Saturday, January 30, 2010

Shorthorn Shots of the Week 1/30

Here's the new installment of my "best of" series from The Shorthorn. It was a somewhat slow week this week but that's never an indication of whats to come. I tried some new things this week with shooting wildart and continued to progress in finding emotion while shooting the Mavs (of the UTA variety). Hopefully, if everything works out, there will be a few photo stories in the near future so stay tuned.

Business administration and economics junior Zain Hemani, left, shoots over biology sophomore Justin Varghese while playing a game of "21" on Tuesday at the Maverick Activities Center. Hemani said that he tries to play three or four times a week and likes the great weather so they can play outside. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Aerospace Engineering freshman Daniel Glowicz flies his remote control helicopter Tuesday outside of the Maverick Activities Center. Glowicz has been flying RC helicopters for six months and helps build aerial vehicles for the UTA Autonomous Vehicles Laboratory. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Sophomore center Ishmael Awange, left, battles Bearkat forward Preston Brown for possession of a rebound on Saturday during the Mavericks' loss at Texas Hall. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Senior guard Brandon Long flies towards the basket. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Senior guard Marquez Haynes makes a diving pass down the court after stealing the ball late in the first half. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Freshman forward Jordan Reves, right, spins around the Bearkats' Gilberto Clavell on Saturday. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Senior guard Marquez Haynes elevates over Bearkats guard Corey Allmond for a layup. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Shorthorn Shots of the Week 1/22

This is the first of my weekly "best of" posts showing some of my work from the previous week at The Shorthorn. Every week presents a new set of experiences and challenges that I look forward to sharing on the site.
Senior guard Marquez Haynes (0) leaps through defenders Morris Smith IV, left, and Devin Gibson during the second-half of the Mavericks’ 72-66 win over UTSA on Saturday at Texas Hall. Haynes scored a career high of 38 points with 30 coming in the second-half of the victory.
Marie Fletcher walks through an installation in the Gardar Eide Einarsson exhibition Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Fletcher, from New York, was visiting family in the area and wanted to experience The Modern for the first time.
Senior guard Kiarra Shofner, right, shoots over Ladyjacks guard Decreasha Goodner (24) during the Mavericks' 85-79 win over SFA on Wednesday at Texas Hall. The Mavericks' next game will be against Sam Houston State on Saturday in Huntsville.
In his sixth season as Mavericks pitching coach, Jay Sirianni looks to mold the skills of this season’s group of young players and improve the consistency of his returning pitchers. Sirianni said that he observes the individual needs of players in order to help them progress at UTA and in their future draft potential.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mavs Narrowly Beat Thunder 99-98

The Mavericks broke their 2-game home losing streak last night with a narrow win against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder have lost nine straight to Dallas and with this loss brings the record to 2-17 between the teams. Kevin Durant, a UT Austin alum, recorded a 30 point and 13 rebound double-double in the loss. Dirk Nowitzki posted is 11th 30-point game of the season with 32 points for the night. Overall, a good game by the Mavs but it never needed to be as close as it was.
Dirk Nowitzki shoots over the Thunder's Jeff Green.

Shawn Marion shoots a layup against the Thunder's Serge Ibaka.

Dirk Nowitzki and the Thunder's Nick Collison scramble for a loose ball.

Josh Howard attempts to block the Thunder's Kevin Durant.
Jason Terry is blocked and fouled by Nick Collison.

The Thunder's Serge Ibaka attempts to block and fouls Dirk Nowitzki.

Josh Howard attempts a layup on Serge Ibaka.

Jason Kidd shoots a layup against the Thunder's Eric Maynor.

Erick Dampier leaps for an alley-oop over Nick Collison.

Dirk Nowitzki drives to the basket against Jeff Green.

Thunder head coach Scott Brooks directs his team during the final moments of the game.

The Thunder's Jeff Green attempts a reverse layup.

The Thunder's Jeff Green shoots over Erick Dampier.

The Thunder's Kevin Durant looks to pass around defender Drew Gooden.
The Thunder's Russell Westbrook dunks off of a fast break.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mavs Fall to the Lakers 100-95

Last night was a great game between the #1 and #2 teams in the western conference. An injured Kobe Bryant helped push the Lakers in the second half to be the first NBA franchise in history to reach 3,000 wins even though he scored a season-low 10 points. It was also a historic night for Dirk Nowitzki who became the 34th player in league history to reach 20,000 points in his career. Overall, even though the Mavs lost it was an great game by both clubs who are looking to finish strong going into the All-Star break. Here some shots from the game and some of the excitement of having Kobe in town.

Lakers fans take pictures of Kobe Bryant during warm-ups.
Luke Walton spins towards the basket.
Phil Jackson reacts to a hard foul.

Kobe Bryant watches a replay on the video board while resting his injured back.

Fans take photos of Kobe Bryant while he rests his back injury.

Luke Walton attempts a jump pass over the Mavericks' Josh Howard.

Ron Artest attempts to shoot as he is fouled at the buzzer by the Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki.

Dirk Nowitzki shoots over the Lakers' Lamar Odom.

Shawn Marion slams it home during a fast break.

Jason Terry hypes up the crowd at the beginning of the 4th quarter.
Dirk Nowitzki shoots as he is fouled by the Lakers' D.J. Mbenga.

Dirk Nowitzki takes in the crowds standing ovation as he reaches the 20,000 point achievement.

Josh Howard blocks the Lakers' Kobe Bryant during the second half of the game.

Kobe Bryant reacts to making a tough shot.

Erick Dampier shoots a hook shot over the Lakers' Kobe Bryant.