Illinois State Slips Past Men’s Basketball In Overtime, 89-81

first_img Valparaiso 2/24/2018 – 2 p.m. Next Game: Box Score (HTML) NORMAL, Ill. – Back-to-back Illinois State three-pointers and a 9-1 run in overtime pushed the Redbirds past the Drake University men’s basketball team, 89-81, Wednesday evening at Redbird Arena. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Mediacom MC22 | ESPN3 Listen Live Story Links The Redbirds opened the second half shooting 61.5 percent and took a 53-48 lead nine minutes into the period despite 12 early second-half points from Timmer for the Bulldogs. An ISU three-pointer capped a 12-4 run for the Redbirds to give them a 56-50 lead, but five-straight points from Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) started an 8-0 Drake run that allowed the Bulldogs to retake the lead, 58-56, with 7:48 left in the contest. Neither team led by more than two possessions for the remainder of the half to set up the eventual tie in regulation and overtime period. Drake used a 14-0 first-half run keyed by back-to-back fastbreak layups from C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) to take a 10-point, 27-17, with 7:42 left in the opening half. The Bulldogs shot 6-of-9 during that span and kept the Redbirds scoreless for nearly four minutes. Rivers finished the half with a team-high eight points and eight for the game. Drake held a two-point, 69-67, lead with less than two minutes remaining in regulation until Yarborough scored with 19 seconds left after ISU’s Phil Fayne blocked Drake’s attempt to go up four points with 30 seconds left. Fayne who returned to the lineup following an ankle injury scored 16 points with 11 rebounds. “Yarborough is a terrific player and Keyshawn Evans is terrific,” Medved said. “They’re a good team, well coached and getting back to full strength.” However, the Redbirds answered the Bulldogs to close the first half on a 10-2 run with seven points coming from Keyshawn Evans as the Redbirds held the Bulldogs without a point for the final 2:11 of the half to draw within two points, 31-29 at halftime. Full Schedule Roster center_img “He felt he had a rhythm shot and that’s one he can make,” Medved said of the attempt. “He felt good about it and I trust him to take that shot.” Illinois State held the Bulldogs to 36.8 percent shooting to slide past the Bulldogs into third in the MVC standings. “We had our chances and left quite a few plays out there and a lot of guys had some good looks, but it was one of those nights,” said Drake head coach Niko Medved. “It got away from us in overtime, but I’m proud of our guys for digging in and fighting. We just needed a few more stops and they made a few more plays.” The Bulldogs had a final shot to win it, but Timmer’s deep three-pointer with five seconds left was off the mark. Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) scored 26 points for the Bulldogs with six boards while Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) added 16 points and Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) had 13 points and five boards as Drake was even on the boards with the Redbirds. The Bulldogs close the regular season Saturday afternoon at the Knapp Center against Valparaiso. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. with a special pregame Senior Day ceremony honoring the Bulldogs’ five seniors.Print Friendly Version However, Drake’s (16-14, 10-7 MVC) four double-figure scorers couldn’t overcome a pair of 20-point efforts from Illinois State’s (16-13, 10-7 MVC) Keyshawn Evans and Milik Yarborough. Evans finished with 23 points, including a critical three-pointer with 3:19 left in overtime to give the Redbirds some separation while Yarborough had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Box Score (PDF) The Redbirds pulled away in overtime with back-to-back three-pointers from Evans and William Tinsley to give ISU a 77-71 lead with 2:35 remaining. A Fayne jumper stretched the lead out to eight points, but Drake continued to fight with a Woodward three-pointer drawing the Bulldogs within four points, 84-80, with 35 seconds remaining. However, ISU closed the game by making eight of seven free-throw attempts to earn the season split with the Bulldogs. Photos last_img read more

