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Westridge does it with defense

first_imgPASADENA – On an ordinary night, scoring 15 points in a half would not be a very promising sign. But the way the Westridge girls basketball team’s defense was playing, scoring was an afterthought. The No. 2-seeded Tigers (17-4) will ride that hard work into Saturday’s second round, where they will travel to No. 11 seed Irvine, a 39-37 winner over Riverside Notre Dame. “We haven’t been to the second round of CIF in my four years so it’s pretty exciting,” Tigers guard Elizabeth Chang said. Poor shooting prevented Westridge from getting excited in a first half in which they managed just 15 points to lead 15-10 at the break. “We came out really slow and we didn’t feel a sense of urgency,” Clark said. “Coach \ told us at halftime that we need to push it up and get better shots. We started converting more.” Clark converted to open the second half with a layup and a short jumper. Her putback of a missed shot capped a string of 11 unanswered Westridge points to give the Tigers a 26-10 advantage midway through the third. Clark led all scorers with 15 points, while Chang and Sharon Woo each had 11. “\ was a big goal for the seniors the last four years, and it’s exciting because we know we have great things ahead of us,” Clark said. Great things could come if the Westridge defense continues to dominate the way it did against the C-Hawks (8-11). “I knew coming in that they had a height advantage and we wanted to try to cause turnovers and get our transition game going,” Horn said. “And I must say, we caused a lot of turnovers.” The Tigers can advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 1997 with a win Saturday. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Tigers forced California Lutheran into 43 turnovers, including 24 in the first half, and scored just enough in a 45-22 victory over the C-Hawks in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IV-A playoffs Thursday at Westridge. “Our guards put a ton of pressure on their guards and it was nice to see their hard work pay off,” Westridge forward Allison Clark said. last_img read more

World Weightlifting Championships: Jeremy Lalrinnunga Finishes 10th After Three Failed Attempts

first_imgPattaya: Three failed lifts cost Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga dear as he finished 10th in the easier group B competition at the World Weightlifting Championship here on Friday.Jeremy lifted 296kg (136kg+163kg) in the men’s 67kg group B event. His final standing will be determined after the end of the group A proceedings. The 16-year-old started with a lift of 132kgs in snatch. In his second try, he was successful in his attempt of lifting double his body, 136kg.But Jeremy failed to lift 139 kg in his final attempt, which would have been his personal best and a new Youth World record.In clean and jerk, the Mizo weightlifter could only make one clean lift of 160kg. His second and third attempt of 165kg and 167kg respectively were unsuccessful.Feng Lyudong of China claimed the top spot in the group with an effort of 333kg (153kg+ 180kg). Mexico’s Jonathan Antonio Munoz Martinez and Deni of Indonesia came in second an third respectively.Both men finished with a total lift of 312 kg but Munoz (142kg+170kg) was ranked higher than Deni (141kg+171kg) owing to a better snatch score according to the new International weightlifting Federation (IWF) rules.Jeremy had been on a record-breaking spree while also improving on his personal best since the Asian Championships in China in April.He had smashed the Youth World and Asian records in the snatch category with a clean and jerk lift of 134kgs in the Asian Championships, bettering his clean and jerk lift to 136kg in the Commonwealth Championships. He had won the silver medal in EGAT Cup in February.This was Jeremy’s fourth international competition in 67kg after the IWF added this weight category last year for the Olympic Games and other events.The World Championships is a gold level Olympic qualifying event, the points from which will be counted when the final rankings for Tokyo 2020 cut are done.Jeremy had won a gold in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics in October last year in 62kg category with a total lift of 274kg (124+150).On Thursday, former champion Mirabai Chanu missed out on a podium, finishing a creditable fourth in the women’s 49kg event. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. IndiaIndian weightliftingJeremy Lalrinnungaweightlifting First Published: September 20, 2019, 2:45 PM ISTlast_img read more