UConn Women Take down Georgetown and are Ready for the Semi’s

By Brandon Bowers –

UConn is on the right track for their seventh NCAA title, beating the tough Purdue, Georgetown and Duke squads.

Georgetown came out ready to play leading by seven in the second half of their regional semifinal Sunday.

UConn met Georgetown two times before and came out ready to tackle them once again.

Maya Moore had a great game leading her team with 23 points and 14 rebounds, to a 68-63 victory over the Hoyas.

“Me and Maya decided we didn’t want our careers to end here today,” Lorin Dixon said in an interview after the game. “That’s just a great feeling. I think everyone wanted to continue the tournament.”

UConn Girls. Photo courtesy of addins.wgem.com

“Today was a great reflection of what she’s been doing for the last month for every single day,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said of Dixon in interview after game.

Lorin Dixon finished with four points, four assists and four steals.

With a big game last Tuesday night against the Duke Blue Devils in the Elite Eight battle to get to the Final Four, UConn came out ready to play.

The ending score was a blowout, 75-40, UConn on top yet again of the Blue Devils with Moore having yet another great game with 28 points, 10 Rebounds, 1 Assist, 7 Steals, 2 Blocks

With a big game against Notre Dame on Sunday, April 3, they will spring off of their victorious effort against Duke to pull off another win to continue their run for a third consecutive NCAA basketball championship.

Florida Winning? Fredette About It

By Marc Summy –

The NCAA game between the Florida Gators (28-7) and Brigham Young University Cougars (32-4) has captured the interest of most students at Penn Manor High.

The second-ranked Florida Gators will take on the third-ranked, in their region, Brigham Young Cougars on Thursday, March 24. Tip-off time is set for 7:27 p.m. and can be seen on nationally televised TBS.

The majority of students who follow men’s Division 1 basketball tournament have concluded the same statement, “Florida has no chance.”

Brigham Young's Jimmer Fredette (32) celebrates a victory. Photo Credit AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

This is entirely due to BYU’s player of the year candidate,  a one-man shooting machine named Jimmer Fredette.

Fredette, who leads the nation with 28.8 points per game, is hard to stop.

With the Cougars starting power forward Brandon Davies being dismissed from the team due to the school’s code of conduct, Jimmer Fredette has even more weight on his back. That seems to be OK with him. In the past four games, Jimmer has accumulated an average of 37 ppg. including a 52-point game against New Mexico.

Sport’s fanatic Quinn Nadu said, “I have Jimmer Fever, I love him.”

Tournament followers may remember these two teams from last year’s 2010 first round match-up. The Cougars slashed the Gators on a 99-92 double overtime victory.

In that game Fredette was posting stats of 37 points and shooting 50 percent from the field, many predict something similar will happen in this year’s game.

Among these believers is senior, Dan Elliot, who predicts the final score “Jimmer 87, Florida 82.”

Not many people chose Florida to win except for supportive fan, Nick Hartley, who argues that, “Florida is a more solid team.”

But Hartley does not want to count out the decisively quick, team captain, Fredette.

“Jimmer can’t be stopped,” he admitted.

People that are passionate about the game of basketball, who wouldn’t normally favor one of these teams want BYU to win because they just enjoy seeing Fredette in action.

Brian Ramsey, a respected basketball fan, said, “I just wanna see Jimmer play.”