Gay men ‘report higher cancer rate than straight men’

first_imgHealthLifestyle Gay men ‘report higher cancer rate than straight men’ by: – May 9, 2011 Sharing is caring! Gay men are twice as likely to have had cancer, a study saysHomosexual men are more likely to have had cancer than heterosexual men, a US study has suggested.The study of more than 120,000 people in California has led to calls for more specialist support.Lesbians and bisexual women also had poorer health after cancer than heterosexuals, according to research published in the journal Cancer.Cancer Research UK said more research was needed as the reasons for any difference were unclear.In the 2001, 2003 and 2005 California Health Interview surveys, a total of 3,690 men and 7,252 women said they had been diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives.Out of the 122,345 people interviewed, 1,493 men and 918 women described themselves as gay, while 1,116 women said they were bisexual.Gay men were twice as likely to have been diagnosed with cancer as straight men and, on average, it happened a decade earlier.There was no such link in women.Survival or risk?The survey interviews “survivors” so is not a true representation of the number of cancer cases.Some patients will have died before the survey and others would have been too ill to take part.Dr Ulrike Boehmer, from the Boston University School of Public Health, said it was not possible to conclude “gay men have a higher risk of cancer” because the underlying reasons for the higher incidence could be more complicated.Further research would be needed to determine if homosexual men were actually getting more tumours or had greater survival rates, she said.The authors speculate that the difference in the numbers of cancer survivors could be down to the higher rate of anal cancer in homosexual men or HIV infection, which has been linked to cancer.Jason Warriner, clinical director for HIV and sexual health at the Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “We know that HIV can cause certain types of cancer, and that gay men are at a greater risk of HIV than straight men.“Another factor potentially having an impact is Human Papilloma Virus, which can lead to anal cancer in gay men.“The government currently runs a national vaccination programme for young girls, but we think recent figures on oral and anal cancers justify taking another look at whether the programme should be extended to include boys.”Jessica Harris, senior health information officer at Cancer Research UK, said: “There is already evidence of some health inequalities as a result of sexuality, for example, smoking rates are higher in homosexual men and women than in heterosexual people.“In this Californian survey, gay men were more likely than straight men to say they had been diagnosed with cancer, but it’s not clear from this study why this might be.“It could be down to better survival or higher rates of cancer among gay men and we’d need larger studies that take both of these factors into account to find out.”Psychological healthLooking at the health of patients who survived cancer also showed differences based on sexual orientation.Lesbian and bisexual women were more than twice as likely as heterosexual women to say they were in “fair or poor health”.This effect did not appear in men.Dr Boehmer said: “One common explanation for why lesbian and bisexual women report worse health compared to heterosexual women is minority stress [which] suggests lesbian and bisexual women have worse health, including psychological health due to their experiences of discrimination, prejudice, and violence.”She called for more services to “improve the well-being of lesbian and bisexual cancer survivors” and for programs which “focus on primary cancer prevention and early cancer detection” in homosexual men.BBC News Tweet 27 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs 7th Graders Advance To SEI Tourney Finals

first_imgThe BMS 7th Grade Volleyball continues on in the SEI tourney by defeating Milan in a very close 2 games: 25-16, 25-24.Elena Kuisel led all servers with 10 points. Kaylin Hinners added 7 points.  Kaylie Raver chipped in 5 points.  While Margaret Wilson added 3 points and Annie Shane & Renee Lecher had 2 points each. From the front row Laura Schwegman had 2 kills.  Kuisel, Taylor Blanton, Wilson, Raver, & Hinners all had 1 kill each.The Bulldogs advance to the finals Thursday night at Greendale.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman.last_img

