Hurricanes facing tall order on final day …require a further 322 runs for victoryanother

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – Two-time reigning champions Guyana Jaguars will fancy their chances of a victory on today’s final day after batting themselves into a strong position against Leeward Islands Hurricanes in their Regional Four-Day contest here yesterday.Chris Barnwell top-scored with 61 and fellow all-rounder Raymon Reifer got 46 as Jaguars, with a lead of 135 on first innings, eased to 233 for eight in their second innings at Warner Park on the penultimate day of the game.Captain Leon Johnson made 28, opener Rajindra Chandrika scored 24 and wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble, 22.Leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr was the leading bowler with four for 56 while off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall claimed two for 72.Set 369 for victory, Hurricanes defied the odds and ended the day without losing a wicket, perched on 44 without loss with Montcin Hodge on 26 and captain Kieran Powell on 20.They require a further 325 runs to pull off an improbable win.The hosts added just one to their overnight first innings score of 157 before they were dismissed in the day’s first over but Jaguars then stuttered, slipping to 70 for four just after lunch.Shimron Hetmyer was caught at the wicket off seamer Quinton Boatswain, trying to cut one too close to him at 25 for one, Chandrika fell to another catch the wicket after top-edging Cornwall at 45 for two and Vishaul Singh was lbw to Walsh Jr for two.Shakily placed on 64 for three at lunch, Jaguars were further set back when Johnson perished via the run out route, in the third over following the resumption.However, Barnwell mustered his eighth first class half-century, in an innings spanning 121 balls and 2-1/2 hours and which included six boundaries.He put on 39 for the fifth wicket with veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul who made 20 and added a further 79 for the sixth wicket with Reifer, who struck five fours and a six in a breezy 75-ball knock.The two partnerships deflated Hurricanes and though they claimed three wickets for 47 runs late on, any initiative had already slipped by.JAGUARS 1st Innings 293Hurricanes 1st Innings(overnight 157 for nine)*K Powell c and b Motie 79M Hodge c Johnson b Reifer 8A Saunders lbw b Barnwell 7C Hughes c wkp Bramble b Reifer 1N Bonner run out 13+J Hamilton lbw b Permaul 4R Cornwall c Johnson b Permaul 8J Louis not out 24H Walsh c Barnwell b Motie 0Q Boatswain c Hetmyer b Joseph 6G Tonge lbw b Joseph 3Extras (lb1, w3, nb1) 5TOTAL (all out, 77 overs) 158Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-37, 3-44, 4-69, 5-92, 6-109, 7-138, 8-142, 9-156, 10-158.Bowling: Joseph 15-3-27-2 (nb1), Motie 17-5-43-3, Permaul 24-6-44-1, Reifer 10-5-22-2, Barnwell 11-3-21-1.JAGUARS 2nd InningsR Chandrika c wkp Hamilton b Cornwall 24S Hetmyer c wkp Hamilton b Boatswain 12*L Johnson run out 28Vishaul Singh lbw b Walsh 2S Chanderpaul c Walsh b Cornwall 20C Barnwell c (sub) Karty b Walsh 61R Reifer st Hamilton b Walsh 46+A Bramble c Cornwall b Wash 22V Permaul not out 22Extras (b5, nb3) 8TOTAL (8 wkts decl., 75.4 overs) 233Fall of wickets: 1-25, 2-45, 3-62, 4-70, 5-109, 6-186, 7-208, 8-233.Bowling: Tonge 14-4-38-0, Boatswain 14-3-30-1, Louis 8-4-17-0, Cornwall 24-3-72-2, Walsh 10.4-3-56-4, Bonner 3-1-4-0, Powell 2-0-11-0.HURRICANES 2nd Innings (target: 369 runs)K Powell not out 20M Hodge not out 26Extras (w1) 1TOTAL (without loss, 18 overs) 47Bowling: Joseph 4-1-10-0, Reifer 3-1-16-0, Barnwell 2-0-9-0, Motie 4-1-7-0, Permaul 4-2-4-0, Johnson 1-0-1-0.last_img read more

Roberson finds ways to adapt despite hesitancy shooting jump shots

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 20, 2015 at 12:10 am Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse It’s taken most of the season for Tyler Roberson to find a confident shooting rhythm, but too much confidence quickly landed him on the bench on Wednesday night. Roberson flashed into the high post and, with Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell in his face, shot an off-balance jumper that hit the left side of the rim and bounced out. A second later, Roberson jogged off the court while B.J. Johnson jogged on. “He’s trying to hit that jump shot. He can’t make that jump shot yet,” Jim Boeheim said after Syracuse’s 69-59 win over the Cardinals. “He’s got to go to the basket and the other thing he can do because nobody is there is that he can go right into a ball screen and now no one is there to help.”The junior forward re-entered the game three minutes later and, with a retooled offensive approach, never subbed out again. Instead of looking for his jump shot in the middle of Louisville’s matchup zone, Roberson facilitated Syracuse’s shooters, dumped to Rakeem Christmas in the post, set on- and off-ball screens and attacked the basket when given enough space. And even though he was looking for his teammates rather than his jumper, Roberson finished with 13 points and nine rebounds to help compensate for Trevor Cooney’s 1-for-10 shooting night. SU (17-9, 8-5 Atlantic Coast) now hosts Pittsburgh (17-10, 6-7) at noon on Saturday and since the Panthers dropped into a 2-3 zone the first time these teams met, Roberson’s high-post play will once again factor heavily into the Orange’s offensive success. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When I was catching it I would look to attack and then off of that the defense would try and collapse so I would set a screen,” Roberson said after the Louisville game. “It was ball movement, they were in the matchup zone so if you move the ball, you’ll get open shots.”With Cooney off his mark and the matchup zone switching on every pick the Orange set for Michael Gbinije, Roberson was the best bet to free up Christmas inside. And because the forward has struggled with his mid-range jumper, he did that by setting screens and finding the spots that would give him good passing angles to the big man. After missing two jump shots at the start of the game, Roberson took the rest of his shots in right outside of the paint. He went 4-for-5 to finish his night and also shot 5-of-8 from the line, and wasn’t the only player that benefited from his refocused mindset. Christmas scored 29 points, shooting 9-of-10 from the field and 11-of-13 from the line. On Feb. 7, when Pittsburgh beat Syracuse 83-77, the Panthers played zone for a stretch of the second half and closed down passing lanes to the post. In that game, Gbinije hit two 3s that forced the Panthers out of the packed-in zone. This time Roberson can help alleviate the pressure on Christmas. “Tyler’s huge because he’s a threat in there. It forces the defense to play out on him and it stops them from double-teaming Rakeem,” SU point guard Kaleb Joseph said after the Louisville game. “I think it’s a huge reason why Rak had such a great game.” Commentslast_img read more

Comfortable away win for Real Madrid in Champions League

first_imgReal Madrid are looking good to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League after winning the first leg of their last-16 tie.The holders beat Schalke 2-nil in Germany thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo .Porto drew 1-all away to Basel.last_img

Draw for BiH Women Basketball League

first_imgToday, in the premises of Basketball Federation of BiH in Sarajevo, the draw of team for BiH Champions League was held.First round of competition starts on 9 March and pairs of the first round are:Sloboda – BoracJedinstvo – ČelikMladi Krajišnik – ŽeljezničarThe early transition period for BiH Champions League began started on 25 February and ends on 1 March 2013.last_img