Cellcom Selects 10 Winners for World Cup, Brazil

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The winners include Korto Williams, Henry Ashitey, John Boley, Celestine Poney, Jackson Musa, Dan Angelo George, Jeremiah Johnson, Wonder Freeman,  CharaFeddine V. Camille and Sateyea Quaye. Cellcom Telecommunications has announced the ten lucky winners who will get to travel to Brazil for an all-expense paid trip to experience the World Cup live.  The winners were announced at an extravagant outdoor concert held at the Cellcom headquarters on the Capital Bypass.  The trip to Brazil promotion is the third of its kind that Cellcom has implemented in the last several months.  Cellcom recently sent ten winners to New York and Casablanca, while 5 lucky couples spent a week in Ivory Coast and Paris.   The trip to Brazil promotion allows the ten winners to travel to Brazil with airfare, accommodations and tickets to the games paid.The event, which was held before a live audience and was also broadcast live on several local radio stations was geared at providing transparency on how Cellcom picks and announces its winners.  Each of the winners were called from an official Cellcom telephone number with the first six digits of 777 777.The well attended event featured five Liberian musicians including Kzee, Mighty Blow, Lady Mouthphy, Deng and, Lady Faith.   It was also attended by the CEOs of the Liberia Coca Cola Bottling Company, Cellcom and the Ambassador of Brazil to Liberia.During their remarks, both the Ambassador and Head of Coca Cola congratulated Cellcom for the promotion and the winners who they said were certain to have an exciting trip to Brazil.   The CEO of Cellcom Mr. John Vasikaran also congratulated the winners and cautioned the Liberian population to be aware of fraudsters claiming to be from Cellcom and asking for money or scratch cards in return for a prize.   Mr. Vasikaran noted on this issue:  “Let me make it emphatically clear that Cellcom has never and will never request any scratch cards or any money or anything in return from the legitimate winners.   Please, if you get any message saying you have won something from Cellcom and you need to send money or scratch cards, please do not do it and please report this number to us so that we can block it.”For his part, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cellcom, Mr. Avi Zaidenberg recounted Cellcom’s long commitment to supporting football in Liberia and said that the trip to Brazil promotion was another step in promoting the spirit of football in Liberia.   Mr. Zaidenberg said:  “As you already know, Cellcom is the company in Liberia that truly cares about football.    In fact, I know Cellcom has provided more support for football in Liberia than any other commercial company in Liberia.    Altogether, Cellcom has invested more than 2 million United States dollars into promoting football in this countlast_img read more

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African vessels inspire contemporary artists

first_img20 November 2014 Some of the ceramic vessels on show at the Slave Lodge. (Image: Iziko Museums )When you think of ceramics, the fine porcelain of China, the English sensibility of Royal Doulton or the distinctive blue and white Delft come to mind. Working with Ceramics SA Western Cape, Iziko Museums of South Africa is throwing another picture during November, which has been named Ceramics Month by the potters’ group.For an exhibition at Cape Town’s Slave Lodge, called From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage, Iziko has brought out of storage many of its fine vessels from various parts of Africa, including pots from ancient Egypt, middle and east Africa. This selection of historical hand-built, pit-fired African vessels from the Iziko permanent collection is juxtaposed with a selection of contemporary vessels created in the same genre by ceramic artists who are members of Ceramics Southern Africa.Alongside the exhibition, the South African Post Office’s philately division has launched a new stamp series, unveiled by division head Johan van Wyk on 13 November at the opening of the exhibition, featuring ceramic vessels from Iziko’s collection. The works on these stamps are incorporated in the exhibition, which is a registered World Design Capital (WDC) project.Esther Esmyol, the curator of social history collections at Iziko Museums, explains that the idea for Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage started in conversations with Ralph Johnson, the head of Ceramics SA Western Cape. “We thought it was important to have an African component to the month, to inspire Africa potters to look at their African roots and work in that genre [rather than only follow the influences of Asian and European potters].” The new South African Post Office stamp series. (Image: Iziko Museum)Iziko also has a WDC project, called Igniting Collections, to forge links between the audience and its artefacts. “There is not much in the WDC projects that looks at Africa, so we took pottery from our collections from other parts of Africa – including Egypt, which is often rather placed with the Middle East – to show our African heritage.”There is also a contemporary component to the exhibition. “This was an opportunity to show our historical pots, and show the smoke-fired tradition of pot-making in Africa, and for contemporary artists to work with and be inspired by their roots. At the same time, about two-and-a-half years ago, we began working with the South African Post Office on a stamp series. The vessels were not yet decided as the theme; this came as the exhibition grew. Not all the vessels included in the stamps are pit or smoke-fired, but they are all in our collections.”The vessels in the exhibition were coiled, hand-thrown or made on a wheel, but were all fired with smoke, in the traditional African way.Professor Magdalene Odundo OBE, professor of ceramics at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, United Kingdom, opened the exhibition as a guest of Ceramics Southern Africa. Kenyan born Odundo is an international ceramics expert.“Clay is one of the few mediums that has a long history – as old as man,” she said. “It is mentioned in the Bible: man is formed from clay. It is a material that has created lots of objects – both historical and archaeological – that inform who we are as human beings. I am not sure we would have museums without ceramics. The first items that tell us who we are, are ceramics. Clay is where we come from and where we go. We dig holes to consume us, and to find things,” she said. “I am very passionate about clay. It consumes me – it is in everything.”The Iziko collection was “an amazing collection. Work here is found nowhere else in African museums”. Odundo also praised the juxtaposition of the contemporary work with the old pieces.From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage is on at the Iziko Slave Lodge, on the corner of Wale and Adderley streets in Cape Town, until 31 January 2015.Lorraine Kearneylast_img read more