Bulldogs #1 Doubles Team Win Sectional Crown At Richmond

first_imgBatesville’s #1 Doubles team of Cooper Williams and George Ritter defeated South Dearborn in three sets to win the IHSAA individual sectional at Richmond. Cooper and George will play in the individual regional at Fishers on Saturday, October 13th.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through June 19

first_imgIMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas, 1,147; 2. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,061; 3. Glen Hibbard, Euless, Texas, 1,051; 4. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,043; 5. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,042; 6. Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas, and Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, both 1,028; 8. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa, 1,015; 9. Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz., 1,003; 10. Kyle Wilson, Monterey, Calif., 945; 11. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, 935; 12. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 930; 13. Mike Jergens, Plover, Iowa, 929; 14. Alexander Wilson, Salinas, Calif., 925; 15. Ben Ketteman, Pflugerville, Texas, 911; 16. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 904; 17. Joe Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas, 894; 18. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 882; 19. Clay Sellard, Ellis, Kan., 850; 20. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa, 835.IMCA Late Models – 1. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 780; 2. Curt Schroeder, Ames, Iowa, 696; 3. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 643; 4. Curtis Glover, Des Moines, Iowa, 636; 5. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 601; 6. Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, 579; 7. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 562; 8. Nick Marolf, Moscow, Iowa, 557; 9. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill., 485; 10. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 472; 11. Jerry King, Waterloo, Iowa, 441; 12. Craig Jacobs, Urbandale, Iowa, 433; 13. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 432; 14. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 421; 15. Rob Toland, Davenport, Iowa, 418; 16. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 415; 17. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 408; 18. Ben Nading, Ankeny, Iowa, 393; 19. Colby Springsteen, Wapello, Iowa, 385; 20. Ronald Klein, Sherrill, Iowa, 379. IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 732; 2. Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, 709; 3. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 706; 4. Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, 636; 5. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 632; 6. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 524; 7. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 519; 8. Tony Dowd, Mansfield, Texas, 495; 9. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 482; 10. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, 468; 11. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, and Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, both 445; 13. Ryan Hall, Midlo­thian, Texas, 423; 14. Logan Scherb, Paradise, Texas, 404; 15. D.J. Estes Jr., Mansfield, Texas, 398; 16. Herbert R. Wood, Kennedale, Texas, 345; 17. Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, 316; 18. Lindell Jenkins Jr., Greenville, Texas, 312; 19. Matt Moro, Polk City, Iowa, 299; 20. Matt Stephen­son, Des Moines, Iowa, 298. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,144; 2. Michael W. Nichols, Har­lan, Iowa, 1,068; 3. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,065; 4. Colby Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 1,026; 5. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 1,011; 6. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 975; 7. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 972; 8. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 963; 9. Jay Schmidt Jr., Tama, Iowa, 952; 10. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 914; 11. Michael Sheen, Lamesa, Texas, 903; 12. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 873; 13. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 867; 14. Kyle Clough, Wallace, Neb., 854; 15. James Lynch, Donnellson, Iowa, 847; 16. Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 839; 17. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 829; 18. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 825; 19. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 790; 20. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 753.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 1,081; 2. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 1,072; 3. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,010; 4. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 977; 5. Cody Nielsen, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 876; 6. Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb., 874; 7. Adam Arm­strong, Beatrice, Neb., 866; 8. Andrew Sebastian, Minot, N.D., 834; 9. Colton Pfeifer, Stockton, Kan., 817; 10. Jerrad Steele, Andrews, Texas, 814; 11. Justin Lathram, Hobbs, N.M., 807; 12. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 791; 13. Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D., 783; 14. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 776; 15. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 774; 16. Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa, 768; 17. Benji Irvine, Stanley, Iowa, 752; 18. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 720; 19. Lee Ri­ley, Lubbock, Texas, 713; 20. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 708.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,132; 2. Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., 1,117; 3. Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif., 1,088; 4. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,065; 5. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,047; 6. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., 1,005; 7. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 991; 8. Brett Lowry, Montezuma, Iowa, 975; 9. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 884; 10. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 860; 11. Colby Heishman, Brooklyn, Iowa, 859; 12. Jenae Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 847; 13. Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 846; 14. Brandon Clough, Wallace, Neb., 800; 15. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 799; 16. Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill., 796; 17. Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill., 778; 18. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 769; 19. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 764; 20. Al Sotomayor, Morgan Hill, Calif., 735.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,097; 2. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 1,085; 3. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,049; 4. Allen Mont­gomery, Fort Worth, Texas, 994; 5. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 993; 6. John Freeman, Runa­way Bay, Texas, 897; 7. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 869; 8. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 802; 9. Cody Shoemaker, Paradise, Texas, 797; 10. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 771; 11. Brad Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 750; 12. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, 740; 13. Michael Newhard, Royse City, Texas, 722; 14. Kevin Green, Robinson, Texas, 716; 15. Garett Rawls, China Spring, Texas, 713; 16. Gene Burnett, Leander, Texas, 702; 17. Jarrett Roberts, Temple, Texas, 701; 18. Wesley McNorton, Bowie, Texas, 681; 19. James Holder, China Spring, Texas, 670; 20. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, 639.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,082; 2. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,048; 3. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,037; 4. Bill Whalen Jr., Riverside, Iowa, 1,025; 5. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 947; 6. Jacob Kofoot, Bode, Iowa, 870; 7. Ryan Bryant, Mason City, Iowa, 824; 8. Megan Lappegard, Spencer, Iowa, 788; 9. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 765; 10. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 699; 11. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, and Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, both 697; 13. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 661; 14. Caine Mahl­berg, Dunlap, Iowa, 625; 15. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 616; 16. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 607; 17. John Whalen, Ainsworth, Iowa, 577; 18. Kiowa Higdon, Hays, Kan., 563; 19. Mi­chael Smith, Stockton, Kan., 558; 20. Art Herzog, Hays, Kan., 555.West Coast Super Stocks – 1. Steve Nash, Pahrump, Nev., 233; 2. Lonnie Welch, Bakersfield, Calif., 225; 3. Tim Randolph, Santa Maria, Calif., 217; 4. Billy Simkins, Bakersfield, Calif., 208; 5. Brady Bell, Bakersfield, Calif., 182; 6. Clay Daly, Watsonville, Calif., 154; 7. Chad Weber, Santa Maria, Calif., 148; 8. Johnny Bedingfield, Bakersfield, Calif., 135; 9. Wayne Coffman, Bodfish, Calif., 129; 10. George Bradburry, Pahrump, Nev., 125; 11. James C. Wulfenstein, Pahrump, Nev., 105; 12. Dustin Chastain, Tonopah, Nev., 99; 13. Jon Blackford, Nipomo, Calif., 94; 14. Wil­liam A. Stevens, Bakersfield, Calif., 66; 15. Jim McCoy, Pahrump, Nev., 64; 16. Mike Corwin, Bakers­field, Calif., and Donald W. Riley, Pahrump, Nev., both 63; 18. Toby Randolph, Nipomo, Calif., 36; 19. Eric Shenberger, Pahrump, Nev., 34; 20. Dale Daffern, Las Vegas, Nev., 33.30last_img read more

