UNC gets ugly win vs. Duke

first_imgTyler Hansbrough had 26 points and 17 rebounds before suffering an ugly injury in the closing seconds of No. 8 North Carolina’s 86-72 victory over 14th-ranked Duke on Sunday, clinching the top seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Senior Reyshawn Terry added 15 points in his final home game for the Tar Heels (25-6, 11-5), who swept the regular-season series with the Blue Devils for the first time in 11 years, avoided their first three-game slide under Roy Williams and gave the homespun coach his 100th victory at his alma mater. WOMEN No. 3 Connecticut 74, South Florida 54: Charde Houston scored 19 points in the Big East conference tournament opener for the Huskies (28-2) in Hartford, Conn. No. 4 North Carolina 60, No. 24 North Carolina State 54: Ivory Latta scored 20 points, becoming North Carolina’s career scoring leader, as the Tar Heels (30-3) won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship game in Greensboro, N.C., over the Wolfpack (24-8). No. 5 Ohio St. 73, Penn St. 71 (OT): Jessica Davenport scored a season-high 32 points to rally the Buckeyes (28-2) in the Big Ten tournament semifinals in Indianapolis. Saint Joseph’s 57, No. 8 George Washington 55: Whitney Ffrench scored 14 points, and the Hawks pulled off their biggest upset in 15 years, beating the Colonials (26-3) in the Atlantic 10 tournament semifinals in Cincinnati. No. 9 Arizona State 60, California 53: Kirsten Thompson scored 14 points, leading the Sun Devils (28-3) into the Pac-10 tournament title game in San Jose. No. 13 Vanderbilt 51, No. 11 LSU 45: Dee Davis scored 19 points to lead the Commodores (28-5) over the Tigers (26-7) in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game in Duluth, Ga. No. 15 Purdue 64, No. 22 Michigan St. 61: Katie Gearlds scored 17 points and the Boilermakers (27-5) rallied to beat the Spartans (23-8) in the Big Ten tournament semifinals. No. 18 Rutgers 63, DePaul 55: Matee Ajavon scored 21 points for the Scarlet Knights (20-8) in a Big East tournament quarterfinal. No. 20 Louisville 68, West Virginia 56: Angel McCoughtry scored 26 points for the Cardinals (26-6) in a Big East tournament quarterfinal game. No. 23 Marquette 61, Pittsburgh 51: Christina Quaye had 18 points to lead the Golden Eagles (25-5) in the Big East tournament quarterfinals. Gonzaga 64, Loyola Marymount 47: Stephanie Hawk had 17 points and 12 rebounds and the Bulldogs knocked off the Lions in the championship game of the West Coast Conference women’s basketball tournament in Portland, Ore., and earn an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. East Carolina 79, Rice 70: Jasmine Young scored 23 points to help the Lady Pirates (19-13) win the Conference USA tournament final in Tulsa, Okla., and earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Marist 64, Iona 57 (OT): Meg Dahlman scored a season-high 21 points for the Red Foxes (27-5) in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship in Bridgeport, Conn., as they secured a bid to the NCAA Tournament. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Greg Paulus had 21 points before fouling out for the Blue Devils (22-9, 8-8). No. 5 Florida 85, Kentucky 72: Joakim Noah and Taurean Green scored 17 points apiece to help the host Gators (26-5, 13-3) make history by becoming the first Southeastern Conference team to win six in a row against the Wildcats. No. 16 Louisville 86, Seton Hall 71: Edgar Sosa scored 18 points to lead five Louisville players in double figures and the Cardinals (22-8, 12-4) clinched second place in the Big East. Clemson 75, No. 21 Virginia Tech 74: K.C. Rivers scored 22 points, including the decisive basket with 18 seconds remaining, to lead the visiting Tigers (21-9, 7-9) over the Hokies (20-10, 10-6). Creighton 67, No. 11 Southern Illinois 61: Anthony Tolliver had 15 points to help the Bluejays (22-10) upset the Salukis (27-6) in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament in St. Louis, earning Creighton its seventh NCAA Tournament appearance in nine years. center_img But perhaps the lasting image of the latest renewal of college basketball’s most intense rivalry will be Hansbrough’s bloodied face. He leaped for a layup with 14.5 seconds left, but after the ball left his hand he was struck in the face by Gerald Henderson’s right elbow. Hansbrough crumpled to the ground, his nose bleeding profusely, and he was restrained from the Duke players as he was being escorted to the locker room. The officials reviewed the play and ejected Henderson, then said he would be suspended for one game. last_img read more

Duncan Cran Science Fair showcasing local talent

first_img“We do sometimes have grade 3s participate – I think we had one grade 3 participate – but usually it’s for intermediate students,” says organizer of the Science Fair Allison Finter.Finter is a kindergarten teacher at Duncan Cran but also holds a degree in biology – which she says has her coming back for the Science Fair year-after-year.“I like to see kids that didn’t know that they were interested in science all of the sudden become interested in science,” says Finter. “A lot of these kids will go on and they will compete at the regional level multiple times – because once they’ve done it, they try to up themselves for next year.”- Advertisement -One of these multiple Science Fair competitors is 11-year-old Kaiven Olson – a grade 6 student and gold medal winner from last year’s regional competition.Olson’s project for 2015 is entitled Hidden Rocks.“It’s about 3 types of rocks; shale, sandstone and limestone,” explains Olson. “And I have 2 liquids; water and olive oil [to] see which one absorbs the fastest.”Advertisement “Usually the winning projects are the students who have chosen something they’re passionate about, done their extra research, and can explain the science behind it,” Finter concludes.The winners of this year’s Science Fair at Duncan Cran Elementary will be released February 27, 2015. Olson adds, “The conclusion was – it was sandstone that absorbed it the most.”Olson says his fascination with extracting oil from rocks comes from his dad – which sparked his interest at a young age.“It was interesting how you can find new ways of oil with cars and stuff like that,” Olson goes on to say. “So I just wanted to take a gander and try this project.”Finter says the winning students are those who are genuinely engrossed in their project and its findings.Advertisementlast_img read more