Sleek vogue style turns 80s house into a million dollar winner

first_img13 Winchester St, Southport. 13 Winchester St, Southport.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago 13 Winchester St, Southport.“It is across the road from the The Southport School playing field and school and is within walking distance to Ferry Road Markets. Mr Rollington said the 916 sq m home sold for a high price although it was a non-waterfront block. 13 Winchester St, Southport.Mr Rollington said the house was designed for a chef with stone white bench tops, Zip tap, Liebherr, Gaggenau and Miele stainless steel appliances as well as a large breakfast bar. 13 Winchester St, Southport.“The huge popularity came from the modern renovation and because it is right next to the school,” he said.“The house has five bedrooms and also has a spacious design that is perfect for families.“We had four really competitive offers from local The Southport School families and interstate buyers from Sydney and Melbourne.” center_img 13 Winchester St, Southport.A BOLD makeover that revived a 1980s property has sold for a mega price.The Southport house at 13 Winchester St sold to a Gold Coast family for $1.8 million.Russell Rollington from First National Surfers Paradise said local families and interstate buyers fought for the non-waterfront property. 13 Winchester St, Southport.From brick and timber to sleek style, the 1980s house was transformed by Luke Frederickson and Majeedah Jackson into a bold fashion statement with black flooring in the bedrooms, black kitchen cabinetry and matt black finishes. A vogue ensuite with a spa bath is also a highlight of the property. 13 Winchester St, Southport.“Winchester St is one of the most highly regarded and tightly held streets in Southport because of its central inner city position,” Mr Rollington said.last_img read more

Derivatives rules raise market-liquidity concerns, EDHEC warns

first_imgNew rules on derivative transactions coming into effect this year raise further concerns about market liquidity, according to EDHEC-Risk Institute.The research institute published a study analysing the forthcoming framework for calculating initial margin (IM) and variation margin (VM) on transactions involving non-cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.The study highlights how the new requirements on collateral to be put aside as IM on non-cleared OTC derivative transactions may put a further squeeze on much-needed liquidity in high-quality assets, such as government bonds and high-grade corporate bonds.Dominic O’Kane, an affiliate professor of finance at EDHEC Business School and author of the study, said: “There’s a question mark over how much collateral is out there compared with what is going to be required. “And since there will soon be other requirements coming in from bank capital rules, which will also require additional collateral to be held, the question is, is this going to put a strain on liquidity and availability assets?”The new framework, which will be in force from September, is based on the recommendations of the Working Group on Margin Requirements (WGMR), formed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).The WGMR has been developing the framework since 2009 as a response to the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the bailout of AIG and the federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, all of which had large exposure to OTC derivatives.The new set of rules requires counterparties in non-cleared transactions to hold IM collateral to protect each party from the risk of the other defaulting.Since the transactions involved are not cleared by central counterparties, such as Swapclear, the IM collateral has to be held in third-party accounts and cannot be used for other purposes.“Because the principle of the WGMR is that the defaulter pays,” O’Kane added, “the IM collateral has to be held in such a way that it cannot be touched by either counterparty to a derivative transaction until a counterparty defaults, and only then is the non-defaulting part allowed to use the collateral they hold.“At the same time, the non-defaulting counterparty must receive back the IM collateral that was held by the defaulting counterparty.“This means the collateral assets cannot be re-hypothecated or reused for funding, repo or other purposes. And therefore these assets are effectively frozen out of the financial system, reducing the amounts of high-quality collateral available.”O’Kane continued: “Despite reports from the European Central Bank (ECB) that the amount of available collateral is significant, there is a concern the new WGMR framework will have an impact on liquidity.“In the limit, the demand for high-quality collateral could create a shortage that might push up the prices of certain market instruments.”The majority of traditional OTC derivative transactions, such as interest rate swaps (IRS) and some swaptions, are already being cleared thanks to the introduction of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), which requires standard derivative products to be cleared by central counterparty clearing houses (CCPs).From August next year, the exemption for European pension funds from central clearing will also be lifted, which means they will have to start putting IM collateral aside for traditional OTC derivative products, potentially putting further pressure on the system.While EMIR applies to the larger part of the OTC derivatives market, the non-OTC derivatives market, to which the WGMR framework applies, accounts for a large amount of assets.A 2013 quantitative impact study (QIS) by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) on this market shows that the total amount of IM to be allocated would be more than €500bn.This number assumes a threshold for posting IM of €50m, and netting across asset classes. The EDHEC study also focuses on the proposed model for calculating of IM and VM brought forward by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), which is currently being finalised, and may be adopted as the universal model under the WGMR framework.O’Kane said: “The ISDA model appears to be quite straightforward to implement and should be able to calculate the IM quickly, which is important, as IM needs to be posted regularly.“The model appears to have enough sophistication to capture the various risks, which is important due to the less standard nature of the non-cleared OTC derivatives market.“These risks are linked to correlation and volatility that some of the simpler products do not have, so there is a need for a more sophisticated modelling framework.”He added: “Having a market-wide model is extremely useful, as it enhances transparency and reduces the likelihood of costly and time-consuming disputes between counterparties”.last_img read more

