Classes 4 and 5 underway in district play this week while some class 1-3 teams wrapped up district title games last night.

BOYS

CLASS 4, DISTRICT 14 @ GRAIN VALLEY
MARSHALL 70, OAK GROVE 67 (OT)
GRANDVIEW 67, GRAIN VALLEY 47

CLASS 4, DISTRICT 8 @ KIRKSVILLE
KIRKSVILLE 65, WARRENTON 53
FULTON 84, HANNIBAL 73 (2-OT)

CLASS 4, DISTRICT 16 @ SAVANNAH

PLATTE COUNTY 56, BENTON 42

SMITHVILLE 45, SAVANNAH 34

CLASS 5, DISTRICT 9 @ BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH
HICKMAN 51, SMITH-COTTON 42

DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS

CLASS 2, DISTRICT 8 @ RUSSELLVILLE
LINN 48, IBERIA 46

CLASS 2, DISTRICT 13 @ BUTLER
RICH HILL 64, LOCKWOOD 57 (2-OT)

CLASS 2, DISTRICT 14 @ WINDSOR
SACRED HEART 76, OSCEOLA 64

 

GIRLS

CLASS 4, DISTRICT 14 @ GRAIN VALLEY
RAYTOWN SOUTH 50, MARSHALL 46
GRANDVIEW 48, OAK GROVE 35

CLASS 4, DISTRICT 8 @ KIRKSVILLE
MEXICO 58, MOBERLY 54
FULTON 59, HANNIBAL 33

CLASS 4, DISTRICT 13 @ WARRENSBURG
WARRENSBURG 53, CLINTON 42
PLEASANT HILL 48, HARRISONVILLE 33

CLASS 5, DISTRICT 9 @ BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH
BLUE SPRINGS 56, SMITH-COTTON 24

DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS

CLASS 2, DISTRICT 13 @ BUTLER
JASPER 51, ARCHIE 33

 
Our next games to be on 103.9 KRLI will be Wednesday evening from Staley High School. It is the Class 2 Sectional Match-ups, The boys game between Wellington-Napolean and Mid-Buchanan is set for a 6:00 p.m. tip-off to be follwed by the girls contest between Santa Fe and Hamilton. you can hear all the Play-by-play on 103.9 curly country.

 

 

TOP 25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-RESULTS

 

 

Second-ranked Virginia has wrapped up its second straight ACC regular-season title. Anthony Gill scored 17 points and the Cavaliers improved to 16-1 in the conference by silencing Syracuse 59-47. The Cavs trailed by 11 in the first half before heading into intermission with a three-point lead.  Mike Tobey, Malcolm Brogdon, and London Perrantes each had 10 points for Virginia, which is 28-1 overall this season.

Also in top-25 men’s basketball:

— Texas bolstered its fading NCAA tournament hopes by beating No. 14 Baylor 61-59 on Isaiah Taylor’s shot in the lane with 4.8 seconds left. Demarcus Holland had 12 points as the Longhorns ended a four-game skid and snapped the Bears’ four-game winning streak.

— Iowa State won a matchup of ranked teams as Georges Niang  provided 20 of his 23 points in the second half to lead the 17th-ranked Cyclones past No. 15 Oklahoma, 77-70. Monte Morris had 19 points and helped Iowa State storm back from a 21-point deficit to end a two-game losing streak.

 

 

NBA-RESULTS

 

 

The Brooklyn Nets have gained control of the final playoff slot in the NBA’s Eastern Conference by beating the league’s top team.  Brooklyn blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter before Jarrett Jack drained a tiebreaking jumper with 1.1 seconds left to give the Nets a 110-108 triumph over Golden State. Brook Lopez had 26 points and Deron Williams 22 to help the Nets earn their first home win since Feb. 6. Brooklyn is a half-game ahead of Charlotte and Indiana, and a half-game behind seventh-place Miami in the East.

Stephen  Curry led the Warriors’ comeback, scoring 18 of his 26 points in the final period. But Klay Thompson shot just 3-for-17 from the field and 1-of-9 from three-point range as Golden State dropped to 46-12, still tops in the NBA.

Also in the NBA:

— Tyler Johnson scored a career-high 26 points and Goran Dragic (DRAH’-gihch) added 21 against his former team to send Miami past Phoenix 115-98. Hassan Whiteside finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds before getting in a third quarter that featured five player technicals, three ejections and two flagrant fouls assessed.

— The Los Angeles Clippers won for the seventh time in nine games by holding the Timberwolves to one field goal in the fourth quarter of a 110-105 triumph at Minnesota. Chris Paul had 26 points and 14 assists for the Clippers, while DeAndre Jordan contributed 12 points and 18 rebounds.

— Richard Jefferson scored seven of his 16 points during a 16-0 Dallas run early in the third quarter in a 102-93 win against New Orleans. Monta  Ellis had a team-high 20 points, and Rajon Rondo  scored 15 of his 19 in the first half.

— Toronto’s five-game losing streak is over after DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 35 points and Lou Williams had 21 in the Raptors’ 114-103 win at Philadelphia. Raptors coach Dwane Casey gave slumping All-Star and Philadelphia native Kyle Lowry another night off to rest.

 

 

NFL-FRANCHISE TAGS

 

Yesterday was the final day for NFL teams to designate franchise or transition players. Among those getting the franchise tag on Monday were Dallas receiver Dez Bryant, Kansas City linebacker Justin Houston, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and kicker Stephen Gostkowski. Denver receiver Demaryius  Thomas also received the franchise tag, but a report on the Detroit Lions website says the team has declined to place its franchise designation on defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

Teams had two weeks to use the franchise tag to avoid having a player hit the free agent market. The tag is for one year and guarantees the player a salary based on the five-year average cap percentage for the tag at every position.

 

NFL-SALARY CAP

 

The NFL’s salary cap is going up $10 million to $143.28 million for the 2015 season. This marks the second straight season that the cap went up by at least $10 million. Adding in benefits, the league says the projected player costs will be $180.775 million per team. The salary cap is determined by a series of NFL revenue streams, with the players receiving 46 percent to 48 percent of those revenues, depending on the year.

 

NASCAR-Kurt Busch

 

Kurt Busch has agreed to follow NASCAR’s recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement. The 2004 champion was indefinitely suspended Feb. 20 after a Delaware judge said he believed Busch likely committed an act of domestic violence against an ex-girlfriend and that there was a “substantial likelihood” of him doing it again.

Busch lost two rounds of appeals to be reinstated before the season-opening Daytona 500, and has missed the first two races of the season. The specific guidelines Busch must follow have not been disclosed.