Sports News-February 22, 2013
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The Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls are teams clearly going in opposite directions. The Heat thrashed the Bulls 86-67 for their season-high ninth straight victory. Meanwhile, Chicago has lost five of seven. LeBron James led the way with 26 points and 12 rebounds on 11-15 shooting. Dwyane Wade added 17. Meanwhile, the Bulls continued to struggle without injured All-Star point guard Derrick Rose. After saying last week that he wouldn't rush back from his knee injury to play this season if he wasn't ready, Chicago's sidelined superstar had to go into damage control mode after his older brother Reggie blasted the organization in an ESPNChicago.com article for not making a move before yesterday's trade deadline.
After Wednesday's snow day, first-round play resumed in the PGA's Match Play Championship and it was a short week for Tiger Woods. Charles Howell III beat Woods, one of four top seeds in the 64-man field, 2 and 1 in the first round. Woods had company in leaving early. Another top seed, Rory McIlroy, also fell in the first round to unheralded Shane Lowry, 1-up. It was the first time since 2002 when the top two seeds were eliminated after one day, even though this round took two days because of snow. Action was halted Wednesday when a freak winter storm dropped two inches of snow on the course in Arizona.
Weather Related Travel Complications have forced the Creighton Baseball team to cancel its trip to Beaumont, Texas to play in the Lamar YMBL Cardinal Classic this weekend. Due to flight difficulties and weather related delays, the Creighton Baseball team was unable to travel to Beaumont, Texas on the originally scheduled flight for yesterday. The Jays attempted to find alternate flights to arrive in Beaumont as quickly as possible, however the Jays were unable to reschedule participation in the YMBL Cardinal Classic. Head coach Ed Servais has been actively searching for alternate games since it became clear that participation in the YMBL Cardinal Classic was in doubt.
Jordan Hooper scored 14 points and pulled down twelve rebounds to lead the 24th ranked Nebraska women’s basketball team to its eighth straight victory, 57-39 over Michigan last night. Lindsey Moore had 15 points and eight assists for the Cornhuskers, who held the Wolverines to 28% shooting and committed only six fouls. Nebraska remained second in the Big Ten standings behind seventh ranked Penn State, while Michigan dropped into a third-place tie with 22nd ranked Purdue, Michigan State and Illinois. The top four teams receive first-round byes in the conference tournament. The Huskers improve to 20-6 overall and 10-3 in the Big Ten.
Nebraska-Omaha women’s basketball senior guard Paige Frauendorfer was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America. The former Humphrey High standout was one of 15 Division I women's basketball players named to a Capital One Academic All-America team. She is the fourth Maverick women's basketball player all-time to receive academic all-America honors and the first since 1996-97, making her the first honoree in the Division I era. Frauendorfer leads the Mavericks with 14.4 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game. She ranks third in the Summit League in scoring and first in rebounding and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career earlier this season. Frauendorfer ranks 18th in school history with 1,104 career points and eighth with 663 career rebounds. She has been named Summit League Player of the Week three times already this season.
The Wayne State baseball team swept a doubleheader from Bemidji State yesterday at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Wildcats won both games 3-2 to improve to 3-3 on the season.
The Norfolk High girls & boys swim team will be participating in day two at the State Meet at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln. Competition continues today with swimming events at 9:30 AM. In yesterday’s diving events, Chase Hopper placed 16th in diving. This is the first time since 2009 that diving has scored at the State Meet. Taking part for the Panthers today will be Brodie Morgan, Trevor Spence, Patrick Meuret, Stephen Meuret, Colby Spence, Tim Carlson, Brittany Albin, MacKenzie Ritter, Sydney Reed, Vickie Klafter, Allison Broekemeier, Brenna Anderson, & Abby Protzman. The event concludes on Saturday.
Local Schedule: Nfk Cath Vs. Boone Central/Newman Grove at Nfk High (BBB C-1-8 Sub-Dist. Final-7:00); LHNE Vs. Stanton at Nfk Cath (BBB C-2-6 Sub-Dist. Final-5:00); Nfk Cath Vs. Winnebago at West Point-Beemer High School (GBB C-1-4 Dist. Final-7:00); Nebraska at Texas at Austin, TX (Bsbl-7:00).
Friday Night: We’ve got two postseason high school basketball games. On Lite Rock 97-5 and Literock97.com, the Norfolk Catholic boys meet Boone Central/Newman Grove at Norfolk High in the C-1-8 Sub-District Final at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:40. And we’ve also got the Humphrey High girls taking on Lindsay Holy Family in the D-2-2 District Final from Norfolk Catholic High School at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee East. This week we’ll talk boys basketball with Norfolk High’s Ben Ries & Greg Rathke from Lutheran High Northeast. Girls basketball will be a topic with Norfolk High’s Bruce Shively, Norfolk Catholic’s Tim Kassmeier, Lutheran High Northeast’s Shannon Pospisil, and Northeast Hawks women’s coach Matt Svehla. Also, Norfolk High swim coach Dave Nelson.