Clicking from the couch: The Brisbane streets househunters are searching for while in quarantine

first_img 4. Bale Street, Albion This house at 135 Highwood Road, The Gap, has just gone under contract.NEW research has revealed the Brisbane streets househunters are clicking on from the comfort of their couch as they search for the perfect property while holed up at has released the city’s 10 most in-demand streets, as property experts say now is the time to be looking to buy as the market heads into a “short, sharp downturn” before quickly rebounding. Tony and Sandie Downes with their dogs Bear (black) and Sugar (white) have just sold their house in The Gap after living there for 20 years. Six of the 10 most in-demand streets in Brisbane are in The Gap. Picture: Steve PohlnerEmpty nesters Tony and Sandie Downes have lived in The Gap for the past 20 years.They moved to Brisbane from Sydney and rented for a while before buying a 4.2ha block of land and building their dream home on it.“We did a lot of research and knew it was the area we were most interested in,” Mrs Downes said.“We had really good friends who had moved to the area and they talked it up and when we came to stay with them, we really fell in love with it.“We thought; ‘You are kidding — this is the best kept secret.” The five-bedroom, three-bathroom Queenslander was recently renovated ahead of appearing on the television series Selling Houses Australia. “We now have the most amazing house, but it’s crazy to have such a big house for just the two of us,” Mrs Downes said.The view from the house at 135 Highwood Rd, The Gap.Selling agent Josh Brown of Ray White New Farm said The Gap was “a hidden gem” that offered a unique lifestyle for buyers.“It’s the only suburb in Brisbane that I know of on the northside where you can be on acres of affordable property and still only be about 20 minutes drive to the CBD,” Mr Brown said.He said the property at 135 Highwood Road sold for $2.8 million, which you could expect to pay for a property five minutes down the road in Paddington on a much smaller 405 sqm block. Despite the concern surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, property analyst Terry Ryder of Hotspotting said investors and owners needed to remember that property was a long-term game.“It is a time to be looking for opportunities, when others are perhaps intimated and sitting on the fence,” Mr Ryder said.He said government financial stimulus and flexibility from banks during the COVID-19 shutdown would help cushion the property market from any significant blows.Hotspotting managing director Terry Ryder.Mr Ryder said the property market was likely to experience a reduction in activity, but not a significant reduction in prices.“One of things that is happening is vendors are already not listing their properties for sale at the same levels they were a year ago and two years ago, and I think that is going to be exacerbated by the virus crisis,” he said.“We are still going to have demand, but have relatively few properties for sale and that will help to put a floor under property values.”More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days agoBuyer’s agent Rich Harvey of propertybuyers said Australia had a “demand heavy” property market and a lack of supply, which would help it recover.