More Marquee Women’s Basketball Matchups Await in Week 13

first_imgDouble Doubles: Central Arkansas’ Kierra Jordan put up an 11-point-10-rebound performance last Saturday and ranks first in the league with seven double doubles against conference opponents and eight overall. RPI: Central Arkansas tops the Southland in NCAA RPI rankings at No. 96, while Stephen F. Austin sits just outside the top-100 at No. 113. Defending regular season champion Abilene Christian (13-6, 7-2 SLC) heads to Lamar (13-6, 8-1 SLC) tonight for a pivotal matchup at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN3. The Cardinals are currently riding a five-game win streak and hold sole possession of second place in the standings. The Wildcats sit in fourth place and look to improve their 1-2 road conference record. FRISCO, Texas – The top women’s basketball teams in the conference will again have multiple opportunities to separate themselves from each other as the sixth week of league play begins tonight. Additional Storylines Cardinals’ Margin: Lamar’s high-powered offense tops the Southland at 76.7 points per game, while their No. 2 defense (53.9 points per game) helps them comfortably rank first in scoring margin with +22.8 against league foes. Saturday, Feb. 3McNeese at Northwestern State* (ESPN3) – 1 p.m.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at UIW* – 1 p.m.Central Arkansas at Southeastern Louisiana* (SLCDN) – 2 p.m.Nicholls at New Orleans* – 2 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Lamar* (ESPN3) – 2 p.m.Abilene Christian at Sam Houston State* (ESPN3) – 3 p.m. Home Sweet Home: Stephen F. Austin stands as the only Division I program to have both its men’s and women’s basketball teams undefeated at home this season. The Lumberjacks are 12-0 while the Ladyjacks are 11-0. New Orleans (11-10, 7-3 SLC) aims to continue its mid-season surge at Northwestern State tonight at 6:30 p.m. The Privateers have rattled off five consecutive conference wins and currently sit in fifth place in the standings. They continue to be led by offensive spearhead Randi Brown, who averages 22.7 points per game in 10 Southland contests, while also possessing the No. 8 scorer in the league, Kayla Mundy (14.6 points per game). * Southland Conference game Wednesday, Jan. 31McNeese at Sam Houston State* (ESPN3) – 6:30 p.m.New Orleans at Northwestern State* – 6:30 p.m.Abilene Christian at Lamar* (ESPN3) – 7 p.m.Southeastern Louisiana at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi* – 7 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Houston Baptist* – 7 p.m. Stephen F. Austin (16-3, 8-0 SLC) puts their record to the test on the road twice this week – first at Houston Baptist (6-13, 2-7 SLC) tonight at 7 p.m. before heading to Lamar on Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN3. As one of only three teams with only eight league games played, the Ladyjacks still continue to rank in the top three in scoring offense, scoring defense and scoring margin, assists and steals. This Week’s Matchupslast_img read more

How Spurs will line up vs Man Utd with Ndombele, Sissoko and in-form Alli

first_imgAnd with Vertonghen largely staying back, Son Heung-min will have licence and space to hug the touchline down the left flank.Erik Lamela remains sidelined by a pesky hamstring problem and won’t be involved.Mourinho will have Lucas Moura, the man who scored a wonderful brace in this fixture last season, available from the bench – as well as the creative Giovani Lo Celso and wantaway Christian Eriksen. ALL EYES will be on one man as Jose Mourinho makes his return to Old Trafford in just his fourth match in charge of new club Tottenham.Spurs face Manchester United sitting two points and four places above their opponents in the Premier League, having won their last two games.1 How Spurs could line up on Jose Mourinho’s return to Old TraffordAnd their 3-0 victory in this fixture last season ironically sparked the beginning of the end of the Special One’s time at United.Mourinho’s gloomy mood that characterised the end of his Red Devils tenure appears to have lifted so far at Spurs – and he even quoted Nelson Mandela in his pre-match press conference today.As for his team selections so far, Mourinho has opted to keep it simple.His side have lined up in a basic 4-2-3-1, switching to a back three in possession.Paulo Gazzaniga will retain his place in goal with Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm still injured.Serge Aurier, who has started all three of Mourinho’s games in charge so far, will continue nominally at right-back – actually spending most of his time pushed high up.Meanwhile on the left flank, with Ben Davies injured, Jan Vertonghen will keep his place and largely stay back to tuck in and create a back three.Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld will marshal the centre of the back line.Eric Dier, who was hooked early against Olympiakos, will continue his run of starts having returned to favour under Mourinho.And he is likely to be joined in midfield by Tanguy Ndombele. The French international has been in and out of the team so far this season – but has looked excellent when fully fit in the middle.Moussa Sissoko, having scored a rare goal on Saturday, will start again, protecting Serge Aurier defensively from midfield.Dele Alli is on fire and will be urged to push up and get close to talismanic skipper Harry Kane. Jose Mourinho says Manchester United is in his history book as Spurs prepare to take on the Red Devilslast_img read more


first_imgThe visiting European teachers pictured with some of the staff and pupils from St. Baithin’s N.S.St. Baithin’s N.S in St Johnston was buzzing with excitement last week as it welcomed 20 teachers from 7 European primary schools to their school as part of the Comenius School Partnership.This initiative is part of the European Commissions Life Long learning Programme and focuses on the first phase of education in Primary and Secondary schools. Schools create partners with other schools throughout Europe to work on projects which are pedagogically relevant and encourage intercultural exchange.European teachers are taught to set dance by Ms. Mc Kenna Clarke and the pupils from 4th and 5th classes.St. Baithin’s N.S. paired up with primary schools in Greece, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark and Spain.The 20 teachers arrived on Tuesday and spent two very enjoyable days visiting the school, sampling the Irish education system in the classrooms and being entertained by the children with irish music and culture. All the pupils interacted with the visiting teachers and also communicated with the European children via Skype over the two days.The teachers were also taught set dancing and left experts in St. Brigid cross making. The project will run over two years with close communication between the pupils and staff of St. Baithin’s N.S. and their linked European primary schools.European teachers learning the art of making St. Brigid crosses at St. Baithin’s N.S., St. Johnston. GREECE, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVENIA, CROATIA, DENMARK AND SPAIN JOIN ST.BAITHIN’S CULTURE CLUB! was last modified: February 5th, 2014 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:St Baithin’s NSSt Johnstonlast_img read more