Nets assign Shengelia, Taylor to Springfield

Dec. 26, 2012
SPRINGFIELD – The Brooklyn Nets have assigned forward Tornike Shengelia and guard Tyshawn Taylor to the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by General Manager Billy King.

Shengelia, acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers after being drafted 54th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft, has appeared in five games this season, scoring 10 points with two rebounds.

Taylor, a rookie out of Kansas, has made 10 appearances on the year, scoring 13 points with three steals and two assists.

Both players will be in uniform when the Armor take on the Erie BayHawks tonight at 7 pm at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. Fans can follow Shengelia and Taylor during their time with the Armor on powered by YouTube to watch all of Springfield's games live, online, for free.

WNE lacrosse earns national ranking

BALTIMORE – The Western New England University men's lacrosse team will play its first game of 2013 with a No. 18 national ranking, according to Inside Lacrosse (IL) magazine in its 2013 Face-Off Yearbook edition.

Western New England, which is projected to return six starters among 39 lettermen from last season's 13-5 team that swept the Commonwealth Coast Conference regular-season (7-0) and tournament titles, opens up against NCAA Semifinalist Stevenson (March 2) on the road.

The Golden Bears are the only CCC team listed in the national rankings.

Besides the top-ranked Mustangs, Western New England also plays at two other final four teams from last season in No. 4 Tufts (March 24) and No. 2 SUNY Cortland (April 4).

In fact, almost half of the Golden Bears' 15-game regular season schedule is comprised of nationally ranked teams that appear in the IL preseason poll.

Falcons fall to Pirates

PORTLAND Maine – The Portland Pirates (16-10-1-1) used a pair of goals 26 seconds apart in the third period on Wednesday night at the Cumberland County Civic Center to come from behind and defeat the Springfield Falcons (15-6-2-3), 3-2.

Despite holding a late edge, Springfield fell for the first time in 2012-2013 when leading after two periods and suffered its second nail-biting loss in Portland this season. The Falcons also dropped a 6-5 overtime decision in Maine on Nov. 23.

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