the game easy for each other. When you do that, the results will be good.”___AP Sports Writer Teresa M. Walker contributed to this report. “I know if we focus on taking care of the basketball and playing solid defense, and focusing on that, and really, hopefully, regardless of how our offense is, we’ll be in a good position to win games,” Curry said.Golden State limited the Timberwolves to 41.3 percent from the floor and a dismal 5 of 24 on 3-pointers on the way to winning its fifth straight.“You saw how beautiful that was in the second half with 37 assists overall. It’s all about taking care of the ball and defending,” Kerr said. “The defense part I’m really pleased with. I think this is about our fifth straight really good defensive effort we have had so that’s a great sign.”He gave his team a day off Thursday before getting back to work Friday in preparation for Philadelphia.Other teams and opposing players notice the Warriors’ attention to detail on the defensive end, even if their high-flying offensive show is typically the focus of scouting reports and film sessions.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LeBron ‘obviously’ interested in owning Cavs someday It wasn’t this way out of the gates this season, and coach Steve Kerr had some moments of frustration.Lately, he’s pleased with the progress and consistency.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Defensively we’ve just had longer stretches of high intensity and high level of focus,” Stephen Curry said. “That’s allowed us to control the momentum of games and the flow of games.”The Warriors outscored Minnesota 44-26 in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s 125-101 win — and dominated without NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, who sat with a bruised left thigh but was expected to be fine by Saturday’s home game against the 76ers. 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Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, Calif. — Defense has been the theme from Day 1 for the Golden State Warriors, determined to do all the little things even better on both ends of the floor on the heels of their second NBA championship in three years.They’re blocking shots. Jumping into the passing lanes for timely steals. Getting hands in the faces of shooters.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Dutch Photographer IV: Kru Town

first_imgPaul Julien (1901-2001) was an anthropologist from the Netherlands who traveled through Liberia in 1932. Andrea Stultiens (1974) is a photographer and researcher from the Netherlands. She tries to connect the past that was documented by Paul Julien to the past as remembered in Liberia and the way it is connected to the present. Julien’s photographs are part of the collection of the Netherlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam.From July 19th till August 19th 2014 Julien’s photographs and the film he made will be on display at the National Museum. Leading up to this some of the stories are shared in History & Us columns by Andrea Stultiens. Comments or questions are most welcome on info@andreastultiens.nlThis week’s photographs by Paul Julien take us to Krutown, while what he writes about it, and what this leads us to, probably says more about how Africa at large was perceived in other parts of the world than about the reality in Liberia in 1932.Julien does not refer to what is currently known as Krutown, but to old Krutown, located just below the Catholic mission on, as I have been told, the rocks that in the 1940s would be used to construct the Freeport. When describing Kru-town for a Belgian magazine in 1933 Julien notes that, “The Americo-Liberian society, that is without any doubt the most civilised part of the state, has ever since Liberia was founded certain contradictions to the native population of the coast and interior. These contrasts are sometimes very obvious, sometimes hidden, but they exist, and for instant last year, in 1932, they surfaced in a painful way during the Kru-war.”It is remarkable how he writes about ‘the Kru-war’ as a war that should be known to the people in Belgium, a country then still recovering from the first World War that destroyed it a decade and a half earlier. Maybe it is just the terminology used that made it hard for me to find any references to this Kru-war. Easier to find are references to the revolt that, according to a strange short article in an Australian newspaper on October 13th 1932, included “Tribal fighting, in which chiefs enter the fray wearing tall hats and other striking adornment.” Dr. Mackenzie was a member of the League of Nations hygiene section and “despatched to the interior of Liberia to pacify the Kru tribes.”The article reports how “Dr. Mackenzie […] penetrated into a wilderness previously untrodden by white man…” in the hinterland where he supposedly had to “cut tracks in the virgin forest where warlike tribes in ambush awaited the chance to kill stragglers.” He found that “18 tribes were concerned in the rebellion; 42 towns were burned and 12,000 men, women and children were driven into the bush and were dying of starvation.” Mackenzie supposedly established peace within four months and “induced the tribes to return to their own territories.”According to Paul Julien the territory of the Krus was actually south of Monrovia. He types them as ‘historically seafaring people’ that work on cargo ships that pass Monrovia and continue along the West-African coast. While Anthony Morgan, the initiator of the Historical Preservations Society of Liberia explains in an online article the complexity of the use of the name Krus, since, according to him, it is a collective term that was used by Europeans for all “with whom they traded as far back as the fifteenth century.”Paul Julien visits Krutown and describes it as being in a “sharp contrast to Monrovia, of which it is not even two minutes walking distance away. [It] consists completely of square huts with grass thatched roofs. It is obviously situated on the shore, with a wide sandy beach separating it from the surf.”When comparing the two he makes sure the Belgian audience will understand what he means, by relating to what they should know. “Up, in Monrovia, the city still reminds one of a capital city, with streets and buildings that, even though only from afar, remind one somewhat of Europe.” While in Krutown, “The narrow muddy alleys that wind in a marvelous disorder through the village are the set for the life of the coastal residents. Small naked youngsters run around in the sand. Elswewhere a Kru-mother is taking care of her baby while smoking a pipe. Every now and then there is a child, seated in a dooropening, holding a book. These are the students of the mission school located just above Kru-town. I wander through the village for hours, and all this time I am followed by a group of children. The youth have a lot of interest in my filmcamera and every other toddler jumps aside frightened when I point the lens at him and he hears the purring sound of the transport of the tape inside the machine.”The result of the transported tape in the machine will be on display at the National Museum in July, and next week Julien will show us what Broadstreet and Ashmunstreet looked like in 1932.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Provincal Search and Rescue to hold workshop in Fort St. John