Letterkenny Shopping Centre awarded for making the big switch

first_imgA bright idea has led the Letterkenny Shopping Centre to win a Green Jersey Award from Rayal Energy.The popular shopping centre, which is part of the Harcourt Shopping Centre group, has earned praise for making the switch to LED lighting. The results have been immediate and extremely cost effective.Letterkenny Shopping Centre is committed to being as energy efficient as possible and the conversion to LED has vastly reduced the centre’s energy consumption. Ed McCulloch, the property manager who received the award at the recent FM show in Dublin’s RDS on behalf of Letterkenny SC and the other Harcourt Centres said: “Harcourt Developments are proud to receive the Green Jersey award from Rayal Energy for saving 642,401 kg of CO2 by making the big switch to LED. “All six Shopping Centre’s in the Harcourt Group have now completed LED lighting upgrades which use significantly less energy than fluorescent fixtures, while increasing lumen output to make our Centre’s brighter. On average the upgrades have provided energy savings of approx. 40%, so great for the planet and our tenants,” Mr McCulloch said.Tom Hefferon (CEO) Rayal Energy, Ed McCulloch (Senior Property Management Surveyor) Harcourt Developments, Michelle Shirley (Sales & Operations Director) Rayal Energy.Letterkenny Shopping Centre awarded for making the big switch was last modified: April 5th, 2019 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) Tags:harcourt development groupled lightingLetterkenny Shopping Centre.rayal energylast_img read more

Solar Water Heating

first_imgBrattleboro, Vermont is fortunate to have a long history with solar water heating. When I moved to the area in 1980, the company Solar Applications had been installing solar hot water systems for five years, and a spin-off company, Solar Alternatives, was manufacturing quality flat-plate solar collectors—many of which are still in use in the area. While Solar Alternatives closed down in the 1980s with falling energy prices and the end of solar tax credits, Solar Applications, has continued to install and service solar water heating systems for more than thirty years.Frenchman Alain Ratteau, who founded Solar Applications in 1975, sold his company this year to Andy Cay, and it has been renamed Integrated Solar Applications. When interest in solar waned in the mid-80s, my friend Alain shifted most of his focus to oil or gas space heating (specializing in the more sophisticated systems), but I was always impressed that he maintained the company name Solar Applications and maintained a deep commitment to renewables. Alain works with the new company and is helping to establish it as a premier provider of not just solar water heating systems, but also solar space-heating, solar-electric, micro-hydro, wind, and biomass. Visit the company on Spring Tree Road (past the Marina Restaurant).Most solar water heating systems consist of one or more flat-plate collectors mounted on a roof or separate rack through which potable water or another heat-transfer fluid is pumped. This fluid circulates to a storage tank where the solar-heated fluid passes through a heat exchanger to heat water in the tank. With “closed-loop” systems, the heat-transfer fluid—usually a mix of water and nontoxic propylene glycol antifreeze—remains in the collector all the time. In other systems, referred to as “drainback systems,” plain water is used in the collector, and when the collector gets too cold, the water drains back into a small tank in the house.Other systems operate passively by “thermosiphoning” (the principle that heated water rises naturally). With this approach, more common in warmer climates, potable water in the collector naturally circulates into a storage tank located above the collector.A fairly recent option with some solar water heaters is a solar-electric (photovoltaic) panel to power the circulation pump. In this case, the PV panel serves as both the pump’s energy source and the controller. When the sun is shining and the PV panel is generating electricity, the pump operates and water is heated; when there isn’t enough sunlight to power the circulator pump, the solar water heater shuts down—it’s a simple control system.No matter what type of solar water heating system is used, in our climate it is generally used as a “preheater” for a conventional water heater—which can be either a storage-type water heater or an on-demand (tankless) water heater. The standard water heater, which could be electric or gas-fired, boosts the water temperature as needed.Don’t expect a solar water heater to provide all your hot water. A well-designed and properly sized system in our climate may provide all of the summertime hot water, but it is likely to provide less than half of what you need during the winter months. Some homeowners combine solar water heating with a heat exchanger in a wood stove—so that they’re heating their water primarily with renewable energy sources year-round.To maximize the percent of hot water your family can obtain from the sun, it’s important to conserve hot water use: install low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators; insulate your hot-water pipes; buy a top-efficiency dishwasher and only wash full loads; and consider washing clothes in cold water.Installers of solar hot water systems in the area include Integrated Solar Applications in Brattleboro (257-7493), Gary MacArthur in Marlboro (257-7026), John Kondos of Home-Efficiency Resources in Spofford (603-363-4505), Green Energy Options in Keene (603-358-3444), and the Greenfield Solar Store (413-772-3122). Somewhat farther afield are groSolar in White River Junction (802-374-4494, www.grosolar.com) and Solar Works, Inc. in Montpelier (800-339-7804, www.solarworksinc.com).last_img read more

