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Area Scoreboard from Monday

January 18, 2022

High School Boys Basketball

  • Clayton Ridge 68, Turkey Valley 35

Wisconsin

  • Cuba City 99, Lancaster 74
  • Belmont 45, Iowa Grant 44

Illinois

  • Scales Mound 58, East Dubuque 27 (Championship game of Pecatonica MLK Tourney)

High School Girls Basketball

Illinois

  • Galena 57, Forreston 24 then lost to Byron 44-35 in the championship game at the Byron Tourney.

Wisconsin

  • Mineral Point 61, Black Hawk 28
  • Benton 54, Argyle 51

USHL BioSteel All-American Game

January 18, 2022

Team Blue beats Team White 4-3 in overtime at 2022 BioSteel All-American Game in Plymouth, Michigan. The game featured the top American born prospects for the 2022 NHL Draft Class including four members of the Dubuque Fighting Saints.  All four contributed for Team White:

  • Stephen Halliday: goal, 4 shots on goal
  • Connor Kurth: assist, 4 shots on goal,
  • Kenny Connors: assist, 3 shots on goal
  • Paxton Geisel : 17 saves on 18 shots.

No. 4 Purdue top No. 17 Illinois in double OT

January 18, 2022

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Sasha Stefanovic scored 22 points, including a go-ahead 3 at the start of double overtime that sent No. 4 Purdue over No. 17 Illinois 96-88. The Boilermakers improved to 15-2.  Alfonso Plummer scored 24 points for Illinois, which is 13-4.

Stafford propels Rams past Cardinals...Suns defeat Spurs

January 18, 2022

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Stafford passed for 202 yards and two touchdowns in his first playoff victory and the Los Angeles Rams roared out of the wild-card round with a 34-11 win over the Arizona Cardinals. The Rams will visit the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday for a spot in the NFC championship game. Odell Beckham Jr. and Cooper Kupp made touchdown catches for the NFC West champion Rams while they jumped to a boisterous 28-0 lead.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Devin Booker had a season-high 48 points and the Phoenix Suns dominated the fourth quarter to defeat the San Antonio Spurs 121-107 for their fourth straight victory. Chris Paul added 15 points and 12 assists as Phoenix won its sixth straight on the road and fifth consecutive in San Antonio. Spurs center Jakob Poeltl had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Dejounte Murray added 18 points. Booker was 18 for 33 from the field and 5 for 13 on 3-pointers in eclipsing his previous high of 38 points, which he collected twice.

MEMPHIS (AP) — Desmond Bane and Ja Morant scored 25 points each, and the Memphis Grizzlies dominated the short-handed Chicago Bulls 119-106 Monday afternoon. Brandon Clarke added 15 points and seven rebounds in the main event of the 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The Grizzlies have won 12 of their last 13. DeMar DeRozan led the Bulls with 24 points and five assists, while Coby White finished with 16 points, six rebounds and five assists. Chicago lost its fourth straight.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Darius Garland strengthened his All-Star case with 22 points and 12 assists, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-107 win over the Brooklyn Nets. Isaac Okoro added 15 points and Jarrett Allen had 14 and 10 rebounds for the Cavs, winning their fifth straight. Kyrie Irving scored 27 points in his fourth game of the season and James Harden added 22 for Brooklyn, which was playing its first game since Kevin Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer, sprained his left knee. He’s expected to be out several weeks.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jason Zucker scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from an early three-goal deficit to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-3. Pittsburgh scored five unanswered goals to improve to 13-2-0 since Dec. 4. Vegas, which had five days off, dropped to 2-3-2 since Dec. 31, with all seven games coming at home. Teddy Blueger, Jake Guentzel and Sidney Crosby also scored for the Penguins, and Tristan Jarry made 22 saves. Chandler Stephenson, Evgenii Dadonov and Nic Roy scored for Vegas.

National Scoreboard from Monday (1/17)

January 18, 2022

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Boston 104 New Orleans 92
Final Charlotte 97 New York 87
Final Washington 117 Philadelphia 98
Final Cleveland 114 Brooklyn 107
Final Memphis 119 Chicago 106
Final L.A. Clippers 139 Indiana 133
Final Atlanta 121 Milwaukee 114
Final Portland 98 Orlando 88
Final Miami 104 Toronto 99
Final Phoenix 121 San Antonio 107
Final Dallas 104 Oklahoma City 102
Final L.A. Lakers 101 Utah 95
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
New Jersey at Toronto 7 p.m. (Postponed)
Final OT Detroit 3 Buffalo 2
Final SO Colorado 4 Minnesota 3
Final Arizona 5 Montreal 2
Final San Jose 6 Los Angeles 2
Final SO Seattle 3 Chicago 2
Final N-Y Islanders 4 Philadelphia 1
Final St. Louis 5 Nashville 3
Final Pittsburgh 5 Vegas 3
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final L.A. Rams 34 Arizona 11
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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (4)Purdue 96 (17)Illinois 88 (2 OT)

