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6 (Mostly) false food myths.

first_img Tweet Food & DiningLifestyle 6 (Mostly) false food myths. by: – May 7, 2011 Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 27 Views   no discussions They run amok online, through e-mail chains and even across generations, making it harder and harder to separate fact from fiction. Here, six of the most common food myths, and the nugget of truth each contains that you can use to your health or weight loss advantage.Myth #1: Drinking water helps you lose weightThe nugget of truth: Water may trim meal sizeJust adding a few glasses to your day isn’t going to melt away fat, but research shows if you drink up before a meal, you may eat less. Scientists at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University followed a group of adults on low-calorie diets for 12 weeks; they found that those who had two cups of water before each of their daily meals lost 4.5 more pounds than the non-water drinkers. Filling your stomach with a zero-calorie substance might lead to smaller meals, say scientists; plus, substituting water for soda and juices also helps save calories. Hate the nontaste of plain water? Stick a slice of lemon or lime in it, or look for flavored varieties that are calorie free: Some types of vitamin water, for example, contain 200 calories a bottle; drinking one a day could lead to a 20-pound weight gain in a year. (Video: See how to pick the right sports drinks.)Myth #2: French fries give you zitsThe nugget of truth: Greasy fingers makes acne worseExcess oil in your skin causes acne, but oily foods don’t contribute to the problem—that is, unless you’re a messy eater. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), when some vegetable oils get on the skin, they could make existing acne worse—so wipe your mouth if you miss, and keep greasy fingers off your face. What about chocolate? Scientists may need to look at this one a little more closely. Though experts agree specific foods don’t cause acne, very preliminary research presented at the AAD conference this year found that eating pure chocolate may exacerbate acne in people prone to pimples. (Get glowing skin for spring with these makeup choices!)Myth #3: White flour is bleached with dangerous chemicalsThe nugget of truth: White flour is bleached, but the chemicals are safeFlour whitens naturally on its own as yellow compounds called xantophylls react with oxygen in the air; this takes several weeks. To speed the process, manufacturers bleach flour, turning it white from its natural straw color, with safe, FDA-regulated chemicals (some of the same ones used to sanitize veggies). Alloxan—a compound that caused diabetes in animal research—may form as a byproduct, but the amount is minuscule (less than 0.03 mg per slice of bread) and harmless, says Julie Jones, PhD, professor emerita of family, consumer, and nutritional sciences at St. Catherine University. Is white flour less nutritious? Yes; the processing strips away essential nutrients such as fiber, magnesium, and vitamin E. Is it dangerous? No.Myth #4: Carrots make you see betterThe nugget of truth: Carrots contain nutrients that help keep eyes healthyThey are rich in vitamin A, and vitamin A is absolutely important for eye health—but there’s nothing magical in this orange veggie. Spinach, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin are also good sources. So yes, carrots are good for your vision, but no, they won’t improve it, say experts at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. To keep your peepers in tip-top shape, it’s more important to eat an overall balanced diet so you get all essential nutrients, and watch your weight—obesity increases your risk of diabetes and other chronic conditions, which can lead to vision loss.Myth #5: Eating after dark packs on poundsThe nugget of truth: People are more prone to overeat at nightConsuming too many calories is what makes you gain weight—it doesn’t really matter what time of day you do it. That said, more people tend to overindulge at night out of boredom or other emotions instead of hunger—calories that are then stored as fat. Also, those who eat late-night often wake up without an appetite and skip breakfast, the meal that has been shown to control calorie intake throughout the day. To help curb nighttime noshing: Brush your teeth after your last meal (it sends a powerful message that eating time is over); “close” the kitchen 2 hours before bedtime; and keep snacks out of sight.Myth #6: Sugar causes diabetesThe nugget of truth: Sugar contributes to weight gain, which ups your riskIt doesn’t lead to diabetes the same way cigarettes cause cancer, but research shows that sugar may play a role. We know being overweight increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and consuming too much sugar makes you put on pounds. Some science, though, has linked excess sugar intake to increased risk regardless of weight—one study found women nearly doubled their diabetes risk when they increased the number of sugar-added drinks from 1 or fewer a week to 1 or more per day over a 4-year period. (Search: diabetes symptoms.) To be safe, watch your weight; eat lots of high-fiber foods (which keep blood sugar steady); and opt for water or tea over sugary soft drinks whenever possible.by The Editors of Preventionlast_img read more

