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highlight reel: week’s top basketball performances


ayla elam, head-royce: pulled down 15 rebounds to go with 10 points in a 37-29 victory against valley christian-dublin and 23 points with 19 rebounds and five ists in a 60-34 win over redwood christian.damari milstead, moreau catholic: scored 25 points with five ists and five steals in a 103-42 win over mission san jose and 22 points with eight rebounds and seven ists in a 74-55 victory against irvington.ryan ramirez, james lick: scored 35 points with 10 rebounds in a 79-61 win over overfelt and 30 points with eight ists in a loss to yerba buena.kahlil spain, richmond: scored 33 points with six rebounds in a loss to envision academy and 18 points in a loss to pinole valley.jordan thompson, harker: scored 34 points with 11 rebounds and five ists in a 65-22 win over crystal springs and 32 po






gophers' jordan murphy named co-big ten player of the week


gophers sophomore jordan murphy broke out of a mid-season slump in a big way in the last week. the 6-foot-6 forward was named co-big ten player of the week monday for averaging 21 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks in wins over iowa and rutgers. murphy had a caeer-high 25 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks in minnesota's 101-89 double-overtime win against iowa on wednesday night.the san antonio native followed that up with 17 points and 11 rebounds in a 72-63 win saturday at rutgers.on the season, murphy is averaging 10.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks this season for the 18-8 gophers, who take a three-game win streak into wednesday's game against indiana at home.murphy shared co-big ten weekly honors with michigan senior guard derrick walton jr., who averaged 22.5 points, 6.0 assist






clippers roll over utah jazz, 88-72


blake griffin had 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and the los angeles clippers rolled over the utah jazz 88-72 on monday night. the clippers controlled the game for all but a short stretch of the first quarter while the jazz had a horrific shooting night. deandre jordan brought the energy early, then austin rivers got hot in the second quarter before griffin had a dominant 12-point third quarter. jordan finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds, and rivers had 15 points. utah shot 33 percent from the field and 20.8 from 3-point range — both season lows. the clippers led by 28 in the third quarter following a 19-4 run. rudy gobert had 10 points and 14 rebounds for utah. 






athletes of the week: top bay area performances


east bay athletes of the weekhaley van dyke, polindosport: basketballposition: centercl : juniorscored 19 points to go with 17 rebounds and five steals in a win over reigning norcal open divison champion miramonte. she also scored 13 points with seven steals and six rebounds in a win over las lomas. van dyke is averaging 22.9 points and 15.4 rebounds per game.kyree walker, moreau catholicsport: basketballposition: guardcl : freshmanin a showdown between the mission valley athletic league’s top teams, he scored 15 points to go with 14 rebounds and seven ists as moreau defeated james logan 69-56. walker also scored 19 points with five rebounds in a 89-35 win over kennedy-fremont.south bay/peninsula athletes of the weekvalerie vigil, wilcoxsport: wrestlingweight division: 145 poundscl : senio






santa clara pulls away for a 64-47 win over uop


stockton (ap) — jared brownridge had 26 points on saturday night and santa clara shot 61 percent in the second half to pull away for a 64-47 win over pacific.santa clara opened the second half with 10 straight points and weathered pacific’s response — a 9-2 run to get within 39-36 — before steadily pulling away the rest of the way.nate kratch added 16 points and 10 rebounds and emmanuel ndumanya had seven points and 14 rebounds for the broncos (14-13, 8-6 west coast conference).the tigers (9-18, 3-11) trailed for most of the first half but keshon montague’s half-court buzzer-beater tied it 27-all.anthony townes had 12 points and eight rebounds for the tigers, who took 16 more attempts from the field than santa clara but made three less — 19 of 61 compared to 22 of 45. the broncos also outs






minyon moore, ivan rabb shine in college


minyon moore, usc basketball: former salesian high standout scored 12 points with five ists and five rebounds in usc’s 58-54 win over arizona and 10 points in a 65-50 win over arizona state.ivan rabb, cal basketball: former bishop o’dowd high star posted a double-double, scoring 25 points to go with 13 rebounds, in cal’s 66-55 victory over stanford this past weekend. rabb leads the pac-12 in rebounds per game with 10.7 and is 10th in scoring at 15.6 points per game.how to nominateto nominate candidates for athlete of the week, highlight reel and movin’ on up, email [email protected] by noon monday.






