Malachi Richardson continues hot streak in win over Notre Dame

first_imgMalachi Richardson was still thinking about the emotions of the play before when his 3-pointer from straight-on extended a far-from-tenuous Syracuse lead to 24 with 8:22 to play.He was thinking about getting his arms tangled with Notre Dame’s Matt Ryan. He thought about Ryan pushing him and he thought about the double-technical foul that was assessed after bumping Ryan with his body before the two were separated.Richardson pulled up just 11 seconds later, on the next time down the court, and swished the 3 to the roar of a crowd that wanted revenge as much as he did.“I knew it was going in before I shot it,” Richardson said.Richardson scored 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting to follow up his 23-point night at No. 13 Virginia just four days earlier. His emotional moment was the highlight of Syracuse’s otherwise drama-less, 81-66 win over No. 25 Notre Dame on Thursday in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“That was a frustration shot,” Michael Gbinije said. “He was looking to get back at them. That’s the only way he could have done that. It helped us out.Richardson wasn’t as much of an offensive factor for the Orange as it jumped out to an 17-point lead thanks to a 23-1 run, but his offense continued as it has throughout conference play. He hit a 3 in the first half to make it 31-14. He connected on a four-point play to end any idea of a Notre Dame rally after the Irish cut the lead to 12 in the second half.With two minutes left, he went one-on-one to the basket, and finished at the rim with ease, long after the Fighting Irish had any fight in them.But his best part of the night was the way he responded to the worst part. Teammates told him that the best way to get back at Ryan was to knock down a shot, dunk on him, do whatever it takes to get yourself going.And it didn’t take long for him to answer that call.“I was already a little frustrated at the choppiness that the kid did,” Richardson said. “It happens, and I moved on from it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 28, 2016 at 10:21 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3center_img Related Stories Syracuse smashes No. 25 Notre Dame in 81-66 upsetFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 81-66 win over No. 25 Notre DameGrade Syracuse’s performance against Notre Dame and vote for the player of the gameSyracuse community reacts to upset win over No. 25 Notre Damelast_img read more

Northeast Michigan residents perform in Mock Rock concert to raise money for the class of 2024

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisNumerous winners were crowned this weekend after performing in Hillman’s annual Mock Rock talent concert.Contestants performed a number of electrifying acts, including popular songs like Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” and Megan Trainor’s “Dear Future Husband.* Event organizer Roxanne LaFleche says community members always look forward to the event, and it continues to grow every year.“I think it was eight years ago, somebody had the idea, one of the class advisors, how can we make the most money and have the best community time so we can bring everyone together and just have a good time. And it just snowballed from there. It gets bigger and better every year.”LaFleche says the event couldn’t have been successful without the sponsors and hard work of the performers. Money raised from the event will go to the class of 2024’s senior trip, graduation, caps and gowns, and more.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: beat it, Hillman, megan trainor, Michael Jackson, Mock RockContinue ReadingPrevious Blue Line Club to host “Puck O’ The Irish” fundraiser and alumni gameNext Pickup truck crashes into snowplow on I-75 in Cheboygan Countylast_img read more

England senior ladies are European champions

first_img The England senior ladies’ team beat France today to be crowned champions of Europe for the first time.They triumphed by winning 3½-1½ in the final of the European senior ladies’ team championship at Gut Altentann Golf Club in Austria.“The team stuck to their game plans and played their hearts out to win the gold medal,” said team captain Pat Wrightson.Fittingly, Chris Quinn (image © Leaderboard Photography) helped to deliver the winning point, securing it with a tremendous fightback in the foursomes in partnership with Lulu Housman.England has been represented in this championship in eight of the nine years it has taken place – and Chris has played in every team. During that time she’s amassed three silver medals and two bronzes, but the gold has eluded her until now.However, at one stage, a foursomes win looked extremely unlikely. The pair were five down after nine holes – but in an amazing turnaround they won the next seven holes, before clinching their win with a par on the 17th.Earlier, English senior stroke play champion Cath Rawthore and Somerset’s Amanda Mayne had both scored big singles win to take England to the brink of victory. Cath won 5/4, holing a number of key putts, while Amanda was solid throughout her match and won 6/4.Debbie Richards also played solid golf but met a French player on the top of her game and lost to sub-par golf. The match of Julie Brown, the English senior champion, was deemed halved when the overall outcome was decided. At the time, she was on the 17th tee, one down in a very tight match having lost the 15th to a birdie.Ireland, who were the 2013 champions, beat Sweden in the play-off for third place and won the bronze medal.England resultsFoursomesChris Quinn (Hockley) and Lulu Housman (Highgate) beat Laurence Rozner and Virgine Burrus 2/1SinglesJulie Brown (Trentham) halved with Nathalie LamboultCath Rawthore (Sale) beat Sophie Pfeiffer 5/4Amanda Mayne (Saltford) beat Christine Muracciole 6/4Debbie Richards (Burhill) lost to Christine Mouhica 5/45th September 2014England ladies to play France in Euro finalEngland will play for the gold medal tomorrow when they meet France in the final of the European senior ladies’ team championship at Gut Altentann Golf Club in Austria.The team beat Sweden 3½-1½ with a fine performance in today’s semi-final, which was delayed for an hour due to heavy mist.Captain Pat Wrightson commented: “England built on their successful qualification in second place and rose to the challenge, beating a determined Swedish team.”The first point was secured by Chris Quinn and Lulu Houseman who produced a great fightback from two down to win the foursomes.English senior champion Julie Brown kept the momentum going when she birdied the last to win the top singles match. Debbie Richards claimed the crucial third point and the team’s place in the final when she defeated her opponent 4/3.Pat added: “The golf was of a high standard and the patience of the England players was rewarded with a place in the final against France tomorrow.”ResultsFoursomesChris Quinn (Hockley) & Lulu Housman (Highgate) beat Anette Djup & Charlotte Rhedin 2/1SinglesJulie Brown (Trentham) beat Helene Maxe 1 upCath Rawthore (Sale) lost to Ylva Skannestigh 2/1Amanda Mayne (Saltford) halved with Christina BirkeDebbie Richards (Burhill) beat Eva Hildebrand 4/34th September 2014England ladies qualify second in Euro championshipEngland delivered in style in the weather-hit European senior ladies’ team championship, responding to repeated delays in play by qualifying second for the medal match play flight.Persistent and torrential rain meant that the start of the championship – scheduled for Tuesday – was delayed by two days at Gut Altentann Golf Club in Austria.And when championship finally got underway today it was in a curtailed event: the course was shortened to par 67 to take the wettest areas out of play; and only the leading four teams qualified in the top match play flight, instead of the usual eight.England, however, rose to the challenge. The team had spent the time using the practise facilities – which remained open – and walking the course. They also passed away a few hours with a visit to Salzburg and a Sound of Music coach tour!When the event began, they were ready to grab their place in the semi-finals, where they will play Sweden. Captain Pat Wrightson remarked: “It was a very challenging round of golf for the players with embedded balls, casual water and much GUR.“The team has shown great strength of character in using their time profitably on the practice range and walking the course and they remained upbeat and focussed for today.”The scoring was led by Somerset’s Amanda Mayne  (Saltford) on 70, followed by English senior champion Julie Brown (Trentham) and Chris Quinn (Hockley) on 71, senior strokeplay champion Cath Rawthore (Sale) on 74 and Lulu Housman (Highgate) on 80. The 82 of Debbie Richards (Burhill) was discarded.France qualified top, followed by England, Sweden and defending champions Ireland. 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