MBB : Carter-Williams impresses against Green Wave; Tomaszewski remains perfect from deep

first_imgEven though Michael Carter-Williams had another solid game coming off the bench, there was one play that his teammates made sure he heard about after the game.Dion Waiters found him with a behind-the-back pass on a fast break and the freshman was completely alone in front of the rim. He went up for the two-handed slam, but the ball rattled out.‘I didn’t think he was going to pass me the ball,’ Carter-Williams said. ‘I didn’t even think he saw me. I owe him one though. That was on me.’Carter-Williams had to do push-ups in the locker room after the game, but that one blooper didn’t completely overshadow another solid performance by the young guard Thursday in SU’s 80-61 win over Tulane at the Carrier Dome. With junior Brandon Triche battling a thumb injury, the freshman played 18 minutes, finishing with seven points, three assists and two rebounds.‘It’s nice to be out there and play and have some extra minutes and have them get rest,’ Carter-Williams said. ‘I know the Big East is coming up and we’re going to need them to be 100 percent.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe freshman was able to create for himself off the dribble. His first bucket came in the first half on a drive from the left side of the court, all the way around the perimeter to the right side of the hoop for a lay-in.He didn’t score again until the second half, but both of his field goals after halftime came on off-balance floaters. He was called for a charge on the first, but the basket still counted. On the second, he lobbed up a shot that dropped from the free-throw line with the shot clock winding down.The freshman also didn’t turn the ball over and got some praise from Orange head coach Jim Boeheim after the game.‘He’s getting an opportunity,’ Boeheim said. ‘I thought tonight he did a good job getting the ball to the basket and making good decisions.’Tomaszewski still perfectKris Joseph knows who he wants in the game if the Orange ever need a late 3-pointer.‘If ever there’s a situation where we’re down two with like three seconds left,’ Joseph said with just a hint of sarcasm, ‘(Matt Tomaszewski) is the guy.’Tomaszewski was the first walk-on into the game for SU and entered the contest shooting a perfect 6-for-6 from deep on his career. The senior put that on the line with 1:40 left in the action.He jacked the seventh 3-pointer of his career from the right wing. It hit rim and looked like it might rattle out, but eventually dropped to keep the 6-foot-8 forward perfect from beyond the arc.When asked about the walk-on after the game, a big smile spread across Boeheim’s face.Said Boeheim: ‘Yeah he can shoot, can’t he?’Onto the Big EastFor the third straight year, Syracuse finished its nonconference schedule with a perfect record. But Boeheim wasn’t ready to put too much weight into that accomplishment after Thursday’s win.‘We’ve got good players and they’ve played well when they needed to,’ he said. ‘Most of the good teams are either undefeated or lost one game right now so it’s nothing really unusual when you look around the country.’Still, the Orange has ascended to the No. 1 ranking in the country thanks to its undefeated record. And although most of the wins have been easy, SU feels that it accomplished its goals prior to Big East play.Aside from a six-point win over Marshall, Syracuse blew out all of the mid-major teams it faced through 13 games. It also captured the NIT Season Tip-off title with tight wins over Virginia Tech and Stanford in Madison Square Garden. And the biggest win for the Orange so far this year when it knocked off No. 11 Florida in the Dome.‘It’s nice to get to this point and not have a loss,’ Joseph said. ‘We had two or three games that could have gone the other way very easily, and we played well down the stretch in those games, which is great. Once the conference comes up, the competition steps way, way up. I think we’re prepared for that.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on December 22, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Wellington School Board forum: Jason Newberry

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington School Board race for District 3, Position 6 has just one candidate – Jason Newberry. He will be replacing incumbent Dena Martens.All registered voters from the USD 353 school district can vote in this particular race in the city/school election to be held Tuesday, April 2. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. People can also advance vote at the Sumner County Clerk’s office.  For forums of the other school board candidates click here and here.The following is a list of questions submitted to Newberry:1. Tell us a little about yourself. Newberry: Education wise I received my Bachelors in Administration/Management from Western Illinois University and Associates of Science and Arts from Cowley. I taught Cowley County Community College in Winfield from 2001 to 2008 as adjunct faculty for the Paramedic program. I served on the Wellington Fire and EMS Service Department from April 1996 to June 2006. I was a fire marshal assistant chief and firefighter.I then worked at technical support for computers and Internet at Sumner Communications from June 2006 to April 2008. I currently work at the city of Wellington as an IT Administrator. I started that job in April 2008.2. What is the main reason why you are running for Wellington School Board?Newberry: There are actually two reasons that I am running for Wellington School Board. I help both of them get ready to head out the door for school each morning. I have a daughter in third grade and a son gearing up for kindergarten next year. I think it is important for parents to take a proactive roll to make sure our kids are getting everything they need.3. Wellington State Assessment scores have been a huge concern for USD 353. Why do you think the scores have been so low and how should we change the situation?Newberry: There is no magic wand for this issue. That being said I think it is important to work with kids, teachers, parents, and administrators to get our test scores to the level we all know they could be at. No one group is to blame for the current situation. It takes everyone working together for the sake of our kids to make this happen. We all know the capability is there.4. Staying on the testing question. Do you feel that USD 353 is falling into a trap of ‘teaching toward the test?’ Is there a happy medium?Newberry: Yes it is a slippery slope. I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone that feels the long term results of just “teaching the test” is what we want to do. Unfortunately there are those “standards” that have to be met, but that should be seen as the starting and point not the goal. Our ultimate goal should not be getting them ready for the next test. It should be preparing them for what comes next in life, whether that is higher education, joining the workforce, or other endeavors.5. What is your opinion of Sam Brownback’s proposal to eventually eliminate state income tax and how it will affect the school district? Newberry: We all know times are tough. More than likely funding cuts are coming, if not from the proposed income tax changes it will be from another angle. The problem starts at the Federal level but will undoubtedly end up affecting all of us.Unfortunately I think it has to happen. We cannot keep spending money we don’t have. That is why it is imperative that we make sure that the funds available are used in the best possible way to make sure our kids are given the chance they deserve.6. There is some concern about eliminating the retirement plan and longevity pay. What is your position on the issue?Newberry: I am looking forward to gathering more information on this issue before making a snap judgment. Obviously my gut tells me the kids come first.7. Technology in Wellington seems to be deficient. What does the school board need to do to bring the school district up to today’s standards?Newberry: Ah, the good old technology question. Technology is all too often misunderstood. Everyone sees the razzle-dazzle stuff and just expects it to happen. That would be great, but often times the infrastructure and support staff to implement such technology is overwhelming, especially when funding is tight. Technology is a wonderful thing that can be used as a powerful tool to assist educators, but I feel that it is still not a substitute for traditional teaching methods and at times can become more of a hurdle then a step stool. That may seem like an odd comment from an IT Administrator, but those fundamentals are still important. I hope that with my background, I can assist those in the technology department to push our technology further in the district.8. Wellington High School has been built for about 10 years now. However, it seems to have some construction issues concerning the roof, the promotional board in front, high utilities, etc. What do you think the best solution is for the school district? What are some other facilities needs the school district will need to address in the near future?Newberry: That is to be expected. Maintenance is by far the best way to stretch that dollar. The district cannot afford to delay repairs that are needed. Not only will the cost of the repair increase so will the scope of the work the longer it is put off.I emphasize though there is a big difference at times between what is needed and what is wanted. Also, some of the numbers that I have been hearing regarding the promotional board are concerning. I’m anxious to get more details on this issue.9. What do you think will be the most important issue for the Wellington school district in the next four years?Newberry: I’m sure that the fiscal situation will be looming for quite some time.10. Ultimately, it comes down to educating our children. Do you think the school district is adequately preparing its students for college and the working world? Elaborate. Newberry: Yes….but. The responsibility of adequately preparing our kids for what comes ahead goes far beyond the school district. Sure the school district is an easy dart board, but there is a lot more at work in this community to assist our kids in facing the world. We all know people that have gone through our local school system that have really done well and I’m not just talking monetarily. Unfortunately, we also know those who have struggled. It is our responsibility to at least lay the foundation for our children’s future and give them the skills and knowledge to both compete and even excel in the world that faces them. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Local · 385 weeks ago In my opinion, he has a good grasp of the technology issue. A lot of learning can be accomplished without the latest and greatest technology. As we all know, technology will be outdated before the boxes are hauled away! Report Reply 1 reply · active 385 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 385 weeks ago I look forward to the day when people quit saying “the computer is outdated before you take it out of the box.” It’s such a dumb cliche. A computer is only outdated when you quit using it. I have computers 5 years old still in production. They may not be up to snuff but they are most certainly not “outdated.” Sorry “Local” nothing personal. Just got on a pet peeve rant. My Cats lost today so I’m not a happy camper. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. 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