WBB : Defense leads Syracuse in ‘signature’ win over Cardinals

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ An Erica Morrow free throw put Syracuse up six with just 30 seconds left. All the Orange had to do was protect the 3-point line against Louisville, and it would walk away with the victory.Cardinals guard Tia Gibbs hurried the ball up court to the right wing. Junior Becky Burke, a 40 percent 3-point shooter on the season, came at her teammate for a handoff. As the two Cardinals crossed, Gibbs faked the pass and pulled up for a 3 one dribble later.But SU guard Elashier Hall jumped right in her face. With no room for a shot, Louisville head coach Jeff Walz had to call a timeout. On the ensuing inbounds play, Burke jacked up a shot from the left wing with Syracuse’s Carmen Tyson-Thomas contesting. It clanged off the rim, and Hall pulled in the rebound, all but sealing the Orange victory.Syracuse pulled out a 53-45 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday in front of 1,343 fans in the Carrier Dome. It was the fewest points a conference opponent scored on the Orange (18-7, 6-6 Big East) all year and was the lowest total for Louisville (16-10, 7-5) this season. The Cardinals shot just 28 percent from the field and hit only 5-of-26 from 3-point territory.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I’ve seen them shoot the ball obviously a lot better than that,’ SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. ‘But I think our guards and our forwards did a very good job eliminating their 3s. … If you want to play a zone and they’re going to get five 3s in an entire game, I think you can be happy with the zone.’From the opening tip, both teams struggled offensively. After the Cardinals took a 9-7 lead with 12:06 left, they tallied just one bucket over the next 10 minutes of play. That stretch included 10 missed 3-pointers in a row for Louisville.While the UL shooters faltered from deep, the Orange shut down any inside threats. SU center Kayla Alexander established herself in the paint early on the defensive end when Monique Reid tried to drive to the basket. Louisville’s leading scorer went straight at Alexander, but the sophomore was up for the challenge, holding her ground and swatting the shot away.‘I just wanted it,’ said Alexander, who finished with four of Syracuse’s eight blocks. ‘I tried to go out and stop them from getting easy baskets.’But while the Cardinals offense stalled, SU was only able to build a 12-point lead. A short Louisville spurt that included two 3-pointers by Gibbs just before halftime closed the gap to 23-19 at the break.Still, the defensive struggle continued into the second half. Louisville continued to get looks at the basket — sometimes contested, sometimes wide open — but couldn’t find any rhythm from beyond the arc. The Cardinals’ second-leading scorer, Shoni Schimmel, finished the game shooting 1-of-12 from 3-point range and missed all five of her two-point shots.‘We probably could have just stopped at half court and thrown them up,’ Walz said. ‘And we’d make just as many.’As the game wore on, Louisville managed to hang around as Syracuse couldn’t pull away on the other end. In the second half, the Orange never led by more than the eight-point final margin, and it was much closer throughout the period.For senior guard Morrow, the clock simply would not move fast enough as the Cardinals refused to go away.‘As the point guard and always being aware of the clock,’ Morrow said, ‘it felt like it was taking a really long time.’The Orange finally put the game away late with some offensive rebounding.After taking a 47-45 lead with 2:51 left and regaining possession after the Cardinals missed yet another 3-pointer, SU maintained possession for the next 73 seconds. The Orange’s misses resulted in rebounds by Alexander, forward Iasia Hemingway and Tyson-Thomas, allowing Syracuse to run the clock down.Once Louisville finally got the ball, it couldn’t claw back.As the final seconds ticked off, Hillsman didn’t let his emotions show as he clapped nonchalantly and shook hands with the Cardinals. But he said after the game just how important this victory was for SU.‘This was one of those games where we needed to come out and get a signature win in conference,’ Hillsman said. ‘And I believe this is definitely one.’[email protected]center_img Published on February 16, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

DONEGAL WOMAN WHO KILLED HUSBAND IS JAILED AGAIN AFTER KNIFE INCIDENT

first_imgA Co Donegal woman who killed her Gaoth Dobhair husband has been jailed again after trying to get into a nightclub with a knife in her bra.Madge Gillespie, 65, who is from Annagry, complained to Scottish police when she was turned away from The Shed nightclub in Glasgow.However, she was arrested when the blade was 
spotted under her clothes. Gillespie, a former primary school teacher, pleaded guilty to having the knife on January 12 this year.Her lawyer Garvey McArdle told Glasgow Sheriff Court that earlier that night she had visited a friend, who is a recovering alcoholic.She took the knife from him after he had threatened to stab someone if they came to his door.The court was told she was on her way to get a taxi when she decided to try to get into the club but was refused entry because she was too drunk.Sheriff Andrew Normand jailed her for eight months.Ms Gillespie was jailed for four years in 2005 for killing her construction worker husband Thomas Boyle, who she claims was violent to her, at their Giffnock home.But her jail term was later cut by a year after an appeal.She was initially charged with murdering Thomas – who bled to death after she stabbed him in the arm, severing an artery.But she was convicted of culpable homicide when the court accepted she was 
suffering from a depressive illness.She was initially held at the State Hospital at Carstairs while her psychiatric condition was assessed.In September, Gillespie was jailed for six months for driving the wrong way down the M8. She was also over the drink-drive limit.DONEGAL WOMAN WHO KILLED HUSBAND IS JAILED AGAIN AFTER KNIFE INCIDENT was last modified: November 25th, 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:AnnagrydonegalGlasgowknifeMadge GillespieScotlandThomas Boylelast_img read more