“What I believe is that there is strong demand sitting under the surface there, and tight restrictions on development and on planning are going to continue to create supply shortage,” Mr Harvey said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:14Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:14 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAuctions in the time of COVID-1900:15 MORE: The new rules for buying and selling property 7. Canterbury Place, The Gap This property at 135 Highwood Rd, The Gap, has just gone under contract.The couple has just sold that home at 135 Highwood Road to another family upsizing in the suburb.“You’ve heard the saying; ‘Buy in The Gap, die in The Gap?” Mrs Downes said.“We were told that when we first moved in. It’s just a beautiful, peaceful area, safe and so close to the city.” Millions in home sales as virtual reality auctions kick off ‘Isolated property’ demand surges after coronavirus escalation (Source: 2. Ashfield Street, East Brisbanecenter_img 3. Allandale Place, The Gap 5. Belclare Street, The Gap “We won’t see a fundamental change to the property market, we are just going to see a very severe short-term downturn and then a very sharp rebound.”Mr Harvey said now was a good time to consider buying a home for those who had secure employment and finance already approved.Ms Conisbee said the changes to buying and selling real estate to online auctions and virtual home tours could be a positive for house hunters.“It’s going to provide a way for people to narrow down the properties they look at more quickly,” she said. “Once we’re back to normal, (virtual home tours) will become a way that before you go to the inspection, you can get a much better idea of the property than you would having not seen it before.” BRISBANE’S 10 MOST IN-DEMAND STREETS 9. Gawalla Street, The Gap 1. Dauphin Terrace, Highgate Hill According to the latest figures, it seems everyone wants to live in The Gap, with six of the 10 most searched streets in Brisbane located in the leafy northern suburb.The most sought-after street among potential home buyers in Brisbane is Dauphin Terrace in the inner-city suburb of Highgate Hill.One particular house in that street attracted a lot of attention before it was recently taken off the market.This property at 50 Dauphin Tce, Highgate Hill, generated a lot of interest.The fairytale property at 50 Dauphin Tce features seven bedrooms and five bathrooms and sits on a huge, 3900 sqm parcel of riverfront land just 2km from Brisbane’s CBD. Ashfield Street in East Brisbane was the second most clicked on street on Another property that attracted a lot of interest in this street was a Hamptons-style new-build that sold for $4 million.The property at 7 Ashfield Street had registered 83,975 hits on by the time the ink dried on the ­contract.This property at 7 Ashfield St, East Brisbane, attracted a lot of interest before it sold.Allandale Street in The Gap is the third most sought-after Brisbane street on, with another five streets in the suburb making the list.“There are pockets of that suburb that are just incredibly popular with people,” chief economist Nerida Conisbee said.“It’s a leafy green area, relatively affordable, family friendly and must have a mix of characteristics that appeal to buyers.” 6. Bellata Street, The Gap 10. Georganne Street, The Gap 8. Eppalong Street, The Gaplast_img read more

Twelve teachers awarded for long service.

