Caz boys basketball delivers sectional win over Westhill

first_imgThings did not look good early, with the Warriors jumping out to a 21-12 lead, fueled by a trio of 3-pointers from Zach Brown, the lone holdover from Westhill’s last state championship team in 2017.Yet after Brown picked up his second foul, Cazenovia’s defense picked up, and over the last 6 1/2 minutes of the half the Lakers held the Warriors without a field goal, ultimately gaining a 31-24 lead early in the third quarter.Not going away, Westhill hung close until a surge early in the final period where eight consecutive points from James Kelley inched the Warriors in front 43-42. But that may have proven a spark for the Lakers’ fast finish. Countering with an 11-3 run to take the lead for good, Cazenovia got key baskets from Alex Moesch and Patrick Linck, and found itself carrying a 53-46 advantage with less than two minutes left.Getting to the end wasn’t easy, with missed free throws in the final minute allowing Westhill to climb back within three, 57-54, before a Moesch free throw. Then, on the ensuing possession, senior Ryan Romagnoli got a big steal and, when fouled, sank the ensuing free throws.Even a Liam Sanborn 3-pointer with 3.7 seconds left could not save the Warriors as Moesch, with two more successful foul shots, sealed it.Romagnoli, who hit big outside shots throughout the night, led the Lakers with 16 points. Moesch earned 11 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter as Linck had 13 points and Ty Freyer got nine points. Kelley (19 points) and Brown (14 points) paced Westhill.Two days later, Cazenovia watched as Lowville took apart Camden 77-36, which only emphasized the challenge the Lakers faced as it tried to pull off a shocker and move on to Saturday’s semifinal at SRC Arena against Marcellus or Mount Markham. Tags: boys basketballCazenovia Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story In the course of conquering a long-term nemesis, the Cazenovia boys basketball team earned an opportunity to go after another opponent that is just as imposing.The no. 8 seed Lakers held off no. 9 seed Westhill 62-57 in Thursday night’s opening round of the Section III Class B playoffs at Buckley Gym, avenging a regular-season defeat to the Warriors and earning a likely trip to meet top seed and defending champion Lowville in next Tuesday’s quarterfinals.Both Cazenovia and Westhill had 12-8 overall records, and the Warriors had prevailed 52-48 when they went head-to-head on Dec. 23. Still, the playoff rematch was on Cazenovia’s home floor because the Lakers had more ranking points accumulated during the season.last_img read more

AP Poll, you haunting oracle of truth

first_img@BadgerFootball is class all the way. There’s a reason Kalani tries to pattern his program after you guys. Awesome game! Good luck the rest of the season. Go take that B1G Ten Title!— мιѕтєя ¢ (@codythemac) September 16, 2018After I saw this one, I truly thought someone was screwing with me. I mean, when I think of the combination of college football fans (not exactly noted sweethearts) and Twitter (@realDonaldTrump), this is not the message I expected to be getting.All of that being said, the main reason I’d recommend BYU to be your gloating-team-of-choice, is that there is something truly satisfying about knowing your conquerors aren’t having sex.This week the Badgers are all the way down to No. 18 in the poll. I must now believe that they are in fact, exactly the eighteenth best team in the country, as it is written. Last week was a very different era.We have all changed so much during this time. I myself was foolish, immature and so, so naive. Why it was just mere days ago that I doubted the infinite wisdom of the AP Poll? Ah, how the turntables.After the AP Poll dropped the Badgers in the rankings after consecutive victories, I thought it was ridiculous — short-sighted even. It seems funny to say now. Little did I know that it was I who was being short-sighted. How ridiculous I was being to doubt the all-mighty AP Poll and its prescience.I continued my short-sightedness all the way up to the last moments of Saturday’s game. In fact, here is my Tweet from @BHeraldSports right before Gaglianone was to miss that fateful kick. It was picked up by BYU fans everywhere and absolutely lambasted for hours. If only I had heeded the signs of the AP Poll.There is, however, a bright spot. If I may be so bold as to hand out advice for being on the receiving end of gloating from a college football fanbase, and I feel I am well qualified in this regard, I would highly recommend that team be BYU. First off, they are, for the most part, incredibly gracious winners.Big BYU fan here, but I feel for that kid. That’s a rough go. Best of luck and go win the Big 10!— Uncle Maui (@DavidFiso) September 16, 2018Thank you, Uncle Maui, like the tropical Hawaiian island you are named for, you bring rays of sunshine and warmth even in these times of darkness.Hell of a game @Wisconsin. Good luck on the rest of the season.— Y are you the way you are? (@matticus1619) September 16, 2018Two things to take away from this one besides from the sincerity:I was sort of shocked by the use of the “H-E- Double Hockey Sticks” there by a BYU supporter, but nonetheless thankful for the sentiment.“Y are you the way you are?” is a name that hits a little to close to home at this point.last_img read more

“Another blow to the working-class” – Jagdeo

first_imgClosure of LBI operationsCriticisms are already being piled on the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Government as the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) announced plans to close the La Bonne Intention (LBI) Sugar estate later this year. This is the second factory to suffer this fate since the coalition took office last May.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoThe Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) on Thursday released a joint statement announcing that they were informed by GuySuCo on Tuesday that the remaining facilities at the LBI estate will be closed during the course of 2016.During the discussions, GuySuCo informed the Unions that it will close half the operations of the Field Workshop, Mill Dock, Field Lab, Stores and Administrative Offices that are based at the LBI estate and merge them with similar operations at the Enmore Estate.Reacting to this news, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo described the decision by Government to close the estate as “another act that reflects the secretive approach that is characteristic of the APNU/AFC Government, in relation to decisions that affect the lives of thousands of ordinary Guyanese.”“In the last year, we have come to expect that the Government will make decisions that affect the Guyanese people in a manner that lacks transparency and without consultations,” Jagdeos aid.He reminded of his warning of the “callous and uncaring decision” by the APNU/AFC Administration, saying the closure of the Wales Sugar Estate was not the end of the ‘reform’ proposed and being advanced by APNU/AFC in the sugar industry.“I had said that the Wales Estate was the first casualty. I am deeply disturbed by the news of this impending closure. Hundreds of workers will be affected,” Jagdeo said in his statement.He added that his People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) will stand by the sugar workers to fight this decision by the 10-month-old coalition Government.In 2011, GuySuCo under the PPP/C Administration, had closed the LBI Sugar Factory, however, the Corporation had assured that the other operations of the Estate will remain functioning.The workers were merged with those from the Enmore Estate.However, at the time of that closure, the workers and their Unions were assured that there will be no closure of any other department after the closure of the factory.Already, Government announced its decision to close the Wales Sugar Estate and transfer the workers to the Uitvlugt operations.There have been widespread protests and industry-wide strike actions against the move in an effort to build pressure on the Administration to rescind this decision; however, it has not budged to date.last_img read more