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Slow down – penguins crossing!

first_img26 June 2003The City of Cape Town is to install what is probably the world’s first “penguin crossing” in Simonstown’s Main Road to caution motorists to slow down for these feathered pedestrians in an attempt to reduce penguin fatalities in the area.The colony of African penguins lives in a natural protected area at Boulders Beach, which forms part of the Cape Peninsula National Park.Despite various attempts by the park management to contain the birds, some continue to venture across the main road in search of suitable nesting areas during the annual breeding season.According to park ranger Justin Buchmann, speeding motorists have killed 19 penguins during the past four months.“Main Road is a busy thoroughfare in the False Bay area, and although the speed limit on the stretch of road near Boulders is 60km an hour, the penguins are difficult to spot, especially at night when they have their backs to oncoming traffic,” said Buchmann.“We have put up artificial nests to attract the penguins to breed inside the park, and we are considering introducing ‘penguin catchers’ to return the birds which have wandered beyond the boundaries,” he said.“This is one of the more unusual aspects of managing South Africa’s only national park that is located in the middle of a city, and we are fortunate to enjoy a good working relationship with the City of Cape Town.”According to the park’s assistant section manager, Monique Ruthenberg, there are currently about 19 nests above the road. “But to move the birds now will only disturb the nesting chicks and eggs. We are presently consulting with relevant parties about the most appropriate intervention.”The latest annual penguin census estimates the total population at 3 600 birds – from just two breeding pairs in 1982. “Compared to last year’s figures, the population has remained stable,” Ruthenberg said.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Bong Ravena suprised with Kiefer’s all-out effort in Draft Combine

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Inquirer 7: Hopefuls who stood out in the 2017 PBA Draft Combine Still, Ravena said that he’d be fine whatever team picks his 23-year-old.“Any team, I’m OK with it. I just tell him to work harder, that’s it,” he said. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESBong Ravena admitted that he’s glad that his eldest son Kiefer has finally decided to join the PBA.“As they say, it’s time to work now,” he said with a chuckle as he observed the action in the two-day 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Though he’s well aware of his son’s capability, the elder Ravena was still shocked with how hard the former two-time UAAP MVP went in the pre-draft workouts where Kiefer topped three of the five performance tests on Monday.“I was actually very surprised that he topped three of the five tests. He’s really trained as a competitor and he did not take it slow. He was going at it hard,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSpeaking from experience, the TNT assistant coach is confident that his son can be a game changer in the league, especially with mock drafts placing Kiefer at second with NLEX, which would spruce up the opportunity of a possible partnership with fiery coach Yeng Guiao.“I’ve been with coach Yeng since my amateur days and I know that coach Yeng can teach Kief a lot of things. That’s one good thing with Kief, he’s very coachable,” he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Six schools to host NCAA on Tour 1st round

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Pacquiao fight to air on free TV for first time in 12 years WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH The Chiefs will  first host San Sebastian’s juniors and seniors teams on July 13, while the Cardinals will follow suit on July 20 as they play Perpetual.The Golden Stags will bring the action to their Cavite campus on July 27 when they battle JRU; the Knights will host St. Benilde on August 3 in Intramuros; the Generals renew their rivalry against Lyceum on August 10; and the Altas take on the reigning champions San Beda in Las Piñas on August 17.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOther teams are scheduled to host games in their respective campuses in the second round.“The idea is to reignite the student’s passion for the NCAA by bringing the games straight to them,” said NCAA Management Committee chair Fr. Glyn Ortega, OAR, of San Sebastian. “Also, it will be part of our celebration of our 100th year anniversary a few years from now.” Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken The NCAA Season 93 tips off on July 8, Saturday, at Mall of Asia Arena, with the opening ceremonies set at 12 noon.Host San Sebastian will clash against San Beda in the curtain-raiser at 2 p.m., followed by the 4 p.m. tiff between runner-up Arellano and last season’s Final Four contender Mapua.The Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan will still serve as the main venue for the NCAA, with triple-headers being held on Tuesdays and Fridays.ADVERTISEMENT Aspiring to bring the games closer to the students, six campuses will host games on their homefloor in the first round of the NCAA Season 93 basketball tournaments.Letran, Arellano, Mapua, San Sebastian, Emilio Aguinaldo College, and Perpetual will serve as venues in the first round of NCAA on Tour, which are scheduled on Thursdays.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Jared Goff, Rams’ electric offense shorts out in Super Bowl defeat

