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Big Easy Roller Girls Tear Down Tornado Alley (PHOTOS)


Photos and Article by Brandon Robert

The Big Easy Rollergirls had their season opener last night at the UNO Performance Center.  The Crescent Wenches played a hard fought bout against the Hub City Derby Dames Southern Misfits but ultimately lost with a final score of 122 – 176.  The second bout was between Big Easy AllStars and the Oklahoma City Roller Derby Tornado Alley Rollergirls.  Led by Captain Coalminer’s Slaughter, Big Easy dominated most of the game and won with a final score of 232 – 152. 


Hornets Hold off Grizzlies in 4th, 90-83


by Norris Ortolano

In what will hopefully be a sign of things to come, the New Orleans Hornets frontcourt took over Friday night, lifting the Bees to their second consecutive victory over a playoff-likely team in the Memphis Grizzlies. While not as dramatic as the last second tip-in versus the Boston Celtics earlier in the week, the 90-83 final spotlighted serious strengths of the future Pelican players. The win gives them a record of 24-46, good for sixth-worst in the NBA.


Hornets Best Celtics on Davis Tip-In


A brilliant last second tip-in by Anthony Davis propelled the Hornets past the Boston Celtics Wednesday night. An 87-86 win against a playoff team is the last thing New Orleans needs in their current race-to-the-bottom, but a win is what they got — and damn, did it feel good. The Bees showed some encouraging cohesion on both ends of the floor tonight as they improved their record to 23-46.


Women's NCAA B-Ball Tourney Bracket Released


The brackets are out, and the Road to New Orleans has begun for 64 women's college basketball teams with Final Four dreams. The April 7-9 Superdome soiree will crown the champion, but first the teams will have to get through four rounds of one-game elimination play. Let's have a look at the bracket:

 


Hornets Dreadful in Loss to Golden State


by Mike Horst

The New Orleans Hornets were shut down by the Golden State Warriors last night, 93-72, at the Arena. The Warriors dynamic duo of Stephen Curry and David Lee were too much for the Bees. Curry had 30 points on 10-of-19 shooting, while Lee had 20 points and 11 rebounds. Ryan Anderson led the Hornets with 21 points but needed 19 shots to get there. Anderson’s performance was indicative of his team’s performance.


Hornets Drop the Ball in Minnesota


The New Orleans Hornets managed a clutch loss in the final moments of Sunday’s matchup with the Minnesota Timberwolves, thanks to a reliably unproductive Eric Gordon isolation play to close the game. The final tally read 97-95, dropping the Hornets to 22-45. All the better to draft with, of course — there are seven teams with 22 or 23 wins, and fans have to be hoping New Orleans winds up on the lower end.


Saints Snag Courtney Roby for 5th Year


The Saints secured another special teams wide receiver today, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with unrestricted free-agent Courtney Roby.  This is the fifth one-year agreement Roby has signed into with the Saints. For the past two seasons, Roby has been placed by his teammates as special teams captain and is one of the Saints top cover men.


Hornets Dispelled by Wizards' Wall in 96-87 Loss


by Norris Ortolano

Even versus one of three teams in the NBA with a record worse than their own, the New Orleans Hornets were unable to avoid the same mistakes that have beleaguered them all season, losing 96-87 to John Wall and the Washington Wizards Friday night. The Bees had no answer for Wall, who was 12-of-15 shooting with a surprising nine jump shots. The loss drops the Hornets to 22-44 on the season, or, from a more glass half full perspective, third place in the lottery.


Keenan Lewis Comes Home to Play for New Orleans Saints


Every fall, high school football players around South Louisiana put on their pads with dreams of one day donning the Black and Gold. New Orleans native Keenan Lewis will get to live out that WhoDat hope for at least the next five years. Plus, the Saints will get some badly needed help on defense. 


Brooklyn Nets Down Hornets, 108-98


by Mike Horst

The New Orleans Hornets lost to the Brooklyn Nets 108-98 at the Barclays Center Wednesday night. Brook Lopez once again outdueled his twin brother, Robin, leading all scorers with 26 points.


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