Syracuse point guard Tiana Mangakahia was named ACC Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 18 points, 7.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds during a 3-0 stretch for the Orange.SU spent its Thanksgiving break in Mexico for the Cancun Challenge, a three-day slate of games in which Syracuse extended its winning streak to five. Mangakahia began the Tournament with 18 points against Kansas State in a 70-61 Orange victory before tallying her first double-double of the season the next day against Princeton.The junior had 14 points and 11 assists with no turnovers in just 21 minutes against the Tigers, who were defeated by SU handily, 92-61. Her final performance of the week was perhaps her best, coming against then-No. 16 DePaul on Saturday.After scoring just 11 points in regulation, Mangakahia scored 11 of SU’s 13 points in overtime including the game-winning layup at the buzzer. She grabbed 10 boards against the Blue Demons as well, the first time she’d reached double-figures in rebounding this season.She’ll have another stout test on Thursday when the Orange face off against No. 20 Minnesota and Kenisha Bell, the second-consecutive Nancy Lieberman Award watch list candidate that Mangakahia will face.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 26, 2018 at 4:47 pm Contact Eric: email@example.com | @esblack34
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced they are in talks with Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana over for friendly matches against World Cup-bound Super Falcons.The move according to NFF general secretary Sanusi Mohammed is to help put the African champions in shape for next month’s World Cup in Canada.“We are in talks with Cameroon, Ghana and Cote d’ Ivoire for a possible friendly for the Falcons,” Sanusi said.“You know they were supposed to play Mali at the weekend, but Mali pulled out in the last minute. So we now have to arrange friendlies for the team before they depart for Canada.”Sanusi who confirmed that the Falcons will head out to Canada on May 19, added that, the NFF are also planning friendlies for the team while they are in Canada. “The team departs for Canada on the 19th, God’s willing. While in Canada, we are making arrangements to see that they play friendly matches also,” he said.The Super Falcons are in what has been tagged the ‘Group of Death’ with USA, Sweden and North Korea at the 2015 World Cup.
View comments But the dynamic midfielder later hinted at retirement from the national team after the Azkals bowed out in the most prestigious competition in the continent.“I feel like that was my final game for the Azkals,” Schrock told the Inquirer on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I had it in my mind to retire from (the national team) after this tournament because I’m 32 and I feel the body gets more aged with every major tournament. We have another long season ahead with Ceres-Negros. We will hardly get a break. I have a family as well and I wanted to see them more often than in the past three months.”When Schrock floated in a free kick inside the area late in the second half, he was hoping that a teammate will redirect it on target. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Philippines midfielder Stephan Schrock makes it a memorable night for the Azkals. —AFPDUBAI—If it was his final match wearing the Philippines kit, then Stephan Schrock made sure it was a memorable one—even though it ended in defeat in the AFC Asian Cup here.The 32-year-old Schrock made history by scoring the country’s first ever goal in the competition in the second half of a 3-1 defeat to Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday night at Rashid Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Read Next LATEST STORIES Promising stint ends Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Instead, Kyrgyzstan goalkeeper Kuzman Kadyrbekov, worried that Azkals striker Javier Patino might be able to make contact on the delivery, misjudged the flight of the ball, allowing Schrock’s free kick to bounce inside the six-yard box and into the roof of the net.There was hardly any celebration from the Azkals, who were already trailing, 3-nil, before Schrock’s strike, although the goal was greeted by a loud roar from the Filipino gallery.“Today, I realized more how historic that goal was actually because yesterday I was only thinking about getting two more (goals),” said Schrock, who came out of international retirement a few months ago.“If I could change it, I would rather win and have someone else score for the Philippines.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title