Duffy’s Hope 15th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game


This year Duffy”s Hope partnered with talent acquisition firm Agency for Artists.

TV personality Ray J, KC Undercover’s Tammy Townsend, actor Christian Keyes, actor Bobb’e J Thompson, rapper Matt Ox, Harlem Globetrotter Tammy Brawner, and actor Jackie Long

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Actor Bobb’E J. Thompson drives for the ball in the first period of The 15th annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 05, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Duffy’s Hope, founded in 1998 by Allen “Duffy” Samuels, is a service provider for at-risk and hard to reach youth ages 12-17 with DOCUMENTED  proof of success. Located in the heart of Wilmington, Delaware Duffy’s Hope has changed lives for the better for over  4,500 youth.

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Actor Jackie Long (25) advances the ball as Singer and TV personality Ray J (22) defends in the first half of The 15th annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 05, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

 

Of the 4,500 youth served, 2,500 were participants in Duffy’s direct services programs.  Duffy’s Hope uses a HOLISTIC approach that includes 10 components to not only determine the root causes in the lives of at-risk youth but also address, and more importantly, helps to rectify those issues.

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Performing Artist Matt Ox performs in the mist of half time during The 15th annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 05, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming. Photo by Saquan Stimpson

Duffy’s Hope programs include the following: One-on-One Mentoring, Parent and Family Participation, School & Home Visits, Life changing “shock therapy, Tutoring, Educational & Enrichment Trips, Guest Speakers, Financial Literacy, Group Discussions and Etiquette Training.

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Christian Keyes and players greet each other after the conclusion of The 15th annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 05, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

 

MLS 2017 July 26 Philadelphia Union defeats Columbus Crew SC 3-0


Four days after falling on the road to Crew SC 1-0, the Union exacted revenge by posting a big 3-0 victory at home against a Columbus side that finished with nine men. C.J. Sapong led the way in the Eastern Conference tilt at Talen Energy Stadium with a goal and two assists. The other two tallies came from Ilsinho and Marcus Epps.

MLS 2017 - July 26 - Philadelphia Union defeats Columbus Crew SC 3-0

Philadelphia Union Attacker C.J. SAPONG (17) celebrates his goal with teammate Philadelphia Union Midfielder ILSON PEREIRA DIAS (25) in the second half of a Major League Soccer match between the Philadelphia Union and Columbus Crew SC Wednesday, July. 26, 2017, at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Crew SC fell behind in the 20th minute, but their challenge became steeper once Jonathan Mensah was sent off with a straight red card in the 35th minute. Columbus then lost Lalas Abubakar to an ejection in the 76th minute, all but ending their chances of pulling off a late comeback.

MLS 2017 - July 26 - Philadelphia Union defeats Columbus Crew SC 3-0

Columbus Crew SC Defender JONATHAN MENSAH (4) receives a red card and ejection in the second half of a Major League Soccer match between the Philadelphia Union and Columbus Crew SC Wednesday, July. 26, 2017, at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

C.J. Sapong drew a first-half penalty that he was upset about not taking, and he responded by scoring a goal in the second stanza and setting up an insurance goal with a nice header. Combine those contributions with his first-half assist on Ilsinho’s winner and this was a very good day at the office for Sapong.

Goals

  • 20′ – PHI – Ilsinho Watch
  • 66′ – PHI – C.J. Sapong Watch
  • 81′ – PHI – Marcus Epps Watch

 

Source Philadelphia Union

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 – JAN 30 – Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 116-105


NEWARK, DE – The Delaware 87ers (15-13) dropped their third straight game and second to the Grand Rapids Drive (13-16) this season. The final score was 116-105 in favor of the Drive, which knotted the season series at two games apiece. This was the final meeting of the year between the two teams.
Shawn Long and James Webb III led the way for Delaware, with both notching double-doubles. Long finished with 31 points and 13 rebounds, his 12th double-double in the past 14 games. Webb III’s 13 and 12 gave him five-straight double-doubles.
Russ Smith got the start, his first of this season for the Sevens. He had just three points, but did dish out 10 assists in 33 minutes.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - JAN 30 - Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 116-105

Grand Rapids Drive Guard JORDAN CRAWFORD (15) attempts a Three-point field goal as Delaware 87ers Forward JAMES WEBB III (3) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL

