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At HOLY CRUSADERS (8-5, 2-0 PL) 64, LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS (10-4, 2-1 PL) 53

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WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross beat defending Patriot League champions Lehigh (64-53) on Saturday night in Worcester.
* Junior fullback Avery LaBarbera recorded a career-high 30 points and 17 rebounds, while junior forward Oluchi Ezemma totaled 11 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season.
* This was LaBarbera’s second 30-point performance in his college career, as it was the fourth consecutive double-double and sixth of the season.
* The Crusaders held the Mountain Hawks down to 53 points, their lowest point total this season.
* Lehigh’s senior forward Emma Grothaus (15) and senior guard Megan Walker (10) both scored in double digits.
* Grothaus added seven rebounds and two assists while Walker added four steals.
Summaries: the holy cross | Lehigh


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WEST POINT, NY – The Army West Point Black Knights improved to 2-1 in the league with a 66-63 victory over Colgate on Saturday afternoon.
* The Black Knights had a trio of double-digit players, including junior guard Hope Brown (16), senior guard Alisa Fallon (14) and junior forward Sabria Hunter (13).
* Hunter also had 14 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season and led all players with five steals.
* Army limited the Raiders to just nine points in the second quarter, edging Colgate, 20-9.
* Colgate finished with three players in double-digit points: first-year guard Morgan McMahon (24), second-year forward Tiasia McMillan (14) and first-year forward Sophia Diehl (10).
* McMahon’s 24 points mark a career high for the rookie. She also had five assists at the top of the team.
* Diehl added seven rebounds to his stat line while McMillan added six rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Summaries: West Point Army | Colgate

LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS (6-6, 2-0 PL) 54 to NAVY HELPERS (4-10, 1-3 PL) 44

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ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Lafayette handed the Navy their third conference loss as the Leopards claimed a 54-44 victory on Saturday.
* The Leopards were led by four double-digit scoring players, including junior guard Jessica Booth (14), second year guard Makayla Andrews (14), senior guard Nicole Johnson (10) and senior forward Naomi Ganpo ( 10).
* Senior full-back Makaila Wilson led all players in rebounds (11) and assists (4), with two steals and a block.
* Lafayette held a 49-35 rebound lead over Navy.
* Navy senior guard Jennifer Coleman scored 14 points and totaled six rebounds, two assists and one steal.
* Ciera Hertelendy led the Mids with eight rebounds – six on defense.
* Second-year Navy goaltender Sydne Watts contributed eight points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
Summaries: Lafayette | Marine

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BOSTON, Mass .– Boston University improved to 3-0 in the league with a 66-46 victory over the Americans on Saturday afternoon.
* Second-year forward Caitlin Weimar led BU with 16 points, a career-high 18 rebounds, four blocks, one assist and one steal.
* Weimar’s double-digit points and rebounds marked his second double-double of the season.
* Junior full-back Sydney Johnson scored 13 points with six assists. First-year goaltender Alex Giannaros added 11 points to the win.
* Senior forward Riley Childs totaled nine points and nine rebounds, just under a double-double.
* Senior US forward Taylor Brown finished the game with 15 points and six rebounds, while senior guard Jade Edwards scored 10 points.
* The Eagles held a 14-11 lead over the Terriers in second chance points.
Summaries: American | Boston university

At BUCKNELL BISON (10-4, 1-2 PL) 62, LOYOLA MARYLAND LEVERS (3-9, 0-2 PL) 42
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LEWISBOURG, PA – Bucknell claimed his first conference victory of the season with a 62-42 victory over Loyola on Saturday.
* Bucknell’s junior forward Carly Krsul scored a team-high 14 points with six rebounds and two blocks.
* First-year guard Cecelia Collins totaled 12 points, six rebounds, seven assists and two steals.
* Senior guard Taylor O’Brien contributed 10 points, seven boards and two blocks to the victory.
* Loyola first-year forward Lex Therien led all players with a career-high 23 points to go with 14 rebounds for her second and fourth consecutive double-double of the season.
* Therien scored Loyola’s nine points in the first quarter to help the Greyhounds lag by a single point heading into the second quarter.
* Senior goalie Taleah Dixon scored six points while junior goalie Bri Rozzi had the team’s four best assists.
Summaries: Bucknell | Loyola Maryland

