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  • Malachi Richardson resurfaces, scores 17 points in win over Colgate

    first_img Published on December 8, 2015 at 10:40 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Michael Gbinije picked up his dribble on the left wing and Malachi Richardson was exactly where he was supposed to be. Trailing the fast break down the middle of the court. Chopping his steps so he could set up comfortably behind the 3-point line.Gbinije swung Richardson the ball, and he stared down the defender in front of him. Then he made a hard jab step with his right foot before taking one dribble to his left and stroking a 3.The make trimmed Colgate’s lead to one at a non-critical juncture — the 16:57 mark of the first half in a game that was unexciting throughout. But for Richardson, it was far more than a tiny dent on the scoreboard.“For me, making shots period, it does something for me,” Richardson said. “… Coming out early I wanted to get my jump shot going and I think I did a good job of that.”Before Syracuse (7-2) beat Colgate (2-6) 78-51 on Tuesday night, Richardson had made 3-of-20 3s in his last three games after shooting 41.9 percent from deep in the Orange’s first five. But the freshman broke his slump with a career-high 17 points against the Raiders, making 4-of-10 3s and adding five rebounds and three assists to his line.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRichardson’s increased production — he scored a combined 10 total points in losses to Wisconsin and Georgetown last week — helped SU snap a two-game skid and was a product of his unwavering confidence.“Malachi’s got like the (Gerry McNamara) effect,” said Mike Hopkins, who filled in for SU head coach Jim Boeheim for the second of nine games. “Where if you miss nine he felt like he was making the next nine, and that’s the kind of shooter that you want. You want the guy that if they’re open they’re going to knock it down.”After getting home from Washington D.C., Richardson said he spent extra time in the gym over the last few days. That included extra shots with McNamara, who coaches the Orange guards — the former Syracuse star was in Richardson’s ear at practice on Monday. After missing two straight shots in a drill, Richardson slammed the ball off the Carrier Dome floor.So when the team started playing five-on-five in the half court, McNamara urged Richardson to have his feet ready to shoot on every play. He caught a pass from the wing and hit a 3. Then he went off the dribble from the right wing and hit one fading toward the corner. Soon, Richardson’s shots were pouring in and he looked at McNamara and smirked.Practice translated to the first half on Tuesday, when Richardson hit 3-of-7 from long range to snap out of his shooting funk.“Malachi is another weapon that we have, and when he gets going, when any of us get going, we’re a better team,” SU shooting Trevor Cooney said. “Especially when all of us get going, we’re a pretty good offensive team.”That’s what happened Tuesday, when Richardson and Gbinije each scored a game-high 17 and Cooney finished with 14. The trio combined to make 12 of the Orange’s 14 3s, which allowed Syracuse to space the floor from three spots and draw Colgate’s compact matchup zone away from the paint. And when the Raiders extended its pressure to the perimeter in the second half, Richardson attacked the rim and padded his point total at the foul line.For two games, Richardson’s jump shots fell short of the hoop while Syracuse fell short of its opponents. On Tuesday, the Orange’s offensive versatility resurfaced as its versatile freshman scorer woke up. Richardson is only nine games into his college career, but his contributions to a mercurial offense are already heavily affecting SU’s results.“It’s just basketball,” Richardson said. “I’m going to make shots and I’m going to miss them.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

  • Beat writers unanimously predict outcome for Syracuse on the road at Pittsburgh

    first_img Published on January 26, 2018 at 9:18 pm Matthew Gutierrez (17-3)Tough as SteelSyracuse 63, Pittsburgh 55Expect a relatively low-scoring, fairly close one Saturday afternoon, because Syracuse will be on the road against a slightly-improved Pitt team. The Panthers almost edged North Carolina State at home Wednesday night, and the Wolfpack is a team that beat Wake Forest and almost beat Miami last weekend. The bottom line: Winning on the road in this conference is not easy. With that aside, we should get another look at how Marek Dolezaj fits into the SU scheme, given starting forward Matthew Moyer’s game-time-decision status. SU should skate to a win and improve to 4-4 in conference play. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSam Fortier (16-4) It’s the PittsSyracuse 69, Pittsburgh 57Syracuse’s three players who can score — Tyus Battle, Oshae Brissett and Frank Howard — are top three in the conference in minutes per game, and they got to actually chill for a seven-day stretch. After looking the best it has all season against BC, Syracuse has now geared up for a crucial stretch in the rest of its slate. Beat the Panthers and Syracuse earns its first conference road win. Lose and it becomes the biggest NCAA Tournament resume shiner in recent memory. There’s every reason to believe, though, that the Orange will beat the Panthers handily even though it’s an ACC game on the road: Lock down Parker Stewart, get Battle and Howard going early, out-rebound maybe the least-physical team in the conference. Syracuse needs this one, and they know it. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Tomer Langer (15-5)Out of the PittSyracuse 68, Pittsburgh 49The Orange exploded offensively against Boston College on Wednesday, scoring 81 points on a season-high 60.4 percent from the field. To me though, the Orange also looked different, playing with a swagger that seemed to be gone when the team was mired in the 1-4 stretch. Playing a really weak Pittsburgh team is just what Syracuse needs to keep the good times rolling, as the Orange picks up an easy win and climbs back to .500 in ACC play. Commentslast_img read more

