…Devon Smith completed twin centuries for Volcanoes GROS ISLET, St Lucia, (CMC) – Windward Islands Volcanoes needed just over an hour to beat Jamaica Scorpions by 119 runs and post their first win of the Regional Four-Day Championship here Sunday.Resuming the final day of the seventh round encounter at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground requiring three wickets for victory with the visitors needing an improbable 197 runs, Volcanoes dismissed Scorpions for 279 in their second innings.They were inspired by seamer Kyle Mayers who added two of the three wickets to fall to his tally, to end with five for 92 while speedster Delorn Johnson picked up two for 71.Volcanoes were held up by Fabien Allen who hit 42 and Odean Smith, 41, as the pair put on 54 for the ninth wicket but once the pair were separated, the last two wickets fell in successive overs with the total on 279.On 201 for seven at the start of the evening, Allen and Damion Jacobs (7) added 33 for the eighth wicket before Mayers struck the first blow of the day by removing Jacobs.Allen then hit three fours in a 64-ball innings while Smith blasted seven fours and a six in a 30-ball cameo, to frustrate Volcanoes.However, Mayers trapped Smith lbw and pacer Sherman Lewis bowled Allen in the next over to quickly wrap up the innings.Meanehile, veteran left-hander Smith had earlier completed his fifth century of the season and second of the match, to extend his phehomenonal run of heavy scoring.The 36-year-old, beginning Saturday’s penultimate day on 75, stroked 154 as Volcanoes converted their overnight 142 for three into 283.Following up on his first innings 107 not out, Smith faced 280 balls and struck 13 fours, becoming the first batsman to score hundreds in each innings of a Windies first-class match twice in the modern era.Further, he has now amassed 873 runs, eaving him 195 short of the record aggregate in a single season set by former Windies left-hander Narsingh Deonarine, eight years ago.VOLCANOES 1st Innings 226-9 decl.Scorpions 1st Innings 112-9 decl.Volcanoes 2nd Innings 283Scorpions 2nd Innings (target: 398 runs)(overnight 201 for seven)J Campbell c wkp DD Smith b Johnson 14T Griffith run out 25O Williams lbw b Johnson 0B King b Mayers 88*P Palmer c DS Smith b Mayers 46F Allen b Lewis 42+A Thomas b Theophile 1D Green lbw b Mayers 2D Jacobs c Theophile b Mayers 7O Smith lbw b Mayers 41C Lamont not out 0Extras (b2, lb8, nb3) 13TOTAL (all out, 64.2 overs) 279Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-29, 3-65, 4-180, 5-187, 6-188, 7-191, 8-225, 9-279, 10-279.Bowling: Lewis 12.2-0-68-1, Johnson 14-1-71-2, Dember 4-0-14-0, Mayers 23-1-92-5, Theophile 11-2-24-1.
Much of Chittenango’s attack centered around Ty Kelly, who hit five 3-pointers on his way to 24 points overall. Yet Kelly had no teammate close to his total as Ben Bishop had nine points, with Brian Schermerhorn adding six points.The Cazenovia-Westhill game was made up last Monday night at Buckley Gym, and though the Lakers led for long stretches, it could not hold on late and took a 52-48 defeat to the Warriors.Only 1-3 entering the game, Westhill ignored Cazenovia’s no. 18 state Class B ranking and pulled through, overcoming Romagnoli’s 16 points and five rebounds as Moesch added 10 points.After facing Hannibal this Sunday at SRC Arena, the Lakers are back home on Jan. 3, opening its 2020 slate when it welcomes South Jefferson.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: boys basketballCazenoviaChittenango For a few days, the Cazenovia boys basketball team had to stew on its first defeat of the season to Bishop Grimes on Dec. 16, a wait made longer by winter weather.What was supposed to be the Lakers’ battle with Westhill two nights after the Grimes game got pushed back nearly a week, and would follow the game that Cazenovia would play against its neighbors from Chittenango.For long stretches early in each half, the Bears would find itself able to produce baskets, but ultimately it could not stop the hot-shooting duo of Ryan Romagnoli and Alex Moesch, who carried Cazenovia to a 69-47 victory. Chittenango got off to a strong start, trading runs with the Lakers and even inching to a 19-18 lead. Yet it tailed off in the second quarter and Cazenovia was able to establish a 35-26 halftime margin.It wasn’t until the final period that the Lakers could feel safe, only because Romagnoli kept converting from outside. All of Romagnoli’s 27 points sprung from hitting nine 3-pointers.And the Bears couldn’t concentrate on Romagnoli since Moesch hit four times from beyond the arc to account for half of his 24 points, and A.J. Rothfeld helped, too, earning 13 points. read more
