Artesia gets back at La Mirada

first_imgThe win avenged the Pioneers’ 67-65 loss to La Mirada on Jan. 17 that was Artesia’s first loss of the season. Artesia (22-2, 9-1), which played games Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, the latter a 73-66 loss to Huntington High, built a lead, then had an answer every time La Mirada (18-6, 8-2) made a run. Renardo Sidney, the Pioneers’ 6-foot-10 sophomore center, scored 26 points to lead the way, with 6-5 wing Malik Story adding 15 points and A.J. Gasporra 13. Artesia raced to a first-quarter, 22-13 lead that featured thunderous, two-handed dunks by Sidney, seven points from James Harden and a 14-5 edge in rebounds. The Pioneers led 42-28 at halftime after a 9-4 scoring rut in the final two minutes. “I’m a little disappointed,” La Mirada coach Larry Kaupang said. “I don’t think we played well in the first half. I don’t think we were ready to play when we came out, and it’s always tough to come back against a team like them.” The Matadores did come back with an 8-0 run to start the second half and closed within six points. They trailed 48-39 going into the final quarter, but Artesia made 14 of 21 free throws in the quarter to preserve the victory. LAKEWOOD – The Artesia High School boys basketball team didn’t just step off the plane and into the gym before meeting La Mirada Wednesday night, but it was obvious that playing four games in five nights – including one on the other side of the country – had little effect on the players. Less than a dozen hours after returning home from Huntington, W. Va., Artesia defeated visiting La Mirada, 72-55, in their Suburban League rematch. center_img Guard Taylor Siemens’ 19 points led La Mirada, most of them coming on drives through the lane. Keith McGill added 17 points. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Lyon goalkeeper’s disastrous error gifts Benfica late Champions League win

first_imgAlways look before you throw! 🙈A shocker for Lyon’s Anthony Lopes as he loses it for his side at the death.. pic.twitter.com/qElmZPzQPL— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 23, 2019Lyon boss Rudi Garcia has backed Lopes to bounce back from his costly mistake.He said: “I haven’t spoken to Antho yet because he went straight to the anti-doping control, but as soon as I see him I’ll comfort him.“We’re with him. Everyone can make mistakes. I have every confidence in him to earn us a lot of points, as he does every season.”Lopes is highly respected at Lyon and has made 222 Ligue 1 appearances since graduating from the club’s academy in 2012.The 29-year-old has also been capped seven times by Portugal. 1 Anthony Lopes, who captained Lyon on the night, was consoled by his team-mates at full-time Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week It was a calamitous error from Lopes, whose side looked set for a draw after former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay’s 70th minute goal cancelled out Rafa Silva’s early opener.Despite being bottom of Group G after three games, Benfica are only three points behind leaders RB Leipzig, who came from behind to beat Zenit Saint Petersburg on the same night. AFP or licensors Anthony Lopes had a night to forget as Lyon fell to a 2-1 defeat to Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday.With just five minutes remaining, the goalkeeper inadvertently threw the ball to Benfica midfielder Pizzi, who hit a first-time shot into an empty net from 35 yards. LIVE on talkSPORT Partizan Belgrade vs Manchester United (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTSheffield Wednesday vs Leeds (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Sheffield United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Burnley vs Chelsea (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTlast_img read more