Women’s hoops beats Cal, loses to Stanford

first_imgThe second half was much better for USC, as it outscored the Cardinal 38-30 and held Stanford to just one made 3-pointer in the final two quarters compared to 10 in the first half.  Friday’s win was spearheaded by a balanced USC scoring attack that featured four players with double-digit points. The group was led by freshman center Angel Jackson, who had 19 points on 11 shots. Stanford led by as many as 33  points late in the first half, hitting shot after shot while playing smothering defense on the other end. After just 10 minutes of action, Stanford was leading 28-6, and the Trojans went into the locker room after an abysmal first half trailing 49-21. Pili is equally as demanding of herself. After the road trip, she expressed a desire to improve her vision and passing accuracy when she receives extra attention in the post from opposing defenses. Pili and the Trojans won the turnover battle and received significant contributions off the bench in Friday’s win, a stark contrast from Sunday’s disappointing loss. The Trojans fell in a hole early as the Cardinal seized the lead in the opening minute and never looked back.  Jackson and the Trojans benefited from strong showings by graduate guard Aliyah Jeune and freshman forward Alissa Pili, who finished with 18 and 17 points, respectively.  A bright spot for Trakh and the Trojans was another solid showing from Pili, who scored in double digits for the eighth straight game and finished with a team-high 12 points.  The Trojans’ bench production was concerning Sunday as Stanford second unit outscored USC’s reserve 36-17 — compared to a mark of 25-8 in favor of USC against Cal.center_img Trakh was encouraged by his team’s second-half resilience, commending its ability to fight back despite not hitting many shots in the first half. “Once our young kids settled down, we did fine,” Trakh said. “We’re using these games as learning experiences. Nobody has four freshmen and one sophomore out there for prolonged minutes like we do.” The USC’s women’s basketball team earned a split in a pair of tough conference road games this weekend, defeating Cal 75-67 Friday before falling to No. 6 Stanford 79-59 Sunday. Pili continues to impress for USC as she remains the Trojans’ leading scorer in her true freshman season, averaging 14.4 points per game while shooting 48.3% from the field.  Pili has certainly turned heads in her short time at USC, but head coach Mark Trakh wants to see continued improvement from her as she continues to acclimate to the collegiate level and expand her skillset moving forward. Pili was pleased with the team’s effort in the second half but said the team needs to do a better job of being mentally prepared right out of the gate against teams with multiple offensive weapons. last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Senior Finals are Monday-Tuesday, May 11-12

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, April 29, 2015:Thursday• JV Tennis at Winfield 10 a.m.• JV Golf at Tex Consolver 1 p.m.• Baseball at WHS vs. Winfield 4 p.m.• Softball at WHS vs. Winfield 4:30 p.m.• Varsity Golf at Hesston Golf Park 1 p.m.• Senior InterviewsFriday• Track at WHS 3:15 p.m.• FFA BanquetSunday• Baccalaureate -2 at First United Methodist Church.TODAY’S LUNCH: Stromboli, Garden Spinach Salad, Baby Carrots, Pineapple and MilkFriday’s Lunch- Sloppy Joe, Potato Wedges, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit, Tortilla Chips and Milk•  Today’s News    •*Seniors: There are four graduation announcements left. If you a short a couple of announcements, please come to the counselors office. They are $1.25. *Volleyball girls- Camp Forms, Fundraising forms and money need to be turned into the office. *Seniors: You can turn in pictures for the Graduation video until May `. We will not accept any pictures after May 1 unless previous arrangements are made. *FCA will meet tomorrow morning in Mr. Ginter’s room. *Help the Library create the ultimate young adult reading list by scanning the QR Codes on the flyers around the school. Let the Library know what books you want to read!  You can also go to: http://goo.gl/forms/yElq1CUx2b Today is:National Honesty DayNational Bugs Bunny DayNational Hairstylist Appreciation DayNational Oatmeal Cookie DayFollow us on Twitter.center_img *Senior Parents: If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad in the yearbook, contact Ms. Ford at ktford@usd353.com. *Senior Finals will be on Monday, May 11th and Tuesday, May 12th. Seniors only need to come Monday  morning if they are taking a final the following day in class.  Mondays finals will be 5th,6th,7th and 8th periods. Tuesdays finals will be first, second, third and fourth periods. Seniors will be dismissed after 4th hour on Tuesday. *Golf will be dismissed at 11:45 and JV Golf at 12:32.  Softball will be out at 2:45. They will be marked Activity. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img