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 Class 1 Sectional Basketball Scores 03/08/11

Girls

Naylor 55, Delta 50
Exeter 73, South Iron 44
Hardin-Central 48, St Joseph Christian 44
Jefferson 55, Mercer 54
Walnut Grove 78, Wheatland 39
Montrose 77, Otterville 38
Hale 42, St. Elizabeth 40
Marion County 55, Green City 28

Boys

Scott County 108, Risco 41
Chadwick 44, South Iron 41
Braymer 57,  St Joseph Christian 43
Jefferson 61, Gilman City 47
Dadeville 67, Climax Springs 52
Drexel 57, Leeton 34
Chamois 50, Tina-Avalon 48
LaPlata 49, Meadville 47

(Surprise, AZ) — Danny Duffy served up a three-run homer to Drew Stubbs in the fourth inning and the Cincinnati Reds went on to beat the Royals 5-2 in Cactus League action in Surprise. Starter Kyle Davies threw three scoreless innings in his third spring start. Billy Butler hit a two-run homer in the third inning for the lone Kansas City runs. The Royals play the Chicago Cubs in Mesa this afternoon.

(Kansas City, MO) — The Missouri Tigers will play their Big 12 tournament opener tonight at the Sprint Center. The sixth-seeded Tigers go up against 11th-seeded Texas Tech in the final first-round matchup of the day. Mizzou beat the Red Raiders 92-84 in their only meeting this season February 15th in Columbia. The winner of tonight’s game will take on third-seeded Texas A&M tomorrow night.

(Kansas City, MO) — Second-ranked Kansas and number-23 Kansas State received first-round byes in the Big 12 tournament and won’t play until tomorrow. The top-seeded Jayhawks take on the winner of today’s matchup between eighth-seeded Nebraska and ninth-seeded Oklahoma State. The fourth-seeded Wildcats will play the winner between fifth-seeded Colorado and 12th-seeded Iowa State.

(Kansas City, KS) — When Sporting KC moves into its new digs June 9th, it will be called Livestrong Sporting Park. It was announced yesterday that the $200-million soccer complex will be named after the foundation of American cycling legend Lance Armstrong. The “Star” reports club owners will donate a minimum of $7.5-million over six years to help fund the foundation’s fight against cancer.

(Columbus, OH) — Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel will miss the first two games of the 2011 regular season after being suspended for violating NCAA rules. Tressel said at a press conference on Tuesday that he is disappointed and sorry for this incident. The school imposed the ban after Tressel admitted he had known last April some of his players had sold memorabilia, but hadn’t reported the situation. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith says Tressel will absolutely remain their head football coach. Along with the two-game suspension, Tressel also has to attend a compliance seminar and will receive a $250-thousand fine.

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (21) Connecticut 97 DePaul 71

TOP-25 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 1) Connecticut 73 (10) Notre Dame 64

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Golden State 95 Cleveland 85
Final L-A Lakers 101 Atlanta 87
Final Milwaukee 95 Washington 76
Final Philadelphia 110 Indiana 100
Final Portland 105 Miami 96
Final Phoenix 113 Houston 110


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Pittsburgh 3 Buffalo 1
Final Philadelphia 4 Edmonton 1
Final Ottawa 2 New Jersey 1
Final OT N-Y Islanders 4 Toronto 3
Final Montreal 4 Boston 1
Final Florida 3 Chicago 2
Final Minnesota 5 Colorado 2
Final OT Vancouver 4 Phoenix 3
Final OT San Jose 3 Nashville 2