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Sports Updates for Saturday, February 8, 2020

Boys High School Basketball Scores

Alburnett 62, Edgewood-Colesburg 52

Cedar Falls 62, Western Dubuque 47

Hempstead 54, Waterloo, West 43

Dubuque Senior 85, Waterloo, East 55

Linn-Mar 69, Wahlert 60

Monticello 44, Cascade 37

Mount Vernon 58, Dyersville Beckman 40

Northeast, Goose Lake 49, Bellevue 45

Girls High School Basketball Scores

Bellevue 58, Northeast, Goose Lake 46

Cascade 46, Monticello 35

Cedar Falls 64, Western Dubuque 24

Senior 73, Waterloo, East 23

Linn-Mar, Marion 48, Wahlert 35

Maquoketa 58, Clear Creek-Amana 56

Mount Vernon 64, Dyersville Beckman 52

Waterloo, West 50, Dubuque, Hempstead 38

Local Results

The third ranked Loras College Duhawks Men’s wrestling team took down 24th-ranked University of Dubuque last night, winning 48-0.

Ranked 23rd nationally, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville wrestling team defeated UW Oshkosh 28-9 last night in the Throwdown in the Theatre in the UW-Platteville Center for the Arts.

The Clarke Men’s Volleyball Team went 0-2 yesterday at the Judson Invitational, falling to Missouri Baptist University and Lourdes University, both by scores of 3 sets to zero.

The Loras College men’s volleyball team improved to 5-2 on the season last night when they scored a 3-0 road win against St. Norbert College.

The Dubuque Fighting Saints used two goals in the third period to pull away from the Youngstown Phantoms last night, winning 4-1 at home. The win was the Saints fifth in a row on home ice and they have now won six of their last seven games.

Big Ten Conference sports news from The Associated Press
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Anthony Cowan scored 20 points and ninth-ranked Maryland held on to beat No. 20 Illinois 75-66 on Friday night. The Terrapins (19-4, 9-3 Big Ten) took sole possession of first place in the conference with the win. Illinois (16-7, 8-4) fell into second place. Illinois led by as many as 14 points midway through the first half, but the Terrapins fought back and pulled to within 42-40,with a 3-pointer by Wiggins at the halftime buzzer. Maryland opened the second half with an 11-0 run to take a lead it never relinquished. Ayo Dosunmu led Illinois with 16 points. Andres Feliz added 12.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — As Michigan prepares for another game against rival Michigan State, Isaiah Livers’ status is still uncertain. The 6-foot-7 junior was at Michigan’s media session Friday, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be able to play Saturday when the Wolverines host No. 16 Michigan State. He was injured against Presbyterian on Dec. 21. The team described it as a groin injury. He has appeared in only one game since. He hurt himself again Jan. 25 against Illinois. Livers said he was hoping to practice Friday. Michigan State beat Michigan 87-69 early last month.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan guard Zavier Simpson reportedly crashed a vehicle registered to the wife of the Wolverines’ athletic director late last month, shortly before the school announced he was suspended for a game. MLive, citing a police report, reported that officers found Simpson outside the vehicle around 3 a.m. on Jan. 26. An officer said he did not notice any smell of intoxicant from Simpson’s breath. Simpson told police the car belonged to Evan Manuel, a student manager for the basketball team who is the son of athletic director Warde Manuel. Police said Chrislan Manuel, Warde Manuel’s wife and the registered owner of the car, spoke with Evan and told police that Simpson had been driving. Simpson received a citation for driving too fast for conditions.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Payton Willis has struggled to find his rhythm for Minnesota. He is still feeling the effects of a sprained ankle that kept him out of three games earlier this season. A new injury turned out to be the spark he needed. Willis sat out when the Gophers lost at Illinois last week. The unexpected rest gave his ankle more time to heal. He responded in his first game back with a career-high 21 points in a win over Wisconsin. He is in his first year with Minnesota after transferring from Vanderbilt.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin says basketball strength and conditioning coach Erik Helland has resigned. School officials say they were informed last weekend that Helland used a racial epithet in the presence of players as he recounted a story from his days in the NBA. The former Chicago Bulls staffer was placed on leave and did not travel with the Badgers for Wednesday’s game at Minnesota. The school says it has no evidence Helland directed racially insensitive language toward any particular player.

