On the second team is Meskwaki senior Taurice Grant, who is on an all-state team for a second-consecutive year after receiving third-team honors in 2019-20.,Grant is the first Meskwaki player to make an all-state basketball team in school history, and he became the fifth-leading scorer in Meskwaki history by reaching 1,000 points in his senior season.,Grant was named to the All-Substate first team in Class 1A Substate 5 by the other coaches in the group.,On a Waukee team that won its first state title this year and featured three other Division I recruits, DeVries led in scoring with 18.5 points per game while also averaging 6.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists.,Blaise Porter, so., New London; Maddox Griffin, jr., Wapello; Carson Michels, sr., Marquette Catholic; Cole Watts, sr., Montezuma; Keaten Bonderson, so., Le Mars Gehlen; Manny Hammonds, jr., Grand View Christian; Tate Haughenbury, so., North Linn; Taurice Grant, sr., Meskwaki.
No matter how it’s expressed, the goal is to spread the ice time among a team’s four lines, with one generating as much or more pressure, confidence and momentum as the one before it.,“We would love to be a fourth line that creates energy, is physical and gives energy to our team and produces offensively,” Ducks center David Backes said.,In fact, in order to keep Backes in the lineup, Ducks coach Dallas Eakins moved Grant first to the top line and then to the second.,Eakins then shifted Grant back to the fourth line Monday and scratched Backes.,“Depending on our matchup or what our task is each night or how Dallas sees we’re going to win that game, it could be to go out there for 15 minutes and nothing happens is a win for us, because if we’re playing against another team’s top line and we shut them down for 15 minutes, well, that means our high skill guys are out there against a matchup that’s favorable to them,” Backes said.
Note:Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors.Email Daily Southtown results [email protected], Beacon-News, Courier-News and Naperville Sun results [email protected], News-Sun results EVENTSHIGH SCHOOLSBOYS BASKETBALLAurora Christian at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.;Bartlett at Streamwood, 7:30 p.m.;Beecher at Illinois Lutheran, 7 p.m.;Benet at Carmel, 7 p.m.;Bradley-Bourbonnais at Andrew, 6:45 p.m.;Cary-Grove at Hampshire, 7 p.m.;Chicago Christian at St. Edward, 7:30 p.m.;Christian Liberty at Harvest Christian, 6 p.m.;Deerfield at Glenbrook North, 7:30 p.m.;DeKalb at Waubonsie Valley, 7 p.m.;Elgin at Glenbard East, 7:30 p.m.;Evergreen Park at Tinley Park, 5 p.m.;Grant at Wauconda, 7 p.m.;Grayslake North at Antioch, 6:15 p.m.;Highland Park at Glenbrook South, 7:30 p.m.;Homewood-Flossmoor at Sandburg, 6:15 p.m.;Huntley at Crystal Lake South, 7 p.m.;Jacobs at Burlington Central, 7 p.m.;Lincoln-Way Central at Lincoln-Way East, 6:30 p.m.;Lockport at Bolingbrook, 6:30 p.m.;Marian Catholic at Nazareth, 7 p.m.;Marist at Joliet Catholic, 7 p.m.;McHenry at Dundee-Crown, 7 p.m.;Minooka at Yorkville, 7 p.m.;Naperville Central at Naperville North, 7 p.m.;North Chicago at Lakes, 6:45 p.m.;Oswego at Oswego East, 7 p.m.;Rich Township at Crete-Monee, 4:30 p.m.;Round Lake at Grayslake Central, 7:15 p.m.; Stagg at Lincoln-Way West, 6:30 p.m.;Thornton at Bloom, 5 p.m.;Timothy Christian at Aurora Central, 7:30 p.m.;Vernon Hills at Niles West, 7:30 p.m.;West Aurora at Plainfield North, 7 p.m.GIRLS BASKETBALLAntioch at Grayslake North, 6 p.m.;Burlington Central at Jacobs, 7 p.m.;Chicago Christian at Walther Christian, 5 p.m.;Christian Liberty at Harvest Christian, 7:30 p.m.;Crete-Monee at Thornton, 5 p.m.;Deerfield at Glenbrook North, 5:30 p.m.;Dundee-Crown at McHenry, 7 p.m.;Geneva at St. Charles North, 7 p.m.;Glenbard East at Elgin, 7:30 p.m.;Glenbard North at Batavia, 7 p.m.;Grayslake Central at Round Lake, 5 p.m.;Hampshire at Cary-Grove 7 p.m.;Hiawatha at Indian Creek, 5:30 p.m.;Hinckley-Big Rock at DePue, 5:30 p.m.;Huntley at Crystal Lake South, 7 p.m.;Lake Forest at Waukegan, 7:30 p.m.;Lake Zurich at Zion-Benton, 5 p.m.;Lakes at North Chicago, 6:45 p.m.;Larkin at Fenton, 7:30 p.m.;Libertyville at Mundelein, 8 p.m.;Marian Catholic at Mother McAuley, 7 p.m.;Naperville North at Naperville Central, 7 p.m.;Oswego East at Oswego, 7 p.m.;Plainfield North at West Aurora, 7 p.m.;Rochelle Zell at Hope Academy, 5:30 p.m.;Richards at Oak Forest, 5:30 p.m.; St. Ignatius at Marist, 7 p.m.;Serena at Somonauk, 7 p.m.;Stevenson at Warren, 7:30 p.m.;Streamwood at Bartlett, 7:30 p.m.;Tinley Park at Evergreen Park, 6:30 p.m.;Vernon Hills at Niles West, 5:30 p.m.;Waubonsie Valley at DeKalb, 7 p.m.;Wauconda at Grant, 7:15 p.m.;Yorkville at Minooka, 7 p.m.LOCAL COLLEGESFOOTBALLMSFA MIDWESTRoosevelt vs. St. Francis at Joliet Memorial Stadium, 2 p.m.SUNDAY’S RESULTSHIGH SCHOOLSBOYS BASKETBALLBatavia 46, Lake Park 42Loyola 46, Marian Catholic 41 (2 OTs)Marian Catholic (2-1): Jeremiah Jones, Tommy