Southland’s Two Leading Scorers Clash in New Orleans

first_imgWednesday, Feb. 14Lamar at UIW* – 6 p.m.Central Arkansas at McNeese* – 6:30 p.m.Nicholls at Sam Houston State* (ESPN3) – 6:30 p.m.Northwestern State at Houston Baptist* – 7 p.m.A&M-Corpus Christi at Stephen F. Austin* (ESPN3) – 7 p.m.Southeastern La. at New Orleans* – 7 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 17Nicholls at Central Arkansas* – 1 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at UIW* – 1 p.m.A&M-Corpus Christi at Lamar* – 2 p.m.Abilene Christian at Southeastern La.* – 2 p.m.Sam Houston State at Houston Baptist* – 2 p.m.McNeese at New Orleans* – 2 p.m.?* Southland Conference game This Week’s Matchups Steals Record: Lamar junior Chastadie Barrs broke her own Southland single season steals record on Saturday and now has 149 on the year with five regular season games and the conference tournament to go. She needs 43 to break the all-time NCAA Divison I single season record.Islanders’ Streak: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s current five-game win streak is second only to Lamar’s nine-game run as the Islanders have rattled off five straight, last losing to ACU on Jan. 24. They sit at fifth in the conference standings.Double Doubles: Nicholls guard Cassidy Barrios leads the conference with eight double-doubles in 12 league games. She earned her third Player of the Week award of the season on Monday after registering her 11th and 12th overall double-doubles in last week’s matchups. Barrios is the only player in the Southland to rank in the top 10 for scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and blocks.center_img FRISCO, Texas – The two most prolific scorers in the Southland Conference this season go toe to toe tonight as senior Taylin Underwood leads Southeastern Louisiana into Lakefront Arena against New Orleans and senior Randi Brown. Brown tops the league with 20.3 points per game against league opponents while Underwood ranks right behind with 18.3. Tonight’s matchup tips off at 7 p.m. CT.Both teams aim to start a final push for one of the eight tournament spots, each sitting right on the brink of the final seed. The Privateers (11-13, 7-6 SLC) are currently ranked seventh while the Lady Lions (6-18, 5-8 SLC) sit just outside the field at ninth. After their clash tonight, New Orleans hosts McNeese (11-12, 7-5 SLC) on Saturday while Southeastern hosts Abilene Christian (15-8, 9-4 SLC). Both games tip at 2 p.m.Conference leaders Lamar (17-6, 12-1 SLC) and Stephen F. Austin (19-4, 11-1 SLC) have kept pace with each other atop the league standings as the only two teams with one loss. Both play the same two teams in week 15: UIW (3-20, 2-10 SLC) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (15-8, 8-4 SLC).Additional Storylineslast_img read more

Bournemouth fan, 17, banned from football for 3 years for racist chanting

first_imgA BOURNEMOUTH fan aged 17 has been banned from football for three years after pleading guilty to chanting racist abuse at a Tottenham match.The teenager, who cannot be named, was also slapped with a £55 fine and £21 surcharge.1 The 17-year-old Bournemouth fan admitted racist abuseCredit: PA:Press AssociationHe launched sick abuse at Spurs stars during Bournemouth’s 3-2 defeat at the new Tottenham stadium on November 30.Inspector Matt Ashmead, from the Met’s Public Order Investigation Team, said: “We take all reports of racism very seriously and as this case demonstrates, will take robust action against those who are found to have committed these kinds of crimes during football matches.”The vast majority of fans obey the law and neither they nor the players should have to listen to any kind of abuse.”We are committed to working closely with clubs to identify anyone acting against the law and would ask anyone who sees or hears this type of behaviour to come forward to stewards or police.”The Cherries supporter admitted to indecent/racial chanting at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court yesterday.The sick abuse came in the same month that Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha said he fears racism is out of control.He singled out online trolls as a cause for the rise in racist incidents.Zaha said keyboard warriors are on the increase because they crave going viral.Zaha, 26, told SunSport in April that he gets a “million” abusive online messages every week on Twitter and Instagram.The Ivory Coast star has also had death threats aimed at his family after Premier League games.Yet he worries there is little that can be done because the messages are from anonymous accounts.Zaha said: “I don’t know what to say any more.“It seems like the more we speak about it, the more it happens now.“I don’t know if people do it to get spoken about. That’s what it seems like. It’s like a chain reaction all the time on social media now.“Anyone can make a fake account, call you whatever on the fake account and then just delete it and make another one. So I don’t know how to handle it any more.most read football newsTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic“If that’s all you can say to me then you aren’t really educated, especially if we are playing a game like football that everyone loves and that is what you are coming back to me with.“Someone will do it this week. Then because it is mentioned it’s like other people see it and think, ‘I want my name out there as well’. And they are racist as well.“I don’t have an answer for it. Me, I don’t pay any attention to it any more.”last_img read more