Sports News-December 21, 2011

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A person familiar with the situation says that reigning MVP Derrick Rose has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Chicago Bulls worth approximately $94 million.  The extension will start in the 2012-13 season, when Rose is eligible to make about $16 million.

Bo Spencer and Brandon Richardson scored 15 points each and Nebraska held off Central Michigan 72-69 Tuesday Night.  Spencer and Caleb Walker combined to score seven points late in the game after Central Michigan had cut an 11-point Cornhuskers lead to one. Trey Zeigler made two free throws with 5:02 remaining for the Chippewas to get them within 57-56.  Spencer drove for a basket, then Walker hit a free throw and a layup and Spencer made two more free throws to put Nebraska back in front 64-56 with 1:26 to go. The Huskers made 8 of 10 free throws after that to hang on.  Zeigler led the Chippewas with 20 points and eight assists, while Olivier Mbaigoto scored 15.  Walker, Brandon Ubel and Toney McCray each scored 11 points for the Huskers.

The Lutheran High Northeast boys and girls basketball teams both faced Randolph last night. The girls came out on top with a score of 57-32.  Kelsey Dinkel put up 19 points and brought in 10 rebounds.  Her teammate Liz Gebhardt scored 9 points for the team. The boys also pulled out a win over Randolph 38-24.  Ross Freudenburg was the lead scorer for the team with 11 points and he also had 13 rebounds.  Mitch Knobbe was right bedhind him with 10 points. Their next game is December 28th vs. Oakland-Craig at Wisner at 5:00.

Local Schedule:  South Dakota St. At Nebraska (WBB-7:05); Creighton Vs. Colorado at UTSA Holiday Classic at San Antonio, TX (WBB-5:00).

Local Scores: LHNE 57 Randolph 32 (GBB); LHNE 38 Randolph 24 (B. BB) Central Michigan 69 Nebraska 72 (MBB).

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