Ivy Tech Community College names Vice President for K-14 Initiatives and Statewide Partnerships

first_imgIndianapolis, IN—Ivy Tech Community College has named Rebecca Rahschulte vice president of K-14 initiatives and statewide partnerships. Rahschulte most recently served as the site director for the Batesville location where she provided leadership, supervision, and guidance in the development, delivery, administration, and implementation of all programs and services at the Batesville site.Ivy Tech continues its focus on K-14 career pathway completions, which brings together K-12 school districts, community organizations, legislators and employers to meet the needs of the workforce. Rahschulte, in this role, will focus on building trusted partnerships and shared statewide strategic priorities. The position will lead all aspects of K-14 initiatives, including collaborating with chancellors and campus teams to develop focused and continuing communication plans designed for K-12 partners, high school students and parents outlining the benefits of the College’s comprehensive programming.Rahschulte holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, as well as both a Master’s of Education and Doctorate of Philosophy in school psychology. She supported students as a school psychologist from 2002 to 2009, and she began her career at Ivy Tech as an adjunct professor in 2004. She received the Ivy Tech Student Service Award for Outstanding Faculty Contributions in 2010 and the Ivy Tech President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction in 2014. As an engaged member of her community, Rahschulte devotes some of her free time to serving as a United Way board member and actively participating on the Batesville Chamber of Commerce board.last_img read more