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Syracuse, NY – Both Le Moyne College basketball programs will be in action at home against Northeast-10 Conference opponent Stonehill College on Saturday, January 7. men’s teams will continue thereafter, with kick-off scheduled for 3:00 p.m. EST.

Le Moyne College’s women’s basketball team will compete in Saturday’s competition with a 6-2 overall record, including a 4-1 record against the conference competition. The Stonehill Skyhawks will travel to Syracuse with an overall record of 3-4, including a CV 2-3 NE10. Stonehill’s last five games have been canceled or postponed. The last time they played a game was on December 15 at Franklin Pierce, which ended in a 70-59 victory for the Skyhawks. Senior guard Emily Bramanti and Isabella Santaro, along with junior guard Mia Kelly, led the Skyhawks in their victory over the Ravens with 16, 15 and 15 points, respectively. During the year, Bramanti is averaging 19.3 points, a team high, with 5.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game.

The Dolphins come off an impressive 55-41 victory over Pace on Wednesday. The suffocating defense of Le Moyne and a Lytoya Baker (Rochester, NY / Bishop Kearney) double-double lifted them over the now 11-2 Setters.

Baker provided 13 points and 11 rebounds against Pace after recording 19 points and six rebounds in Le Moyne’s previous victory at American International College on Jan. 1. .

Senior winger Emma Brinker (East Aurora, NY / East Aurora) leads the Dolphins in goals and rebounds, averaging 18 points and 11.1 rebounds per game.

The last time these two programs met on Jan. 11, 2020, the Skyhawks claimed a 61-55 victory at home. When the two teams met in the 2018-19 campaign in Syracuse, the Dolphins earned an 18-point victory.

Le Moyne College men’s basketball team (6-5, 2-2 NE10) have not played a game since their 95-89 overtime win over Florida Southern on December 18. Their last three games have been canceled or postponed. The Dolphins last played a conference game on Dec. 4, when they came away with a 56-55 victory at Southern Connecticut State. The Visiting Skyhawks (7-4, 3-2 NE10) operate on a similar schedule. Stonehill last competed on Dec. 20, when they suffered an 82-60 loss at home to Assumption. Their December 30 clash in Daemen and their January 5 conference game against southern New Hampshire have been postponed. The Skyhawks’ last victory came on December 5, when they beat Saint Anselm 71-70. Head guard Isaiah Burnett led them in scoring in the conference victory with 22 points on 8-16 from the field and 6-11 behind the three-point line. Over the year, Burnett is averaging 13.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.3 steals per game. Senior forward Andrew Sims is the Skyhawks’ leading scorer with 13.8 points per game and 6.9 rebounds.

In his three games this season, a second-year forward Luc Sutherland (Syracuse, NY / West Genesee / Siena / Bryant) is averaging 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. Sutherland scored 27 points in 29 minutes played on 12-17 shots from the field, including 2-3 from behind the arc and had six rebounds in the team’s victory at Florida Southern.

Redshirt-freshman guard Christian davis (Denver, Colo. Mullen / New Hampton School) is pulling 37 percent from behind the three-point line on a team-record 75 attempts so far this season averaging 14.7 points and 6.8 rebounds . Davis has recorded two double doubles during the year and is shooting 92 percent from the free throw line.

6’1 “redshirt-freshman guard Kevin constant (Lawrence, Mass./Central Catholic / Tilton School) is averaging 13.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.9 steals per game with 59% shots from the field and 4-6 in – beyond the arc. Constant completed Florida Southern’s stats sheet, ending the overtime victory with 22 points on 6-10 shots from the field and 9-12 from the foul line, as well as four assists, three rebounds, three blocks and three. interceptions.