first_img 63 Views   no discussions Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondaryTertiary Twelve teachers awarded for long service. by: – April 27, 2011 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Dominica Association of Teachers Office. Photo credit: dateachers.orgThe Dominica Association of Teachers today bestowed awards of long service to 12 retired teachers.The teachers who had all worked in the profession for decades at a time received their award at the 16th Annual General Meeting of the DAT at the Garraway Hotel today.Agatha Melizia St. Aimee received the award for working in the teaching profession for 45 years, Athlene Douglas Murdock-35 years, Clementina Liverpool-Paul 43 years, Everlyn M. Lawrence 45 years, Joyce Dupuis 16 years, Lucina Lafond Charles 41 years, Sonia Christian 40 years, Jane Bruney 40 years and Timothy Moise 39 years. Roslyn Fountain Bentley Royer and Nathalie Laville did not specify how long they worked in the field.The DAT also awarded its office attendant Mrs. Harriette Thomas Benjamin for her long service to the organization.Meantime Education Minister Peter St Jean says while teachers may want to further develop their skills, they should be careful about what program they are enrolled in.St Jean was delivering remarks at the 16th Annual General Meeting of the Dominica Association of Teachers on Wednesday.He said teachers must ensure that they are enrolled in programs that are relevant to their communities as well.“Each of us can enroll in a program. Today several organizations are experiencing several organizations offering training in various schemes and all are being encouraged to take advantage. However do not simply grab unto the next opportunity for training because people tell you it is good. Be careful to enroll in programs that are relevant to you and your community. In other words don’t enroll in institutions that promise you certificates that will have little relevance to your tomorrow,” he added.St Jean said let the nature of investment be driven by personal and community needs.The featured address was delivered by Mrs. Verlie Shaw Joseph.She encouraged teachers to invest to secure their financial future-the theme of the AGM.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Sagay local drowns in river

first_imgOfficers of the Sagay City policestation said Villarcarlos’ body was brought to a local mortuary for a“post-mortem” examination./PN BACOLOD City – A man was believed tohave drowned in Himogaan River in Barangay Paraiso, Sagay City, NegrosOccidental. According to police investigators,Villacarlos and his four other nephews were gathering shells in the river priorto the incident around 7 a.m. on Feb. 28. Police identified him as 67-year-oldresident Godofredo Villacarlos. Villarcarlos’ lifeless body was found byrescuers in a nipa plantation approximately 300 meters away from where hereportedly drowned around 11 a.m. on Saturday, a police report showed.last_img read more

UFC: Usman Kamaru gets six-month medical suspension

first_img Usman will also be forced to avoid any contact for at least three weeks while the nose heals. Meanwhile, Masvidal, 35, will miss a month himself due to a forehead laceration sustained in his defeat. The American took the fight on just six days’ notice but failed to pull off a miraculous win. Loading… Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman has been handed a six-month medical suspension after breaking his nose against Jorge Masvidal during his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC 251) welterweight fight. Usman, nicknamed, The Nigerian Nightmare, suffered a broken nose as he retained his UFC welterweight title last weekend. The 33-year-old is now set to miss six months of action while he recupurates.Advertisement Masvidal has now been handed a 30-day medical suspension to allow a nasty gash on his face to heal.As with Usman, he will be forced to avoid any contact work for three weeks.Usman had been expected to next fight Gilbert Burns, his original opponent at UFC 251 before his positive test for coronavirus.But Usman has insisted he has another ideal candidate on his mind – former two-weight world champion Georges St-Pierre.The 39-year-old hasn’t fought in the Octagon since 2017 when he defeated Michael Bisping for the middleweight strap.Responding to a question on who he would love to fight next, Usman told TMZ Sports: “Honestly I would have to say Georges St-Pierre.center_img Read Also: Napoli keeping tabs on another Super Eagles star“Right now we’re tied for the record, most consecutive wins in the welterweight division.”“Georges is a tough guy, Georges is a legend, Georges is a guy that’s been around for a while…”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging9 Heroes Of Popular Memes Then And Now5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Nowlast_img read more

