first_imgMILWAUKEE (AP) — A police officer in a Milwaukee suburb who resigned after being involved in his third fatal shooting in five years has been hired as a sheriff’s deputy. Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson said Tuesday that he hired Joseph Mensah after an extensive review that found his use of force was proper in all three shootings. Mensah was cleared in October in the death of 17-year-old Alvin Cole. Mensah was a Wauwatosa police officer when he shot Cole on Feb. 2 outside Mayfair Mall after police responded to a reported disturbance. Severson says Mensah will go through a supervised field training program.last_img read more


first_imgThough it’s both of West Genesee’s basketball teams that are defending Section III Class AA titles when the playoffs hit full gear early next week, it’s the boys Wildcats in the best position to prevail again.And the Wildcats were further buoyed by earning the outright Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division regular-season title, helped by its own play and events elsewhere.WG took care of Cicero-North Syracuse last Tuesday, roaring to an 87-53 victory that was a stark contrast to the tense 64-61 win the Wildcats had over the Northstars less than a month earlier. Up 41-21 by halftime, WG had a complete team effort, reflected by the fact that all 13 players on the roster finished with at least one field goal, a rare achievement.Adam Dudzinski took the lead, earning 18 points, while Kam Jones had 14 points. Will Amica got 10 points as John Benson had eight points. Sam Gallager, Dan Bennetti and Max Dennington had seven points apiece.As that went on, Baldwinsville fell to Corcoran 66-64 on a last-second basket from De’Jour Reaves. This meant that if the Wildcats beat Fayetteville-Manlius on Saturday, it would clinch the league championship. With that on the line, plus F-M’s own playoff fate, WG jumped all over the Hornets and grabbed a 26-12 lead by the end of the first quarter and was up 46-27 by halftime.Though the Hornets made up some ground late, the Wildcats still prevailed 76-68 as its win streak grew to 12 and, at 17-3 overall, it would await Wednesday’s release of the sectional playoff bracket.By contrast, West Genesee’s girls team remains just a step below the top two sides of Baldwinsville and Cicero-North Syracuse, neither of whom it beat during the regular season.But the Wildcats got quite close to the Northstars last Tuesday night in a tough battle that C-NS pulled out, 60-52, largely because it had Jessica Cook on the floor and WG could not contain her.For three periods, it went back and forth, the Wildcats far more effective against the Northstars’ defense than it went it lost to them 46-32 in January.Down by just a point, 51-50, going to the fourth quarter, WG ultimately fell back because Cook kept making baskets, not letting up until she had amassed 36 points.That was nearly twice the total of the Wildcats’ Meredith James, whose 19 points included five 3-pointers. Catie Cunningham put in 17 points, with Molly Coyne adding nine points.On Saturday, WG traveled to Fayetteville-Manlius, whom it beat 56-54 in a Jan. 10 thriller. This one was not as close, and again the Wildcats prevailed, 56-46, to end its regular season at 14-6 overall.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: basketballWest Geneseelast_img read more


first_img“We’re kind of banged up,” Clarkson said after pouring in 33 points to go with seven rebounds and seven assists. “We didn’t have all our main guys and stuff. So I had to step up and I knew what I had to do tonight.”Odds were that the Lakers (16-29) would eventually win without Ball, having lost their first eight when he did not play. But few could have imagined it would come on a night like Friday, especially when the remaining Lakers shot just 2 for 14 from the foul line.They tied a franchise low for made free throws, and their 14.3 percent shooting was the worst in franchise history, shattering the 27.8 percent that was set in 2000.“It’s got to be the worst of all time from the free-throw line,” Coach Luke Walton said. “So it was all defense for us tonight.”The Pacers entered the night as the NBA’s fourth-best 3-point shooting team, knocking down 37.7 percent of their shots from deep this season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersRelated Articles PreviousPacers center Domantas Sabonis, right, is fouled by Lakers guard Tyler Ennis during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. The Lakers won a game without Lonzo Ball for the first time all season, having gone 0-8 without him before Friday. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, front, goes up for a basket past Indiana Pacers center Domantas Sabonis during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Corey Brewer, left, tries to catch a rebound over Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsIndiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, left, drives toward the basket as Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez, center, and forward Corey Brewer defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, center, shoots as Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Leaf, left, and center Al Jefferson defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Indiana Pacers center Al Jefferson, right, goes up for a basket past Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, front, drives toward the basket past Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. dunks during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Indiana Pacers center Al Jefferson, right, and Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez vie for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma commits an offensive foul against Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo dunks during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Indiana Pacers center Domantas Sabonis, right, is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers guard Tyler Ennis during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, left, reaches for a rebound next to Indiana Pacers center Domantas Sabonis during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma shoots over Indiana Pacers center Domantas Sabonis during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic, right, goes up for a basket past Los Angeles Lakers forward Corey Brewer during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Indiana Pacers center Domantas Sabonis dunks over Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, center, celebrates his 3-pointer with guard Gary Payton II, right, and other teammates during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Pacers center Domantas Sabonis, right, is fouled by Lakers guard Tyler Ennis during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. The Lakers won a game without Lonzo Ball for the first time all season, having gone 0-8 without him before Friday. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, front, goes up for a basket past Indiana Pacers center Domantas Sabonis during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)NextShow Caption1 of 18Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, front, goes up for a basket past Indiana Pacers center Domantas Sabonis during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Jordan Clarkson stepped to the foul line with 4:06 remaining in a close game, took his dribbles and fired. The ball did something it had only done once before on Friday, and only at the hand of Clarkson.It went in.Clarkson completed a four-point play, giving the Lakers a seven-point lead as they went on to beat the Indiana Pacers 99-86.Clarkson had made only four shots in his previous two games, shooting 20 percent from the floor. On Friday, with Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope all ailing from various injuries, Clarkson erupted for his best game of the season. The Lakers, somehow, held them to 8 percent.Indiana made just 2 of 25 attempts from beyond the arc.“Maybe they got to get some work in, too,” Clarkson said. “Shoot, we got to get some work in, too, that free-throw line. It’s like a virus or something, man.”Clarkson was the only Lakers player to make a free throw, going 2 for 3. Kyle Kuzma missed three foul shots, while Julius Randle, Tyler Ennis, Larry Nance Jr. and Brook Lopez all missed two.A fourth-year guard who has become the team’s sparkplug off the bench, Clarkson has endured an up-and-down season. He has been the source of several trade rumors, with many speculating that the Lakers will look to clear the two years, $25 million remaining on his contract before the Feb. 8 deadline.“I’m just hooping to be honest with you,” Clarkson said. “If I’m here, I’m going to help them win games, impact how I can. If I’m not, it is what it is.”Clarkson scored 16 points in the fourth quarter, including a 3-pointer with 1:53 remaining that took a high bounce before falling through the net and, on the next possession, a breakaway layup that put the Lakers ahead 97-82.The layup capped a 15-2 run as the Lakers shut down Indiana down the stretch.“You win games in this league by being able to get stops,” Walton said.For Clarkson, the outburst marked a season high and was his fifth career 30-point performance.Victor Oladipo, expected to make his first All-Star team next month, led the Pacers with 25 points but was just 1 for 5 from beyond the arc. Center Domantas Sabonis added 15 points and 14 rebounds for Indiana.Walton stressed before the game that it would take a collective effort to win with so many players in street clothes, and that’s exactly what he got.Nance contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds while shooting a perfect 5 for 5 from the field.Ennis, starting in place of Ball, tallied a Lonzo-esque seven points, five rebounds and five assists. And Randle, one game after pulling down only one rebound in a lopsided loss in Oklahoma City, finished with 14 points and four rebounds in a rare start at center.🎥 Luke Walton talks about winning despite missing three starters, and the performances by Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle pic.twitter.com/XOCCGaOkgJ— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 20, 2018 Brandon Ingram can lead Lakers by being ‘quiet alpha’ center_img 🎥 Jordan Clarkson got warmer as the game went on, finishing with 33 points, 7 boards, and 7 assists #LakersWin pic.twitter.com/9ZWjnv3NOB— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 20, 2018 Julius Randle embraces coach’s challenge to be Lakers’ ‘bully’ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more