When Tonya Cardoza played basketball in college, she remembers playing against Kay Yow’s team. Cardoza, Temple University women’s basketball coach, will always hold her team’s win on Sunday in a special place in her heart, not because of the result, but her relationship with Yow. The Owls’ (9-15, 5-6 American Athletic Conference) 78-70 home win against Cincinnati (16-9, 8-4 The American) was the 12th annual Play4Kay breast cancer awareness game. The Play4Kay initiative is in honor Yow, the former North Carolina State University coach, and her lifetime goal of fighting women’s cancers. Yow started the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in 2007, two years before she died of breast cancer. It was her third recurrence in a five-year span. “I knew her dearly,” Cardoza said. “It is something we all take to heart because just about everyone knows someone who has been affected.” Cardoza and Yow were personal friends. She and the … [Read more...] about Temple women’s basketball fundraises at Play4Kay game
“You’re seeing, probably, the biggest spread of talent in the NBA in a long time. You could pick a different player almost every week, it seems like,” three-point shooting champion Joe Harris said. “You’re seeing Harden, with the [30-point] streak that he’s on. No one has done it since Wilt Chamberlain, which is incredible. People don’t talk about PG a lot for the MVP race, but the season he’s having, he’s doing it on both ends. There’s Giannis. You could go down the list. … … [Read more...] about LeBron James: Is the Lakers star still the NBA’s greatest?
If it weren’t for Giannis Antetokounmpo’s high-flying alley-oop on a bounce-pass from Stephen Curry in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, N.C., Paul George’s reverse-360 Statue of Liberty dunk probably would have been the clip circulating social media for the next 24 hours. “Honestly, that's the only way I can spin,” the Thunder forward said. “I cannot 360 the other way. By default, I got a little V.C. (Vince Carter) in me.” Halfway through the second quarter, George caught an outlet pass from Antetokounmpo. With nothing but space between him and the rim, George took one dribble and launched himself in the air, pirouetting with his right arm extended above him before stuffing the ball in the basket. Just 30 seconds later, Curry bounced a pass all the way over Kevin Durant, and Antetokounmpo brought it down to earth. The first half of the All-Star Game was like a post-cursor to Saturday night’s dunk contest, which rookie Hamidou … [Read more...] about Thunder journal: Paul George’s All-Star performance includes reverse 360
Graduate student guard Alliya Butts sunk a 3-pointer with eight minutes, 45 seconds left in the midst of a 12-0 Temple run to secure a victory. Temple University women’s basketball (9-15, 5-6 The American) made 44.4 percent of its shots in the fourth quarter to earn a 78-70 win against Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon at McGonigle Hall. The Owls’ game-clinching run started after Cincinnati (16-9, 8-4 American Athletic Conference) junior guard Antoinette Miller made a 3-pointer to tie the game at 57 at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Temple settled for better shots in the fourth quarter, coach Tonya Cardoza said. “Earlier on in the third quarter, we were just jacking up shots,” Cardoza said. “We settled down and got the shots that we wanted. We attacked a little more and got to the free throw line. We finally started attacking and trying to get easier buckets.” Butts led all scorers with 23 points and four assists. Sophomore forward Mia Davis … [Read more...] about Temple women’s basketball uses second-half run to beat Cincinnati
Jeff Johnson The Gazette Blake Pietila shines in net as C.R. RoughRiders knock off Waterloo, 2-1 C.R. Prairie brushes past Iowa City West to claim 1st MVC hoops title since 2001 North Linn, Dyersville Beckman win to set up delicious 2A district basketball final Patrick McCaffery sets Iowa City West's career scoring record in win over Dubuque Wahlert Iowa high school boys' basketball rankings: Lots of turmoil in Class 1A All articles by Jeff CEDAR RAPIDS — And your winners are ... We won’t know state boys’ basketball champions for Class 4A and 3A for a little bit, yet, but Bettendorf and Sergeant Bluff-Luton did finish atop their respective classes in the final Gazette boys’ basketball rankings of the season. Bettendorf (20-1) cemented the top spot in 4A after a 43-41 win over second-ranked North Scott (20-1). The teams’ losses have … [Read more...] about Bettendorf, Sergeant Bluff-Luton end regular season top-ranked in Class 4A, 3A