Posted tagged ‘win’

Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Tournament: #13 seed Fordham upsets #12 George Mason 70-67

March 13, 2014

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer is at the Barclays Center where Fordham Basketball is playing in the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Brooklyn. The #13 seed Rams defeated the #12 seed George Mason Patriots 70-67. Branden Frazier and Bryan Smith both added 14 points, Jon Severe added 12 points, Travion Leonard 10 points and 9 rebounds, and Ryan Canty had 7 points 19 rebounds and 3 blocks. Fordham had 50 total rebounds, 27 second chance points, and converted on 21 free throws. Next up, Dayton at 2:30 PM on NBCSN.

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Fordham Basketball falls to LaSalle at the buzzer 64-62

March 3, 2014

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer is at Rose Hill as Fordham falls to LaSalle 64-62 after Tyreek Duren hit the game winning shot with 0.7 seconds left. Sam Mills led Explorers with 18 points and Fordham’s senior Branden Frazier had 23 points and 6 assists. Next game for Fordham is on the road vs. URI, Wednesday at 7 pm.

St. Bonaventure head coach Mark Schmidt after 76-65 win at Fordham

February 13, 2014

Bonnies Head Coach Mark Schmidt talks about the win with reporters after 76-65 win.

Fordham Men’s Basketball beat Rhode Island 85-79 to earn 2nd A-10 victory

February 2, 2014

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer is at the Rose Hill Gym as Fordham beat URI 85-79 to earn their second conference win. Branden Frazier led the Rams with 27 points, Mandell Thomas added 18, and Bryan Smith scored 10. Ryan Rhoomes crashed the boards with 13 rebounds and Jon Severe had 16 points. Fordham has a week off before they go on the road to take on GW.

Photo of the Day: Gatorade Shower for the Flivvers

July 23, 2013

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Just found this picture in my gallery from the UP Tennis Finals at Marquette Senior High School this afternoon. The picture says the whole story here. The Flivvers took home the UP Tennis Team Title with 21 points and head coach Mark Shanks gets the celebratory shower from his team after a great team victory. The kids were planning this type of celebration the whole day and it was a hot day in Marquette so it was nice for Mr. Shanks to take a shower a little early…

Top 31 Moments in the UP! #31 – Hurley surely was going to win, until the Trojans fought back

July 2, 2013
Photo by: Peter Nocerini

Photo by: Peter Nocerini

During the month of July, I will be posting my top 31 sports moments in the UP. Let’s start with number 31. I kick off the countdown with High School Football and one of the great fall classics I saw during my time in the Upper Peninsula. It was week 3 on the young football season and Forest Park had been playing well with 2 easy wins over Bark River-Harris and Norway. But the Midgets from Hurley, WI traveled to Crystal Falls and wanted to create a rock of their own and steal a tough road victory. (Highlights of the game are below at the 6:40 mark)

When I showed up to the game, it was midway through the third quarter and Hurley led 12-6 and was looking for another touchdown. Starting from their own 35, they had 1st and 10 at the Trojan 21. Midgets QB James Sukanen went back to pass but Trojans Dennis Mongar rushed hard and hit him as he threw. This caused the pass to come up short and fall right into the hands of Derek Aberly’s at the 15 yard line. So #20 in black rushed down the sideline and scored the 85 yard interception to go up 13-12 heading into the fourth quarter.

Here is the wacky part of the game. Hurley faced a 4th and 10 at their 45 with 2:28 left in the contest and they broke out a double reverse play to Mike Henning who ran to the right side and it seemed like he would score a touchdown with ease to take the lead but NO! The ever so quick Austin Snell saved the day by tripping up Henning down at the Trojans 2 yard line after a 53-yard gain.

And then, the craziest play I have ever seen occurred in front of my eyes through my camera lens. On 1st and goal from the two, the Senior QB Mike Saari FUMBLES the ball and Trojan’s Taylor Nocerini wrapped up the pig skin and it looked like the game was over. WRONG!

Forest Park’s offense didn’t produce anything, setting up a 4th and 5 on their own 7 yard line.  So the punter runs on to the field to send it deep but the ball comes off the side of his foot and it is shanked out of bounds at their own 18 yard line. That sets up Hurley with a first down and only 18 yards to score with only setting up a first down for Hurley with 1:40 left in the game.

But the Trojans prevailed because on fourth down, Raymond Tomasik and Steve Hallmann broke through the Hurley offensive line and sacked Sukanen.

Two kneel-downs later, the Trojans celebrated their incredible win 13-12 and the team in orange was just speechless. Heck, I WAS SPEECHLESS!

I had never seen anything so crazy in my life. If you would have told me Hurley would fumble on the two with four chances to score I would have called you crazy. With a minute left and Hurley within striking distance I would have thought they would have drove the ball down and settled for a field goal. But no, the Trojans defense comes up big and creates a lasting memory in my mind. I was literally going crazy under my camera because I had never seen anything like that before in my life. The reason is because the High School football clocks run down so fast I didn’t expect Forest Park to come back and take the lead. . The fact that their back was against the wall and they came up with the W spoke a lot about the Trojans perseverance that year. You can’t make this stuff up.

So one memory down, another one upcoming. I don’t know about you, but I am very excited for High School Football next season! It’s going to be amazing!

New Years Inspiration for the 2012-2013 Fordham Basketball team

January 9, 2013

The Sports Cycle and TV6’s Donnie Dwyer sheds some insight and gives some inspiration to the young Fordham Rams squad before their New Years Eve game against Monmouth.