2020 5-star guard Priscilla Williams verbally commits to Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu Five-star guard Priscilla Williams has verbally committed to Syracuse, Williams announced via an Instagram post on Monday afternoon. Williams is ranked third among guards and 11th overall in the 2020 class, according to the espnW 100 list. The 6-foot-2 guard also considered Southern Methodist, Louisville, Mississippi State and Florida State. Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman retweeted a screenshot of a scouting report saying “Williams can lead from the guard position, score off the dribble [and] spread the floor with the deep ball.” ESPN’s most recent player evaluations from July describe Williams as an “athletic guard [with a] feathery touch” and that her “mid-range game moves beyond the arc.”Williams is the second player to choose Syracuse in the class of 2020, joining guard Faith Blackstone, a four-star recruit, according to espnW 100.The Branson, Missouri native could join a Syracuse backcourt that includes Kiara Lewis and Emily Engstler, both of whom have eligibility through the 2020-21 season. The Orange’s All-Atlantic Coast Conference point guard Tiana Mangakahia, who will miss this season as she continues to undergo treatment for breast cancer, announced on Aug. 20 she plans to play for SU in the 2020-21 season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs a junior at Branson High School, Williams averaged 27.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, sunk 52 three-pointers and recorded a school-record 51 points in a game. She was named to USA Today’s All-USA Missouri Girls Basketball Team and the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association’s Class 5 All-State team in 2019. Commentslast_img read more


Damaris Tuffuoh to represent UniBank in Brazil

first_imgThe official bankers of the Black Stars UniBank will be represented by Madam Damaris Tuffuoh of the Spintex branch of the bank in Brazil after she came as tops in the UniBank special quiz for staff for Brazil held  at the main auditorium of GIMPA on Saturday The contest which  saw each representative of the bank’s over 20 branches represented all the country saw over thirty staff members battle over a just a slot for the Brazil trip.The quiz which lasted over four hours saw branches like the Harper Road,Spintex, Kosoa, Techiman, legal department, Treasury, North Industrial Area  all making it to the final with a representative each.Questions were well answered by all representatives to the surprise of the top hierarchy of the Bank but some mistakes from some the finalist were disappointing but saw madam Tuffour of the Spintex branch being precise and accurate on the day and ended up with the ultimate.Madam Tuffuor was cheered and congratulated by all members of the other losing branches and was grateful for the support from her branch members.“I am very happy to be the chosen one especially the only female for Brazil I will surely make UniBank proud there in Brazil because am going sell the bank’s image grand style since it is the only bank that cares for you”. She said. The Bank will therefore pay for all her expenses during her stay in Brazil from June 12 to July 13last_img read more


Summer Play Can Lead To Increased Dental Trauma

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0 Submitted Dr. Benjamin D. Ruder, DDS for Small To Tall Pediatric DentistryAs the sunny days make their return to the Pacific Northwest, kids of all ages figuratively and literally dive headfirst into their favorite outdoor activities: baseball, bike riding, swimming, swinging, and everything else under the sun.  Unfortunately, with this increase in outdoor exuberance comes a rise in dental trauma and injury to the oral soft tissues.  No one ever intends to fall and break a tooth or split a lip; but when it happens, timely and appropriate attention is key to minimizing adverse effects and maximizing a successful outcome.Dental trauma is one of the most common results of head and neck injuries. Approximately 30% of all preschool children suffer from a dental injury to the primary dentition (baby teeth), while approximately 20% of adolescents and young adults sustain dental injury to the permanent teeth. The early stages of developing motor coordination (climbing, walking) are the primary reason for falls and consequent dental injury in preschool-aged children, while damage to the permanent teeth in adolescents and young adults is primarily related to falls, traffic accidents, violence, and sports.Given this frequent nature of dental trauma in the early years of life, pediatric dentists receive extensive specialized training in the treatment and management of oral injuries.  Determining proper treatment means not just looking at the type of trauma, but also the age of the child, status of tooth development, and extent of tooth, pulp or gum involvement.  Along those lines, treatment for children with injury to primary teeth differs significantly from that of those with trauma to permanent teeth.Oral injuries can vary considerably in severity and level of involvement, and the severity is not always immediately evident.  Parents and patients should realize that the oral environment is a very vascular region.  Minor lip, tongue, cheek, or gingival lacerations can produce considerable bleeding; once controlled and managed, a more accurate assessment of the trauma can be made. Fortunately the oral soft tissues heal very quickly and successfully, and while the initial injury may appear alarming at first, the end-result is oftentimes unnoticeable.  However, should an oral injury cause a deep laceration or uncontrollable bleeding, a consultation should be sought for appropriate management and attention.In any one incident, teeth can be bumped, fractured, displaced, knocked out (avulsed), or a combination of the aforementioned.  Each type of injury is managed differently, and timely follow-up with a dental professional is usually recommended in order to determine severity and specific treatment.  The injuries that require the most immediate attention are those in which:A tooth fracture exposes the nerve.The tooth is noticeably displaced.A tooth is avulsed (knocked out).Should you suspect the injury falls into any of these three scenarios, do not hesitate to contact your dental provider immediately.   Most studies suggest that treatment provided within 60 minutes from the time of injury results in the most successful outcome.  Delay in urgent treatment could potentially lead to the need for root canal therapy, or in worst case scenario could result in the unsuccessful rehabilitation of the tooth and eventual removal.The Academy of Dental Traumatology recently developed a useful online guide to aid both patients and providers to manage each specific type of dental trauma.  While this guide is particularly informative, it should not be considered an alternative to a comprehensive exam provided by a dental professional.  And certainly, if a head injury resulting in unconsciousness is ever witnessed or suspected, consultation with a medical physician is always recommended prior to addressing any dental issues.Accidents and dental trauma are never planned, but can oftentimes be prevented in the case of sporting activities with the use of athletic mouthguards.  Studies have shown that the risk for dental injury nearly doubles when a protective mouthguard is not worn during certain sporting activities.  Store-bought athletic mouthguards provide adequate protection, and are most useful for the growing child in which the dental status is actively changing.  But for more ideal protection of permanent teeth in young adults, improved comfort, and unique color design, custom-fit mouthguards can be easily fabricated by your dental provider.As much as we wish we could protect our children from accidents and injury, they are oftentimes a fact of life despite all best intentions.  When dental trauma does occur, the way in which the situation is managed can make all the difference.  Sometimes the treatment is simple, and sometimes a more complex approach is required.  No matter the case, quick diagnosis and treatment is always best.  For any questions regarding dental trauma or your child’s dental health, please feel free to contact Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry.References:Andersson, Lars. Epidemiology of traumatic dental injuries. Pediatric Dentistry. 2013; 35(2): 102-5.American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Guideline on Management of Acute Dental Trauma. AAPD Reference Manual. 2012-2013; 34(6): 230-238.http://www.dentaltraumaguide.orglast_img read more