WESTERN BUREAU:Jermaine Woozencroft scored one goal and assisted in the other as Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United (MBU) outlasted FC Reno 2-0 in their western derby at Frome Sports Ground yesterday afternoon.The midfielder entered play in the 79th minute and immediately looked the part as his calm presence on the ball and his eye for spectacular passes meant that MBU, who, up to that point, were lucky to be in the game, began to stamp their class.Allan Ottey benefited from a Woozencroft corner kick in the 81st minute to score with an easy tap in.Woozencroft then scored his team’s second. The FC Reno defenders again were slow to shut the MoBay attackers down and Woozencroft capitalised with a simple pass into the goal, with Dennis Taylor, the Reno goalkeeper, wrong-footed.The champions took a step up the standings on nine points, while Reno remain on seven points, following their first loss of the season.Dino Williams’ spectacular overhead effort in the 75th minute was the closest the striker got, while at the other end, Afiba Chambers watched his close-range header as it skipped off the crossbar for Reno’s best effort.Montego Bay United gave a start to Serbian defender Zvezdan Dordilovic, and he had a fine outing in tandem with Ronaldo Rodney and central defender Ladale Richie.TEAM COHESIONDillon Thelwell, MBU’s assistant coach, believes the team is beginning to gel at the right time.”The team is looking good right now. I think we are beginning to gel, and that’s bad news for the opposition and good news for us as we go about defending our title,” said Thelwell.”Woozencroft was not looking too good in training, so we decided not to start him today (yesterday). I think that was a wake-up call for him and he came out here when he got his chance and put on a show as usual,” noted Thelwell.Reno’s technical director, Wendell Downswell, said his team’s failure to get a point from the fixture was as a result of two lapses.”We will rebound, though. We never had much luck either way today, but we are looking for three points against Portmore in our next match,” said Downswell.
PALMDALE – The Palmdale Writers’ Roundtable is now accepting entries for its short story contest. The city of Palmdale and the Palmdale Playhouse are sponsoring the contest, which is open to all members of the community. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 28. Barnes & Noble gift certificates will be given for first-, second- and third-place winners. Each winner will also be given a year’s gift membership to the Writers’ Roundtable program, for which membership fees are $50 for Palmdale residents, $60 for nonresidents. The winners will receive their awards and present their short stories during the Writers’ Roundtable reception at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Palmdale Playhouse. Participants can submit as many stories as they wish. There is a $10 submission fee per story. Checks should be made payable to the city of Palmdale. Submissions must be double-spaced and typed on plain white 8“-by-11 paper using 12-point (standard typewriter size) type. Stories should be no more than 3,000 words, or approximately 12 pages. Originals will not be returned. All copyrights remain with the author. Each page should be numbered and marked with the author’s name and the name of the story. The top left-hand corner of the first page should include the author’s name, story name, address, phone number and e-mail address if available. An accurate word count should be included. Contestants can mail submissions to Palmdale Playhouse, Writers’ Roundtable Short Story Contest, 38334 10th Street East, Palmdale, CA 93550, or deliver them to the playhouse box office. The Palmdale Writers’ Roundtable is open to writers of all genres, including fiction, journalism, children’s stories, poetry and screenplays. Program members meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. in the Palmdale Playhouse lobby. The goal is to provide a forum where ideas and styles can be shared in a supportive atmosphere. For more information, contact the Palmdale Playhouse at (661) 267-5684. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Landry Shamet hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left, Stephen Curry couldn’t answer on the other end, and the Los Angeles Clippers climbed back from a 31 points down to stun the Golden State Warriors 135-131 on Monday night and even their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.It was a historic comeback that topped a 29-point rally by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1989 Western Conference semis over Seattle.Curry scored 29 points and put the Warriors up 131-128 with 58 seconds left before Shamet’s dagger on a night the two-time defending NBA champions lost DeMarcus Cousins to a leg injury in the first quarter.Lou Williams tied the game on a jumper with 1:10 to play then Curry immediately answered. Williams scored again at 46 seconds and finished with 36 points and made 8 of 10 free throws in as the teams combined for 64 fouls and 76 free throws attempted.Cousins injured his left quadriceps muscle in the first quarter and was done for the game, but Golden State’s depth shined and the Warriors built a 23-point halftime lead they pushed to a 31-point advantage failing to hold off Los Angeles late.76ERS 145, NETS 123PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons had 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds and the 76ers had an answer for the pesky Nets in a win to even their Eastern Conference playoff series.Simmons had a disastrous Game 1, on the court (nine points) and from a PR perspective after he criticized fans for booing during a game the Sixers were never really in. He backtracked the next day at practice and never gave another 20,591 fans a chance to do anything but roar in approval in Game 2. Simmons flashed the All-Star form that helped lead the Sixers to 51 wins, and was aggressive from tipoff. He used his size and speed to attack the lane and scored 16 points in the half — and then put the game away in the third.The Sixers busted the game open with a 14-0 run to start the second half and then stretched the lead to 20 on a Simmons steal and fastbreak basket. With a packed house standing, Simmons got a massive ovation when he cupped his hand to his right ear just like Iverson did in his prime.Iverson and former Sixers teammate Dikembe Mutombo attended the game and tossed T-shirts into the crowd.TweetPinShare0 Shares