Sports News-February 14, 2012

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     MILWAUKEE (AP) - LeBron James scored 35 points and the Miami
Heat finally found a way to beat Milwaukee, using a third-quarter
surge to beat the Bucks 114-96 last night. Dwyane Wade
scored 22 and Mario Chalmers added 13 for the Heat, who had lost
their first two meetings with the Bucks this season.
     
     LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)-The second-ranked Syracuse Orange overcame
a dismal 34.4 percent shooting night to nip Louisville 52-51,
scoring the final six points of the game. C.J. Fair had 13 and Fab
Melo added 11 for Syracuse, which had lost its last seven meetings
with the Cardinals.
     
     WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Pavelski had two goals and two assists in
leading the Sharks past the Capitals 5-3 in San Jose's 16th victory
in its last 17 games against Washington. Washington has won only
three of its last 11, a stretch that has dropped the Capitals out
of first place in the Southeast Division and dropped them below the
top eight spots in the Eastern Conference.
     
     DETROIT (AP) - NHL history could be made tonight in Detroit. The
Red Wings can set the NHL record with their 21st straight road
victory when they take on the Dallas Stars at Joe Louis Arena.
     
     TORONTO (AP) - "Lin-sanity" makes its first appearance north
of the border tonight. Jeremy Lin, the hot-shooting guard out of
Harvard who's averaging 26.8 points during the New York Knicks
five-game winning streak and the NBA Eastern Conference player of
the week, travels to Toronto tonight as the Knicks visit the
Raptors.


The Creighton men's basketball team have fallen out of the national rankings after a twelve-week run being recognized as one of the nation's top-25 teams in either the Associated Press or USA Today/ESPN Coaches Polls.  The Bluejays have lost three straight since a 21-2 start, and next play at Southern Illinois on Tuesday night at 7:00.  Despite missing the top-25 this week, Creighton has still been in the Associated Press poll nine of the last 11 weeks.  Its’ number 13 ranking on Jan. 30th was their highest ranking since being 12th on Feb. 10, 2003.  The Bluejays had been in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll twelve straight weeks since debuting at No. 25 on Nov. 21, before this week.  Creighton’s number twelve ranking on Jan. 30th was the program's highest ranking since being 12th on Feb. 10, 2003.

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star has updated it’s high school boys basketball rankings for all classes.  The Norfolk Panthers remain second in both media in Class “A” trailing two-time Defending State Champion Omaha Central.  The 21-0 Panthers won two games over the weekend as they won at Lincoln East on Friday and then beat Columbus at home on Saturday.  Norfolk will be in action this weekend when they visit 11-8 in Class “B” Elkhorn South on Friday and host 13-7 Lincoln Southeast on Saturday.  Norfolk Catholic stays at number five in the Omaha World Herald and drop from seventh to eighth in the Lincoln Journal Star in Class “C-1”.  The 15-6 Defending State Champions beat O’Neill and lost to Sutton last week.  They visit 15-3 in Class “C-2” Hartington Cedar Catholic on Friday.  Lutheran High Northeast remains fourth in the Omaha World Herald and slips from third to fourth in the Lincoln Journal Star in Class “C-2”.  The 20-2 Eagles lost their only game last week to Hartington Cedar Catholic 48-35.  They are in action this week when they visit 8-13 in Class “D-1” West Point Guardian Angels on Friday.

Norfolk High’s Allison Erwin has signed with Mount Marty College to play soccer for the Lancers next fall.  Erwin, a forward, holds many records for the Lady Panthers that were the 2009 and 2010 conference champions as well as a State Tournament qualifier in 2010.  Her records include most goals in a game, most goals in a season, most assists in a season, and most assists in a career.  Erwin has totaled 34 goals in three seasons at Norfolk High with her senior campaign getting ready to begin.

Local Schedule:  Nfk Cath Vs. Madison at Nfk High (GBB C-1-7 Sub-Dist. Semifinal-6:00); LHNE Vs. Oakland/Craig at Clarkson (GBB C-2-7 Sub-Dist. Semifinal-6:00); Creighton at Southern Illinois at Carbondale, IL (MBB-7:05).

Tonight:  The C-1-7 Sub-District Girls Basketball Tournament continues at Norfolk High School.  Madison will meet Norfolk Catholic in a semifinal game at 6:00 followed by Pierce versus Wayne at 8:00.  Pregame coverage at 5:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.

Thursday-Saturday:  The State Wrestling Meet gets underway at Qwest Center Omaha.  We’ll have reports throughout the day with Mike Carnes on 106 KIX, Lite Rock 97-5, & Newstalk WJAG.

Local Scores:  Minnesota 64 (16) Nebraska 58 (WBB).

     NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
    
     Final  Orlando       102  Minnesota      89
     Final  Philadelphia   98  Charlotte      89
     Final  New Orleans    86  Utah           80
     Final  Dallas         96  L-A Clippers   92
     Final  Golden State  102  Phoenix        96
    
    
       NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
    
     Final      Carolina    5  Montreal     3
     Final 2OT  Vancouver   2  Phoenix      1 (SO Vancouver 4-3)
    
    
       TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final  ( 4) Kansas     59       Kansas St.   53
     Final  ( 9) Baylor     79       Iowa St.     64
    
    
       TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final  ( 2) UConn       73       Oklahoma   55
     Final  (13) Tennessee   91  ( 7) Kentucky   54

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