FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Chrystal Ezechukwu is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.Ezechukwu led the Colonels (6-14, 3-8) to a 79-63 win over McNeese with 35 points last Wednesday night, her second consecutive career-high scoring performance. The senior was three rebounds shy of a double-double against the Cowgirls but also recorded three assists, one block and one steal in the win. In addition to an 87.5-percent clip from the free throw line, Ezechukwu also registered a 63.6-percent outing from the field against the Cowgirls.Basketball Player of the Week – Chrystal Ezechukwu, Nicholls – Sr. – Forward – Decatur, Ga.Ezechukwu set a career-high scoring mark for the second-consecutive game, pouring in 35 points to go along with seven rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in a 79-63 victory at home over rival McNeese. Following her 25-point game last weekend, Ezechukwu had another dominating performance Wednesday night, going 14-of-22 from the field and 7-for-8 at the free-throw line. Her 35 points are the most by any Southland player in a single game this season and are just four shy of the Colonels’ program record.Honorable Mention: Damilola Balogun, McNeese; Caitlyn Williams, Southeastern Louisiana; Alexes Bryant, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
Brendan and Frank Boyle in a snowy Washington this afternoonHERE’S one very proud Donegal man today.Frank Boyle, (63), emigrated to America in 1970 aged just 19, leaving his beloved Glencolmcille behind.This evening he is on Capitol Hill, Washington DC, as his son Brendan was sworn in as a Congressman in the House of Representatives. Brendan is the only member of Congress with an Irish-born parent, after being elected to the House of Representatives in November’s US mid-term elections.Irish-speaking dad Frank is a janitor on Philadelphia’s rail transit system.Recently Brendan told Donegal Daily of his love of Donegal, and Glencolmcille – or as he calls it The Glen!Brendan told Donegal Daily: “I’ve been to Donegal many times. I think it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. Of course, I guess I am a bit biased. “My brother Kevin, who is also an elected official in the state House, decided to have his wedding in Donegal in 2011. It was a wonderful time.”Brendan was elected to represent a mostly middle-class area with pockets of poverty spanning parts of Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County.The 37-year-old advocates raising the minimum wage to help the working poor and increasing taxation of passive income such as stocks and bonds, noting that wage earners pay higher effective rates than investorsBrendan and Frank on a recent holiday home to The GlenFROM GLENCOLMCILLE TO WASHINGTON, BRENDAN BOYLE TAKES DAD TO FIRST DAY IN CONGRESS! was last modified: January 6th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brendan BoyleCongressDonegal DailyFrank BoyleGlencolmcillesworn inwashington dc