By JOE PALLADINO WATERBURY — In her first game of basketball in 11 months, after season-ending knee surgery last January, St. Paul Catholic’s Janessa Gonzalez returned and she returned triumphantly. The junior guard scored a game-high 26 points, 15 of them in the fourth quarter, as the Falcons rallied from a six-point deficit to defeat Holy Cross, 57-54, Tuesday night at McDonald Gymnasium. “It felt great,” said Gonzalez about being back on the floor, “after not being able to play for 10 months. I was down, but I had to sit the bench and cheer my team on. But being back this first game felt great.” Holy Cross (0-1) played well and seemed in control of this game in third quarter, thanks to the team’s typical pressure defense. But St. Paul (1-0) started to crash the boards, made free throws, and Gonzalez started to hit jumpers. “We really just picked up the defense,” said center Jade Udou, who scored 13, with 11 boards and three … [Read more...] about Gonzalez returns to help St. Paul rally past Crusaders in season opener
PHILADELPHIA — AJ Brodeur and Antonio Woods each scored 16 points as Penn beat No. 17 Villanova, 78-75, on Tuesday night, the Quakers’ first win over the Wildcats since 2002. Penn fans stormed the court after Villanova’s Phil Booth missed the tying 3-point attempt and set off a regular-season celebration not seen in Philly in years. And with good reason — the national champion Wildcats had won a city-record 25 straight games against Big 5 rivals Temple, Saint Joseph’s, La Salle and the Quakers. Penn’s student section started rocking the bleachers with minutes left, and the Quakers avoided a late scare and delivered the latest memorable moment at the Palestra. Penn coach Steve Donahue, who led Cornell to the Sweet 16 in 2010, may have another blooming Ivy League power. Penn last beat Villanova at the Palestra on Dec. 5, 2001 and hadn’t beat them at all since Dec. 10, 2002. The Wildcats (8-3) hadn’t lost a city series game since Temple … [Read more...] about Penn ends No. 17 Villanova’s city supremacy in 78-75 win
The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Adult Education Program in the St. Thomas-St. John District is now registering students for its 2018-19 GED Prep Program. Interested students are encouraged to apply at the Raphael O. Wheatley Skills Center. Courses are available in mathematics, science, social studies, language arts and ESL. Day classes are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; evening classes are from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Registration and classes are on-going. For more information, call Mr. Francis at 998-2730. … [Read more...] about District Opens Registration for Adult Education GED Program
UVI Administrative Holiday Recess Schedule Set for Dec. 17 through Jan. 4 The University of the Virgin Islands has announced the following Recess Schedule for the 2018 – 2019 holiday season:closed during intersession.http://wellness.uvi.edu UVI Welcomes New Professor of Data Science The University of the Virgin Islands welcomes Dr. Joanne Sylvia Luciano to the University’s College of Science and Mathematics. She will work in the department of Computer and Computational Sciences to develop curriculum in Data Science. This multidisciplinary field blends data inference, algorithm development, and technology in order to solve analytically complex problems. Data science is ultimately about using this data in creative ways to generate business value while being sensitive to and respectful of data privacy, data security, data stewardship and the ethical use of data. The incoming professor has so far proposed two new courses in Health Web Science and will be teaching a special … [Read more...] about UVI Bulletin Board for December II
7:00pm Tuesday… A cold front is passing through the eastern side of the Portland metro area at this hour. That’s a dividing line between a mild airmass and cooler showers beginning to move onshore. It’s been raining in the Cascades today but that’ll switch to snow by 8pm even in the passes. I expect 6″ there and up to 12″ by morning up at 6,000′. So tomorrow is your day to head up to the slopes! It warms up again Thursday and Friday. Now on to the big question. Typically I hear a lot of this in mid-December: “Do you see any snow in our future?” This is the time of year if you want snow in the lowlands. Mid-December to early February is “prime-time” in our marginal snow climate. It’s tough enough to get snow here, but an extra feat to get snow before early December or after Valentine’s Day. So do we see anything ahead? At this time there are no signals from any … [Read more...] about Christmas Two Weeks Away…Any Sign of Snow or Ice?