Superlatives from Syracuse’s season-opening 48-34 loss to No. 11 Virginia

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 6, 2019 at 11:01 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcCleary Syracuse (0-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) lost 48-34 to Virginia (1-0, 1-0) in its worst offensive performance in the Jim Boeheim era. The Orange started slow in the first half, but timely offense allowed them to pull the game close at halftime of the low-scoring matchup. In the second half, Syracuse’s offense fell silent again. And the Orange never recovered.Here are some superlatives from the game.Stud: Elijah HughesIn a game with limited offense, Hughes still managed a solid performance. He scored 14 points and was the Orange’s only consistent force on the offensive end. He drew fouls, hit 3-pointers and opened up lanes for his teammates by breaking down defenses on the perimeter.Hughes had a poor shooting performance, but was the only Syracuse player who consistently found his own shot. If someone has to emerge as the best SU player Wednesday, it’s Hughes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDud: Bourama SidibeSidibe, as expected from Jim Boeheim’s previous lineups, comments and rotations, earned the start Wednesday night. In a game that packed a lot of size in the interior, Sidibe was no outlier: he disturbed layups early in the half on high-low drives from the free throw line and scored Syracuse’s first points of its young season.But two fouls in under a minute sent Sidibe to the bench and he didn’t return for the remainder of the half. On his second foul, Sidibe jumped up but shot his arms forward.“Hands up,” Boeheim yelled from the sideline, repeating until he drew Sidibe’s eyes.After Syracuse’s exhibition game against Carleton, Boeheim noted Sidibe has worn an Orange uniform for three seasons, but much of his time has been spent watching from the sidelines. Sidibe doubled down on that inexperience with poor interior defense, undisciplined fouls and little energy on cuts running the pick and roll.Biggest surprise: Joe Girard III, point guardThrough Brycen Goodine handled the ball for the majority of the preseason after Jalen Carey exited the game, Girard III was SU’s de facto No. 2 point guard. In the first half, Girard III — a high-school star who relied on a knockdown 3-point jumper en route to 50-plus point performances — made an immediate impact on dribble drives to the rim.To break a long SU scoring slump, Girard III used two dribbles to penetrate and dropped off a pass to Marek Dolezaj. Dolezaj turned and hit a floater over the Cavaliers defense. He worked the ball inside several times thereafter, sparking a run of inside-outside creation the Orange had not yet seen.On one play he faded off the ball, caught a pass at the top of the key and fired a shot that bounced off the back of the rim. But the momentum — which seemed to be in Girard III’s favor — carried the ball back into the rim. The Carrier Dome crowd, sensing life from the SU offense, exploded in cheers.The big moment: Kody Stattmann’s 3-pointerDespite trailing for most of the game, the Orange — behind a 3-point heavy attack — always seemed in reach of the Cavaliers. On a possession with under nine minutes to play in the game, Virginia worked the ball around the exterior of the 3-point line and found Kody Stattmann open on the left wing.The sophomore guard, who was quiet for a large part of the game, rose up and drained a 3-pointer to sink the Orange deficit even further to 15 points, 42-27 the score. The Orange seemed lifeless afterward: they turned the ball over, missed open threes and shots under the basket. Three minutes of game time later, Syracuse remained down by 16. Fans headed for the exits. Commentslast_img read more