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FAI close in on O’Neill

first_img And although no announcement is thought to be imminent, indications are that he could deliver his answer within days. Ireland have two friendlies next month, against Latvia in Dublin on November 15 and Poland in Poznan four days later, and there is an appetite to have matters concluded in time for the new man to take charge for those games. However, sources close to the FAI have suggested O’Neill will be given more time if he needs it with the association determined to make the right appointment. Former Northern Ireland international O’Neill emerged as the FAI’s top target within days of Trapattoni’s departure in September – indeed, he was being touted some time before the Italian parted company with Ireland. Former Ireland midfielder Ray Houghton and high performance director Ruud Dokter were asked to assess the field and draw up a shortlist of potential candidates. Mick McCarthy, who took Ireland to the 2002 World Cup finals in the Far East, and his captain – until their infamous fall-out in Saipan – Roy Keane have also been heavily linked with the vacancy. Intriguingly, the possibility of Keane serving as a number two to O’Neill has also been mooted in Ireland, although he is a man who still divides opinion in his native country. Businessman Denis O’Brien, who part-funded Trapattoni’s five-and-a-half-year reign, has agreed to continue his financial support with the FAI looking to make an eye-catching appointment. A deal with the Football Association of Ireland has yet to be formally agreed, Press Association Sport understands, but the 61-year-old former Sunderland, Celtic and Aston Villa boss is looking increasingly favourably on the opportunity to return to management on the international stage. Bookmakers have suspended betting on O’Neill following a surge in support this week. They did just that when they persuaded the much-travelled Trapattoni to take up the challenge of restoring the nation’s football fortunes in 2008. He guided Ireland to the play-offs for the 2010 World Cup and into the Euro 2012 finals via a similar route. However, a poor showing in Poland and Ukraine heralded the beginning of a decline which has seen the team fail to qualify for next summer’s World Cup in Brazil. Ireland finished a distant fourth in European qualifying Group C behind Germany, Sweden and Austria, as 74-year-old Trapattoni’s tenure ended in disappointment. He made way after successive defeats by the Swedes and the Austrians, and Under-21 boss Noel King took charge for the final two qualifiers against Germany and Kazakhstan last month. The squad for the upcoming games would usually have been announced late this week or early next, and the fact that no press conference for that purpose has yet been announced suggests the FAI is hoping for a swift conclusion to the recruitment process. Martin O’Neill is moving closer to being appointed the successor to Giovanni Trapattoni as manager of Ireland. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Brazilian midfielder Willian confirms Chelsea exit after seven years

first_imgLONDON: Brazilian midfielder Willian has confirmed he will leave Chelsea after seven ‘wonderful’ years at Stamford Bridge. The 32-year-old, linked with a move across town to Arsenal, posted a farewell letter to the club’s fans on Twitter. “The time has now come to move on. I am certainly going to miss my teammates,” he said. “I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt!” Willian, who began his career with Corinthians in Sao Paulo, joined Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013 and made over 300 appearances for the club, winning two Premier League titles. He was out of contract this summer and had failed to agree on a new long-term deal with the club. “In August 2013 when I received the offer from Chelsea, I was convinced that this was where I had to play,” he said. “Today I am certain that it was the best of decisions. There were so many happy times, some sad, there were trophies and it was always very intense.” Spanish midfielder Pedro also announced he was leaving the club on Sunday after five years. Agencies Also Watch: Nagaon DC’s Surprise Visit At District Hospitallast_img read more