Arsenal hand Bukayo Saka No. 7 shirt

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Premier League strugglers, Arsenal FC, have handed their new sensation Bukayo Saka the club’s number 7 shirt for the 2020/2021 football season.The young winger, who was rewarded with a new long-term contract, dropped his No. 77 for No. 7 to reflect his key role in Mikel Arteta’s squad – though he will still wear No. 77 for the two remaining games this term. The north London club released their new home kit for the new season – and with it, some clues as to their plans for the coming campaign.The Gunners unveiled their fresh new look on Thursday morning ahead of the final day of the Premier League season.Arteta’s side will wear the new strip against Watford on Sunday, and also in the FA Cup Final against Chelsea on August 1.The kit – available from July 23 – features on Arsenal’s site, and the option to print players’ names on the top has revealed a few number changes for the squad.William Saliba signed for Arsenal last summer before being loaned back to St Etienne, but the centre-back is taking Mohamed Elneny’s No.4 shirt for the 2020/21 campaign. Egypt international Elneny is contracted to Arsenal until 2022, but is currently on loan at Besiktas – and his squad number change to 25 suggests Arteta may look to move him on if possible.The futures of a number of players remains uncertain, though Mesut Ozil retains his No.10 jersey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still No.14.Dani Ceballos is another player whose fate is unclear given his loan move from Real Madrid expires at the end of the season.However, the fact that he remains No.8 for now has given some Arsenal fans hope that the Spanish midfielder will either sign another loan deal – or seal a permanent transfer – to remain at the Emirates next year.Tags: ArsenalBukayo SakaNumber 7 ShirtPremier Leaguelast_img read more

Clear Waters backs internationally ranked table tennis player

first_imgCLEAR Waters, handed over a cheque yesterday to the equivalent value of US$1200 to Yeudistir Persaud, internationally ranked table tennis player out of the Titan Tennis Club, Eve Leary, Georgetown.Yeudistir a student of Mae’s Secondary, stated that this money will be used to cover airfare and accommodation for his stay in Washington, DC as he tries to reclaim gold in the Joola Table Tennis Championship.Yeudistir will be playing in the Open category competing against over 1 000 participants from 48 different countries where he earned gold in the 2015 championship and then a bronze in 2016.He is confident that he will reclaim his title as a gold medallist.Mr Hardat stated that Clear Waters stands strong behind young local talent and is confident that Yeudistir will make Guyana proud. Mr Hardat further emphasised the importance of sports in the development of today’s youths and that Clear Waters will always be here to support in whatever way possible.The Joola North American Table Tennis championship kicks off November 29, 2017 in Washington, DC.last_img read more

Brown, Whitman stress economy in first debate

first_imgCalifornia gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown debated live for the first time this campaign season Tuesday night, when they discussed their plans to help the state’s struggling economy.The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics hosted a debate watch in the Taper Hall of Humanities, which was preceded by a panel discussion about Whitman’s and Brown’s debate strategies.Sound off – Former Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon (right) speaks with Andre Pineda (left), the former pollster for President Barack Obama, at an event hosted by the Unruh Institute. The discussion was moderated by Gordon Stables (center). Dan Doperalski | Daily TrojanFormer California gubernatorial nominee Bill Simon and former Obama for America pollster Andre Pineda discussed what they anticipated the candidates would speak about as well as the challenges each faced coming into the debate. Annenberg Debate Director Gordon Stables moderated the event.“They’re both going to be approaching from these different angles and seeing, can they find that way to connect with these voters,” Pineda said.The main challenge, Pineda said, was for the candidates to find a way to identify with voters and create a relatable personality.“With George Bush, you wanted to have a beer with the guy,” Pineda said. “And now you have Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman, who aren’t quite in the same league.”The candidates’ main difference, Simon said, is that Brown comes from a long history of government experience while Whitman has worked in the private sector as the former CEO of eBay.“Jerry Brown has been around a long time and he’s made a lot of decisions,” Simon said.During the gubernatorial debate, Whitman outlined her plan to improve the state’s budget by stimulating the private sector. She said she plans to create 2 million jobs for Californians by 2015 and will cut certain taxes for factories and small businesses.“We have the third-highest unemployment rate, only behind Michigan and Nevada,” Whitman said. “We have got to get Californians back to work.”Brown, however, said he believed tax cuts would not be as effective as his plan to work with the California legislature and boost the clean energy economic sector.“I know that many of these legislators have no idea what’s going on with the budget,” Brown said. “You’ve got to live within your means.”The two candidates disagreed on several key points, such as Brown’s effectiveness as governor when he served two terms from 1975 to 1983.Brown insisted that he was able to make the best of an economy in recession, despite Whitman’s argument that Brown helped create the problems California currently faces.“Jerry Brown has no experience changing Sacramento for the positive,” she said.In his closing remarks, Brown emphasized his experience in government, saying it was what the state needed.“I’ve been looking at government from every angle,” Brown said. “That’s what gives me such determination to make things better.”Whitman, however, said she believes California needs and outsider’s perspective.“If we are going to change the direction of the state, we are going to have to go at it very differently,” Whitman said.Aaron Taxy, an undeclared freshman, said he grew up in Oakland and likes how Brown managed the city. Brown was the mayor of Oakland from 1998 to 2006.“Brown talked specifics and showed the depth of his knowledge,” Taxy said.Other students, such as Kyle Padilla, a sophomore majoring in cinema-television critical studies, said they thought Whitman debated well.“Whitman showed how up-to-date and familiar she is with numbers and … real-world issues,” he said. “I think her biggest advantage will be growing the job market.”last_img read more

