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Tweet Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Chinese Railway 17th Bureau Group donates $5000.00 to DABA by: – July 5, 2011 50 Views no discussions Share Share Mr. Jing Hao presenting to Mr. Dave Baron at this morning’s presentation.The Chinese Railway 17th Bureau Group Corporation through its Project Manager at a press conference this morning, has donated EC $5000.00 to the Dominica Amateur Basketball Association.The Project Manager Mr. Jing Hao through his translator Ms. Rhonda Linton said, although he was not familiar with the game until he arrived here in Dominica and saw several young people engaged in the activity, he has realized that basketball is very important to the Dominican people and grew to like the sport.He also indicated how difficult it is to raise funds and they are pleased to make this donation to the association, hoping that it will assist them in working towards being the number one team in the Caribbean and by extension the World.Mr. Hao also hopes that the general public will not only view the company as a construction one but to also view them as a company who is interested in sports and assisting the young people.Members of the head table at this morning’s presentation; Ms. Rhonda Linton, Mr. Jing Hao, Mr. Mickey Joseph and Mr. Dave BaronMeantime President of the DABA Dave Baron expressed gratitude to the Company for their generous donation which is very timely as they are now preparing to host the Windward Island Basketball Championship which will be in September of this year.The money will therefore be utilized for uniforms and equipments for this tournament.Mr. Baron also indicated that although the Company may not be able to provide further moneytary contributions they could also consider assiting the association in repairing some of the hardcourts.He also urged the general public to continue to support the association as they help create avenues for our young people to excel.Dominica Vibes News
Friday night’s matchup wasn’t the prettiest at times for Syracuse. The Orange committed 20 turnovers and managed only 12 offensive rebounds, well below its season average of over 18.But a team can encounter many challenges over winter break, and SU coach Quentin Hillsman will take a win any way he can get it.“This time of year, we’ve got Christmas time and our players are going home for Christmas,” Hillsman said. “Getting ready for the holidays, these are tough, tough games just to play in general.”The Orange has risen to the challenge time and again so far this season, and Friday was no different. SU went into halftime with a 27-22 advantage, and maintained the lead throughout the second half in a 64-51 win over Washington State. The win moves Syracuse to 11-1 on the season, and the Orange have over a week off before returning to action on Dec. 30 against Boise State.Senior center Kayla Alexander has been SU’s go-to player this season, to nobody’s surprise, and the trend continued on Friday. Alexander scored six of SU’s first ten points and led the Orange with 18 points on 8-for-15 shooting, while adding seven rebounds.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Tonight was a very good game for her,” Hillsman said. “She played against a 6’5’’ player that could defend her, was very physical with her, and she did an excellent job. 18 and seven, I would take that from her every night.”Through 12 games, Alexander maintains a scoring average of exactly 20 points per game, with Carmen Tyson-Thomas next at 10.6.Despite coming off the bench this season, Tyson-Thomas has demonstrated her importance to the team in a variety of ways, as she continued to show on Friday with 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes. Tyson-Thomas put SU up 13-12 on a three-pointer with 11:15 remaining in the first half, sparking a 14-0 Orange run that held WSU scoreless for over six minutes. Syracuse never trailed again.Aside from Alexander and Tyson-Thomas, Elashier Hall and Brianna Butler turned in double-digit scoring efforts for the Orange on Friday. Ten Orange players saw five or more minutes of action, with seven in double-figure minutes.The team’s depth has been an asset for SU throughout the season, and Hillsman plans to keep it that way, using players’ different skill sets to generate different types of offense.“We’ve got to have players scoring from all areas of the floor,” Hillsman said. “Obviously we have Kayla scoring 18 inside, and we have our guards on the perimeter making plays, that’s important for us. As we go through this Big East schedule, it’s going to continue to be more and more important that we have balance.”The Orange has maintained its balance so far, helping lead to the encouraging start to the season, with its only setback coming against Temple at the back end of a grueling seven-game road trip.Big East play is sure to bring new and unique challenges, but for now, Hillsman and the team have no reason to complain.“I’m just really, really happy for our players to be 11-1 at this point,” Hillsman said. “I’m just really happy with the effort, and happy with all the hard work they ha Comments Published on December 22, 2012 at 12:27 am Facebook Twitter Google+