Daily News

WednesdayDecember 17, 2014

Basketball teams have work to do

Cincinnati State’s men’s and women’s basketball teams discovered that they both have work to do to improvement following their performances at the Pete Pavia Memorial Tournament in Rochester last weekend.

 Both squads settled for runner-up finishes to host Monroe Community College, and both had offensive deficiencies exposed during the two-day affair.

 “We could have won the tournament if we were any good at the foul line,” lamented men’s head coach Andre Tate, whose No. 6 Surge defeated Mercyhurst North East, 75-71, on Saturday but fell to No. 13 Monroe, 80-75, on Sunday.

 In the close game vs. Monroe, the Surge made just 16 of 30 free throw attempts, a day after converting on just half of their tries (8 of 16). 

 “We work on foul shooting before and after practice, spending over a half hour each day,” Tate explained.  “We have some guys who just tense up at the line.”

 The Surge women’s team was plagued icy shooting from the field.  Cincinnati State shot just 28 percent in its 71-68 triple overtime win over Jamestown on Saturday, and was a hair better at 30 percent in its 76-47 loss to No. 8 Monroe on Sunday.

 “Our players were tired and some had minor injuries, entering Sunday’s game,” head coach Sonya Beeler explained.  “Rest will help us get better this week.”

 Maura Hackney continued her fine play with 16 points on Friday.  She and Samia Carter were named to the all-tournament team.  No Surge scored more than seven points on Saturday.

 Tremayne Hawkins was the bright spot for the men’s team.  The 6-2 freshman, who had not played since Nov. 10 due to injury, scored 16 points on Saturday, then topped that with 19 on Sunday.  Hawkins and Deandre Hollins-Johnson were all-tournament selections.

 The women’s team, 7-2, returns to action on Friday at South Suburban College, the plays Kennedy-King on Saturday, also at South Suburban.  The men’s team, 11-2, is idle until its Dec. 29 home game vs. Olive Harvey.  

Revision to I-75 rolling closre

The southbound I-75 rolling closure scheduled to begin at midnight Thursday, Dec. 18 has been cancelled. Rather, double lane closures on southbound I-75 between Monmouth Avenue and Marshall Avenue will be in effect from 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 until 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19. Also, a single right lane closure on northbound I-75 will be in effect from 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 until 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19.

Monday, Dec. 15 through Thursday, Dec. 18:

Double lane closures on southbound I-75 between Monmouth Avenue and Marshall, beginning at 9 p.m. with all lanes reopened to traffic by 6 a.m. the following day.

 Sunday, Dec. 14 through Thursday, Dec. 18:

Rolling closures on southbound I-75 from midnight to 5 a.m. each night.

Flagging operations on Central Parkway 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec. 15.

Flagging operations on Marshall Avenue and various side streets 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

All work is dependent on the weather. Traffic will be maintained with law enforcement officers, and arrow boards and signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming closure and detour. To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.

Humanities and Sciences Students present Co-Op Presentations


Humanities and Sciences students, Sara Meyer and Liz Mapes, recently completed an internship and special project respectively.  Sara spent fall semester working as an intern at the Cincinnati Museum Center with their Special Exhibits department. She could tell us everything we want to know about mummies!  Liz spent the semester creating an audio play “fan animation” project called “An Alchemist’s Tale.” She did all the writing, drawing, animation and audio. Both students talked about their experiences and presented their projects.