The last time these two programs met on Jan. 11, 2020, the Skyhawks earned an 80-69 victory at home. During their meeting the previous season in Syracuse, Le Moyne won 66-60.

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Women’s Hoops Falls in MAC-Opener in Toledo Thu, 06 Jan 2022 02:40:20 +0000

TOLEDO, Ohio ( – The Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team dropped their first Mid-American Conference game of the year against the University of Toledo, 64-48, tonight, Jan. 5, at the inside the Savage Arena.

The Eagles (3-5, 0-1 MAC) were led offensively by senior redshirt Danielle Rainey (Washington, DC-Vista Ridge (Florida)) with 16 points when she made 4 of 11 (0.364) shots from depth. Classmate Arena combs (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-Putnam City West (State of Oklahoma)) added 13 points and the team’s four best assists.

On the defensive, second year redshirt Ce’Nara Skanes (Oklahoma City, Okla.-Putnam City West (Florida International)) grabbed six rebounds, had two interceptions and recorded a block. Meanwhile, freshman Lachelle Austin (Redford Memorial, Michigan-Wayne) also got six rebounds while his classmate Zaniya Nelson (Oklahoma City, Okla.-Putnam City West) carried two boards and crushed a Rockets shot.

How did it happen
The first quarter saw EMU take a 9-3 lead to which the Rockets responded with a few buckets. Senior Courtnie lewis (Belton, Missouri-Belton) was solid, producing five runs in the opening stanza as the Eagles led 18-15 after one. The Greens and Whites were limited to just six points in the second quarter as UT ended the period 16-2 to take a 33-24 lead before halftime.

Toledo’s advantage grew to 15 points, 39-24, with just over three minutes left in the third quarter. Eastern’s offense heated up with a 10-2 run to cut the deficit several minutes later. As the Eagles trailed in double digits, Rainey knocked down a pair of threes to bring the Eagles back within striking distance, 51-44, with just over five minutes to go. The Rockets finished strong, however, hitting five of their last six shots for the win, 64-48.

Play Notes
With two interceptions against the Rockets, Combs has recorded seven multi-swipe performances so far this season.
Skanes also had two interceptions, tying his career high.
Combs paced the Eagles with four assists, his sixth game this season with at least three dimes.
Four Eagles had five or more rebounds: Skanes (6), Austin (6), Combs (5), Rainey (5).
Combs has now recorded double-digit scoring efforts in 50 of his 52 career games with the Greens and Whites (96.2%).
With four marks of depth tonight, Rainey now has four performances with four or more trey balls while donning green and white.
Skanes crushed a shot against UT, his sixth game of the 2021-22 campaign with at least one dismissal.
Nelson recorded the first block of his career.

Historical Notes
The Rockets lead the overall standings 53-35, however, EMU has won three of the last five meetings.

Eastern Michigan returns to Ypsilanti for a game against Central Michigan on Saturday, Jan.5. The tipoff inside the George Gervin GameAbove Center is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will air on ESPN3 and WEMU (89.1 FM). For the most up to date information on all things EMU women’s basketball, visit and follow the team on social media, at @EMUWBB.

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Cavaliers land Rondo from Lakers to make up for Rubio’s loss Mon, 03 Jan 2022 21:09:06 +0000

CLEVELAND – Once Ricky Rubio was lost for the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers knew it would take someone special to take his place.

They needed a playmaker with experience, intelligence and competitive tenacity.

Rajon Rondo ticked all the boxes.

Cleveland completed the acquisition of Rondo, 35, on Monday, finalizing its trade with the Los Angeles Lakers in what ultimately became a three-team deal involving the New York Knicks.

In the trade, the Knicks receive goaltender Denzel Valentine from the Cavaliers as well as international prospects Wang Zhelin and Brad Newley draft rights and money from the Lakers. Los Angeles receives the project rights from Louis Labeyrie of New York.

