Local Sports Scores
Boys basketball scores
Senior 69, Hempstead 48
Wahlert 62, Western Dubuque 55, 2OT
Cascade 53, Wellman 40
Maquoketa 61, Marion 44
West Branch 68, Bellevue 35
Girls basketball scores
Hempstead 55, Senior 37
Western Dubuque 49, Wahlert 39
Dyersville Beckman 52, Solon 18
Bellevue 46, West Branch 40
Cascade 50, Wellman 27
Fighting Saints Hockey
Sioux City 5, Dubuque 4
National Sports from the Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Damian Lillard had 24 points and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a two-game slide with a 128-122 victory over the NBA-leading Toronto Raptors. Zach Collins scored 16 points and Seth Curry added a season-high 13, including three key 3-pointers at the start of the fourth quarter. Kawhi Leonard had 28 points for the Raptors, who fell to 23-8.
DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic scored 24 points and Jamal Murray contributed 19 in the Denver Nuggets’ 109-98 victory over Oklahoma City. Murray also got into a shoving match with Thunder guard Russell Westbrook after lining up next to each other for a jump ball in the final seconds. Paul George had a team-high 32 for the Thunder, but Westbrook finished with just 13 on 5-for-15 from the field.
BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Celtics cruised to their eighth straight win as Kyrie Irving delivered 24 points, five assists, five rebounds and four steals in just three quarters of a 129-108 pounding of the Hawks. Irving scored 12 points in the first quarter and helped Boston race to a 23-5 lead. Jayson Tatum had 22 points for Boston, Marcus Morris added 20 and Gordon Hayward had 19 with five assists.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Alex Ovechkin registered his second straight hat trick and Jakub Vrana scored in the sixth round of a shootout to send the Washington Capitals to a 6-5 win at Carolina. Ovechkin leads the NHL with 28 goals following his 22nd career hat trick, which helped the Capitals win for the 11th time in 13 games. The Washington left wing has nine goals in his last five games and owns a 13-game point streak that matches a career high.
UNDATED (AP) – The Winnipeg Jets have taken over first place in the NHL’s Central Division, one point ahead of Nashville and three ahead of Colorado. Mark Scheifele scored the first and last goals in the Jets’ 4-3 win over the Blackhawks. Ryan O’Reilly scored a short-handed goal 2:05 into overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues over the Avalanche, 4-3.