Ravens

Cornell tops Old Westbury 103-84 with big 2nd half

Cornell tops Old Westbury 103-84 with big 2nd half

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) Johnathan Gray scored 24 points and Cornell scored its most points in 20 years to rout Old Westbury 103-84 Saturday.

The Big Red (8-9) last topped the century mark in 1993, scoring 108 points at Harvard. This time, Cornell overcame a 47-46 halftime deficit against the Division III Panthers (10-3), who held seven-point leads in each half.

Trailing 63-62, Cornell went on a 22-1 run and outscored Old Westbury 57-37 in the second half.

Gray's 24 points included six 3-pointers. Errick Peck scored 16 points, Nolan Cressler added 15 and Devin Cherry and Galal Cancer scored 14 and 10, respectively.

Kerel Mitchell led Old Westbury with 22 points. Tyrik Tucker added 15 and Omari Trebuse 14, while Rashawn McCarthy and Darnell Chavis had 10 apiece.

Each team hit 13 treys. But Cornell - with a 39-18 rebounding advantage - hit 41 of 65 field goals, the Panthers 31 of 62.

Quick Links

Ed Reed on Drew Brees' comments on kneeling during anthem: 'You’re a straight sucker'

brees-reed-usat.jpg
USA Today Sports Images

Ed Reed on Drew Brees' comments on kneeling during anthem: 'You’re a straight sucker'

Count Ed Reed among Drew Brees' many critics after Yahoo Finance shared a clip of an interview with the veteran passer in which he stated that he will never support a player kneeling for the national anthem.

“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country," Brees said.

Reed, like many others, was not pleased to hear a main figure in the NFL carry that mindset during such an important time of civil unrest in America. Responding to Brees' comments, the Hall of Famer let the quarterback know exactly how he felt.

“Imma just get straight to it. I see Drew Brees do his part in trying to keep black folk down," Reed said. “You’re a straight sucker for that [expletive] Drew Brees...Drew Brees you’re a straight sucker, man. You’re a sucker for that, bro.”

Reed said his frustration stemmed from Brees not understanding what kneeling for the national anthem is truly about, and the fact that it is a peaceful protest. The act that former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began was meant to bring attention to the racial injustice and police brutality in the country, not intentionally disrespect the flag.

Being angry about the looting going on across the country is one thing to Reed, but speaking out against players protesting in a peaceful manner is something he could not wrap his head around.

“Why you think all these young people out here protesting? Why you think they out here protesting?" Reed said. "The looting? I could see you speaking on the looting and saying that’s bad, you don’t support that. But why do you think all these young people are out here protesting?"

Reed ended his remarks by addressing those who may defend Brees or still support him in the future due to his play on the field. To the former Raven, wins are not an excuse to justify an action.

“For all my Saints fans, for all my New Orleans people who still like your [expletive] just because they want to win games. Ya’ll right with him, you understand?" Reed said “Drew Brees, you’re a sucker, you’re going to be a sucker. You understand? Punk, man.”

Stay connected to the Capitals and Wizards with the MyTeams app. Click here to download for comprehensive coverage of your teams.

MORE RAVENS NEWS:

Quick Links

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey makes huge donation to John Wall's coronavirus charity

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey makes huge donation to John Wall's coronavirus charity

John Wall is getting some major help in reaching his fundraising goal to provide rent assistance to residents of Ward 8 amid the coronavirus, as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has pledged $200,000 to the cause.

Dorsey, who has the handle @Jack, tweeted his plans Wednesday evening. His donation is two-thirds of Wall's goal to raise $300,000.

It is a very generous donation and also a testament to the work Wall is doing to help others during this time. He picked a cause, used his platform to get the information out there and has caught the attention of someone with the money to help.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE WIZARDS TALK PODCAST

Wall's intention is to help those in the D.C. area who have been affected most by the coronavirus and the toll it has taken on the economy. Wall said residents in need will receive rental assistance for as long as possible and necessary as the country works to eradicate the virus.

For more information, go to the website for Wall's foundation called '202 Assist.'

Stay connected to the Capitals and Wizards with the MyTeams app. Click here to download for comprehensive coverage of your teams.

MORE WIZARDS NEWS: