Women’s Basketball Ties All-Time Winning Streak With 86-42 Win at Loyola

first_imgStory Links CHICAGO – The No. 25 Drake University women’s basketball team tied the program’s all-time winning streak at 16 victories in a row with its 86-42 win at Loyola on Sunday, Feb. 19 afternoon at Gentile Arena. Drake improved to 22-4 and 15-0 in Missouri Valley Conference action. The 1996-97 Drake team had a 16-game winning streak. PDF Box Score Drake applied even tougher defensive pressure in the second quarter as Loyola didn’t score until there was 3:33 left in the period. The Ramblers scored just two points in the second as the Bulldogs led 46-12 at halftime. The two points are a season-low allowed by Drake in a quarter. Nine players scored in the first two quarters led by Wendell’s game-high 13 points. Sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) matched her career-high with 17 points and added three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) recorded her fourth career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Every available Bulldog scored and played at least 12 minutes.   Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) scored a game-high 19 points and added a season-high seven assists and four rebounds. Wendell had one steal and moved to third all-time in career steals with 251. She broke a tie with Jennie Fitzgerald (1986-1990). Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN DES MOINES THE VALLEY ON ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live UNI 2/24/2017 – 7 PMcenter_img Full Schedule Roster Drake claimed a 25-10 lead after one quarter of play. The Bulldogs shot the basketball well going 50.0 percent (10-of-20) from the floor with two three-pointers. Drake handed out eight assists on the 10 field goals as six different Bulldogs scored led by Wendell with seven points. Loyola (2-23, 1-13 MVC) made just two field goals and had six turnovers that resulted in 11 points for Drake. Following Sunday’s game, Drake hosts UNI in its annual Pink Game presented by Mercy Medical Center. Tipoff against the Panthers is scheduled for 7 p.m. and it will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version Next Game: The Bulldogs led by as many as 45 points late in the fourth quarter on the way to their 10th straight road win. They outgained the Ramblers, 52-10, in the paint while their bench had 24 points to zero points for Loyola. Drake forced 18 turnovers and scored 27 off the mistakes. Drake shot 54.0 percent (34-of-63) from the floor. HTML Box Score last_img read more

Donegal County Council to boycott Israel after Gaza violence

first_imgDonegal County Councillors have agreed to boycott economic trade with Israel and call for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador following the killing of protesters in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli military.Councillors have agreed that the council will take direct action against the conflict in Gaza by ending the purchase of any Israeli products by council departments. Sixty Palestinian protesters were killed and more than 2,700 injured by Israeli Defence Forces on May 14th, one of Gaza’s bloodiest days in years.Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easpaig raised a motion at the May sitting of the Donegal County Council today to show solidarity with the Palestinian people and commit to implementing a policy of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel until there is freedom for the Palestinian people. Dublin City Council recently endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights, and Cllr Mac Giolla Easpaig called on Donegal to follow suit. He asked for the motion to be circulated to all local authorities that said Donegal County Council “deplores the slaughter of more that 60 Palestinians and the wounding of thousands of others in Gaza by the Israeli Defence Forces. We call on the government to immediately expel the Israeli ambassador in protest at this massacre of unarmed civilians.”Cllr John Campbell said: “What we are witnessing is an ongoing genocide in Palestine and I am suggesting that the council makes a symbolic gesture.”Cllr Jack Murray said that international support would be beneficial for the Palestinian people, as it had been for the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. Cllr Murray suggested that the council would take direct action to show solidarity with the Palestinian victims with a boycott of Israeli products.Cathaoirleach Gerry McMonagle also supported the motion and said: “It is it not right what is happening to the Palestinian people. It is not just the recent attacks but it is the ongoing attacks in relation human rights, embargoes, health, running water and medical supplies. “I know we get upset when a large number are killed, but this a daily occurrence that has to stop. We have a role in the council in helping to build that boycott. We as a council will not buy material coming from Israel. We have to stand up for those people in Palestine that cannot stand up for their rights,” Cllr McMonagle said.Cllr Mac Giolla Easpaig compared the attacks by Israeli Defence Forces to the events of Bloody Sunday in Ireland. He called on the Council to commit to the boycott and for the Roads and Finance departments to examine how the policy can be followed.Donegal County Council to boycott Israel after Gaza violence was last modified: May 28th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more