“I thought he did a great job of moving the basketball,” said Head Coach Eugene Burroughs. “For us, that’s a plus to have a guy with his ability to get guys shots.”
The two teams kept it close throughout the first three quarters. The Drive led by seven after one period and just one at halftime. The 87ers won a high-scoring third frame 34-32 to take an 84-83 lead into the fourth. Delaware kept pace with the Drive despite shooting just 6-33 from three-point land.
“I gave those guys the confidence to shoot the basketball,” Burroughs said. “We’re a pretty high-percentage three-point team. The first half, I felt like if we had gotten those same shots in the second half, we’d be in great shape. I think we got some of those looks but we just didn’t make them tonight.”
The game remained close through the midway point of the fourth quarter. From there, the wheels came off. Both teams played sloppily late, but Grand Rapids capitalized on Delaware’s miscues, while the 87ers could not return the favor.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - JAN 30 - Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 116-105

Grand Rapids Drive Forward RAMON HARRIS (3) attempts a Three-point field goal as Delaware 87ers Guard MIKH MCKINNEY (10) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL

“I think sometimes you have to play through that,” Burroughs said. “You always have spurts in games where it gets a little hectic, but sometimes I look at those opportunities as ways to get easy buckets.
“It helps us push the tempo a little bit. Unfortunately for us, I think we looked a little gassed as the game went on. We were down a body, which obviously plays a role in a game like that. But, we also have to just find a way to defend at a high level, and I don’t think we did that tonight.”
Delaware, playing without Cat Barber for the fifth-straight game, allowed 65 second-half points and lost the final period 33-21. Barber was sidelined with an ankle injury.
The Drive had a monster game from downtown. Grand Rapids went 18-34 from distance, good for 53 percent. Five different players had multiple three-pointers and the team knocked down timely threes late in the game.
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Grand Rapids Drive Guard JORDAN CRAWFORD (15) dribbles pass Delaware 87ers Forward CARLOS LOPEZ-SOSA (4) in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL

“They made shots. Having the extra bodies helped,” Burroughs said. “They had three assignment guys that, you know, aren’t playing at the NBA level so they come in and give you a little injection of life and energy, and it made a difference tonight.”
Those assignment players were Henry Ellenson, Michael Gbinije and Darrun Hilliard. Ellenson and Gbinije were drafted by the Detriot Pistons, the Drive’s parent club, in the 2016 draft. Hilliard was selected in the second round of the 2015 draft after a standout four-year career at Villanova. All three players finished in double figures,and seven Grand Rapids players in total had more than 10 points.
Delaware had five players cross the 10-point threshold. Dionte Christmas had 19, Devondrick Walker racked up 15 and Brandon Triche finished with 13 off the bench.
Next up, the 87ers hit the road to take on the Maine Red Claws on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. ET.
By Varun Raghupathi, 24/Sevens Insider

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 – DEC 30 – Delaware 87ers defeats Long Island Nets 111-95


NEWARK, DE – The Delaware 87ers (9-8) overcame their lowest scoring output in a first half this season to down the Long Island Nets (6-13) 111-95 in their final game of 2016.
The Nets, one of three D-League teams playing in their inaugural season, held a 50-39 advantage at halftime. In the third quarter, the Sevens looked like a completely different team and outscored Long Island 34-21 in the period to take a 73-71 lead into the fourth quarter.
“I thought we just came out and played a little bit harder,” Head Coach Eugene Burroughs said after the game. “I think we were playing in the mud in the first half; in the second half, basically we just challenged the guys that ‘we just have to play hard, play more together, be selfless, set screens for each other, rebound the basketball’ and we actually came out and defended.”
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Delaware 87ers Head Coach EUGENE BURROUGHS, RIGHT, provides instructions to his players in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The 87ers not only had all five starters reach double figures, they got ample production from a short bench. Devondrick Walker and David Laury III had 13 and 16 points, respectively, while Laury III added 15 rebounds to notch the double-double. Delaware’s reserve point guards also played a big role in the win, with Mikh McKinney and Brandon Triche combining for six points, seven rebounds, nine assists and three steals in 31 minutes of work.

