Chargers swap ruffles for fun with Ridges.Byline: Adam Jude The Register-Guard
It's probably more than a coincidence that the Eugene Chargers The Eugene Chargers are an expansion team in the International Basketball League (2005-) based in Eugene, Oregon. The team is coached by Kenya Wilkins and plays home games at Northwest Christian College's Morse Events Center. are playing their best basketball of the season just as point guard Tryian Ridges is doing the same.
Ridges is healthy and happy again after playing much of the season with a lingering lin·ger
v. lin·gered, lin·ger·ing, lin·gers
1. To be slow in leaving, especially out of reluctance; tarry. See Synonyms at stay1.
2. back injury. That showed Saturday night when he came off the bench to post his second double-double in as many nights, helping the Chargers tally a season high in points in a 161-114 victory over Lewis County (Wash.) at the Morse Event Center.
"It feels good to play with a lot more athleticism again. It makes everything a lot easier," said Ridges, a native of Silver Spring, Md., who had 18 points and 10 assists.
In one particular fourth-quarter stretch, Ridges was at his best, spinning around one defender at midcourt, faking faking
improper alteration of the appearance of a horse for purpose of fraud. Refers usually to teeth. See also bishoping. a pass to juke another defender and scoring an easy layup. He then stole the inbounds in·bounds
1. Basketball Involving putting the ball into play by passing it from out of bounds to a teammate on the court.
2. Sports Within the designated boundaries. pass and dribbled between a defender's legs, a play that resulted in a turnover but received a hearty ovation nonetheless from the 200 or so fans in attendance.
Ridges, the team's opening-day starting point Noun 1. starting point - earliest limiting point
terminus a quo
commencement, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, starting time, beginning, start, kickoff, first - the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the guard, has provided leadership as the organization juggled its coaching duties before settling down with Chris Denker.
After a trying stretch midway through the season - when they trudged through four games in four nights in California - the Chargers (10-8) have now won three in a row. They'll look to continue that streak tonight in Portland before returning home for the season finale Tuesday.
"We had people leave the team and some situations with management, but we had a decision to make after the California trip," Ridges said. "We could either hang our heads or stay positive and make a big run, and you see how everyone's playing. We're buying in Buying in has several meanings. In the securities market it refers to a process by which the buyer of securities, whose seller fails to deliver the securities contracted for, can 'buy in' the securities from a third party with the defaulting seller to make good. together and playing as a team."
Charles "The Beast" Easterling was again the never-ending highlight for the Chargers, finishing with 32 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists. Solomon Yearby had 32 points and 10 assists, Rodrick Stevenson had 21 points and ex-Duck Andre Joseph had 20.
Antwon Mills had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Jamar Bohannon added 18. Former Duck A.D. Smith had two points off the bench.
"Our chemistry is good, and everyone is sharing the ball," Denker said. "They're starting to understand we don't have to play helter-skelter basketball all the time."
Fidel Seck even got on the board with the game's final basket. The 7-foot-2 reserve center from Senegal filled the roster spot of Lamar Harris, the team's starting center who left earlier this week.
Notes: Luke Jackson, the former Oregon star and current member of the NBA's Toronto Raptors
The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. , is scheduled to hold an autograph autograph
Any manuscript handwritten by its author; in common usage, a handwritten signature. Aside from its value as a collector's item, an early or corrected draft of a work may show its stages of composition or “correct” final version. session during halftime of the Chargers' finale Tuesday night. ... Former Ducks Adam Zahn and Jay Anderson will rejoin re·join 1
v. re·joined, re·join·ing, re·joins
To say in reply, especially in sharp response to a reply.
To reply. the Chargers today in Portland after they played in an exhibition game with 11-foot rims in Seattle on Saturday. Anderson's "Gold" team defeated Zahn's "Black" team 90-60.