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Make friends with the updated Profile and Dashboard

first_imgWe want to share with you, why we dedicated time to work on this feature.When we go to geocaching events or welcome visitors at Geocaching HQ, it is clear how important friendships are for geocachers all over the world. After taking a closer look at how we support these friendships on Geocaching.com, it quickly becomes apparent that we do not make it easy for geocachers to connect and share adventures with their geo-buddies.Yes, we have a “friends” feature. But friends are hard to find, add, and once you add them, you’re left thinking “now what?”. Knowing the importance of friendship to the game, we want to make it easier for the geocaching community to connect.But like any good friendship, there needs to be a solid foundation of support. Before adding new functionality to enhance geocaching friendships, we had to build that foundation by updating your Profile and Dashboard (aka: the /my page). Once we finalized that step, we were able to add new functionality.You can now see what your geocaching friends are up to in the newsfeed of your Dashboard.The updated Profile and Dashboard are now available for you to play with. You can opt in while we’re tweaking the new page and working to make frequent edits based on your feedback. Or you can stick with the existing Profile and Dashboard for now.We are committed to working hard to make your Dashboard, Profile, and the friends functionality more useful for you and your geocaching friends. Coming up, we plan to add more friend activity and highlight information about events near you.If you want to learn about the details behind the decision to update the Profile and Dashboard, see our Frequently asked questions here. Share with your Friends:More If you follow our newsletter and blog, you know we talk a lot about the geocaching community. There’s a reason for that. We’re different than other games. There is no game without the geocaching community.To build a foundation to better support geocaching friendships on Geocaching.com, we have updated your Profile and Dashboard (aka: the /my page). This allowed us to add a newsfeed to your Dashboard, that keeps you informed about what your friends are up to. SharePrint RelatedNew: An events calendar on your DashboardAugust 22, 2017In “News”Updates coming to Profile and DashboardMay 11, 2017In “News”Updates to Profile and Dashboard: FAQsMay 16, 2017In “News”last_img read more

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Cool Smashers show they can still dominate as Valdez cheers on

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “The team is capable of winning without her,” said Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro after the Cool Smashers downed BaliPure in five sets in Game 1 of semifinals Saturday.READ: Valdez-less Creamline survives Bali, nears finals FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“The team is ready to play without Alyssa.”Valdez is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs to prioritize her national team commitments but she is confident Creamline can get the job done. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith Alyssa Valdez cheering, Creamline proved it can win minus its superstar spiker even in the big stage.The Cool Smashers improved to 4-0 without Valdez in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference and it won’t be of any surprise if they end up winning it all in the absence of the three-time UAAP MVP.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “They’ve already played without me and everyone stepped up. I’m just really happy and proud of the team,” said Valdez.“The players showed their heart,” Almadro said.READ: LVPI okays Valdez return to Creamline for playoffsValdez thinks Creamline will be up to the task of sweeping BaliPure less than 24 hours from now in Game 2.Momentum is with Creamline, but Almadro knows it will take more if the team wants to continue its winning ways.“I guess it’s going to be the mentality of the players for tomorrow’s game. We hope to duplicate our heart and intensity.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After all, the Cool Smashers have easily figured out how to play sans Valdez, whose contributions are nearly impossible to replicate.And it’s all about playing collectively.READ: Valdez out for Creamline for remainder of PVL conferenceOn Saturday, Creamline did just that with Rose Vargas leading the way with 19 points.Pau Soriano added 18 points while Jing Balse turned back the clock with 10 points, four of which off blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Air Force stuns Pocari to inch closer to PVL Finals National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’last_img read more