sykes, peterson team for 61 in no. 20 syracuse women's win


syracuse, n.y. — the nation's top-scoring backcourt combined for 61 points — brittney sykes with a career-high 34 points and alexis peterson 27 — and no. 20 syracuse rolled past north carolina 95-64 on sunday.briana day added 19 points and 16 rebounds for her 30th career double-double with peterson collecting eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals. sykes' 34 points were the third-most by a syracuse woman in the carrier dome.sykes and peterson came in averaging a combined 42.3 points per game.syracuse (18-8, 9-4 acc) used a 20-4 run that spanned the first and second quarters to take a 27-12 lead, going up 43-26 at halftime and leading by 27, 76-49, after three quarters.the tar heels (13-12, 2-10) were led by paris kea with 27 points and jamie cherry with 17. stephanie watts grabbed 1






no. 12 texas fights off kansas st. with a 63-58 win


austin, texas — joyner holmes scored 21 points with nine rebounds and brooke mccarty had 11 points and six rebounds and no. 12 texas defeated kansas state 63-58 on urday night for its 16th-straight win.the longhorns next square off against no. 2 baylor monday night in a battle for first place in the big 12.texas (18-4, 12-0) started the fourth quarter with a 44-38 lead before kaylee page and karyla middlebrook nailed 3s and peyton williams jumper cut texas' led to 48-46 with 7:45 to go.kansas state (17-7, 7-5) later knotted the score at 52, 54 and 57 but missed their last five s s from the floor from there. with 1:30 left, joyner holmes made a pair of layups in a 50-second span and texas was home free.kelsey lang contributed 10 points and nine rebounds for the longhorns.kindred wesemann le






no. 22 south florida women beat tulane 66-56 for 20th win


tampa, fla. — kitija laksa scored 21 points, maria jespersen had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and no. 22 south florida beat tulane 66-56 on sunday for its 10th series win in the last 11 games.south florida (20-4, 9-2 american) reached 20 wins for the fifth consecutive season — and tied a program record for the fastest team to reach 20.kolby morgan hit jumper from the top of the key to pull to tulane to 60-53 with 3:04 left but the green wave turned it over on their next possession. neither team scored for the next two minutes until laksa nailed a contested baseline jumper for a nine-point lead.ariadna pujol added 11 points, six rebounds and four assists, and laia flores scored 10 with six assists for south florida. tamara henshaw, a freshman, blocked four shots, including the green wave's la






shook scores 14, no. 14 louisville women coast past bc 68-43


louisville, ky. — kylee shook had 14 points and myisha hines-allen had a double-double and no. 12 louisville rolled to a 68-43 win over boston college on sunday.the cardinals (22-6, 9-4 acc) limited the eagles to two baskets on 16 shots in the first quarter and used a 12-0 run to take a 14-4 lead. louisville added 7-0 and 8-0 runs in the second quarter to lead 35-16 at the break.boston college (9-17, 2-11) missed all 10 of its 3-pointers and shot 24 percent in the first half. the second half wasn't much better and the eagles finished at 28 percent (16 of 57), 2 of 17 from distance.hines-allen had 10 points and 13 rebounds as the cardinals had 50 rebounds to 25 for the eagles. louisville shot 46 percent (25 of 54) and 12 players scored with 11 getting at least one rebound.mariella fasoula h






celtics claim more than a victory over lakers, taking all-time lead in nba wins


the history had little to do with any of the players on the court. many weren’t born yet for the bulk of the 12 championship series between the two franchises. some weren’t even teenagers yet the last time the lakers and celtics met in the nba finals.but friday’s game between the boston celtics and los angeles lakers marked a milestone in the history of this rivalry. at stake was the lead in all-time nba wins.  the celtics defeated the lakers, 113-107, making it the first time since the 2000-01 season that the lakers were not the winningest team in nba history. boston now has 3,253 wins.celtics point guard isaiah thomas scored 17 fourth-quarter points, ensuring any comeback bid by the lakers never truly threatened boston. he s three free throws during the quarter while being serenaded with