Mata must follow Essien example

first_img “Now we have a period of four consecutive matches away. We play Swindon, Tottenham, Norwich and Steaua (Bucharest) all of them away from home. “We have to prepare ourselves the best we can. And everyone’s going to play, because we have four consecutive matches.” Oscar opened the scoring against Fulham and John Obi Mikel netted his third goal in 282 games for Chelsea – his first in the Premier League and his first since scoring twice in successive rounds of the FA Cup against lower league opposition in January 2007. Nigeria midfielder Mikel told Chelsea TV: “I am pretty happy about it. It has been a long time and the guys have been killing me about it. “They say you go to the national team and score but you don’t score for Chelsea so it was good for me to get my first Premier League goal. I scored in the FA Cup a couple of times. “I do practise scoring in training sometimes but I don’t get into the positions often. Gone are the days when I go onto the pitch thinking ‘it might be me today’, for me it is about the team. “This game was all about winning and we got the three points, and my goal was just a bonus.” Chelsea exited to boos following the Basle loss and there have been murmurs of discontent, as well as bafflement at Mata’s omission. “Our fans have been disappointed about a few performances coming into this game so we wanted to give them something,” Mikel added. “The manager was very disappointed with us as well, the way we played the last game against Basle. “We were feeling a bit of pressure but if you look at this team, we have big players and a big squad and it is not all about playing when it is rosy, it is also about playing when people are not happy and you have to go out there and show character, and I think we did that in this game.” Ghana midfielder Essien, who spent last season on loan at Real Madrid under Mourinho, was not named in Chelsea’s Champions League squad and will on Tuesday night make his first appearance of the season at Swindon in the Capital One Cup, when World Cup winner Mata will also feature. Mourinho has not been swayed by Mata’s reputation as Chelsea player of the year in each of the last two seasons and demands more. Press Association Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told Juan Mata to follow the example of Michael Essien in order to convince him of his worth. “He’s not the same as Essien,” Mourinho said. “Essien didn’t play one single minute and I left him out of the Champions League list.” Mata’s projected appearance at the County Ground will be his fourth of the season for Chelsea, having failed to convince Mourinho of his talents in starts against Aston Villa, Everton and a substitute appearance versus Basle. While Mata must deliver as an individual, Mourinho is also targeting a collective improvement after ending a four-match winless run, and bouncing back from successive defeats, with a 2-0 win over Fulham. Others on the periphery will also play at Swindon, including David Luiz, Essien, Cesar Azpilicueta and Ryan Bertrand, while the likes of Oscar, Mourinho’s favoured playmaker, and Ashley Cole rest ahead of Saturday’s London derby with Tottenham. He added: “We have to work to improve. Now the head is cleaner, now we have to work on other things. “The boys who I give two days’ off, they have to enjoy their little holiday. “The beginning of the season was quite hard for us. last_img read more

Officials in Florida are searching for teens who escaped a juvenile center

first_imgOfficials are offering up to $3,000 for information that leads to his arrest. If you have any information on Bing’s whereabouts you are asked to contact them at 904-630-0500 or email Authorities in Jacksonville are currently searching for the last remaining teen of 4 who managed to escape a juvenile center after staging a fight in one of the dorm rooms and attacking staff members.The incident occurred Saturday night at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice facility.According to the report, the inmates 16-year-old Tajah Bing, 17-year-old Davionne Baldwin, 16-year-old Tyjuan Monroe, and 17-year-old Marcus Ledbetter staged a fight inside a dorm room then allegedly overpowered employees in the facility’s control room and opened the door. The teens then stole an employees car keys, vehicle, cellphone, and a purse before fleeing the facility altogether.On Sunday authorities reported that they have captured three of the teens, however, Bing still remains on the run.ESCAPED INMATES UPDATE #3Located: Davionne BaldwinEscapee Tajah Bing and the vehicle are still outstanding. Could be anywhere. Escaped from FL Dept. of Juvenile Justice facility.2015, bronze, Infiniti Q50, FL tag LANE19. Photos attached.Call 911 if you have info.— Jax Sheriff’s Office (@JSOPIO) July 21, 2019last_img read more

