Syracuse women’s basketball unranked for first time this season

first_img Published on January 2, 2017 at 4:31 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ Another double-digit loss has knocked Syracuse out of the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time this season. SU had been ranked in each of the last 14 polls dating to Feb. 9, but after its 21-point defeat to Texas A&M and last Thursday’s 15-point loss at No. 8 Louisville, the Orange didn’t appear in the Week 9 poll released Monday afternoon.Syracuse just missed out on staying ranked, getting 37 votes. Only Tennessee (42) and Colorado (38) garnered more votes without cracking the Top 25.Before loosing its last two in a row, SU had won five straight, outscoring opponents by an average of 32.8 points. Despite the two losses, senior point guard Alexis Peterson became the first SU player since 2004 with consecutive 30-plus point games.She still leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring, averaging 23.5 points per game. Her 6.7 assists per game place her second in the ACC and her 3.1 steals per game also rank second. Redshirt senior guard Brittney Sykes averages 18.1 points per game, good for fifth in the conference.Six ACC teams are ranked this week: No. 6 Florida State, No. 7 Notre Dame (previous No. 2), No. 8 Louisville, No. 13 Duke, No. 14 Miami and No. 18 Virginia Tech. Connecticut (13-0), amid an 88-game win streak, held the top spot.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse plays three unranked teams this week. It hosts Virginia on Monday night at 7, travels to Clemson on Thursday and hosts Boston College on Sunday afternoon. Commentslast_img read more

Mayfair tops La Mirada again

first_imgAdvantage, Mayfair. Again. In recent years, the Monsoons have dominated their Suburban League rivalry against La Mirada, with no losses since the 2002-03 season and consecutive league titles. Wednesday afternoon at Mayfair, two goals from sophomore Nicole Hubbard helped them prevail in the league opener for both teams, 2-1. “We always know this is going to be the toughest game to decide league,” Mayfair coach Sal Marroquin said. “My first two years here, they took it to us. So far, we’ve been able to, these last two years, answer.” Mayfair (17-0, 1-0), which advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division III semifinals last season, picked up the game-winner a few minutes after halftime as Hubbard put away a deflection of a Tiya Gallegos corner kick. The Monsoons were playing without junior Monique Cisneros, who is spending the month playing for Mexico’s U-20 national team. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “We didn’t play so well, we didn’t (communicate) that much, but we pulled through,” said Hubbard, who now has a team-leading 17 goals to Cisneros’ 16, and also scored the game-winner in last season’s second victory against the Matadores. “It’s not that hard to focus (on league), because we know that we have to get through, and those are helping us toward playing La Mirada again.” La Mirada (8-5-2, 0-1) got a goal from Dani Castro for a 1-1 tie at halftime. “I think today we played them very well,” La Mirada coach Dennis Guerra said. “We made two vital errors, and they capitalized on both of them … They’re efficient.” center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDaniel and Majella in Portugal with Sir CliffDaniel O’Donnell and wife Majella have claimed that their close friend Cliff Richard was “mentally abused” after being accused of sex abuse allegations.The Donegal star appeared on ITV’s Lorraine and spoke about Sir Cliff’s horrific ordeal.The 54 year old singer said he was delighted that the Living Doll singer had been cleared of the historic abuse allegations. “Yes, we are absolutely delighted that the ordeal is over for Cliff but it’s going to be with Cliff for the rest of his life.“I know he is a strong man and will go forward in the best way that he can.”Majella, 56, added: “He was bewildered and the fact that he could do nothing about it. It amounts to mental abuse. He has been mentally abused.”And Daniel said that his friend should follow up on the claims to clear his name once and for all. Daniel said that Sir Cliff found himself at a loss over the allegations.“He’s done so much for so many throughout his career, we’ve only seen the public things but he has done things in private.“That was the one thing that he couldn’t understand – why it was happening.”DANIEL CLAIMS FRIEND CLIFF WAS ‘MENTALLY ABUSED’ OVER SEX ABUSE ALLEGATIONS was last modified: June 23rd, 2016 by StephenShare 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:Cliff Richarddaniel o’donnelldonegallast_img read more