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|Local Sports Wrapup 11/28/09
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The Silver Streaks came back from a 8 point halftime deficit to top Urbana 53-49. Victor Davis scored a game high 28 points in the win, also grabbing 15 rebounds. The Steaks up their record to 4-1.
Other scores from the Galesburg Thanksgiving Tournament
Peoria Woodruff 68 Chicago Harlan 57
Urbana 71 Chicago Collins 44
Chicago Harlan 72 Thornridge 57
Peoria Manual 75 Chicago Collins 42
Bushnell 63 South Fulton 33
North Fulton 64 West Prairie 50
Farmington 63 Beardstown 45
Lewistown 57 Havana 55
United 62 Galva 48
Monmouth-Roseville 53 West Central 32
Williamsfield 64 Henry 45
Knoxville 68 Erie 54
Rockridge 49 Fulton 41
Sherrard 67 Annawan 59
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL @ Galesburg Thanksgiving Tournament
The Galesburg Silver Streak Girls dealt Richwoods their first loss of the season by slipping past the Knights 80-77. The Streaks hit 14 3-pointers. Jessica Howard had 16 points, Sara Baker had 15, and Micaela Rodriguez had 15.
Because Galesburg, Richwoods, and Springfield all finished with the same record, the champion was determined by which allowed the least points with Springfield being declared the winner
United Township (East Moline) 51 East Peoria 42
Alleman 67 Illini West 32
East Peoria 62 Illini West 48
Wethersfield 53 Elmwood 40
Kewanee 39 Manual 25
Illini Bluffs 67 Princville 51
Limestone 56 Brimfield 48
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Champaign
5A: Lombard Montini 29 Joliet Catholic 28
6A: Cary Grove 34 New Lenox Providence 17
7A: Wheaton Warrenville South 31 Glen Ellyn Glenbard West 31-24
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Andrew Warren scored 16 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left, to lift Bradley to a 72-68 win over No. 20 Illinois 72-68 at the Las Vegas Invitational last night. Bradley, which had five players in double figures, ended the game on an 11-2 run and went 3-1 in the Invitational. Mike Davis led the Illini with 17 points.
John Shurna scored 23 points and Michael Thompson added 16 as Northwestern defeated Iowa State 67-65 last night in the championship game of the Chicago Invitational Tournament. Shurna, a sophomore, outperformed preseason All-American candidate Craig Brackins and Notre Dame's Luke Harangody to win the invitational's MVP award.
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Southern Illinois rushed for 323 yards to upend Eastern Illinois 48-7 yesterday in the first round of the FCS playoffs. Quarterback Paul McIntosh rushed for 155 yards and threw for 66 more for the Salukis. McIntosh threw for two touchdowns. Eastern Illinois turned the ball over six times.
In his final college home game, Tim Tebow went out in style. The big Florida QB threw for three TDs, ran for two scores and the top-ranked Gators beat rival Florida State 37-10 for its sixth consecutive victory in the heated rivalry. Between his passing and running, Tebow accounted for 311 total yards.
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Anze Kopitar and Jack Johnson scored in the first two rounds of a shootout and Jonathan Quick stopped both Chicago attempts, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-1 victory over the Blackhawks last night. Chicago came in averaging the fewest shots on net allowed (24.2) and Los Angeles had the second-fewest (26.3).
Todd Bertuzzi beat Chris Mason high with a backhander in the fourth round of the shootout to give the Detroit Red Wings a 4-3 victory over St. Louis. The Red Wings had been shut out their past two outings.
Tiger Woods and his wife were not available to speak to state troopers for the second straight day. The couple asked that police return today to try to clear up questions about how he crashed his SUV into a neighbor's tree.
The Florida Highway Patrol say the announcement that the world's No. 1 golfer and his wife, Elin, could not speak Saturday to authorities came from his agent.
Troopers previously tried to talk to Woods on Friday afternoon. The patrol said his wife told troopers Woods was sleeping, and they agreed to return the next day.
A Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman says ``it is unusual that we haven't gotten a statement'' from the world's top golfer. The investigation is ongoing.
Woods smashed his Cadillac near his $2.4 million mansion at 2:25 a.m. Friday and was briefly hospitalized, police said. His lips were cut and police say he was treated at a local hospital and released.
A coroner says Eastern Illinois University's assistant football coach has died following a car crash that happened as he returned home from a game.
The team had a playoff game against Southern Illinois University earlier Saturday. Effingham County coroner Leigh Hammer confirmed early Sunday morning that offensive line coach Jeff Hoover was killed in the accident.
Athletics spokesman Rich Moser had said a coach, staff member and family had been traveling back home from the game when the accident happened. He says the car apparently swerved to avoid a deer. It wasn't immediately clear if anyone else was injured.
Hoover was in his third season as Eastern Illinois' offensive line coach. He had previously worked at Portland State University.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
The Chicago Bears travel north to take on Brett Farve and the 9-1 Minnesota Vikings at 3:15
Backup quarterback Kyle Boller will start for Marc Bulger as the St. Louis Rams battle the Seattle Seahawks at home at noon