​Tillman’s buzzer-beater gives Faulkner new life, sparks overtime victory

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Kayla Tillman was 7-for-9 from 3-point territory in tonight’s Southern States Athletic Conference tournament opener against Martin Methodist (21-10), but no shot was bigger than her buzzer-beater at the end of regulation to send Faulkner (19-12) into overtime and the eventual 74-73 win here at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex downtown.

The sixth-seeded Lady Eagles fell to the third-seeded RedHawks in both regular season bouts and trailed by 10 points with just two and a half minutes to play this evening, but a 12-2 Faulkner run that culminated with two Tillman 3s in a span of just 26 seconds gave the team a surge of energy that Martin Methodist never managed to overcome.

Faulkner weighted its scoring with the long ball shooting an impressive 57 percent from behind the arc while Martin Methodist shot just 32 percent. Overall the Lady Eagles shot 43 percent from the field to the RedHawks 36 percent.

Tillman had a team-high 21 points in the outing, all of which came from deep range. The junior also added three rebounds, a block and a steal.

Olivia Adamson followed closely with 20 points, which included a key 3-pointer in overtime, and had seven rebounds and a takeaway.

Chelsea Burt had 17 points, five of which came in extended play, and a court-high seven assists while also tallying five boards.

Faulkner will take on second-seeded Bethel in semifinal action tomorrow night at 5 p.m.

Faulkner Golf teams hold Invitational Lagoon Park

Faulkner’s women’s and men’s golf teams will host their second annual Faulkner Invitational at Lagoon Park beginning Monday. The two-day event will feature nine team’s in both the men’s and women’s fields. Tee times have yet to be determined, but the event will run the bulk of both days.

Bentley is rolling over impeachment process.

Governor Bentley is currently under going investigation for the impeachment process. He has been at the center of several accusations formed by the People. He has been accused of fund mismanagement and having an affair with a senior political advisor. These are serious accusation that if found guilty will lead to his impeachment and will not look good for the career of the governor. The investigating attorney has asked to see the visitor logs of the mansion that he controls. This will allow the attorney to determine if there is some truth to his alleged affair with a political advisor. It will also allow the attorney to determine if certain organizations were visiting during the time of his suppose funding misconduct. He is in hot water, let’s see where this goes.

Montgomery Spars with Birmingham

Montgomery is the capital city of Alabama. It has a big say so over what happens in the state. In comparison to its more northern counter part, Birmingham it is much smaller in size and population. Birmingham has been seeking to do several liberally progressive incentives in the past few years. However, Montgomery continues to block the efforts of Birmingham city legislative goals. For example, Birmingham has not fully declared it self a sanctuary city.

Yet, it has shown that it is in favor of doing things that are in line with Democratic policies, such as relieving pressure on aliens who are not registered in the city. The city will not openly seek out those who are not registered (immigrants) or citizens. Another attempt by Birmingham has been to raise wages for the city which has an average per income of 20,000 dollars for the average worker. Montgomery, the capital city, uses its power to control Birmingham legislator and policy by blocking progressive ideals.

There have been many claims that Birmingham, being predominantly Black (and having a much larger population) is being subjugated through legislative power by Montgomery. By keeping the wages low, immigration strict, cutting up voting districts, and controlling economic prospects in Birmingham, Montgomery is able to economically and politically control the northern city.  Continue to follow legislative policies and see if you have an opinion over Birmingham, Montgomery rivalry. This is just the facts.

Faulkner University plays Tournament Games Tonight at Cramton Bowl

The Faulkner University men’s & women’s basketball teams will be playing in the SSAC tournament games tonight at Cramton Bowl.

The women will play Martin Methodist at 8 pm
Then the men will play Loyola at 9:45 pm

Think of the Children: A Story of Child Abuse and Neglect

Parents were arrested yesterday for child abuse and neglect. The home, that included three children, was a hazard zone. Excrement and filth littered the entire floor of the 8700 block dwelling.

Three innocent children are the victims here. Neither of the children were over the age of 13. Sources say there were 2 boys and one girl. One child suffered from infected and untreated blisters due the unsanitary conditions in the trash bin their parents called their house.

Child abuse and neglect are serious matters. No one seemed to want to get involved with the dirty children. However,  DHR and the Montgomery Police department somehow got involved and redeemed the young souls from their condition. To learn more about what you can do to report neglect or abuse please click the link below:

http://dhr.alabama.gov/services/Child_Protective_Services/Child_Protective_Services.aspx

Keeping Your Promise to Yourself !

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So it’s almost March, have you kept your promise to stay in the gym? Many people make promises to keep in shape, stop smoking, or to up/drop some habit during the holiday season. However,  the holidays are basically over and Santa is back at the work shop.  People are settling into 2017 watching and waiting on the new president to tweet something that will piss someone off. Yet, what are they doing with their lives?

You know the promise you made to be a better person, but you cursed the single mother who was late picking her son up from day care on Thursday . You promised to eat healthier but you were to lazy to thaw the chicken breast breast and boil the rice on Saturday, so you just ordered a pizza. You even wanted to get in shape so you forced your best friend to get a gym membership with you but you’re “to busy” to wake up before work (or class) to fulfill your physical needs. I’m not calling you an oath breaker but if the sword fits the hilt.

