Cassidy Barrios Voted Women’s Basketball Player of the Year

first_img2018 Women’s Basketball All-Defensive Team DeA’ngela Mathis Lamar G Sr. Bradenton, Fla. Barrios was a true all-around player for the Colonels in the regular season as she ranked in the top 10 against league opponents in scoring, rebounding, assists, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, steals and blocks. She averaged 18.1 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists. She earned Southland Player of the Week a conference-best five times this season and recorded 15 overall double-doubles. Her well-rounded resume also landed her a spot on the All-Defensive Team. 2 Two-time All-Conference selection3 Three-time All-Conference selection Imani Robinson UIW G So. Round Rock, Texas Kiandra Bowers2 Lamar C/P Gr. West Palm Beach, Fla. Lamar leads the conference with four total selections, followed by Central Arkansas with three. Abilene Christian, Houston Baptist, UIW, New Orleans, Nicholls, Southeastern Louisiana, Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi earned one spot each. All five first team selections are returning all-conference picks from last season while New Orleans senior guard Randi Brown is on her third all-conference team. Second team honorees Taylin Underwood, Kiandra Bowers and Kierra Jordan are all two-time selections. 2018 Women’s Basketball All-Conference First Team Name School Pos. Cl. Hometown Taylor Sells Central Arkansas G So. Tulsa, Okla. Taylor Baudoin Central Arkansas F Sr. Columbus, Miss. Stevi Parker2 Stephen F. Austin F. Sr. Bixby, Okla. Kiandra Bowers Lamar C/P Gr. West Palm Beach, Fla. Name School Pos. Cl. Hometown Chastadie Barrs2 Lamar G Jr. DeSoto, Texas Randi Brown3 New Orleans G Sr. Houma, La. 2018 Women’s Basketball All-Conference Second Team Honorable Mention: Taylor Jackson, Stephen F. Austin; Emma Young, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Shania Woods, New Orleans; Caitlyn Davis, McNeese; Channell Hayes, Stephen F. Austin; Kayla Mundy, New Orleans. Cassidy Barrios Nicholls G Jr. Raceland, La. Chastadie Barrs3 Lamar G Jr. DeSoto, Texas Amanda Johnson Houston Baptist G Jr. Georgetown, Texas Player of the Year: Cassidy Barrios, NichollsDefensive Player of the Year: Chastadie Barrs, LamarFreshman of the Year: Jadyn Pimentel, LamarNewcomer of the Year: Imani Johnson, Stephen F. AustinCoach of the Year: Robin Harmony, Lamar Kierra Jordan2 Central Arkansas C Sr. Jackson, Miss. Name School Pos. Cl. Hometown 3 Three-time All-Defensive selection Cassidy Barrios2 Nicholls G Jr. Raceland, La. Breanna Wright Abilene Christian G So. Jarrell, Texas Sights are now set on the 2018 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament, tipping off this week at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. The women’s first round begins on Thursday, March 8. Name School Pos. Cl. Hometown Chastadie Barrs of Lamar earned her third consecutive Defensive Player of the Year award to headline the All-Defensive Team. The junior guard comfortably leads the nation in steals (186) and steals per game (6.64) and needs just six more to become the single-season leader in Division I history. Natalie White of Florida A&M tallied 191 in 1995. In conference play, the Cardinals rank second in scoring defense, allowing just 55.6 points per game. Kamry Orr Central Arkansas G Jr. Little Rock, Ark. All-conference teams and individual awards are nominated and voted upon by the conference’s head coaches and sports information directors. Voting for oneself or one’s own players/coaches is not permitted. To receive honorable mention, a player must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Lamar earned another individual superlative in Jadyn Pimentel, tabbed as the Freshman of the Year. The St. Louis, Mo., native ranked third in conference play with 2.6 steals per game while averaging 6.2 points and 2.8 assists per game. Brittany Mbamalu Texas A&M-Corpus Christi G Sr. Houston, Texas FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls junior guard Cassidy Barrios is the 2017-18 Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, the league announced Monday along with the all-conference teams. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. Taylin Underwood2 Southeastern Louisiana G Sr. Livingston, La. Lamar’s fifth-year head coach Robin Harmony was voted the Southland Coach of the Year after leading the Cardinals to an outright regular season championship. It is Lamar’s third title overall, first since 2010 and first outright championship. LU posted a 22-6 record this season (17-1 SLC) while leading the league in scoring offense (75.9), scoring margin (+20.4), assists per game (15.8) and steals per game (17.7). She now holds a 91-59 overall record with Lamar. 2018 Women’s Basketball All-Conference Third Team Stevi Parker Stephen F. Austin F. Sr. Bixby, Okla. Moe Kinard2 Lamar G Jr. New Iberia, La. Stephen F. Austin’s Imani Johnson was named the Newcomer of the Year. The junior transfer from Southeast Missouri State started in all 18 league contests, averaging 7.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.last_img read more

