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THE TUFTS DAILY

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SPORTS

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sailors’ consistency leads Tufts past competing teams at Hap Moore Regatta SAILING continued from page 16

second out of 18 total squads. Two boats represented each school that competed. Freshman Polly Murray coached the team, and the Jumbos sent their top two freshman skippers, William Haeger and David Liebenberg, to race. Haeger sailed with senior crewmember Paula Grasberger and Liebenberg with freshman crewmember Julie Pringle. “The two crews hadn’t really sailed FJs, but they adjusted well and were pretty consistent in that respect,” Murray said. “We had some streaks that were very good with straight bullets [first-place finishes] and others that weren’t. We had both competing boats doing well, so we overcame other teams’ inconsistencies. For example, the first Yale boat finished fifth and the other finished last.” The Jumbos’ freshman sailors are a talented group; their overall finishes have been promising, and Haeger has already proven himself in earlier regattas this season. “It’s really nice knowing we will have them around for the next four years to continue their improvement and positive results,” Rew said. Next weekend, the coed team will travel to Navy to compete in the Atlantic Coast Dinghies Regatta. The women’s team will be in South Florida at Eckerd College competing in the women’s Atlantic Coast Championships, for which it qualified two weekends ago.

COURTESY ADAM WEISMAN

Despite dropping four places in the national rankings, the Jumbos placed sixth in this weekend’s Hap Moore Regatta.

Rose, Rondo, Westbrook among top young point guards taking control of league NBA continued from page 16

ning in his rookie season, and no one in the league appears to be able to match the Rookie of the Year candidate’s speed and quickness.

Then there’s last year’s Rookie of the Year, Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans, who has continued his impressive play. Even players like the Memphis Grizzlies’ Mike Conley (15.6 points, 8 assists, 3.4 steals

per game) and the Charlotte Bobcats’ D.J. Augustin (6.4 assists per game but a phenomenal 4.5 assists/turnover ratio) are quietly enjoying breakout years in increasingly important roles.

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Paul and Williams certainly still reside near the top of any fan’s list of the elite point guards in the NBA, but that list is as dynamic as the players on it. It’s the trend those two brought back, however, of

explosive, play-making point guards who can attack the rim or find the open man and become the leaders of their team that has taken hold in this league, and the results have been exciting to watch.

2010-11-10  

The Tufts Daily for Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2010-11-10  

The Tufts Daily for Wednesday, November 10, 2010