Sports News-January 29, 2013

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Tiger Woods has won at Torrey Pines for the eighth time, and the seventh time in the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, California.  Woods closed with an even-par 72 for a 14-under total, four strokes ahead of Josh Teater and defending champion Brandt Snedeker.  Woods is seven victories away from tying Sam Snead for the all-time record of 82 Tour wins.

The Creighton men’s basketball team dropped from 17th to 21st in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and fell from twelfth to 17th in the USA Today Coaches poll released yesterday.  The 18-3 Bluejays split two road games in the last week, falling at Drake 74-69 last Wednesday and then beating Southern Illinois on Sunday night 81-51.  Michigan is the new number one in the AP Top 25.  Kansas, Indiana, Florida, and Duke round out the top five.  Creighton will be in action next when they host 6-15 Missouri State on Wednesday at 7:05.  The Bluejays are 7-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference while the Bears are 4-5.

Nebraska-Omaha senior guard Paige Frauendorfer earned her third Summit League Player of the Week honor yesterday after two games last week.  On Thursday, the former Humphrey High standout led UNO to a 61-52 win over North Dakota State with a season-high 25 points and eight rebounds.  Frauendorfer became the 25th player in UNO history to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau.  She followed that performance on Saturday with a 16-point, six-rebound, four-steal effort in a 74-64 loss to league-leading South Dakota State.  For the week, Frauendorfer averaged 20.5 points, seven rebounds and three steals per game. For the season, she is fifth in the conference in scoring at 14 points per game and first in rebounding at 8.5 per game.  Frauendorfer is the only player in the top five in both categories.

The Nebraska-Omaha hockey team is ranked 14th in both polls this week.  The Mavericks slip from 13th to 14th in the latest poll from the website USCHO.com and remain 14th in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine.  UNO swept Bemidji State on the road last weekend and return to action on Friday when they host Michigan Tech.  Nebraska-Omaha is 15-9-2 overall and 11-5-2 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star updated their high school basketball rankings today.  In the boys basketball polls, the 16-2 Lutheran High Northeast Eagles remain number one in the Lincoln Journal Star and second in the Omaha World Herald in Class “C-2”.  In the girls rankings, the 12-5 Norfolk Lady Panthers dropped out of both polls in Class “A” after playing without injured Jaycee Bradley.

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school basketball rankings.  In the boys rankings, in the Omaha World Herald, Omaha South is the new number one in the “Nebraska Top 10” & Class “A” while Elkhorn South is the new number one in Class “B”  In Class “C-1”, Wahoo High stays at number one, Boone Central/Newman Grove moves up from fifth to fourth, Wayne is once again sixth, Columbus Lakeview slips from eighth to ninth, & O’Neill drops out of the top ten.  In Class “C-2”, Sutton stays at number one, Lutheran High Northeast remains second, and Creighton is once again tenth.  In Class “D-1”, Paxton is once again first, Howells/Dodge remains second, O’Neill St. Mary’s moves up from sixth to fifth, Clearwater/Orchard enters the rankings at number ten, and West Point Guardian Angels drops out of the rankings.  In Class “D-2”, Wausa stays at number one, Wynot remains third, Lindsay Holy Family jumps from ninth to seventh, and Bancroft/Rosalie remains tenth.
   
In the boys rankings, in the Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha South is the new number one in Class “A” while Elkhorn South is the new number one in Class “B”.  In Class “C-1”, Wahoo High is once again first, Boone Central/Newman Grove remains third, Wayne stays at number four, Columbus Lakeview is once again at number eight, and O’Neill falls from the rankings.  In Class “C-2”, Lutheran High Northeast stays at number one, Hartington Cedar Catholic re-enters the rankings at number ten, and Creighton drops out of the rankings.  In Class “D-1”, Howells/Dodge is once again first, O’Neill St. Mary’s stays at number three, and Clearwater/Orchard falls out of the top ten.  In Class “D-2”, Falls City Sacred Heart is the new number one, Wausa remains third, Wynot slips from fourth to fifth, Lindsay Holy Family stays at number eight, Humphrey St. Francis remains ninth, and Bancroft/Rosalie drops out of the top ten.

In the girls rankings, in the Omaha World Herald, Bellevue West stays at number one in the “Nebraska Top 10” & Class “A” while Norfolk High drops out of both criteria.  In Class “B”, Beatrice remains number one.  In Class “C-1”, Chadron is the new number one and Pierce moves up from third to second.  In Class “C-2”, Crofton is once again first and Homer remains second.  In Class “D-1”, West Point Guardian Angels stays at number one, Pender is once again second, Howells/Dodge remains third, O’Neill St. Mary’s stays at number four, Emerson/Hubbard remains sixth, and Randolph is once again ninth.  In Class “D-2”, Humphrey High remains first, Wynot stays at number two, Lindsay Holy Family is once again fourth, and Osmond remains sixth.
    
In the Lincoln Journal Star girls rankings, Bellevue West stays at number one and Norfolk High falls out of the top ten in Class “A”.  In Class “B”, Beatrice is the new number one.  In Class “C-1”, Pierce remains first.  In Class “C-2”, Crofton is once again first and Homer jumps from seventh to sixth.  In Class “D-1”, West Point Guardian Angels stays at number one, Pender remains second, Howells/Dodge is once again third, O’Neill St. Mary’s stays at number seven, Emerson/Hubbard moves up from tenth to ninth, and Randolph enters the rankings at number ten.  In Class “D-2”, Humphrey High remains first, Wynot is once again second, Osmond remains third, and Lindsay Holy Family is once again fourth.