Autopsy set for mother of rapper Kanye West

first_imgWest was taken to the hospital after being found unconscious in her Playa del Rey home. A Centinela Hospital spokesperson told “Access Hollywood” that West “was unresponsive and in cardiac arrest” when she arrived at the hospital. “They tried to revive her and were unsuccessful.” The doctor who performed the surgery, plastic surgeon Dr. Jan Adams, told TMZ that he did nothing wrong. He said the death was unforeseen and could have been caused by a heart attack, pulmonary embolism, or massive vomiting. As for Aboolian’s assertion that he refused to conduct the surgery because of a medical condition that West had, Adams said “(Aboolian) is sleazy and manipulating the truth to elevate his own importance.” Donda West spent about 30 years at Chicago State University, rising to English Department head, but left teaching to manage her son’s career. She appeared on “Oprah” and other shows to talk about her life, raising her son and teen literacy. Over the past year, she was head of the Kanye West Foundation, which is aimed at keeping inner-city youths in school. She also recently published a book, “Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Star.” The rapper professed a close relationship with his mother and dedicated a song to her: “Hey Mama.” West raised her son alone after her husband left when Kanye was 3. In a statement, the rapper thanked everyone for the outpouring of support and kind words that have come in from across the country. “After working in higher education for 31 years, Dr. Donda West and Kanye West co-founded the Kanye West Foundation with the mission of helping to combat the severe dropout problem in high schools across the country,” according to the statement. “The first and signature initiative of the Kanye West Foundation is Loop Dreams,” the statement continued. “Designed to capitalize on students existing interest in hip-hop, Loop Dreams challenges students to learn more about what’s behind hip-hop culture in order to help them develop skills, express themselves creatively and be empowered.” In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made in Donde West’s name to the Kanye West Foundation/Loop Dreams Teacher Training Institute. Donations can be made by visiting the Foundation’s Web site, or by mail at Kanye West Foundation, 8560 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Andre Aboolian, told “Access Hollywood” he refused to perform the surgery on West just weeks before her death because of a pre-existing medical condition. “She was interested in some cosmetic procedures, and we had discussed that in order for her to go through with the procedures, which she was a good candidate for, she needed what’s called a medical clearance, which just about anybody over the age of 40 is required to have,” he said. “Because of Donda’s age, she was required to get some cardiac clearance to make sure her heart is in good shape to go through for the surgery.” He said that although she was a “good candidate” for the surgery, “she had a condition that was of concern.” He did not reveal the specifics of the condition, citing patient confidentiality. An autopsy scheduled for today in Los Angeles could determine whether the mother of rap star Kanye West died of complications from cosmetic surgery. Donda West, 58, was pronounced dead at 8:49 p.m. Saturday at Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center. The autopsy will include an inquiry into whether she died from “possible complications of surgery,” said Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Department of the Coroner. The celebrity justice Web site reported that West underwent a “combined procedure” that included a breast reduction and tummy tuck. last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE REPORTSDowntown Cup Group ACranford United Reserves 2 Erne Wanderers 7 Erne started off strong with a strong wind in their favour and they went ahead with a header from Ryan O’ Brien. Cranford then came into the game but couldn’t get an equaliser. Erne started the second half on top and scored a second through David Gowan. Cranford got back into the game when Johnny Wilhare scored from the edge of the box. Cranford had a number of chances to equalise but Erne struck twice on the break through Ryan O’ Brien and Michael Ward. Andrew Kelly pulled another back for Cranford with a neat finish. Conor Shiels then hit the