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Abortion not a crime if Labour delivers on law change

first_imgRadio NZ News 26 October 2018Family First Comment:  “Family First expressed disappointment in the review and said most of the submissions made to the Law Commission were not in favour of abortion. The Law Commission did admit this in the report, but added a significant number of the submissions not in favour of abortion were made using a Family First “I’m with both” pamphlet.”In other words….“We didn’t like what they said” – Law CommissionSigh.#chooselifeAbortion will be decriminalised if any of three models proposed by the Law Commission are adopted.Justice Minister Andrew Little asked the Law Commission to provide advice on how to take abortion out of the Crimes Act and make it a health matter.The alternative approaches include no statutory test for an abortion to take place, a statutory test performed by one health practitioner, and a statutory test performed only after 22 weeks of pregnancy.New Zealand’s abortion law is more than 40 years old and starts with the proposition abortion is a crime.Decriminalising abortion would mean removing the requirement for two doctors to sign off an abortion, scrapping the referral process, and removing restrictions around where abortions take place.The Law Commission received more than 3000 public submissions and Mr Little will consult with colleagues before making any decisions.“I acknowledge that the subject of abortion is a personal one for each MP,” Mr Little said.“I will be taking time to talk to my colleagues across all parties about the Law Commission’s briefing before progressing further.”In December, Family First commissioned a poll of 1013 New Zealanders that found 52 percent of people generally support abortion, while 29 percent are opposed.Fifty-three percent of those who generally support abortion thought the time limit for getting one should be less than the current 20 weeks stated in the Crimes Act.In a poll commissioned by the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand last year, the majority supported abortion being legalised.In the lead-up to the election last year Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pledged she would shift abortion out of the Crimes Act, where it has been since 1977.Ardern said at the time “there will be a majority of parliament that think ‘actually in 2017 women shouldn’t face being criminals for accessing their own rights’”.https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/369524/abortion-not-a-crime-if-labour-delivers-on-law-change Abortion Law review findings releasedNewsHub 29 October 2018 The Law Commission has released the findings of its review into abortion law, recommending three possible new models for accessing abortion.Minister of Justice Andrew Little wrote to the commission asking for a review in February 2018. He wanted it to consider removing abortion from the crimes act and instead treating it as a health issue.He said on Friday he would be discussing with his colleagues at Parliament before taking the matter further.Green Party MP Jan Logie welcomed the review and said New Zealand needed to make changes to the current abortion law.“We want to see abortion laws that reflect the needs of people seeking to terminate a pregnancy, and recognise the importance of women’s bodily autonomy,” she said in a statement.Currently a person must say they are physically or mentally incapable of continuing the pregnancy and gain permission from two certifying consultants before they are able to get an abortion.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2018/10/abortion-law-review-findings-released.htmlAbortion law reform options an improvement – advocateRadio NZ News 27 October 2018The Justice Minister says it’s too soon to say whether MPs will vote to change abortion laws.The Law Commission has recommended decriminalising abortion and making it simpler for a woman to get a procedure.The minister, Andrew Little, asked the Law Commission in February for options on changing the 40-year-old law, and it reported back yesterday. Mr Little will now consult with his government partners and take a paper to Cabinet.Any changes to abortion laws would be a conscience matter for MPs.“A poll carried out by Family First of all organisations showed actually that the majority of New Zealanders support the idea of access to abortion – so people do want it.“The submission process for an exercise like the one that the Royal Commission carried out is going to attract with a particular interest in it.”READ MORE: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/369587/abortion-law-reform-options-an-improvement-advocatelast_img read more

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Rivers Hoopers begin Basketball Africa League against Ferroviario

first_img Rivers Hoopers will play five games in the group phase with two games each played in Tunisia and Lagos respectively before their last game in Cairo, Egypt. The three-time Nigerian League Champions will play against Ferroviario de Maputo and host US Monastir on March 21 and March 22 respectively in Monastir.Advertisement Loading… NBBF President Cup Champions Rivers Hoopers will face Mozambican League champions Ferroviario de Maputo in their opening game of the Basketball Africa League on March 21 in Monastir, Tunisia. Promoted ContentThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Best Cars Of All Time Rivers Hoopers will then play Forces Armees et Police Basketball (FAP) of Cameroon on April 17 before facing off against Zamalek of Egypt two days later in Lagos. Their last game in the Nile Conference will be away in Cairo against Patriots Basketball Club of Rwanda on May 1, 2020. Read Also:Rivers Hoopers coach confident of advancing to knock out phase Top four teams from the Nile Conference will advance to the single-elimination playoffs (Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, third Place Game and Championship Game) scheduled to take place between May 26 and 31 in Kigali, Rwanda. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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27 Area Wrestlers Participating At The Semi-States

