Beat writers expect Duke to beat Syracuse by double-digits

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Syracuse (20-12, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) set up a third meeting this season with Duke (26-5, 14-4) by beating Pittsburgh on Wednesday, 73-59. The Blue Devils had a double bye to the ACC tournament quarterfinals. It’ll be the rubber match between two teams that beat each other on the road this season.Here’s what our beat writers expect to happen.Billy Heyen (24-8)Dancing with the DevilsDuke 80, Syracuse 61Tyus Battle, per Jim Boeheim, is “probably two or three days” from being ready to play. Syracuse has no reason to risk him against Duke in a game that means a lot more to fans than to NCAA Tournament implications. Without Battle, there’s not enough firepower for the Orange to keep up with Duke’s four freshmen for 40 minutes. SU will get some rest ahead of Selection Sunday with Wednesday’s win keeping them safely in the field. Charlie DiSturco (23-9)The big 4Duke 82, Syracuse 60AdvertisementThis is placeholder textYet another showdown between Syracuse and Duke this season. Unlike the other two times, the Blue Devils will start their death lineup that includes Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, Tre Jones and Cam Reddish. I thought this same prediction earlier in the year before Reddish’s sickness and Jones’ injury mid-game, and I think the same will hold true. Duke is just too good for SU, especially with Tyus Battle battling injury. Matthew Gutierrez (19-13)Duke dominanceDuke 75, Syracuse 62It’s hard to envision scenarios in which Syracuse comes out on top Thursday. The only way would be a lights-out shooting display. Otherwise, even a few big games from individual players probably won’t be enough against a national title contender in the Blue Devils at full strength. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 14, 2019 at 10:49 amlast_img read more

OSDEF Announces Annual Musical Performance: “HONK!”

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Olympia School District Education FoundationThe Olympia School District Education Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 musical selection by the OSD Players, a group of dedicated school district teachers and staff.  Teachers, staff, and even administrators will be performing “Honk!” on Thursday, February 25 through Sunday February 28 at the Olympia High School Performing Arts Center.Since it first hatched in 1993 Stiles & Drewe’s musical “Honk!” has winged its way around the world in over 8000 productions and in many different languages. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, this heart-warming celebration of being different is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score.Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on adventure of self discovery all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.OSDEF Board President Ryan Hall remarked, “We are thrilled to help bring our treasured staff and faculty to the stage once again.  This much-loved tradition helps us fund many teacher grants through out the school year, and we are grateful for the support of our community.  Bring your kids and prepare for a wonderful heart-warming performance.”The South Sound Reading Foundation (SSRF) will be offering a special story time before the matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 1:15 PM.  This local non-profit will also be collecting new or gently used children’s books at each performance to give to children in our district.  SSRF engages area children in the wonder and promise of books and reading by providing family literacy engagement classes, story time and books talks, and by striving to get books into every home and into the hands of every child. The OSDEF and SSR are very proud to be partnering together to benefit our community.The OSD Players musical has been an annual event since 1993; since 2005 all proceeds from the play benefit the OSDEF. The Foundation is a non-profit organization whose programs include classroom and tutoring grants, emergency funding for student needs, and outdoor education.Tickets available now at, or call the OSDEF office at 753-8853.last_img read more

Indian engineer creates history with Romanian cricket team in a T20I against Turkey

first_imgAdvertisement ay0v5NBA Finals | Brooklyn VspfjhnWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eee( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 77wmcWould you ever consider trying this?😱2e7Can your students do this? 🌚2ktkRoller skating! Powered by Firework Sivakumar Periyalwar is an Indian-origin engineer working in Romania, he is also the first Romanian to score a century in T20I cricket with an unbeaten 105 off just 40 deliveries as Romania beat Turkey in a cup match. The eastern European team beat their guests by 173 runs in the Romania Cup at the Moara Vlasiei Cricket Ground in Ilfov County. Romania also broke the record of the highest margin of victory (by runs) in T20I cricket which was previously held by Sri Lanka.Advertisement And the key architect of this colossal victory was batsman Sivakumar Periyalwar, a software engineer, who smacked 105 from 40 deliveries to take his team to a hefty 226 for 6 in 20 overs. In a post-match interview, he was asked about how it felt to become the first T20I centurion for Romania and the player struggled for words,Advertisement “I can’t explain because I am an engineer working at a software company here. I used to play on weeekends for Cluj Cricket Club. The last two years we were the champions of the national T20 tournament. Based on my performance I got selected in the national team,” he said.Born in the town of Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu, Periyalwar was one among millions of youngsters who aspire to play cricket for India. In his words,Advertisement “Actually, when I was a child I participated in Under-15, Under-22 and Under-25 tournaments back home. After completion of my graduation I shifted to Romania in 2015. But I still had passion for cricket and wanted to play the game again. I got to know about the cricket matches in Romania and joined the Cluj Cricket Club.”Turkey on the other hand were bowled out for 53 runs while chasing the improbable 227 and Romanian bowler Cosmin Zavoiu took three wickets for just four runs in a single over.  Advertisementlast_img read more