Four-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion Rondo, who barely played for the Lakers, joins an improved Cleveland team that has gone from a doormat to a playoff contender.

The Cavs are 21-15 and fifth in the Eastern Conference after going 22-50 last season.

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“He’s excited about it,” Cleveland coach JB Bickerstaff said of Rondo, who only averaged 9.3 minutes per game in Los Angeles. “Our guys have created a lot of excitement in the league and people are seeing the growth in our guys and the style of play and he’s looking forward to it.

“He’s one of the most competitive guys I’ve seen since I’ve been around and he wants to help this team and he wants to go and compete, so he’s not happy that he’s not playing. good teammate, obviously. He wants to come here. He wants to get on the pitch and he wants to contribute and help our team become a better team. “

Rondo was recently sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19, but cleared NBA health and safety protocols. It is not yet known when he will join the Cavaliers, who are still working with him on logistics.

Cleveland hosts Memphis on Tuesday before starting a six-game, nine-day trip to Portland on Thursday.

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Losing the precious Rubio to an anterior cruciate ligament tear is a big blow to the Cavs. The 31-year-old’s impact in less than half a season with Cleveland has been profound, whether as a mentor to young playmaker Darius Garland or his strong leadership on and off the field.

Rondo has many of those same attributes – and similar play – to Rubio, and Bickerstaff believes his addition will make up for the loss of becoming overwhelming.

“He can improve everyone around him,” Bickerstaff said. “And that’s what excites us, his ability to play with all of our guys – from Darius to our big guys – he can facilitate all of their jobs and that’s what we need.”

Rondo, who won titles with the Celtics in 2008 and the Lakers in 2020, also has a fierce demeanor that fits in well.

A big part of the Cavaliers’ success this season has been their intensity. They just played harder and better performing teams to have the advantage.

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“It’s kind of what we’ve been trying to be all year,” said forward Lauri Markkanen. “Anytime you add a guy as competitive as him it will be a good thing for us. Obviously he can do a lot of things other than competing so it will be nice to add such a competitive and smart player.

Rondo averaged 9.8 points, 8.0 assists and 4.6 rebounds in over 16 seasons with eight teams. He has led the league in assists three times, was called to the elite defensive squad four times and started 105 playoff games.

“He’s one of those guys you have a lot of respect for, and what you respect most is his spirit,” Bickerstaff said. “When you watch a guy orchestrate a game as a basketball fan, that’s what you like to see.

“You like to see a guy being able to dictate and control the game and manipulate a game in all of its aspects. He does it on both sides of the court. You talk about his advantage and how competitive he is, these are the guys. that you value and respect the most.

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NOTES: F Isaac Okoro could miss three weeks with a sprained left elbow suffered in Sunday’s victory over Indiana. Okoro, who was out earlier this season with a hamstring injury and recently in league health and safety protocols, was injured when he fell on a screen set up by Pacers big man Domantas Sabonis in the first half. One of Cleveland’s best defensemen, Okoro is averaging 9.0 points and 3.6 rebounds in 27 games.


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Rtl today – basketball: DeRozan makes historic back-to-back NBA buzzers Sun, 02 Jan 2022 05:39:04 +0000

Chicago’s DeMar DeRozan became the first NBA player to sink winning buzzer beaters in back-to-back Saturday nights while Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo netted a triple double in the defending champions’ victory.

DeRozan’s three-point shot from the left corner to the last horn gave the Bulls a 120-119 win in Washington and completed a 28-point performance.

“I don’t know if I’m dreaming or if it’s real right now,” DeRozan said. “Willing to step up whenever that moment is called and be ready for it, that’s all I can do.”

The Bulls extended their winning streak to seven games while Milwaukee rose to six in a row as Antetokounmpo propelled host Bucks against New Orleans 136-113.

