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The Stills – Live at The Zodiac

first_imgCanadian band The Stills sold out The Zodiac, promising an interesting plunge into ‘80s mope-rock, whilst trying not to be upstaged by the ought-to-be-huge Walkmen. Given just how good the latter were, The Stills had some work to do. They began well: Dave Hamelin on drums set a frenetic pace and didn’t put a stick wrong all night. The guitar lines were clever, complemented the vocals and created some complex and beautiful harmonies, and the gravel- throated singer/guitarist swayed and posed and fawned as well as any frontman. And when the band were static they had an excellent animated video playing behind them. The problem was how safe this all was. The four guys played an amazingly tight set, with everything in its place and everything where they wanted it to be; this, as much as anything else, was what was wrong. The stage was never for a second threatened with anything spontaneous, unexpected or, in fact, interesting. They played multiple false endings, they left the stage after half an hour (a joke which might have been funnier if they had played more than 40 minutes in total), and never pushed themselves at all. It only got interesting during the final song when the drummer took over vocals and sang his heart out. There was more to get excited about in that one track than the whole of the rest of the set. In short, anything The Stills might have to offer is available on a CD, and at least you can play a game of solitaire while listening to a cd, which would be considerably more inspiring than watching them play live.ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2004last_img read more

Two injured in Franklin County crash

first_imgBatesville, In. — A Tuesday head-on crash at 6 p.m. in Franklin County injured two area residents.A report from the sheriff’s department says a car driven by Joan Laughlin, 83, of Oldenburg, was northbound on State Road 229 when she went left of center. Laughlin struck another car driven by Patrick Wilber, 33, of Sunman.Both drivers were treated at Margaret Mary Health. The accident remains under investigation.last_img

Syracuse’s full-court zone press is paying off

first_imgKadiatou Sissoko and Tiana Mangakahia swarmed Melissa Dailey, preventing the North Dakota guard from seeing the rest of the court. Panicking, Dailey attempted a pass toward the opposite side of the court, but it was tipped and picked off by Gabrielle Cooper, who immediately shuffled the ball to Mangakahia.Just as quickly as Mangakahia caught the ball, it was out of her hands, off to Sissoko, streaking down the middle. The freshman converted the fastbreak layup, finishing a sequence that lasted just four seconds.Sparked by a full-court zone press, traps and ensuing scores have become commonplace for No. 12 Syracuse (6-1). A year after sitting in the middle of the pack in the Atlantic Coast Conference with just under 8.3 steals a game, the Orange now average 10.4 and have 73 on the season, a mark that’s good for 21st in the country. While last season Syracuse utilized a man-to-man press more often than not, newcomers this season have allowed SU to break out more zone pressure.“We have so much length,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We’re not having to go out and really press up man-to-man full court now because we can really keep the ball in front of us with our size and our length.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLaura Angle | Digital Design EditorOne of the players giving Syracuse added size this season is Sissoko, a six-foot-two forward out of Paris.With two steals against North Dakota, Sissoko’s length allows her to cut off passing lanes and gaps in the floor easily. But the learning curve for Sissoko with the zone press has been steeper than that of her teammates’ because of her past experience with full-court pressure. She’d never been part of a zone full-court press before coming to Syracuse, where she has thrived in Hillsman’s defensive system.“It’s different than France, where you’re used to playing man-to-man defense,” Sissoko said. “In this press, we need to be on the gap, we need to wait for the player to dribble the ball to come and trap the ball, so I wasn’t used to it.”Despite being the second-tallest player on the team, Sissoko’s athleticism lets her defend guards without a problem. Normally, she stations at the top of the press with SU’s guards flanked behind and beside her. When she spots an opportunity to trap, she attacks the ball-handler along with the Orange’s nearest guard.This often flusters the opposing guard and leaves her no choice but to pass the ball away. But because of Sissoko’s length, the pass has to be thrown high, not directly to a teammate. When the pass is floated up into the air, other Syracuse players have more time to run underneath and intercept it. This often turns into fast-break points, like the play against North Dakota.Both Cooper and Sissoko agree that the zone press look with the freshman at the top is SU’s most effective. While Cooper is the longest-tenured member of Syracuse’s starting lineup, Sissoko is part of SU’s bench unit, which is playing a more significant role for the Orange this season.Paul Schlesinger | Staff PhotographerOnly two players played 10 minutes or more off the bench last year, forcing the starters to take on most of the load on the court. This season, Syracuse features five players off the bench that average double-digit minutes. Instead of the starters having to press for most of the game, their backups provide a similar intensity defensively.“When you know that you have a sub coming in after so many possessions, you’re in a position where you’re like ‘okay, I can go hard these three four possessions, coach is gonna come get me,’” Cooper said.While SU has been somewhat selective with its press this year, partially due to playing three of the best point guards in the country, its early success is already apparent. As the Orange gear up for the second half of their nonconference schedule, they’ll hope to further improve the up-tempo defense.“I think that our players are plenty capable of pressing more,” Hillsman said. “We probably will end up pressing a little bit more as the season goes on … It’s been great.” Published on November 27, 2018 at 9:52 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more