first_imgFranklin County-Adam Crouch (138).The best of luck this Weekend! Milan-Ashton Myers (120), Shane Lonneman (132), Brady Myers (285).Lawrenceburg-Corbin Walston (132), Jayce Bohan (145), Noah Rowlett (220).South Dearborn-Dylan McGill (182), Jackson Goodall (285).Batesville-JT Linkel (145), Josh Mobley (152).Greensburg-Evan Bray (120), Eric Lowe (160). 27 Area Wrestlers will be participating at The Semi-States at New Castle on Saturday, February 15th.Seven Regional Champs are amongst the qualifiers. 106 #.Garrett Condo-Milan. 113 #-Blake Wolf of East Central. 145 #-Ben Wolf of East Central.152 #-Bryer Hall of East Central. 182 #-Kole Viel of East Central. 126 #-Eli Otto of South Dearborn.  160 #- Andrew Roth of Lawrenceburg. In addition, from East Central-Dylan Lengerich (106), Tyler Schneider (120), Rider Searcy (126), Charlie Euson (138), Kasey Carr (160), Brady Rullman (170), Kyle Krummen (195).last_img read more

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Gov. DeSantis backs bill allowing college athletes to get paid

first_imgGovernor Ron DeSantis is backing Florida lawmakers’ attempts to lift NCAA rules that prevent college athletes from signing endorsement deals and profiting from their athleticism.DeSantis joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers and former Florida State University football players on Thursday to announce his support.The proposed legislation introduced by House Democratic Leader Kionne McGhee is reportedly modeled after California legislation that is set to take effect in 2023.If the bill is signed into Florida law, it is expected to go into effect on July 1.The NCAA opposes the legislation citing it blurs the lines between big-money professional sports and amateur college athletics.It’s unclear at this time how either of the state’s laws would coincide with the current NCAA because it is not a government body and still be able to have its own rules independent of state laws.last_img read more

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Florida Doctors Preparing for More Cases of Children’s Illness

first_imgWith the coronavirus still occupying most of their time and attention, doctors in the Sunshine State are dealing with another challenge – a COVID-19-related illness that attacks children and teens.The disease, in which several body parts such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, gastrointestinal tract, skin or eyes can become inflamed, has infected children and young adults under the age of 21. New York City has reported that 147 children have the condition.Known as MIS-C, the illness has made its way to Florida with seven confirmed cases, and medical professionals expect to see more.The condition, although rare, often appears quickly, requires hospitalization, and could become life-threatening if it affects the heart or kidneys.Officials at six of Florida children’s hospitals say they have admitted and are monitoring children with suspected MIS-C cases.“Only a small number of children experience MIS-C, but it can be serious and require a lot of support system,” explains Dr. Balagangadhar Totapally, chief of the division of critical care medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami.The most common symptoms are persistent fever and abdominal pain and sometimes a rash or pink eye. Previous exposure to COVID-19 appears to be the main risk for becoming infected with the new illness.Most young people with MIS-C have antibodies against the coronavirus, instead of actually having been infected.Doctors believe that factor suggests that the syndrome could be the result of a delayed immune response that appears about four weeks after being exposed to the coronavirus.“MIS-C presents a few weeks after the peak of infection in a community, so that’s right about now,” Totapally adds.Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is creating a specialized unit for the treatment of children with MIS-C. It will include a four-room pod as part of the hospital’s 40-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.Totapally’s hospital reported its first case about 10 days ago. He believes Florida may have more cases of the children’s illness than what the state numbers reflect. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week created guidance to diagnose MIS-C, “borderline cases may not show up in the numbers,” Totapally says.Looking to make a splash this summer? Dive into these CDC tips for enjoying the pool & preventing #COVID19. Practice social distancing, wear a face covering when out of water, except for children 2 & under, and limit sharing of pool toys. Remember to stay home if you are sick. pic.twitter.com/uQCjDppQmo— CDC (@CDCgov) May 22, 2020 At least 12 children in South Florida are being monitored for the illness.In young children, symptoms of the MIS-C usually resemble those of Kawasaki disease, which is a rare and milder inflammatory illness. However, teens and young adults seem to have a more inflammatory response to MIS-C. Researchers now believe that some children who were originally diagnosed with Kawasaki disease in the U.S. between January and May of this year may actually have had MIS-C instead.At Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, a section within the COVID-19 unit has been created for children who are thought to have MIS-C. “There is an area now where we do have children undergoing testing to rule out as to whether they have MIS-C. If they all came in presenting the same way, life would be easier for everyone involved,” says Dr. Laura D’Addese, a pediatric cardiologist.She adds, “The biggest concern we have right now, especially in kids, is largely stemming from inflammation around the heart,” D’Addese said. In South Florida, children’s hospitals are sharing research and experiences.According to Dr. Paul Robinson, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics Florida Chapter, the state’s pediatricians are on alert. “About 99 percent of the time the children have fevers and they look sick. It should be easy for a doctor,” he says. “If they have seen Kawasaki, they should be comfortable finding this and telling the patient to go to the hospital.Although there is no cure for MIS-C at this time, local doctors say their patients respond to treatment fairly quickly. Dr. Totapally, at Nicklaus in Miami, says children improve “usually within days.”As of this week, more than 20 states around the country have reported cases of MIS-C. At least four children, including three in New York and a 15-year-old girl in Maryland, have died of apparent MIS-C in recent weeks.UPDATED: Local Children Diagnosed with Illness Possibly Linked to COVID-19last_img read more