first_imgTaking place Sept. 24-25, the BCSARA is holding the first of six regional workshops at the Quality Inn Northern Grand Hotel, which will bring together experts, volunteers, partner agency representatives and stakeholders.The meeting, taking place from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. both days, will involve discussions on a variety of topics related to search and rescue. Some issues include remote area SAR incidents, occupational health and safety initiatives, past and future challenges and how to help smaller SAR groups to become more sustainable.The workshop will also discuss the new BCSARA New Initiatives Fund Project, designed to level the SAR playing field. The project will be dedicated to ensuring professional response organization is available to assist lost or injured people in the wilderness regardless of where the incident takes place.- Advertisement -Geraldine Underdown, Executive Director of National Search and Rescue Secretariat says, “the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund provides funds for new projects aimed at improving the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the National Search and Rescue Program in Canada.”The New Initiative Fund was established to provide funding for projects that will enhance SAR in Canada. The Annual $8.1 million fund has financed over 750 projects.In any given year, B.C. Search and Rescue groups respond to approximately 1000 incidents involving over 1300 injured or missing persons.Advertisementlast_img read more

Reports – Belgium and Man City international on plane which came off runway this weekend

first_img1 Reports – Vincent Kompany on plane which came off runway this weekend Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was on board a plane which came off the runway at Norwich Airport on Saturday, according to reports.City’s injured captain had been watching his side beat Norwich 3-0 in the FA Cup before a charter plane was due to take him home, it has been widely reported.An airport spokeswoman told the BBC that no one was injured in the incident which caused a temporary closure of the airport.“The airport remained open to helicopter traffic. The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed, which is standard practice,” the airport announced in a statement to the BBC.Phil Brockwell, of Centreline Air, added to the Eastern Daily Press: “It was at a fairly low speed of its departure, at which point it veered off the runway, for reasons for which we have some guesses.”last_img read more