crossbar for Cranford. With Cranford chasing the game they got caught with late goals through David Gowan, Michael Ward and Dermot Slavin.Milford United Reserves 1 Glenea United Reserves 2Glenea booked their passage through to the quarter finals with a hard fought win in Moyle View. Glenea playing with the wind at their back pinned Milford in their own half for the first 20minutes. Their 1st goal came from a long clearance which found Lee O’ Brien who beat the defender and coolly slotted home. Milford came back into the game and had a few chances before Lee Burke found the back of the net after a goal mouth scramble in the 35th minute. The second half was only a few minutes old when Glenea got their second. Milford threw everything they had at Glenea for the rest of the match but were unable to find the equaliser. Downtown Cup Group BFintown Harps AFC 3 Keadue Rovers Reserves 2This game took place in wet conditions at Pairc Acla in Fintown. In the first half both teams found it hard to put scores on the board. Then in the last minute of first half Fintown were awarded a penalty. Daragh made no mistake in putting the Harps in front just before the half time whistle.In the Second half Keadue Rovers started best. In the opening stages Cathal Duggan saw a gap in the Fintown defence and he had a pop at goal, making it all level at Pairc Acla. Fintown pushed hard to get regain the advantage and finally got what they deserved with Brian Delaney scoring two great goals in two minutes. Keadue answered with a goal from Dara Hanlon and they pushed hard to get the equaliser but it wasn’t to be.Solid team performances by both teams. Referee: Andrew MullanDowntown Cup Group C Gweedore United Reserves 3 Glenree United Reserves 2This game played in difficult weather conditions saw the home side claim the three points after a hard battle with the Carrigart men. It was the Gweedore side who started the brightest against the strong wind and they made good early chances for Sean Paul Mc Mahon and Stephen O Donnell. The home side took the lead in the 19th minute when good work from Sean Paul Mc Mahon was well finished past Ian Mc Elhinney by Stephen O’ Donnell. In the 28th minute Glenree equalised when a well delivered corner from Eoin Mc Laughlin was headed into the net by Carl Mc Elhinney and the score remained one apiece until half-time. The home side with the aid of the strong wind in the second half went into the lead in the 49th minute when a clearance from a corner fell to Ciaran Gillespie who drove it into the back of the net from 18 yards to make it 2-1. Glenree however fought hard and both sides had good chances in the remainder of the half. It was the visitors who once again came from behind in the 72nd minute when Matthew Coyle was pulled down in the box and Eric Roberts scored the resulting penalty. It was end to end football in the last fifteen minutes. The home side scored the winner in the 84th minute when a good pass from Ciaran Gillespie fell to Sean Paul Mc Mahon who made no mistake and drove past Mc Elhinney to make it 3-2. Eric Roberts and Carl Mc Elhinney played well for Glenree while Sean Paul Mc Mahon, Hugh Martin Curran and Ryan Duggan excelled for Gweedore United.Referee: James Malseed.Downtown Cup Group D Mulroy Celtic 1 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 1Played in terrible conditions at Tri-a-Loch the game blew from one end to the other with both teams struggling to get their foot in the ball. Mulroy decided to go with the gale force win in the first half but it didn’t seem to help them as most through balls seemed to finish up over the end line. Former Finn Harps player Paddy Mc Grenaghan started in centre midfield for the home side and he proved to be the one shining light in the first half showing his worth when he beat three players on the edge of the 18 yard box and unleashed an unstoppable shot across the keeper into the bottom corner. Castlefin in the second half with the wind at their backs threatened on a few occasions. They got their reward when a cross from the left was well finished from a header. Both teams had half chances to snatch a winner but the game remained all square and both teams were glad to hear the final whistle. Battling performance from both teams.Watson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers 8 Arranmore United 1Cappry Rovers’ Kyle Lafferty set a new club record when he became the first player to score six goals in a game when the home team put eight past the Islanders in atrocious conditions of snow, sleet, hail, thunder and lightning at Cappry Park.Lafferty opened the scoring in the eleventh minute with a header off the post following a cross from Kevin Mc Glynn.Darren O’ Leary got Cappry’s second in the seventeenth minute with a header following a corner.The