NBA frontman Golden State beat Utah 123-116, ending a six-game winning streak in the Jazz, but the discussion was only on DeRozan.

“Dude is amazing,” Chicago’s Zach LaVine said of DeRozan after scoring a game-high 35 points. “I can’t say much more than that.”

DeRozan, whose three-point shot helped Chicago defeat Indiana on Friday, made two free throws with 49 seconds left. But Kyle Kuzma’s three-point shot with four seconds remaining gave the Wizards a 119-117 advantage, setting the stage for DeRozan’s final heroism.

“DeMar’s shot was incredible once again,” said Bulls interim coach Chris Fleming. “He had the presence of mind to look down and find out where his feet were to make that shot. Amazing shot.”

No other player has made consecutive winning shots on consecutive nights. He became the first to pull off the feat in consecutive games since 1985 by Boston’s Larry Bird, who had a day off between triumphs.

DeRozan, the NBA’s top scorer in the fourth quarter, is to a career high 37.3% on a three-point range this season.

Greek star Antetokounmpo scored 35 points, caught 16 rebounds and delivered 10 assists for his second triple double of the season and the 27th of his career.

“I try to be aggressive the whole game,” Antetokounmpo said. “I’m at my best when I’m aggressive. I can create open shots.”

Antetokounmpo hit 12 of 18 from the floor and 9 of 12 from the free throw line. He surpassed the triple double total of NBA legend Michael Jordan’s career.

“I’m so locked in and focused on what we have to do, these moments go by – not unnoticed, it’s a big compliment to mention with these guys – but you just push it aside,” Antetokounmpo said.

“As I get older I have to live in the moment and enjoy this moment. I have 27 triple doubles. It’s crazy.”

Milwaukee improved to 25-13, third in the Eastern Conference behind Brooklyn and Chicago, while the Pelicans fell to 13-23.

It was the 400th career NBA victory for Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer.

In Utah, Stephen Curry scored 28 points, Andrew Wiggins added 25 and Otto Porter scored 20 to lead Golden State (28-7) over the Jazz, who fell to 26-10, still third in the league.

– Harden a triple double –

Nikola Jokic had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead Denver to a 124-111 victory in Houston while Eric Bledsoe scored 27 points to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over host Brooklyn 120-116.

James Harden had a triple double for Brooklyn with 34 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists while Kevin Durant added 28 points for the Nets.

In Detroit, Saddiq Bey scored three points with 2.1 seconds left in overtime to give host Pistons a 117-116 victory over San Antonio.

The Dallas Mavericks have said all-star goalie Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Maxi Kleber have cleared NBA Covid-19 health and safety protocols and may return on Sunday.

The team went 5-5 without Doncic, who is averaging 25.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game. Doncic injured his ankle last month and was due to return when he entered the Covid protocol.

Oklahoma City will face Dallas on Sunday without star goalie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who entered Covid-19 protocols on Saturday.

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The target of tall men has “size, mobility and skills” Wed, 29 Dec 2021 22:04:39 +0000

Syracuse basketball is one of many big clubs that have offered or shown interest in the big man of 2024, Caleb Middleton.

We will of course continue to monitor whether Orange’s coaches end up offering a purse to the 6-foot-10 forward / center. Personally, I would love to see the ‘Cuse officially enter the recruiting mix for Middleton, who some analysts say is set to enter the national rankings in the 2024 cycle at some point as early as possible.

Last season, Middleton adapted for New Hampton School in New Hampton, NH, but he is competing in his sophomore year for Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio.

His recruiting grew nationally as Middleton played at a high level on the grassroots basketball circuit over the summer with the Boston Amateur Basketball Club, which is a top tier team of the AAU.

Syracuse basketball coaches have shown interest in big man Caleb Middleton.

At this point, Middleton says he hears the most from Iowa, a member of the Big Ten Conference, according to a recent article by national analyst Jamie Shaw.

