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 Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 65, Watseka 63. The host Falcons won the nonconference tilt after Mitch McNutt sank two free throws with less than five seconds to play, part of his 22-point production to lead GCMS (21-3). Bryce Barnes (21 points) and Ryland Holt (14 points) were also major contributors on the night for the Falcons. Brendan Fletcher (game-high 25 points) and Justin McTaggart (20 points) kept the Warriors (17-8) in the game.
Blue Ridge 54, Iroquois West 50. Trey Jamison had a team-high 11 points for Blue Ridge (4-19), while Nick Burrow (10 points), Dane Houser (nine points) and Tim Crook (eight points) added to the offensive output. Zach Gerling scored a game-high 14 points for the Raiders (5-18) and teammate Michael Hartke contributed 13 points.
Milford 59, Westville 45. The visiting Bearcats kept the Tigers at bay in a VVC win. Tyler Schmidt scored a game-high 25 points for Milford (17-5), who also received 13 points from Jacob Thompson and 10 points from Zach Castonguay. Tylan Stricklett (13 points), Skylor Elliott (12 points) and Brandt Williamson (11 points) led the way for Westville (8-17).
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 67, La Salette 54. The visiting Panthers ended a 13-game win streak by the Lions with a nonconference win. Tyler Pichon scored a team-high 18 points for PBL (11-11), while Dalton Busboom (17 points) and Mason Ecker (16 points) complemented Pichon. Joel Adese (game-high 27 points) and Caleb Moss (22 points) led La Salette (18-4).
Momence 79 64 Manteno
Herscher 54 44 Sandwich
Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 60 68 Hoopeston
Bloomington Central Catholic 70, Prairie Central 27
Armstrong-Potomac 66, Schlarman 56
Monticello 62, St. Thomas More 47
Oakwood 69, Chrisman 41
St. Joseph-Ogden 79, Rantoul 57
Salt Fork 59, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 38
Bradley-Bourbonnais 67 42 Lincoln-Way West
Peotone 38 40 Plano
Class 2A Watseka Regional
Watseka 65, Clifton Central 29. The top-seeded Warriors cruised into Thursday night’s regional title game with a dominating effort as Watseka led 39-16 at halftime of its regional semifinal game triumph. Mallory Drake (19 points), Summer Cramer (16 points), Natalie Schroeder (12 points) and Kennedy Bauer (10 points) all compiled double-digit scoring totals for Watseka (29-1) in its sixth straight win. watseka set a new school record for wins breaking a record that has stood since 1940. watseka will play against four seed Gibson City/Melvin-Sibley at 7 p.m. Thursday in Watseka for the regional championship.
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 37, Momence 28. The fourth-seeded Falcons will vie for an upset of Watseka in Thursday night’s regional title game after relying on steady defense and a strong fourth quarter to win in the regional semifinal game. Makenzie Bielfeldt scored a team-high 16 points for the Falcons (17-12). Matti Lanie had 18 for Momence.
Braidwood (Reed-Custer)
Beecher 51 29 Wilmington F
Champaign (St. Thomas More)
St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) 50 25 Argenta (A.-Oreana) F
Champaign (St. Thomas More) 45 35 Heyworth F
elsewhere
Thornwood 54 50 Bradley-Bourbonnais
indiana boys
Harrison (West Lafayette) 65 Westfield 60
Lafayette Central Catholic 78 Crawfordsville 58
some games were postponed . . . north newton, winamac and twin lakes all had games postponed.
NHL
FLAMES 3, BLACKHAWKS 2
CHICAGO -- Michael Stone scored with 3:30 left and Calgary edged Chicago for the second straight game with a 3-2 win. Dougie Hamilton and Sean Monahan also scored for Calgary, and Mike Smith made 34 saves in the opener of a six-game trip. The Flames topped the Blackhawks 4-3 Saturday night on Monahan's overtime goal in Calgary. Stone connected on a long slap shot from the right point. It looked as if Johnny Gaudreau might have tipped it by Jeff Glass, but Stone was credited with his third goal of the season. The Blackhawks challenged the play, arguing Gaudreau's stick was above the crossbar. But the officials ruled he didn't touch the puck. Alex DeBrincat and Patrick Kane scored for last-place Chicago, which has dropped three in a row. Glass finished with 20 stops.
