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September 16, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAfter losing at home to Arizona last Saturday, UCLA (19-2, 6-2) fell outside the top five in the AP poll for the first time in eight weeks. Meanwhile, USC (17-4, 4-4) received votes for the ninth straight week. The two teams were part of an elite corps of six that finished non-conference play undefeated. With UCLA off to its best start since the 2006-07 season — which saw them reach the Final Four — and USC off to its best start since 1971-72, Angelenos have been anticipating Wednesday’s game for quite some time. In fact, tickets sold out nearly one month ago. The Trojans will need to feed off the home-crowd energy delivered by 10,000-plus fans, including 1,500 raucous students. USC has won 27 of its last 31 home contests, but UCLA excels on the road, and it will surely bring a sizeable contingent of fans to the Galen Center, too. The Bruins are 4-1 away from home this season, with their sole loss coming from a buzzer-beater miracle at Oregon.Katlyn Lee | Daily TrojanIn UCLA’s rare losses, it has allowed 92.5 points per game. USC has scored 93 points three times this season — once in an overtime victory — but the Trojans average 69.9 points per game in conference play. Basketball statistician Ken Pomeroy ranks UCLA 127th in defensive efficiency, as the team has allowed 80.6 points per game in Pac-12 play. However, the Bruins have hid their defensive deficiencies behind one of the best scoring offenses in the nation. UCLA head coach Steve Alford has a repertoire of skilled guards on his team, as well as six double-digit scorers.The Bruins share the ball better than all of their conference foes. Their 22.3 assists-per-game is the highest mark in the Pac-12. Freshman prodigy Lonzo Ball leads the conference with 8.0 assists-per-game, and the guard’s ball-handling skills are unparalleled. He has maintained a 3.58 assist/turnover ratio this season — a full-point better than all other point guards in the league. No one scores more prolifically on UCLA than the coach’s son, senior guard Bryce Alford. He leads the Pac-12 in 3-pointers (71), and four Bruins, including Alford, shoot better than 43 percent from beyond the arc. There aren’t many all-around threats like UCLA freshman T.J. Leaf, who is second in the Pac-12 in 3-point percentage. The 6-foot-10 big man plays similarly to USC’s own, sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright. Leaf rebounds, passes and scores, averaging 16.7 points, 3.2 assists and 8.7 rebounds on the season. USC’s defense faces a tall order in slowing Leaf and company, especially without Boatwright and potentially redshirt senior forward Charles Buggs, who sat out Sunday night with a sore left knee. The Trojans will probably spend much of the game in their zone defense to solve the tricky individualmatchups UCLA poses. “We’re doing a good job defensively this year,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “We’ve been inconsistent this year, but we play hard. We block shots. We steal the ball. We play small. We play big. We’ve got a special group here.”Boatwright was originally expected to miss 6-8 weeks after injuring his knee against San Diego in November, but eight weeks later, he continues to sit. The coaching staff expects him to return to full practice soon — hopefully within a week or two.“Our coaching staff is thrilled to be 17-4 without Bennie,” Enfield said. “The 327th most experienced team in the country has played beyond its years.”last_img read more

January 18, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgMadam Mary Mamie Howe, who served for many years as Notary Public of Montserrado County, has died.This sad event occurred at 2 o’clock a.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at her residence at Chugbor, Old Road, following a brief illness.  She was in her 66th year.A graduate of the Modern Commercial Institute in Monrovia, where she qualified in Secretarial Science, Madam Howe commenced her professional career at the Temple of Justice, where she served as a cadet in the Magisterial Court.She was later transferred to the Traffic Court and subsequently to the Probate Court, where she as appointed Clerk of Court during the administrations of Judges Kennedy and Luvenia Ash-Thompson.Madam Howe was later commissioned by the late President Samuel K. Doe as Notary Public and Justice of the Peace and subsequently by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Mary Mamie How was born on October 24, 1948 in Spring Hill, Howesville Nyumonwed Chiefdom, Maryland County, unto the union of Mr. Adolphus Tamar Howe and Madam Beatrice Weade Wallace.Young Mamie commenced her early education at Spring Hill Public and Elementary School.  Her grandmother, Ma Louisa Clark Wallace later took Mamie to live with the Harmon family in Harper, Cape Palmas, where she started her secondary education at the Demonstration School.Mary was later sent to live with her uncle, Mr. Ben Wallace, Sr., in Monrovia in 1968, following which her uncle enrolled her in the Bromley Mission High School in Virginia, Montserrado County.  She later entered Monrovia College Industrial School (MC) on Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia, where she obtained her high school diploma in 1973.A life long Episcopalian, she was baptized by Rev. Fr. Brooks at the Annunciation Episcopal Church in Spring Hill and confirmed and later confirmed by Bishop Dillard H. Brown of the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia.  She was a devout member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Camp Johnson Road.She is survived by her children, Mrs. Florence Wesley, Nyemah Larry Pennoh, Wisseh D. Gmah and Tickly D. Monkoney; a brother, Theodore Howe; and many other relatives.The body will be removed from St. Moses Funeral Home on Friday, September 5, 2014 and taken to St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road for a night of wake keeping.The funeral service will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014, beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Brewerville Cemetery. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more