FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Host Drury University used a 14-0 run to begin the second half and hand No. 9/20 University of Southern Indiana Women’s Basketball a 71-55 Great Lakes Valley Conference setback Saturday afternoon.After first half that featured six ties and six lead changes, the No. 8/20 Panthers (12-1, 4-0 GLVC) outscored the Eagles 23-12 in the third quarter to take a 59-45 lead into the final 10 minutes.USI (11-2, 3-1 GLVC) saw its deficit balloon to as much as 21 points early in the fourth quarter before trimming Drury’s lead to as little as 16.Senior guard/forward Kaydie Grooms (Marshall, Illinois) led the Eagles with a game-high 20 points, while senior forward Morgan Dahlstrom (Grayslake, Illinois) had 17 points and seven rebounds.Junior forward Lucia Fernandez had 16 points to lead the Panthers, who also got 13 points and 12 rebounds from sophomore forward Hailey Diestelkamp.The Eagles return to action Thursday at 5:30 p.m. when they host the University of Indianapolis in a GLVC East Division contest at the Physical Activities Center.Notes:Dahlstrom and Grooms accounted for USI’s first 21 points of the game…USI falls to 0-8 against the Panthers in Springfield, Missouri, and 0-10 all-time against Drury away from the PAC…Drury shot 49.1 percent (26-53) from the field and outscored the Eagles 34-22 in the paint…USI was 20-of-48 (.417) from the field…Drury’s reserves outscored USI’s bench 19-7…USI Head Coach Rick Stein missed the game after the passing of his father Friday morning.1st Quarter (USI 19-18)USI, which shot 8-of-15 (.533) from the field in the first 10 minutes, ended the opening period on a 5-0 run to claim a one-point advantage heading into the second quarter. Grooms and Dahlstrom had 10 and nine points, respectively, to lead the Eagles in the first frame.2nd Quarter (DU 18-14)The Eagles missed their first five shots from the field as the Panthers grabbed a six-point lead midway through the period. USI recovered to shoot 4-of-6 from the field to close the half as it went into the break facing a 36-33 halftime deficit. Junior guard Alex Davidson (Salem, Indiana) led USI with five points in the second quarter.3rd Quarter (DU 23-11)Drury scored the first 14 points of the third quarter to build a commanding 50-33 lead. USI missed its first five shots of the half and had five turnovers before a bucket by Dahlstrom broke the Drury run. Grooms had four points in the third quarter to lead USI, which went into the final 10 minutes trailing 59-44.4th Quarter (DU 12-10)The Panthers opened the fourth quarter with a 10-2 run, extending their lead to 68-47 with just over seven minutes to play in the contest. Dahlstrom had six points in the final period to lead the Eagles, who closed the contest by outscoring Drury 8-2.Newspaper Box ScoreSouthern Indiana vs Drury01/06/18 1 p.m. at Springfield, MO/O’Reilly Event CenterDRURY 71, SOUTHERN INDIANA 55SOUTHERN INDIANA (11-2, 3-1 GLVC)Grooms, Kaydie 7-13 4-6 20; Dahlstrom, Morgan 7-11 3-5 17; Johnson, Ashley 2-3 1-2 6; Eschweiler, Kacy 3-6 0-0 6; Davidson, Alex 1-5 2-2 5; DeHart, Emma 0-0 1-2 1; Rowan, Mikayla 0-4 0-0 0; Sherwood, Morgan 0-3 0-0 0; Guy, Imani 0-0 0-0 0; Harshbarger, Randa 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 20-48 11-17 55.DRURY (12-1, 4-0 GLVC)Fernandez, Lucia 6-7 4-6 16; Diestelkamp, Hailey 4-8 5-7 13; Heinzler, Alice 4-12 1-1 11; Harman, Heather 4-9 0-0 10; Parker, Emily 2-3 1-2 6; Vaught, Lexie 2-3 0-0 6; Lynch, Azia 2-3 0-1 4; Richards, Payton 1-6 0-0 3; Bernard, Daejah 1-1 0-2 2; Shipley, Lauren 0-0 0-0 0; Stanfield, Brooke 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-53 11-19 71.Southern Indiana………….. 19 14 12 10 – 55Drury……………………. 18 18 23 12 – 713-point goals—Southern Indiana 4-8 (Grooms, Kaydie 2-3; Davidson, Alex 1-4; Johnson, Ashley 1-1), Drury 8-27 (Heinzler, Alice 2-9; Harman, Heather 2-6; Vaught, Lexie 2-3; Richards, Payton 1-6; Parker, Emily 1-1; Stanfield, Brooke 0-1; Diestelkamp, Hailey 0-1). Fouled out—Southern Indiana-Davidson, Alex, Drury-None. Rebounds—Southern Indiana 29 (Dahlstrom, Morgan 7), Drury 31 (Diestelkamp, Hailey 12). Assists—Southern Indiana 9 (Rowan, Mikayla 3), Drury 12 (Bernard, Daejah 4). Total fouls—Southern Indiana 21, Drury 23. Technical fouls—Southern Indiana-None, Drury-None. Attendance—1205.
David Powell, Deputy Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers and former global director innovation/bakery Rich ProductsI have been asked to write something on the Irish and their wonderful warmth and most generous hospitality, as experienced by those fortunate enough to have attended Niall Irwin’s inauguration and the Irish Association of Master Bakers’ conference. Before I do, however, there is something I need to get off my chest.Why are the organisers of events in this relatively small industry of ours attracted like moths to a naked light bulb when it comes to the timing of their events?The run-up to the Irish conference was a classic case. On Sunday 3 October, I drove to Bolton for the Bakers’ Fair and the ABST Council meeting, then drove home past Warwick to get to the Bakers’ Company Court meeting and Lunch! on Monday morning in London. This finished after 3pm but the British Society of Baking (BSB) AGM started at 5pm in you’ve guessed it Warwick. This was followed by a dinner and the BSB conference. Finally, I arrived home late on Tuesday evening and, rather than feeling inspired and motivated, I was knackered and £739 poorer, having paid this amount out in conference fees, fuel and rail tickets, among other items.Two days at work and then I was off to Belfast on Friday for the weekend Irish conference, followed by Bakers’ Hall on Monday for the Committee Day. Thank God I’m not trying to run a business any more!This is not an isolated case: on 22-25 March 2010, dinner at Bakers’ Hall in London clashed with the BSB dinner on Monday evening. Meanwhile, the BCA meeting was on the following Wednesday and Thursday in Cheshire and the Baking Industry Exhibition in Birmingham ran from the Sunday to the Wednesday of the same week. All are important to attend, but when do you fit in running your business?This has to be madness, so can the people who organise these events plan their dates better, please? The industry wants to support you, but please have some consideration for the people who have to give up their time and money to attend. It is in your interest, as more thoughtful planning will result in higher attendances and happier attendees.Meanwhile, back in Ireland, the organisation was impeccable, the papers interesting and relevant and boy, do they know how to have fun: the sight of the “long-suffering” Jan Stuart, wife of Scottish Bakers’ president Alan Stuart, performing tricks with a JCB digger will remain with those present for a long time to come.This was the first time I had attended this particular conference and the striking difference, to me, was that the bakers of Ireland presented a united front that is, everyone from small craft businesses to the large plants were represented. The papers presented on the Saturday were designed to offer something to all, and although every business is unique, it was striking that there were many more shared issues, concerns and problems that could be discussed than there were differences one example of this being how businesses of all types are having to deal with commodity price increases.