Greens 7 3s lead Washington by Eastern Washington 8359

SEATTLE — Dominic Green hit seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 25 points, David Crisp added 14 points and Washington cruised past Eastern Washington 83-59 on Tuesday night.After taking two of three games during the Vancouver Shootout last week, the Huskies (5-2) opened a relatively quiet week with a romp against an in-state opponent. Washington made it look easy thanks largely to its 3-point shooting with Green leading the way.The Huskies made 12 of 28 3-pointers. Green was 7 of 10 on 3s, finishing two off the school record of nine 3s set by Ryan Appleby in February 2008 against Oregon State. Green’s previous high was six 3-pointers last season against Bethune-Cookman.Jesse Hunt led Eastern Washington (1-4) with 15 points, but the Eagles simply did not have answers for Washington’s hot shooting.Washington came out of its three games in Vancouver, British Columbia last week in search for more consistent shooting and ultimately a third scorer to complement Jaylen Nowell and Noah Dickerson.Green could end up being one of those scoring options if he becomes less streaky with his 3-point shot. Green has shown flashes through his career of being a premier shooter, but it’s been spotty. At times he can’t miss. Other times he can’t hit anything.Tuesday was one of those nights where Green couldn’t really miss. He hit four 3-pointers in the first half and even his misses looked like they could have dropped.Green hit his seventh 3 in transition with 11 minutes left. He had a good look from the corner moments later, but the potential eighth 3-pointer rimmed out. He never took another shot from deep, a couple of times making a pass rather than taking a contested shot.Green checked out for good with just over six minutes remaining.Washington led by as many as 18 in the first half and 27 late in the second.BIG PICTUREEastern Washington: The Eagles dropped to 0-3 this season against Power Five schools having previously lost to Syracuse and Oregon. The Eagles have one more game against a Pac-12 opponent when they travel to Stanford on Dec. 15.Washington: The Huskies played the first half without Dickerson, their second-leading scorer, because he was not feeling well. He scored his first basket with 16:50 remaining on the low block and finished with seven points in 11 minutes. … Green’s previous career-high of 20 points came against Western Kentucky in November 2016. … Nowell flirted with a triple-double, finishing with eight points, nine rebounds and seven assists.UP NEXTEastern Washington: The Eagles will face Seattle on Saturday.Washington: The Huskies will host UC Santa Barbara on Sunday.Tim Booth, The Associated Press read more

Bord Gáis price hikes questioned as staff set to share €54m payout

first_imgTHE CONSUMER ASSOCIATION of Ireland (CAI) is questioning the credibility of Bord Gáis’ claims that it needs to increase prices after reports that workers are to split a payout of about €54 million.It emerged yesterday that Bord Gáis workers are to split a windfall after the winding up of the company’s share ownership scheme, a restructuring necessitated by the company absorption of Irish water and the sale of Bord Gáis energy.RTÉ News reports that the workers employed between 2005 and 2009 are to receive payouts averaging just under €54,000.The news comes after Bord Gáis announced price hikes in January and again earlier this month. The latest increase will see customers paying 1.47 per cent more from 14 April.Bord Gáis have explained that the increases are due to factors that are outside their control but Dermott Jewell of the CAI says this must be questioned in light of the worker payout.“If there are choices to made they must be explained. The organisation has come out a number of times to say that they are unable to manage. We’re therefore questioning their ability to make payments to staff.”The price increases are approved by way of a a collaborative process with the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER). Energy suppliers submit an application to increase prices to CER and must explain their justification for those increase. The CER then determine if such increases are appropriate and can tempering them if necessary.But Jewell says that Bord Gáis’ reasoning “doesn’t add up”:“It’s down to the word transparency. If you have so many customers, many of whom are in arrears, they’ll be asking how these payouts can be made in light of the increases.”“It’s not just one or two, its a constant level of price increases for people who are seeing increases in from other sources, we now have property we will soon have water added to everything else, ” he added.Read: Bord Gáis announces 2.2% electricity price increase >Read: “There is no bonus culture in Bord Gáis – and won’t be in Irish Water” – Rabbitte >last_img read more