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Late run lifts Ill. women past No. 24 Iowa 74-62

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February 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Karisma Penn scored 18 points, Adrienne GodBold and Amber Moore added 17 apiece, and Illinois closed with a 14-2 run over the final 5:11 to knock off No. 24 Iowa 74-62 on Thursday night. Penn pulled down eight rebounds for the Illini (12-8, 5-3 Big Ten), whose last victory over Iowa in Champaign was Feb. 9, 2003. Ivory Crawford chipped in 14 points to help Illinois surpass its win total from the 2011-12 season. Samantha Logic had 13 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Hawkeyes (16-6, 5-3) but also committed eight of Iowa’s 27 turnovers. Illinois converted those turnovers into 30 points.

What had been a back-and-forth game swung the Illini’s way after Iowa’s Jaime Printy tied it at 60 with a layup with 5:31 to go. The Hawkeyes wouldn’t score again until Kayla Timmerman’s jumper with 13 seconds left, after Illinois had reeled off 14 unanswered points.

Area High School Basketball Scores from Thu., Jan. 31st 2013

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February 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BOYS BASKETBALL
Carroll 70, Carlisle 56
Griswold 62, CAM 51
Harlan 54, Abraham Lincoln 38
Nodaway Valley 67, Mount Ayr 36
St. Albert 68, Elkhorn Mount Michael, Neb. 49

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
Madrid vs. Coon Rapids-Bayard.

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Glenwood 38, Tri-Center 36
Griswold 52, CAM 25
Harlan 61, Abraham Lincoln 46
Iowa School for the Deaf 44, Underwood 40
Nodaway Valley 47, Mount Ayr 39
St. Albert 62, Boys Town, Neb. 20

Western Valley Conference Tourney
Consolation
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 48, Charter Oak-Ute 29
Woodbury Central 63, Whiting 30

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
Madrid vs. Coon Rapids-Bayard

White Leads Iowa Over Penn State 76-67

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January 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Aaron White had a career-high 27 points and Iowa beat Penn State 76-67 Thursday night, snapping a two-game losing streak. Melsahn Basabe had 10 points and 10 rebounds in his first start of the season for the Hawkeyes (14-7, 3-5 Big Ten), who hit 31 free throws in 39 tries. Iowa took the lead with an early 14-0 run and never looked back against the last winless team in Big Ten play. The Hawkeyes let Penn State creep back within 69-62 with 1:30 left, but White answered with a three-point play for Iowa. D.J. Newbill had 20 points for Penn State (8-13, 0-9), which committed 18 turnovers.

Iowa, Nebraska want to keep playing on Fridays

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January 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa and Nebraska want to continue playing each other on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Iowa athletic director Gary Barta and Shawn Eichorst, his counterpart at Nebraska, will ask the Big Ten to honor their request when an administrative council meets later next month. The Hawkeyes and Huskers are currently slated to meet on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 2013 and 2014, but they want to push those matchups up a day. Iowa is set to travel to Lincoln this fall, with Nebraska playing in Iowa City in 2014. The schools began their annual series when the Huskers joined the Big Ten for the 2011 season. Nebraska has won each of those meetings.

Atlantic Shortstop Chad Christensen Signs with NIACC

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January 31st, 2013 by Jim Field

Chad Christensen signs his national letter of intent to play baseball at NIACC as his family and future coach look on.

Atlantic senior Chad Christensen signed a national letter of intent this (Thursday) morning to play baseball at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City.  Christensen says he looked at several programs during the recruiting process but that he loved the campus, the school and the baseball program at NIACC.

Christensen says baseball has always been his passion since little league, but playing other sports have helped him develop his leadership and team skills.

Travis Hergert is the first year coach at NIACC after serving eight years as an assistant in the program.  He says they have watched Chad in high school and Perfect Game spring and fall leagues.  Hergert says Chad has a chance to enter a program that can help him reach his goals and where he ecpects Christensen to make an impact at NIACC.