Cable Vision

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityTired of being pushed over on the field and criticized off it, the linemen were ready to embrace the zone- blocking schemes being talked about by a position coach with the personality of a marine drill sergeant. “I knew it was going to be better after about 30 seconds,” center Jake Grove said. Four weeks into the season, the rest of the NFL is learning that, too. One of the most-maligned units in the league last year is one of its most improved this season, as the Raiders lead the NFL with 194.3 yards rushing per game and have cut their sack rate in half from this time in 2006. “That’s the way it’s supposed to be,” left tackle Barry Sims said. “You want your front guys to get things done whether it’s running the ball or giving the quarterback time to throw.” NFL: Former UCLA coach molds Raiders’ offensive line into formidable unit. By Josh Dubow THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tom Cable won over the Oakland Raiders’ offensive linemen in his first meeting with the beleaguered group in the offseason. It’s a far cry from a year ago, when highlights of Shawne Merriman’s sack dances against Oakland were replayed almost any time the Raiders’ struggles were talked about on television. The Raiders allowed an NFL-worst 72 sacks and averaged just 3.9 yards per carry last season. The joke around the team was that its best linemen were on the coaching staff, where head coach Art Shell and assistant Jackie Slater each had Hall of Fame playing careers. “It’s such a great thing to see, because here’s these players that have been beaten up and torn down and blamed for everything,” Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin said. “And they trusted this guy (Cable) because they kind of came into it, `Well, we might as well trust him because I’m not very happy where I am now.’ And they bought into it.” The line has undergone plenty of changes since last year – Grove is the only player to have started at the same position he played in 2006 – but the biggest difference is Cable. A successful assistant in college – including a stint as UCLA’s offensive coordinator and offensive line coach in 2004-05 – and the pros for years, Cable brought his zone-blocking scheme that heavily features cut blocks to a team that had tried to overpower defenses a year ago. Cable, the team’s fourth line coach in four years, learned the style from zone-blocking guru Alex Gibbs, the former line coach in Denver and Atlanta. The Falcons led the NFL in rushing in 2006 under Cable’s guidance, gaining 2,939 yards on the ground – the most in the league since 1978. The Raiders barely managed to gain half that amount, finishing 29th in the league with 1,519 yards rushing. “I think they wanted something fresh,” Cable said. “They want to succeed. Nobody wants to lose. Nobody wants to get told that they ain’t worth a darn or anything good, or whatever that is. They’re human. So I think they have embraced it.” The play of the line is the biggest reason the Raiders (2-2) head into their bye week having already matched last year’s win total and only one offensive touchdown shy of the team’s output of 12 in 2006. The rebuilding job started in offseason workouts, when the linemen often showed up earliest, stayed latest and absorbed everything Cable taught them. After getting conflicting advice a year ago from Shell, Slater and assistant line coach Irv Eatman, the linemen were getting consistent coaching under Cable. “It’s great that we have a system,” Grove said. “That’s something we haven’t had here in a while. The guys are buying into it and working to get better at it every week.” Robert Gallery, the No. 2 overall pick in 2004, had been considered a bust before showing great improvement this season at left guard. Sims flipped spots with Gallery, moving back to his old left tackle spot. Former Pro Bowler Jeremy Newberry was signed to play center and has shared time there with Grove because of injuries. Cooper Carlisle and Cornell Green, who had experience with this blocking scheme, were signed as free agents to anchor the right side of the line. While the linemen bought into the switch immediately, running back LaMont Jordan admits he had some doubts because he considered himself a “downhill runner” and wasn’t comfortable in a scheme that required him to wait for a hole to develop. “Running sideways is not a way I felt we should run, and I made that very clear to Coach Cable,” Jordan said. “But he continued to talk to me, he continued to work with me, and he continued to help me get a better feel for the offense. I like the offense now, because I have a better understanding of what it takes to be successful in this scheme.” Jordan, who missed the second half of last week’s win over Miami with a back injury, is second in the league in rushing with 424 yards. Backup Justin Fargas ran for 172 of his career-high 179 yards in the second half against the Dolphins in place of Jordan. Fargas’ 261 yards so far are only one fewer than last year’s rushing leader LaDanian Tomlinson has for San Diego. Dominic Rhodes returns this week after missing the first four games with a suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, giving the Raiders plenty of choices for runners. The success has come in part because Kiffin hasn’t abandoned the running game when the team has fallen behind early. He says the zone blocking scheme works best in the second half when the defense starts to get fatigued. Oakland is averaging 72 yards per game in the first half compared to 122.3 after halftime, increasing the yards per carry from 4.1 to 6.4. “When defensive linemen get tired at all, that is when this run game gets really good because it is not a power gap scheme,” Kiffin said. “As soon as a guy gets a little bit tired, he gets cut easier or gets out of his gap. That’s when some bigger runs hit.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

