Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Fox Sports Net Listen Live Watch Live “Anchorage played well, they executed their offense well,” Giacoletti added. “They denied us on defense and took us out of some things.” Full Schedule Roster Box Score (PDF) “I’m proud of our guys in fighting through for 40 minutes,” said Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti. “You find out a lot about your team in these tournaments and we’ve had stretches that were good. We led for the majority of the game against Iona, who is in the championship game. There’s bits and pieces there, but you have to be able to sustain that 40 minutes and we have not been able to do that.” at DePaul 11/30/2016 – 7:30 p.m. Drake also faced an early 11-point deficit, but used an 8-2 run to pull within five points at 19-14. The Bulldogs stayed within five points until Wampler scored eight of his points during a 10-0 Drake run to give the Bulldogs a 30-25 lead. The Bulldogs’ defense held UAA without a field goal for more than seven minutes but could not pull away as the Seawolves scored five points in the final 90 seconds of the half to tie the game at halftime, 33-33. Next Game: Photo Gallery Preview Drake (1-5) was led by junior guard Reed Timmer’s (New Berlin, Wis.) 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting while Billy Wampler (Eau Claire, Wis.) added 11 points off the bench. Alaska Anchorage got 24 points, five assists and three steals from Sekou Wiggs while Spencer Svejcar recorded 20 points for the victorious Seawolves. Box Score (HTML) Story Links A pair of baskets from Timmer in the final two minutes twice pulled Drake within seven points, but UAA responded with free throws both times to maintain their advantage and record the Seawolves’ 45th all-time win over a Division I opponent. Timmer scored 15 of his points in the second half. ANCHORAGE, Ak. – The Drake University men’s basketball team closed out its trip to the GCI Great Alaska Shootout with a 74-69 loss to the host, Alaska Anchorage, on Saturday, Nov. 26. UAA opened the second half on a 23-7 run to lead by 15 points, 55-40, with 11:41 left in the contest with Wiggs scoring 11 of his points during that span. The Bulldogs pulled within nine points twice before six-straight UAA points, four from Wiggs, stretched the lead back out to 15, 64-49, with seven minutes left in the contest before a De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) three-pointer ended the run and gave Drake some momentum. McMurray finished with nine points, all on three-pointers, and a career-high six assists. Drake returns to the lower 48 states this week for its next game at DePaul on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at McGrath-Phillips Arena. Print Friendly Version
The devil is in the detail: small-scale sexual segregation despite large-scale spatial overlap in the wandering albatross
Sexual segregation in foraging habitat occurs in many marine predators and is usually attributed to competitive exclusion, different parental roles of each sex or niche specialisation associated with sexual size dimorphism. However, relatively few studies have attempted to understand the patterns and underlying drivers of local-scale sexual segregation in marine predators. We studied habitat use, diet and feeding ecology of female and male wandering albatrosses Diomedea exulans, fitted with GPS and stomach-temperature loggers during the chick-rearing period (austral winter) at South Georgia in 2009. During this period, when oceanographic conditions were anomalous and prey availability was low in waters near the breeding colony, the tracked wandering albatrosses showed high consistency in their foraging areas at a large spatial scale, and both males and females targeted sub-Antarctic and subtropical waters. Despite consistency in large-scale habitat use, males and females showed different foraging behaviours in response to oceanographic conditions at a smaller scale. Males appeared to be more opportunistic, scavenging for offal or non-target fish discarded by fishing vessels in less productive, oceanic waters. They exhibited sinuous movements, feeding mostly on large prey and consuming similar amounts of food during the outbound and return parts of the foraging trip. In contrast, females targeted natural productivity hotspots, and fed on a wide variety of fish and cephalopods. They commuted directly to these areas; most prey were ingested on the outbound part of the trip, and they often started their return after ingesting large prey at the farthest point from the colony. Together, these results indicate that sexual segregation in core foraging areas of wandering albatrosses is driven by sex-specific habitat selection due to the low availability of prey in local Antarctic waters. This segregation results in different feeding behaviour at local scales which may be explained by differing breeding roles and degree of parental investment by each sex, with females investing more than males in reproduction. Further investigations are necessary to confirm the existence of this pattern through time under contrasting environmental conditions and to identify the drivers responsible for local-scale sexual segregation in wandering albatrosses.