Showdown for the crown – JC, Wolmer’s clash in Manning final

first_imgWolmer’s Boys will go in search of their first Manning Cup title in more than 20 years when they square off against three-time defending champions Jamaica College at the National Stadium this evening at 6 o’clock. Both teams scored easy wins in the semi-finals last weekend and today’s battle, between two of the island’s top traditional schools, should be close. JC welcomed back talented Tyreek Magee from injury last weekend and he will be a key man for them today. Magee who recently attended a Digicel Kickstart camp at Manchester City in England, was very impressive in last week’s match. He dictated play in midfield and he must be kept quiet today if Wolmer’s hope to dethrone JC. Also expected to shine for JC are Ronaldo Brown, captain Oquin Robinson and leading forward Duhaney Williams. Wolmer’s have come on by leaps and bounds in the latter part of the season and look the team to beat after they lifted the FLOW Super Cup on November 12. Big striker Alphonson Gooden has been leading the way up front while captain Jahwani Hinds has been a tower of strength in defence. Rivaldo English and Andrew Daley are two other key players for Wolmer’s. Wolmer’s coach Vassell Reynolds says his team is bursting with confidence from the FLOW Super Cup victory and their sights are firmly set on the Manning Cup. “I think we will win but it’s two good teams and we will have to go with our A game,” he said. “I told people even before the Super Cup that since I have been coaching I have never seen this level of confidence amongst my players. And since we won the Super Cup and the (Manning Cup) semi-final the confidence has risen,” he told The Gleaner. Reynolds admitted that their defence has been their strength but said they are just as good in attack as they have scored 45 goals in 14 Manning Cup matches. ” … But this is a final and both teams will be motivated to give their best, as it is the Manning Cup at stake. But we need it more than them … I think we will give our all and I am certain that with a little luck the Manning Cup will be at Heroes Circle,” he stated. Many have argued that Miguel Coley’s JC have not faced any of the tournament’s big guns to date this season, and that Wolmer’s are more battle ready but Coley is not perturbed and is just happy to be in the final. “Winning the Manning Cup is always on our agenda and being in the final gives us the best chance to go out and achieve our objective. Before the semi-finals people were saying Holy Trinity are a big team, a tricky team and how they were going to defeat us but we crossed that hurdle . “We realise that this (JC) team is under-appreciated but we respect every team. We have a final in front of us and in terms of a big team, we have Wolmer’s in front of us and that’s the most important thing,” he commented. He noted that Wolmer’s will be on a high after their Super Cup triumph and says full respect must be shown to them. “They are good competitors, they are in the final, we respect them. They have won a competition so far, so we have to give respect to that as well. But we know our strength, we know our determination and what we are all about… So it’s about character, determination and the whole Jamaica College product,” he concluded.last_img read more

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George, Westbrook lead Thunder over Jazz

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments George hit his seventh 3-pointer to push Oklahoma City’s lead to 79-66. George hit a deep 2-pointer to close the quarter and give the Thunder an 81-72 lead.Alex Abrines hit two 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to give Oklahoma City a 92-80 lead and force Utah to call timeout. The Thunder held off a surge in the final minute.TIP-INSJazz: Mitchell made his first four shots, but just one of six the rest of the first half. … Made just eight of 22 shots in the second quarter.Thunder: G Corey Brewer, who was questionable with a right knee sprain, started. … Anthony scored his 1,700th playoff point. … Oklahoma City made its first 17 free throws and didn’t miss one until the final minute.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames UP NEXTGame 2 will be Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Celtics survive wild finish, hold off Bucks in OT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shouts after a dunk in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Paul George scored 36 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Utah Jazz 116-108 in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series on Sunday night.George set an Oklahoma City playoff record with eight 3-pointers, blowing past the previous record of five. He made eight of 11 shots from long range, and 13 of 20 shots overall. It was his first playoff game with the Thunder since being acquired in a trade with the Indiana Pacers in the offseason.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Russell Westbrook had 29 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists and Carmelo Anthony added 15 points for the Thunder, who will host Game 2 on Wednesday.Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell had 27 points and 10 rebounds, but he left in the second half with left foot soreness. He returned in the fourth quarter but was noticeably hobbling.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRudy Gobert scored 14 points, and Joe Ingles and Jae Crowder each added 13 for the Jazz.The Thunder recovered from a 16-4 deficit to tie it at 25 at the end of the first quarter. Oklahoma City led 54-48 at halftime behind 20 points from George and 14 from Westbrook. LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

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Thanks to the generosity of Damian DiPaola and Car

first_imgThanks to the generosity of Damian DiPaola and Carmelina’s Ristorante, all proceeds will go towards funding a new music technology project next year. The goal of our project is to integrate technology into the music and studio rooms, which will include the purchase of new sound panels, recording equipment, and instruments. Wine provided by Fantasy Wines. Join the North End Music & Performing Arts Center for a four-course dinner and wine-pairing night out on Monday, April 23, at Carmelina’s on Hanover Street.Guests will enjoy a delicious and fun evening featuring live musicians to support NEMPAC’s new music technology project for Fall 2018.Tickets are $100 before April 16th and $130 thereafter. For table reservations, please contact Sherri Snow or call 617-227-2270.*Advertisement*last_img read more

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