Lamolinara dominates in goal, saves Syracuse’s desperate comeback in quarterfinal triumph over Yale

first_imgCOLLEGE PARK, Md. — Dominic Lamolinara was Syracuse’s backup goaltender at the ides of March. He stood on the sideline and watched while Bobby Wardwell carried the Orange to a 3-1 start.Two months later, Lamolinara is the center of attention. Lamolinara has been brilliant for Syracuse since he earned the starting nod following a strong second-half performance against Johns Hopkins.His most recent gem – perhaps the finest of his college career – came Saturday afternoon at the University of Maryland, the school he used to call home. Lamolinara made nine saves, igniting No. 1-seed Syracuse (15-3) to a thrilling 7-6 victory over Yale at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. In the clutch, Lamolinara came through, propelling the Orange to the final four.“I’m really happy to get the win, I’m really happy to the get to the final four for the first time with my team,” Lamolinara said, “but yeah, it definitely means a lot more coming from (Maryland).”Lamolinara transferred to Syracuse after his freshman season. He’s from Arnold, Md., and lived in Maryland up until he decided to switch schools. Coming back and playing in front of friends and family made the win that much more special.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“To be honest, yeah, it probably does (mean more),” Lamolinara said. “I had never played out here on the turf, but I had a lot of family here today. I had a lot of people rooting for me, so to have a good showing in front of all of them means a lot.”Lamolinara was sharp from the get-go. He saved Harry Kucharczyk’s shot late in the first quarter, setting the tone for the rest of the afternoon. Yale attempted 32 shots. Fifteen of them were on goal, but only six found the back of the net.Conrad Oberbeck scored off a Michael Lipin missed shot midway through the second quarter. There was nothing Lamolinara could do. Oberbeck scooped up the ball in perfect position and the finish was a cinch.But overall, Lamolinara underlined a dominant defensive effort. Syracuse held Yale scoreless in the game’s first 14-plus minutes and its last 13 minutes to come away with the win.Nestled between a flawless opening stanza and a scintillating conclusion, SU’s defense did what it had to in the second and third quarters, too, thanks in large part to Lamolinara.“I thought our defense played great all game long,” said SU head coach John Desko. “While we didn’t have it at one half, we picked it up on the other side of the field. I’m proud of the guys.”Lamolinara made a few mistakes in the second and third quarter and Yale took a 6-4 lead. But he stepped up when he needed to, carrying the Orange to a win in the final minutes.His most impressive save essentially kept Syracuse’s season alive. It came with less than two minutes to go and the score deadlocked at 6. Conrad Oberbeck unleashed a shot from just outside the crease. Lamolinara had a split second to react.Syracuse’s season was in the balance. SU’s furious comeback to tie the score was almost for naught. As he’s done all season, though, Lamolinara made a big-time save. He flung his stick upward and deflected Oberbeck’s shot, eventually securing the ground ball.“I thought about jumping out to pick it off before it got to the attack, but I just turned and kept my stick high,” Lamolinara said. “I was too close to the shooter for him to put it low so I just kept my stick high.”One minute after Lamolinara’s doorstep save, Dylan Donahue gave the Orange the win, a shot that was made possible thanks to the netminder’s save and scoop. Lamolinara’s ability to make saves at the doorstep – a skill Desko has praised him for all season – glistened once again.This time his heroics sent Syracuse to the final four.With four seconds remaining Lamolinara thwarted Yale’s desperation attempt, sending Syracuse to the stage it’s desired for four years.Two months removed from standing on the sidelines, Lamolinara was mobbed by his teammates as they celebrated their final four berth.Said SU defender Brian Megill: “Dom just stood on his head when we needed him with that doorstop save and the last pass with four seconds left.” Comments Related Stories THEY’RE BACK: Syracuse pulls off furious comeback win against Yale to return to final four after longest absence since 1979 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on May 18, 2013 at 9:39 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