Update on the latest sports

Raptors continue win streak
UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have added another game to their team-record winning streak.
It’s now a 13-game run after Serge Ibaka had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the Raptors’ 115-106 victory against the Pacers. Fred VanVleet added 20 points for the Raptors, who haven’t lost since Jan. 15 and knocked off Indiana for the second time in three days.
The Pacers got as close as 101-99 with 6:47 left, but Toronto pulled away with a 12-4 spurt.

Checking out Friday’s other NBA action:
— Furkan Korkmaz poured in a career-high 34 points on 13 of 17 shooting as the 76ers downed the Grizzlies, 119-107. The Sixers were 14 of 25 from 3-point range, with Korkmaz hitting seven of his nine attempts from downtown. Ben Simmons added 22 points and 10 assists for the 76ers, who finished the game without Joel Embiid because of a stiff neck.
— Jayson Tatum nailed seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points in the Celtics’ sixth straight win, 112-107 against the Hawks. Enes Kanter added 16 points and 15 rebounds to help Boston win without injured starters Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis. Atlanta was within 110-107 with 18.3 seconds left before Kevin Huerter and Brandon Goodwin both came up empty from beyond the arc.
— Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 23 points and hit six of the Kings’ 19 3-pointers in a 105-97 victory against the Heat. Buddy Hield furnished five 3-pointers and 21 points in Sacramento’s fifth win in seven games. De’Aaron Fox had 16 points and eight assists for the Kings, and Nemanja Bjelica added 15 points and eight assists.
— The Thunder made it nine wins in their last 10 games as Chris Paul provided 22 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 21 in a 108-101 downing of the Pistons. Oklahoma City shot 54.3% in the first half to lead 52-47 at the break. Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points, Dennis Schroder had 18 and Steven Adams 16 for the Thunder.
— Donovan Mitchell contributed a go-ahead layup with 19.5 seconds left to send the Jazz past the Trail Blazers, 117-114. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 27 points and Mike Conley added 18 points as Utah ended a five-game losing streak. Damian Lillard poured in 42 points and C.J. McCollum added 27 to lead the Blazers.
— Phoenix rolled to a 127-91 rout of the Rockets as Kelly Oubre Jr. delivered a career-high 39 points and Devin Booker added 33. The Suns poured in 46 points in the first quarter and led the rest of the way in their first win over Houston in 14 tries. James Harden had a team-high 32 points for the Rockets, who were without All-Star Russell Westbrook after playing the Lakers the previous night.
— Bradley Beal capped his 29-point performance by hitting a layup with 0.2 seconds left to give the Wizards a 119-118 victory over the Mavericks. Washington made 19 of 38 3-pointers, with Davis Bertans responsible for five of them while scoring 20 points. Seth Curry scored a team-high 20 points for the Mavs, who have dropped three of five without Luka Doncic.

Investigators: No sign of engine failure for Bryant copter
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any evidence of engine failure. That’s according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The helicopter crashed into a hillside outside Los Angeles on Jan. 26.
The NTSB is investigating the accident, including any role heavy fog played, and a final report isn’t expected for at least a year. A witness told the NTSB that the helicopter was flying forward and downward through the fog before it crashed into the hill.

2/24: Bryant memorial reflects dad and daughter’s uniforms
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow says there will be a “celebration of life” memorial on Feb. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to honor her late husband and 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Vanessa Bryant posted a graphic on Instagram Friday morning to announce the event. Her post only said the event will occur at 10 a.m. and there are “details to come.”
The arena is where Bryant starred for the Lakers for most of his two-decade career and the date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by Gianna. They and seven others died in a helicopter crash last month.

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