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The Latest: IOC to consider postponing Tokyo Olympics

first_imgAll Blues staff who may have come into close contact with the employee have been notified. The team says it is asking for all members of the Blues to remain isolated, monitor their health and seek advice from team medical staff.___Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac announced he is teaming up with a church to provide hot breakfasts and lunches to school kids age 18 and under on weekdays for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.Isaac says he’s partnering with J.U.M.P. Ministries Global Church for that initiative. Isaac also announced that he’ll be helping families obtain boxes of non-perishable food items once a week, things like oatmeal and cereal and instant rice.“There’s a great concern to those kids going hungry at this time. We don’t want that to happen,” Isaac said. Associated Press Criticism of the stance grew in recent days — from athletes and by a first IOC member last Tuesday — and Bach finally acknowledged an alternative plan was possible.“Of course we are considering different scenarios,” Bach told the New York Times in an interview late Thursday.___The St. Louis Blues say a relative of a team employee has tested positive for COVID-19.The person is in self-isolation along with members of the person’s family, according to the team. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The IOC will take four weeks to weigh options for the Tokyo Games amid mounting calls from athletes and Olympic officials for a postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic. The time will be used to plan different scenarios for the July 24-Aug. 9 games, the International Olympic Committee said Sunday.“These scenarios relate to modifying existing operational plans for the Games to go ahead on 24 July 2020, and also for changes to the start date of the Games,” the IOC said. Though canceling the Tokyo Olympics is not an option, a delay until later this year or in 2021 is possible.The change in strategy followed IOC president Thomas Bach leading a telephone conference call with executive board members.Bach has consistently said organizers are fully committed to holding the games from July 24-Aug. 9 — despite athlete training, qualifying events and games preparations being disrupted more and more by the virus outbreak spreading globally. March 22, 2020 The Latest: IOC to consider postponing Tokyo Olympics The breakfasts and lunches will be grab-and-go style, in line with social distancing mandates. Isaac says a nurse will be on-site for the pickups as well. Isaac also says there’s a similar plan in place to assist those who are living in extended-stay hotels.“We cannot just sit on our hands while this is going on,” Isaac said.Isaac was honored by the Magic last year for his commitment to community involvement. The Magic have pledged $2 million to help arena workers displaced by the sports and entertainment shutdown, and Magic players Mo Bamba and Nikola Vucevic are among those who have offered financial help to that cause as well.___The $12 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest purse in horse racing, will be postponed until next year. That’s according to an announcement from the Dubai Media Office, a governmental agency. Officials had planned to run the race March 28 without spectators over concerns about the new coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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The Latest: US Tennis warns ‘no Bryan Brothers chest bumps’

