Fair scores career high as Syracuse suffers 1st loss of season

first_img Published on December 22, 2012 at 5:34 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Related Stories TEMPLE OF DOOM: Free throws cost Syracuse as Orange suffers 1st loss of the season to TempleGallery: Syracuse loses first game of season to Temple in Gotham Classic NEW YORK – C.J. Fair tried to singlehandedly lead Syracuse to a win. At both ends of the floor, Fair showed perhaps the most aggressiveness he has all season. When the game was over, though, the thought of what could’ve been is what lingered.Fair scored a career-high 25 points, grabbed seven rebounds and hit all eight of his free-throw attempts in his 38 minutes on the floor in Syracuse’s 83-79 loss to Temple Saturday. Where the Orange struggled as a team, Fair shined. He tried to bring Syracuse back, but his efforts weren’t enough and the few mistakes he made were what stood out.He started the game off with a thunderous dunk on the back end of an alley-oop that gave Syracuse a 4-2 lead. From that point on, Fair controlled the Orange’s offense.“I got going early, so I just had to be aggressive,” Fair said. “Mike (Carter-Williams) and Brandon (Triche) did a good job finding me. In the second half, it was just time to be aggressive but you just hate to come up short.”Fair’s performance was the only thing that really let Syracuse even have a chance at winning. The Orange shot 12 3-pointers and only hit two of them, missed 15 free throws and perhaps most importantly, Carter-Williams had nowhere to pass.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Owls limited his passing options by not moving off their assignments to help guard Carter-Williams. So they turned him into a scorer instead of a passer, and he scored only six points from the field.“They didn’t come off to help. He’s got to finish those,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He missed some good looks, he got some good opportunities.”With Carter-Williams – and basically the entire Syracuse lineup – struggling, someone had to step up. Fair took the assignment.With 5:17 left in the first half, Fair made a huge block on Temple forward Jake O’Brien, then drove the lane hard at the other end for a layup, but was fouled by Quenton DeCosey. He hit both free throws to give Syracuse a 29-26 lead.He then hit two straight jumpers, sandwiching a 3-pointer from Khalif Wyatt, to give Syracuse a four-point lead with 3:54 left in the first half.“He was very aggressive. He was able to get the ball in the lane. I think he got fouled a lot. I think he’s one of the guys that actually made his free throws,” Triche said. “With him being so aggressive, it definitely helped our team out, just him playing at a high level.”He hit two more free throws and a jumper from the top of the lane to help Syracuse take a two-point lead into the locker room at halftime.Fair also kept Temple from making its lead insurmountable for the Orange. He fought through contact and made a layup with 14:05 left that cut Temple’s lead to four.His biggest points came toward the end of the game.With three minutes left, he knocked down a 3-pointer from the left corner that brought SU within two. Temple guard Scootie Randall then missed a 3 at the other end and Fair grabbed the rebound. He went to take another 3 from the same spot on the floor as his previous make, faked, and began a baseline drive for what would’ve been an open layup.Instead, he stepped out of bounds. When the game was over, Fair sat back in his locker and said that was the play that stands out in his mind. Not the 3-pointer that sent a charge through the Madison Square Garden crowd.On a day where he scored 25 points and played almost flawlessly at both ends of the floor, it was that final missed chance that bothered Fair. He had a stellar performance that pretty much went to waste.“The thing that’s in the back of my mind is the play after when I, same situation, stepped out of bounds,” Fair said. “I think I should’ve shot it. That play hurt us.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

The 94th FUFA General Assembly

first_imgThe 94 FUFA General Assembly in Kabale (photo by FUFA media)KABALE – On Saturday, 20th October 2018, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) held the 94th Ordinary Assembly in Kabale at the White Horse INN.The 94th assembly officially admitted three new members and these included; Nyamityobora, Paidha Black Angels and Ndejje University who were promoted to the super Uganda Premier league.As it is the norm to read out the expelled members or suspended delegates, in this year’s assembly no member was announced as expelled.While reading out the FUFA activity report to the assembly FUFA president Eng. Moses Magogo indicated that the Federation is focused on achieving the mission of becoming the number one Nation on and off the pitch in Africa.“We have attained several successful stories in the last years like hosting the FIFA president, the national team for U17 qualifying for AFCON among others” Magogo said.FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo (left) speaking at the 94 General Assembly in Kabale (photo by FUFA media)Also, the budget report from the previous year was passed with the projections for the new financial year approved (Shs 30 Billion).It was also passed at the assembly that starting next year, FIFA will increase its funding towards FUFA from five to six million dollars that will be used in developing certain areas in football.The infrastructural developments that FIFA has helped FUFA undertake include the 20,000setter stadium in the Lugazi Buikwe districtt and the Kadiba training facility.Like it has always been, the fallen comrades in the football family were honoured with a minute of silence.These included among others; Adoko Akbar Nekyon (FUFA Honorary President), Apita Kikaroni (Founder of Boroboro Tigers, Father of Mr Omara Apitta), Joseph Okello Orombi (Former Northern Region Football Association Delegate), Kizito Kayiira (Sports Journalist, Akabozi Kubiri), Matthew Lucha (Uganda Cranes Ex-International), Rashid Kyeyune (Player at St Mary’s FC Heritage, Nabweru), Rogers Watambala (player in Nakaseke), Timothy Ayiekoh (Uganda Cranes Ex-International and former head coach), Hassan Biruma (Uganda Cranes Ex-International and father to Uganda Cranes Assistant captain, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda),Susan Magara (Daughter to Chairman of Kitara FC), Jonathan Mugeni (Brother to Rosebell Rwamuyamba), Rukia Juma (Sister to Hamid Juma), Lydia Namazzi Sekatawa Njuki (Sister to Eng. Ben Immanuel Misagga),Yunus Kanifa (Mother of Eastern Region FA Chairman Issa Magoola), Topher Musoke (Former SC Villa Secretary), Hajji Abbasi Sendyowa (Western region FA Delegate), Hesborn Mundia (Coach Dove FootballClub), Johnson Bagoole (Uganda Cranes Ex-International), Nalongo Annet Nanozi (Mother of Uganda Cranes Assistant captain Hassan WasswaMawanda), Azama Ssekatawa (Mother of Ali Ssekatawa), Tereza Namiyingo Ziribaggwa (Mother of Dennis Batte) and Sulait Ssemambo (Father of Aisha Ssemambo).This year’s theme for the 94th FUFA Assembly was “Professionalization and grass-root football”West Nile Football Association is rumored as the host for the 95th FUFA Ordinary assembly, but the FUFA Executive committee will convene to decide on the exact district that will host the Ugandan football parliament that is held once every year.Comments Tags: FUFA General Assemblytoplast_img read more