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Max Homa returns from ‘low place’ to win first PGA Tour event

first_imgBut the thing is, Greiner said Homa never shows it when he grabs a club. When there is a big shot to be made, “he mans up,” Greiner said.To win his first tournament with Greiner on the bag was extra special.They clutched hands together and embraced on the 18th green, a culmination of how hard they have worked to reach this point together.Homa said Greiner has been “the rock” he needed.“I’ve obviously been very lucky to have Joe with me,” Homa said. “I’ve had some great caddies in my life, he’s the best, but he also does not let me wallow at all and he is the confidence boost I need. … He kept telling me we’re around the corner from some great golf. To hear it from somebody who’s seen some fantastic golf, that was cool for me to hear.”Said Greiner: “He did it.” Just watch, he’d tell them.It finally happened Sunday as Homa got the breakthrough win — and the job security — he has been desperately seeking, shooting a 15-under 269 to win the Wells Fargo Championship by three shots and collect a $1.42 million prize. Now he’s 35th in the FedEx standings and will be playing in the upcoming PGA Championship. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte He wouldn’t give up.“I’m tough,” Homa said. “I don’t know all about my golf all the time, but I’m tough. I was really happy with myself today. I told Joe on one of the holes I felt like I was going to throw up, but my hands felt unbelievable on the club.”It’s not unusual for Homa to tell Greiner about his desire to vomit. “Honestly, it sucked to be not around him,” Greiner said.Homa said that was an awful time in his life, as well.There were times he hated his golf game, his attitude was terrible and he would wallow in pity.Emotionally, he reached what he called “low, low places.”But he never gave up.“I’m very proud I finally found a ladder and started climbing upward because it was getting dark down there,” Homa said.That’s par for the course for Homa. His parents would tell him when he was a toddler that he methodically figured out how to climb the steps in their home despite repeated falls. His life has changed, just as Greiner knew it would.“I knew he was a top-50 player in the world,” said Greiner, who rejoined Homa as caddie last fall. “I have seen a lot of good golf and see the way Max hits irons. So when he putts good, he has a chance.”Greiner and Homa grew up together in Valencia, California, and have known each other since Homa was 6.They regularly competed on the golf course.Homa went on to play at Cal, where he won the Division I national championship in 2013. When he broke onto the PGA Tour, he asked Greiner to be his caddie, a business/personal relationship that lasted for three years until Homa lost his card the first time.ADVERTISEMENT Players seeking change for women’s soccer in Latin America PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hasslescenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ “I was like, ‘You didn’t even look nervous,’” Greiner told Homa at the time. “Right then, I was like, he’s just a little different than anything I have ever seen.”Even after Homa fell on hard times and lost his PGA Tour card not once, but twice, and it became no longer “financially responsible” for Greiner to carry his bags, the caddie told anyone in the golf world who’d listen that his buddy had the resiliency to make it back and win a PGA Tour event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Max Homa celebrates after winning the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Joe Greiner always knew there was something special about his childhood friend Max Homa.He knew it from the time he caddied for Homa in his first PGA Tour event in 2013, when Homa told him how nervous he was on the 72nd hole of the Frys.com Open, then stepped up to the tee box and striped a 300-yard 3-wood down the center of a tight fairway.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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10 months agoCarroll admits West Ham let themselves down for Burnley defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Carroll admits West Ham let themselves down for Burnley defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham striker Andy Carroll says they let themselves down for defeat at Burnley.The Hammers gave themselves a mountain to climb after falling 2-0 down to goals from Chris Wood and Dwight McNeil before the break – and it was a summit they couldn’t reach even after the introduction of Carroll and Grady Diangana at half-time.“It was very disappointing, a poor game for everyone,” he said. “We’re much better than that and I thought we could have done better from start to finish.“Second half we created a few more chances, but it was disappointing not to get many before then and obviously see them create so many.“Luckily we had Lukasz in net and he’s been great all season. He kept us in it.“I had a couple of chances, it was a great save from Tom Heaton. Cress put a good ball in and he saved it well. I was unlucky there, but overall it’s just a bad day.“We’re a good team and we’ve had a lot of players out injured. When they come back it will be a big boost, but we have a good team and we’ve just got to put this behind us and move on.” last_img read more

