Lamar’s Garth Garners Southland Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgHonorable Mention: Jordan Capps, Southeastern Louisiana; Jordan Howard, Central Arkansas; Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin. Garth opened the week shooting 9-of-13 from the field against UIW, including a 4-for-5 performance from behind the arc. His 25 points tied a career high that he would surpass just three days later. In Saturday’s come-from-behind victory against Sam Houston State, the Houston native posted 29 points as the Cardinals rallied from down 18 points to defeat the Bearkats in overtime. The junior guard went 11-of-12 from the free throw line in the game while shooting 41 percent from the floor. Garth also passed the 1,000-point career mark during the UIW game. The Cardinals (12-8, 4-3 SLC) picked up a 90-69 road win at UIW (5-12, 0-7 SLC) on Wednesday before defeating Sam Houston State (11-9, 5-2 SLC) 84-77 in overtime at home. LU hosts conference leader Nicholls (12-8, 6-1 SLC) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT before welcoming McNeese (7-10, 4-3 SLC) on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Nick Garth – Jr. – Guard – Houston, Texas Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. This is Lamar’s second weekly honor this season. Junior center Josh Nzeakor won the award on Jan. 2. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Nick Garth is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by read more


AFC has lost all credibility

first_imgDear Editor,The lies and deception of the Alliance For Change (AFC) continues to wreak havoc in the lives of Guyanese. Every day is markedly accentuated by the nefarious activities of its leaders, executive members and some cardholders.Ever since the AFC was thrown into the deep by the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to justify its 40 per cent share in governance and to resurrect its ‘dead meat’ status, one AFC leader and his cohorts have launched a weekly campaign on a Berbice TV station, peddling a bundle of lies and deceptive statements. It was claimed by Khemraj Ramjattan on the Alliance on the Move programme that People’s Progressive Party (PPP) supporters are intimidating people from putting their names on the AFC’s candidate list. He further said the Guyana Police Force will be called in to deal with these PPP supporters. This is so far from the truth since numerous evidences have surfaced on Nomination Day that the AFC has fraudulently signed the ‘backers form’ in order to validate the nomination of its candidates.Most strikingly this fraud was perpetrated in the Public Security Minister’s village by one of his cohorts who is also the CPG Liaison Officer in the area. I have seen the evidence and have spoken to the person whose name, his wife’s name and daughter’s name appeared on the AFC’s ‘backers form’. He has vehemently denied that they signed the form and has since signed an affidavit to that effect. I have also seen this revealed by an article in Guyana Times where a ‘dead person’ backed the AFC’s nominee in the same area. I am wondering if dead persons will also vote for the now dead AFC. Is it a case of the dead backing the dead? Shouldn’t the Public Security Minister not now call in the GPF to investigate this electoral fraud?The AFC has lost all credibility since it coalesced with APNU and this just seems to suggest that the AFC and the People’s National Congress (PNC) are cut from the same cloth. Since 2011, I have been writing about the corruption and cronyism within the AFC which seems to have gotten progressively worse. It must be recalled that dead persons voted solidly for the PNC during its 28 years of dictatorship. Now certain persons have omnipresence qualities since they are overseas and signed the AFC’s backers form at Number 51 Village at the same time! Or is it that they have invented travelling at the speed of light?In addition, the AFC’s promises continue to pour in like there is no tomorrow. The promises of repairs and construction of streets, the erection of street lights, the granting of lands, employment, gun licences and almost anything under the sun will immediately catapult Aladdin and his wonderful Lamp into the second spot! But with all these promises, the AFC has to resort to fraud and deceit to be able to barely scrape nominations in just four Neighbourhood Democratic Council areas out of 18 in Region Six. Dead meat it is!Yours sincerely,Haseef Yusuflast_img read more