pac-12: cal survives scare, wins 4th in a row


charlie moore scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half and grant mullins made eight free throws over the final 71 seconds as california held off a late surge to beat colorado, 77-66, on sunday. ivan rabb had 11 points and 11 rebounds, mullins scored 16, and jabari bird added 10 points and six rebounds to help the golden bears to their fourth consecutive win and 12th in 13 games against colorado at haas pavilion. the golden bears (17-6, 8-3 pac-12) also moved into a tie for third place with no. 11 ucla. both teams are two games behind no. 5 arizona and no. 13 oregon. derrick white scored 25 points and toby miller had 10 points and nine rebounds for colorado (13-11, 3-8).the buffaloes trailed by as many as 23 points in the first half but pulled to 62-57 with 3:18 left in the game.southla






no. 17 depaul women grab season-high 61 rebounds in victory


chicago — brooke schulte scored 22 points and pulled down 12 of depaul's season-high 61 rebounds and the no. 17 blue demons defeated seton hall 86-60 on sunday for its 20th victory.tanita allen added 19 points, amarah coleman 17 and jacqui grant 11 points and 14 rebounds for the blue demons (20-5, 12-1 big east), who rolled to their 14th win in 15 games.depaul made up for 6-of-33 shooting from 3-point range by outrebounding seton hall 61-35, including 25 on the offensive gl which led to 25 second-chance points. depaul also scored 24 points off 21 turnovers.kaela hilaire scored 12 points with seven ists for seton hall (11-13, 4-9). jaquan jackson and lubirdia gordon added 10 points each.seton hall led only at 4-2 with depaul scoring the next 12 points. claire lundberg's bucket to open the s






no. 24 green bay women win 11th straight game


cleveland — mehryn kraker scored 21 points and no. 24 green bay beat cleveland state 65-51 on urday, the 11th straight win for the horizon league-leading phoenix.jessica lindstrom added 16 points and 15 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season with allie leclaire scoring 10 points with six ists for green bay (19-2, 10-0).ashanti abshaw scored 21 points with seven rebounds and khayla livingston had 18 points for the vikings (10-11, 5-5), who have lost three in a row.the phoenix took the lead for good midway through the first quarter on a 7-0 run. lindstrom had nine rebounds and six points and kraker and leclaire seven points each as green bay went up 34-25 at halftime.kraker scored a pair of baskets to open the second half, beginning a 12-3 run that gave green bay its largest lead






george scores 21 to lead pacers to 6th straight win


indianapolis — paul george scored 21 points, helping the indiana pacers extend their season-best winning streak to six games with a 105-84 victory over the detroit pistons on urday night.lavoy allen had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the pacers, replacing an injured thaddeus young, who out with a sprained left wrist. myles turner, cj miles and all jefferson all finished with 13 points for indiana (28-22).indiana took control of the game during a 20-5 run in the third quarter. a 10-point deficit entering the fourth quarter would prove to be too much to overcome for the pistons (23-27).marcus morris led detroit with 19 points. jon leuer added 14 points and seven rebounds, and andre drummond had 13 points and nine rebounds.up nextpistons: host philadelphia on monday in the first of three strai






wolves-orlando game preview


7 p.m. vs. orlando • target center • fsn, 830-ampreview: the timberwolves end a three-game homestand coming off a 20-point victory over brooklyn on urday, their fourth victory by 20 or more points this season (the wolves had two all last season). it was the fifth time in 10 games the team has s 50 percent or better. for the second game in a row the wolves face a struggling opponent playing on the second night of back-to-back games, although orlando (19-30) won for only the third time in 13 games when it beat toronto 114-113 on sunday behind c nikola vucevic’s 25 points and 10 rebounds. the wolves won by 16 at orlando on nov. 9, but the magic has won 13 of the past 16 meetings.players to watch: wolves c karl-anthony towns is coming off a his ninth 30-point game of the season, with 37 points






