Here are the Results from the 2011 Husker Classic Basketball Tournament from last night.
In the only boys tilt last night Oak Grove easily handled Brookfield 67 to 35. There were 3 girls contests, The top seeded St. Pius girls won over the Lady Bulldogs from Brookfield 45 to 15. The hosting Lady Huskers fell to Odessa 43 to 35, and the Richmond Lady Spartans had little trouble with Lexington 41 to 24.
Here are the scores for the opening night of the 36th Annual Northwest (Hughesville) Tournament.
Girls: (2) Windsor 57 def. (6) Northwest 31
Scoring Leaders: Windsor– Shelby Williams 18 Taylor Ebeling 17 pts. Northwest– Morgann Gregory 12 pts, Sam Unkel 11 pts
Boys: (1) Green Ridge 72 def. (5) Bunceton 31
Scoring Leaders: Green Ridge– Aaron Keele 15 pts- reached 1000 pt mark for his career, Jonathon Dubois 14, Brett Thomas 13, Luke Cantrell 10 pts. Bunceton– Kyler Tucker 15 pts
Girls: (1) Otterville 47 def. (5) Green Ridge 28
Scoring Leaders: Otterville– Amy Oleynik 17 pts, Hanah Stone 14 pts. Green Ridge– Claire Chamberlin 8 pts.
Boys: (2) Otterville 61 def. (7) Malta Bend 34
Scoring Leaders: Otterville– Ryan Benny 25 pts, Paul Oswald 15 pts. Malta Bend– David Hostetter 14 pts.
KCI Conference girls basketball results from last night Mid-Buchanan 62 def. Plattsburg 35, North Platte 61 def. East Buchanan 28, and Lawson 56 def. Lathrop 35.
In girls action from the I-70 tournament the Orrick Lady Bearcats slipped past Crest Ridge 63 to 61.
Coach Herb Webster and his Kearney Lady Bulldogs won a defensive battle last night over Fort Osage 32 to 31.
Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers had little trouble ending their six-game losing streak. Rivers tossed scoring passes on three consecutive drives to put the Chargers in command during a 31-14 rout of the Jaguars at Jacksonville. The Chargers trailed 14-10 until Rivers threw a 22-yard scoring pass to Vincent Brown and a 35-yard TD to Vincent Jackson 70 seconds apart on the final two drives of the first half. Rivers later hit Malcom Floyd for a 52-yard scoring pass on the opening drive of the second half before Ryan Mathews added a 31-yard touchdown run. Blaine Gabbert tossed a pair of touchdown passes 5 ½ minutes apart in the second half to give the Jaguars a brief lead before Rivers shredded the Jacksonville secondary. The 5-7 Chargers dropped the Jaguars to 3-9.
In other NFL news Michael Vick returned to practice with the Eagles after missing three games with two broken ribs. The NFC’s starting Pro Bowl quarterback a year ago will play this weekend when 4-8 Philadelphia takes on the 4-8 Miami Dolphins. The Eagles were 1-2 with Vince Young under center.
Andre Johnson has a “mild” left hamstring injury, and Houston coach Gary Kubiak isn’t able to say if his star receiver will play at Cincinnati this weekend. Johnson pulled up in the third quarter of Sunday’s game as he was chasing down a deep pass from rookie T.J. Yates, who was making his first NFL start.
Jets running back Joe McKnight hyperextended his right elbow in Sunday’s win at Washington and might be forced to miss this week’s game against Kansas City. McKnight leads the NFL in kick-return average.
Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith expects Matt Forte (fohr-TAY’) to return this season after spraining a medial collateral ligament in his right knee during Sunday’s 10-3 loss to Kansas City. Smith says his star running back “looked pretty good” a day after being forced out of Chicago’s lineup in the first quarter, but he wouldn’t put a timetable on Forte’s return.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has a hip pointer after taking a hard hit early in Sunday’s loss to Denver, but coach Leslie Frazier says he’s been told by the training staff that the rookie “should be fine” for this weekend’s game against Detroit. Frazier says Joe Webb will play if Ponder can’t.
St. Louis Rams backup quarterback A.J. Feeley has a small fracture in his right thumb and his availability for next Monday’s game at Seattle is in doubt. Starter Sam Bradford’s status is also iffy. Meanwhile, coach Steve Spanuolo (spag-NOH’-luh) says offensive lineman Jacob Bell tore a ligament in his right knee during Sunday’s loss at San Francisco and could miss the rest of the season.
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive year. Luck and fellow signal-caller Robert Griffin III are among the five finalists for the award to be presented this Saturday. Griffin is the first Baylor player to be selected as a finalist. The other hopefuls are Alabama running back Trent Richardson, LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu and Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, who has scored 38 touchdowns this season.
In other college football news, coach Chris Peterson is calling for an end to the current Bowl Championship Series system after his Boise State team was left out of the high-profile postseason games. It’s the fourth time Boise State has finished in the top 10 of the BCS without getting a bid to one of the elite match-ups.
Kentucky holds the No. 1 spot in the AP poll for a second straight week after beating former No. 1 North Carolina and St. John’s. The 8-0 Wildcats received 47 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.
Ohio State picked up the rest of the first-place votes after also winning twice last week. The Buckeyes’ victory over Duke helped drop the Blue Devils from third to seventh.
Syracuse moves up a spot to third and North Carolina advances one to No. 4 despite the loss to Kentucky. Louisville rounds out the top 5.
Harvard is a member of The Associated Press’ hoops poll for the first time ever, checking in at No. 25.The Crimson are 8-0, with a victory over then-ranked Florida State.
Ron Santo received five Gold Gloves and was selected to nine All-Star teams during his 15-year major league career. The former Cubs third baseman and broadcaster is now a Baseball Hall of Famer, elected two days following the one-year anniversary of his death at age 70. Santo joins former Cubs teammates Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Ferguson Jenkins in the Hall. That famed quartet did most everything at Wrigley Field through the 1960s except reach the postseason.
The average major league salary increased 2.7 percent this year to nearly $3.1 million. It represents the largest rise since 2008.
The New York Yankees had the highest average salary for the 13th consecutive season, but at $6.54 million it declined for the second straight year. It’s down from a peak of $7.66 million when they won the World Series in 2009. Philadelphia was second this year at $6.44 million and Kansas City was last at $1.34 million.