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Drumgoole paces Irondequoit victory over Wayne Follow on Facebook Print This Post Add to Google+ Share on Facebook By Paul Gotham on February 10, 2018No Comment Drumgoole paces Irondequoit victory over Wayne added by Paul Gotham on February 10, 2018View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&Healthyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters Subscribe by Email Irondequoit’s Gerald Drumgoole (4) goes to the basket for two of his game-high 28 points. Wayne’s Braeden Zenelovic (5) defends on the play. Irondequoit defeated Wayne in a rematch of the 2017 Class A Far West Regional qualifier. (Photo: PAUL GOTHAM/PICKIN’ SPLINTERS)By PAUL GOTHAMWAYNE, N.Y. — As far as post-season warmups go, this one fit the billing.Reigning Section V Class A1 and NYS Class A champion Irondequoit Eagles visiting the reigning Section V Class A2 champion Wayne Eagles.Twenty-four hours after both squads celebrated their senior nights, they were back at it on the hardwood.Irondequoit was three games removed from its season-long nine-game winning streak being snapped at Greece Athena. Two games separated Wayne and their 13-game winning streak being snapped against Mynderse.The play on the court didn’t disappoint.“To be able to win a big game on the road it’s huge,” Irondequoit coach Chris Cardon after his Irondequoit squad defeated Wayne, 60-50. “If you’re going to be good, you got to beat good teams. You’re not going to be home. You’re going to be on the road in sectionals. I think it’s a good sign for us.”Irondequoit got bookend efforts from juniors Gerald Drumgoole and Patrick Thomas. Drumgoole poured in 22 of his game-high 28 points in the first half. Thomas scored eight of his 15 in the second half.“Overall, when you look at the game, it comes down to those two players,” Wayne coach Bill Thomson said. “Drumgoole in the first half. Thomas in the second half. I thought those were the two differences.”Drumgoole shot 9-of-13 from the floor for the night including 6 of 8 from behind the 3-point arc.“It was a good team win,” Drumgoole said “We knew they were going to be ready to play us.”The challenge for Irondequoit was to solve Wayne’s zone defense.“Setting the ball screens on the top of the 2-3 zone helped us,” Drumgoole explained. “We could drive middle and it opened up a lot more space for the shooters. We were able to hit big shots.”“They play it so well. It’s a match-up zone kinda like Syracuse (University),” Cardon added. “We put in a couple new things. “We tried to screen the zone a little bit and then you got Patrick along the baseline. He’s really pretty tough on the baseline.”For Wayne, Saturday’s tilt was an opportunity to measure is improvement since the two teams last met. Last March, Irondequoit breezed past Wayne, 56-36 and advanced to the Far West Regional. Saturday night, Wayne, returning all five starters from last year’s sectional champ, led late in the first quarter before Drumgoole found teammate Robert Diaz-Judson with one of his seven assists on the night, and Irondequoit had a 13-12 edge going into the second quarter.The teams traded leads early in the second quarter. Drumgoole gave Irondequoit some separation with a catch-and-shoot 3 for a 24-17 lead.Logan Blankenberg sparked Wayne’s response with a three ball from the top of the key. Braeden Zenelovic used an upfake and a pair of dribbles to set up a jumper from just outside the lane. Billy Thomson knotted the game at 26 with a pull-up jumper from the free throw line.Irondequoit led by one at half and by six after the third quarter but did not extend the lead to double digits until midway through the fourth when Josh Stenglein nailed a trey from the top of the arc.“We played them really tough in the first half last year,” Thomson said. “The second half we kinda crumbled a little bit to their defensive pressure. The difference this year I thought in the second half we were still having success.”Drumgoole, the only returning starter from last year’s Irondequoit team, collected seven rebounds and two steals on the night. Thomas corralled 12 rebounds for the double-double.Stenglein added six points. Tanner Pioch and Diaz-Judson scored four apiece. Frederick June, Jr. had three.Blankenberg hit three 3-pointers and paced Wayne with 20. Zenelovic had 13. 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Enrique Razon, Jr. and the Plaza Hotel (Tdorante10/Wikimedia, iStock, ICTSI)Filipino gaming billionaire Enrique Razon Jr. is said to have spent nearly $60 million in recent years on luxury real estate in New York City, including $24 million for fellow casino mogul Steve Wynn’s lavish penthouse at the Plaza Hotel.But Razon allegedly bought those properties with money set aside for a casino project in Manila, according to his U.S.-based partner that claims it was cut out of the deal.“Razon has invested significant funds from his Philippine entities . . . into various real estate and other investments in the United States,” the mogul’s dismayed partner, Las Vegas-based Global Gaming Asset Management, asserted in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court Monday.The casino management company claimed that Razon, in effect, disregarded the Manila project’s corporate structure and treated its assets as his own. It is asking the court to place his properties into receivership until it can collect nearly $300 million the company claims it’s owed.ADVERTISEMENTRazon, who could not be reached for comment, is the third-richest person in the Philippines with a net worth of $4.8 billion, according to Forbes. His father built a port-management company in the Philippines after World War II that includes 30 port terminals in 19 countries, including the United States.The government of the Philippines in 2007 relaxed restrictions on gaming and casinos, and Razon reinvented himself as a gaming mogul in the vein of Wynn and Sheldon Adelson, according to the lawsuit. In 2011 he struck a deal with Global Gaming Asset Management, which is part owned by Howard Lutnick’s Cantor Fitzgerald, to help develop the $1.2 billion Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila, which Razon sought to make into the Las Vegas of the Philippines.But after the casino opened, Razon filed a list of grievances with Global Gaming’s work on the project and terminated their agreement. Global Gaming claims Razon used his family’s political influence with Filipino authorities to tie up $196 million worth of Solaire shares the company owns in a Deutsche Bank account that it can’t access, despite a U.S. arbitrator ruling in its favor.The company asked the U.S. court to compel Razon to abide by the arbitrator’s ruling and hand over $296.5 million plus interest. The gaming firm also alleged Razon used shell companies to hide his interests in U.S. properties, even though he and his family regularly spend holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas at the Plaza penthouse.“Razon uses these shell entities for the purpose of concealing his ownership of such assets from his creditors,” Global Gaming wrote in its lawsuit. It asked for a receiver to preserve the assets in case it wins a judgment and needs to collect.In addition to the Plaza condo, Razon allegedly owns a pair of condos at 211 East 13th Street in the East Village, two penthouses at 21-30 44th Drive in Long Island City, a condo at 100 Barclay Street in Tribeca and two apartment buildings — 44 Carmine Street in the West Village and 11 Essex Street on the Lower East Side. The shell companies Razon allegedly used paid $57.28 million to acquire the homes, property records show.Contact Rich Bockmann Message* Email Address* Full Name*
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Authorities say the St. Lucie County firefighter who took a man’s severed foot from an Interstate 95 crash scene last year has been charged with misdemeanor theft. FHP Lt. Tim Frith says the severity of a theft charge is usually determined by the value of what is stolen. Since there’s no law specifically dealing with the theft of a body part, he says it was difficult to determine the monetary value of the foot. Florida Highway Patrol says Cindy Economou was arrested on Monday. She told authorities shortly after the Sept. 19 crash that she took the remains to help train her cadaver dog. She eventually resigned from the St. Lucie County Fire District. Economou was released from jail on her own recognizance Monday afternoon.