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Ohio Bobcats vs Akron Zips

Last Wednesday on Feb. 4, the Ohio Bobcats played a rival team the Akron Zips at the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio. It was probably one of the more exciting home games OU has had in the past few weeks during the spring semester. It was also the first time I've ever had a remote camera at a game which I thank Logan Riely for helping me setup. OU finished the game at 83-82 with Ohio Bobcats guard Javarez Willis (3) contributing 18 points.

(Ohio Bobcats guard Stevie Taylor (22), center right, gets his team excited before their home game against Akron Zips in the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio on Feb. 4, 2015. ) 


(Ohio Bobcats guard Javarez Willis (3) tries to move past Akron Zips guard Noah Robotham (14) during the first half of Ohio Bobcats home game against Akron Zips at the Convocation Center in Athens on Feb. 4, 2015.)


(Ohio Bobcats guard Stevie Taylor (22) and Akron Zips forward Jake Kretzer (15) scramble for the ball during the first half of Ohio Bobcats home game against Akron Zips on Feb. 4, 2015.) 

(Ohio Bobcats head coach Saul Phillips hugs Ohio Bobcats guard Javarez Willis (3) after he made another three pointer and brought the Ohio Bobcats to a six point lead near the end of the second half against the Akron Zips on Feb. 4, 2015.) 

(Ohio Bobcats forward Maurice Daly Ndour (5) goes for a slam dunk as Akron Zips guard Aaron Jackson (11) and Akron Zips guard Nyles Evans (3) try to block him during second half of the game at the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio.) 

(Ohio Bobcats react to a successful play by Ohio Bobcats guard Javarez Willis (3) during the second half of Ohio Bobcats home game on Feb. 4, 2015. At this point, the Ohio Bobcats broke the tie with Akron Zips after being 9 points down for most of the second half.)


OU vs St. Bonaventure

Several weeks ago, I photographed another Ohio University basketball game at the Convocation center. The Bobcats played the St. Bonaventure Bonnies in a heated game that ended as a loss for the cats, 80-70. 

Ohio Bobcats guard Stevie Taylor (22) rests on the sidelines as the St. Bonaventure Bonnies maintain a 10 point lead near the end of the second half. The St. Bonaventure Bonnies beat the Ohio Bobcats 80 to 70 at a bobcat home game in the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio on Dec. 6, 2014. 

Ohio Bobcats forward Khari Harley (11) goes for a three pointer as St. Bonaventure Bonnies guard Jaylen Adams and St. Bonaventure Bonnies guard Andell Cumberbatch (23) try to block during second half of the game. 

St. Bonaventure Bonnies guard/forward Denzel Gregg (12) knocks the ball out of Ohio Bobcats forward Treg Setty (0) hands during the second half of game. 

Ohio Bobcats head coach Saul Phillips yells at a referee that made an unfavorable call for the Ohio Bobcats during the second half of the game. 

Ohio Bobcats forward Antonio Campbell (33) goes for a dunk as St. Bonaventure Bonnies forward/center Chris Dees (15) and St. Bonaventure Bonnies guard/forward Denzel Gregg (12) try to block him. 

From left, Ohio Bobcats Stevie Taylor, Javarez Willis, Maurice Daly Ndour and Wadly Mompremier wait for their home game versus St. Bonaventure Bonnies to begin in the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio on Dec. 6, 2014. 

Basketball and Fires

This past weekend I shot the Ohio University vs. Appalachian State University on Nov. 15th, our second game in the Convo this year. Freshmen Ryan Taylor lead the team by scoring 21 points and Freshman Antonino Campbell scored 13 points that brought OU to a final winning score of 73-47. It was also energetic Saul Phillips's, Ohio University's new basketball coach that previously coached for the North Dakota State Bisons, second home game for the season. 

On the very beginning of this week, I woke up abruptly around 7:30 to a message from my editor about a fire on West Union. I left within minutes to find firefighters still fighting the remaining hotspots. 

Ohio Bobcats new head coach Saul Phillips, formerly the North Dakota State University coach, cheers on his team from the sidelines during the second half the game. Ohio Bobcats beat Appalachian State Mountaineers 73 to 47 at a home game in the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio on Nov. 15, 2014. 

Ohio Bobcats guard Ryan Taylor (14) handles the ball while Appalachian State Mountaineers guard Jake Babic (25) follows him.

Ohio Bobcats forward Wadly Mompremier (4) goes for a slam drunk while Appalachian State Mountaineers guard Jake Babic (25) tries to block him.

Right, Appalachian State Mountaineers forward Tommy Spagnolo (15) knocks the ball out of Ohio Bobcats guard Mike Laster's (24) hands during the first half of the game. 



Fire fighters of the Athens Fire Department assess the damage on top of Jackie O's Pub and Brewery on Sunday morning on Nov. 16, 2014. 

Water flows through the Union Bar & and Grill as the Athens Fire Department puts out a fire that started earlier this morning on Nov. 16, 2014. "The Union" was a popular bar for locals and students alike. Sunday morning, its Facebook page said that The Union as we know it no longer exists.

Five businesses on were heavily affected by the fire during the early morning on Nov. 16, 2014. 

Fire fighters put out a fire that started Sunday morning on West Union St. on Nov. 16, 2014.