first_imgJust like everyone in the Rams’ locker room, Cooks took the blame on himself.“I’m great enough to make that play,” Cooks said. “I’ve still got to make it, no matter what.” Goff’s ability to execute McVay’s offensive innovations and clever play-calling put the Rams (15-4) back in the Super Bowl for the first time in 17 years. His highs have been outstanding, but his lows are frequently disheartening — and this game appeared to be among his worst.The Rams all seemed to know exactly what New England had done against them defensively. The Pats showed deceptive fronts before the snap, and they frequently retreated into zone pass defenses that forced Goff to find open receivers in a confusing coverage.Although McVay strenuously blamed his play-calling for putting his players in untenable positions, Goff realized he needed to make more consistent throws and better decisions, particularly at the line of scrimmage. His underthrown pick near the New England end zone crushed the Rams’ hopes for a tying touchdown with 4:17 to play.Goff had only nine completions in the first three quarters before getting 10 more in the fourth while the Rams’ rally fell short.“We were moving the ball well at times, but we just couldn’t get that one play,” Goff said. “We know what type of offense we have, and to not be able to show that, it’s tough.”The Rams’ first eight drives in the Super Bowl ended in punts and resulted in only 72 net yards. Johnny Hekker punted for the eighth time early in the third quarter, a record for punts in a game during McVay’s two seasons.Despite their ineptitude, the Rams’ defense was playing brilliantly. Los Angeles still could have taken the lead late in the third quarter when Brandin Cooks broke wide open on a post route, but he stood waving in the end zone while Goff saw him too late and uncorked a throw that took far too long to get there, allowing New England to knock it down.“I was surprised he was that wide-open,” Goff said. “I tried to get it to him as quickly as I could. It was too late.”Goff was in the midst of his best drive right before his interception. He hit Josh Reynolds in perfect stride for an 11-yard gain and a first down with just over five minutes left, and he found Robert Woods with another beautiful long pass on the next snap.But under pressure from blitzing Duron Harmon, Goff wound up and flung a high pass in the general direction of Cooks. The ball was underthrown, and Cooks lost a fight for the ball with Stephon Gilmore, who picked it off. New England Patriots’ Kyle Van Noy (53) sacks Los Angeles Rams’ Jared Goff (16) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)ATLANTA — Jared Goff trudged to the Los Angeles Rams’ bench, his face a mask of confusion and despair while the Patriots celebrated their interception behind him.Sean McVay left the sideline and leaned into his ear. The coach didn’t say much, but he encouraged his quarterback to learn from the Rams’ offensive flop.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations McVay and Goff are likely to be together for many more years, and they hope they’ll remember their embarrassing 13-3 loss in the Super Bowl on Sunday night as a springboard to the future, not the crushing flop that it felt like immediately afterward.Goff’s 19-of-38 performance for 229 yards and a key fourth-quarter interception played a large role in the Rams’ defeat, but almost nothing went right for a team that has been frequently brilliant with the ball in its hands. A remarkable year ended with a big-game performance that looked nothing like most of the past two seasons while the Rams matched the lowest-scoring performance in Super Bowl history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Rams led the NFL in points per game over the past two seasons, yet they became just the second team in NFL history to fail to score a touchdown in the Super Bowl.“It’s the toughest loss I ever had,” Goff said. “It kills. It’s terrible. It’s a game I wish I would have played better. I wish I could have a million plays back.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Donald Trump: NFL people thankful he signed criminal justice bill Casual football fans who hadn’t watched the Rams during the past two years would have no idea how they got to the Super Bowl after watching this tentative, inconsistent performance.All of Los Angeles’ recent success came to a weird anticlimax at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with its lowest-scoring performance in 36 games under the 33-year-old head coach.Los Angeles managed just 260 yards, got only 14 first downs — just six in the first three quarters — and punted a season-high nine times. But even putting the raw numbers aside, the Rams’ miserable execution left them looking unprepared for a stellar defensive game plan from Bill Belichick.“I’m pretty numb right now, but definitely I got outcoached,” McVay said. “I didn’t do nearly a good enough job for our football team. … This one is going to stick with you. It just stings in your gut.”Though Goff’s teammates and coaches refused to blame him, Los Angeles’ 24-year-old quarterback had one of the rougher performances in Super Bowl history. Along with his 19 incompletions, he was sacked four times and finished with a 57.9 passer rating.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Belinda Bencic beats Petra Kvitova to win Dubai Championship

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “It’s incredible. I mean, I still cannot believe it,” said the 21-year-old Bencic, who also saved six match points against No. 9 Aryna Sabalenka in the second round. “So many times I was close to defeat. It’s unbelievable that I ended up winning this.”Bencic had not won a title since the Rogers Cup in Toronto in 2015. Back then, she was still a teenager and viewed as one of the top talents on the WTA Tour, breaking into the top 10 in the rankings. But injuries, including wrist surgery, have held her back until now.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAnd after four straight wins against top-10 ranked players this week, it could be just a matter of time until she’s back on that list as well.“Of course they are very high-quality players, all of them,” Bencic said. “I’m so happy about the consistency that I could back up my wins. After playing a tough match, I could mentally win another one. It’s very difficult.” Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic kisses her trophy after defeating Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova during their final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Unseeded Swiss player Belinda Bencic pulled off another upset to win her first WTA title in three-and-a-half years, beating Petra Kvitova 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 Saturday in the final of the Dubai Championships.The 45th-ranked Bencic has struggled with injuries in recent years but finally seems to be back to her best, following up wins against second-ranked Simona Halep and two-time defending champion Elina Svitolina by outlasting Kvitova.ADVERTISEMENT She was on the front foot from the start against the two-time Wimbledon champion, breaking her opponent straight away and jumping out to a 4-1 lead. Kvitova’s serve improved in the second set, though, and the Czech player also broke Bencic three times to level the match.But Bencic got the first break of the decider to go up 2-1 and then broke again for a 5-2 lead before serving out the match,Kvitova beat Bencic on route to the Australian Open final this year, but said her inconsistent serve let her down this time.“I think definitely I served much, much better in Melbourne than here,” Kvitova said. “The whole tournament I was pretty (much) fighting with my serve. It wasn’t really great. I played a lot from the second serve.”ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantscenter_img Birthday boy D’Angelo Russell has 40 points to lift Nets over Hornets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

Magna International buys Italian automotive light maker OLSA for 354M

first_imgAURORA, Ont. – Magna International Inc. has signed a deal to buy Italian company OLSA S.p.A., a maker of automotive lighting products, for about $354 million.The Canadian auto parts company valued the transaction at 230 million euros.Magna says the deal will make the company a global lighting supplier and expand its capability to design, engineer and manufacture headlamps, tail lamps and other lighting products.OLSA, based in Turin, Italy, employs about 2,500 people and has manufacturing operations in Italy, Poland, Brazil, China and Mexico.Its customers include the Volkswagen Group, the BMW Group, Daimler and FCA.The deal, which requires regulatory approval and other standard closing conditions, is expected to close before the end of the year.Companies in this story: (TSX:MG)last_img

