Sports Digest – 3/02/17

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Boys

IHSA Class 3A Regionals – Coal City High School

Morris 57, Streator 53. Adam Brown led in scoring for the Bulldogs with 12 points, Mitch Vickers chipped in 11. Streator trailed by 11 points at three times throughout the course of the game, but a D’Angelo Pryor free throw tied the game at 43-43 with four minutes left in the final quarter. Despite only making 3 FG in the second half, solid defense and shooting 19-of-23 from the free throw line kept Morris ahead for the win. The Redskins took two out of three games from Streator this year, with their other win coming in the Plano Christmas Classic, a 57-52 win in overtime. Streator finishes the season at 16-12.

Pontiac 61, Sandwich 56. Pontiac used a quick start in the first half to keep ahead of Sandwich, ahead at one point 30-9 with just over two minutes left in the second quarter. Freshman Ryan Weir poured in 26 for Pontiac, who has won two of their regional games after only posting two wins in the regular season.

IHSA Class 3A Regionals – Kankakee High School

Plano 65, Kankakee 61

IHSA Class 3A Regionals – Rock Falls High School

Dixon 55, LaSalle-Peru 52

IHSA Class 4A Regionals – United Township High School, East Moline

Moline 51, Rock Island 43. Moline will play Ottawa Friday night for the regional championship.

IHSA Class 1A Sectionals – Somonauk High School

Aurora Christian 50, Annawan 47

IHSA Class 2A Sectionals – Seneca High School

Kankakee (McNamara) 49, Lisle 35

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NHL

Blackhawks 4, Pittsburgh 1. CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane notched his second hat trick in three games to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Wednesday night. Richard Panik also scored and Scott Darling stopped 36 shots for the Blackhawks, who won their fifth straight game. Scott Wilson had the Penguins lone goal.

Other Scores

Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 3

NBA

 

NY Knicks 101, Orlando 90

Miami 125, Philadelphia 98

Atlanta 100, Dallas 95

Washington 105, Toronto 96

New Orleans 109, Detroit 86

Denver 110, Milwaukee 98

San Antonio 107, Indiana 99

Minnesota 107, Utah 80

NCAA Men’s Basketball

 

 

Northwestern 67, Michigan 65. EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Dererk Pardon’s layup at the buzzer gave Northwestern a 67-65 win over Michigan on Wednesday night. The Wildcats’ Nathan Taphorn threw a long inbound pass the length of the court in the waning seconds, hitting Pardon in stride for the winning shot. Derrick Walton Jr. scored 15 points for the Wolverines, who took the loss after winning five of six.

Top 25 Scores

3 UCLA 97, Washington 63

Wake Forest 88, 8 Louisville 81

12 Florida 78, Arkansas 65

19 Notre Dame 82, Boston College 66

NCAA Women’s Basketball

Big Ten Tournament – Indianapolis

Illinois 79, Nebraska 70. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ali Andrews scored a career-high 24 points Wednesday night as No. 12 seed Illinois beat No. 13 seed Nebraska 79-70 in the Big Ten Tournament opener. Petra Holesinska added 21 points and Brandi Beasley had 20 for the Illini, who will play No. 5 seed Purdue on Thursday. Jessica Shepard had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Cornhuskers.

NFL

Bears News. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Chicago Bears have decided not to apply the franchise tag to receiver Alshon Jeffery. General manager Ryan Pace says the tag “wasn’t an option for us” this time, but he’s not ruling out re-signing him once free agency begins. Jeffery played last season on the franchise tag after he and the Bears couldn’t agree to a multiyear deal.

MLB

Spring Training Scores

Cubs 7, Kansas City 3

White Sox 3, Arizona 2

Cardinals 6, NY Mets 1

Miami 9, Houston 5

Pittsburgh 3, Minnesota 1

Philadelphia 5, Tampa Bay 5

Washington 9, Detroit (SS) 1

San Diego (SS) 5, Oakland 0 (8 innings)

NY Yankees 8, Atlanta 7

Baltimore 12, Boston 5

Detroit (SS) 5, Toronto 4

Seattle 7, Cleveland 4

LA Angels 3, Texas 2

Milwaukee 3, Cincinnati 2

Colorado 3, San Diego (SS) 1

LA Dodgers 7, San Francisco 6