first_imgSchools have been shut down since March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prep coaches and athletes held out hope that if schools were opened, they could continue playing. Instead, all competitions, including spring football workouts, were called off.___Canada has rescheduled its Olympic swimming trials for April 7-11, 2021, in Toronto.It will be shortened to five days instead of seven, which was the original plan for this year. Selection and nomination policies for the team chosen from the trials will be developed with the Canadian Olympic Committee.The date change is a result of the Tokyo Games being rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8, 2021, because of the coronavirus. ___The French rugby league has canceled the semifinals of its Top 14 league because of the coronavirus pandemic.The LNR’s executive committee abandoned hosting the semifinals on June 19 and 20 and the final in mid-July in the southern city of Nice but says they could potentially be played before the end of summer if health conditions allow.The LNR says it is waiting to see what rules the government sets out following the end of lockdown before definitively deciding if a resumption is possible.France is under lockdown until May 11. Borrego says unlike when there was a lockout — and players gathered routinely for five-on-five pickup games in gyms — he knows some players who don’t have access to a court to work on basketball-specific drills. The Hornets staff is monitoring players and helping them with their conditioning remotely during the lockdown, but Borrego cautions the league needs to be “very careful” not to rush back too soon because “nobody wants to get hurt or injured in this time.”Borrego says when players return to practice, they’ll be monitored individually by the training staff to determine their physical condition.___The spring prep sports season is officially over in South Carolina.Gov. Henry McMaster and state education superintendent Molly Spearman announced Wednesday that schools across the state would remain closed through the end of the academic year in early June. That means any chance of high school athletes continuing to play spring sports such as baseball, softball and lacrosse ended with the decision. Associated Press The Dutch soccer association has canceled the remainder of the women’s league season and cup tournament following a discussion with the clubs.The KNVB says the consequences of the cancellation will be clarified on Friday when soccer authorities talk with the clubs.PSV Eindhoven currently leads the women’s league.The cancellation follows Tuesday’s announcement by the government that its ban on all large-scale events was being extended until Sept. 1.The KNVB says it also plans to cancel the rest of the men’s season but will discuss the issue with UEFA before making the final decision. ___The Berlin Marathon says the race cannot be held as planned in September because of new restrictions in the city related to the coronavirus pandemic.City authorities have extended a ban on major events with more than 5,000 people until October 24. More than 62,000 people took part in the marathon last year.Organizers say they will take time to “engage with the consequences of the authorities blocking our events, agree on further steps and then inform you.”There was no mention of any plan to restrict the race to elite runners only. That was the solution used by the Tokyo Marathon on March 1. Swimming Canada will hold its open water trials April 17-18, 2021, in the Cayman Islands. Swimming Canada high performance director John Atkinson says that while swimmers are unable to train now, he’s hoping they will resume in this fall.___A 99-year-old World War II veteran who has raised more than 28 million pounds ($34.5 million) for Britain’s health service during the coronavirus pandemic has been invited to perform one of British sport’s quaintest traditions once the crisis is over.Tom Moore will get the chance to ring the famous bell at Lord’s cricket ground, signalling the start of a day’s play, as a reward for his fundraising efforts that have become a national rallying point. The job is typically given to former cricketers or figures in the sport. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The U.S. Tennis Association is warning folks: “No Bryan Brothers chest bumps.” The Latest: US Tennis warns ‘no Bryan Brothers chest bumps’center_img The offer was made to Moore, a cricket fan, by England captain Joe Root – a fellow Yorkshireman.“I’d love you to give us a team talk at some point as well,” Root said in a video conversation with Moore, “and get all the lads in the right frame of mind.”The Twitter account of Lord’s posted a message to Moore, saying he is “an inspiration to us all.”With the aid of a walking frame, Moore walked 100 laps of his garden in eastern England to support workers in Britain’s National Health Service. He wanted to complete the mission before his 100th birthday on April 30, and his family initially set a target of raising 1,000 pounds.___ While those games will continue to be known as “Tokyo 2020,” the World Games decided to go with a more accurate moniker.The organizing committee also unveiled a new website.___The head of the NFL Players Association says the new collective bargaining agreement does not have a similar clause to one that allows the NBA to start cutting players’ pay in mid-May.Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said Wednesday on a call with reporters that the CBA with the NFL does not have a “force majeure” provision, which would prevent someone from fulfilling a contract because of unforeseeable circumstances. The NBA is using that clause to begin taking a 25% chunk out of players’ checks starting May 15 for a league that shut down March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic. All professional tennis has been suspended at least until mid-July. The U.S. Open is still scheduled to begin main-draw play in New York on Aug. 31.___The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama has unveiled an updated logo and title after being delayed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Olympic-style competition for sports and events that are not on the Summer Games program will now be known as The World Games 2022.The event was initially scheduled for July 2021, but it will now be held in July 2022 to accommodate the one-year postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics. That was among the suggestions from the USTA on Wednesday, when it offered return-to-play guidelines to help players and people running tennis facilities know when — and how — the sport should resume at the amateur level as coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease.The USTA thinks it will be safe to again play tennis “in some cities and states sooner than in others.”One of the recommendations is to maintain social distancing by staying 6 feet apart from other people — and, therefore, to avoiding playing doubles, because it “could lead to incidental contact and unwanted proximity.”The group that runs the U.S. Open went on to add: “If you do play doubles, avoid all incidental contact, no Bryan Brothers chest bumps and no whispering to each other from a close distance to strategize.”American twins Bob and Mike Bryan have won 16 Grand Slam titles in men’s doubles together and celebrate wins by jumping simultaneously and bumping chests. The NFL began its new business year March 18 and allowed teams to begin virtual offseason programs Monday. The draft begins Thursday night, with the 2020 schedule expected to be released in early May.Smith says it’s clear under the new CBA what happens if NFL games are canceled, and the union will follow that labor deal depending on developments.“We’re bound by a contract that we call the collective bargaining agreement,” Smith said. “And certainly it has provisions in it that are different than other sports.”___Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego says he thinks some players could need “multiple weeks” to get back into true basketball shape if the NBA decides to return to action this season. The league hasn’t played games in nearly six weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. April 22, 2020 The Berlin Marathon is typically one of the fastest in the world. The current men’s world record was set in Berlin by Eliud Kipchoge in 2018.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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No cricket in India in the near future: Sourav Ganguly

