MCN’s Kuxhausen Breaks League Record, Earns Weekly Southland Men’s Basketball Honor

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MCN’s Kuxhausen Breaks League Record, Earns Weekly Southland Men’s Basketball Honor

first_imgThis is Kuxhausen’s first career Southland Player of the Week award and the sixth for the team this season, joining four-time winner Sha’Markus Kennedy and Jan. 13’s honoree, A.J. Lawson. Week 18 Southland Conference Release (PDF) The NCAA Division I leader in threes and threes per game (4.14) poured in 21 points per game as McNeese posted a pair of dominating wins over Southeastern Louisiana (104-82) and Houston Baptist (100-80). It marks the first time the Cowboys reached triple-digits in back-to-back games since the 1998-99 season, when they defeated Stephen F. Austin 103-86 in the regular-season finale and topped Nicholls 100-87 in the first round of the conference tournament. Honorable Mention: T.J. Atwood, Lamar; Brandon Gonzalez, Southeastern Louisiana; Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin; Tony Lewis, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Dexter McClanahan, Nicholls; Payten Ricks, Abilene Christian. With a possible finish anywhere from the No. 4 seed to out of the tournament, McNeese (14-15, 9-9 SLC) wraps up regular-season play with a pair of road contests against Nicholls at 7 p.m. CT Wednesday and Lamar at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.center_img FRISCO, Texas – McNeese guard Dru Kuxhausen is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.  He became the Southland Conference and McNeese record-holder for most three-pointers made in a single season (120) after drilling 7-of-14 attempts in each of the Cowboys’ wins last week. Kuxhausen, who is shooting 48.6 percent from beyond the arc, is also on pace to set the single-season high for three-point percentage. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Dru Kuxhausen, McNeese – Junior – Guard – Scottsbluff, Neb.Against Southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday, Kuxhausen missed his first three attempts from long range but responded with five-consecutive makes to give him the program record for three-pointers made in a season (111). He went on to hit two more in the second half, putting him just three shy of the league record. Saturday’s matchup against Houston Baptist brought another slow start as Kuxhausen missed three of his first four attempts before he converted one at the 5:24 mark in the first half to tie the conference leader. Eager to break the record, Kuxhausen sank two in the opening minutes of the second half to vault himself atop the list and added three more for good measure.last_img read more

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Cabinet Endorses Several Policies

first_imgThe Cabinet has endorsed the National Investment Commission’s Public-Private Partnership Policy with a suggestion for additional input by the Ministry of Justice.The cabinet made the endorsement at a meeting held recently in Monrovia, the Executive Mansion said in a release.On disseminating new regulations on the missing Liberian Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) biometric passports, the Cabinet mandated the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Justice to conduct independent studies on whether the proposed regulations fully meet international standards and are in line with legal requirements.The Cabinet also mandated the two ministries to work with the Ministry of Transport to resolve a few outstanding issues including an update of license plates for motor vehicles.Also following the Civil Service Agency’s update on Contributory Pension Scheme, the cabinet noted that it is an area that has long been lacking in our governance structure. It also suggested that more time was needed to make substantive proposals on the way forward.On performance updates from the High Level Committee Secretariat on the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the just-ended 70th Session of the UN General Assembly, the Cabinet endorsed the recommendations to hold a roundtable meeting bringing in all the stakeholders, including the National Legislature, civil society, media, and what role they can play to customize the document by determining targets aligned with the country’s Agenda for Transformation.The Cabinet also suggested that a Secretariat be established to modify the document and follow-up with its implementation.On the initiative to pave 51 kilometres of roads in Montserrado County and its environs, the Cabinet also endorsed the initiative, but urged the Ministry of Public Works to work with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Public Procurement and Concessions Commission, and other stakeholders to thrash out all the bottlenecks for the smooth implementation of the projects beginning this dry season.Meanwhile, the Cabinet has endorsed the establishment of a Presidential Taskforce on City Beautification that will be chaired by the Director-General of the General Services Agency, Mary T. Broh.Other members on the committee are representatives from the Ministries of Internal Affairs, Youth and Sports, Information, Finance and Development Planning and the Liberia National Police.Other representatives are the mayors of all the cities as well as district commissioners across the country.They have a one month mandate running from November 15 to December 15, 2015.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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