Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Sha’Markus Kennedy, McNeese – Sr. – Forward – Tuscaloosa, Ala.The Southland leader in field-goal percentage (.670) this season, Kennedy connected on 8-of-11 attempts from the field, tied a single-game program record with 10 blocked shots and grabbed 10 rebounds in the victory over the Roos. McNeese concludes non-conference play against Paul Quinn at 7:30 p.m. CT Wednesday before hosting Stephen F. Austin at 3 p.m. Saturday to open up conference action. After McNeese erased a nine-point UMKC lead, Kennedy registered all 10 blocks over the final 14 minutes of the game and turned in eight points and seven rebounds in that span. Honorable Mention: Jordan Hairston, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Kevon Harris, SFA; Avery Sullivan, Lamar. Week Seven Southland Conference Release (PDF) His triple-double effort was the fourth in program history and the ninth by a Division I student-athlete this season. This is Kennedy’s second Player of the Week award for the 2019-20 season. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese forward Sha’Markus Kennedy is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. He recorded 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks in the Cowboys’ (4-6) 82-73 win over UMKC, joining Nicholls’ Andre Jones as the only two Southland student-athletes to post a triple-double this season.
Acores of persons turned up at the Mausoleum Site in the Botanical Gardens on Saturday morning to pay homage to the founder of the People’s National Congress and former President of Guyana, Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham. The former Guyanese President died 31 years ago on August 6.Those present at the ceremony were executive members of the PNC including former Leader Robert Corbin, members of the Government, Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland, parliamentarians, among others.Additionally, Richard Van West Charles, son-in-law of the former president was present on behalf of the Burnham family.Speaking at the memorial ceremony, current Chairman of PNC/R Basil Williams reflected that it was Burnham who first set the precedence for a coalition party by forming one back in the 1960s when it joined forces with the United Force (UF). This, Williams noted, paved the way for the current six-party coalition that is governing the country.Meanwhile, current PNC/R Leader and President of Guyana David Granger in brief remarks outlined that Burnham laid the foundation for the consolidation of the country and went on to become the premier of British Guiana, transforming it into a more united and less unequal country.Granger recalled a speech given by Burnham in which he highlighted the importance of all the races to the PNC-led administration. The president noted that his administration holds those precepts to be paramount and permanent as it proceeds along a path of national unity and the ambition of social integration.“Today, it’s our Government’s duty as it was 50 years ago to protect the interest of all and not of some,” the Head of State posited.Furthermore, Granger stated that Burnham was the author for social cohesion and the architect of national unity, fighting against the marginalisation and segregation which prevails during the colonial regime.The memorial service kicked off the series of events planned in memory of Burnham. Another event – a dance production by National Dance Company titled ‘A celebration of African Heritage 9’ – was held on Saturday night.