Sports – Friday Feb. 22nd

| February 22, 2013 | 7:23 am
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Thursday night was quiet on the local front, with the exception of teenage shovels busy at work since the majority of students were out of school for the snow storm.  As far as what’s been turned in district playoffs resume for some teams today.  Upcoming games on 103.9 the Grenade include Lafayette County C-1 versus St. Paul at 6 tonight followed by Richmond against Knob Noster at 7:30.

The boys Class 3 District 14 Championship will be held Saturday night at 8 and will also be broadcast on The Grenade.

High School tournament action wasn’t the only sports set back…

The women’s basketball teams from LSU and Missouri had to hold off for their first meeting since the 1989-90 season because of the snow storm.

University officials say the team will take the court this afternoon at 1.

The postponement means the game won’t be televised regionally as originally scheduled.

LSU is looking to win its third straight game following victories last week over then-No. 9 Georgia and unranked Mississippi State.

Missouri is looking to snap a three-game losing streak.

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UNDATED (AP)- Seth Curry scored 19 of his 22 points in the first half as No. 6 Duke opened a 20-point lead and sent Virginia Tech to its ninth consecutive loss, 88-56.

In the only other AP Top-25 game, Justin Cobbs’ jumper with seven-tenths of a second to play gave California a 48-46 victory over No. 23 Oregon.

UConn 73, Cincinnati 66, OT

Stanford beats Oregon State 82-72

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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-of-15 shooting. Dwyane Wade added 17.

Tony Parker scored 31 points and the San Antonio Spurs led all the way in beating the Los Angeles Clippers 116-90 last night for their fifth straight victory and first over the Clippers this season.

The Spurs improved to an NBA-best 22-10 on the road.

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Kevin Harvick has positioned himself as the favorite to win the Daytona 500.

Harvick won the first Daytona 500 qualifying race to make it 2 for 2 at Daytona International Speedway, where he also won an exhibition race last weekend. It positions Harvick, the 2007 Daytona 500 winner, as a top contender in Sunday’s “Great American Race.” Harvick won the season-opening Daytona 500 in 2007.

Kyle Busch won the second race securing a spot alongside Harvick in the second row for Sunday’s race.

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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 No. 1 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.

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