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a month agoNapoli striker Llorente fancies Spurs revenge on Liverpool

first_imgNapoli striker Llorente fancies Spurs revenge on Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFernando Llorente is up for Napoli’s Champions League opener against Liverpool.The former Tottenham striker says he’ll be ready should he be called upon.He said, “My second match with Napoli and immediately I find the Champions League finalist who beat us in the final. I can’t wait to play and help the team, if I have the opportunity. “We have the dream of giving 100%, Liverpool started the championship in incredible form, the most important thing when we meet teams like this is that we don’t make mistakes, Liverpool have players with so much quality, it’s very strong on the break, they don’t make mistakes. We have to be very careful and play a great game, giving the maximum, each one of us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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14 days ago​Ex-Man Utd striker Berbatov: Messi and Ronaldo would struggle in Solskjaer’s team

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Ex-Man Utd striker Berbatov: Messi and Ronaldo would struggle in Solskjaer’s teamby Freddie Taylor14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has laid into the team, by suggesting that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would struggle in it.United are enduring a miserable start to the season that sees them only two points above the relegation zone in the league.They face Liverpool at home in their first game after the current international break.Speaking to Betfair about United, Berbatov explained: “The winter transfer window is going to be difficult and on the pitch Manchester United aren’t producing as a team at the moment. “It doesn’t matter how good you are, Messi or Ronaldo could go there and they would have difficulty because the team is not producing.” last_img read more

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Ohio State mens basketball comes up short against No 10 Virginia falls

With just under 30 seconds to go, Ohio State sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop hit a corner 3-pointer to cut 10th-ranked Virginia’s lead to just three points, 61-58. But after not being able to steal the ensuing inbounds pass, the Buckeyes were forced to foul, sending the Cavaliers to the free-throw line. Virginia cashed in on a pair, eventually dodging the upset bid from OSU to win 64-58. The loss drops OSU to 2-4 on the season, while also giving the Buckeyes just their fourth four-game losing streak since the turn of the century. Virginia moves to 6-1 after the victory.OSU had three players in double-figures, highlighted by forward Marc Loving’s 19 points on an efficient 7-of-11 shooting, including netting three of his six 3-point tries. The junior forward also chipped in five rebounds. Joining Loving in double figures was Bates-Diop, with 15 points, powered by him shooting 3-of-6 from deep, and sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate with a dozen. Tate added eight rebounds, five of which came in the second half. Although they might have picked up the loss, the Buckeyes churned in, arguably, their best performance of the season.“I definitely think we’ve gotten better,” Tate said. “It just seems like all our games come down to the wire. We just have to figure out a way to bring it home. We’re so close.”One of the main reasons why the Buckeyes could not bring it home was the performance of Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon. The redshirt senior guard led the way for his team, scoring 22 points on 7-of-16 shooting, including six 3-pointers. It seemed that as soon as OSU would close the gap, Brogdon would be there to hit a big shot to swing momentum back toward the Cavaliers. “That kid is one of the best players, honestly, I’ve seen,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “He’s so patient, he’s so smooth, he’s so efficient when he plays … when he made his first couple shots, I was so like, ‘Oh boy, here we go.’” As Matta mentioned, Brogdon got out to a hot start, scoring nine of Virginia’s first 13 points. But after being down 13-6, the Buckeyes climbed back into with an 8-2 run to make it a one-point game. The Cavaliers seized momentum back from the Scarlet and Gray from there to go up 26-17 with 2:39 left in the first half. The nine-point advantage was the game’s largest by either team, but instead of rolling over, the Buckeyes fought back to behind a personal five-point run from redshirt sophomore center Trevor Thompson. A key to the Buckeyes entering the locker room trailing by just two was their defense. OSU held Virginia to just 26 first-half points, a season-low, on 37 percent shooting. Freshman center Daniel Giddens was instrumental in the strong defensive showing, as any time a Cavalier player got into the paint, he was there to alter their shot. In the first half alone, he had three blocks. Because of his presence, Virginia often was passive, settling for jump shots. But for the Buckeyes, it turned out to be a double-edged sword, as the Cavaliers shot an efficient 4-of-9 from deep.“We haven’t gone against a team that is able to block shots like that yet,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said, adding, “When we’d try to go to the lane, they’d just block it.” In every one of OSU’s four losses, the game has been very close at halftime. In fact, it even led in two of the three prior to Tuesday’s matchup. However, the problem for the Buckeyes had been less-than-stellar second halves. Against Virginia, the opposite happened. Bates-Diop and Loving hit early 3-pointers to grab OSU its first lead since five minutes into the game. The cliché about basketball being a “game of runs” was definitely true in the second half, as the team’s traded runs for much of the final 20 minutes. “I just think that we were hungry for a win — everybody, coaching staff, teammates,” Tate said about finally having a strong second half. “I feel like that was the key. Everybody was locked in.” OSU’s final lead came with 13:20 left in the game, but it had multiple trips to the offensive end where it could’ve taken the lead or tied the contest. Loving hit a 3-pointer from the right wing to cut Virginia’s lead to just one point with just over eight minutes left to play. The Buckeyes forced a missed shot by the Cavaliers on the ensuing possession, give them a chance to grab the lead. Instead, freshman guard JaQuan Lyle kept up with what has been plaguing OSU all season long: turning the ball over after dribbling into traffic. In those critical moments, the young Buckeyes just continued to come up short. As for why, Matta said he was clueless. “I don’t know,” the coach said, chuckling. “That one I don’t know the answer to. You look at this team and just how few a plays away we are from turning the corner.” And against the Cavaliers, it was certainly just a few plays here and there that, had they gone the other way, perhaps OSU would be celebrating its upset. Because of just how close it was, Loving said the loss leaves him with mixed emotions. “It’s bittersweet,” he said. “It’s bitter because we lost but it feels good to know that we’re getting better each and every game to the point where we’re able to compete with top-10 teams. “We’re just taking each day in practice to get better and prepare for our next opponent.”That next opponent is a team from the same commonwealth as the Cavaliers, in the Virginia Military Institute. The Buckeyes and the Keydets are scheduled to be in action at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday inside the Schottenstein Center. OSU freshman guard Austin Grandstaff (3) dribbles around Virginia’s Malcom Brogdon during a game on Dec. 1 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost 58-64. Credit: Bree Williams | Lantern Photographer read more

