Here are the results from night number four of the 2011 Husker Classic in Higginsville all of the games in boys action.
Game 1: Odessa — 51 def. Lexington — 28
Game 2: Higginsville — 40 def. St. PIUS X — 39
Game 3: Oak Grove — 47 def. Richmond — 44
I-70 Conference Tournament from Crest Ridge High School. All four games from the boys bracket last night.
Game 1: Wellington-Napoleon — 33 def. Concordia — 28
Game 2: St. Paul — 58 def. Orrick — 15
Game 3: Santa Fe — 58 def. Sweet Springs — 48
Game 4: Lone Jack — 72 def. Crest Ridge — 29
KCI Conference Tournament results from last night
Girls: Mid-Buchanan — 53 def. West Platte — 30
Boys: North Platte — 60 def. Lathrop — 37
Thursday Night scores from the Northwest-Hughesville Tournament
(1) Green Ridge- 67 Austin Story 19 pts, Jonathan Dubois 18 pts, Aaron Keele 11 pts
(4) Stover- 51 Trevor Nolting 12 pts, Jordan Haag 11 pts
(6) Northwest- 47 Cortlen Austin 17 pts, Tristen Reese 15 pts
(7) Malta Bend- 33 David Hostetter 16 pts, Jared Armstrong 15 pts
(2) Otterville- 57 Ryan Benny 22 pts, Jacob Gaskell 17 pts
(3) Windsor- 33 Zane Anstine and Lane Soendker 8 pts each
Thursday December 8 Semi Final of the Centrailia Tournament Salisbury vs Southern Boone Boys Score:
Salisbury 15 10 20 22 Final 67
S Boone 14 7 14 10 Final 45
In a high scoring affair last night, Smithton boys fell to Versailles 94 to 78. Smithton will try to bounce back with their next game at Windsor on Monday.
The Knob Noster Boys Basketball Team lost last night to the Clinton Cardinals 47 – 59. Aaron Hale had 14 points and David Barton had 10 in the losing effort. The Panthers season record is now 2-2. The Panthers play Eldorado Springs tonight for their home opener. JV at 5:30 pm and Varsity tips at about 7:00 pm.
Also in boys play King City pounded Plattsburg last night 47 to 23.
Kearney Lady Bulldogs defeated Oak Park last night in a Suburban Conference game 71-16.
Former Notre Dame coach and offensive wizzard, Charlie Weis, has been hired to run the football program at Kansas, which fired Turner Gill after the Jayhawks went 5-19 in his two seasons.
Florida coach Will Muschamp already has started compiling a list of potential replacements Weis, who left the Gators as offensive coordinator. Weis won’t be on the sidelines when Florida plays in the Gator Bowl against Ohio State on Jan. 2.
The legend of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger rose a bit higher in the Steel City last night. Big Ben shook off a painful high ankle sprain to throw two TDs in the Steelers’ 14-3 win over Cleveland to the delight and awe of the Heinz Field faithful.
A noticeably limping Roethlisberger, who threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jerricho Cotchery in the first half, had to be helped off the field after lying on the ground for several minutes after being sacked. It caused Roethlisberger’s left ankle to bend awkwardly. Backup Charlie Batch finished the first half.
Roethlisberger went to the locker room for X-rays following the gruesome second-quarter sack but returned to start the second half. He passed for 178 of his 280 yards after the break. That included a 79-yard scoring strike to Antonio Brown with 2:52 remaining to help the Steelers win for the eighth time in their last nine games. A relieved Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said team doctors gave Big Ben the OK to play the second half “and we know what kind of competitor he is.” Big Ben said the injury “was one of the most painful things” he’s ever felt. Pittsburgh, which improved to 10-3, moved a half-game ahead of Baltimore in the race for the AFC North title. The Steelers have beaten the Browns 15 of the last 16 meetings.
NBA players and owners have officially ratified the new collective bargaining agreement as expected, effectively ending the five-month lockout. That paves the way for training camps and free agency to open today.
The NBA, as owners of the New Orleans Hornets, will not trade All-Star guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers. NBA spokesman Mike Bass says the league is nixing the proposed three-team trade involving Paul “for basketball reasons.”
Lakers forward Lamar Odom would have gone to New Orleans and fellow Los Angeles forward Pau Gasol to Houston, the third team in the trade. Paul can opt out of his current contract with New Orleans after this season. The Hornets have been fielding trade offers in an effort to acquire new players for the star guard rather than letting him walk in free agency.
The 25th-ranked Crimson went on the road against defending national champion Connecticut and Tommy Amaker’s team found out how far they still have to go to be regarded in the elite of men’s basketball. In the only Top-25 game of the night, ninth-ranked UConn beat Harvard 67-53. Jeremy Lamb had 18 points and Andre Drummond added 12 on 6-for-7 shooting for the 8-1 Huskies. Harvard is also 8-1. It was the first time Harvard had played a game with a ranking ahead of its name.
The L.A. Angels turned a double play on the final day of the baseball winter meetings. The Halos won the bidding war for the top free agent on the market, coming to terms with Albert Pujols on a 10-year, $254 million contract that’s the second highest in major league history. Pujols spent the first 11 years of his big league career of course with the St. Louis Cardinals, where the three-time National League MVP led the team to a pair of World Series titles, including this year’s win over the Rangers.
The Angels also agreed on a five-year, $75 million deal with pitcher C.J. Wilson, who just helped Texas to its second straight American League pennant. The 31-year-old left-hander was 16-7 with a 2.94 ERA last season.
Just to put the Angels’ spending spree in some perspective: The $329 million Angels owner Arte Moreno just gave to Pujols and Wilson is $140 million more than he paid to buy the Angels franchise eight years ago.