December 15, 2011

UMKC's Women's Golf Helps Habitat for Humanity

The UMKC women's golf team recently took part in a Habitat for Humanity project where they helped reside a 25-year-old Kansas City house.

During their time at the house, the team helped remove loose siding from the house and replace it with new siding.  On site, the girls would place the new siding on the house, making sure that there were no air pockets or space between the individual sides, while also hanging new J-channel around the siding, near the gutters and cutting new pieces of vinyl that fit the area needing replaced.

At the project, the girls had to utilize their teammates in order to hang pieces of the siding and J-channel once they were above the normal reaching height and create an assembly line using three large ladders as they moved across the house to keep the hanging pace.

December 13, 2011

Summit League Buzzer-Beaters Net National Exposure

Two Summit League basketball teams gained national exposure on ESPN the past week for buzzer-beater winning shots on consecutive days.

Oral Roberts’ Damen Bell-Holter connected on a three-quarter-court shot at the buzzer to give the Golden Eagles a 58-55 win over UALR Monday night. The shot was featured on SportsCenter as the “King of the Night” and on ESPN’s Mike & Mike in the Morning Show. Click here to view the shot.

The day prior, Oakland’s Sharise Calhoun drained a half-court shot at the buzzer to propel the Golden Grizzlies to a 48-45 win over UIC Sunday. The shot was featured on ESPN’s SportsNation and ESPN News on Monday. Click here to view the highlights and game-winning shot.