Ocean array alters view of Atlantic conveyor belt

first_imgFloats have helped map the ocean currents in the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. PORTLAND, OREGON—Oceanographers have put a stethoscope on the coursing circulatory system of the Atlantic Ocean, and they have found a skittish pulse that’s surprisingly strong in the waters east of Greenland—discoveries that should improve climate models.The powerful currents known as the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) are an engine in Earth’s climate. The AMOC’s shallower limbs—which include the Gulf Stream—move warm water from the tropics northward, warming Western Europe. In the north, the waters cool and sink, forming deeper limbs that transport the cold water back south—and sequester anthropogenic carbon in the process. This overturning is why the AMOC is sometimes called the Atlantic conveyor belt.Last week, at the American Geophysical Union’s Ocean Sciences meeting here, scientists presented the first data from an array of instruments moored in the subpolar North Atlantic. The observations reveal unexpected eddies and strong variability in the AMOC currents. They also show that the currents east of Greenland contribute the most to the total AMOC flow. Climate models, on the other hand, have emphasized the currents west of Greenland in the Labrador Sea. “We’re showing the shortcomings of climate models,” says Susan Lozier, a physical oceanographer at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, who leads the $35 million, seven-nation project known as the Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP). Another reason to study the AMOC in the subpolar North Atlantic is that the rugged ocean floor in this region carves the current pathways up into tortuous tributaries, unlike the relatively smooth flows at 26°N. OSNAP’s stationary moorings cannot trace these meandering pathways, so the array is supplemented by drifting floats. Between 2014 and 2017, researchers deployed 135 neutrally buoyant glass tubes, each roughly 2 meters long, at depths between 1800 and 2800 meters near the southern tip of Greenland. About half of the floats have now surfaced and relayed records of their daily positions to satellites passing overhead, says Amy Bower, a physical oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and an OSNAP principal investigator.Bower and her team were surprised to find that several floats had been caught off the tip of Greenland in kilometer-scale eddies that were previously known to exist only much farther north. These “eggbeaters,” Bower says, may be stirring up and fragmenting the ribbons of deep water that wind around Greenland. By Katherine KorneiFeb. 17, 2018 , 4:15 PM Four years ago, researchers began placing OSNAP’s 53 moorings, studded with sensors to measure temperature, salinity, and current flow, in the waters between Labrador and Scotland. The moorings, galvanized steel wires as thick as a pinkie, are anchored to the ocean floor and tugged vertically by submerged floats. Some moorings are short, designed to measure deep currents near the ocean floor, while others rise nearly to the surface. Since 2004, researchers have gathered data from another array, at 26°N, stretching from Florida to Africa. But OSNAP is the first to monitor the circulation farther north, where a critical aspect of the overturning occurs. It’s here in the frigid Nordic Seas that water masses become cold and dense, sinking in streams that snake along the basin bottom, eventually turning southward and reaching the subtropics in about a decade.It is thought that the formation of this so-called “deep water” helps drive the AMOC, but the first 21 months of data from OSNAP aren’t conclusive. Both of the recorded winters were unusually cold and created similarly large amounts of deep water, but the strength of the AMOC whipsawed wildly between 8 and 25 sverdrups, a unit of flow roughly equivalent to the total flow of all the world’s rivers. However, this variability was on such short timescales—months—that it might not be linked to the deep-water formation at all, Lozier says. “We need more winters.”  Ocean array alters view of Atlantic ‘conveyor belt’ Installed: 2014Moorings: 53Installed: 2004Moorings: 18 In circulation Arrays monitor circulating currents in the Atlantic Ocean, in which warm shallow waters move north (red), while cold deep waters move south (blue). Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*)center_img C. 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Country Gulf StreamSubpolar array 26.5°N array WHOI OSNAP’s ability to ground truth earlier assumptions has climate scientists eager to get their hands on the new data, says Steve Yeager, who works on AMOC simulations at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. “It provides a really critical benchmark for models.”At the meeting, researchers working with the 21 moorings of the 26°N array also released their latest findings, which include measurements through February 2017. They show that the AMOC has weakened by about 15% compared with its 2004–08 level. Some climate models have raised the specter of a sudden shutdown of the AMOC—the apocalyptic scenario, leading to a frozen Europe, depicted in the 2004 movie The Day After Tomorrow—and the possibility is also supported by evidence from the geological past. But the decline in the AMOC hasn’t persisted long enough yet to be a cause for concern, says David Smeed, a physical oceanographer at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, U.K.The overall trend of the AMOC will become clearer with time. This summer, researchers on the R/V Neil Armstrong will pull up OSNAP moorings and retrieve readings recorded from 2016–18.last_img read more