JV girls grow together

first_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Members of the Mount Desert Island High School girls’ junior varsity basketball team include, from left in front, Calli Mitchell, Mia Musetti, Julia Christie, Hannah Vaux, Becca Edgecomb; and in back, Coach Kirk Lurvey, Mackenzie Tinker, Rebecca O’Donnell, Amanda MacLeod, India Ross and Holly Benson.—JEFF WALLSBAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island high School girls’ junior varsity basketball team made good strides during the season just past, according to head JV coach Kirk Lurvey. They finished the year with a 10-9 record against some tough competition that featured many players – known as “swing” players – who played at both the JV and varsity levels.“The competition this year was brutal. We lost a lot of games that I don’t think we should have,” Coach Lurvey said. “We lost them by only a few points and some of that was inexperience. But a lot of teams were playing swingers this year. We had one person who came down [from the varsity] but for a lot of these teams they were the sixth person off the bench. So the competition was pretty fierce this year.”The final contest of the season was a JV invitational tourney at Sumner High School. The Trojans beat Washington Academy 47-34 in the first round. MDI lost to GSA in semi finals. “It was a bad day with many of our players sick,” said Coach Lurvey. “Still, we shot 12 of 18, or 67 percent from the free-throw line. Our best game ever. We struggled with free throws much of the season.”He described the team members as a great group of girls. “One of the things is that we brought up five freshmen, so we were kind of young and inexperienced. That ended up being our biggest obstacle. We lost a lot more games than I thought we would because of some of that inexperience.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThere was a lot of room for growth, according to Coach Lurvey, and grow they did. “We really improved a great deal, especially some of the freshmen. A lot of those freshmen players really came along,” he said.Overall, the team’s athleticism and well-rounded play impressed Coach Lurvey. “We played a fast, up tempo game, in your face. As far as my team went, I never knew who was going to have a good game,” he said. “All of these girls on certain days, contributed. Some girls got more minutes than others but I was pretty pleased with all of them as they cycled through.”The girls were a true team, both on and off the court. “They did a lot of things as a team like team get-togethers, which I don’t organize. That is all the parents,” Coach Lurvey said. “That is one of the reasons the girls do this. They don’t do this for championships. None of them played basketball to beat GSA at a little tournament at the end of the season. They did this for a bigger purpose, learning basketball, to play as a group, as a team. That’s what it is all about.”Coach Lurvey’s comments on his team’s players and their performance over the season:Jocelyn Brown, sophomore: “She was a swinger from varsity and our leading three-point shooter. She gained some valuable experience with us from games.”Hannah Vaux, sophomore guard: “She is very quick. Light on her feet, very aggressive in our press game. We play a lot of press and she was very valuable in a front line in that. She worked really hard in practice to improve specific things that she knew she needed to do, which is huge.”Becca Edgecomb, sophomore: “She is my player of passion. She led us in scoring, free-throw percentage and steals for the season. She is fast and aggressive.”Amber Pelletier, sophomore forward: “She was a solid player for us, especially later in the season. Once she started getting her confidence she said, ‘Hey I can really do this.’ I look for her to do things for us in the post.”Amanda MacLeod, sophomore forward: “Injuries sidelined her early and she took over as our stat keeper and she was an incredible asset in that capacity. That was a very valuable role for me.”Rebecca O’Donnell, sophmore: “She was a force inside. She was a powerful rebounder inside. She improved a lot over the season.”Mackenzie Tinker sophomore: “A solid passer could play inside or out. She had our highest shooting percentage in two-point attempts.” Holly Benson, freshman: “I would consider her our most improved player. She was our second leading scorer as well, which she sort of came from behind to get that. She really started piling on the points later in the season. She really came alive as the season went on.”Mia Musetti, freshman guard: “She was pretty aggressive. She got a lot of bumps and bruises because she was always going after the basketball and getting herself in places she maybe shouldn’t have been. She was a strong contributing guard.”India Ross, freshman: “She is an all-around versatile player. She was the third leading scorer and led in rebounds, assists, and blocks. She could have scored a lot more than she did, but she liked to pass.” Calli Mitchell, freshman forward: “A strong rebounder. She found herself in the right place at the right time a lot. Good court awareness. She was the best shooter from the floor, literally. One time she landed on the floor, shot it, and made it.”Julia Christie, freshman forward: “She improved a great deal and learned a lot about the game of basketball. She was a solid all-around player for us.”Although not technically a player on the team, Coach Lurvey had a fair amount off assistance from Josh Clark, who was the team manager. “He was our video guy. We couldn’t do it without him. We used that film. 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GSA boys’ basketball team stifles Ellsworth to get back on track

