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Thursday, March 7, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Sports Update…..

H.S. Boys Basketball…

The Cissna Park Timberwolves season ended last night at the class 1A Super-Sectional @ Normal – losing to top-ranked Illini Central 50 – 39.  Cole Hasselbring lead the Wolves with 12 points and 8 rebounds.  Josh Marquez added 11 points.  The Timberwolves out rebounded Illini Central 30 to 17 but gave up 20 turnovers.  Cissna Park finishes the season 21-11.  Congratulations to Head Coach Kevin Long and the Timberwolves on a great season.

Also….St. Joe-Odgen beat Riverton 59-47 to advance to the Final Four in Class 2A.


Big Ten action last night:

Purdue had a 34 – 30 at half, but #7 Michigan recovered and got by the Boilermakers 80 – 75

Nebraska surprised Minnesota, beating the Golden Gophers 53 - 48

Top 5 action:

Villanova upset #5 Georgetown 67 – 57


Miami won their 16th straight….barely…beating the lowly Orlando Magic 97 - 96

The Celtics beat the Pacers 83 - 81

Spurs beat the Bulls 101 - 83

other winners last night include:  Minnesota, LA Lakers, Memphis, New York, Atlanta, Cleveland, Brooklyn, ……Dallas, Toronto, LA Clippers, and Golden State


The Blackhawks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3 -2.  Chicago continues to build on their NHL-record points streak at 24 games. 



Good Luck….to Hoopeston Area’s Brennan Crose who competes in the IHSA 3-point shootout tonight at Carver Area in Peoria.

and Good Luck to Hoopeston Area Youth Wrestlers Jack Simpson, Adam Colunga, Bohdi Tuggle and Tyson Coon who leave today for weigh-ins at the IWKF State Wrestling Tournament in Rockford.  1st round wrestling begins Friday morning.  Of note is that Simpson is ranked #2 in the state at 215 lbs Senior Division. 

That’s your WHPO Sports Update….I’m Kevin Jett


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