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Maine meets Vermont in America East quarters

first_img Associated Press March 6, 2020 SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership has been on display for both of these teams. Anthony Lamb, Stef Smith and Everett Duncan have collectively accounted for 54 percent of Vermont’s scoring this season. For Maine, Andrew Fleming, Sergio El Darwich and Nedeljko Prijovic have scored 59 percent of the team’s points this season, including 61 percent of all Black Bears points over their last five.OFFENSIVE THREAT: El Darwich has been directly responsible for 47 percent of all Maine field goals over the last five games. El Darwich has 32 field goals and 23 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Maine is 0-19 when scoring fewer than 63 points and 9-2 when scoring at least 63.UNBEATEN WHEN: Maine is a perfect 8-0 when it scores at least 71 points. The Black Bears are 1-21 when scoring any fewer than 71.DID YOU KNOW: The Vermont defense has allowed only 59.3 points per game to opponents this season, ranking the Catamounts fifth among Division I teams. The Maine offense has averaged 61.8 points through 30 games (ranked 304th, nationally). ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 8 seed Maine (9-21, 5-11) vs. No. 1 seed Vermont (24-7, 14-2)America East Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Roy L Patrick Gymnasium, Burlington, Vermont; Saturday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: A spot in the America East semifinals is up for grabs as Maine and Vermont match up. Vermont swept the two-game regular season series. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 5, when the Catamounts outshot Maine 41 percent to 37 percent and hit five more 3-pointers on the way to a 77-52 victory. Maine meets Vermont in America East quarterslast_img read more

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USC well-represented in Super Bowl

first_imgOn Feb. 2, multiple former Trojans will showcase their talents in an attempt to take home the title of Super Bowl XLVIII champions.Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman stole the spotlight after the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers due to his passionate post-game rant. With 22 seconds left in the game, Sherman tipped the ball away from 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, but it was former Trojan linebacker Malcolm Smith who came up with the interception in the end zone to clinch the game and the berth to the Super Bowl.Smith, the younger brother of former Trojan wideout Steve Smith, played at USC from 2007-2010, recording 96 tackles and one interception in his career. The Northridge, Calif. native also played on special teams during his first two years as a Trojan. Smith was drafted by the Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL draft, going 242nd overall. This season with the Seahawks, Smith has 34 tackles and two interceptions.Smith is joined on the Seahawks by former Trojan linebacker Mike Morgan. From 2006-2010, Morgan recorded 83 tackles. Originally from Dallas, Tex., Morgan also played on special teams at USC. Morgan went undrafted in the 2011 NFL draft, but was later signed by the Seahawks, who might have been impressed by his 4.64 40-yard-dash time. This season, Morgan contributed six total tackles for Seattle.Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy will also represent USC at the Super Bowl, but hasn’t played this season after being placed on injured reserve. From 2006-2009, McCoy caught 24 passes for 274 yards for the Trojans. In the 2010 NFL draft, Seattle took McCoy in the sixth round, 185th overall.For the Broncos, offensive tackle Winston Justice will carry on the Trojan legacy. The eight-year NFL veteran played at USC from 2002-2005. He was drafted 39th overall, in the second round of the 2006 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Justice has fought injuries all season, but is listed as probable for the Super Bowl.Both the Broncos’ and the Seahawks’ coaching staffs also feature former Trojan greats.Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is known as one of the greatest USC coaches in school history. From 2000-2009, Carroll posted a .835 winning percentage as head coach. Carroll led the Trojans to two national championships, produced three Heisman Trophy winners and boasted a national-record 33 consecutive weeks as the Associated Press’ top-ranked team. ESPN ranked the Trojans of 2000-2009 the best college football team of the decade. Carroll coached in the NFL prior to his tenure with the Trojans. The University of the Pacific graduate coached the New York Jets in 1994 for one unsuccessful season before leading the New England Patriots to the playoffs in 1997 and 1998. Carroll’s Patriots teams never made it past the Divisional Round of the playoffs. With the Seahawks, Carroll has gone 38-26 and reached the playoffs three times.The Denver Broncos’ defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was a Trojan linebacker from 1981-1984 while also playing for USC’s baseball team. Del Rio was voted the co-MVP of the 1985 Rose Bowl, and was drafted 68th overall in the third round of the 1985 NFL Draft. The Castro Valley, Calif. native served as the interim head coach of the Broncos for four games earlier this season, when head coach John Fox was recovering from heart surgery. He also served as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-2011, taking what was at the time one of the worst-performing franchises in the NFL to the playoffs twice.Smith, Morgan, McCoy and Justice will add to the 104 previous Trojans who have appeared in Super Bowls. After this game, USC will have been represented in all but five of the 48 Super Bowls.last_img read more

