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Local Sports Roundup -- 11/24/9
UPDATED 10:36 a-m 11/25/09 Galesburg girls basketball team drops conference opener, Knoxville wins again, Blue Bullets boys basketball team earns first victory in tournament play, Monmouth-Roseville and Williamsfield undefeated after two games.
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Late Run by Illini Takes Care of Wofford
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Demetri McCamey scored 21 points and No. 20 Illinois used a second-half run to beat Wofford 78-64 in the Las Vegas Invitational Tuesday night.
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Struggling Hawkeyes Fall to Wichita State
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Wichita State cruised to a 74-57 victory over Iowa Tuesday in the consolation game of the CBE Classic behind 18 points from sophomore Garrett Stutz.
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Western Offense Struggles; Leathernecks Lose to Savannah State
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Tracy Rankins scored 13 points and Patrick Hardy added 10 to help Savannah State hold off Western Illinois 52-48 Tuesday night.
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Brown Leads Bradley Over Presbyterian
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) _ Taylor Brown scored 13 of his team-high 19 points in the second half to help Bradley defeat Presbyterian 71-58 Tuesday night.
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Eastern Illinois Dumps Chicago State
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jeremy Granger scored a career-high 24 points and Eastern Illinois improved to 3-1 for the first time in 11 years by whipping Chicago State 82-68 Tuesday night.
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No Surprise: Pujols Named NL MVP
NEW YORK (AP) -- Albert Pujols is the unanimous winner of the National League MVP award, becoming the first player to repeat since Barry Bonds won four in a row from 2001-04.
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Streaks Take the Long Trip to Open WB6 Play
Galesburg High School's girls basketball team has four games under its belt as it begins another Western Big Six season.
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Davis Dominant; Silver Streaks Defeat Woodruff
Galesburg High School junior forward Victor Davis was a one-man wrecking crew in leading the Silver Streaks to a season-opening win against Peoria Woodruff, Manual hammers Pekin; Monmouth-Roseville and Billtown open new season with a win.
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Titans Beat Texans for Fourth Straight Win
HOUSTON (AP) -- Rob Bironas kicked a 53-yard field goal with less than a minute remaining and the Tennessee Titans beat the Houston Texans 20-17 for their fourth straight victory after an 0-6 start.
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Wisconsin RB Clay Named Big Ten's Top Offensive Player
PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) -- Wisconsin running back John Clay, who leads the Big Ten in rushing, was chosen as the conference's offensive player of the year Monday night.
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Texas Defeats Hawkeyes in CBE Classic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Dexter Pittman scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half and No. 3 Texas survived Cully Payne's miracle shot to beat Iowa 85-60 Monday night in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.
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Illinois State Remains Perfect with Win at Illinois-Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- Osiris Eldridge scored 19 points to lead Illinois State to a 69-65 victory over Illinois-Chicago Monday night.
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Oden's Big Game Helps Portland Rout Chicago
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Greg Oden tied a career-high with 24 points and LaMarcus Aldridge also had 24 to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Chicago Bulls 122-98 Monday night.
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White Sox Agree to Contract with Vizquel
CHICAGO (AP) -- Omar Vizquel has agreed to $1,375,000, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox.
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Cincinnati QB Pike to Start Against Illinois
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Quarterback Tony Pike is still on target to start for No. 5 Cincinnati against Illinois on Friday.
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Mauer Near-Unanimous Pick as American League MVP
NEW YORK (AP) -- Joe Mauer has become only the second catcher in 33 years to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award.
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It's Time for High School Boys Basketball
Galesburg got its Thanksgiving Tournament back and the Silver Streaks play in it Monday night to kick off the new season.
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McNabb Returns Home to Beat Bears
CHICAGO (AP) -- Donovan McNabb and the Philadelphia Eagles found a way to pull out a close win. They also hurt the Chicago Bears in the process.
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Favre's Personal Best: 88 Percent Completion Rate Against Seattle
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brett Favre has added a few more records to his overcrowded resume.
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Martin Settles for Second Again
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- Typically, when a NASCAR driver does something that only Richard Petty and Bobby Allison have done before is a sign of excellence.
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Bradley Holds Off Wofford
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Taylor Brown, in his first game of the season, scored 16 points to lead Bradley to a 56-54 victory over Wofford in the first round of the Las Vegas Invitational on Sunday.
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Northern Illinois Falls to SEMO in OT
DE KALB, Ill. (AP) -- Derek Thompson scored 19 points and LaMont Russell grabbed 16 rebounds as Southeast Missouri defeated Northern Illinois in overtime on Sunday, 70-64.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 11/21/9
Galesburg splits in tournament play, Ridgewood emerges undefeated in Woodhull Tournament, Knoxville still perfect, Monmouth College women's basketball team wins, Scots men lose.
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Illinois Dominates Presbyterian After Slow Start
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Freshman D.J. Richardson scored 15 points, hitting four 3-pointers, to help No. 23 Illinois overcome a sluggish start and beat Presbyterian College 94-48 in the Las Vegas Invitational Saturday night.
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Western Beats Central Arkansas for Second Victory
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) _ Ceola Clark had a game-high 16 points and seven rebounds to lead Western Illinois past Central Arkansas 56-46 Saturday night.
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Hot-Shooting UNLV Downs SIU
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Tre'Von Willis scored a career-high 25 points to lead UNLV over Southern Illinois 78-69 in the Mountain West Conference-Missouri Valley Conference Challenge Saturday night.
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Redbirds Handle North Florida
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Osiris Eldridge scored 24 points to lead Illinois State past North Florida 71-55 on Saturday.
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Eastern Illinois Blows Out Eureka
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Tyler Laser made 10 of 13 shots, scoring 23 points and leading Eastern Illinois to an easy 93-64 victory over Eureka College Saturday night.
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Anthony's Big Night Helps Nuggets Beat Bulls
DENVER (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points and Chauncey Billups had 21, leading the Denver Nuggets to a 112-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls Saturday night.
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