Syracuse beats Boston College, 71-55, to clinch No. 3 seed in ACC tournament

first_imgSyracuse forced 33 turnovers and scored 33 points off them to cruise to a 71-55, regular season-ending win over Boston College (14-14, 2-13 Atlantic Coast) on Thursday night. The No. 18 Orange (23-6, 13-3) clinched a No. 3 seed in the conference tournament, earning a double bye, and tied a program record for regular season wins.SU finished the regular season on a program-best nine-game conference winning streak. It matched its program record for conference wins (13) in a regular season. The Orange won’t play again until March 4 at 8 p.m. in Greensboro, North Carolina in the third round of the conference tournament.“Thirteen wins in conference play. That’s a really, really good season in any conference,” assistant coach Vonn Read said. “It’s definitely been the best since I’ve been here. It’s been the best in our program history.”When Syracuse beat Boston College in January — the win that started the team’s current streak — it won by just one point in the final seconds against an inferior opponent. When the first quarter ended on Thursday, SU, again, found itself ahead only by one thanks to a buzzer-beating 3 by BC’s Nicole Boudreau.The Eagles had turned the ball over on nearly half of their possessions up to that point, but shot 69 percent from the floor and 75 percent from 3-point range to stay in the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We kind of let them get away from us a little bit,” Read said. “… They were making some shots, but once we settled down we did a better job.”Syracuse’s press was stingy, but its offense struggled to pull away. After Boston College tied the game with six and a half minutes remaining in the half, the Orange responded with a 10-0 run to take a 39-29 lead into the break.For nearly 12 minutes, going back to the start of the SU run, the Eagles didn’t score a point and turned the ball over 13 times.“We struggled at times,” Read said. “We had some runs. We really scored a lot of our points off turnovers.”Boston College pulled within four points in the final minute of the third quarter, but couldn’t hold on. The Orange countered with a 22-4 run that lasted until there was just a minute left in the fourth and the game was very much out of reach. Comments Published on February 25, 2016 at 10:36 pm Contact Jon: | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Three successful women inspire us at HACCIs Women in Leadership event

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram It has been two years since the launch of the inaugural ‘Women in leadership’ event in 2017, and since then HACCI Victoria has not stopped exploring the conscious and unconscious bias that female leaders experience in their workplace, their challenges, their triumphs and their vision. The latest ‘Women in Leadership’ event on 14 May casts the spotlight on three outstanding female leaders of the Greek Australian community: Barbara Konstas, Vicky Papachristos and Alice Sidhu.All three will explore their individual road to success in highly stressful and competitive environments.Barbara Konstas is the CEO of the Melbourne Seafood Centre, Director of Victorian WISA (Women in Seafood Australasia), Deputy Chair of Seafood Industry Victoria and Director of the SETFIA (South East Trawl Fishing Association). Securing and protecting resources in Australia and particular Victoria, understanding and promoting sustainable practices in the seafood industry so that the sector continues to develop and survive for future generations, are some of Barbara’s every day challenges. She is passionate that through this role she can provide mentoring and leadership to women who work within the seafood community.Vicky Papachristos is the director at GMHBA Health Insurance. As an experienced non-executive company director, she currently sits on three boards. These are the GMHBA Private Health Insurance, myOwn Health – a JV with AIA Group and Big River Industries – an ASX listed micro-cap company. As an executive and a consultant, she has spent over 30 years in blue chip companies. These include Shell, Westpac, Myer and the Olympics. Her capabilities and focus have always been on business strategy and customer engagement and runs her own consultancy.Alice Sidhu is a business transformation expert, digital authority, and Advisory Board member, working with organisations to improve their operations, drive their innovation agenda, and find new ways to grow. Her diverse industry experience includes retail, telecommunications, IT, mining and public sector. Having held senior global roles in many multi-national organisations as well as leading complex initiatives across the Asia Pacific, has given Alice a unique insight into how organisational ecosystems operate and how they need to evolve for what’s coming. Alice is CEO of BY THE WAY GROUP, the digital publishing company behind the Leadership of Fools podcast series and one of the Founders of RGT, advising organisations on digital transformation.READ MORE: HACCI acknowledges successful Hellenes for their contributionThe event takes place from 6-8pm on 14 May at International Chamber House (5/121 Exhibition Street Melbourne) and is free to members and $25 to non members. More info on 03 9602 2977 or at read more