BIG TEN
No. 4 MICHIGAN STATE 96, IOWA 93
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Miles Bridges had 25 points and a crucial steal with five seconds left and Michigan State rallied past lowly Iowa 96-93 for its seventh straight win. Nick Ward added 17 points and Joshua Langford had 15 for the Spartans (23-3, 11-2 Big Ten). But they got a serious scare from the Hawkeyes in what was supposed to be a tune-up for Saturday's huge home game against No. 3 Purdue. Tyler Cook scored 26 points for Iowa (12-14, 3-10), which was coming off a 24-point loss at Penn State.
NORTHWESTERN 61, No. 20 MICHIGAN 52
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Bryant McIntosh tied a season high with 24 points, and Northwestern beat Michigan 61-52. McIntosh scored 14 in the second half to help the Wildcats (15-10, 6-6 Big Ten) win for the fourth time in five games. Scottie Lindsey added 19 points and seven rebounds, and Northwestern returned the favor after losing at Michigan last week. Moe Wagner led the Wolverines (19-7, 8-5) with 20 points and nine rebounds. But Michigan hit just 5 of 20 shots in the second half while missing 9 of 10 3-pointers.
MINNEAPOLIS --Sophomore Isaiah Roby led a balanced attack with a career-high 21 points and eight rebounds as Nebraska defeated Minnesota 91-85 on Tuesday night. nebraska improves to 18-8, 9-4 Conf. Nate Mason led minnesota with a game high 34 Pts as the golden gophers drop to 14-12, 3-10 Conf.
NFL
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josh McDaniels has backed out of a deal to become the Indianapolis' Colts new coach, a decision that shocked the franchise hours after it announced his hiring. The Colts confirmed McDaniels' decision in a statement Tuesday night after reports emerged that the Patriots' offensive coordinator had opted to stay in New England with coach Bill Belichick. McDaniels had agreed to contract terms with the Colts to replace the fired Chuck Pagano. A news conference had been scheduled for Wednesday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts said McDaniels informed them Tuesday evening that he would not sign the deal. By spurning the Colts after they waited 22 days to hire him, McDaniels leaves the reeling franchise as the only one without a coach. New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia left Belichick's staff a day after the Patriots' Super Bowl loss to become coach of the Detroit Lions.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski can be heard on a 911 call calmly telling a dispatcher that his home was burglarized while he was at the Super Bowl. Police in Foxborough, Massachusetts, released a portion of the call on Tuesday. He can be heard telling the dispatcher on Monday: "This is Rob Gronkowski calling, and while I was gone my whole house got robbed, while on the Super Bowl trip. And I just got back." A police report says someone broke a window to get in. In a Broadcastify.com recording of a call between responding officers and dispatch, a dispatcher says "multiple safes and possible guns" were taken. The police report redacted all details of what was taken. The report says Gronkowski lives with two roommates, both of whom reported items stolen.
BASKETBALL
NEW YORK (AP) — Knicks All-Star Kristaps Porzingis has torn the ACL in his left knee. Porzingis was hurt in the second quarter of New York's loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday night. He dunked with 8:46 left in the half and landed awkwardly, crashing to the court and holding his left knee. He was eventually helped up and taken to the locker room. He left the arena for an MRI exam that revealed the injury.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have been fined $50,000 for violating the NBA's tampering rule again. League officials made the announcement Tuesday in response to an interview team president Earvin "Magic" Johnson did with ESPN. Johnson was discussing the skills of Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo and said the Greek native would put the Bucks "on the map" and bring them an NBA title. It's the third time in less than 12 months the Lakers have been disciplined for tampering.
 

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