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Delaware 87ers Guard BRANDON TRICHE (7) drives past defender Long Island Nets Guard DONNIE MCGRATH (7) in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“It’s a great tribute to those guys that practice hard every day and compete every day,” Burroughs said. “I think to be a good team, you have to have guys that step up and play, you know, great minutes in times when you don’t think they’ll play great. I thought it was a great time to let those guys keep going and they shared the ball and moved the ball and they were, I think, the reason we won this game.”

Of all the bench players who stepped up, it was Laury III who took center stage. The Iona product finished off his brilliant December with one of his best performances of the year.

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Delaware 87ers Forward DAVID LAURY (13) fights for the rebound as Long Island Nets Forward DWAYNE POLEE JR. (12) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“I think he has been doing what he has been doing for the last, you know, five, six, seven games,” Burroughs said. “He’s a second-unit scorer for us. He’s a guy that we can post up and make plays around the rim. He’s unselfish; he passes the basketball. I think he’s been playing great for us.”

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 30 - Delaware 87ers defeats Long Island Nets 111-95

Delaware 87ers Forward JAMES WEBB III (3), RIGHT, flies to the hoop for the dunk in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

One player who had been struggling coming into this one, however, was James Webb III. You wouldn’t know it by watching him swish threes and finish highlight-reel dunks on Friday night, but over his last three games, Webb was averaging just five points per game on 30 percent shooting from the field. Webb bounced back against the Nets with a team-high 18 points and 10 rebounds. He also shot 4-6 from distance.

 

“I think he was just a recipient of the ball moving,” Burroughs said. “When we move the basketball, I tell our guys everyone’s going to have the opportunity to make plays and get shots, but when the ball stops and we play a lot of one-on-one basketball, then we’re in trouble.”

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 30 - Delaware 87ers defeats Long Island Nets 111-95

Long Island Nets Guard YOGI FERRELL (11) dribbles towards the center lane as Delaware 87ers Guard MIKH MCKINNEY (10) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Nets were led by electric point guard Yogi Ferrell, whose 34 points led all scorers. The Sevens meanwhile, had seven players finish in double figures.
These two teams meet again Monday, Jan. 2 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The tip is set for 1:30 p.m.
By Varun Raghupathi, 24/Sevens Insider

Athletes Of The Year: Jarome & Olivere


Newark – Today I was assign to photograph Athlete of the Year for The News Journal in Wilmington Delaware. So you guys know already, I will try to envision my set-up prior to arriving at the location. Well, For me it’s quite normal to do this being that I will only have a short period of time to work with the athlete.

 

Athlete of the Year Volleyball standout Emily Jarome Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Padua Academy in Wilmington Delaware.

Athlete of the Year Volleyball standout Emily Jarome taken on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Padua Academy in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

I arrived on the campus of Padua Academy in Wilmington Delaware. I met with Lauren DiSabatino, Associate Athletic Director who introduced me to my models, Volleyball standout Emily Jarome and Cross Country Champion Lydia Olivere.

I immediately made up in my mind that I was going to use multiple speed-lights (4) to light both subject in the gym.

Athlete of the Year Cross Country Champion Lydia Olivere Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Padua Academy in Wilmington Delaware.

Athlete of the Year, Cross Country State Champion Lydia Olivere taken on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Padua Academy in Wilmington Delaware. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

I used The Canon 7D Mark II and the lens was the Canon 24-105f/4L. I also used (4) Canon EOS 430 EXII and (1) Rogue FlashBender 2 – XL Pro Lighting System  (2) Rogue 3-in-1 Flash Grid with 3-Gel Starter Set (1) Rogue FlashBender 2 – LARGE Soft Box Kit and (2) standard light stand  (CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO).

Congrats to Emily Jarome and Lydia Olivere.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 – DEC 13 – Delaware 87ers defeats Oklahoma City Blue 104-95


NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 13 - Delaware 87ers defeats Oklahoma City Blue 104-95

Delaware 87ers Guard CAT BARBER (1) dribbles down the floor in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Oklahoma City Blue (Oklahoma City Thunder) Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