first_imgBLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team’s season didn’t start as anyone had anticipated. In front of a raucous crowd in their home opener, the Eagles needed a response that would remind everyone of their potential.Fans packed the gymnasium at George Stevens Academy from wall to wall as they eagerly anticipated the first of the season’s two boys’ basketball matchups between GSA and Ellsworth. If there were empty seats inside or open parking spaces outside, they were lapped up in seconds, and if there were fans in attendance wearing colors other than maroon or white, they were hard to find.Less than a week earlier, many of those fans received some stunning news as they were hunkering down from a snowstorm that covered much of eastern Maine: The GSA boys had lost their season opener. The 62-47 defeat to Lee Academy was the team’s first since February 2016, and it was a hard one for the two-time defending state champion Eagles to take.“It hurt, and it hurt badly,” GSA head coach Dwayne Carter said. “We hadn’t felt that in a long time. Some of our younger players haven’t felt that at all.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAlthough GSA didn’t have a large fan contingent travel to Lee for that Dec. 9 game, there were few who weren’t in the crowd for this one. Rather than putting on one of its notorious scoring displays, Carter’s Eagles used a different approach to get a result that made the GSA faithful breathe a little easier.George Stevens Academy’s Taylor Schildroth looks to pass against Ellsworth’s Brad Smith during the first half of a high school boys’ basketball game Dec. 15 in Blue Hill. Schildroth led all scorers with 20 points in GSA’s win. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLGSA used stifling defense to earn a 60-38 win over Ellsworth in its home opener Friday night. The win gave Carter’s Eagles their second in a row and, more importantly, a triumph over a rival that has been a measuring stick for their success the past few seasons.Both teams started off the game with misses from the field before GSA’s Max Mattson made a thunderous block that sent the fans into raptures. That sparked a run that put the home team up 11-3 with the help of two Caden Mattson 3-pointers, and GSA (2-1) rode that momentum to a 19-8 lead after one quarter of play.GSA struggled more from the field in the second quarter, but the team’s defensive play kept Ellsworth leading scorers Zach Harris and Jackson Curtis from doing damage from the 3-point line. That game plan allowed GSA to extend its lead to 48-23 entering the final quarter of play, and the home team weathered a stretch of poor shooting in the final minutes to secure a vital win.“We’ve wanted to get more consistent with our defense after the Lee loss, and we had some matchups we knew were key,” Carter said. “Caden Mattson played great against Harris, and Percy [Zentz] and Stefan [Simmons] took Curtis and played him pretty well.”GSA’s Taylor Schildroth led all scorers with 20 points, and Max Mattson added 10 points and a game-high 17 rebounds. Harris and Curtis scored 12 points each for Ellsworth (1-1).GSA had defeated Deer Isle-Stonington two days earlier, but Ellsworth provided a different challenge because of the history between the two. The all-Eagles showdown has produced some of the area’s highest attendances and best action in recent years, and the Feb. 2, 2016, showdown between the two was the last time GSA lost a game before falling at Lee.Carter hasn’t completely forgotten that season-opening loss, and he doesn’t even want to. GSA, he said, has looked less complacent in its past two games, and the feeling the head coach and his players had after the loss is one they want to ensure they don’t feel again.“A loss isn’t always a bad thing,” Carter said. “Sometimes you have to feel that to remind yourself that everybody’s going to bring their A-game when they play you. We need to play every team the same every game, and that’s what we’ve stressed since then.”GSA plays on the road against Bucksport (3-0) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19. Ellsworth hosts Old Town (1-1) at 7 p.m. the following day. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Biocenter_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Posts MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more