December 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local Merrill leads Utah State past NAIA Eastern Oregon, 84-57 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 28 points and Utah State closed out its nonconference schedule by walloping NAIA-member Eastern Oregon, 84-57 on Friday night.The Aggies (10-3) open Mountain West Conference play Wednesday at Nevada.Utah State built a 19-point advantage in the first half, taking a 45-26 lead at the break.Merrill hit 9 of his 14 field goal attempts and was 4 of 7 from distance. Neemias Queta and Justin Bean added 13 and 12 points, respectively. Collectively, the Aggies were 30 of 67 from the field, including 7 of 24 from behind the arc.The Mountaineers got 16 points from Jordan May and 10 from Jarek Schetzle.Utah State is now 2-0 all-time against Eastern Oregon, with the first win coming in the 1941-42 season. The Aggies have never lost to a regular season game to a non-Division I opponent and they are 26-0 against teams from the NAIA. Associated Press Tags: Sam Merrill/Utah State Aggies Basketball Written by
Photo credit: Feedingsouthflorida.org Feeding South Florida, the largest food bank in the state, has launched a weekly grocery distribution effort at the Palm Beach outlets shopping center, beginning this week.The drive-up distribution will take place every Monday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. through June 1. Distributions will be done in the parking lot.The program is operating on a “first-come, first-served” basis, available to anyone who needs food supplies. The distribution bags contain a week’s supply of fresh produce, milk, eggs and a protein, plus other essentials.After Monday’s effort, the organizers said they were able to feed about 800 families, but had to turn away hundreds more. Their goal is to feed 1,000 families each week.Feeding South Florida said it has seen a 600% increase in demand for food since the COVID-19 pandemic began in Florida. They have reportedly distributed over 9 million pounds of food in South Florida to 160,000 households in just the few weeks of COVID-19.The food bank has also increased its staff and extended operation hours to 24-hours a day.