Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Bronx News (Bxnews.net): Monroe gets dual District titles: Women's volleyball and soccer defeat CCRI; Nationals are next By Gary Axelbank BRONX, NEW YORK, November 13- With the score 2-1 and...
Women's volleyball and soccer defeat CCRI;
Nationals are next
By Gary Axelbank
BRONX, NEW YORK, November 13- With the score 2-1 and Monroe leading CCRI with just 10 minutes left in a competitive and tense women's soccer District final, the doors of the CCRI athletic center burst open and out came a shouting, smiling, and cheering Monroe Mustangs women's volleyball team hoisting their just-won District Championship trophy aloft. They proceeded to fill the sideline in support of their compatriots on the field.
Ultimately the Mustangs' lead held and when the final gun sounded, on the field were two very happy, nationally-ranked Monroe teams of female student athletes in common celebration of realized goals: District championships and upcoming trips to national tournaments. That they were reached just minutes apart against the same school in the same location – against CCRI on their campus in Lincoln, RI - only made the celebration that much more harmonious.
"We are very proud of our athletic program," said Athletic Director Bert Shillingford. "This is the kind of day you dream about: two District championships won just minutes apart and the student athletes celebrating together. We have incredible coaches and teams that seem to keep getting better and better. Right now, I have a lot of work to do because two Monroe teams are traveling to national tournaments!"
Bronx News (Bxnews.net): Jaspers Edge Columbia in Final Second: BRONX, NEW YORK, November 13- The first two games of the season already have the feel of March Madness for the Manhattan Jaspers. On Satu...
Posted by Bronx News at 10:18 AM
BRONX, NEW YORK, November 13- The first two games of the season already have the feel of March Madness for the Manhattan Jaspers.
On Saturday, Manhattan defeated La Salle in double overtime and on Tuesday, the Jaspers pulled out a 71-70 victory at Columbia, scoring four points in the final four seconds for the win.
Trailing 70-67 with the clock winding down, Michael Alvarado pump-faked behind the three-point line to draw a foul and go to the free throw line for three shots with 4.0 seconds remaining in the game. Alvarado missed the first and made the second, prompting a Manhattan timeout.
After Alvarado intentionally missed the third free throw, the carom bounced to Emmy Andujar on the left side, who just missed an off-balance attempt to tie the game. But on the weak side was George Beamon, who banked in the follow-up attempt and drew a foul as the buzzer sounded.
The officials went to the reply monitor to confirm the made basket, sending Beamon to the line to complete the three-point play with 0.5 seconds showing on the clock and the score tied at 70-70. Beamon had made 12 of his 13 free throws already in the game and calmly sank his 13th of the game to give Manhattan a one-point advantage.
With half a second still remaining, Columbia's full-court inbounds pass was deflected by Emmy Andujar in the Columbia end. The Lions still had a chance with 0.3 seconds on the clock and ran an out of bounds play for freshman Luke Petrasek cutting toward the hoop. Petrasek got a hand on the inbounds pass from Isaac Cohen but his shot attempt glanced off the rim, sending the Jaspers' bench into a fit of jubilation for the second straight road contest.
Beamon poured in 28 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field, including all three three-pointers he attempted. Shane Richards matched his career-high with 19 points, making six of eight triples in the game.
Grant Mullins had 23 points to lead Columbia, including 21 in the second half.
Now 2-0 for the first time in four seasons, the Jaspers will take on George Washington in their home opener at Draddy Gymnasium on Saturday, November 16 at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the game are available online or by calling 718-862-7795.
Posted by Bronx News at 10:17 AM
What’s Going on at Filter Plant Site?
By David Greene
BRONX, NEW YORK, November 13- Con Edison and officials from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have yet to explain what workers were doing when a cloud of what appeared to be liquid nitrogen was released at a work site on Sedgwick Avenue, on November 1.
According to the website belonging to the Texas company where the nitrogen tank was processed, the product has multiple uses, such as freezing pipes while working on power lines, but it is also used in fracking, the unconventional method of drilling for natural gas.
The site is outside of the future home of the Croton Water Filtration Plant, where at least one area resident has charged that the DEP has been using the illegal practice at the site.