Josh Gasser scored 21 points against Prairie View in his debut, good for 2nd best in UW history.[/media-credit]Maybe the holiday season isn’t quite here yet, but nevertheless, the No. 24 Wisconsin Badgers (1-0) received an early gift in their season-opening 99-55 trouncing of the Prairie View A&M Panthers (0-2) Sunday evening at the Kohl Center.Senior forward Jon Leuer led all scorers with 24 points and seven rebounds and junior guard Jordan Taylor contributed 20 points and six assists, but arguably the biggest story for Wisconsin was freshman guard Josh Gasser. The 6-foot-3, 185-lb Port Washington, Wis. native scored 21 points, pulled down nine rebounds (six offensive) and contributed three assists in 26 minutes of playing time.Gasser’s 21 points marked the second-highest point total in a Wisconsin freshman debut, and the team’s 99 points were the most since the Badgers scored 105 against Eastern Illinois in 1995.“If I didn’t [like what I saw], they’d be giving me an examination,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said of Gasser. “He took care of the ball; he made great decisions. People remember the points, but he did some other things pretty well.”After breezing through their exhibition schedule, the Badgers were tested early by the Panthers Sunday, as the halftime score was tight, at 41-31. Wisconsin shot only 36.8 percent from the field in the first half, including 23.5 percent from three-point range. Prairie View A&M, meanwhile, came out hot, knocking down 46.2 percent of their first half shots and sinking more than half of their attempts from behind the arc.“We were a little anxious [in the first half],” Ryan said. “It was heads butting and tough, hard, aggressive play; some shots not going down and the other team hitting some shots. We still got that 40 complete minutes, but our shot selection was better in the second half.”Leuer, in particular, came out red-hot, nailing three consecutive treys to give UW a 9-0 lead from the start. The lead extended to 15-6 with 12:50 remaining before PVA&M hit two shots to come within five points. After two Gasser free throws sandwiched between two Taylor field goals, Wisconsin’s lead hit double digits at 21-11 with 7:30 on the clock.“We were just out there trying to get better; that was the main focus tonight,” Leuer said. “I thought we did that, and that’s been our goal from day one, to just keep getting better. We don’t really ever focus on the numbers.”Indeed, the Badgers got better in the second half. Taylor opened the period with a steal and breakaway layup to put the score at 43-31, and six minutes later, Wisconsin had built a 20-point lead, 59-39 at the 13:56 mark. UW’s lead never sank below 20 for the duration of the game, and it was extended to 40 when Brett Valentyn sunk a three-pointer with 3:09 left to make the score 95-55. After a quick 4-0 run, the game ended 99-55.“I think we played with a higher energy level in the second half,” Taylor said. “John and Tim [Jarmusz] in the locker room, they were in there telling us we need to come out with more intensity; we were a little flat in the first half. In the second half, we just came out; we pushed the ball, we played better defense and it translated into [the win].”While Wisconsin’s shot selection improved in the second half, the bench play was arguably the biggest reason the Badgers outscored the Panthers 58-24. Sophomore forward Mike Bruesewitz – after only playing three minutes in the first half and not taking a shot – was perfect from the field in the second half, connecting on all three of his attempts from behind the arc and hitting one other layup to finish with 11 points. Known for his budding red-orange afro, “Brueser” also provided a significant spark off the bench, pulling down six rebounds and dishing out two assists.“Bruesewitz is a kind of guy who can shot-fake, put it on the floor and get to the glass, pull up or hit wide-open threes when open,” Ryan said.Wquinton Smith and Jarmusz also were solid contributors, filling in the starting lineup spots vacated by the graduated backcourt duo of Trevon Hughes and Jason Bohannon. Smith only scored one point but pulled down five offensive rebounds and picked up three assists, while Jarmusz added two rebounds, two assists and two steals. 6-10 redshirt sophomore forward/center Jared Berggren added seven points and displayed his potential as another three-point marksmen, connecting on one of his four shots from behind the arc. Valentyn finished with six points on two three-pointers, as well.“With what we have this year, we’re going to have to do it by committee, there’s no question,” Ryan said. “We’ve had teams like this before. You’ve got to ham and egg it off of each other enough to get by in some of the games we’re going to be in.”
