The draw for Phase Two of the National County Sports Meet was yesterday held in Monrovia with eight teams drawn in two groups.Defending soccer champions Grand Bass County will be going against 2015 3rd place winner Lofa County in Group B in their first match.Lofa County during the group stage topped Group I ahead of Margibi and Bong counties with four points after defeating Bong and securing a point against Margibi County, while Grand Bass finished as runners-up in Group- IV with two points behind group leaders Grand Cape Mount. Group II winners, Nimba County that collected seven points out of three group matches, will play Margibi County in Group B’s second match.In Group A, Maryland County will go against Group II runners-up, Montserrado County, while Grand Cape Mount County will battle River Gee County.In the Kickball, Margibi County will go against Maryland County on Tuesday, December 20, and Grand Gedeh County will lock horns with Montserrado County in Group A matches.In Group B, Grand Bassa will take on Bong County, while defending champions Nimba County will be playing against Gbarpolu County.The draw which was held at the Sports Commission on Broad Street was attended by officials from the Ministry of Youth & Sports, county team officials and observers.The second phase is expected to kick-off on Tuesday, December 20.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“That was just bad energy. I was very disappointed with our effort,” coach Bobby Braswell said. “We never got it going, and that’s very frustrating.” The Matadors limp into their final four games of the season in serious need of a recharge if they expect to stick around in the Big West Conference tournament beginning March 7. The lead changed seven times in the first half, as both teams tried to find their rhythm in a relatively meaningless matchup between distant opponents that had never played each other. Northridge, ahead 35-34 at halftime, stayed competitive on the strength of its defense, holding Cleveland State to 34.5 percent shooting – but five 3-pointers – through the first 20 minutes. Thomas Shewmake, who averaged 24.5 points over the previous two games, managed just two points with three turnovers in 14 first-half minutes. But he turned it on the second half and finished with 16 points with 11 rebounds and two blocks. NORTHRIDGE – Cal State Northridge’s fortunes took another tumble Saturday in a 85-76 nonconference basketball loss to lightly regarded Cleveland State (9-19) before a unenthused crowd of 575 at the Matadome. Playing against an opponent that had lost five in a row, Northridge (12-14) blew a five-point second-half lead and was outscored 15-8 over the final two and half minutes.” “Our energy level was really low,” center Thomas Shewmake said. “We were flat all around. It was a horrible game.” There was a time this season when the Matadors prided themselves on winning at home, but they’ve now lost three of their past home games and six of their past eight overall. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!