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Inconsistency plagues Buckeyes in New York

It’s tough to say who was colder Thursday night; the students jumping in Mirror Lake or the Ohio State men’s basketball team.In the 2K Sports Classic semifinal game against No. 6 North Carolina, the Buckeyes shot a frigid 9-31 from the field in the first half, en route to a 77-73 loss.“We had a rough first half,” junior guard Jon Diebler said. “If we had come out with a little bit more intensity, the game probably would have been different.”In the second half, the Tar Heels extended their lead and were up 19 points before the Buckeyes finally made a run. Five quick points by Dieber, coupled with two free throws from junior Evan Turner, sparked a 7-0 run. The Buckeyes got as close as two points after a Diebler three-pointer with 15 seconds to go. Carolina’s Larry Drew then made two free throws to end any hope of a miracle, and the Buckeyes were handed a four-point loss. “Obviously we made a great comeback,” coach Thad Matta said. “Finally late in the second half we started making some shots and got a little rhythm to our offense. I’m proud of the way our guys fought back into it, but it obviously wasn’t enough.”The Buckeyes dug themselves too deep of a hole with their first half shooting woes. Though everyone struggled to make shots, it was sophomore William Buford who had the most trouble. Buford made only two of 10 shots in the first half and finished an abysmal 3-16 from the field.In addition to scoring difficulties, Turner struggled to hold onto the basketball. His 23 points led the team, but the Buckeye point guard turned the ball over 10 times.  “Sometimes I might have thought about the situation too much, whether I should shoot or pass, so I traveled here and there,” Turner said. “I just have to make sure it never happens again.”However, Turner and Co. had little time to work out any kinks. OSU played the following day against California in the tournament’s consolation game. Junior center Dallas Lauderdale got his first start of the season against California, completing his return from a preseason hand injury. Lauderdale scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds in 30 minutes of play.More importantly, he anchored the Buckeyes on the defensive end, blocking seven shots. “He gives us a different look both offensively and defensively,” Matta said. “He has pretty good timing. It allows us to do a little bit more on the perimeter knowing he is back there.”Friday’s game had a similar feel to Thursday’s, but with reversed roles. It was the Buckeyes that dominated the majority of the game, and with about 15 minutes to go in the game, they had a 22-point lead. Then, like OSU the night before, California began a comeback. California promptly went on a 17-2 run to cut the Buckeye lead to nine. But on the shoulders of Turner’s 22 second-half points, the Buckeyes were able to hold on and earn a 76-70 victory.  “Basketball is a game of runs,” Turner said. “Fortunately we are mature enough to keep a lead. We handled what we had to handle, and we took care of business.”Turner finished the game with 26 points and 14 rebounds and, along with Diebler and David Lighty, played all 40 minutes. Friday marked the fourth time in as many games that Turner has recorded a double-double. “It has been a good stretch of games,” Turner said. “I am just trying to play hard.”The Buckeyes return to play Lipscomb Tuesday at the Schottenstein Center. read more

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