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Understated Christopherson Shines for Iowa State

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February 27th, 2012 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa (AP) — It isn’t easy to overlook Iowa State guard Scott Christopherson anymore.

Christopherson, a 6-foot-3 senior from LaCrosse, Wis., scored a season-high 29 points to lead Iowa State over host Kansas State 65-61 on Saturday. The victory might have clinched the program’s first NCAA tournament berth in seven years.

Christopherson makes 47.9 percent of his 3-pointers, best in the Big 12, and he has hit 22 of his last 34 attempts. He is also second in the Big 12 in free-throw shooting at 89.7 percent.

Christopherson and the Cyclones play at No. 7 Missouri on Wednesday and finish the regular season at home against No. 9 Baylor on Saturday.

ISU’s Poppens Big 12 Player of the Week For Third Time

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February 27th, 2012 by Jim Field

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State junior forward Chelsea Poppens has been recognized as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, as selected by a media voting panel for games Feb. 20-26. Poppens was recognized for the third time this season and fourth occasion in her career.

Poppens averaged 22 points and 16.5 rebounds last week in Iowa State’s overtime win over Missouri and loss at Oklahoma State. She finished with 25 points, 16 rebounds and four steals against the Tigers. The junior forward shot 15-of-24 from the free-throw line – an Iowa State record and a Big 12 league game record for free-throw attempts.

Poppens followed that performance with 19 points and a season-high tying 17 rebounds at OSU. It was her 14th double-double of the season. She has seven games this season with 15-plus rebounds and also seven with 20-plus points. Poppens is the only player in the Big 12 averaging a double-double with 15.2 points and 11.3 rebounds. Her eight double-doubles in conference play leads all Big 12 players.

Oklahoma State’s Liz Donohoe was named freshman of the week.

Royce White Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week

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February 27th, 2012 by Jim Field

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State’s Royce White was named Big 12 Rookie of the Week today for the third time this season. White also won the award on Dec. 14 and Jan. 9 and earned Iowa State’s sixth rookie of the week honor of the season.

White received the award by a panel of media who cover the Big 12 Conference.

White averaged a double-double (11 points/11 rebounds) last week as the Cyclones knocked off Texas Tech at home, 72-54, and picked up a challenging road win at Kansas State, 65-61. The sophomore flirted with getting to his second triple-double of the season in both games, as he dished out eight assists against the Red Raiders and seven against the Wildcats for a 7.5 apg average during the week.

White continues to lead Iowa State in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals. The Minneapolis native is the only player in the Big 12 to hold a top-five ranking in rebounds (9.2) and assists (5.1). White is averaging 6.9 assists in his last seven games.

Iowa State’s other Big 12 Rookie of the Week winners include: Chris Allen (Feb. 13), Chris Babb (Nov. 28) and Tyrus McGee (Jan. 23). Iowa State is the only school in the history of the Big 12 to have four different players earn Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors in a season.

1A Boys Substate Final: Exira-EHK vs. Nodaway Valley 02-25-2012

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February 27th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call of the game played Saturday, February 25th at SWCC in Creston.

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8AM Sportscast 02-27-2012

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February 27th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Monday Girls State Basketball Schedule

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February 27th, 2012 by Jim Field

CLASS 1-A First Round

  • 10:00 am — #6 Ar-We-Va (21-3) vs. #3 Bedford (24-1)
  • 11:45 am — #9 LeMars Gehlen (20-4) vs. #2 North Butler (21-1)
  • 1:30 pm — #5 West Sioux (24-1) vs. #4 Lynnville-Sully (23-2)
  • 5:00 pm — #13 North Tama (21-4) vs. #1 North Mahaska (25-0)

CLASS 2-A First Round

  • 6:45 pm — #6 Estherville-Lincoln Central (24-2) vs. #5 Western Christian (22-3)
  • 8:30 pm — West Marshall (20-5), #1 OA-BCIG (25-0)

Illinois ends 6-game skid with 65-54 win over Iowa

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February 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Meyers Leonard had 22 points and 14 rebounds off the bench as Illinois defeated Iowa 65-54 on Sunday night to end a six-game losing streak. The Illini (17-12, 6-10 Big Ten) hadn’t won in February and had lost nine of 10 since defeating Ohio State in early January. Brandon Paul added 17 points and D.J. Richardson scored 12 for Illinois. Leonard had 15 points by halftime. Matt Gatens powered the Hawkeyes (15-14, 7-9) with 22 points and 5 of 6 shooting from 3-point range. But Gatens was held in check by Paul in the second half, scoring just five points. Illinois led 34-23 at the break and weathered a Hawkeye run that closed the gap to 38-34 early in the second half.

Cardinals giving Tyler Greene chance to win 2nd Base job

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February 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak would like to see Tyler Greene take over for Skip Schumaker as the team’s regular second baseman. First-year manager Mike Matheny isn’t ready to commit to the switch. A first-round selection out of Georgia Tech in 2005, Greene has yet to earn consistent playing time in the major leagues. A shortstop most of his career, he has been asked to try third base and the outfield over the past couple of springs.
 
Second base is the only starting position up for grabs in Cardinals camp as the team prepares to defend its 2011 World Series championship. A career .270 hitter in the minors, Greene smacked 85 home runs and stole 144 bases in a little more than 600 games. Those numbers have yet to translate into major league success.

HS Boys Substate Basketball Scores

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February 25th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Class 1A Substate Finals

  • Nodaway Valley 49, Exira-EHK 41
  • St. Mary, Storm Lake 75, Guthrie Center 47
  • Boyden-Hull 51, Kingsley-Pierson 43
  • North Iowa, Buffalo Center 55, AGWSR 40
  • IMS 55, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 39
  • Danville 68, Wayne 38
  • St. Albert, Council Bluffs 68, Boyer Valley56
  • Lisbon 57, North Linn 44

Class 1A State Tourney Bracket

Class 2A Substate Finals

  • Clarinda 54, Carroll Kuemper 52 OT
  • St. Edmond 70, Des Moines Christian 58
  • Mount Vernon 60, Mediapolis 37
  • North Cedar 51, Cascade 46
  • PCM 48, West Marshall 47
  • MFL-MarMac 82, Hudson 70
  • Roland-Story 51, West Fork 49
  • Sioux Center 62, Western Christian 51

Class 2A State Tourney Bracket

Panthers Claw Past Salukis

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February 25th, 2012 by Chris Parks

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Anthony James scored 18 points, including four free throws in the final minute, and Northern Iowa slipped past Southern Illinois 65-61 on Saturday.

Johnny Moran’s free throw with 50 seconds left put the Panthers (19-12, 9-9 Missouri Valley) ahead to stay and James’ two gave Northern Iowa a 62-59 lead. After T.J. Lindsay scored for Southern Illinois, James made two more from the foul line. Moran’s free throw with 6 seconds left completed the scoring.

Deon Mitchell scored 12 points and Jake Koch had 11 points and nine rebounds for Northern Iowa.

Justin Bocot’s 3-pointer with 52 seconds left tied it for Southern Illinois (8-22, 5-13), which finished ninth in the Missouri Valley and will begin play in the MVC tournament on Thursday. The Salukis were led in scoring by two seniors playing their final home game — Mamadou Seck with 18 points and Bocot with 14.