nba roundup: hawks beat knicks in fourth overtime


paul millsap had a season-high 37 points, including the go-ahead layup with 27 seconds remaining in the fourth overtime, and the host atlanta hawks over e carmelo anthony’s season-high 45 points to outlast the shorthanded new york knicks, 142-139, on sunday. millsap logged 60 minutes, which were especially taxing due to his time defending anthony. “there was no chance i was coming out,” millsap said. millsap had 19 rebounds, setting another season high, and seven ists. at cleveland 107, oklahoma city 91: kyrie irving scored 29 points and lebron james added 25 as the cavaliers beat russell westbrook and the thunder. the cavaliers have won two straight after losing six of eight amid internal turmoil sparked by james’ criticizing the team’s roster following a recent loss. westbrook finished w






spurs' gregg popovich ties nba record for coaching victories with one franchise


gregg popovich tied the nba record for the most coaching wins with a single franchise, earning his 1,127th in the san antonio spurs' 102-86 victory over the visiting philadelphia 76ers on thursday night. popovich matched jerry sloan of utah for the league mark as san antonio had 15 steals and forced 23 turnovers, both season highs, in winning its 12th straight at home over philadelphia and 11th straight overall against the 76ers. kawhi leonard scored 19 points and dewayne dedmon had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his second double-double for the spurs. the frontcourts for both teams were depleted, with san antonio missing lamarcus aldridge and pau gasol, and philadelphia without joel embiid, nerlens noel and robert covington. aldridge and embiid were both late scratches with minor knee ailm






pac-12 basketball: ucla women lose to oregon state


kobie orum and mikayla pivec each scored 12 points and no. 9 oregon state rebounded from a loss to unranked usc on friday with a 68-61 victory over no. 15 ucla on sunday in corvallis, ore. sydney wiese had 10 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for oregon state (23-3, 12-2 pac-12). with her second assist of the game, wiese set the school record for career assists, moving past leilani estavan's 577 for the beavers. kennedy burke had 18 points and monique billings added 17 for ucla (18-7, 9-5), which was hurt when it lost top scorer jordin canada to injury late in the first half. after a close three quarters, oregon state pushed its lead to 56-48 on gabriella hanson's three-pointer. breanna brown's layup kept the beavers out front 59-50 with 3:10 left. pivec's three-pointer made it 62-50 an






jones has triple-double, no. 2 baylor thumps no. 20 oklahoma


waco, texas — alexis jones had 24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 ists and no. 2 baylor beat no. 20 oklahoma 92-58 on sunday.jones joined former center brittney griner as the only lady bears to record a triple-double. griner had five in her career, the last on march 3, 2013 against west virginia.baylor (21-1, 10-0 big 12) s 57 percent over the final three quarters after struggling to 6 of 20 in the opening 10 minutes. reserve khadijiah cave had 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting, nina davis added 13 points and alexis prince finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds.oklahoma (16-6, 7-3) got 15 points from peyton little and led by eight during the first quarter, but baylor scored the first 13 points of the second quarter to cap an 18-2 run and take control. maddie manning had 11 points, and vionise pierr






murphy's has double-double in minnesota's win


piscataway, n.j. — jordan murphy scored 17 points and had 11 rebounds to lead minnesota past rutgers 72-63 on saturday.nate mason and amir coffey added 16 and 12 points, respectively, for the gophers (18-7, 6-6 big ten). eric curry made all five of his shots and scored 11 points.rutgers (13-13, 2-11) was led by c.j. gettys, who had a team-high eight rebounds, and mike williams with 14 points each. corey sanders added 13 points, five assists and five rebounds.the scarlet knights, who trailed by 12 early in the second half, cut the lead to five after williams hit a 3-pointer to make it 66-61 with 4:02 to play. murphy fouled out at the 2:28 mark with minnesota leading 68-61 and rutgers again pulled within five, 68-63, on a gettys tip-in with 1:44 remaining before the gophers made four free th