  • Store owner, county officials reach compromise over window art

    first_img Downey said supporters managed to collect nearly 400 signatures within a few weeks, which they presented to Supervisor Gloria Molina’s field deputy at a neighborhood meeting. County officials “found a way to denote [the murals] as art, rather than signs, by having me remove the advertisements on them,” Downey, 62, said Monday. “I was more than willing to work with them.” For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – When Los Angeles County officials cited local business owner Bob Downey last month for putting murals on his windows, Downey thought he’d lost the one tactic that had helped deter vandals – art. But once word got out about the citation, Downey’s neighbors near his West Whittier Paint store rallied to his defense. Now an artist hired by Downey is restoring the murals, but with some small modifications. In early March, the county gave Downey 30 days to remove the prohibited window paintings or face an initial penalty of $633 – a fee that would triple if not paid within 15 days after that, said Alex Garcia, a supervising regional planner for the county government.last_img read more

  • Huge profit just a prelude for Exxon Mobil

    first_imgDALLAS – Exxon Mobil Corp. posted the fifth highest quarterly profit for any public company in history on Thursday, and with oil prices above $70 a barrel it could still be the company’s weakest quarter for the year. Exxon Mobil’s first quarter was lower than its record fourth quarter, when the world’s largest oil company reported the highest profits ever for any publicly traded company. And the earnings, which rose 7 percent to more than $8 billion, still fell short of analysts’ estimates. But in what is sure to spur the growing furor over outsized energy industry earnings, Exxon Mobil’s massive profits may further increase in 2006 as the company benefits from rising crude-oil prices and production, analysts say. “This is only the beginning,” said Fadel Gheit, analyst for Oppenheimer & Co. “Let me tell you, it gets better after that. Oil prices will add huge amounts to earnings, at least a billion dollars.” In January, Exxon posted the highest quarterly profits of any public company in history: $10.71 billion for the fourth quarter of 2005 and $36.13 billion for the full year. Howard Silverblatt, a senior index analyst for Standard & Poor’s, said Exxon’s latest profit figure places fifth historically among all public companies’ quarterly earnings. Exxon also holds the first, second and fourth spots; Royal Dutch Shell PLC has the third spot. In the first quarter, net income rose to $8.4 billion, or $1.37 per share, from $7.86 billion, or $1.22 per share, a year earlier. Roughly three-quarters of that profit came from the company’s upstream division, which produces oil and natural gas. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial had expected a higher profit of $1.47 per share for the latest quarter. Analysts and company executives identified two major factors in the company’s coming up a dime short: higher taxes on oil and gas produced abroad and reduced income from its refining business, which spent heavily on maintenance in the aftermath of last year’s hurricanes.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe earnings report comes amid consumer outcry in the United States about soaring gasoline prices, which average $2.91 a gallon nationwide, 68 cents higher than a year ago. It also lands as Washington lawmakers are looking to appease consumers with various proposals to make big oil companies pay more taxes or provide consumers with some other relief. But everyone acknowledges that little can be done in the short term to bring down prices. “If we had a silver bullet, we would be proposing it to Washington right now,” said Ken Cohen, the company’s vice president of public affairs. Exxon Mobil is investing a growing portion of its profits in new oil and gas production, he said, and is sympathetic to the added energy-price burden on consumers. Still, he said consumers and members of Congress need to “take a deep pause and a deep breath” because market forces will eventually bring supply and demand back into balance. He said Congress could help matters in the longer term by removing barriers to domestic drilling. The increasing public scrutiny of Exxon comes less than a month after the news that the company handed its former chairman and chief executive officer, Lee Raymond, a retirement package that adds up to $400 million when all pension payoffs and stock options are included. The huge compensation sparked headlines across the country and calls in Washington to justify it. last_img read more