NEWARK, DE – The Delaware 87ers (6-6) came into this game after recently completing an intense stretch of three road games in four days, and came out on top 104-95 against the Oklahoma City Blue (8-5), led by Philadelphia 76ers assignee Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot’s 16 points, six rebounds and five assists.
In the first quarter, the Sevens played some of their best basketball of the year and jumped out to a 30-16 lead. Delaware ended the period on a 14-0 run that snapped the frame’s final 3:30 minutes. The 16 points is the second-lowest output against the Sevens in the first quarter this year.
“I thought we moved the basketball. We made shots. I think our team is progressing and getting better the more we share the ball,” Head Coach Eugene Burroughs said. “I think Cat Barber was kind of a catalyst for us. He’s been moving the ball very well the last three or four games, and when he does that it gets other guys involved and guys can make shots and it breeds that sharing of the basketball.”
Barber, normally a potent scorer, finished with a clean line of seven points, seven rebounds, six assists and zero turnovers. The second quarter was all OKC. The Blue outpaced the Sevens 37-18 and went into the locker room up 53-48.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 13 - Delaware 87ers defeats Oklahoma City Blue 104-95

Delaware 87ers Guard TIMOTHE LUWAWU-CABARROT (20) drives towards the basket from the dunk as Oklahoma City Blue Center DAKARI JOHNSON (44) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Oklahoma City Blue (Oklahoma City Thunder) Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“Honestly, I think our game is a game of runs,” Burroughs said. “Someone’s going to come out early and make some shots and the other team is going to go on a run. It’s ‘can you withstand run?’”
The Sevens withstood the Blue’s barrage and did an effective job of playing post defense despite being undersized. OKC rotated 7-footers Dakari Johnson, the reigning D-League Player of the Month, and Kaleb Tarczewski to try and cause fits for the 87ers’ big men Shawn Long and David Laury III.
Long was mired in foul trouble throughout the game, but Laury III played well in his stead. The Iona product finished with 15 points and seven rebounds and neutralized the Blue’s frontcourt attack throughout his 25 minutes on the floor.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 13 - Delaware 87ers defeats Oklahoma City Blue 104-95

Oklahoma City Blue Center KALEB TARCZEWSKI (41) attempts a free throw in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Oklahoma City Blue (Oklahoma City Thunder) Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

 “It’s hard, because with those big guys, they got some easy buckets down there that we couldn’t defend,” Burroughs said. “You just try to do your work early in the post and try to push them off the block and just do the best you can defensively.
“I think, for us, when they do miss those shots, that’s when we’re at our best because we can rebound and push the floor and try to get some easier buckets, and I think that happened towards the fourth quarter a little bit. We got a couple stops and were able to move the ball down the other end.”
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 13 - Delaware 87ers defeats Oklahoma City Blue 104-95

Delaware 87ers Center SHAWN LONG (21) drives towards the basket as Oklahoma City Blue Center DAKARI JOHNSON (44) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Oklahoma City Blue (Oklahoma City Thunder) Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Sevens out-rebounded a bigger OKC squad 44-36. They also won the third quarter 26-14 and kept the Blue at bay throughout the fourth quarter, thanks to some timely defense, solid passing and clutch shots. Much of the strong play can be attributed to Luwawu-Cabarrot, one of the 76ers first-round picks this year.
“I think confidence-wise, it helps him because now, again, he’s playing in NBA games and to come down here and play against the talent level here, which is good talent, but it’s different,” Burroughs said. “The style of play is different, the game is different. When you watch him play, he’s in pick-and-rolls with us and I’m quite sure with the Sixers he’s not in a lot of pick-and-rolls.
“He’s still developing and growing and that’s what our league is for and that’s what our team is for is to help him be in situations where he can improve and get better.”
TLC was one of six players in double figures for the Sevens. They are back at .500 and have a 3-2 home record.
Delaware heads back on the road for a date with the Canton Charge on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. ET.
By Varun Raghupathi, 24/Sevens Insider

NCAA WOMENS BASKETBALL 2016 – DEC 11 – Army West Point defeats Delaware 61-47


NCAA WOMENS BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 11 - Delaware VS Army West Point

Army West Point Guard Destinee Morris (20) dives for the ball during a regular-season non conference game between Delaware and Army West Point Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark Delaware. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Newark – Army Ends Navy’s Run with 21-17 win on Saturday in Baltimore and the lady Knights roll into Delaware from a loss at Minnesota and steam rolled the Lady Hens 61-47 Sunday afternoon in the first ever meeting between both programs at The Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware.

