The Batesville Bulldogs were defeated by The Shelbyville Golden Bears 3-2 in Boys Varsity Soccer.Batesville vs. Shelbyville Boys Varsity Soccer (9-9)The Bulldogs JV won 2-1.Batesville vs. Shelbyville JV Soccer (9-9)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Chris Fox and Josh Meyer.
GREG SCHMITZ/Herald photoNever expect any gifts.Two days after Michael Flowers? final-seconds shot attemptwas turned away by Purdue?s Robbie Hummel, that?s the message UW head coach BoRyan was selling. He wasn?t pining over the fact that no foul was called,despite replays that appeared to show some contact.?We always practice with the idea that in order to get acall, it?s got to be something that?s pretty obvious,? Ryan said during aMonday press conference. ?That young man, with his length, just made a greatplay.??The unfortunate part ? is that the ball didn?t go out ofbounds. It hit the part of the backboard there and went straight down. If itgoes out of bounds, every coach and his team have two or three different playsoff of an end line with a second or two to go, and we would?ve had a chance torun them.?The fact that the play happened in a road venue probablydidn?t help Flowers? chances for a call.?Even back when I was coaching junior high, ? if we were goingon the road, I never gave the starters any break,? Ryan said. ?It was alwaysgoing to be tough. In order to get a call, you really get the tourniquets out,as the expression always goes.?Despite the end result of the play, Ryan was still happywith Flowers? decision to try to use his speed to attack the basket against amuch larger defender.?I sure like Mike on the read turning the corner on a big,?Ryan said. ?That?s one of the four or five things that can happen in thatsituation. We had a chance, and that?s what you have to be happy for, for yourplayers.??Leuer reboundsJon Leuer opened the Big Ten season in a way few freshmenever do. The forward went off for 25 points against Michigan in his first-everconference game ? the most points ever scored by a UW freshman in his inauguralBig Ten contest.Leuer followed up by scoring seven points against Iowa, goodfor third-best on the team. Since then, however, he has seen his play fall off,failing to score more than two points in the five games since then, includingone point against Purdue.But even in scoring just one point, Ryan saw some positivesigns from Leuer in Saturday?s game that may hint at the freshman turning itback around.?He made two plays, two reads on dribble attack, pick up,deliver (plays) ? when he put it on the floor, got a better angle (for apass),? Ryan said. ?He hit (Joe) Krabbenhoft on one and Brian Butch on another.? That?s progress. He did look a lot more comfortable.?Leuer, standing a spindly 6-foot-10, also mixed it up a bitin the rebounding game.?I like the fact that he got in there and stuck his nose inand got called for an over the back, trying to get an offensive rebound in thesecond half, trying to make a play. Nothing wrong with that, and that showssome progress.??Defense not an issueDespite allowing two of its higher opponentpoints-per-possession statistics in the last two games (1.08 vs. Michigan, .955vs. Purdue), Ryan didn?t seem too worried about his team?s defensive performance.?Shooting percentage-wise we did OK,? Ryan said. ?We?regetting teams to take tough shots, other than a couple of the put-backs thatMichigan had. Our guys are working; they?re still a good defensive team.?The fact that both of the last two games were close contestsmeans more attention is paid to the defense, as well.?When you?re on the right-hand side (losing), you can look at a lot ofthings that didn?t put you on the left-hand side (winning). It isn?t just?
LONDON — When Bradley Beal felt his legs go out beneath him, likely ending his chances of scoring the go-ahead basket for the Washington Wizards, he spotted Thomas Bryant standing alone in the lane.Beal dropped the ball off to Bryant, who was awarded two points after Allonzo Trier was called for goaltending on his layup attempt with 0.4 seconds remaining, and the Wizards claimed a 101-100 victory over the New York Knicks at The O2 Arena on Thursday night. 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This was one of those games that nobody deserves to go on their long flight home without a win, but it happens in sports.”Beal scored 26 points and had nine rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards, but it was Bryant’s bucket — or, more accurately, the one he didn’t make — that mattered most.Noah Vonleh gave the Knicks the 100-99 edge with a one-handed finish over Bryant with 33.7 seconds remaining, and a 3-pointer by Beal rimmed out. Kevin Knox tried to run down the clock, but his off-balance 3-point attempt missed the rim and led to a shot-clock violation with 3.3 seconds remaining.That left Washington with one last opportunity. After Beal drove the lane, Trier and Emmanuel Mudiay failed to account for Bryant, who released the ball in time but had his shot swatted away by Trier.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think from my angle, watching the replay … I was peeking over (the official’s shoulder) and it looked like it started just on its tick down,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “But we had a breakdown in coverage. It was supposed to be a switch and it wasn’t a switch and we paid for it.”Beal, who worked out with Bryant in Los Angeles during the offseason, said he didn’t hesitate dumping the ball off at the last second.Washington Wizards forward Troy Brown Jr. (6), left, drives to the basket as New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) defends, during an NBA basketball game between New York Knicks and Washington Wizards at the O2 Arena, in London, Thursday, Jan.17, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)“It was a great play,” Beal said. “It was a play for me to basically catch it and get to the basket, but I slipped on something, lost my footing a little bit, and I saw TB rolling to the basket. I trusted him to make the right play for us.”Mudiay scored 25 points, though he missed a heave as time expired, and Luke Kornet finished with 16 points, including 12 in the first quarter, for the Knicks.New York held a 10-point lead after the first quarter and pushed it to 19 in the second before entering halftime up 63-53.It then led by as many as 16 in the third quarter before Washington began to rally. The Wizards reclaimed the lead at 92-91 with 4:34 left on Porter’s pull-up jumper.Beal, whose streak of three games with 30 or more points ended, scored only eight points in the first half.The Wizards shot 7 for 27 from 3-point range and had a 51-42 rebounding advantage.TIP-INSKnicks: C Enes Kanter, who is averaging 14.4 points and a team-high 11 rebounds, did not travel with the team for the game because of fears over his safety as an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. … Rookie C Mitchell Robinson returned after missing 13 games with a groin injury and finished with four points and two rebounds in 10 minutes. 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