Alexis Peterson overcomes early foul trouble to score 15 points in win

first_img Published on December 9, 2015 at 10:43 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] Alexis Peterson flew up the court on a breakaway and found her way to the basket, drawing contact against Coppin State’s Keena Samuels before rising and dropping in a layup. Peterson thought she had earned herself an opportunity for a traditional three-point play. Instead, the nearby referee whistled for a charge.Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman, who expressed frustration with the officials throughout the night, turned away from the play and paced quickly toward the end of SU’s bench. He didn’t stop until nearly walking off the court.When Hillsman turned around, Peterson was standing at halfcourt, staring at him and holding up three fingers, one for each foul she had. With 3:09 remaining in the first half, Hillsman was forced to remove Peterson from the game.“I didn’t want her to get that fourth foul in case the game got tight down the stretch,” Hillsman said.After a red-hot start to Wednesday night’s game, Peterson cooled off once she found herself in foul trouble. She played only 25 minutes, nine fewer than her season average, during Syracuse’s (6-2) 88-56 win over Coppin State (2-6) in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPeterson scored five points in the game’s first four minutes, first connecting on a runner in the lane and then draining a 3 from the left corner to put the Orange ahead 8-6. By the 7:15 mark of the second quarter, she had registered 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting.“That’s a great floor game,” Hillsman said. “I thought she played tremendous.”But Peterson committed her first foul with just over seven minutes to play in the first half. Two minutes later, she bumped Samuels as she attempted a 3 from the left wing.When a referee called Peterson for that foul, Hillsman shook his head before subbing Peterson out. She re-entered the game 13 seconds before picking up the third foul and leaving again.In the game’s 27 minutes that followed Peterson’s initial foul, she scored just five more points, finishing 6-of-8 from the field with 15 points to go along with five assists.At one point on defense in the fourth quarter, she made a move to try intercepting a pass before choosing to back off and avoid contact. She then raised her arms in the air to signal that she didn’t commit a foul.“(The foul trouble) did kind of bring me back a little bit,” Peterson said.To avoid Peterson falling deeper into foul trouble, Hillsman subbed her out of the game five different times in the latter three quarters. He “probably” could have used her more, he said, but credited strong bench play — Syracuse had 50 points — for making it easier to rotate the guards.Peterson said coming in and out of the game affected her rhythm, but added that she did what she could to “stay mentally ready” and not think too much about her fouls.Said Peterson: “You can’t take them home, so you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

BetConstruct launches peer-to-peer betting product from Wiseodds

first_img BetConstruct has strengthened its portfolio of partnerships after confirming a new deal with sports betting supplier Wiseodds.The agreement makes BetConstruct the first partner to integrate the Wiseodds peer-to-peer betting product onto its platform.Aris Gabrielyan, Head of Regional Business Development at BetConstruct, said. “Wiseodds has launched a game-changing and risk-free product that combines elements of sports betting and poker, and taps into the growing popularity of social gaming.“We have a great appetite to partner with innovative companies that have similar mindsets to ourselves, so are delighted to be joining forces with Wiseodds.”As part of the Wiseodds’ solution, punters will ‘take a seat’ at one of the available tables in an online lobby by placing a bet on the outcome of sporting events.When every match featured in the selected room comes to an end, all cards are revealed and the player with the highest winning odds coupon claims all the money on the table. Losing players are then removed from the table, allowing new users to join.Players will have the opportunity to bet on a number of sporting markets, including ‘major football and basketball matches’.As part of the deal, the service will include markets on all major football and basketball matches with four separate table choices – Over Tables, Under Tables, Bet Poker Tables and Bet Poker System.Lilit Nikoghosyan, Head of Operations at Wiseodds, said: “We’re thrilled to have signed our first partnership agreement, which presents a fantastic opportunity for us to fast-track the reach of our exciting new sports betting product to operators worldwide.“BetConstruct are an enthusiastic partner who have embraced our innovative new concept, which offers a new way of betting for players. We look forward to working with them in the coming months.” Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 Share VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Share Nuno Gomes joins BetConstruct and FeedConstruct as brand ambassador June 18, 2020last_img read more