OVERTIME

first_img:09—Woody High basketball program is BACK. Woody High upsets state ranked Gateway Gators in overtime. Happy New Year’s Gators!:08—Speaking of high school basketball, and I just was. (I can see you people are going to be difficult this year !) Pay attention. I told you last year about Imani Christian Academy. They just beat Greensburg Central Catholic by 20 points. If you read it here…“TAKE IT TO THE BANK!”:07—Ya’ll know Ed Steve up at Dave Smith’s car dealership in Penn Hills right? Well he says Tim Tebow is not being treated Black enough. Other quarterbacks that ran and couldn’t throw like Cordell Stewart were not given their “props” but now the nation wants to “ prop—up” Tebow. You know what Ed, you’re right and you know what I say. “Right on Brother”…free Huey Newton ( not related to Cam Newton)…Bring the Boys home and for God’s sake we got to give more power to the people!!!! (Chi-Lites 1972 for you youngsters). Hey Ed, you’re now in the locker room.:06—Early predictions, Steelers un-wrap “Tee-Bow” and the Broncos in a late Christmas Celebration 24 – 9 – NO TOUCH DOWNS FOR DENVER.:05—HEY anybody seen Sydney Crosby?…Sydney who?:04—Yes boys and girls Cam Newton will be the NFL rookie of the year. Now go back and Read your 2011 August Pittsburgh Courier and see didn’t I tell you that? C’mon Man!!:03—Just so you know, well those of you that never played any sport but ESPN 2, BIG BEN’S ankle ain’t broke and Kobe’s wrist ain’t broke and the reason you know that they’re grandstanding is because their playing. But don’t get me wrong, we all did our grandstanding back in the day (right B.B Hendry…C’mon man just a little New Year’s humor). If it’s broke, you ain’t playing period, end of story. Unless of course you’re Larry Wilson, the the former d- back for the old school St. Louis Cardinals who played with two broken arms for half a season or Ronnie Lott of the 49ers who cut off his finger so he could play in a Super Bowl…Other than that no! (C’mon Neal make up your mind MMMMAAANNN!!!):02—I did a survey and it’s now official. Paula Patton is the finest woman on the planet and I should know. I went to see Mission Impossible three times to be sure. (Oh shut-up I did it for you people so you know the movie is worth seeing!!!!):01—Get ready to get ready. The best first Friday of all time is coming and it’s Fri., Jan. 6, at at The Club Monroeville from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. starring the legendary Flow Band…“That’s Reggae Music Mun” — $10 Donation will Benefit The Kenny Durrett Memorial High School All-Star Basketball Classic in April—TO IMPRESS * CASH BAR * CASH KITCHEN* FREE PARKING* BIG 50/50 and the fabulous Diamond Models will be there—“We’re gonna Par-Tay all nite long yea- mun!!! For information on the PAR-TAY call Byron “Julie” Morant at 412-628- 4856.GAME OVER :10—Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers Mr. Everything. 1,000 yards receiving…1,000 yards returning… First time in NFL history “HE’S A BBBAAADDD MAN!!!’last_img read more

Olympia Mortgage Lender Talks To First Time Home Buyers

first_imgWhen William Tuning talks with couples preparing to buy their first home, he is honest and forth coming.  Sure, he talks about low interest rates, monthly payments, property taxes, and mortgage insurance, but he’s also discussing the “true cost” of home ownership.He’s guiding his clients not only on the mortgage that’s best suited for their financial situation but also on being responsible adults to squirrel away precious funds for unexpected maintenance issues.William Tuning is a mortgage banker who has a true passion for helping people achieve home ownership.  He operates with a small town service attitude, delivering high quality service while offering competitive loan packages.“A first time home buyer may be able to qualify for a $250,000 mortgage but what happens when the heater breaks.  I sometimes scare them with the true costs of home ownership, just to make sure that they are ready,” explains Tuning.Instead of selling a homeowner a mortgage that will eat up a big part of their monthly expenses, Tuning will advise the couple on a smaller loan and to shift some dollars each month into a “rainy day” savings account.  That way, the family has funds available for the unexpected big expenses.“For example, a couple may have an additional $10,000 available to add to their down payment.  Instead, I may suggest putting $6,000 into a savings account,” explains Tuning in case of an unplanned home repair.Many of his customers come back and thank him for the reality check.  “I say things that no other lender has talked with them about,” adds Tuning.  “They come back and say ‘thank goodness we had a little extra money in the savings account as it turns out a few months later it was needed’”“This is a customer that I’m going to see on average every six years,” notes Tuning.  “If they are prepared correctly then they will be successful homeowners.”To date, none of Tuning’s first time home buyers have ended up in a foreclosure situation.  “They were prepared with my warnings and consultative type approach to working through the mortgage process,” summarizes Tuning.To learn more about William Tuning and his approach to helping people achieve home ownership, click here.  You can reach William Tuning directly at 360.539.4687 or via email at wm@williamatuning.com. Facebook19Tweet0Pin0last_img read more