william powell’s double-double leads seattle u men past chicago state


powell has 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the redhawks to a 90-65 victory at chicago state.chicago — william powell scored 24 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had six ists to help seattle beat chicago state 90-65 on thursday.seattle led by just three points at halftime and took its first double-digit lead at 70-59 on a powell layup. his basket e during a 14-0 run to make it 77-59 with 5:16 to go.matej kavas had 18 points and zack moore had 17, including five three-pointers, for seattle (12-11, 4-4 western athletic conference). the redhawks made 13 of 26 three-pointers and s 57.9 percent overall.fred sims jr. scored 26 points for chicago state (6-21, 1-8) and trayvon palmer added 23 points with nine rebounds. no other cougar scored more than six.most read storiesunlimited digital access.






lady trojans basketball sinks lynbrook


junior center victoria iafeta led the milpitas high s varsity basketball team with 16 points and 11 rebounds in a 57-29 win against visiting lynbrook on feb. 1.in the only game of the week for the lady trojans (13-7 overall and 5-3 league), iafeta also recorded one block. meanwhile, sophomore forward skylar pitre had 14 points, four rebounds and six steals.this week, milpitas was scheduled to visit undefeated and first place santa clara on wednesday and host los altos tonight (feb. 10).on jan. 18, milpitas lost 42-23 to visiting the santa clara bruins. at los altos on jan. 20, the lady trojans defeated the eagles 44-31.






uw’s chantel osahor, aarion mcdonald win pac-12 weekly honors


chantel osahor averaged 19.5 points and 18 rebounds, while aarion mcdonald averaged 16.5 points during a pair of road wins at utah and colorado.for the fifth straight week a washington husky won the pac-12 player of the week award.on monday, chantel osahor received the honors for the third time this season on the same day the conference recognized uw’s aarion mcdonald as the pac-12 freshman of the week.it was the second time this season the huskies have swept the weekly awards.osahor had back-to-back double-double performances while averaging 19.5 points and 18 rebounds last week during a pair of road wins at utah and colorado. oshaor leads the nation with 20 double doubles.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the 6-foot-2 senior center finished with 19 points and 20 r






griffin, rivers lead clippers to 107-102 win over hornets


charlotte, n.c. — blake griffin had 20 points and 12 rebounds, austin rivers scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half and the los angeles clippers beat the charlotte hornets 107-102 on saturday night.griffin finished two assists shy of his second triple-double in his past three games. jamal crawford provided a spark off the bench, scoring 22 points while going 5 for 8 on 3-pointers.nicolas batum had 25 points, six rebounds and eight assists for the hornets, who have lost nine of their past 10 games.the clippers started 0 for 6 from the field, and the hornets extended their lead to 11 points in the first quarter. griffin, however, had 11 points, three rebounds and four assists in the period to help los angeles enter the second with a 29-27 lead.neither team led by double digits again u






uconn breezes to 97th straight win, 96-50 over tulsa


storrs, conn. — napheesa collier scored 24 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead top-ranked uconn to its 97th consecutive win, 96-50 over tulsa on sunday.the sophomore hit 10 of her 13 s s from the floor in reaching the 20-point plateau for the 12th time this season.saniya chong added 17 points, seven ists and seven rebounds for the huskies (22-0, 10-0 american athletic conference), who have now won 124 straight games against unranked opponents.all five uconn starters scored in double figures. katie lou samuelson, who has reached double digits in every game this season, had 16 points. kia nurse had 14 and gabby williams chipped in with 10.freshman shug dickson had 12 points lead tulsa (8-15, 4-6).