Middleton visited the Hawkeyes, a team that develops big men quite well. By the way, Iowa recently offered Syracuse a basketball recruiting target in the 2023 class, 6-foot-10 forward Joseph Estrella of South Portland High School in South Portland, Maine.

Back in Middleton, other scholarship offers that have reached him are from DePaul, Bryant, Siena and Florida International University, even if this list will undeniably grow.

Middleton told Shaw that other schools he hears about regularly, but has not yet proposed to him, include basketball from Syracuse, Clemson, West Virginia, State of Iowa and Indiana.

Interestingly, Middleton said in the article that he enjoys “big environments and good fanbases.” Well, from a crowd perspective, you can’t get past over 35,000 screaming fans inside the Carrier Dome.

Middleton’s versatility allows him to stretch the floor, “but I can also type inside,” he said. “I block a lot of shots and just like to play hard.”

Shaw says that perspective 2024 moves well for a player of his height and length. Middleton is agile and has excellent timing that allows him to block shots with skill. “He’s a capable shooter,” according to the analyst.

Shaw added, “Size, mobility and skill are a nice combination, especially for a sophomore in high school. As we expand our ranking in the 2024 class, Middleton’s name will be discussed. “

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Aram Bagh Club wins Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Girls Basketball Tue, 28 Dec 2021 00:48:50 +0000

LAHORE – The Aram Bagh Club won the title of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed DMC South Cup Girls Basketball Tournament 2021 which took place at the Abdul Nasser Aram Bagh International Basketball Court, Karachi.

The event was organized in association with DMC South under Usman Basketball Club. In the final, the Aram Bagh Club beat Bahria College Basketball Club by 32-28. All the players of the winning club contributed well and guided their team to the title triumph. Among the finalists, Shizal Saleem (8), Ayman Shahid (7) and Laiba Saeed (5) played well. Ashraf Yahya, Zahid Malik and Amir Sharif officiated the match while the technical officials were Nusrat Afzal, Anila Khadim Hussain, Nasreen Akhtar and Farah Riaz.

During the awards ceremony, special guest of honor, sports patron, Shahida Parveen Kayani, handed out prizes and trophies to the winners, finalists and top performers. KBBA President Ghulam Muhammad Khan, Kashmiri leader Ghulam Abbas Jamal Advocate, tournament organizer Zaima Khatun and others were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the ceremony, Shahida Parveen paid tribute to First Woman Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed (late) for her political and national services with glorious words. She asked the players to make Benazir Bhutto their role model and try to follow his great national service and his politics. Paying tribute to female athletes for their excellent sportsmanship, Shahida Parveen said: “The girls have proven to have great talent in sports and education. They must come forward in large numbers to work alongside men and play a key role in the country’s progress by leaps and bounds. “

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Kim seeks to ward off outside influences Sun, 26 Dec 2021 09:36:21 +0000

When he inherited power in North Korea 10 years ago, Swiss-trained basketball fan Kim Jong Un seemed open to foreign ideas and market reforms, but he increasingly refuses them. outside influences as he enters his second decade in power.

North Korea has long been one of the most isolated countries in the world, with authorities seeking to maintain strict control over what information comes in and goes out.

Those restrictions appeared to be easing under Kim, who allowed the market to play a bigger role in North Korea’s declining economy, and invited an entourage of K-pop artists to perform in Pyongyang in 2018. .

But the country’s situation is deteriorating due to a self-imposed coronavirus blockade, a far more comprehensive measure than any of the international sanctions it is subject to for its nuclear program.

Strict rules have been put back in place as Kim seeks to strengthen internal solidarity and her grip on society in times of difficulty, analysts say.

“The growing censorship suggests the regime is less confident,” said Troy Stangarone, senior director of the Korea Economic Institute.

Kim, who spent most of his childhood in Switzerland, had once appeared to be more flexible towards outdoor cultivation.

In 2012, he was shown on state television greeting a group of girls in miniskirts playing the theme song from the American movie “Rocky,” on a stage shared by a handful of Disney characters.

