Women of Troy fall to Huskies on the road

first_imgA strong offensive effort would stunt the USC women’s basketball team (15-13, 7-10 Pac-12) in their fight against the Washington Huskies(21-8, 10-7 Pac-12). The Women of Troy lost 60-48, dominated by three players in the Huskies arsenal. The women of Troy would endure the next 40-minute contest without senior forward Alexyz Vaioletama, who did not play because of an injury.“It’s hard when you don’t have your go-to players in the line up, but I really thought we fought hard,” head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke said. “We did some really good things offensively and defensively, we just really couldn’t get into an offensive rhythm consistently throughout the game.”Senior forward Kaneisha Horn lead the Women of Troy in scoring with 13 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore guard Jordan Adams also added 12 points and nine rebounds to the Trojan cause.Scoring was slow for both teams in the first half. The Women of Troy shot at 32 percent to the Huskies 37 percent. Early on the game, the Women of Troy and the Huskies kept the game close. Freshmen guard Courtney Jaco and junior guard Brianna Barrett launched two shots behind the arc, keeping their deficit small.“We had a few issues with getting ourselves organized; I think we took some quick shots,” said Adams. “I felt we played really good defense, we made them shoot contesting shots for most of their possessions.”Talia Walton had a strong offensive presence with 6 points in the first 10 minutes. Adams responded by securing the lead with field goals.USC hit a dry spell deep in the half, allowing the Huskies to make up for lost time. The efforts of Kelsey Plum and Jazmine Davis would put USC at a disadvantage. Horn would break the silence with a field goal for the Trojans after almost four minutes of not scoring.Barrett kept the offense rolling with a layup and a free throw. However, this was not enough to overpower Washington.Neither teams were able to score for two minutes. After a flurry of rebounds and missed shots, Horn hit a successful jumper. Freshmen forward Amy Okonkwo then bumped the Women of Troy pass Washington after a trip to the line.The half ended with USC having a one-point lead and collected more blocks and assists than the Huskies.At the beginning of the second half, USC racked up five points in the first five minutes.Freshmen guards MacKenzie Calvert and Jaco would grab an assist each. Plum would put pressure on the Trojan defense, finding ways to score.“Mostly we wanted to play fast and get out on the break,” said Okonkwo. “I feel like we need to execute more and play defense better, play more defense.”After being tied at 30 USC’s offense slowed down while the Huskies began hitting shots. Plum would contribute to the Huskies offense while Horn continued to keep USC in the game.With nine minutes left in regulation, the Huskies held an 11-point lead and would keep the Women of Troy at a distance.The Women of Troy will battle against the Washington State Cougars on Saturday at 3 p.m. in their last game of the regular season.last_img read more

Cabinet to review alternative oil import sources

first_imgGuyana will continue to import oil from the existing supplier, Petrotrin, while at the same time markets in non-Caricom Caribbean Islands are still up for consideration.A paper on approaches to mitigate supply disruptions was recently approved by the board of directors of GEA for Cabinet’s review, Chief Executive Officer, Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), Dr Mahender Sharma told the Government Information Agency (GINA).These approaches entail the identification of other markets, as well as mechanisms for improving storage capacity. Upon receipt of Cabinet’s approval of the paper, the recommendations would be pursued. This will help to satisfy the country’s demand for oil.Sharma explained that energy security concerns have been brought to the attention of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) through several for a, particularly the 60th and 61st Special Meetings of COTED held this year.Currently, applications to purchase oil from other sources are made on a case-by-case basis following notification from Petrotrin in Trinidad and Tobago, on the availability of supplies.Approval for purchasing oil outside of Caricom has to be granted by the organisation. Participating member states want a more proactive approach in having the Common External Tariff (CET) for selected oil products imported reduced to zero percent, Sharma explained.COTED is in the process of reviewing CET and this study would inform further development in this regard. The Trinidad and Tobago Government and Petrotrin have committed to provide advance notice of product availability on a three-month basis, through an agreement with COTED as a means to guide short-term planning.Guyana has overtime experienced fuel disruptions from Petrotrin resulting in major oil companies having had to import from alternative regional and extra-regional sources. In efforts to mitigate local shortages, the Government sought waivers of the CET levied imports from outside of the region through COTED.The inconsistency in product availability due to unexpected shutdowns over the past three years has been the cause for considering alternative markets within and outside of the Region. COTED promotes trade and economic development of the Caricom and oversees the operations of the Single Market and Economy.last_img read more