The lady knights trailed for several minutes then clamped down on the blue hens offense like a tourniquet taking a 14-13 lead when Jess Lewis drains a jumper. On the very next Army possession Aliyah Murray connected on the easy lay-up giving the knights a 16-13 lead to start a 21-5 run ended the first quarter with an 23-13 lead.

NCAA WOMENS BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 11 - Delaware VS Army West Point

Army West Point Forward Madison Hovren (41) drives to the basket as Delaware Forward Sadé Chatman (13) defends during a regular-season non conference game between Delaware and Army West Point Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark Delaware. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Army forced 20 Delaware turnovers and scored 21 points off turnovers. Sophomore Madison Hovren finished with the game with 16 points and 10 rebounds for her sixth straight double-double, while Destinee Morris  quietly added 11 points off the bench. Junior Aliyah Murray grabbed 11 rebounds.

NCAA WOMENS BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 11 - Delaware VS Army West Point

Army West Point Women’s Head Coach Dave Magarity directs his team during a regular-season non conference game between Delaware and Army West Point Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark Delaware. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Our ability to score off of steals, off our pressure and the ability to get back on defense to create pressure is what we need to do against teams like Delaware. We live and die by our pressure said Army Head Coach Dave Magarity

Delaware junior forward Sadé Chatman led the Hens with 14 points and six rebounds while sophomore forward Nicole Enabosi contributed 11 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

Delaware will return to action on Dec. 21 at home against Hartford at the Bob Carpenter Center.

Army returns home for a non-conference game against Mercy on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m.

NCAA WOMENS BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 11 - Delaware VS Army West Point

Army West Point Center Lena’ Hicks (13) drives to the basket as Delaware Forward Makeda Nicholas (5) defends during a regular-season non conference game between Delaware and Army West Point Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark Delaware. Photo Saquan Stimpson

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 – DEC 06 – Santa Cruz Warriors defeats Delaware 87ers 116-102


NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 06 - Santa Cruz Warriors defeats Delaware 87ers 116-102

Santa Cruz Warriors Guard PHIL PRESSEY (26) dribbles the ball as Delaware 87ers Guard MIKH MCKINNEY (10) defends in the second half of an NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Santa Cruz Warriors (Golden State Warriors) Tuesday, Dec. 06, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

NEWARK – Dec. 06, 2016 – The last time Santa Cruz visited The Delaware 87ers back on Jan. 13, 2015, The sevens cruised to a 109-96 win over the Santa Cruz Warriors.

Despite Former Tar Heel James Michael McAdoo posting game-highs in points and rebounds for Santa Cruz, putting up 28 and tearing down 18 rebounds.

Tuesday night was a different story at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware when the warriors saw five players finish the game in double figures, led by PHIL PRESSEY who scores 21 points while DENNIS CLIFFORD pulled down 9 rebounds while collecting 14 points, as CAMERON JONES amassed 41 minutes of work finishing the game with a total of 18 points.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 06 - Santa Cruz Warriors defeats Delaware 87ers 116-102

Delaware 87ers Center SHAWN LONG (21) drives towards the basket as Santa Cruz Warriors Forward ELGIN COOK (23) blocks the shot in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Santa Cruz Warriors (Golden State Warriors) Tuesday, Dec. 06, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

In the second half leading by ten points “60-50” the Waaaarrrrrriiiorsss, came out to pla-ay!!! quickly elevating their lead when SCOTT WOOD  goes up for a lay-up scoring while getting fouled in the process at the 11:15 mark starting a Santa Cruz 21-15 third quarter run.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 06 - Delaware 87ers VS Santa Cruz Warriors

Delaware 87ers Guard CAT BARBER (1) drives towards the basket as Santa Cruz Warriors Forward ELGIN COOK (23) defends in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Santa Cruz Warriors (Golden State Warriors) Tuesday, Dec. 06, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

CAT BARBER puts up a season-high 31, BARBER was heard yelling “We have to help each other” during the third period but help came too late for the Sevens, Shawn Long added 16 points and 9 rebounds, while Lorrenzo Wade added 16 points.

