An old-school win for Ohio State duo

first_imgJust like their high school days, when Greg Oden wasn’t on the floor, Mike Conley Jr. took over. Conley Jr. scored a career-high 23 points, and when Oden was around, he created havoc at the defensive end to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Michigan 76-63 on Tuesday night. “Mike can take over a game when he wants to,” said Oden, his teammate at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. “I just sat back and watched and did my part. He can do a lot. He’s a great player.” Conley was a constant for the Buckeyes (21-3, 9-1 Big Ten) as Oden battled foul trouble and sat out 8 minutes of the second half. The freshman point guard hit 9 of 12 shots from the field, including two 3-pointers, and made all three of his foul shots. He also had sixassists, one steal and just one turnover in 38 minutes. Oden added 15 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots. Jamar Butler added 11 points for Ohio State. San Diego State 62, No.15 Air Force 41: Mohamed Abukar scored 16 points, and the host Aztecs (16-7, 5-4, Mountain West Conference) beat the Falcons (20-4, 7-3), for their first win against a ranked team in more than fiveyears. WOMEN No. 5 Connecticut 60, No. 22 Rutgers 50: Charde Houston scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the host Huskies (21-2, 11-0 Big East) over the Scarlet Knights (14-7, 7-3). center_img No. 25 James Madison 80, Longwood 42: Meredith Alexis scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the visiting Dukes (20-2) in a nonconference game. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Canadian Directors Jen and Sylvia Soska break into the boys club of

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Filmmakers Jen Soska, centre, and Sylvia Soska appear on the set of Rabid, their remake of David Cronenberg’s classic horror, in Toronto. (Martin Trainor/CBC) If there’s a book on how to be a female storyteller who’s inoffensive to the Hollywood establishment, twin sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska would probably send a chainsaw through it in one of their films.The Vancouver-born horror writer-directors have dedicated much of their careers to doing things female filmmakers aren’t expected to — tackling the male-dominated horror and and superhero genres. Their remake of the David Cronenberg classic Rabid comes out next year and they’re also putting their spin on one of Marvel Comics’ key female characters by writing new issues of Black Widow.Upending horror’s penchant for portraying women as victims is a large part of their motivation, the Soskas say, following an appearance on a “women in horror” panel at this month’s conference for the Directors’ Guild of Canada. Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img “We gotta make sure everybody gets murdered!” said Sylvia.‘Insane’ pressureThat kind of thinking earned them a cult following, and the twins landed on many “female horror directors to watch” lists after American Mary, their 2012 movie about a medical school student who moonlights as a surgeon performing extreme body modification. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitterlast_img read more