Drake Men’s Basketball Rolls In Season Opener, 101-54

first_img Box Score (PDF) DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake men’s basketball team opened its 2017-18 season with a dominant 101-54 win over Coe College Saturday afternoon in the Knapp Center.In the first game under the direction of head coach Niko Medved, the Bulldogs finished just one shy of the school record for three-pointers by hitting 16 in the 47-point win. Drake shot 57.1 percent (16-of-28) from beyond the arc and 33-of-56 from the floor (58.9) percent, while six Bulldogs scored in the double-digits. “The guys came out and did what they needed to do today,” Medved said. “This Coe team runs some good stuff and puts you in tough positions defensively. I liked our energy and the way we moved the ball. It was a good first step in the process.”Drake was led by redshirt senior Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) who was perfect from three-point range going 5-of-5 and putting up a game-high 20 points. Senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) picked up 16 points on a 5-of-7 shooting day while junior Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) put up 12. Seniors Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) and De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) both added 11.In his debut as a Bulldog, freshman Noah Thomas (Sydney, Australia) had 13 points, all coming in the second half. Thomas also grabbed six steals, a game-high.  “I thought he did a tremendous job of staying confident,” Timmer said of Thomas’ day. “Now that he’s got one under the belt, he’s just going to keep getting better.” Next Game: PhotosGallery Box Score (HTML) Senior CJ Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) and redshirt junior Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa) each recorded seven rebounds while Arogundade dished out a career-high six assists.The Bulldogs came out quickly in the first half as Timmer scored the team’s first nine points. Coe responded with two three-pointers to pull within three points at 9-6. The Bulldogs then used a 19-5 scoring run to break open the game and give Drake a 28-11 lead. The Bulldogs continued to dominate taking a 47-23 lead at the end of the first half.The second half proved to be no different for Drake, opening with a 10-2 run before the Bulldogs ran away with the game. The prolific Drake offense never let up in stretching its lead to as many as 51 via using a 28-6 run.  Following Saturday’s win, the Bulldog will travel to Lynchburg, Va. for the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Nov. 17-19. Drake is scheduled to open the tournament against Wake Forest, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.Print Friendly Version Live Stats 1350 ESPN FloHoops Listen Live Watch Live vs. Wake Forest 11/17/2017 – 7:30 p.m. Full Schedule Roster Preview Story Linkslast_img read more

Fund launched after donkey sanctuary jeep destroyed in freak accident

first_imgOne of Ireland’s leading animal charities has had to stop taking in animals after a freak crash.The Donegal Donkey Sanctuary is now in limbo after the accident which has resulted in the loss of their vehicle and horsebox.Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured and there were no other vehicles involved. Manager, Danny Curran, was extremely lucky to emerge unscathed from the wreckage and no donkeys were in transit at the time.The incident, which occurred late Tuesday night, happened in the townland of Ardagh, St Johnston, which is just a couple of miles from the sanctuary itself.Danny had been returning from welfare visits with donkeys in the Inishowen area.A deer emerging from the trees raced across the path of the vehicle as it approached a sharp corner causing it to veer out of control and plummet approximately 15ft into the field below. Donegal Donkey Sanctuary’s Danny Curran. (North West Newspix)Danny who is still suffering from shock is extremely distressed by the implications for the sanctuary as the full aftermath of Tuesday night’s events became evident.“Without a transport system our day to day activities have ceased and we are unable to respond to any emergencies being reported to us’ he said.“It would appear that neither vehicle nor horse box are salvageable and that all indications are that insurance payments will fall far short of what is required to put a functioning ‘donkey ambulance’ back in operation.”“The sanctuary has been running for almost ten years and has gained much public support both here and abroad.The centre has rescued and rehomed over 600 donkeys countrywide with some donkeys even being rehomed overseas. The sanctuary has now launched a Go Fund Me page in a bid to get donations in a bid to replace the shortfall for a replacement jeep.Anybody wishing to donate can log onto https://www.gofundme.com/donkey-rescue-vehicle-appealFund launched after donkey sanctuary jeep destroyed in freak accident was last modified: May 11th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:appealcrashDonegal Donkey SantuaryGo Fund Meland roverRaphoelast_img read more