north metro news and notes: three triple-doubles for columbia heights, champlin


three north metro basketball players recently posted triple-doubles.columbia heights senior forward emily sheets recorded 15 points, 10 rebounds and 11 blocks against north branch in girls' basketball.champlin park's dynamic duo of theo john and mckinley wright both did in twice in a week.john, a forward who will play at marquette, registered 16 points, 12 rebounds and 12 blocks against park center. three nights later he added 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks against coon rapids.wright, a guard who will play at dayton, struck for triple doubles in consecutive games.he finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists at hopkins followed by 19 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists against coon rapids.pile of pointsmaple grove senior hockey player sam huff had 10 points (two goals, eights






clippers head into all-star break with fourth straight win


blake griffin scored 17 points and the los angeles clippers beat the atlanta hawks 99-84 on wednesday night to head into the all-star break on a four-game winning streak. j.j. redick added 15 points, austin rivers had 13 and all-star deandre jordan had 16 rebounds to help the clippers beat the hawks at home for the first time since march 8, 2014. dennis schroder led atlanta with 15 points, and dwight howard had 11 points and 15 rebounds. both teams rested their starters in the fourth. hawks all-star paul millsap was held to eight points — well under his team-leading average of 18.1. fellow starter kent bazemore had two points, nine under his average. 






gophers-iowa game recap


game recapimpact playerjordan murphy, gophersthe 6-foot-6 sophomore forward scored a career-high 25 points on 10-for-13 shooting, to go with 19 rebounds and four blocks.by the numbers14 season-high blocks for the gophers, including six from reggie lynch53-49 minnesota’s rebounding a ntage wednesday, including 20 offensive rebounds26 points following halftime by iowa’s peter jok after scoring just two in the first half.marcus fuller






mitchell has triple-double as wright state beats green bay


dayton, ohio — justin mitchell had 14 points, 11 rebounds and a career-best 10 assists, and wright state cruised in the second half for an 88-79 victory over green bay on saturday night.it was the third triple-double in program history for wright state (17-9, 8-5 horizon league).the game was tied at 38 at halftime. the raiders opened the second half on a 25-14 surge and led 63-52 with eight minutes left. green bay pulled to 79-73 with 1:31 to play but didn't get closer. mark alstork scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half for the raiders.steven davis had 17 points and grant benzinger added 16 for wright state, which shot 60 percent (15 of 25) in the second half and 52 percent overall.jamar hurdle had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead green bay (15-11, 9-5).






double-double! seton hall's delgado tops nation in rebounds


south orange, n.j. — angel delgado of seton hall might be one of college basketball's most overlooked players.the 6-foot-10 junior from the dominican republic is not on the watch list for the nation's top centers, and he's also missing from the list for the top power forwards.all he is doing is leading the country in rebounding with a 13.2 average, while posting double doubles in 18 of his last 19 games. the last one happened wednesday night when he had 17 points and 17 rebounds in the pirates' 87-81 win over no. 20 creighton."if they think i cannot be one of the best centers in the country, it's their opinion," said delgado, who is averaging 15.2 points. "but in my opinion, i am the best center in the country. it's my opinion. that's how i think and that's how i am always going to think.






oregon's sabrina ionesco sweeps pac-12 women's awards


oregon freshman sabrina ionescu, last year’s national high school player of the year from walnut creek, on monday became just the second woman in pac-12 history to be win both player of the week and freshman of the week awards at the same time.ionescu broke the ducks’ school record with her fourth career triple-double in oregon’s 84-75 upset win over no. 15 ucla on friday. the 5-foot-10 point guard from miramonte high had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against the bruins. she is second in triple-doubles in conference history, just two behind stanford’s nicole powell in the record books.ionescu followed that up by scoring 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting and grabbing 11 rebounds in a 73-50 win over usc on sunday.she averages 13.9 points per game for the ducks, who are 7-7 in conference






wolves-cleveland game recap


game recapimpact playerlebron james, clevelandjames finished with 25 points on just 14 shots and added 14 assists and eight rebounds.by the numbers19 points in the third quarter by andrew wiggins, who finished with 41 points.16 assists for ricky rubio, one off the team record.13-6 points and rebounds for former timberwolf derrick williams off the bench.staff reports