Regional College Basketball: Hawks Hold Off Gophers

January 17, 2022

Murray, Iowa thwart Minnesota comeback bid

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sophomore Keegan Murray scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Iowa withstood a furious comeback by shorthanded Minnesota to beat the Golden Gophers 81-71. Murray sank 11 of 17 shots from the floor in notching his fourth double-double of the season for the Hawkeyes (13-4, 3-3 Big Ten Conference). The Gophers had a 22-6 run to get within 72-68 with 2:47 left to play. Jamison Battle’s 3-pointer pulled the Golden Gophers within 74-71, but Murray answered with a 3 for Iowa with 59 seconds to go and Bohannon made four free throws in the last 30 seconds.

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Big 10 Women’s College Basketball

  • The Iowa Hawkeyes defeated Nebraska, 93-83 in Iowa City coming back from a 16-point deficit. Sophomore Caitlin Clark registered her third season, fourth career triple-double with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists

 

  • Notching their first Big Ten Conference win of the season and their first conference road win since 2020, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team outscored Rutgers, 19-8, in the fourth quarter to pull out a 49-45 win.

 

  • The Fighting Illini women’s basketball team was unable to keep pace with the offensive attack of host Penn State, Illinois fell 90-72 on Sunday afternoon.

Regional College Wrestling

January 17, 2022

  • The top ranked University of Iowa wrestling team extended its dual winning streak to 28 straight with a 36-3 win at No. 21 Illinois on Sunday. The Hawkeyes won nine-of-10 matches and added bonus points in four bouts to register their most lopsided win at Illinois in 37 years.

 

  • #10 Wisconsin earned a victory on Sunday thanks to a 21-15 win on the road at No. 14 Minnesota. The Badgers took six of 10 matches against the Gophers.

 

  • #11 Iowa State beat Montana State-Northern and Providence by matching 49-0 scores. The Cyclones have won six-straight duals

Two blowouts and a stunner...Nets shelve Durant

January 17, 2022

UNDATED (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers posted blowout playoff victories yesterday, while the San Francisco 49ers pulled off a surprise against Dallas. Patrick Mahomes threw for 404 yards and five touchdowns in the Chiefs’ 42-21 thumping of Pittsburgh after the Buccaneers earned a 31-15 win over Philadelphia behind Tom Brady’s 271 yards passing and two TDs. Receiver Deebo Samuel ran 26 yards for a touchdown that put the Niners ahead, 23-7 in the third quarter of a 21-17 victory against the Cowboys.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have given no timetable for the return of forward Kevin Durant, who sprained the MCL in his left knee during Saturday’s win over the Pelicans. The injury occurred when teammate Bruce Brown was knocked backward and fell into his knee. The NBA’s leading scorer had an MRI exam yesterday that confirmed the injury.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka were among the winners during Day 1 of the Australian Open. Osaka started her title defense by winning the first five games on the way to a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Camila Osorio. Nadal looked lethal in a 6-1 6-4, 6-2 demolition of American Marcos Giron.
UNDATED (AP) — Villanova and Ohio State were the winners in yesterday’s two-game slate of top-25 men’s basketball teams. Collin Gillespie drained five 3-pointers while scoring 17 points as the 14th-ranked Wildcats clobbered Butler, 82-42. The 16-ranked Buckeyes pulled out a 61-56 win over Penn State behind E.J. Liddell’s 19 points.

HONOLULU (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama made up a five-shot deficit on the back nine and then won the Sony Open in a playoff with one of the best shots he never saw. Matsuyama hit a 3-wood into the sun to 3 feet for an eagle to beat Russell Henley and earn his eighth career PGA Tour victory, tying him with K.J. Choi for most tour victories by an Asian-born player.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (1/16)

January 17, 2022

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Phoenix 135 Detroit 108
Final Houston 118 Sacramento 112
Final Utah 125 Denver 102
Final Minnesota 119 Golden State 99
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Edmonton at Winnipeg 7 p.m. (Postponed)
Final Vancouver 4 Washington 2
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Tampa Bay 31 Philadelphia 15
Final San Francisco 23 Dallas 17
Final Kansas City 42 Pittsburgh 21
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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (14)Villanova 82 Butler 42
Final (16)Ohio St. 61 Penn St. 56