Johnson looks to build off strong performance, increased minutes in Duke matchup

first_img Published on February 13, 2015 at 12:23 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — B.J. Johnson said leading up to Syracuse’s game against Boston College, everything started to click for him in practice. His shots started to fall and his confidence began to rise.So when SU head coach Jim Boeheim saw the heavy double teams that Rakeem Christmas was drawing, he told Johnson to let it fly when the opportunity presented itself before putting him in the game.“It just took a lot of pressure somewhat off my shoulders to make shots,” Johnson said. “I just got to keep doing what I’ve been doing and try and do it next game.”Johnson made four of the 12 3-pointers that he hoisted in Syracuse’s 70-56 win over Boston College on Wednesday night. After subbing in just two minutes into the game, he played all but four minutes for the rest of the night, his most playing time on the floor in a game this season. He was consistently left open on the perimeter and didn’t pass up any open opportunities.Tyler Roberson, who has gotten more playing time after Chris McCullough tore his ACL and meniscus, was in the game for just 11 minutes, and scored one point. Johnson hopes to build off his momentum and get another shot at becoming a sustained part of the rotation when Syracuse (16-8, 7-4 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 4 Duke (21-3, 8-3) on Saturday at 6 p.m. in front of what will be a sold out Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s a very good shooter,” Boeheim said, “and at least if he makes a few, they’ll come out and play him and then he can get the ball inside to Rak.”Johnson’s 7-for-11 shooting and 19 points in the season opener on Nov. 14 teased to his potential, but the sophomore fell off afterward. After gaining meaningful minutes in SU’s first five games, he has logged more than 10 minutes in a game just twice since Dec. 2 before Wednesday.He had a combined four field goals in the 10 games leading into the BC game, but tallied that same amount in his 34 minutes on the floor.Boeheim said his decision to go with Johnson had to do with Roberson’s slow start, along with the head coach’s desire to space the floor. He knew Johnson — a far more capable 3-point shooter than his fellow sophomore forward — would get some makeable open looks with the way the Eagles were face-guarding Christmas.Johnson missed his first two opportunities from behind the arc Wednesday, but swished one from the corner to cap off an 8-0 Syracuse run that spanned just 72 seconds and pushed SU’s lead to 21-13 with another triple.“He’s been making them in practice,” guard Trevor Cooney said. “So it was good to see him come out in the game and bury them as well.”It was far from a great game for Johnson, though. He missed eight of his 3-point shots and nine shots overall. His defense, Boeheim said, is still far from satisfactory. His purpose of making shots to spread the defense and create room for Christmas didn’t go as planned.But if Christmas and Cooney turn in a similarly inefficient offensive outing against Duke, Johnson may have to yet again carry a greater share of the offensive load.“That was great for me. Me and B.J., we talk a lot on and off the court,” Michael Gbinije said. “And I’m happy for the success that he had tonight.” Commentslast_img read more