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Syracuse to honor Pearl Washington at Dec. 17 game against Georgetown

first_img Published on August 11, 2016 at 2:41 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Year in sports: How Pearl Washington influenced the Big East and college basketballRemembering Syracuse basketball legend Pearl WashingtonGallery: Pearl Washington throughout his Syracuse careerJim Boeheim pays emotional tribute to late Syracuse great Pearl WashingtonPearl Washington’s top 5 moments as a Syracuse basketball playercenter_img Syracuse will honor the late Pearl Washington at its game against Georgetown on Dec. 17 in the Carrier Dome, SU announced Thursday afternoon.Washington, an Orange legend, died in April at age 52 while battling a malignant brain tumor. He is considered one of the greatest players to have ever played at Syracuse.Students with the season ticket package will be able to secure tickets to the game, despite it not being a part of the season ticket deal, according to the release. Other home games in between the fall and spring semesters are not a part of the package.The tribute will also include a “31” logo on the Dome court at approximately the same distance from where Washington shot his iconic buzzer-beater against Boston College on Jan. 21, 1984.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA limited number of $31 seats will be made available and backcourt activities that honor Washington will take place. Commentslast_img read more

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Under Mike Bosch, Syracuse swipes bases at high rate

first_img Published on March 29, 2017 at 11:15 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ When Syracuse steals bases, it almost never loses.Midway through the season, the Orange has stolen 31 bases, good for fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference. SU is 12-2 in games it steals a base and 6-0 when it steals more than one base. Syracuse is on pace to finish with 62 swipes this year, which would place fourth in the program’s 17-year history and be the most since 2011.As Syracuse’s (17-10, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) aggressiveness on the base paths has increased since 2015, so has its wins. In 2015, when Syracuse finished with a 20-26 record, SU had more losses than stolen bases. That year, the team had its lowest total since 2006. In 2016, head coach Mike Bosch’s first year, the team improved its record to 27-26, but managed to steal only 37 bases.SU’s steals total declined each season from 2013 to 2015. Since Bosch took over in 2016, steal rates jumped, thanks to an emphasis on the craft in practices.“We focus a lot more (now) on our base running than we ever did before coach Bosch was here,” said Alyssa Dewes, a senior outfielder who played under Bosch and former head coach Leigh Ross. “We would never focus on the specifics like your turns or getting a good start out of the box or finishing all the way through.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUnder Bosch, players increase agility with ladder sprints, hurdles and sprints and lateral movements with resistance bands. The drills not only increase sprint speed, but give players better jumps. Base stealing is decided by the jump, junior shortstop Sammy Fernandez said, and foot speed is crucial to the first step. The team also has worked on building muscle, performing squats. Building muscle increases leg strength, speed and power.Players calculate their times each week. After Bosch took over, to stress base running, he timed players at the end of base running drills. The times include running home to first base, second base to home plate and home to home. Good times are three seconds, six seconds and 12 seconds, respectively, assistant coach Kristyn Sandberg said.Each Tuesday practice starts with different drills, running specific legs of the diamond. Each set ends with Bosch timing each player. One of the biggest legs is the home-to-home, in which the players compete for the best time. Dewes, an outfielder, runs the fastest, consistently finishing around 10.8 seconds around the bases.“I would say about 90 percent of our team is under 12,” sophomore second baseman Alicia Hansen said. “And the people who are over 12 are people who don’t need to go home to home.”Rachel Burkhardt has gotten notably faster this season, Sandberg said. Only a few weeks ago, at the beginning of the season, Burkhardt finished just over the “good” intervals in each set. But over the past few weeks, she has dipped under three seconds from home to first base, reached 5.8 seconds from second-to-home and dropped under 12 running the full bases.“We have a good seven or eight of us that are always competing to cross the finish line,” Fernandez said. “And when we do base running, especially home to home, we’re always within a tenth of a second with each other. We just are always competing with our speed.”The stopwatch tells players whether they are on the right track and what they can improve Bosch said — whether it’s turns, jumps or straightaway speed.“Bosch loves the stopwatch,” Fernandez said.Developing the mental nuances to reading game situations also helps boost SU’s stolen bases numbers. One drill, called independent base running, starts with the bases loaded. A ball is put in play, with any number of outs, and each runner reacts like she is the only runner on base. At the end of the situation, three runners could be on third base, for example. One player could make it into a triple while another player may advance two bases and another only one. The independent base running forces critical attentiveness on the base paths, Sandberg said.“Speed is just so important to the game,” Bosch said. “You’ve got to score however you can.” Commentslast_img read more