Saturday: We’ve got three basketball games. On 106 KIX & 106KIX.com, the Lutheran High Northeast girls basketball team plays North Bend Central at Central Community College in Columbus in the C-2-3 District Final at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:40. And the Northeast Hawks’ women and men’s basketball teams visits Council Bluffs, Iowa to play Iowa Western in a 5:00 doubleheader starting with the women’s game. Pregame coverage at approximately 4:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
Local Scores: Nfk Cath Vs. Boone Central/Newman Grove (BBB-Ppd.); LHNE Vs. Stanton (BBB-Ppd.); LHNE Vs. North Bend Central for this evening (GBB-Ppd. To Sat at 7:00); (24) Nebraska 57 Michigan 39 (WBB); Creighton 73 Northern Iowa 66 (WBB); South Dakota St. 69 Nebraska-Omaha 56 (WBB).
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Miami 86 Chicago 67
Final San Antonio 116 L-A Clippers 90
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Toronto 3 Buffalo 1
Final Florida 5 Philadelphia 2
Final New Jersey 3 Washington 2
Final Winnipeg 4 Carolina 3
Final Boston 4 Tampa Bay 2
Final Columbus 3 Detroit 2
Final OT N-Y Islanders 4 Montreal 3
Final 2OT Ottawa 3 N-Y Rangers 2
Final Vancouver 4 Dallas 3
Final Minnesota 3 Edmonton 1
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 6) Duke 88 Virginia Tech 56
Final California 48 (23) Oregon 46
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 8) Maryland 86 Boston College 61
Final (10) Texas A&M 82 Mississippi 53
Final (11) Tennessee 83 Auburn 61
Final (13) Georgia 66 Arkansas 34
Final (14) Dayton 67 St. Bonaventure 63
Final (24) Nebraska 57 Michigan 39
C1-12 Subdistrict Tournament
Kimball 54, Chadron 32
C2-12 Subdistrict Tournament
Hemingford 49, Bridgeport 43
D1-12 Subdistrict Tournament
Potter-Dix 49, Crawford 44
D2-12 Subdistrict Tournament
Leyton 62, Sioux County 33
POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
C1-1 Subdistrict Tournament
Syracuse vs. Falls City, ppd. to Feb 22.
C1-2 Subdistrict Tournament
Lincoln Lutheran vs. Lincoln Christian, ppd. to Feb 23.
C1-5 Subdistrict Tournament
Centennial vs. Milford, ppd. to Feb 22.
C1-6 Subdistrict Tournament
Grand Island Central Catholic vs. Adams Central, ppd. to Feb 22.
C1-8 Subdistrict Tournament
Norfolk Catholic vs. Boone Central/Newman Grove, ppd. to Feb 22.
C1-9 Subdistrict Tournament
Gibbon vs. Kearney Catholic, ppd.
C2-1 Subdistrict Tournament
Nebraska City Lourdes vs. Johnson County Central, ppd. to Feb 22.
C2-2 Subdistrict Tournament
Freeman vs. Sutton, ppd. to Feb 22.
C2-6 Subdistrict Tournament
Stanton vs. Lutheran High Northeast, ppd. to Feb 22.
C2-7 Subdistrict Tournament
Wakefield vs. Hartington Cedar Catholic, ppd. to Feb 22.
C2-8 Subdistrict Tournament
Crofton vs. Creighton, ppd. to Feb 22.
C2-9 Subdistrict Tournament
Hastings St. Cecilia vs. Doniphan-Trumbull, ppd. to Feb 23.
C2-10 Subdistrict Tournament
Ravenna vs. Southern Valley, ppd. to Feb 22.
C2-11 Subdistrict Tournament
Dundy County-Stratton vs. North Platte St. Patrick's, ppd. to Feb 23.
D1-2 Subdistrict Tournament
Exeter/Milligan vs. Bruning-Davenport/Shickley, ppd. to Feb 23.
D1-3 Subdistrict Tournament
Shelton vs. Kenesaw, ppd. to Feb 22.
D1-4 Subdistrict Tournament
Fullerton vs. High Plains Community, ppd. to Feb 23.
D1-7 Subdistrict Tournament
Clearwater/Orchard vs. St. Mary's, ppd. to Feb 23.
D1-8 Subdistrict Tournament
Loup City vs. Burwell, ppd. to Feb 23.
D1-9 Subdistrict Tournament
Alma vs. Overton, ppd. to Feb 22.
D1-10 Subdistrict Tournament
Cambridge vs. Arapahoe, ppd. to Feb 23.
D1-11 Subdistrict Tournament
SMC vs. Paxton, ppd. to Feb 22.
D2-1 Subdistrict Tournament
Sterling vs. Falls City Sacred Heart, ppd. to Feb 22.
D2-10 Subdistrict Tournament
Wauneta-Palisade vs. Wallace, ppd. to Feb 23.
D2-11 Subdistrict Tournament
Mullen vs. Sandhills/Thedford, ppd. to Feb 23.
D2-2 Subdistrict Tournament
Dorchester vs. Nebraska Lutheran, ppd. to Feb 23.
D2-5 Subdistrict Tournament
Bancroft-Rosalie vs. Wynot, ppd. to Feb 23.
D2-7 Subdistrict Tournament
Hampton vs. Giltner, ppd. to Feb 22.
D2-8 Subdistrict Tournament
Pleasanton vs. Amherst, ppd. to Feb 22.
D2-9 Subdistrict Tournament
Anselmo-Merna vs. Bertrand, ppd. to Feb 23.
Gering 37, Sidney 35
McCook 66, Alliance 46