At the same time, he turned a blind eye to the country’s widespread black market, the “jangmadang”.

The growing role of market forces in the economy, although officially still maligned, allowed it to record its fastest growth in 17 years in 2016, according to the Bank of Korea, the South’s central bank.

Unity resolved

But key sectors of the economy were sanctioned by the UN Security Council the following year as North Korea tested missiles that could reach the entire Americas and carried out its most powerful nuclear test in this day.

Analysts say Kim’s confidence weakened after his successful diplomacy with then-US President Donald Trump stalled in 2019 without sanctions relief.

The pandemic and the resulting border closures saw the North register its largest economic contraction in more than two decades in 2020, according to the Bank of Korea, and earlier this year Kim warned the country was facing his “worst situation”.

Kim embraced the return to a centralized economy, with the regime formally regaining control of all foreign trade and domestic markets at a five-year party convention in January.

And Pyongyang has enacted a law punishing those who own South Korean content with 15 years in prison, according to reports, Northern state media quoting Kim urging officials to eliminate “vicious cancer that threatens our ideology and our system. social and hinders unity of mind ”.

Stangarone told AFP: “In times of difficulty, the regime must tighten control to reassert its authority.”

Generation Jangmadang

North Korea has long suppressed what it calls “the ideological and cultural invasion.”

All radios and televisions are preset to receive only state media, while the government prevents ordinary North Koreans from accessing the global Internet.

But analysts say such censorship will struggle because foreign material is already prevalent in North Korea, especially among the younger generation, distributed on USB drives.

In a study by the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National University, nearly half of 116 respondents who fled North Korea in 2018 and 2019 said they “frequently” watched southern entertainment. in the north.

Cho Han-bum, senior researcher at the Korea National Unification Institute, said the so-called “Jangmadang generation,” those born and raised during and after the famine in the 1990s, are likely to resist repression.

With the state unable to provide rations as children, they grew up fending for themselves, relying on the market to survive and with far less allegiance to rulers, Cho said.

“A clash between Kim’s conservative approach and northern millennials and Generation Z, who love South Korean dramas and BTS music, will be inevitable,” he added.

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Mailbag: Why can’t the Mystics draft the Bueckers? Thu, 23 Dec 2021 19:41:33 +0000

Thanks for the questions for the December mailbag. The first questions are here, and we’ll have more of your questions tomorrow. Thank you!

There are more female college basketball players leaving early, but not at the same rate as their male counterparts. Will the Mystics be able to draft Paige Bueckers in 2022? (several emails)


There are two age limits for WNBA rookies. Any female college basketball player, regardless of her FIBA ​​nationality, must be at least 22 years old in the calendar year of the draft, or at least four years of high school. Bueckers is a college basketball player and was born October 20, 2001. She will be 21 in calendar year 2022, so she is not eligible no matter how well she performs in her second season in Connecticut. Bueckers could declare herself early for the 2023 WNBA Draft if she so chooses.

While WNBA offers a higher level of play than college, Bueckers could make more money with it NIL with Gatorade (and maybe others) as a college basketball player representing UConn and as a WNBA rookie for the Mystics (or any team) in 2023. That’s because women’s college basketball always has a plus. mainstream than the WNBA, and that’s when those players, even future WNBA superstars remain the most marketable. So it’s possible that Bueckers will only play all four years given that she is now able to cash in on her fame.

As most of you know, Emma Meesseman was drafted by the Mystics in 2013 when she was just 19 when she was drafted. This is because she is classified as an “international” player, who must be at least 20 years old in the calendar year of the draft. In addition, this player must NEVER have played college girls’ basketball. Meesseman turned 20 on May 13, 2013 and has never played college basketball, so she was able to play in the WNBA at age 20 for that reason.