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After 1 game, Tiana Mangakahia appears to be the point guard Syracuse needs

first_imgAfter Syracuse handily beat Morgan State in its season opener on Nov. 10, head coach Quentin Hillsman lauded Tiana Mangakahia, his brand-new point guard.“Tell you what,” Hillsman said, “without her, we’re done. We don’t win without Tiana.”Against the Bears, Mangakahia dished 10 assists, scored six points and added a trio of steals and rebounds. It wasn’t a dominating performance for Syracuse’s (1-0) replacement of program-great Alexis Peterson, but Mangakahia took hold of the offense in her first real game in two years.“As long as she continues to play that way and control the game,” Hillsman said, “we’re good.”Three days before the Orange’s season opener, Mangakahia was named the starting point guard. When she finally took the court last Friday, she was one of four new faces alongside the only returning starter from last season, Gabrielle Cooper. But by the end of the game, Mangakahia had established herself as someone who could run the hectic, up-tempo style Syracuse has become known for.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Syracuse grabbed a rebound it was Mangakahia consistently pushing the pace. As the offense formed around her, she picked a driving lane, drew the defense in and made a clean pass to a teammate for an easy basket. Those drive-and-kick plays, along with other key facets, are what Hillsman looks for from his point guards.“Running the team, making sure that the right person is getting the right shots, and things like that,” fellow point guard Isis Young said of what Hillsman expects from Mangakahia.The highlight of this tactic came midway through the first half, when Mangakahia drove and looked like she was going to take the shot — she finished the game 3-for-7 from the field. Instead, she calmly flipped a no-look pass to Jasmine Nwajei for a layup. As the ball dropped, Mangakahia was already setting up the press.“I thought she was really good,” Hillsman said, “Tiana did a really good job of getting our players open looks. That’s what her job is. Getting in the paint, collapse defense and play.”Andy Mendes | Digital Design EditorWhen Syracuse wasn’t able to run out off a missed shot, Morgan State set up a press of its own. Still, the ball found Mangakahia’s hands and she was tasked with beating the Bears’ pressure.Sometimes MSU opted to cut off passes, in which case Mangakahia dribbled around a defender. In other instances, Mangakahia drew double teams before half court. She often found an open teammate and passed the ball, setting up a 4-on-3 in the front court for Syracuse.Eventually, after completing enough passes to beat the double teams, Mangakahia used a pass fake and split the two defenders that were anticipating a pass.While all this happened, Hillsman barked orders from the sideline. Even still, his point guard has free reign.“I want her to do what she wants to do with the ball,” Hillsman said. “As long as she’s comfortable, I’m good. She’ll probably play better if I stop yelling at her, so she probably won’t play any better because I won’t stop yelling.”Mangakahia finished with seven more assists than any other SU player, committing just two turnovers in the process. She consistently picked the correct passing lane and passed on target.Sometimes this meant driving and flipping the ball to bigs Digna Strautmane and Amaya Finklea-Guity for easy layups. Other times, Mangakahia would lob the ball to the 6-foot-4 Finklea-Guity in the post. Strautmane and Finklea Guity finished with 17 and 12 points, respectively. If finding her bigs failed, Mangakahia would look for the player down low, often left open by a collapsing defense around her.“It’s not just about me,” Mangakahia said, “it’s everyone else making those baskets.” Comments Published on November 13, 2017 at 8:36 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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