Islanders came close a few times but the Cappry defence held firm.Lafferty got his second and Cappry’s third in the forty third minute with a low shot to the bottom right hand corner of the net.Cappry kept the pressure on the visitors in the second half and Lafferty completed his hat-trick with Cappry’s fourth in the fifty second minute when he headed to the roof of the net.Lafferty got his fourth goal and Cappry’s fifth on the hour mark when he outpaced the Arranmore defence to slide the ball past the advancing keeper.Cappry got their sixth goal in the sixty seventh minute when Lafferty received a cross from Brendan Mc Laughlin and blasted the ball to the net from twelve yards for his fifth goal and a new club record.Brendan Mc Laughlin got on the score sheet in the seventy fifth minute when he beat the defence and drove the ball to the net from ten yards.Lafferty got his sixth and Cappry’s eighth goal in the eighty fourth minute after he beat the offside trap to score from close range.Shane Elliott got a consolation goal in the eighty eighth minute for the Islanders when he scored from close range following a goal mouth scramble.Six goal hero Kyle Lafferty was best for Cappry.Team Performance with Paul Mc Garvey outstanding for the Islanders.Referee: Liam Farren.Cranford United 6 Drumoghill FC 2This game was switched from Cranford to Tri-a-Lough in Fanad andprovided a bag full of goals and entertainment. Drumoghill opened thescoring in the 10th minute when Richard Moore curled home from theedge of the area. Cranford hit back almost immediately when PhilipBuchanan scored from the penalty spot after Danny McBride was fouledin the area. Moore put Drumoghill ahead again on 20 minutes with a peachfrom all of 25 yards into the bottom corner. However their lead didn’tlast long as Buchanan tapped home after great work between ChrisDuffy and Brian McVeigh. Before half-time Cranford took the lead whenBrian McVeigh and Danny McBride combined for the latter to score witha superb finish.The second half began with both teams battling hard but with no clearchances being created. On 65 minutes Cranford extended their lead whenShaun Mc Elwaine’s through ball was returned across by Buchanan and BrendanGiles volleyed home from 10 yards out. 4-2 became 5-2 when Buchanantucked home a Chris Carr pass and Cranford got their 6th goal whenMc Elwaine headed home a Conor Shields corner. Seamus Carr, ArthurLynch and Chris Duffy were excellent for Cranford, with Liam O’DonnellDrumoghill’s best. Referee: Vincent Mc Laughlin.Ballybofey United 2 Donegal Town 1Ballybofey United recorded an important victory over Donegal Town on Sunday afternoon as the league enters it’s latter stages. Eoin Mc Auley had Ballybofey’s first effort at goal but Dermott Mc Cafferty smothered his shot. Joe Mc Intyre then cut in from the left wing before unleashing a fierce shot that Chris Patton in the home net did well to hold. With fifteen minutes on the watch Conor Doherty played a pass to Michael Lynch who slid the ball between two Donegal Town defenders for Alan Patton to run on to and he placed the ball between Mc Cafferty and his left hand post. Ballybofey United then doubled their lead when they executed the move of the match. Gavin Doherty did well to win the ball wide on the left before sending a pinpoint cross to the head of Chris Breen who glanced the ball into the path of John Gregg who volleyed the ball into the roof of the net from ten yards. Donegal Town had the lion’s share of possession in the second half aided by a strong breeze. Despite this Ballybofey defended well and could have extended their lead on a few occasions. JP Byrne set up a grandstand finish when he reacted quickest to a loose ball in the Ballybofey penalty area leaving the minimum between the sides but the home side held out . Credit to both sets of players for an entertaining open match in very difficult conditions. Referee: Paddy DuffyCT Ball Division TwoDrumbar United 0 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 4AWAITING REPORTWhitestrand United 5 Copany Rovers 1Whitestrand returned to winning ways with a convincing 5-1 win over Copany . The turning point in the game came late in the first half when the superb James Gallagher broke through and was fouled by the keeper. The referee had no choice but to point to the spot and then to add to Copany’s woes he produced a red card. Joint manager Paul Lynch stepped forward and saw his penalty saved but he rolled the rebound into an empty net . Lynch’s miss was the 3rd penalty miss in two games for the strand . The second goal wasn’t long in coming with Eamon Martin finishing off a lovely move after a magnificent reverse ball from James Gallagher . Jamsey then got a well deserved goal to put the result beyond any doubt, converting a