“I was looking forward to running before my home fans here at this competition but the injury I have been nursing for a while would not allow me to fulfill that promise to my fans out here. I am deeply sorry not realizing my dream outing here at Asaba,” Okagbare offered yesterday night.Okagbare is however hoping to participate in the women’s long jump event.The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games bronze medallist was harshly criticised by some of her Nigerian fans who believe her poor form since the beginning of the season may have been responsible for her withdrawal from the sprint events.Others took to the social media to castigate Okagbare as they believed she chickened out due to the domineering presence of Ivorian Marie Josee Ta Lou.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Africa’s 200 metres record-holder Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, wednesday pulled out of the women’s 100m and 200m races of the 21st African Athletics Senior Championships in Asaba.The Delta-born double sprint winner at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland was inducted into the African Athletics Confederation (CAA) Hall of Fame on Tuesday night.Okagbare was to later confessed that her decision to pull out of the sprint events was a difficult one for her.
Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Todayâ€™s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015:Thursdayâ€¢C Team volleyball at El Dorado, 3 p.m.â€¢JV tennis at WHS, 3p.m.â€¢Cross Country at Chaparral, 4 p.m.Fridayâ€¢Football at Wellington vs. Circle, 7 p.m.Saturdayâ€¢Tennis at Kingman, 9 a.m.â€¢Volleyball at Chaparral, 9 a.m.â€¢C-team volleyball at Garden Plain, 9 a.m.Todayâ€™s Lunch– Beef and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Pineapple, Hot Roll and Milk.Wednesdayâ€™s Lunch – Corn, dog, garden spinach salad, green peas, apple and milk.Todayâ€™s Newsâ€¢Tennis will be dismissed at 2:10 today. They will be marked activity.â€¢If you are interested in attending the Chad Cargill ACT workshop, please bring $10 to the counselors office by September 30th.Â The workshop will be on October 2 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.â€¢This week at WHS will be seatbelt week. Park your car and take a selfie of you wearing your seatbelt to be entered to win a prize.Â #WHSseatbeltselfieâ€¢September 14 through November 11 all student-athletes 7th through 12th grades, will be given the opportunity to attend Core-Strengthening Yoga on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 6:40 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. at the middle school gym.â€¢Students interested in traveling to Spain with Mrs. Groom in June of 2017 need to pickup information in the 3D art room within the next few days.â€¢There will be a Hunter Safety Course on September 26th and 27th at WHS. You can register online at www.usd353.com. Just click on the Hunter Safety course on the 3rd page.â€¢WHS Work Ethic Program will meet on Wednesday October 7th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 411. Bring a lunch!â€¢Football players- you can turn in your $2 in the office for the football signs.â€¢Sophomores and Juniors, Are you interested in taking the PSAT? The cost is only $14 and the test date is Wednesday, October 14 at 8 a.m. If you are interested, please come see Mrs. Hatfield in the counselors office before September 21.Guidance office news:College visits during lunch:Tuesday, Sept 22- Pittsburg StateWednesday, Sept 23- Cowley County CC and Pratt Community College.Thursday, Sept. 24- SouthwesternWednesday, Sept 30- Fort Hays State.Friday, Oct 2- Kansas State UniversityMonday, Oct 5- Wichita State UniversityThursday, Oct 15- Baker UniversityFriday, Oct 16- University of Kansas.Monday, Oct. 19 – Butler County CC.Thursday, October 22, Friends UniversityMonday, Nov. 2- Hutchinson CC.Fun Fact of the Day:The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; “7” was selected after the original 7-ounce containers and “UP” for the direction of the bubblesFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down JKB · 256 weeks ago That is a poorly placed comma in tomorrow’s lunch. I wonder how many students will bring their lunch instead of eating corn & dog…..made me giggle though. Report Reply 0 replies · active 256 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments