Monday, March 09, 2015

With Or Without You



See the stone set in your eyes
See the thorn twist in your side
I'll wait for you

Sleight of hand and twist of fate
On a bed of nails she makes me wait
And I wait without you

With or without you
With or without you




Through the storm we reach the shore
You gave it all but I want more
And I'm waiting for you

With or without you
With or without you
I can't live
With or without you

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away



My hands are tied, my body bruised
She's got me with
Nothing to win and
Nothing left to lose

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away

With or without you
With or without you
I can't live
With or without you

With or without you
With or without you
I can't live
With or without you
With or without you...

A Sky Full Of Stars



'Cause you're a sky, cause you're a sky full of stars
I'm gonna give you my heart
'Cause you're a sky, cause you're a sky full of stars
'Cause you light up the path

I don't care, go on and tear me apart
I don't care if you do
'Cause in a sky, cause in a sky full of stars
I think I saw you

'Cause you're a sky, cause you're a sky full of stars
I want to die in your arms, arms
'Cause you get lighter the more it gets dark
I'm going to give you my heart

And I don't care, go on and tear me apart
And I don't care if you do
'Cause in a sky, cause in a sky full of stars
I think I see you
I think I see you

Because you're a sky, you're a sky full of stars
Such a heavenly view
You're such a heavenly view...


Manhattan: 2014-15 Metro Atlantic Men's Basketball Champions


ALBANY, N.Y. -- Ashton Pankey had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Emmy Andujar added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and third-seeded Manhattan beat top-seeded Iona 79-69 on Monday night to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title for the second straight year.
It was the third straight time the New York City rivals had met for the MAAC tournament title and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, and the defending champion Jaspers (19-13) rallied late to win it again. Manhattan improved to 4-2 against the Gaels in the MAAC tournament.
Iona (26-8) was 17-3 in the conference in the regular season, posting two close wins over Manhattan -- 70-67 on the road in mid-January and 79-75 at home a month later.
The Jaspers closed the season with 17 wins against five losses and had won six of seven, its last loss coming at Iona 10 days ago.
Donovan Kates had 13 points and Shane Richards 11 for the Jaspers. Pankey earned the tournament's MVP honors.
Iona junior guard A.J. English was 7 for 10 on 3-pointers in a 95-77 semifinal win over Monmouth on Sunday and 6 of 10 against Siena in a 74-71 victory on Saturday and had a key hand in seven close victories. He was a non-factor in the second half of this one, failing to score and attempting only three shots after a riveting close to the first half.
David Laury had 24 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and added five assists for Iona. Kelvin Amayoscored 11 points ,while English was 3 for 11 for 10 points and Schadrac Casimir also scored 10.
Amayo converted a layup off a pretty feed from Laury to tie it at 60-all with 7:01 left but missed the free throw after he was fouled.
After Richards sank two free throws, Amayo then missed a soaring one-handed dunk try as he attempted to beat the Manhattan press. Seconds later, Andujar converted a fast-break layup at the other end to give Manhattan a 64-60 lead with 6:22 to go.
Laury's three-point play had the Gaels back within a point, but Kates drained a long 3, his fourth of the game, and Pankey followed with two free throws and a leaner in the lane to boost the Manhattan lead back to 71-63 with 4:03 left and the Gaels had no more rallies left.
Manhattan squandered an 11-point lead in the opening half and led by just a basket at the break. Richards and Kates each hit 3s to key a brief spurt to start the second and Pankey's 18-foot jumper gave the Jaspers a 47-40 lead with 12:27 left.
But the Jaspers went cold, missing three straight times down the floor and the Gaels rallied. Laury's dunk and lay-in and Casimir's 3 from the right corner moved Iona within a basket, a bank shot by Laury tied it at 49-all and a free throw by Amayo gave Iona a 50-49 lead with 12:15 left, its first lead in nearly 20 minutes.
Iona trailed for most of the first half, hitting just 2 of 13 shots during a dry spell before Kelvin Amayo hit a pretty driving scoop and sank the free throw to complete a three-point play and give the Gaels a 20-19 lead midway through the period.
RaShawn Stores scored nine points during a 13-2 run that gave Manhattan 32-22 lead with 5:56 left.
A double technical was called with 5:16 left in the opening period when English and Stores along the baseline as Iona was attacking, and then the Gaels surged.
English, Iona's leading scorer at 20.2 points per game, was held to just 1-of-5 shooting and two points for the first 18 minutes. He then made two free throws and two long 3-pointers to pull the Gaels to 39-37 at halftime.
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TIP-INS
Manhattan: Head coach Steve Masiello, assistant strength and conditioning coach Heshimu Evans and announcer Chris Williams have been part of all five appearances by the Jaspers in the NCAA Tournament since the program joined the MAAC for the 1981-82 season. ... Pankey averaged 18 points in the two previous games against Iona, shooting 70.6 percent (12 of 17) and 12 of 13 from the line.
Iona: The Gaels entered the game shooting 40 percent as a team from beyond the and were coming off a 19-for-35 effort in their semifinal win against Monmouth on Sunday. They finished 5 of 22 (22.7 percent) against the Jaspers. English combined to shoot 13 of 20 on 3s in tournament victories over Siena and Monmouth but was 2 for 8 in this one. ... Despite allowing five 3-pointers and shooting just 35.7 percent (10 of 28) in the first half, the Gaels made 14 of 15 free throws to keep pace. ... Head coach Steve Masiello celebrated his 56th birthday on Monday.
NEXT UP
Manhattan: NCAA Tournament.
Iona: Awaiting postseason matchup.

Wofford: 2014-15 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Champions


ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Lee Skinner scored 17 points, Eric Garcia added 15, and top-seeded Wofford held off 10th-seeded Furman 67-64 to capture the Southern Conference championship on Monday night and earn its fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament in six seasons.
The Terriers (28-6) ended the Paladins' unlikely run to the championship and won despite Furman shooting 52 percent from the field.
Karl Cochran added 11 points, and Spencer Collins had 10 for the Terriers.
Furman (11-22), the tournament's lowest seed, but pulled off three straight upsets over The Citadel, Chattanooga and Mercer to reach the title game. However, the Paladins didn't quite have enough to complete what would have been a remarkable run to the NCAA Tournament.
Geoff Beane had 15 points on five 3-pointers, and Stephen Croone had 14 to lead the Paladins, who don't have a senior in their rotation.