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Local Sports Roundup -- 2/28/10
Ridgewood girls basketball team captures third place at state; Knox College softball splits a doubleheader.
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Knox College Finishes MWC Indoor Track Meet With Best Finishes Since 2000, 2004
The Knox College women's and men's indoor track and field teams had a strong finish to close out the Midwest Conference championship meet.
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Monmouth College Wins 11th and 9th Straight Conference Indoor Track Titles
The Monmouth College men's track team has gone where no Midwest Conference team has gone before, winning their 11th straight conference title. The Fighting Scots women aren't far behind, capturing their ninth consecutive league crown.
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Hinckley-Big Rock Gets IHSA 1A Girls Basketball Crown
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Jenna Thorp scored 14 points as Hinckley-Big Rock claimed its second straight Class 1A girls state basketball championship with a 38-32 victory over Jacksonville-Routt.
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Bloomington Central Catholic Wins Girls 2A Title
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Bloomington Central Catholic has held off a late Quincy-Notre Dame comeback attempt to claim the Class 2A girls state basketball title with a 64-58 victory.
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Oklahoma St. Topples #1 Kansas
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- James Anderson scored 27 points, Keiton Page was perfect on four 3-point tries at crucial times and Oklahoma State denied a bid by No. 1 Kansas to go undefeated through Big 12 play with an 85-77 victory on Saturday.
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#25 UNI Beats ISU
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- Northern Iowa center Jordan Eglseder returned from a three-game suspension to score 13 points, and No. 25 Northern Iowa beat Illinois State 61-55 on Saturday night to complete its first unbeaten season at home in 46 years.
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Minnesota Holds Off Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Devoe Joseph scored 16 points and Minnesota helped its NCAA tournament chances while dealing a blow to Illinois' hopes with a 62-60 road victory on Saturday.
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Creighton Tops Bradley for 4th Place in MVC
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Kenny Lawson scored 20 points and Justin Carter had 17 as Creighton topped Bradley 82-71 Saturday in a battle for fourth place in the Missouri Valley Conference.
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N. Dakota St. Needs Overtime to Beat WIU
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota State's Josh Vaughan made three free throws to tie the game with 1.2 seconds remaining in regulation, then the Bison beat Western Illinois 63-59 in overtime Saturday night.
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Wichita St. Whips SIU
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- J.T. Durley scored 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting to lead Wichita State past Southern Illinois 76-55 in the regular-season finale Saturday.
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Eastern Illinois Tops Tennessee State
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Jeremy Granger scored 11 points to lead a balanced Eastern Illinois team past Tennessee State 66-61 Saturday night.
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Eastern Michigan Overtakes NIU
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) -- Carlos Medlock and Justin Dobbins posted double-doubles and Eastern Michigan used a late 15-0 run to blow past Northern Illinois 66-60 on Saturday.
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Granger Leads Pacers Past Bulls
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Danny Granger had 30 points and eight rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Chicago Bulls 100-90 on Saturday night.
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Harvick Wins NASCAR Nationwide Race at Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Kevin Harvick overcame a pair of horrendous pit stops to win the Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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NASCAR Nationwide Driver Cited for Underage Drinking
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nationwide Series driver John Wes Townley has been cited for underage possession of alcohol.
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Felipe Lpoez Back in Cardinals' Camp
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Felipe Lopez is back with the St. Louis Cardinals after agreeing to a one-year, $1 million contract.
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White Sox Give Teahen a Home: Third Base
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Mark Teahen appears to have finally found a permanent position.
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Samardzija Hopes to Catch On with the Cubs
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- When most sports fans talk about Jeff Samardzija, they mention the agile receiver who used to catch Brady Quinn's touchdown passes at Notre Dame. Then, as an afterthought, they mention he's trying to pitch for the Chicago Cubs.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 2/26/10
Streaks lose emotional finale against Moline, Alleman wins Sherrard regional, Ridgewood girls basketball team falls in OT in state semifinals - will play for third place Saturday afternoon.
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Bulls Beat Blazers for Sixth Win in Past Seven Games
CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 33 points and Luol Deng added seven of his 23 in overtime to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 115-111 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers Friday night.
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Streaks Go for Sweep of Maroons; Final Home Game for Victor Davis
Galesburg High School's boys basketball team ends the regular season against a long-time nemesis.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 2/25/10
Wethersfield earns trip to Oneida regional finals with OT win over West Central, Edwardsville dashes Moline girls basketball team's dreams of state appearance, CSC basketball teams see seasons end with losses.
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Class 1A, 2A High School Girls Basketball Teams Ready for State Finals
POSTED 11:45 a-m 2/25/10 Ridgewood has one day left to prepare for Friday afternoon's state finals appearance against the defending Class 1A champion; Class 3A and 4A schools play sectional championship games Thursday night.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 2/24/10
Knoxville, Williamsfield and Monmouth-Roseville boys basketball seasons end in regional semifinals; One spot remaining in Oneida Regional championship game.
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BIG TEN: Hummel Hurt; #3 Purdue Escapes Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Keaton Grant's jumper with 7.7 seconds left lifted No. 3 Purdue past Minnesota 59-58 after losing star Robbie Hummel to a knee injury in the first half Wednesday night.
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Late Free Throws Lift Bradley Past Wichita State
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Sam Maniscalco sank two free throws with 12 seconds left and Toure' Murry missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds as Bradley held on to edge Wichita State 75-73 Wednesday night.
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Redbirds Beat Indiana State for Sixth Straight Win
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Dinma Odiakosa, in his final home game, had 21 points and 12 rebounds Wednesday night to lead Illinois State past Indiana State 75-58.
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Northern Illinois Edges Centeral Michigan to Snap Long Losing Skid
DE KALB, Ill. (AP) -- Darion Anderson scored with less than 1 second remaining to lift Northern Illinois past Central Michigan 67-65 Wednesday night.
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Cincy Continues DePaul's Big East Struggles
CINCINNATI (AP) _ Forward Yancy Gates, benched during his last game for shoddy defense, scored a career-high 23 points and Cincinnati extended DePaul's longest losing streak of the season by beating the Blue Demons 74-69 Wednesday night.
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