With the win The Warriors (3-7) completes five-game East Coast trip and will return home to face the Austin Spurs on December. 9, 2016 at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz, CA.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 06 - Delaware 87ers VS Santa Cruz Warriors

Delaware 87ers Guard LORRENZO WADE (31) drives towards the basket as Santa Cruz Warriors Center DENNIS CLIFFORD (42) defends in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Santa Cruz Warriors (Golden State Warriors) Tuesday, Dec. 06, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Sevens will hit the road to face ATLANTIC DIVISION leading Westchester Knicks (6-1) Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at The Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York.

The 87ers will return home to the Bob Carpenter Center Tuesday, December. 13, when the Oklahoma City Blue pays a visit to the first state. In the last meeting between these two franchises Delaware dropped an overtime contest 124-120 to City Blue at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on March 22, 2015.

Delaware was led by a breakout performance from Philadelphia 76ers draft pick Jordan McRae, who scored a career-high 39 points and added 13 rebounds on that night.

 

 

 

 

RECAP: Weekend Assignments


Newark – On Saturday, December. 03, 2016,  I had four assignment. The Movement for a Culture of Peace had have a public forum, Action shots from DIAA Division I State Championship Srymna vs. Middletown, Action shots from the Special Olympics DIAA Unified Flag Football championship game, Newark Charter vs. McKean and finally a social scene at the hotel dupont. Here’s a few images from that night. (CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO)

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Members of the public listen to DHSS Secretary Rita Landgraf speaks during The Movement for a Culture of Peace progress report forum Sat. Dec. 03, 2016 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Wilmington. Photo By Saquan Stimpson


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 - DEC 03 - Smyrna REPEATS defeating  Middletown 36-14

Smyrna defensive back Jacob Soroko (21) forces a fumble during the DIAA division one Football Championship game between Top-seeded Middletown (11-0) and second-seeded Smyrna (11-0) Saturday, Dec. 03, 2016 at Delaware Stadium in Newark. Photo By Saquan Stimpson


Newark Charter defeats McKean 35-28

Eric Anderson (16) celebrates after scoring on touchdown pass during the inaugural Special Olympics DIAA Unified Flag Football Championship game, Newark Charter defeated McKean 35-28 Saturday, Dec. 03, 2016 at Delaware Stadium in Newark. Photo By Saquan Stimpson


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United States Representative, DE (elect) Lisa Blunt Rochester, Wilmington Mayoral (elect) Mike Purzycki and Ted Blunt pose for a photo during The Grand 2016 gala Saturday, Dec. 03, 2016 at Hotel duPont in Wilmington. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Athlete of the Week: Bo Anderson


Last week Thursday “12/01/16” I was assign to photograph Athlete of the Week for The News Journal in Wilmington Delaware. Normally, I will try to envision my set-up prior to arriving at the location. Is this normal?  Well, For me it’s quite normal to do this being that I will only have a short period of time to work with the athlete.

Upon arriving on the campus of Tower Hill in Wilmington Delaware I immediately made up in my mind that I was going to use multiple speed-lights (2) to light the subject.

Tower Hill Goal Keeper Bo Anderson (0)

Tower Hill Goal Keeper Bo Anderson (0) poses for a photo Thursday, Dec. 01, 2016, at Tower Hill in Wilmington. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

However, while waiting for the soccer coach to call me back I notice a lot of wind blowing. The wind gust would be entirely too strong to use multiple speed lights like I had originally planned.

Therefore, I went to a (2) light set up. I used (2) Canon EOS 430 EXII and (1) Rogue Flashbender 2 – Large Soft Box kit and (1) standard light stand notwithstanding with the help of the standard soccer goal post I was able to clap one of the two Canon EOS 430 EXII to the goal post using a Manfrotto Magic Arm Kit to hold the flash in place (CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO).

Tower Hill Goal Keeper Bo Anderson (0)

Tower Hill Goal Keeper Bo Anderson (0) poses for a photo Thursday, Dec. 01, 2016, at Tower Hill in Wilmington. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

I used The Canon 7D Mark II and the lens was the Canon 24-105f/4L. on this shoot; Like I said in my previous Athlete of the Week post; I still plan on purchasing a full frame body particularly for shooting these features, Currently, I’m looking at affordable used full frame bodies Examples: The Canon 5D Mark IICanon 5D Mark III or The Canon EOS 6D however, this will take a little bit of time; I promise you all I shall return to the full frame category.

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