Women’s Basketball Rallies for Season-Opening Win at Nebraska, 83-77

first_img Watch Live PDF Box Score Preview Next Game: LINCOLN, Neb. – The Drake University women’s basketball team used a huge second quarter scoring run in an 83-77 comeback road win over Nebraska Wednesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Story Links Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Nebraska outscored Drake, 21-15, in the third quarter and trailed by just three points going into the fourth quarter. The teams traded baskets in the final quarter and the Cornhuskers even led 67-65 after Sam Haiby made two free throws with just over five minutes left. However, Drake newcomer redshirt junior Monica Burich (Roseville, Minn.), a transfer from Colorado, made a layup and Dean hit a deep three-pointer to push the Bulldogs’ lead to 70-67. Nebraska would get to within one point at the 4:06 mark, but Dean hit another three-pointer and the Bulldogs made their free throws down the stretch as the Cornhuskers tried to extend the game. Five players scored double figures for Drake (1-0) led by junior Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) who poured in a game-high 19 points. Senior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) added 15 points while redshirt senior Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) and redshirt junior Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) each scored 11 points off the bench. Rhine added 10 rebounds for her own double-double. HTML Box Score Wednesday was a back-and-forth battle between the teams, which both qualified for the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Last season at the Knapp Center in Des Moines, Iowa, Nebraska held on for an 89-84 win in double-overtime. The two teams delivered another great game to start 2018-19. at Western Illinois 11/10/2018 – 4:30 p.m. Full Schedule Roster Drake, which fell behind 14-0 to start the game and was behind 29-15 at the end of the first quarter, flipped the switch in the second quarter. Hittner scored eight straight points for the Bulldogs and Miller hit a three-pointer as part of 11-3 opening run. The fast start forced a timeout by Nebraska (0-1), which led by just five at 32-27 after it led by 14 after one quarter of play. Out of the timeout, the Bulldogs forced a turnover and then Bachrodt nailed a three-pointer. Overall, Drake used a 30-7 run in the second quarter, capped by another Bachrodt three-pointer, this one just seconds before the halftime buzzer. Bachrodt and Hittner each scored nine points in the quarter as Drake led 45-36 at halftime. Drake stays on the road as it will play at Western Illinois Saturday. Tipoff in Macomb, Ill. against the Leathernecks is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Industrial sector foresees low job growth this year citing high costs for

first_imgRelated posts:Procter & Gamble to hire 300 employees for new Costa Rica operations Job fairs seeking 1,300 employees Employment outlook slightly better for Ticos in coming months, survey finds Wanted: bilingual professionals in Costa Rica Increasing costs of electricity and raw materials lowered hiring expectations for this year in Costa Rica’s industrial sector as employers expect a slowdown in new job creation, a study released Tuesday by the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica (CICR) showed.Some 70 percent of surveyed companies do not expect to create new jobs this year, 10 percent are considering layoffs and only 20 percent of business owners plan to hire more staff.CICR President Juan Ramón Rivera said associates see 2014 as a year of “little dynamism in industrial production and a year with a good chance for stagnation in hiring, mostly because of ongoing competitiveness problems the sector faces.”Employers cited high energy costs as the major factor affecting business, followed by increasing exchange rates and the high cost of raw materials.“This is the fourth consecutive year that the cost of electricity is the major concern for the industrial sector,” Rivera said.Among its main conclusions the CICR’s study proposed a “re-engineering of the Costa Rica Electricity Institute in order to lower financial burdens and to facilitate lower electricity rates.”The chamber also requested the elimination of taxes on fuels used for electricity generation, and called for greater private sector participation in energy generation.The survey interviewed 200 CICR associates between March 3-31 and has a margin of error of 5 percent, the chamber reported.Earlier this month, tech giant Intel and Bank of America announced 3,000 layoffs from their operations in the country, which will become effective by the end of this year. Facebook Commentslast_img read more