usc women overtake no. 16 arizona state in 65-50 win


los angeles — sadie edwards scored 17 points, kristen simon added 16 plus 11 rebounds and usc surged in the second half to overtake no. 16 arizona state for a 65-50 win sunday.trailing 35-29 in the third quarter, usc (12-9, 3-7 pac-12) got a 3-pointer from courtney jaco to spark a 15-2 run that stretched into the fourth quarter and put the trojans on top for good. minyon moore got a 4-point play during the go-ahead run, hitting a 3-pointer while being fouled in the closing seconds of the third quarter and then converting the free throw.arizona state (14-7, 5-5) cut the deficit to 44-39 with quinn dornstauder's jumper with 7:36 left but it was as close as the sun devils got the rest of the way. sadie edwards responded with a 3-pointer to stretch usc's a ntage to eight and the trojans contin






no. 2 kansas rallies past no. 4 kentucky 79-73 in challenge


lexington, ky. — frank mason iii scored 21 points, josh jackson had 20 points and a pair of big 3-pointers and no. 2 kansas rallied past no. 4 kentucky 79-73 on urday night in the sec/big 12 challenge.the challenge's marquee matchup between college basketball's two winningest programs ended with the jayhawks earning their second straight win over the wildcats on kentucky's home floor. three-point shooting was critical for kansas (19-2) as it shook off an 0-for-8 first half to make 5 of 11 after halftime, with jackson's consecutive 3s starting things for the jayhawks. they s 59 percent in the second half.mason had 13 second-half points and landen lucas contributed 13 points — including a layup with 4:41 remaining for a 69-59 lead — and five rebounds before fouling out. jackson also had 10 r






sykes scores 31; syracuse women beat no. 19 virginia tech


blacksburg, va. — brittney sykes scored a season-high 31 points, including a key 3-pointer down the stretch, and syracuse handed no. 19 virginia tech its fourth straight defeat, 82-72, on sunday.briana day added 21 points and 11 rebounds to become the leading rebounder in program history with 1,005, p ing nicole michael (996, 2007-10), and the first syracuse player with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.alexis peterson scored 22 points with 11 ists for the orange (15-7, 6-3 acc), who led from early on.virginia tech, after falling behind by 18 in the third quarter, used a 7-0 run to get within six with 2:46 remaining in the game but sykes hit a 3-pointer and the orange added eight free throws in building a 15-point lead with 50 seconds left.syracuse s 51 percent and made 7 of 16 3-pointers fo






cal romps in road win over arizona state


tempe, ariz. — grant mullins knocked down a season high six 3-pointers for 18 points and ivan rabb recorded his 24th career double-double, helping cal coast to a 68-43 win over arizona state wednesday night.mullins, a graduate transfer from columbia, went 6 of 9 behind the arc and rabb had 14 points and 11 rebounds for cal, winners of five straight games.cal (18-6 overall, 9-2 pac-12) held the conference’s second-best scoring offense 39 points under its per-game average.asu suffered through its worst shooting night of the season, making just 15 of 59 s s for 25.4 percent. the sun devils (11-14, 4-8) were 3 of 25 from 3-point range and have lost three of their last four games.arizona state went almost 11 minutes without a made field goal between the first and second halves, and the drought






anderson, gordon lead rockets past kings, 105-83


houston — ryan anderson had 25 points and 11 rebounds, eric gordon added 17 points and the houston rockets used a big second-quarter run to beat the sacramento kings 105-83 on tuesday night.anderson s 6 of 12 from 3-point range and houston went 14 of 45 from behind the arc as a team.james harden finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and eight ists, and clint capella had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the rockets, who s 45 percent.demarcus cousins had 16 points and seven rebounds for the kings, who s 35 percent. ta koufos added 12 points.houston used an 18-3 run over the first nine minutes of the second quarter to extend its lead to 47-27 on nene's dunk. gordon had eight points in the run, and nene added six.the kings s 3 for 16 from the field, committed six turnovers and were outscored 25






boys' basketball: etiwanda rallies past beverly hills in 1aa opener


down by 14 points at halftime, no. 1-seeded etiwanda looked as if it was in deep trouble on wednesday night in its southern section division 1aa playoff opener at beverly hills.but the eagles always play great defense for coach dave kleckner and started shutting down the normans and rallied for a 58-48 victory. krystian wilson led the eagles with 26 points.calabasas defeated foothill, 58-47. andrew schreibman scored 19 points and jesse gonzales jr. 18. village christian defeated hart, 73-49, with jordan starr scoring 23 points. gardena serra defeated lynwood, 71-60.cantwell-sacred heart defeated la mirada, 64-56. dawit wilson scroed 18 points and andre fiels 17. edison defeated inglewood, 86-79. st. john bosco defeated santa barbara, 75-53. makani whiteside scored 21 points.maranatha defea