Without Kyrie Irving, Celtics beat 76ers again

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Playing without All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, who sprained his right knee Saturday night, the Celtics beat the Sixers for the third straight meeting this season after defeating them in five games in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season.“Against a very quality opponent was big, especially on the road without Kyrie, it was huge,” Hayward said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesJoel Embiid had 23 points and 14 rebounds and Jimmy Butler scored 22 for Philadelphia.Hayward’s 3 from the corner put Boston up 105-103 and Marcus Smart added a free throw. The Sixers had a chance to tie when Jimmy Butler went to the line for three free throws but he missed two. After a turnover, Embiid lost the ball with under a minute left. Smart then blew past Ben Simmons for a dunk to extend the lead to 108-104 with 24 seconds left. Butler made a driving layup and a free throw to cut it to 108-107. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ “We understood Philly’s been playing at a high level,” Horford said. “We had disappointing losses at home. I felt like our backs were against the wall, so we all needed to come out and set the tone and we did that.”After trailing for nearly the entire first half, the Sixers opened the third quarter on a 9-0 run to take a 55-52 lead. JJ Redick’s 3-pointer capped the run. Minutes later, Simmons thrilled the crowd by driving around Tatum and throwing down a thunderous right-handed jam. But Tatum answered at the opposite end with a spin move around Embiid and dunk over Simmons.NO TAMPERINGThe NBA said Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson did not break any league tampering rules when he spoke about possibly working with Simmons in the offseason. The investigation was initiated after it was revealed Sunday that Simmons wanted to meet with Johnson to talk about the art of being an elite point guard. Johnson complimented Simmons publicly on Sunday. Sixers GM Elton Brand said Monday he already told Simmons he wouldn’t allow it.TIP-INSCeltics: Improved to 14-13 on the road. … Horford was 6 for 23 from beyond the arc over his last 10 games before making 3 of 5. … Morris had 17 points.76ers: Fell to 23-7 at home. … Embiid was 9 of 22, including 2 of 8 from 3-point range. … Harris was 0 for 6 beyond the arc.UP NEXTCeltics: Host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.76ers: Visit the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum goes up for a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — The Boston Celtics still own the Philadelphia 76ers no matter who is on the court.Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and Boston beat Philadelphia 112-109 on Tuesday night. Al Horford had 23 and Jayson Tatum scored 20 and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Celtics continued their dominance over the Sixers.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants After Horford sank two free throws, Tobias Harris missed a 3 and Embiid put it back in with only 2.4 seconds left. Butler couldn’t get a desperation 3 off in time before the buzzer sounded as the Sixers dropped their first game in three since acquiring Harris in a flurry of moves last week.“This is a new team,” Simmons said. “There are things we’re going to work on, things we need to get better at, but it’s a good test for us to see where we’re at with this new team. But I’m excited with everyone we have and to see how far we can go.”The Celtics answered the call in their first game since Marcus Morris questioned the team’s toughness after they surrendered leads of 28 points to the Clippers and 18 points to the Lakers on their home court.“Good teams have clunkers, but good teams respond to those with the right effort and approach,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.Both teams are tied for the fourth spot in the East with a 36-21 record.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes No. 2 Duke rallies from 23 down, beats No. 16 Louisville SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more