Bulldogs dig deep for win

first_imgBinns scored most of his points in transition on layups and dunks. “I saw one of our boys go down, so I got more involved,” Binns said. “They were tough and going back-and-forth with us. But we finally buckled down and played defense, and got the win like we know how.” The Eagles took an early 15-10 lead, but that’s when Harmon dialed in. The senior nailed four consecutive 3-pointers and scored 18 consecutive points, turning a five-point deficit into a 28-22 lead with 6:58 left in the half. Then the Bulldogs (31-2) went on a 13-0 run to take their biggest lead of the game, 41-27. “CIF has to change the rule because one of those was a four-pointer, it was so deep,” said Tucker, marveling at Harmon’s range. “Trevon is showing he’s a big-time college basketball player, and somebody better take notice. “He was in a situation where he had to help get us going, and he put us on his back and got it done.” Thanks to Johnson, the Eagles wouldn’t go quietly, pulling within 75-70 with 1:20 left. But Binns answered with a couple of dunks and Ajere jammed home three dunks in the final minute to end the game on a 10-0 run. Ajere finished with 16 points. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Visiting Fresno Clovis West trailed PHS by only five points with with 1:56 remaining, but the Bulldogs turned it into a dunkfest down the stretch for an 89-72 victory in Tuesday’s first-round game. The Bulldogs’ 20th consecutive victory sends them to Thursday’s regional quarterfinals, where they will host Sun Valley Polytechnic (24-6), an 86-69 winner over Corona Centennial. The Golden Eagles stayed close behind the hot hand of Brandon Johnson, who scored a game-high 35 points. But Pasadena senior Trevon Harmon answered with 33 points, and sparked a key stretch with 18 consecutive points in the first half. And with Nigel Ajere in foul trouble and on the bench most of the game, Armon Binns stepped up and had a career game, finishing with 28 points and six rebounds. “We’re a hard team to figure out,” Tucker said. “When one half of the dynamic duo (Ajere) goes out, you have someone like Armon who can step up and give you 28 points. “That speaks volumes to our depth. We’re not a one- or two-man team. We’ve got a lot of weapons that can step up at anytime.” center_img PASADENA – Not only did the Pasadena High School boys basketball team answer a dangerous and determined opponent, it showed Bulldogs coach Tim Tucker they’re serious about the CIF-State Southern California Division I regional playoffs. “We still have a lot to prove,” said Tucker, just a few days removed from winning Saturday’s CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA championship. “We haven’t had to dig deep for a while, but we dug down and showed our character against a great team tonight.” last_img read more

Nokia 9: Expected features, price, rumours, everything else we know so far

first_imgHMD Global this year brought back the Nokia brand with a slew of smartphones that ranged from the low-end to the premium segment. The Nokia 8 was the company’s flagship smartphone for 2017 and it is widely expected that it will be succeeded by the Nokia 9 in 2018.The Nokia 8 received a lot of positive reviews for its classy design language, Quad HD display, stock Android experience and impressive cameras. HMD Global on January 19 is expected to unveil updated versions of the Nokia 5 and Nokia 8 as well as a brand new high-end smartphone, the Nokia 9. The upcoming flagship will look to take everything good about the Nokia 8 and add something more. We’ve heard a bunch of rumours and speculations about the handset and here’s everything you need to know.Nokia 9 rumours and expected featuresTalks about the Nokia 9 picked up earlier this month as some alleged specs of the phone leaked online. From what we know so far, the flagship could sport a 5.5-inch QHD display with bezels similar to the Nokia 8. The phone could also sport an 18:9 display, since the Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 8 (2018) are rumoured to come with slimmer bezels as well. The Nokia 9 is also tipped to come in two storage variants, one with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.Past leaked images suggest that the Nokia 9 could sport a glossy rear panel which is either made up of glass or metal and a vertical dual rear camera setup. One of the more interesting reports recently suggested that the Nokia 9 dual camera system could feature a secondary telephoto or wide angle lens. This speculation arose after the Android 8.0 Oreo beta build was released for Nokia 5, as some testers found a redesigned Camera app that featured both telephoto and wide-angle support. Adding one of these as a secondary sensor would help the Nokia 9 stand apart from the Nokia 8. To recall, the Nokia 8 sports a dual rear camera system as well, but the secondary camera is a monochrome lens, and it is expected that the Nokia 8 (2018) will sport the same combination.advertisementAlso Read: Nokia 9, Nokia 6 (2018) get 3C certification, may launch in JanuaryAs the company will be launching the device in January, the Nokia 9 is expected to go with the Snapdragon 835 chipset rather than the newly announced 845 processor. The flagship along with the Nokia 8 (2018) are both tipped to come with IP6 certification and both the phones will be dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack. It is expected to run on stock Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. Nokia 9 launch and expected priceWhile we will have to wait for the official unveiling to know the exact price, some early reports have suggested that the Nokia 9 may come with a price tag of around CNY 3,699 (approx. Rs 36,000) for the 64GB variant and CNY 4,199 (approx. Rs 40,800) for the 128GB model. The flagship is generally expected to carry a price that will be a few notches higher than the Nokia 8 or the coming Nokia 8 (2018) smartphones.Considering HMD has launched most of the Nokia-branded phones in India including the Nokia 8, it is highly likely that the Nokia 9 will be made available in the country as well. The Nokia 8 in India was launched at Rs 36,999, which means  you can expect the Nokia 9 to be priced a few notches higher, perhaps around Rs 40,000 for the base variant. Of course, this is mere speculation as of now and we will no more once HMD Global unveils the Nokia 9 on January 19.last_img read more