NIACC had a 37-21 record last season and sent 8 players to four year schools, including six to division one programs.  Chad says that getting an opportunity down the road to play at a division one school is his goal.

Chad’s parents Rod & Ruth, Chad and NIACC baseball coach Travis Hergert.

Christensen will be a five year letter winner after his senior season this summer as a five year starter at shortstop.  He helped the Trojans to a 19-11 record last year.

8AM Sportscast 01-31-2013

Podcasts, Sports

January 31st, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Boys 1-A, 2-A Basketball Pairings

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January 31st, 2013 by Jim Field

The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced the post season pairings for class 1-A and 2-A teams Wednesday afternoon.  Early games will be played beginning February 11 with teams hoping to reach the state tournament March 4-9 in Des Moines.  Class 3-A and 4-A pairings are to be announced next week.  Local pairings include:

Class 2-A District 14
Quarterfinals – Monday, February 11th – Clarke @ Central Decatur, Panorama @ West Central Valley
Semifinals – Thursday, February 14th – CD/Clar winner @ Interstate-35, WCV/Panorama winner @ Nodaway Valley
Final – Tuesday, February 19th @ Creston

Class 2-A District 13
Quarterfinals – Monday, February 11th – Collins-Maxwell @ Roland-Story, Colfax-Mingo @ Van Meter
Semifinals – Thursday, February 14th – RS/CM winner @ North Polk, VM/CM winner @ Des Moines Christian
Final – Tuesday, February 19th @ Urbandale

Sub-state 7 Final @ WDM Valley on Saturday, February 23rd

Class 2-A District 15
Quarterfinals – Monday, February 11th – Clarinda Academy @ Clarinda, Shenandoah @ St. Albert
Semifinals – Thursday, February 14th – Clarinda/CA winner @ Red Oak, St. Albert/Shenandoah winner @ Treynor
Final – Tuesday, February 19th @ CB Abraham Lincoln

Class 2-A District 16
Quarterfinals – Monday, February 11th – Tri-Center @ Maple Valley, Missouri Valley @ OA-BCIG
Semifinals – Thursday, February 14th – MV/T-C winner @ IKM-Manning, OA/MoV winner @ Kuemper Catholic
Final – Tuesday, February 19th @ Denison

Sub-state 8 Final @ Harlan on Saturday, February 23rd

Class 1-A District 12
1st round – Monday, February 11th – Orient-Macksburg @ Corning, Mormon Trail @ East Union
Quarterfinals – Thursday, February 14th – Corning/O-M winner @ Murray, Martensdale-St. Mary’s @ Lenox, EU/MT winner @ Lamoni, Diagonal @ Mount Ayr
Semifinals – Tuesday, February 19th @ highest seed
Final – Thursday, February 21st @ Clarke

Class 1-A District 11
1st round – Monday, February 11th – Coon Rapids-Bayard @ Madrid, Woodward Academy @ Iowa Christian Academy
Quarterfinals – Thursday, February 14th – Madrid/CR-B winner @ Ankeny Christian, Adair-Casey @ Earlham, ICA/WA winner @ Grandview Park Baptist, Woodward-Granger @ Guthrie Center
Semifinals – Tuesday, February 19th @ highest seed
Final – Thursday, February 21st @ Interstate-35

Sub-state 6 Final @ Urbandale

Class 1-A District 13
1st round – Monday, February 11th – Essex @ Bedford, Heartland Christian @ Nishnabotna
Quarterfinals – Thursday, February 14th – Bedford/Essex winner @ Villisca, Stanton @ South Page, Nishnabotna/HC winner @ Sidney, Fremont-Mills @ East Mills
Semifinals – Tuesday, February 19th @ highest seed
Final – Thursday, February 21st @ Red Oak

Class 1-A District 14
1st round – Monday, February 11th – Logan-Magnolia @ Woodbine, Audubon @ Griswold
Quarterfinals – Thursday, February 14th – Woodbine/Lo-Ma winner @ Underwood, Exira/EHK @ West Harrison, Griswold/Audubon winner @ Riverside, CAM @ A-H-S-T
Semifinals – Tuesday, February 19th @ highest seed
Final – Thursday, February 21st @ Treynor

