Nicholls in First Place Entering Week Seven of Southland Action

first_imgThe Colonels (14-9, 8-2 SLC) sit in the driver’s seat and control their own destiny in chasing a Southland Conference championship with no other two-loss teams remaining. Nicholls battles Abilene Christian (14-10, 6-5 SLC) tonight at 7 p.m. CT on the road before Houston Baptist visits Thibodeaux, La., on Saturday at 3 p.m. FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls enters week seven of Southland Conference men’s basketball play in sole possession of first place, coming off an 81-64 win over New Orleans on Saturday. New Orleans (12-11, 9-3 SLC), Sam Houston State (14-10, 8-3 SLC), Southeastern Louisiana (14-10, 8-3 SLC) and Stephen F. Austin (18-5, 7-3 SLC) are within reach of the Colonels. Additional Storylines: The Privateers’ lone game of the week is at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (8-12, 5-5 SLC) on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Bearkats get a chance at stopping the hottest team in the league, the Islanders, hosting them tonight at 6:30 p.m. Corpus Christi is currently on a four-game win streak after starting the league season 1-5. Sam Houston also competes at home Saturday against Lamar (14-10, 6-5 SLC) at 6:15 p.m. All three games will be available on ESPN3. The Lions hit the road with games against UIW tonight at 7 p.m. and McNeese on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Lumberjacks, who fell in Beaumont 76-54 on Saturday, contest the Cowboys in Lake Charles, La., on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and return home to take on Northwestern State (3-19, 0-11 SLC) on Saturday at 6 p.m. • Standing Alone: Nicholls reclaimed the top spot in conference on Saturday with an 81-64 victory at home over defending conference champion New Orleans (12-11, 9-3 Southland). The Colonels are now the only two-loss conference team.• I’ll Take That: Stephen F. Austin, Nicholls and Lamar rank in the top eight nationally for three key defensive categories: Steals per game, total steals and turnovers forced. The Lumberjacks are second in steals per game and total steals and first in turnovers forced. The Colonels are fourth, sixth and seventh for the same three categories, respectively. The Cardinals are seventh in steals per game and total steals and eighth in turnovers forced.• Island of Their Own: After beginning Southland play 1-5, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has strung together four consecutive wins to move to .500 in league action. The Islanders visit Sam Houston State on Wednesday, who they lost to earlier this season, 82-50.• Oh Home, Let Me Come Home: SFA is one of 27 teams that are undefeated at home this season. The Lumberjacks are 12-0 at Johnson Coliseum this season and hold a tie for the 11th best home win streak nationally (14 games).• Bear With Me: Central Arkansas senior guard Jordan Howard ranks third in the nation for points per game (25.5 ppg). Teammate Hayden Koval is 10th in NCAA Division I for blocked shots per game (2.87).last_img read more


first_imgA WITNESS who saw Michael Ferry take First Aid courses has revealed that he was the sole tutor and that his presence there had unnerved people.The Order of Malta has tried to play down Ferry’s role in a branch of the organisation in Gaoth Dobhair.However one local man who attended one course revealed paedophile Ferry – jailed for 14 years last week for abusing young boys – had unsettled people at the course. “The Order of Malta may also have questions to answer,” said the witness.“He (Ferry) was the sole tutor on an occassion to a First Aid Course and I can confirm that all males in the group were uncomfortable with him tutoring the course.“This was due to the ‘rumours’ that existed surrounding this horrendous man, one young man was particularly affected by the simple presence of him leading the course… I hope that if there was a deeper reason, that he find the courage to speak out, whether it be for himself or on behalf of someone else.”ABUSE SCANDAL: FIRST AID COURSE WITNESS SAYS FERRY UNNERVED PEOPLE was last modified: July 25th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:abuse scandalDonegal NewsdonegaldailyMichael Ferryorder of maltalast_img read more