fine cross from McGowan . Copany to their credit fought to the end and pulled a goal back to make it 3-1. Michael Sweeney then restored the three goal cushion with a composed finish on what was a frustrating afternoon for the Fanad man. Kevin Loughrey scored a fifth late on.Best for Whitestrand: James Gallagher and SP Gallagher Referee: Ed MooreGlenree United 2 Letterbarrow Celtic 0This Division Two encounter between Two old rivals saw the Sheephaven Bay men edge out a Two nil win in what was payback for a defeat on the opening day of the season.James Mc Grory’s men started brightly and their style of play created a few chances but they were easily dealt with by the Glenree rearguard.An on-form Daryl Gibson in the home goals was commanding the 18yard box and his kick outs were finding his team mates every time. This solidified Glenree’s tactics and the creative flair of Andy Logue and Daniel Mc Groddy help their team unlock Celtic’s defence only to be denied by the visiting keeper.As the half wore on the wind died down and Glenree maintained their offensive.The half time Jaffa Cakes eased both teams into a more open 2nd half game but it was the introduction of Owen “quick feet” McLaughlin who made and intuitive run and picked up a cheeky Damien Coyle back heel to slot home Glenree’s first on 50minutes.Glenree then settled but they found the Letterbarrow numbers 9 and 7 a handful at times and they kept everyone on their toes.The second goal came on 65minutes when Damien Coyle pulled the trigger from 20 yards and the keeper got his fingertips to it for Danny Langan to fire home the rebound from 5 yards.Young Langan presented Letterbarrow with a lot of headaches on the day and he shares the man of the match award with the midfield maestro Andy Logue.A stern performance from Celtic and another positive footballing performance from JJ Mc Gettigan’s men in Red. Referee: Victor Rainey.Ulster Junior CupMilford United 4 Gleneely Colts 0Milford reached the last eight of the Ulster junior cup with a comprehensive win over Inishowen side Gleneely. Milford had a few chances with PJ Hagan hitting the crossbar and Anthony Mc Paul and Ciaran McGinley missing great chances. Milford took the lead when a defender deflected a PJ Hagan corner in to his own net. Milford made it two when Ciaran McGinley raced from the half-way line to slot home. Substitute Gareth Kerrigan finished an Anthony Mc Paul cross to make it three. Joey Cullen finished the scoring when he ran on to a Peter Doherty flick to to produce a great finish. Best for Milford was Anthony Mc PaulKilmacrennan Celtic 3 Glengad F.C. 2Kilmacrennan find themselves advancing into the next round of the Ulster Cup following a hard fought game against a youthful Glengad side.The hosts started brightly and could have been ahead in the first five minutes when the visitors appeared to be unable to handle the physicality of Kilmacrennan from set pieces. Glengad soon got into their stride and had Kilmac on the back foot for large parts of the first half. The opening goal came in fortuitous circumstances however. Kilmac defender Kieran Gorman attempted to clear a Glengad corner but the ball cruelly found itself in the back of the Kilmac goal with thirty five minutes played.Glengad started the second half just as they finished the first half. The visitors had a few good chances to extend their lead in the opening ten minutes but were denied by Kilmac’s Mark Gallagher. The visitors were not to be denied on the hour mark however when Terence Doherty managed to get himself free and coolly converted from ten yards. The home side reacted quickly and grabbed a goal back five minutes later when the visitors failed to clear a Michael McLaughlin corner. The ball broke to Timmy Burke who volleyed home from the edge of the box and his shot somehow managed to go through a host of Glengad defenders and into the back of the net. This appeared to halt the momentum in the Glengad play and moments later they conceded from another set piece. The Glengad goalkeeper failed to deal with a Timmy Burke corner kick. The ball broke kindly to Eddie Doherty who made no mistake from close range. With twenty minutes remaining Glengad began to start controlling the game again and had the hosts on the back foot for most of the remaining time. However with two minutes remaining Kilmac won themselves another corner kick. Again the visitors failed to deal with the physicality of the host side and Caolan Kelly struck with the winner.Team efforts from both sides.Referee: Paddy MartinFOOTBALL: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE MATCH REPORTS was last modified: January 27th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:FOOTBALL: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE MATCH REPORTSlast_img read more