Timmer Named MVC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week For The Third Time

first_imgDrake University senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday, Feb. 19. The honor is the second this month and third this season for Timmer.Timmer, Drake’s all-time scoring leader, earning the honor after averaging 29.5 points per game in a pair of wins by shooting 54.8 percent from the field, 45.5 percent from the arc and 93.8 percent from the free-throw line.He opened the week with a historic performance and a career-high 39 points in the win over Indiana State. His 39 points were the most by a Bulldog since 2015-16 and the second most since 1981 as well as being the top performance by a Valley player this season. He was 11-of-19 from the field and 8-of-15 from the arc in that 39-point performance and his eight three pointers were one off the school record and Knapp Center record.For an encore, he scored 20 points in the road win at Missouri State including a three-pointer with 1.8 seconds left to win the game. He was fouled on the make and converted for the final four-point advantage in Drake’s third-ever win in Springfield.Timmer and his teammates return to action Wednesday, Feb. 21, for a 7 p.m. contest at Illinois State.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

HORSEMEN LEAVE MALIN HEAD ON EPIC JOURNEY

first_imgThree national champion horse-carriage drivers have set off on an epic journey from Donegal to drive a horse and trap the length of Ireland.The horsemen left Malin Head yesterday.Dan J Spillane, 58, from Macroom, Co Cork, cracked the whip to lead the fundraising drive from scenic Malin Head early yesterday in the hope of completing the 750km journey to Mizen Head in Cork next week, raising money for cancer research along the way.The Ballinagree Horse Driving Club member, who has been driving horses for over 20 years, said it has been a dream of his to complete the trip using a horse and carriage. “It’s something I always wanted to do and I thought if we’re doing it, why not collect money along the way, and make a holiday out of it,” he said.He and his team hope to raise around €40,000 for the Breakthrough Cancer Research, the fundraising charity for the Cork Cancer Research Centre at Cork University Hospital.HORSEMEN LEAVE MALIN HEAD ON EPIC JOURNEY was last modified: July 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalhorsesIrelandlast_img read more