Blake Griffin has triple-double as Clippers end 9-game losing streak

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousClippers forward Blake Griffin takes a 3-point shot over Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon during the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s game in Atlanta. Griffin had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 116-103 victory. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) drives to the basket past Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Los Angeles won 116-103. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroeder (17), of Germany, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson (33) drives to the basket past Atlanta Hawks guard Marco Belinelli (3), of Italy, during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Los Angeles won 116-103. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroeder (17), of Germany, shoots next to Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) drives to the basket past Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroeder (17), of Germany, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Los Angeles won 116-103. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Atlanta Hawks guard Josh Magette (11) shoots against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroeder (17), of Germany, drives to the basket around Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson (33) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) shoots a 3-point basket during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers talks to an official during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Los Angeles won 116-103. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin shoots a 3-point basket during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Los Angeles won 116-103. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Atlanta Hawks guard Marco Belinelli (3), of Italy, shoots during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) shoots a 3-point basket during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Los Angeles won 116-103. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre’ Bembry (95) shoots over Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) shoots a 3-point basket over Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroeder (17), of Germany, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Los Angeles won 116-103. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer reacts to a play the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Los Angeles won 116-103. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroeder (17), of Germany, is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson, right, during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) shoots over Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Los Angeles won 116-103. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Clippers forward Blake Griffin takes a 3-point shot over Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon during the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s game in Atlanta. Griffin had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 116-103 victory. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) drives to the basket past Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Los Angeles won 116-103. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)NextShow Caption1 of 18Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) drives to the basket past Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Los Angeles won 116-103. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)ExpandATLANTA — After the Clippers lost games for more than three weeks and lost a player Wednesday, Blake Griffin had seen enough.“The best part about tonight was just how we got the win,” he said. “We were banged up. We got awful news today, but guys just focused and did the little things we needed to do to get a win.”Griffin had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his sixth career triple-double, Wesley Johnson scored a season-high 24 points and the Clippers snapped a nine-game skid with a 116-103 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.The Clippers had dropped 11 of 12 and learned before the game that starting guard Patrick Beverley will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. But they overcame a month-long struggle of closing out opponents, taking the lead for good on a pair of free throws by Lou Williams with 4:11 left in the third quarter. The Clippers finished with a season-high 30 assists.“I loved it — 30 assists,” Coach Doc Rivers said. “We talked about it before the game. Without a point guard the team had the spirit of the pass. The ball was finding the open guy. I thought they did it all night.”Atlanta matched its biggest lead at seven on Dennis Schroder’s 3-pointer with 7:49 left in the third. But the Hawks fell apart against the more talented Clippers, losing their third straight to drop to 3-15, worst in the Eastern Conference.Marco Belinelli finished with 20 points and Schroder added 19.“A lot of their guys played well, but we have to do more to be disruptive, more to make it difficult for them,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “We have to do a better job on that end of the court.”center_img Johnson hit six of his first seven 3-point attempts and went 8 for 10 from the field. Williams finished with 20 points, and Austin Rivers added 18. DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 16 rebounds.The closest Atlanta got in the fourth was within five points on Dewayne Dedmon’s 3-pointer with 5:53 remaining. Less than three minutes later, Griffin hit a 3-pointer to put the Clippers ahead by 15.Johnson has stepped up his performance over the last four games, but he credited this outing to the team’s collective energy in looking for the open man.“That was the main thing,” Johnson said. “The ball was moving. I think we started out defensively the way we wanted to, but I think we picked it up in the second half.”TIP-INSClippers guard Lou Williams, a productive sixth man for most of his career, made just his second start since he played for the Lakers in 2015-16. In 13 seasons, Williams has scored 8,599 points as a reserve, second only to Jamal Crawford among active players. … It was Griffin’s sixth career triple-double.Hawks rookie forward John Collins, the 19th overall draft pick, made his first career start and finished with 14 points and team highs with 10 rebounds and 38 minutes. Collins got the nod with back tightness still bothering Luke Babbitt, but he could hold the job the rest of the season given that he’s shooting over 58 percent from the field and consistently plays above the rim.BIG BLOWBeverley underwent a procedure Wednesday in Houston to repair a lateral meniscus. Beverley appeared in 11 games since arriving in the Chris Paul trade, averaging 12.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.73 steals and 30.3 minutes.“It’s a tough blow for the team, but it’s worse for Patrick,” Rivers said. “We thought it would probably be just meniscus, but it turns out to be a lot more.”UP NEXTThe Clippers end their trip in Sacramento on Saturday.last_img read more