China upbeat ahead of US trade talks but differences large

first_imgBEIJING — China sounded a positive note ahead of talks with Washington this week on a sprawling trade dispute that threatens to chill global economic growth, but the two sides face lengthy wrangling over technology and their future relationship.Talks were due to start Monday but there was no word from the American Embassy or China’s Ministry of Commerce on whether they were under way or details of their agenda.Both sides have expressed an interest in settling their tariff fight over Beijing’s technology ambitions. Yet neither has indicated its stance has changed since a Dec. 1 agreement by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to postpone further increases.Envoys will have “positive and constructive discussions,” a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said on Friday.The American side is led by a deputy U.S. trade representative, Jeffrey D. Gerrish, according to the U.S. government. The delegation includes agriculture, energy, commerce, treasury and State Department officials.The Chinese government gave no details of who would represent Beijing.The talks are going ahead despite tensions over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada on U.S. charges related to possible violations of trade sanctions against Iran.Trump imposed tariff increases of up to 25 per cent on $250 billion of Chinese imports over complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. Beijing responded by imposing penalties on $110 billion of American goods, slowing customs clearance for U.S. companies and suspending issuing licenses in finance and other businesses.Washington, Europe and other trading partners complain Beijing’s tactics violate its market-opening obligations.The clash reflects American anxiety about China’s rise as a potential competitor in telecommunications and other technology. Trump wants Beijing to roll back initiatives like “Made in China 2025,” which calls for the state-led creation of global competitors in such fields as robotics and artificial intelligence. American officials worry those might erode U.S. industrial leadership.The ruling Communist Party is reluctant to give up initiatives it sees as a path to prosperity and global influence.China’s leaders have tried to defuse complaints by emphasizing its potential as an export market. Over the past year, they’ve promised to increase foreign access to their auto, finance and other industries.Some Chinese officials suggest the technology initiatives might be opened to foreign companies. But they have given no details, leaving it unclear whether that will satisfy Washington.Trump and Xi agreed to a 90-day postponement of additional tariff increases to take effect Jan. 1. But economists say that is too little time to settle all the disputes that bedevil U.S.-Chinese relations. They say Beijing’s goal probably is to show enough progress to persuade Trump to extend his deadline.During that 90-day period, agreements “may not be reached until the last day,” said Tu Xinquan, director of the China Institute for World Trade Organization Studies at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.This week’s talks will focus on technical details before higher-level leaders “make hard political decisions,” Tu said.In the longer term, the final tariffs might “remain for several years,” Tu said. “I don’t think it will proceed that fast. It must take time.”Cooling economic growth in both countries is turning up the pressure to reach a settlement.Chinese growth fell to a post-global crisis low of 6.5 per cent in the quarter ending in September. Auto sales tumbled 16 per cent in November over a year earlier. Weak real estate sales are forcing developers to cut prices.The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.4 per cent in the third quarter, and unemployment is at a five-decade low. But surveys show consumer confidence is weakening because of concern that growth will slow this year.Beijing has tried in vain to recruit France, Germany, South Korea and other governments as allies against Trump. They criticize his tactics but echo U.S. complaints about Chinese industrial policy and market barriers.The European Union filed its own challenge in the World Trade Organization in June against Chinese rules that the 28-nation trade bloc said hamper the ability of foreign companies to protect and profit from their own technology.For their part, Chinese officials are unhappy with U.S. curbs on exports of “dual use” technology with possible military applications. They complain China’s companies are treated unfairly in national security reviews of proposed corporate acquisitions, though almost all deals are approved unchanged.Some manufacturers that serve the United States have shifted production to other countries to avoid Trump’s tariffs.UBS said Friday that 37 per cent of 200 manufacturers surveyed by the bank have shifted out of China over the past 12 months. The threat of U.S. tariff hikes was the “dominating factor” for nearly half, while others moved because of higher costs or tighter environmental regulation.“Most firms expect trade war to escalate,” the bank said.Joe McDonald, The Associated Presslast_img read more

UConn Just Got A Shortcut On Their Road To Perfection

UConn has been slightly less efficient on both offense and defense. As a result, the Huskies have beaten their opponents by only 45 points per 100 possessions this season, down from around 55 points per 100 last season. So if Mississippi State was close to 10 points worse than the Huskies last year, it might be within striking distance now. But 60 points worse than the Huskies …Regardless, FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness prediction model (which does not account for “oh my God, did you see how badly they got crushed last year?”) gives UConn an 87 percent chance of beating Mississippi State and an 85 percent chance of beating whoever they play after that. Good luck.Check out our March Madness predictions. This is the proverbial 60-point game that wasn’t even that close. UConn led 61-12 at the half and scored more points in the first 12 minutes and 14 seconds than Mississippi State would score in the whole game. But here’s the important part: This year’s Bulldogs squad is almost exactly the same team. All but one of the players Mississippi State put on the floor against Baylor (including all five starters) played in last year’s ignominious UConn defeat.UConn, of course, is a different team. Having lost three top players to the top three slots in the WNBA draft, they’ve declined precipitously from a year ago. And by “precipitously,” I mean like so: The University of Connecticut Huskies are good at the basketball. After beating Oregon handily Monday night, UConn’s win streak now stands at 111 games and they’re headed back to the Final Four. Since we’ve pretty much run out of sports comparisons for a streak this epic, note that UConn now has one win for every year of Bilbo Baggins’s life when he finally gave up the One Ring and left the Shire (and they barely look 50!).More importantly, UConn’s road to a fifth straight championship got a lot less interesting than it was before the Elite Eight. Rival Notre Dame is gone, beaten by Stanford. And so is Baylor, the other powerhouse in the tournament, following an amazing upset by Mississippi State. Bulldogs point guard Morgan William had the game of her life, hitting six of eight 3-pointers, while gathering 41 points and 7 assists with no turnovers to help down the Lady Bears.But let’s face it: Baylor losing has likely ruined any suspense left in this tournament. There’s still a chance that the Huskies will get upset by one of their two remaining opponents, but it’s not likely. Stanford, whom UConn could face in the finals, is the last team to beat them — 862 days ago. South Carolina, the Huskies’ other potential title opponent, played them close in February, losing by only 11. But Baylor looked like it might have had the best chance of beating UConn of any team in years.And Mississippi State, whom UConn will face next in the Final Four, let’s see … these teams faced each other in the Sweet 16 last year, and it went like so: read more