Come on people it’s time for us to keep our promises to ourselves. If we can’t keep our words to ourselves, who can we keep our word too?  If you’re the religious type then you may claim that it’s just not meant to be. Or rather, you claim it is not meant for you because your higher power has not designated it for you. However,  wouldn’t it make more sense to actually try to keep your WORD and see if you get the supernatural assistance you’re looking for?

If humans keep their promises and stay accountable, we would be so much better.  So this year attempt to keep your word to yourself. Instead of binge watching ‘Game of Thrones’ (new season coming this summer!!!!!!) take Spike on the walk you promised him at 11:59 on Dec 31, 2016. Take Martha to your local state park for a hike. Put down the cookie laced with artificial ingredients. It’s your life take charge. Keep your promises to yourself and you’ll slowly see your world change.

Sunday Morning Mourning

On Sunday the body of Brandon Burton was found engulfed in flames. The body of the man was found shoved in the trunk of a car that had been set a flame. The crime scene is set on Pike Road, a nice community near the Eastchase shopping district.

Prayers and wishes go out to the Burton family. No leads have been found, he was alone in the car. If you have any tips please contact the Montgomery Police Department!  This young man deserves to have his story explained.

Bizarre Homicide: Dead Body found Inside the Trunk of a Burning car at Pike Road

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In a very bizarre set of events, a body was found inside a burning car this morning. The burning vehicle was discovered by the sheriffs office, and the fire department at 1 am; just off Marler Road.

Once the fire had been extinguished by a  volunteer firefighter, the car was searched. That was when the body was discovered.

The crime has been ruled a homicide, and the victim has been identified as 35 year old Brandon Ramario Burton.

ASU looks to get back into win column vs. Prairie View A&M

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama State University men’s basketball team will look to rebound off a tough home loss on Saturdayto Texas Southern as Prairie View A&M comes to the Dunn-Oliver Acadome for Senior Night on Monday for a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game.

 

“One thing that can’t happen is that we come out like we did in that last ballgame at their place,” Alabama State head coach Lewis Jackson said. “This dogfight that we are in to position us for the tournament and perhaps even make the tournament and it’s going to be another tough ballgame. They are one game in front of us and we know we have to come out and play our game. It’s going to be Senior Night for our older guys and hopefully they will come out and lead us.”

 

Alabama State (8-19 overall, 6-9 SWAC) comes into Monday night’s game off three straight losses. The Hornets dropped a pair of road games against Alcorn State and Southern, while falling at home to Texas Southern, 86-73, on Saturday. Prairie View A&M (10-19, 7-8) has won two out of its last three games, but dropped a 87-74 decision on Saturday at Alabama A&M.

 

The race for the 2017 SWAC Tournament continues and with the new league tournament format, only the top eight teams advance to postseason play. The top four teams are hosting first-round games at home on March 7. The winners advance to the SWAC Final Four in Houston (March 10-11).

 

Alabama State currently sits in the seventh position in the standings and ahead of Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the eighth spot. Prairie View A&M is tied for fifth with Jackson State.

 

Against Texas Southern, Alabama State trailed for the entire second half and cut a double-digit Tigers lead to single digits with seven minutes left, but couldn’t overcome the huge deficit.

 

Tony Armstrong finished with 24 points, on 8-of-13 shooting and 8-of-10 from the foul line. He added seven rebounds and one steal to pace the Hornet offense. Rodney Simeon produced 14 of his 16 points in the second half and also finished with three rebounds, one assist and one block. Torloft Thomas chipped in with 12 points, five boards, two assists and one steal as Alabama State shot 42.6 percent (23-of-54) and 72.7 percent (24-of-33) from the foul line.

 

Against Alabama A&M, the Panthers shot 36.5 percent (23-of-63) and 72.4 percent (21-of-29) from the charity stripe in the loss. Prairie View A&M fell behind in the first half and was outscored, 42-29, as the Bulldogs cruised to the home victory.

 

Tevin Bellinger, who shot 7-of-20 from the floor, led Prairie View A&M with 19 points. Troy Thompson and Zachary Hamilton registered 17 and 13 points, respectively.

 

In the previous meeting on Jan. 30, the Panthers outscored the Hornets, 40-25, in the second half to cruise to the 72-52 victory.

 

Simeon led Alabama State with 17 points, while Terrance LeFlore added 13 and Reginald Gee 11 in the loss. Armstrong finished with seven points and 10 rebounds as the Hornets were 16-of-49 (32.7 percent) shooting from the floor and 12-of-19 (63.2 percent) from the free-throw line.

 

Bellinger paced PVAMU with a game-high 27 points, while Hamilton added 16 and Shay’rone Jett 10 in the win. The Panthers shot 45.6 percent (26-of-57) from the floor and 83.3 percent (10-of-12) from the free-throw line.

 

Alabama State concludes its home portion of the schedule with Senior Night on Monday night against Prairie View A&M. Tip-off from the Dunn-Oliver Acadome is set for 7:30 p.m.

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