cavs' all-star love sidelined with left knee injury


cleveland — cavaliers all-star forward kevin love will miss at least one game with a left knee injury.love experienced soreness following saturday's win over denver. he underwent an mri on sunday and the cavs said he will miss tuesday's game at minnesota. love had 16 points and nine rebounds as the cavaliers defeated the nuggets 125-109.love will undergo further treatment and evaluation in the next few days. after visiting the timberwolves — love's former team — the cavs will host indiana on wednesday night in the final game before the all-star break.love, who recently missed games with back spasms, received his eastern conference all-star jersey before saturday's game. it's not yet known if his knee injury will prevent him from playing in the game in new orleans on feb. 19.he's averaging






s' basketball: judi edwards delivers on promise for fairfax to defeat palisades


when judi edwards had to come out of retirement for a second time and take over as s' basketball coach at fairfax two weeks ago, she erted that the lions would beat city section title favorite palisades the next time they had the opportunity.well, her players delivered on monday night. fairfax defeated the dolphins on their home court, 64-59, to pull into a first-place tie in the western league.fatou semebene and dawnyel lair each scored 16 points. chelsey gipson led palisades with 24 points.in the eastern league, garfield clinched the league title with a 47-41 win over south gate. alexandra arreola had 14 points, 19 rebounds and six blocks. zaira velasquez added 15 rebounds. it's garfield's fourth consecutive league title.for the latest on high school sports, follow @latsondheimer on twit






peterson, sykes team for 44 in no. 24 syracuse women's romp


chestnut hill, m . — the nation's top-scoring backcourt, alexis peterson and brittney sykes, combined for 44 points, and no. 24 syracuse rolled past boston college 72-45 on sunday.peterson scored 26 points and sykes 18, bettering their season average of 42.8, in leading the orange (17-7, 8-3) to their fourth straight victory and keeping them tied for third place in the acc. syracuse swept the series, beating bc 79-52 on jan. 8.peterson also had eight ists and eight rebounds. briana day added 11 points and 11 rebounds for her sixth double-double this season and 29th of her career. julia chandler added 12 points. peterson and chandler each made four of syracuse's 3-pointers.georgia pineau scored 14 points for boston college (8-16, 1-10), which has lost 10 straight.syracuse scored the first 1






ogunbowale leads notre dame rout of louisville


south bend, ind. — arike ogunbowale scored 22 points and no. 7 notre dame ran past no. 12 louisville for an 85-66 win on monday night.the irish (22-3, 10-1 acc) used a 22-4 run to turn around an early first-quarter deficit, and led by 22 points at halftime on their way to their sixth straight victory.lindsay allen added 15 points and her eight ists moved her past skylar diggins into second place all-time at notre dame.jackie young had 16 points and seven rebounds, and kathryn westbeld contributed 14 points for the irish.asia durr scored 31 points to lead louisville (20-6, 7-4), which has lost two straight. mariya moore added 18 points and seven rebounds.after missing sunday's loss at north carolina state, the cardinals' second-leading scorer and top rebounder, myisha hines-allen, e off the






experts question legality of trump's immigration ban on muslim countries


closeskip in skipxembedxshare shortly after signing documents in the oval office, president donald trump said his crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-muslim countries "is not a muslim ban." (jan. 28) appresident trump signs an executive order barring immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries at the pentagon in arlington, va., on jan. 27, 2017.(p o: olivier douliery / pool, epa)the future of president trump's executive order suspending immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries may come down to a legal battle between his powers as commander in chief and discrimination limitations established by congress.a federal judge in new york issued a temporary, nationwide stay on the order late urday night. lawyers, pushed along by a growing group of protester