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Texas Wesleyan men back in win column

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Special to The Pew

Four starters on the Texas Wesleyan University men’s basketball scored in double figures, as the Rams best Wiley, 103-95, on Jan. 30 at the Sid Richardson Center in Fort Worth.

The Rams, (16-4, 11-3) opened the game on a 22-5 run and never looked back.  The Wildcats (11-8, 7-7) did not break double figures until a three-pointer from Dominic Jones pushed the score to 28-10 with 10:44 showing on the clock. Texas Wesleyan shot 55.6 percent from the field and hit a blistering 7-of-10 from long range on their way to a 51-31 advantage at the break.

A layup from Eric Frederick early in the second half gave the Rams their largest lead at 61-35.  The margin remained at 20 points until an 8-1 Wiley run cut the lead to 12 (88-76) with 6:02 on the clock.  The Rams pushed back ahead 95-78, but the Wildcats never gave in. A 10-1 run actually made it a two-possession ballgame at 101-95 with 16 seconds to play, but it was too little too late for Wiley. Frederick knocked down a pair of free throws to ice the game at 103-95 on the Rams’ next possession.

“I thought we made a statement in the first half,” commented head coach Terry Waldrop.  “To Wiley’s credit, they never quit.  They are well coached, and they played hard.  We got back in the win column with a good effort, and now we have to get ready to go into Jarvis on Saturday.”

Frederick picked up his eighth double-double of the year with 29 points and 10 rebounds.  Ronnie Moss also finished with 29 points to go with nine assists and six rebounds.  Brian Talley added 19 points, and Oscar Griffin posted 10 in the win.  Stephane Mudiay came off the bench to score eight points and grab five rebounds.

Vanderis Chrisie led the Wildcats by going 7-for-11 from distance and finishing with 28 points.  Kenny LaGuerre posted a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.  Freddie Haynes, Richard Simon, and Dominic Jones finished with 14, 13, and 11 points respectively.

OLLU ends win streak with loss to LSU-Shreveport

Robert Martinez and Josh Orta scored 17 points each, but it wasn’t enough to shut down LSU-Shreveport on Jan. 30, as the Saints fell 83-74 to the Pilots.

The Saints played characteristically aggressive on defense, as OLLU forced LSUS to turn the ball over 28 times. The Pilots were equally rugged, forcing the Saints to turn the ball over 20 times. OLLU played most of the game without their head coach.

Greg Shyne led the Pilots with 26 points, while Aubin Young tossed in 16, Derrick Parker 12 and Cody Walker 11.

While the Saints (12-3, 14-6) ended its winning streak, the Pilots (10-3, 15-4) extended their streak to six straight.

Perspective on Tebow

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Author releases eBook centered on quarterback’s influence

By Tonya Whitaker
Inside The Pew

Can he play?

Should he pray?

What’s his future?

If you think Tebow mania is history because the Broncos will not play in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, guess again.

"Tebow: Throwing Stones" is now available on Amazon.

NFL Network plastered Tebow’s image in its promotion of the station’s upcoming NFL Draft coverage. Then, on Jan. 27, NBC announced programming that coincides with the 18-plus hours of Super Bowl coverage planned to run on all of its networks. The Broncos quarterback is scheduled to appear on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on Feb. 1.

For Tebow enthusiasts and NFL faithful, a new eBook on Tim Tebow picks up where the hype leaves off.

He’s not going away, and the draft – where the Broncos will either build a team around Tebow or trade him – is right around the corner.

“Tebow: Throwing Stones” takes this moment to take a fresh look at the patron saint of the NFL.

Paul Hughes, author of the eBook, reviews Tebow’s playing and praying, and tries his hand at prognosticating the young quarterback’s future.

Available exclusively as a Kindle eBook, “Tebow: Throwing Stones” is available for sale now. Readers with a Kindle device and Amazon Prime Membership can borrow the book for free.

Hughes said the book is short – less than 50 pages – and can easily be read in the run-up to the big game on Feb. 5.

“It’s ‘conversational and accessible,’ as the kids say, with a tone that balances edge with respect,” Hughes said.

And the book is cleverly priced at $3.16. The book is available for purchase at

Cooper leads OLLU past Wiley College

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By Tonya Whitaker
Inside The Pew

Our Lady of the Lake men’s basketball team forced 27 turnovers en route to its 15 consecutive victory, as the Saints edged Wiley in Marshall, 96-88, on Jan. 28.

Marco Cooper scored 23 points for the surging Saints (14-0, 17-3). AJ Govan and Mike Brown added 12 points. Josh Orta added 7 assists and four steals.

The Saints, ranked seventh in the NAIA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 poll, are three games ahead of second place LSU-Shreveport (11-3, 13-6) and three-and-a-half games ahead of Texas Wesleyan University (10-3, 15-4).

Freddie Haynes led the Wildcats (7-6, 11-7) in scoring with 21 points, followed by Michael Evans and Richard Simon, who both finished the game with 13.

OLL will next head to Shreveport to face LSU-Shreveport on Jan. 30. Tip-off against the Pilots is slated for 7:30 p.m.

In women’s hoops action, the Lady Wildcats silenced the Lady Saints, 74-73. Shakendra Moore led Wiley’s charge with 20 points, followed by Alieshia Carruthers with 12. Carruthers, Latika Smith, and Kyniddia Purdy each net five assists. Smith led Wiley in steals with five.

High scorers for OLLU were Jasmine Fuller with 20 points, Chelsea Kellogg and Nashae Owens each scored 12 points, while Kellogg added four steals and Owens added four assists.