Sports News-February 16, 2012

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     NEW YORK (AP) - He didn't have the scoring touch he's had the
past two weeks, but Jeremy Lin didn't need to score in leading the
New York Knicks to their seventh straight victory, 100-85 over
Sacramento. Lin dished out a career-best 13 assists to go with his
10 points, one of seven Knicks to score in double figures.
     
     TORONTO (AP) - Tony Parker had 34 points and 14 assists, and the
San Antonio Spurs extended their season-best winning streak to nine
games with a 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors. The Spurs
have not lost since a 101-100 overtime defeat at Dallas on Jan. 29.

     CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Harrison Barnes scored 23 points and
No. 8 North Carolina rallied from an eight-point deficit in the
second half to beat Miami 73-64. The Tar Heels, who came in leading
the nation with 83.5 points per game, shot only 38 percent and went
5 for 18 from 3-point range.
     
     SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Jack Cooley scored 17 of his 22 points
in the second half to lead No. 23 Notre Dame to a 71-53 win over
Rutgers last night. Cooley also had 18 rebounds for the Fighting
Irish, who won their seventh straight game.
     
     BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - "Monday Night Football" is downsizing.
ESPN says analyst Ron Jaworski has signed a five-year contract
extension to appear on other programming on the network and will no
longer join play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico and
color commentator Jon Gruden on Monday nights.


The Northeast Hawks men’s basketball team earned its most impressive win of the year.  They knocked off Division II 18th ranked Central Community College of Columbus last night 83-72 at the Cox Activities Center.  KJ Bluford had 26 points and seven rebounds to lead three players in double figures for Northeast.  He was 5-11 from three-point range.  Teammate Jacquard Hagan netted 22 points, five assists, and three steals in the win.  Rashad Ingraham added eleven points.  The Hawks earned a forfeit win over the Raiders, despite falling on January 25th 96-72 in Columbus.  Central had to forfeit 20 wins due to an eligibility violation.  Derek Strong & Abou Diop led the Raiders with 18 points a piece.  Diop also added 18 rebounds.  Northeast played without leading scorer Cameron Adderley due to injury.  The Hawks are now 10-15 on the season while Central drop to 3-25.  The Hawks have won two in a row and three of their last four games.

The State Wrestling Meet gets underway at CenturyLink Center Omaha today.  Classes “B” & “C” open with first round matches at 9:30 AM with quarterfinals to follow.  Classes “A” & “D” begin their competition at 4:30 with quarterfinals to follow.  Representing Norfolk High in the Class “A” competition will be Colby Austin (132), Blake Andersen (138), Daniel Kumm (145), Cody Merchant (160), Kyle Temple (182), & Colten Bernhardt (195).  Norfolk Catholic will showcase Dylan Field (132), Brandon Becker (160), Cody Ramaekers (170), & Joe Lopez (285) in Class “C”.  Representing Lutheran High Northeast in Class “C” will be Nicholas Williams (138), Tyler Pflueger (195), Jacob Woockman (220), & Cody Woockman (285).  We’ll have reports throughout the day with Mike Carnes on 106 KIX, Lite Rock 97-5, & Newstalk WJAG.

Local Schedule:  Lincoln SE at Nfk High (GBB-6:00); Nfk Cath Vs. Pierce at Nfk High (GBB C-1-7 Sub-Dist. Final-8:00); LHNE Vs. North Bend Central at Clarkson (GBB C-2-7 Sub-Dist. Final-7:00); Northwestern at Nebraska (WBB-7:05).

Tonight:  Norfolk Catholic takes on Pierce in the Girls C-1-7 Sub-District final from Norfolk High School at 8:00.  Pregame coverage at 7:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.

Friday Night:  The Norfolk High girls & boys basketball teams visit Elkhorn South in a 6:00 doubleheader.  Pregame coverage at 5:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106 KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee West.  Get the lowdown with the coaches.

     NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
    
     Final  Orlando       103  Philadelphia    87
     Final  Detroit        98  Boston          88
     Final  Cleveland      98  Indiana         87
     Final  Memphis       105  New Jersey     100
     Final  Minnesota     102  Charlotte       90
     Final  New Orleans    92  Milwaukee       89
     Final  Houston        96  Oklahoma City   95
     Final  Dallas        102  Denver          84
     Final  Atlanta       101  Phoenix         99
     Final  Portland       93  Golden State    91
     Final  L-A Clippers  102  Washington      84
    
    
       NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
    
     Final      Anaheim     2  Pittsburgh   1
     Final 2OT  Boston      4  Montreal     3 (SO Boston 1-0)
     Final      Ottawa      6  Florida      2
     Final      Vancouver   3  Colorado     1
     Final OT   Toronto     4  Edmonton     3
    
    
       TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final  ( 3) Missouri           83       Oklahoma St.         65
     Final       New Mexico         77  (13) San Diego St.        67
     Final  (16) Murray St.         75       SE Missouri          66
     Final  (18) Indiana            71       Northwestern         66
     Final       Loyola Marymount   75  (21) Saint Mary's (Cal)   60
     Final  (24) Wichita St.        73       Missouri St.         58
    
    
       TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final  ( 1) Baylor          83       Oklahoma St.    51
     Final  ( 5) Duke            67       Virginia Tech   45
     Final       West Virginia   60  (21) Rutgers         50

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