The Mid States Conference Basketball Tournament continues today with boys quarterfinal action.  In games at Northeast Community College, 15-3 Wayne takes on 7-10 Crofton at 6:15 and 10-7 Norfolk Catholic meets 12-6 Hartington Cedar Catholic at 7:45.  In games at Norfolk Catholic High School, 14-4 Boone Central/Newman Grove battles 8-9 West Point Guardian Angels at 6:15 and 9-8 Pierce faces 14-3 O’Neill at 7:45.

Local Schedule:  Columbus Scotus at LHNE (G&B BB-6:15): Nebraska at Minnesota at Minneapolis, MN (MBB-8:00).

Mid States Conference Girls Basketball Tourn.:  Nfk Cath 53 Hartington CC 37; Pierce 62 O’Neill 14; Crofton 52 Wayne 33; West Point Guardian Angels 74 Boone Central/Newman Grove 34. 

     NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION
    
      Final    Golden  State    114    Toronto              102
      Final    Memphis              103    Philadelphia    100
      Final    Sacramento          96    Washington          94
      Final    Brooklyn              97    Orlando                77
      Final    Chicago                93    Charlotte            85
      Final    Houston              125    Utah                      80
      Final    Denver                102    Indiana              101
    
    
          NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE
    
      Final            Boston                5    Carolina        3
      Final            Columbus            2    Dallas            1
      Final            Phoenix              4    Nashville      0
      Final            Edmonton            4    Colorado        1
      Final  2OT    Los  Angeles      3    Vancouver      2  (SO  Los  Angeles  1-0)
    
    
          TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL
    
      Final    (  2)  Kansas              61    West  Virginia      56
      Final    (12)  Louisville      64    Pittsburgh            61
      Final    (25)  Marquette        63    South  Florida      50
    
    
          TOP-25  WOMEN'S  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL
    
      Final    (  2)  Notre  Dame      77    (  9)  Tennessee      67

     BOYS BASKETBALL
     Parkview Christian 71, Dorchester 51
 Lewis and Clark Conference Tournament
 First Round
     Bancroft-Rosalie 67, Allen 23
     Hartington 87, Emerson-Hubbard 60
     Homer 47, Bloomfield 32
     Ponca 57, Osmond 34
     Winnebago 77, Winside 31
 Lou Platte Conference Tournament
     Ord 57, Wood River 53
     St. Paul 50, Centura 41
 Niobrara Valley Conference Tournament
 First Round
     Clearwater/Orchard 51, Boyd County 46
     CWC 70, Stuart 58
     Ewing 59, North Central 47
     St. Mary's 58, Elgin Public/Pope John 55, OT
 Pioneer Conference Tournament
     Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 51, Friend 49
 Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament
     Centennial 45, Fillmore Central 34
     Sandy Creek 50, Tri County 34
 Twin Valley Conference Tournament
 Quarterfinal
     Kenesaw 65, Harvard 19
     Red Cloud 28, Lawrence-Nelson 24
     Shelton 47, Blue Hill 46
     Silver Lake 39, Deshler 29
 GIRLS BASKETBALL
     College View Academy 45, Boys Town 32
     Dorchester 52, Parkview Christian 44
     Sioux City, West, Iowa 78, South Sioux City 69
 East Central Nebraska Conference Tournament
 Consolation
     Palmyra 44, Conestoga 14
 Quarterfinal
     East Butler 53, Weeping Water 41
     Elmwood-Murdock 48, Johnson County Central 14
     Freeman 35, Malcolm 34
     Yutan 54, Louisville 45
 East Husker Conference Tournament
 Quarterfinal
     Howells/Dodge 40, Tekamah-Herman 20
     Humphrey 57, Twin River 30
     Pender 55, West Point-Beemer 33
 Fort Kearny Conference Tournament
 Quarterfinal
     Amherst 60, Wilcox-Hildreth 42
 Fort Kearny Conference Tournament
 Quarterfinal
     Axtell 57, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 19
     Eustis-Farnam 43, Elwood 36
 Fort Kearny Conference Tournament
 Quarterfinal
     Loomis 59, Overton 34
 Lou Platte Conference Tournament
     Ord 43, Doniphan-Trumbull 27
     St. Paul 42, Gibbon 36
 Loup Valley Conference Tournament
     Sandhills/Thedford 48, Anselmo-Merna 20
 Mid-State Conference Tournament
 First Round
     Crofton 52, Wayne 33
 Mid-State Conference Tournament
 First Round
     Guardian Angels 74, Boone Central/Newman Grove 34
     Norfolk Catholic 53, Hartington Cedar Catholic 37
 Mid-State Conference Tournament
 First Round
     Pierce 62, O'Neill 14
 NENAC Tournament
 Consolation Semifinal
     Creighton 40, Elkhorn Valley 27
 Semifinal
     Laurel-Concord 50, West Holt 42
     Randolph 56, Neligh-Oakdale 37
 Pioneer Conference Tournament
     Pawnee City 44, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 23
 Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament
     Centennial 39, Tri County 27
     David City 42, Thayer Central 26
     Superior 47, Wilber-Clatonia 13

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