first_imgSOURAV Ganguly, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has ruled out any chance of cricket taking place in the near future due to the massive coronavirus pandemic. India is currently under a complete lockdown until May 3, which was earlier extended from April 14.Amidst the grave global situation, Germany is mulling the start of Bundesliga, their football league, sometime from May. Even as it’s set to resume sporting action globally, Ganguly, who is also a former Indian cricketer, stated that the scenario in India and Germany are different.“The social reality of Germany and India are different, there will be no cricket in India in the near future. There are too many ifs and buts involved. More importantly, I don’t believe in sport when there is a risk to human life,” Ganguly was quoted as saying in The Times of India (TOI).Harbhajan Singh, who flourished under Ganguly in Team India, also reverberated his former skipper’s words. The veteran Punjab off- spinner was of the opinion that top-flight cricket shouldn’t resume till the time a vaccine comes out.“When IPL teams travel, there’s a huge crowd at the airports, hotels, outside the stadium. How are you going to stop them if you are looking to maintain social distancing? There should be no top-flight cricket till there is a vaccine for Covid-19,” Harbhajan said.The COVID-19 has put to doubts the future of a number of tournaments globally. Recently, Sunil Gavaskar, the legendary batsman, said that India and Australia could swap hosting rights for the 2020 and 2021 edition of the T20 World Cups.Earlier this week, the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) was also postponed indefinitely after the lockdown was extended. Talks of conducting the tournament behind closed doors and without foreign cricketers have also been doing the rounds.However, as per Gavaskar, holding high-profile events like the IPL and the T20 World Cup in empty stands won’t be a walk in the park. “Did you see the crowds during our practice sessions at Chepauk when we said we can’t allow people inside the ground. Lives are at stake, you can’t control Indian crowds that easily. Yes, there will be financial losses, but we have to live with it,” he mentioned. (CricTracker)last_img read more

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Liverpool girls golfers handle C-NS, West Genesee

first_img Tags: BaldwinsvilleC-NSGirls golfliverpool After waiting out two days of rain that caused postponements, girls golfers from Liverpool, Cicero-North Syracuse and Baldwinsville all got in their last regular-season matches in advance of Tuesday’s Section III championships at Kanon Valley.Liverpool’s duo of Natalya and Mia Avotins are individual favorites in the sectional tournament, and the sisters led the way again for the Warriors in last Wednesday’s 183-231 victory over West Genesee at Westvale.Over nine holes, Natalya Avotins shot a 40, with Mia Avotins adding a 41. They were both ahead of the Wildcats’ Mikaela Riley, whose 45 tied that of Liverpool’s Hanna Dombroski. Then, when C-NS Blue took its turn against F-M on Thursday, it scored well, yet still took a 166-190 defeat. Ainsworth and Krohl both shot 44, with Ricciardi and McKeznzie Lalone each posting 51. Justine Burness had a 39 for the Hornets ahead of the 40s from Wallace and Fowler.Meanwhile, Liverpool tore up C-NS Green 167-253 as Mia Avotins had a 34 at Liverpool Country Club and Natalya Avotins added a 37. Dombroski managed a 47 and Lindsey Toper a 49 as Josie Gabriell led the Northstars with a 59.Baldwinsville had one more regular-season match, on Friday, and beat West Genesee 210-229 at Timber Banks. Though the Wildcats’ Mikaela Riley led all individuals with a 46, Colleen Vredenburg had a 47 and help from Cara Vredenburg, who posted 52, and Margaret Dec, who had a 50 as no other WG player was lower than 59.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img C-NS Blue and Baldwinsville battled each other last Wednesday at Northern Pines, and the Northstars had full command of it, pulling away to defeat the Bees 182-214.A close race for individual honors went to C-NS Blue’s Amy Krohl, who shot a 43, while Abby Ainsworth had a 44 and Jessica Ricciardi posted a 45. Each of them was ahead of the 48s shot by B’ville’s sister duo of Colleen and Cara Vredenburg.C-NS Green had to run into undefeated Fayetteville-Manlius last Wednesday and lost, 173-262. Mackenzie Wessels and Kayleigh Virginia both shot 64, while the Hornets got a 39 from Bailey Wallace and a 41 from Lucy Fowler.last_img read more

