FLORENCE HALL, CMC – Shimron Hetmyer led a triumvirate of left-handed batsmen that collected half-centuries, as the WICB President’s XI made Pakistan toil in the field all day in their first-class tour match yesterday. Hetmyer led the way with a typically enterprising 97 (11×4, 2×6), fellow Guyana Jaguars batsman Vishaul Singh was unbeaten on 81 and resurgent Kieran Powell made 58, as the President’s XI reached 311 for five in their first innings at the close, after deciding to bat on a windy, but clear first day of the three-day contest at the Trelawny Multiplex. Hetmyer dominated the first half of the day and shared 148 for the second wicket with Powell to give a solid platform for the rest of the home team’s batting to flourish which Singh did to anchor two half-century stands with Jahmar Hamilton and left-handed Jaguars teammate Raymon Reifer to advance claims for higher duty. The day started bitterly for the President’s XI, when Kyle Hope, one of the contenders to open the batting with Kraigg Brathwaite in the forthcoming three-Test series against the Pakistanis, was caught at forward short leg for two from a sharply rising, second ball of the match from left-arm fast bowler Muhammad Amir.
Maguindanao massacre victims’ kin eagerly awaiting justice, says lawyer PLAY LIST 01:10Maguindanao massacre victims’ kin eagerly awaiting justice, says lawyer01:32Atty Harry Roque comments on Maguindanao massacre verdict03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Taking his place, in an interim basis, is the school’s athletic director Rod Roque who had his first match in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament against Far Eastern University Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Roque, who won eight straight titles as head coach of the UE boys’ volleyball team, said Vicente left the Lady Warriors for “personal reasons.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Coach Francis, I know deep within him why he left,” said Roque in Filipino after their loss to the Lady Tamaraws, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-22. “He left personally, he just told us that he would be leaving due to ‘personal reasons.’”“When he said that, we didn’t even bother asking why. We respected his decision. When he said that it’s a personal reason that is what we will say to everyone. Let’s not dig into it.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was the end of an unfruitful era for University of the East when former head coach Francis Vicente left.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Vicente, a multi-titled coach with University of Santo Tomas in the high school division, was UE’s head coach for four years where he compiled a record of 2-45 and those two wins were both against Adamson University.Roque added he wants the Lady Warriors, who fell to a 0-6 hole, to move on from what happened in the past and try to improve on where they are in the UAAP landscape.“I told them ‘we move on’and whatever they experienced in the past let’s just move on,” said Roque. “I won’t change anything under coach Francis’ system because it’s been there for four years.”“What I’ll do is slowly inject my own system. We’ll be correcting our mistakes in the next few days and we will try to improve.”ADVERTISEMENT Magnolia earns twice-to-beat, pulls plug on Meralco’s playoff hopes Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Canyon can’t afford to overlook last-place Saugus or Burbank, which would like nothing more than to play spoiler. Valencia underestimated Hart earlier this year, suffering its only league loss. “Everyone is tough,” Phillips said. “Every game is a battle.” A Feb. 7 showdown against Valencia looms, and then the Cowboys close out the season against Hart in the finale. Perimeter playmaker: Canyon’s Lucas Guidroz had perhaps his finest game of the season in Friday’s loss to Burroughs, scoring 15 of his 17 points in the second and third quarters and hitting four 3-pointers. The senior is shooting 40 percent from 3-point range. His presence gives Canyon another scoring threat. Kris Rincon, Bryan Lewis and Ryan Kuhn each average more than 10 points per game and are among the top six scorers in the league. Guidroz is eighth, averaging nine points per game. Canyon High’s boys’ basketball team can do one of two things this week: beat itself up over blowing a double-digit lead in a six-point loss Friday to Burroughs of Burbank, or move on. The Cowboys need to move on or they risk falling out of contention in the Foothill League race. The good news for Canyon (14-8 overall, 4-2 Foothill) is that they’re tied for second-place with Burroughs (18-4, 4-2), one game behind Valencia (18-4, 5-1) heading into the final two weeks of the regular season. The Cowboys’ next two games are against Saugus and Burbank, which have three league wins in nine games combined. Said Canyon coach Chad Phillips: “This is make-it or break-it time.” “He’s big for us,” Phillips said. “He can light it up. He does the intangibles, too.” Postseason positioning: Hart and Burbank are tied for fourth, and there are four automatic playoff berths available in the Foothill League. The fifth-place team must await word on an at-large berth. Both teams must play Valencia, Burroughs and Canyon, all among the Daily News’ top 15 teams, in three of their final four games. Hart plays at Burroughs tonight and at Valencia on Friday. Burbank plays host to Valencia tonight and at Canyon on Friday. Sean Ceglinsky, (818) 713-3607 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!