Sub-state 7 Final @ CB Abraham Lincoln on Saturday, February 23rd

Class 1-A District 15
1st round – Monday, February 11th – Charter Oak-Ute @ Whiting, Westwood @ Siouxland Community Christian
Quarterfinals – Thursday, February 14th – Whit/COU winner @ Woodbury Central, Boyer Valley @ West Monona, Siouxland/Westwood winner @ Lawton-Bronson, River Valley @ Ar-We-Va
Semifinals – Tuesday, February 19th @ highest seed
District Final – Thursday, February 21st @ Maple Valley

Class 1-A District 16
1st round – Monday, February 11th – Paton-Churdan @ Glidden-Ralston, Southeast Webster-Grand @ Prairie Valley
Quarterfinals – Thursday, February 14th – P-C/G-R winner @ Storm Lake St. Mary’s, Alta/Aurelia @ Laurens-Marathon, PV/SEWebster winner @ Newell-Fonda, West Bend-Mallard @ Pocahontas Area
Semifinals – Tuesday, February 19th @ highest seed
Final – Thursday, February 21st @ Manson-NW Webster

Sub-state 8 Final @ Cherokee Washington on Saturday, February 23rd

Oklahoma State edges Iowa State 78-76

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January 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Marcus Smart scored 21 points and hit the winning layup with 3.1 seconds left to lift Oklahoma State to a 78-76 victory against Iowa State on Wednesday night. Smart zipped back and forth beyond the free throw line trying to lose Iowa State’s Will Clyburn before knifing into the lane and releasing a runner over Georges Niang that banked off the glass and in for the Cowboys (14-5, 4-3 Big 12).

Tyrus McGee missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Cyclones (14-6, 4-3), who had two chances in a wild final few seconds. For a moment, it appeared Chris Babb would have a chance at two free throws to tie it up with less than a second left before officials huddled and ruled that Iowa State should instead get the ball out of bounds. Babb ended up with a season-high 19 points to lead Iowa State.

Hines, Carter lead Drake past S. Illinois 61-56

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January 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Chris Hines scored 12 points and Richard Carter hit a key 3-pointer in the final minute as Drake defeated Southern Illinois 61-56 Wednesday night. Southern Illinois (8-13, 1-9 Missouri Valley) overcame a 10-point second-half deficit and tied the game at 54-54 when Josh Swan hit 1 of 2 free throws with 1:33 remaining. But Carter followed with a 3 with 1:05 left and Drake (10-11, 4-6) hit 4 of 6 free throws the rest of the way to close the game on a 7-2 run.

Jordan Clarke added 11 points and Joey King had 10 for the Bulldogs, who hit 8 of 15 3-point attempts and shot 52 percent overall from the field. That helped overcome 20 turnovers. Desmar Jackson had 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Salukis, who have lost five straight. T.J. Lindsay added 11 points and Swan had 10.

Kansas women beat No. 23 Iowa State 78-75 in OT

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January 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Angel Goodrich forced overtime with a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left in regulation, then scored seven of her team’s 13 points in the extra session, as Kansas erased an 18-point second-half deficit Wednesday night and stunned No. 23 Iowa State 78-75. Iowa State looked to have the game in hand after Anna Prins’ layup gave the Cyclones (14-5, 5-4 Big 12) a 55-37 lead with 8:56 left. But the Jayhawks (13-6, 4-4) outscored ISU 28-10 the rest of regulation, capping the comeback with Goodrich’s 3-pointer.

In overtime, Goodrich — who finished with 24 points, 10 assists and five steals — made a jumper and a 3-pointer before hitting two free throws to help seal the win. Natalie Knight added 21 points and Carolyn Davis had 15 for Kansas. Brynn Williamson scored 19 points for Iowa State, while Hallie Christofferson added 18 and Chelsea Poppens had 12 points and 12 rebounds.