FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Lexie Ducat is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.The senior forward led the Wildcats (5-1) to a 1-1 record on the road last week, averaging 18 points and six rebounds to go along with a pair of steals. The Brock, Texas, product shot 7-for-11 from the field against Oklahoma and was just two rebounds shy of a double-double performance against the Sooners.Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Lexie Ducat, Abilene Christian – Sr. – Forward – Brock, TexasDucat averaged 18 points and six rebounds per game last week, pacing the Abilene Christian offense with a 65.2-percent shooting average. She opened the week with 20 points and eight rebounds against Oklahoma to mark the Wildcats’ highest individual scoring performance against a power-five school since the 2017 season. Ducat then followed up with 16 points over Portland to secure 76-69 road win for the Wildcats. Ducat is shooting 69.2 percent from the field this season, ranking seventh nationally for field goal percentage.Honorable Mention: Jadyn Pimentel, Lamar; Rayah Haynes, McNeese; Celica Sterling, Southeastern Louisiana; Aiyana Johnson, Stephen F. Austin; Alexes Bryant, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
1 Jamie Vardy Claudio Ranieri insisted Jamie Vardy will be ready for Euro 2016 – despite not knowing when the Leicester striker was last fully fit.The boss has revealed England forward Vardy had not trained for the last month as he battled a groin injury – which eventually needed surgery earlier in January.He has also played with an ankle injury and broken wrist this season but is the Barclays Premier League’s 15-goal joint top scorer.Vardy returned to play after 71 minutes of Leicester’s 1-0 win at Tottenham on Wednesday and Ranieri expects him to be fine for England’s European Championship campaign in the summer.He said: “He should be fit when he arrives there, slowly he will get better.“That doesn’t mean getting better means he will score more goals but he will feel better.“It difficult to say [when he was last fit], it’s important he continues to play. If he doesn’t train very well it’s important he keeps going to play. The match is like a training session for him.“Jamie will start to make training sessions with us, he’s getting better. It’s important, it’ll [be] ‘yes or no’ as to how I manage him.“It’ll depend on the match and if I see he’s a little tired. I prefer to manage him during the training session. The important players must play every time and get some rest during the week.”England face Russia, Wales and Slovakia in France with Vardy having forced his way into Roy Hodgson’s squad last year.He is expected to face Aston Villa when the Foxes go to the basement boys on Saturday with Jeff Schlupp still out with a hamstring injury. Leicester are second, behind leaders Arsenal on goal difference following Robert Huth’s winner at White Hart Lane, and Ranieri knows he must protect all of his squad from fatigue.He added: “In this moment it’s much better to recover than the training sessions. It will be the problem of the teams who stay in the Champions League. In June it will be the national teams’ problems.”
John with Bishop Philip Boyce OCD and his friend Rev. John Britto in Knock.The entire community is in shock at the sudden death of Mr. John McCreadie, a long time member of Donegal Historical Society, and promoter of Irish Culture and language.He was just 61.The Glenvar native was highly acclaimed throughout Donegal as he was involved in various organizations.His death has shocked the entire county as an irreplaceable loss of an eminent scholar, philosopher, and accountant equally to the ecclesiastical as well as civil society. He was invited to Áras an Uachtaráin in Oct, 2012 to present the book of Donegal History by Mary McAleese, then president.John presenting the book of Donegal History to the president Mary McAleeseHe was also press representative to the Rose of Tralee this year from Tirconaill Tribune.An acclaimed accountant in Stewart MacLochlainn in Letterkenny, John was involved in the various committees of the Diocese of Raphoe as a senior consultant to the Diocese. John was also interested in local farming and kept livestock himself.His death has left an irreplaceable vacuum in the community. And indeed, throughout the county. His funeral is taking place, in St. Peter’s Church, Milford on Monday 26th October at 11am, with burial afterwards in the Milford cemetery.John with Bishop Seamus Hegarty, the former Bishop of RaphoeSHOCK AT SUDDEN DEATH OF TRUE DONEGAL MAN JOHN McCREADIE was last modified: October 25th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deathdonegalGLENVARJOhn McCReadie