Women’s basketball swept in Oregon

first_imgThe Women of Troy suffered a sweep in Oregon over the weekend, falling to Oregon State Friday and Oregon Sunday.On Sunday, the Trojans (18-10, 6-10)  threatened with a run in the fourth quarter, but the Ducks survived in the end for a 69-60 win. USC cut a 15-point deficit down to just two with under two minutes to play, but Oregon (20-7, 9-7)  finished the game on a 9-2 run as the Trojans ran out of gas.Sophomore forward Kirsten Simon led the way for USC with 19 points, while junior guard Courtney Jaco chipped in 11.Up by six at halftime, Oregon pulled away in the third quarter, opening up a double-digit advantage as USC was held in check on offense, being outscored by the Ducks 43-21 over the second and third frames. The Trojans trailed 52-37 heading into the fourth.The Trojans opened the game strong, leading 16-9 after the first quarter, going on a 7-2 run that was capped off by a bank shot from senior forward Fagenble off a pass by freshman guard Khaedin Taito.But USC was outscored 23-10 in the second quarter, with a 9-2 run quickly evening the score at 18-18 after a 3-pointer by senior guard Lexi Peterson. The Ducks took the lead shortly thereafter. Freshman Maite Cazorla, who led all scorers at halftime with 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting, put Oregon ahead 32-26 at halftime after making a layup with just over a minute left in the half.The Women of Troy entered the game having lost three of their last four games, including a 76-52 defeat at Oregon State Friday night.In a fourth quarter that was not competitive, the Women of Troy were unable to cut into the lead with the Beavers continuing their hot shooting into the fourth quarter. The Beavers extended the lead to a game-high 27 on a 3-pointer by Taylor Kalmer with two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.The Trojans struggled offensively to start the game but they were able to keep things close with their aggressive defense and relentless hustle. After trailing throughout the first quarter, the Women of Troy were able to tie the game with two minutes remaining in the quarter on a tough layup by sophomore guard Sadie Edwards. It was an ugly first quarter with both teams shooting below 30 percent and finishing with a meager nine points.The action picked up in the second quarter with both teams shooting the ball much better. USC took its first and only lead of the game on its first possession of the second quarter on a put-back by Fagbenle. But the Beavers quickly responded with an 8-0 run, including back-to-back 3-pointers by senior Deven Hunger and freshman Taylor Kalmer to take a 17-13 lead. The Women of Troy were unable to muster up a run of their own and finished the half trailing 29-23.It was a tough game for the Women of Troy as they suffered their largest loss of the season. The team not only had trouble on offense but they also struggled on the defensive end as Oregon State’s ball movement left USC scrambling.“We’ve got to get back to our basics of playing defense and running,” head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke said. “We’ve got to be able to execute our game-plan for 40 minutes.”The Trojans return home to take on Arizona State on Friday at the Galen Center.last_img read more

Irish Water makes strong appeal to Donegal customers to conserve water

first_imgPeople in Donegal are being asked to take four-minute showers, turn off taps and check for leaks as Irish Water deals with a crisis caused by high demand. As the warm weather continues, the demand on water supplies is outstripping the supply in several areas around the country with increased demand at 10% above normal or more.Demand for water right across Co Donegal continues to increase and as a result Irish Water is urging the public to conserve water while the prolonged dry spell that has been predicted by Met Éireann, continues. Irish Water and Donegal County Council are monitoring all supplies across the county on a daily basis and the three most at-risk schemes that have been identified are the Lough Mourne and Inishowen public water supplies. Customers on these supplies are urged to conserve water wherever possible.Irish Water’s conservation tips:Leak free: Check that your home is leak free. Check for running overflows and fix any dripping taps, cisterns or pipesDon’t let the tap run: Brushing your teeth with the tap running can use up to a staggering 6 litres per minute. Brushing your teeth with the tap off will use a more modest 1 litre of water Shower vs. Bath:The average bath uses 80 litres of water compared to an average shower using 49 litres in seven minutes. Switch your bath to a shower for a massive water savingLess time: With the average shower using 7 litres of water per minute by turning your five minute shower into four minutes, you could save up to 7 litres of water per day!Fully loaded: Always ensure your dishwasher and washing machines are fully loaded. A modern washing machine uses approximately 65 litres of water per cycle while a dishwasher uses 20 litres. By ensuring they are fully loaded, not only will you conserve water but you will also reduce your energy billsDon’t flush it all away:A third of all water used in the home is flushed down the toilet. Some larger cisterns can continue to work effectively with a smaller flush. Place a displacement device into the cistern (out of the way of moving parts) to save waterIrish Water is drafting Drought Orders to ensure that non-essential water uses are stopped while the crisis lasts. “We continue to ask the public to notify us of leaks which we always follow up. Public side leaks are dealt with in the first instance by the local authority teams. We have contractors available to assist with private side leaks under the ‘First Fix’ scheme. Where we cannot access private property to repair obvious leaks, we are committed to serving enforcement notices under the legislation to enable us to have these effectively addressed,” a spokesperson said.Irish Water’s primary concern is for longer term supplies in late summer and autumn. Commenting on the ongoing situation, Irish Water’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Kate Gannon said:“We are very grateful to the public and to businesses for all efforts to conserve water. We are very encouraged by the leadership shown by our large commercial users in their work to conserve water. Bus Éireann and Irish Rail have all committed to reducing the number of times they wash their fleets.“We have a long way to go. If the drought is prolonged, water restrictions will become unavoidable if demand does not drop towards normal levels. Every effort someone makes in their home or business impacts their neighbour and community. Irish Water has lots of tips for conserving water in the home, garden and business on water.ie. “Irish Water is working to support customers to conserve water in the first instance and we will take necessary legal measures available to us to ensure that we minimise risk of supply loss to businesses and communities.”Irish Water makes strong appeal to Donegal customers to conserve water was last modified: June 29th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more