President of the African Tour, Emeka Okatta announced that the new prize money represents a 33 percent increment on the $375, 000 prize money staked in 10 tournaments on the West Africa Tour last year.On the whole, 16 tournaments are on the card for this year and will feature 40 professional golfers drawn from Nigeria and several African countries.The season’s culminating event- the Tour Championship- will hold at IBB International Golf and Country, Abuja from December 18- 21, with $100,000 as the prize money.The overall leader of the Order of Merit for 2019 will also cash $10,000 in prize money.The FCT Classic to be played from February 20- 23 at IBB Golf Club, Abuja will be the inaugural tournament of the African Tour. It will be preceded by the Qualifying School billed for February 19. The school will throw up 15 qualifiers, to join the 25 players exempted from the 2018 season.All the top 40 players will now compete on the schedule across the country in addition to the African Championship to be played in a yet to be named venue outside Nigeria.The full schedule is: Q-School, Abuja, February 19; FCT Classic, Abuja, February 20-23; The Memorare, Arsenal Golf Club, Owerri, March 20-23; Eko Challenge Cup, Lakowe Lakes, April 9-12; Port Harcourt Classic, Port Harcourt Club 1928, May 15-18; South East Shootout, Owerri, June 12-15; B&E Matchplay, Abuja, June 26-29; South West Challenge, Abeokuta, June 24-27; Sagamu Classic, Sagamu Golf Club, July 31- August 3; Ist October Championship, Port Harcourt, September 28- October 1; The Masters, Phyton Intl Club, October 2-5; NDDC Pro-Am, Ibom Hotel, Uyo, November 14-17; African Golf Championship (TBD) November 28- December 1; Q-School, Abuja, December 17; and the Tour Championship, December 18-21.“We are introducing some new tournaments in 2019. The South West shootout, I know will be interesting. It will be a pairing of two players, playing alternate shot and the best ball winning on each hole. The players will not choose their partners.We will have 40 players and the top 20 on the ranking order will dip into a pot and any name you pick is your partner,” Okatta said.I you allow chose everybody wanto play with the best players- it all by lot.You dip your hand you pick, whatever name you hve will be your patner at he shoot. You hit the first ball and he hits the second . The African Tour Chmpoinship will be our biggest event in 2019 were gong to invite few players from all African countrues -. We re liky to parner with NGF to do the event because it will involve the amatuers. The amatures will bw representing the clubs not yourself bcse whatever prise you win goes to the club. Bayela wanto to thsat evrt but we re not 100 pcet sure the course will be ready bIt has been a wonderful ride in 18 and I hope 19 will be much better.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterest2EmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe total prize money of $475, 000 will be competed on the expanded African Tour billed to commence in February.The African Tour is the upgraded version of the West Africa Golf Tour that started in December 2016. read more
Sporting News’ Playoff picks are a reflection of the top-heavy state of college football: Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Ohio State have combined for 17 of 24 total appearances. Which other schools could break that monopoly up?COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2020:Preseason top 25 rankings, bowl projections, All-Americans and moreSN has projections for all 44 bowl games here, and they will be updated throughout the season as dates for bowls outside the New Year’s Day 6 are revealed:College football bowl predictions 2020BOWLTEAMSFBC Mortgage Cure BowlMiami (Ohio) vs. Arkansas StateTony the Tiger Sun BowlWashington vs. Wake ForestVrbo Citrus BowlWisconsin vs FloridaOutback BowlMichigan vs. AuburnAcademy Sports + Outdoors Texas BowlBaylor vs. Mississippi StateAutoZone Liberty BowlIowa State vs. KentuckyBad Boy Mowers Gasparilla BowlVirginia vs. South CarolinaBahamas BowlCentral Michigan vs. Southern MissDuke’s Mayo BowlMichigan State vs. N.C. StateMobile Alabama BowlKent State vs. LouisianaCamping World BowlTCU vs. Florida StateCheez-It BowlKansas State vs. IndianaCheribundi Boca Raton BowlTemple vs. FAUFamous Idaho Potato BowlBuffalo vs. Air ForceFenway BowlCincinnati vs. PittLA BowlSan Diego State vs. StanfordLendingTree BowlOhio vs. Georgia SouthernLockeheed Martin Armed Forces BowlWestern Kentucky vs. SMUMilitary BowlNavy vs. Marshall*Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas BowlUtah vs. Ole MissMyrtle Beach BowlUCF vs. TroyNOVA Home Loans Arizona BowlToledo vs. Utah StateNew Era Pinstripe BowlIowa vs. Virginia TechNew Mexico BowlHouston vs. Fresno StateQuick Lane BowlWestern Michigan vs. NebraskaR+L Carriers New Orleans BowlAppalachian State vs. Louisiana TechRadiance Technologies Independence BowlArmy vs. CalSDCCU Holiday BowlArizona State vs. Miami, Fla.SERVPRO First Responder BowlWyoming vs. West VirginiaSoFi Hawaii BowlHawaii vs. UABTaxSlayer Gator BowlLouisville vs. TennesseeTicket Smarter Birmingham BowlMemphis vs. Georgia Tech*TransPerfect Music City BowlMinnesota vs. Texas A&MTropical Smoothie Café Frisco BowlBYU* vs. FIUValero Alamo BowlOklahoma State vs. USCCollege Football New Year’s Day Six predictionsDATEBOWLTEAMSDec. 30Goodyear Cotton BowlTexas vs. Boise StateJan. 1Chick-Fil-A Peach BowlGeorgia vs. North CarolinaJan. 2PlayStation Fiesta BowlLSU vs. OregonJan. 2Capital One Orange BowlNotre Dame vs. Penn StateJan. 1Rose Bowl Game (semifinal)Ohio State vs. OklahomaJan. 1Allstate Sugar Bowl (semifinal)Clemson vs. AlabamaCollege Football Playoff championship predictionJan. 11CFP championship gameClemson vs. Ohio State The 2020 college postseason schedule features 43 bowl games between FBS teams.Is that too many bowl games? Given the outbreak of COVID-19 could threaten the season, we’re going to say absolutely not. The bowl season concludes with the College Football Playoff championship game on Jan. 11 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. This year’s semifinals are on Jan. 1 at the Rose Bowl Game and Sugar Bowl. read more