Based on the current draft rules, the Mystics can pick any senior female varsity basketball player, any female varsity basketball player who turns 22 in calendar year 2022 that declares early, or a International player who has never played in college who turns 20 in calendar year 2022.

When will the FIBA ​​Women’s World Cup Qualifying tickets go out? Will this be the perfect time for the Mystics to woo Emma Meesseman because the tournament is being held in Washington? (several emails, messages)

USA Basketball has yet to officially name the venue for the United States, Belgium, Russia and Puerto Rico team. They hope it will be done by the end of this month or early next year. That said, it is likely the Entertainment and Sports Arena, which FIBA ​​has said in other releases.

When it comes to Meesseman’s return to DC, it’s best that we Mystics fans see his return as both a “Welcome” and a “Farewell”. I don’t see her coming back to WNBA because of the Belgian national women’s basketball team standing in the world as one of the best.

The Cats have grown into a world power over the past few years, thanks in large part to Meesseman and we’ve talked about that at length here. And their international engagements (especially at the continental level) occur during the WNBA season. Unless the Belgian Cats do a full faceplant in February (and I don’t see them losing all of their games), the Cats will go to the World Cup, and that will affect any availability of Meesseman.

Most importantly, general manager and head coach Mike Thibault was not optimistic about his return, for many of the same reasons I have already mentioned.

And we haven’t even reached their salary cap situation yet!

But then again, in summary, I don’t think Meesseman is coming back to the WNBA – at least while she’s in her prime. So when World Cup qualifying tickets become available, get them quickly so you can see her one last time in Washington.

What does your team think about what to do about Thomas Bryant’s contract going forward? He is in the final year of his contract and could attract some big deals in the offseason. Do we let it work, resign it or exchange it at maturity to avoid losing it for nothing? (Evan Milberg, Twitter)

I actually interviewed Todd Ramasar, Bryant’s agent last week, but I didn’t get a chance to write an article about it because there were a lot of games going on. But in short, Ramasar said Bryant’s recovery is going as planned. And more importantly, before a player (not just Bryant) gets worried about his contractual situation, the most important thing is to get back in shape and get back on the pitch.

It’s possible Bryant could get a contract that pays well over $ 10 million per season in 2022-23 and beyond. But first, as Ramasar said, he needs to play games and show what he can add to center position besides Daniel Gafford and Montrezl Harrell. In that regard, Bryant will add more three-pointers despite not being the shot moderator that Gafford in particular is.

Finally, do I see Bryant walking away from Washington for nothing? I do not. I think he’s signed and traded to another team, if he doesn’t play for the Wizards next season.

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Women’s basketball scoreboard for December 21: Agawam passes Belchertown in overtime and beyond Wed, 22 Dec 2021 03:56:00 +0000

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Agawam’s women’s basketball team had a dominant overtime performance against Belchertown on Tuesday, beating the routed Orioles 14-4 to a 65-55 victory.

Agawam (2-1) finished with four double-digit players, led by a record 24 points for Grace Frasier. Frasier knocked down six three-pointers, while Ainsley Stevens scored 13, Izzy Lalancette added 11 and Jazmin Dunbar scored 10.

Tuesday, December 21


Springfield International Charter School 49, Drury High School 37 – The score of the box

Agawam 65, Belchertown 55 – The score of the box


Greenfield 42, section 24 – The score of the box

Frontier 47, Pioneer Valley 21 – The score of the box

Hopkins 34, Lenox 32 – The score of the box


Frontier 47, Pioneer Valley 21 – The score of the box

Pope Francis 38, Turners Falls 31 – The score of the box

Franklin Tech 35, Smith Academy 33 – The score of the box


McCann Tech 38, Mount Everett 26 – The score of the box

Pope Francis 38, Turners Falls 31 – The score of the box

Easthampton 54, Southwick 32 – The score of the box


Amherst 44, Hoosac Valley 36 – The score of the box

Wahconah 55, Granby 15 – The score of the box

South Hadley 59, Monson 39 – The score of the box

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