Sunday, February 1, 2015
Fordham Hits Wall
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By Howard Goldin
BRONX, NEW YORK, February 1- After having been victorious in 10 of their most recent 12 contests, the Fordham Rams women’s team (15-7, 7-2) ran into a defensive roadblock in the Duquesne Dukes (14-8, 6-3) that they could not overcome.
Saturday afternoon’s game at the Rose Hill Gym on Fordham’s Bronx campus was the least effective offensive performance by the Rams since early season losses to Syracuse and Seton Hall. The win for the Dukes was their fifth in the last six contests.
A layup by Emily Tapio of Fordham began the scoring at 18:33. After the score was tied at 4, a 9-3 scoring run by the Dukes brought them to their largest advantage in the first half, 13-7, at 12:44. A 10-2 Fordham scoring run followed to give the Rams their final lead of the contest, 17-15, 6:02. The visitors closed the half with a 9-2 run to go ahead, 24-19.
Despite controlling the boards, 21-20, Fordham shot very poorly from the floor during the first half. They sunk only 8 of their 30 shots for a miniscule 26.7%.
The Dukes continued their strong first half finish by scoring the first eight points of the second half to take their largest advantage of the contest to that point, 32-19, at 17:36. Five straight Fordham points cut the deficit to below double figures, 32-24, for the final time in the game. An 18-9 scoring advantage by the Dukes gave them their largest lead of the game, 50-33, with 6:12 remaining. Fordham ended the game with a 13-6 scoring run, but it was insufficient to bring the Duquesne lead to single digits.
Although the Rams improved their shooting percentage to 34.4 percent in the second half, they exhibited other weaknesses. They lost control of the boards, 27-16 in rebounds. The Dukes’ self-control kept the Rams off the free throw line. The Rams only took one free throw in each half while the visitors had 12 attempts from the charity stripe.
Duquesne’s leading scorer, April Robinson, again led her team with 18, 13 of them in the second half. She has scored in double figures in 21 of her 22 games. Amadea Szamosi led all scorers in the first half with 10. She finished the game with 15.
Hannah Missry led the Rams with 12 points, all on 3’s. Tapio scored 11. Tiffany Ruffin grabbed 10 boards.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Top 4 Criminally Stupid Acts
By Dan Gesslein
We all know that if criminals weren't dumb they wouldn't get caught. But some crimes are so dumb you wonder how these criminal masterminds thought they would get away with it.
1. Striking the (Grand)MotherLoad.
If you are going to risk being seen on surveillance video committing a home invasion in a highly populated building during the holidays make sure it's worth it.
A trio of robbers conned their way into an 83-year-old woman's apartment by claiming to have a delivery for her.
They tied up the elderly woman with duct tape and searched for the treasure they thought the woman had stashed away. No this wasn't a doorman building on the Upper West Side where riches would surely be behind every apartment door. This was in a run down apartment building in the Tremont section of the Bronx.
The criminal masterminds made off with a whopping $5.
Honorable mention goes to another group of super villains who mugged a teenager for food stamps. These geniuses did not seem to care that the food stamps were on an EBT card with the victim’s parent’s name and could be easily tracked.
2. The Tax Man Cometh
The only constants are death and taxes, so the old saying goes. Hollywood is littered with former A-listers who now star in any flaming turd to pay their tax bill because they thought they could cheat Uncle Sam. We're looking at you Nicholas Cage.
The owners of 3 Bronx steak houses allegedly thought they could slide one past the tax man. According to officials the owners collected 100,000 in taxes on sales in their restaurants but failed to pay the tax man.
The owners were charged with tax evasion.
3. Sheer Stupidity
Hey armed robbers need to look their best too. But don't rob your barber especially if you have a distinctive look.
A Bronx man with a drooping eye sat down for a haircut inside a Westchester Avenue barbershop.
After getting a trim the man pulled out a gun as he and his accomplices proceeded to rob the other customers, before fleeing down the street with the shop's cash register.
Cops were able to identify the suspect from the barbers' description and from the shop's surveillance video.
Guess he should have worried about wearing a disguise rather than sitting down for a trim.
4. Crime of Fashion
When you want to rob a bank the best thing to do is to keep a low profile. Wear something low key as to not draw attention to yourself. The last thing you want to do is look as if you were posing for a fashion catalog.
One man took a wrong turn in the Bay Plaza Mall and looked like he was heading for the Sean John department at Macy's. He was dressed with a luxuriously looking scarf and high-end shades and pea coat.
Instead the man was seen on surveillance video inside the Chase Bank passing the teller a note demanding cash. However, cops said he fled the bank without the cash.
Guess he couldn't go clothes shopping with his haul.
Honorable mention goes to the academic geniuses who decided to assault an NYPD lieutenant during a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge. Not only did one of the assailants, who turned to be a graduate student at Columbia, looked like she was posing for the Neiman Marcus winter catalog but she also failed to cover her face. She did not seem to care that when she hit the cop she was on the Brooklyn Bridge, which given the fact that is a huge potential terror target AND is near Police HQ there were a slew of cameras documenting the attack.
Guess she needs to go back to fashion school because she certainly isn’t a grad from the School of Hard Knocks.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Fordham News: Phony Deliverymen Rob Elderly Woman of 5 Bucks: Phony Deliverymen Rob Elderly Woman of 5 Bucks #NYPD #Deliverymen Tweet By Dan Gesslein...
Phony Deliverymen Rob Elderly Woman
of 5 Bucks
By Dan Gesslein
BRONX, NEW YORK, JANUARY 29- Police are looking for a trio of robbers who conned their way into an elderly woman's home.
At around 10:20 a.m. On December 20, the trio struck inside a Prospect Avenue apartment building. Cops say a woman in her 20s knocked on an elderly woman's
apartment door claiming she had a package. The 83-year-old opened her door as the three pushed their way inside.
Investigators say at least one of the suspects displayed a gun to the senior. They proceeded to bound the 83 year old with duct tape. It is unclear what the trio thought they could steal from the woman but all they made off with was $5 in cash.
Police released surveillance video of the alleged home invaders. The suspect who posed as the deliveryman is described as a Hispanic woman between the ages of 20 and 25. She is 5 foot 7 and weighs 160 pounds. She was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and pants, long braids, a blue cap, and black shoes.
One of the male suspects is described as Hispanic between the ages of 20 and 25. He is 5 foot 8 and weighs 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark gray hoodie, and blue jeans.
The final suspect is a Hispanic male between the ages of 20 and 25. He is 5 foot 9 and weighs 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray cap, gray shirt, a dark leather jacket, and dark pants.
Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Fordham News: Bx. Woman Wins Nearly $200G at Empire Casino: Bx. Woman Wins Nearly $200G at Empire Casino #Jackpot #EmpireCity BRONX, NEW YORK, JANUARY 27— A Bronx women hit a $191,023 jac...