2 former Buckeyes headed to MLS

Former Ohio State men’s soccer teammates Matt Gold and Konrad Warzycha are headed for Major League Soccer. Defensive midfielder Gold and attacking midfielder Warzycha heard their names called in the third round of the MLS SuperDraft. The two were selected by Toronto FC and Sporting Kansas City, respectively, making them the 11th and 12th players in program history to earn MLS draft selections. Soccer pundits didn’t think highly of Gold’s draft stock, but Toronto selected him with the 43rd overall pick. The selection confirmed Gold’s suspicion that he and Warzycha might “do better than what was expected.” Gold described his performance at the MLS Player Combine as an up-and-down affair, saying, “The first day, I couldn’t have played better; the second day was the opposite; and the third day was somewhere in between.” Despite not being sure how much he helped himself at the combine, Gold got the news he had been waiting for. “I was at a loss for words when I found out,” Gold said. “I’m really excited.” Warzycha, the 46th overall pick, was also excited while describing his emotions about being drafted in spite of a self-described “average” combine performance. “You never see this day coming,” Warzycha said. “It’s surreal; I’m on cloud nine.” In joining Sporting KC, Warzycha will reunite with former OSU teammate Roger Espinoza. They spoke shortly after today’s selection was announced. “I got a chance to talk to Roger, and he told me about the new stadium in Kansas City and the fans,” Warzycha said. “I think this is going to be a great fit.” read more

Ohio State womens basketball downs Northwestern

The No. 11-ranked Ohio State women’s basketball team got contributions from eight different players, including 24 points from junior guard Tayler Hill, as OSU defeated Northwestern, 82 -72, Thursday. “We had some people coming off the bench and I thought they did a really good job,” said senior guard Samantha Prahalis, who added 20 points in the win. “I thought everyone was ready when they had to come in.” The Buckeyes’  bench added 18 points in the victory, with seven coming from sophomore center Darryce Moore. “Darryce is a very smart player,” said coach Jim Foster. “She thinks the game, and she knows the game.” After leading for the majority of the first half, the Buckeyes fell behind, 47-43, at 14:46 in the second half, before going a 9-0 run that included seven points from Hill. The Youngstown, Ohio, native, who had 19 points in the second half, sank a 3-point shot with 44 seconds left to give OSU a nine point lead and their first victory since the team’s disappointing loss to Michigan on Saturday. “You don’t erase a loss,” said Hill. “I think you look at it and learn from it. We watched film and looked at our weaknesses and what we did and what we can improve on, and I think this game we tried to focus on the things we didn’t do at Michigan.” Aside from the victory, the night also proved momentous for Prahalis.  Prahalis, who had six assists, moved into second place in the Big Ten’s all-time assists list. The senior Buckeye passed former Penn State Nittany Lion Tina Nicholson with 827 career assists. Northwestern was led in scoring by junior center Danielle Diamant with 23 points and six rebounds, followed by junior forward Kendall Hackney who added 15 points. The Buckeyes walked away with a win, but Foster expects more close games in the future. “Every Big Ten game will be competitive,” said Foster. “They had better be because this is a physical league. The referees let you play. You have to figure it out. I think we did a good job of that (tonight).” Tonight’s match-up was the only time the Wildcats and the Buckeyes will see each other in regular season play, but Northwestern coach Joe McKeown said he now understands how difficult Hill and Prahalis are to play against. “They are as good of a back court as you are probably going to see, not just in the Big Ten, but in college basketball,” said McKeown. “They play like little kids on the playground and have that type of swagger right now.” The Buckeyes will travel north to face Michigan State (12-5, 4-0 Big Ten) on Sunday. Opening tip is scheduled for 4 p.m. read more