Women’s Basketball Cruises Past Evansville, 89-53, To Advance To MVC Semifinals

first_imgStory Links Preview Next Game: Box Score (HMTL) Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Valley On ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster center_img MOLINE, ILL. – The Drake University women’s basketball team never trailed in an 89-53 rout of Evansville on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at iWireless Center. Every Drake (22-8) player scored in the game, led by freshman Sara Rhine’s (Eldon, Mo.) game-high 17 points, as Rhine just missed her fifth career double-double with nine rebounds while sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) added 16 points. Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) scored 14 points, for her 75th-consecutive game of reaching double digits. Junior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) added 11 points and a game-high seven assists. Evansville (3-28) finished just 18-of-63 (28.6 percent) from the floor and made just seven three-pointers. Drake limited the Purple Aces’ leading scorer, junior Sara Dickey, to just four points as Dickey was 1-of-14 from the floor and 0-of-10 from behind the three-point line. Drake avenged its loss to Evansville in last season’s quarterfinals. Drake raced out to a big lead in the first quarter with a 15-0 scoring run that includedmaking four three-pointers. Senior Emma Donahue (Naperville, Ill.) had the game’s first points just 35 seconds in with a three-pointer and five other Bulldogs made one three-pointer in the first quarter. Drake connected on eight of its first 10 three-pointers, never being threatened again by Evansville, as the Bulldogs would lead by as many 42 points late in the third quarter. Rhine was the only Bulldog to not make a three-pointer on Thursday as the team hit 12. The Bulldogs tied for the fourth most three-pointers in a single MVC Tournament game. Donahue ended the game with nine points, six rebounds and two assists. As a team, the Bulldogs made 37 field goals and 25 assists.  Wendell added three assists, two steals and one block in just 22 minutes. Drake advances to Saturday’s semifinals, where it will play the winner of No. 3 Missouri State and No. 6 Indiana State. Those two teams play the final game on Friday night. Saturday’s game will start at 4:05 p.m. The Bulldogs are making their first trip to the semi’s since 2014.Print Friendly Version Photo Gallery Box Score (PDF) vs. Missouri State 3/12/2016 – 4:00 PMlast_img read more

TRAGIC DAD SAYS HE HOPES NO FAMILY GOES THROUGH THE PAIN THEY ARE FEELING

first_imgThe father of a young man who died when the car he was working on collapsed on top of him has said he never wants any family to go through the same pain.Father-of-three John Campbell Jnr, 28, died on Tuesday evening last at his home in Kilcar.Gardai and the emergency services rushed to John Jnr’s home at Castlecarn but, despite attempts to save him, he passed away at the scene. Last night his dad, John Snr, said he and his family just wanted to express their thanks to so many people.“Just want to say thanks to so many people for their support and being there for the Campbell Family in the last few day.“You will never know how much your support has helped us at this time.“It has been a time I would never want anyone to go through. I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart,” he said. Hundreds of people attended John Jnr’s wake including many sports people who called to see John Snr – a former chairman of Finn Harps.John is survived by wife Noelle, son Evan, daughters Mia and Ava, parents John and Helena, brother Gavin and sister Claire. TRAGIC DAD SAYS HE HOPES NO FAMILY GOES THROUGH THE PAIN THEY ARE FEELING was last modified: February 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfinn harpsJohn CampbellJohn Jnrkilcartragic deathlast_img read more