Aside from the dominating presence of center Dwight Howard down low, the Magic hang their hats on their ability to knock down the three-pointer. With depth rivaling that of Los Angeles, Orlando is adept at coming from behind to erase leads in a matter of minutes.
It’s a perfect matchup, ordained by the stars: LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, arguably the planet’s most electrifying players, clash for the first time on the brightly lit stage of the NBA Finals.
The rollercoaster that is the Western Conference Finals rattled on Monday night as the Denver Nuggets defended their home court in a 120-101 win, evening the series against the Los Angeles Lakers at two games apiece.
Prior to the beginning of the 2009 season, the coaches around the Pacific Coast Softball Conference didn’t think too much of Portland State’s chances at competing for the league title.
Though they played brilliantly during the regular season to earn a trip to the NCAA Tournament, the Vikings found themselves outmatched once they arrived there.
Portland State dropped their initial game on Friday night by a score of 10-3 to host team Stanford, the number eight seed in the 64-team field.
For the Portland State softball squad, it’s the biggest weekend of the year as they head to Palo Alto, Calif. for the first round of the NCAA tournament. After cruising to a conference title behind a 15-5 record, the Vikings will put their skills to the test against the strongest teams in the nation.
After achieving all she has on the basketball court for Portland State, it would seem that Kelsey Kahle has earned a nice long rest.
For the Portland State softball team, the wait is over. The NCAA released its 64-team tournament schedule on Sunday, and Portland State players and coaches learned that the Vikings (29-24) will be playing eighth-seeded Stanford (44-9) at the Cardinal’s own Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium on Friday evening.
After posting a conference record of 15-5 and capturing the PCSC crown, the Vikings have some time to reflect while they await the announcement of their NCAA match-ups. They might be planning on how to keep up the momentum from their stellar regular season, in which they went 29-24 overall and were among the league leaders in every statistical category.
It was a weekend of celebration for the Portland State softball team. The squad ended its regular season in grand fashion, taking three games out of four at Loyola Marymount and recording a few impressive milestones in the process.
For Tobin Echo-Hawk, whose first season as head coach of the Portland State softball team is winding down, there is plenty to be proud of. There is the fact that her team is currently in the top spot in the conference with a record of 12-4 and has won six of its last eight PCSC matchups.