`God’s Rottweiler’ paves own path

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VATICAN CITY – Pope John Paul II’s death a year ago – April 2, 2005 – left many Roman Catholics expecting that their church would take an even harder, more conservative line if the College of Cardinals picked early favorite Joseph Ratzinger as the next pontiff. They got Ratzinger – now Pope Benedict XVI. Yet the Vatican’s German-born chief orthodoxy watchdog has hardly acted like the man saddled with the nickname “God’s Rottweiler.” Instead, the faithful got a pope who rode around in St. Peter’s Square in traditional papal headgear that resembled a Santa Claus hat. The man described as a “dour Bavarian” wrote his first encyclical on love. That’s not to say that Benedict has changed his doctrinal tune. On the contrary, he has reaffirmed church teaching on everything from sexuality to the sanctity of life. But in his first year as pope, Benedict has confounded left and right through a handful of small yet significant changes that defy easy interpretation. He is very much his own, unpredictable man. Take for example that first encyclical, “God is Love,” an exploration of love and charity that focused on the different types of love – erotic and unconditional – that Benedict said were joined in marriage between man and woman. “What other pope in history made his major encyclical on erotic love?” asked the Rev. Joseph Fessio, a conservative Jesuit who has known Benedict since the 1970s. “Now we have the `panzer cardinal,’ the `dour Bavarian,’ `God’s Rottweiler’ defending love!” Fessio said. “What a paradox!” Indeed, ever since his April 19 election, Benedict has been anything but boring. He has shown a pastoral and populist side unfamiliar to many, humbly joking that he felt like a guillotine was falling on him when he realized he would be pope, and then making the popular decision of placing John Paul on the fast track to possible sainthood. He made some surprising choices in naming his first batch of cardinals, promoting an outspoken critic of China, Hong Kong bishop Joseph Zen, despite the Vatican’s new push to re-establish diplomatic relations with Beijing. And he shocked Catholics across the theological spectrum by meeting with his harshest liberal critic, Hans Kueng, as well as the excommunicated ultraconservative Bishop Bernard Fellay. “When he was elected, the left was very worried and the right was delighted, and both of them expected him to come in like a gangbuster and start an attack cleaning up the church, coming in like the Grand Inquisitor,” said the Rev. Thomas Reese, a Jesuit who resigned last year under Vatican pressure as editor of America magazine. “Of course he totally surprised people that way because his personality, which is quite charming, came through as a charming Bavarian rather than an authoritarian Prussian.” Aside from his public persona, Benedict’s few yet decisive moves have also surprised observers of the church hierarchy. In one of his few bureaucratic changes, Benedict removed the Vatican’s top expert on Islam, Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, as head of the Vatican’s office for relations with Muslims and other religions, and sent him to Egypt as papal envoy.Analysts like Fessio said Fitzgerald was probably removed because he was seen as being too soft on Islam. v provoked “widespread puzzlement” among conservatives, the Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, editor of the conservative magazine First Things, wrote last month. last_img

DD COMPETITION: WIN A FAMILY PASS TO SEE ANY FILM OF YOUR CHOICE AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS

first_imgManagement at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a fantastic family pass.Just answer the following simple question.Name any film showing @ Eclipse Cinemas Lifford Strabane?? Email answers to info@eclipsecinemas.comDD COMPETITION: WIN A FAMILY PASS TO SEE ANY FILM OF YOUR CHOICE AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS was last modified: August 14th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DD competitionEclipse Cinemashome-page featuresnewslast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Visits UNI In Clash Between MVC Leaders

first_imgEarlier this week, Ingle, Hittner and Wendell were recognized by the conference for their performances. Ingle was named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the fourth time while Hittner was tabbed MVC Newcomer of the Week for the fourth time and Wendell the MVC Player of the Week for the 13th time in her career and fourth time this season. Story Links Live Video Drake Game Notes Drake rallied for a 76-62 comeback victory over Indiana State on Jan. 22 at the Knapp Center behind big games by seniors Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) and Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.). Ingle nearly recorded her second career triple-double with 13 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as she became the MVC’s all-time assists leader with 687 career assists. Wendell poured in a game-high 29 points and moved to third all-time on the MVC all-time scoring list with 2,289 points. Freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) added 14 points and nine rebounds. For just the second time in Missouri Valley Conference history, a pair of teams have started Valley play 8-0, as Drake (15-4, 8-0 MVC) and UNI (15-4, 8-0 MVC) are the two hottest teams in the conference. The Bulldogs have won nine-straight games while the Panthers are riding an 11-game winning streak. Drake is the league’s top offensive team while UNI is the top defensive team. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team closes out the month of January on Friday evening when it plays at UNI in the McLeod Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. with the in-state game broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3 and on the radio on 1350 ESPN Des Moines. Following Friday’s game, Drake enjoys a short break before returning to action on Feb. 3 at Southern Illinois. Print Friendly Version Live Audio UNI limits opponents to 58.0 points per game, and MVC competitors to 46.8 points. The Panthers last loss was at Iowa on Dec. 4. Senior Madison Weekly is averaging 15.4 points and 4.1 assists per game. UNI edged Drake three times last season, including in the second round of the WNIT. However, Drake dominates the all-time series with a 56-24 advantage. Wendell is once again leading the MVC in scoring at 22.6 points per game, an average that ranks seventh in the nation. However, the Bulldogs boast a balanced scoring attack with four players averaging double figures and two more averaging 9.0 points per game. As a team, Drake is scoring 83.2 points per game, which ranks 10th in the country.last_img read more