Barath recalled to Windies squad

first_img Tweet Share Adrian Barath, photo credit: cricket countryADRIAN BARATH has been recalled to the West Indies team for the first Digicel Test against India at Sabina Park, Jamaica starting on Monday.Barath has been out of the West Indies team since he damaged his hamstring on the event of the ICC Cricket World Cup on the sub-continent earlier this year. The Trinidad and Tobago batsman replaces Kraigg Brathwaite who struggled against Pakistan. However, there was no room in the team for opening batsman Chris Gayle. Gayle met with members of the West Indies Cricket Board on Tuesday in Jamaica and was unable to come to a resolution. The WICB met yesterday to decide Gayle’s fate and an announcement is expected shortly.West Indies: Darren Sammy (Captain), Brendan Nash (vice-captain), Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh, Devendra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Fidel Edwards, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Lendl Simmons.T&T Newsday 13 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional Barath recalled to Windies squad by: – June 18, 2011last_img read more

UW avoids ‘one and done’ week to advance to WNIT quarterfinals

first_imgKnowing that they had a tough task ahead of them trying to contain the University of Kentucky’s Sarah Elliot and Jennifer Humphrey on the blocks, University of Wisconsin women’s basketball head coach Lisa Stone emphasized it could be “one and done” all week in practice. That mentality paid off. Wisconsin dominated Kentucky on the glass, out-rebounding the Wildcats 54-35. UK, accustomed to being the aggressors around the hoop all season, simply didn’t know what hit them. “We gave up way too many offensive rebounds,” UK head coach Mickie DeMoss said. “We just really had a hard time keeping them off the boards. They got too many second-chance points, and that was the difference in the end.” The Badgers allowed 11 offensive rebounds, while pulling down an impressive 25 of their own. “We’ve never given up this many offensive rebounds,” DeMoss said. “The last couple of games, we have struggled on the boards for whatever reason, but all year we’ve been a good rebounding team; that’s one of our strengths. To give that kind of effort on the boards is very disappointing.” On the other hand, Stone couldn’t have been more thrilled. “To out-rebound a team from a tremendous conference by 19 shows the courage, the commitment, the hard work (of this team),” Stone said. UW guard Janese Banks simply could not be stopped underneath the basket, as she grabbed 13 rebounds, seven of which were on the offensive end. “I thought our team attacked the basket and hit the offensive boards,” Banks said. “I think that led to a lot of good baskets for us.” Elliot picked up two quick fouls in the first half, which limited her to only 10 minutes before the break. That was certainly a factor in the Badgers’ ability to out-rebound the Wildcats 28-18 during that span. “Anytime your big people pick up those early fouls, it disrupts you,” DeMoss said. Banks was not the only Badger to own the glass. Danielle Ward and Jolene Anderson, the team’s leading rebounder, grabbed nine and seven, respectively. And Mariah Dunham added seven of her own. Clutch From the Line Those familiar with tournament play in college basketball are aware of how important free-throw shooting can be. The Badgers’ ability to cash in from the charity stripe proved to be the difference down the stretch. “Free throws were huge for us,” Stone said. “They can win a game or lose a game for you, and we just hit enough to hold on.” As a team, the cardinal and white shot 81.8 percent (18-of-22) from the free-throw line in the second half. Banks, as she has shown all season, was clutch. She was 7-of-7 from the line after the break. She wasn’t the only one who came up big down the stretch. Freshman point guard Rae Lin D’Alie went 6-of-6 during the game’s final minutes. A Record Breaking Night With the win, the Badgers tied a program record with 21 wins this season. They also set a new program record for home wins with 15. UW is now 15-3 in the Kohl Center this year. It will have at least one more chance to add to that mark, as it holds home-court advantage throughout the rest of the WNIT. “We want the Kohl Center [to be] where people don’t want to come and play, much like for our men’s team,” Stone said. The Badgers seem to be on their way. “We’re winning, and we’re playing at home,” Anderson said. “You can’t ask for anything more.”last_img read more