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Second-half run propels Syracuse to 72-48 win at Cincinnati

first_img Published on February 6, 2013 at 1:21 am Contact Kevin: kmprisei@syr.edu For the first half of Syracuse’s road matchup with Cincinnati on Tuesday, the score did not reflect the record of each team.The same can’t be said for the second half.The Bearcats hung with the Orange (19-3, 7-2 Big East), falling behind and battling back in the first half. But Syracuse left Cincinnati (8-14, 0-9) with a 72-48 victory, buoyed by a 10-0 run early in the second half that turned a 31-30 nail-biter into a 41-30 SU advantage. The win, Syracuse’s third straight, moves the Orange into a tie for third place in the conference standings. With every victory, Syracuse moves closer to the ultimate goal of ending its five-year NCAA Tournament drought.“We had a big second half, which was big in the game,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We competed at a high level, showed a solid work ethic and really pushed the pace of the game.”SU’s senior class has demonstrated game-changing ability in addition to its leadership throughout the season, a characteristic readily apparent Tuesday. Seniors Elashier Hall, Kayla Alexander and Carmen Tyson-Thomas served as the Orange’s three leading scorers against the Bearcats, with Hall and Alexander leading the way with 23 points each. Tyson-Thomas was next with nine, and no other Orange player had more than five.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt wasn’t just on the scoresheet where the Orange seniors made their presence felt. Alexander and Hall were the team’s two leading rebounders, with Alexander at nine and Hall adding eight. The seniors’ energy throughout the game was pivotal in the winning effort, Hillsman said.“They played really good basketball,” Hillsman said of the seniors. “When you have that kind of effort from the leaders, it really gives us a chance.”Hall’s 23-point effort moves her into the 1,000-point club after starting the game with 997. Hall joins Alexander and Tyson-Thomas as active 1,000-point career scorers. Alexander became SU’s all-time leading scorer in a loss to Villanova on Jan. 26.“It’s unbelievable,” Hillsman said. “It’s a testament to her (Hall’s) work ethic.”After holding a 31-27 halftime advantage, SU’s lead shrunk to a point when Cincinnati’s Alyesha Lovett nailed a 3-point shot just 25 seconds into the second half. The Orange embarked on its key 10-0 run on the next possession, when Hall missed a 3 but grabbed her own rebound and made a layup.The run concluded with an Alexander jumper with 16:08 remaining, as Syracuse held the Bearcats without a bucket for nearly five minutes. The Bearcats’ Kayla Cook made a 3 with 14:26 left to make the score 41-35, but SU responded by scoring the next six points and led by double digits the rest of the way.Despite Cincinnati’s struggles throughout the season and a 0-9 conference record, Hillsman was impressed by the way the Bearcats competed throughout the game. The Bearcats have lost four of their nine conference games by eight points or less, and possess more talent than their record may indicate, Hillsman said.“You look at their record and you would think they’re bad, but they’re not really that bad,” Hillsman said. “They’ve got good players. In the first half, they played well and we played well. We just wore them down.”For the game, the Orange shot 49 percent (25-for-51) from the field while holding Cincinnati to a 31.5 percent clip. Alexander went 8-for-12 with her usual selection of mostly inside attempts while hitting 7-of-12 at the line. Hall went 7-for-13 overall (2-of-3 from beyond the arc) and made 7-of-8 free throws.“We took very good shots,” Hillsman said. “That was a key in the game, taking good shots. When you give yourself a chance by taking good shots and making the shots, you’ve got to give yourself credit. Give our kids a lot of credit tonight.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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County Under 21 A Hurling Final.

first_imgLoughmore Castleiney and Kildangan meet in this weekends decider.While Loughmore have had a number of competitive outings in recent weeks Kildangan have had a six week wait.Their manager Liam Kelly says not knowing their county final opponents over the last six weeks meant they had to focus on themselves. He’s says they only had a couple of challenge matches and training in their six week wait for the county final decider which is in contrast to Loughmore’s path to the final.However Kelly says the fact that they are well rested might work to their advantage.last_img read more