Klupchak 14 points each.Mundelein 51, Notre Dame 42Mundelein (4-0): Conor Enright 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists.,Charles North (2-1, 1-1 DuKane): Erin Stack 14 points.SATURDAY’S RESULTSHIGH SCHOOLSBADMINTONVernon Hills 18, Maine East 0BOYS BASKETBALLBartlett 66, IC Catholic 52Benet 68, Streamwood 58Burlington Central 79, Woodstock 40Burlington Central (3-0): Zac Schmidt 18 points.,Charles North (3-0, 2-0 DuKane): Ethan Marlowe 17 points.Sandwich 46, Elgin 44South Elgin 50, Naperville Central 45Vernon Hills 52, Maine West 47Vernon Hills (2-3, 2-0 Central Suburban North): Josiah McDonald 19 points.Warren 56, Lake Zurich 42Warren (1-1, 1-1 North Suburban): Drew Dolan 20 points.,Trent Tousana 11 points.LITTLE TEN TOURNAMENTIndian Creek 83, Somonauk 73, championshipNewark 40, Serena 30, third placeGIRLS BASKETBALLAurora Christian 55, St. Edward 25Aurora Christian (4-0): Thaya Luse 18 points.Benet 51, Providence 34Benet (3-0): Lenee Beaumont 19 points, 5 assists.Chicago Christian 54, Westmont 25Deerfield 53, Maine East 40DeKalb 57, Indian Creek 48Indian Creek (2-1): Brooke Heiman 35 points.De La Salle 42, Regina 38Geneva 63, Glenbard North 30Lemont 71, Eisenhower 12Lemont: Kaya Stropus 20 points.,Azyah Newson-Cole 10 points.Sandburg: (2-2): Josie Canellis 13 points.Maine West 52, Vernon Hills 28Vernon Hills (1-3,1-2 Central Suburban North): Lydia Lueck 10 points.Oak Lawn 53, Andrew 30Oak Lawn (3-0): Carolyn Soukouna 18 points, 12 rebounds.
BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU women's basketball team travels to face No. 1 South Carolina on Sunday, February 14 at 11 a.m. CT in Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina.,Aifuwa continues to lead LSU with 8.8 rebounds per game and 24 blocked shots this season, and is the second-leading scorer on the team with 11.9 points per game.,Sophomore , a strong candidate for SEC Sixth Player of the Year honors, is providing a key spark off the bench averaging 9.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game and is second in shooting at 44.2 percent from the field.,For the 2020-21 season, seating for LSU women's basketball games will be general admission in the PMAC.,To order tickets for any of LSU's last two women's basketball home games, go to LSUtix.net.
The UConn women’s basketball team is adding a player into the mix much earlier than expected.Class of 2021 recruit Saylor Poffenbarger, who signed with UConn in November, has finished high school and will be traveling to Storrs this weekend.,She will be able to practice and eligible to play in games with the No. 4 Huskies following a medical quarantine.The Frederick News-Post initially reported the news Friday morning before the school officially announced it later in the day.Storrs, CT - 2/3/20 - Saylor Poffenbarger, left, and Caroline Ducharme watch the UConn women fall to Oregon on Feb. 3, 2020 at Gampel Pavilion.,Poffenbarger, a guard in the Class of 2021, had already committed at the time of the game, while Ducharme, a guard/forward in the same class, announced in April that she will attend UConn.,But as the chances of playing her senior season at Middletown High became less likely, and the NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility for all college athletes this year, Poffenbarger decided now was the time to start her next chapter.With several COVID-19 metrics at an all-time high locally, the Frederick County Public School system suspended winter sport practices earlier this month and has delayed implementing its hybrid learning model.Poffenbarger isn’t the only early enrollee on the women’s basketball scene this season.,’”The Huskies’ roster now includes seven freshmen and 12 players overall.Poffenbarger’s fellow 2021 signees Fudd and Caroline Ducharme will be finishing the school year at their respective high schools, they told The Courant, while Amari DeBerry has not shared her plans as of now.The Big East announced another game postponement Friday afternoon: UConn will not longer play Providence on Jan. 26, as the Friars have extended their pause in play due to additional COVID-19 related issues.
Aldridge missed San Antonio's first two tight losses against the Lakers, but was on fire and led five Spurs in double-figure scoring.,Most of Aldridge's shots were found in the flow of the offense, spacing the floor or cutting to the basket without the ball.,Aldridge hit an elbow jumper, and after an Anthony Davis layup drilled a triple to put the Spurs up 12-2.,Rudy Gay hit an impossible-seeming desperation jumper over Anthony Davis in the post, then knocked down the open three that he's struggled with this season off a sliding pass from Patty.,Aldridge's tear continued in the period, but the Lakers kept it close with LeBron assisting on 19 of the first 23 in the period for Los Angeles.
Damian Lillard scored eight of his season-high 40 points in the final four minutes to rally his Trail Blazers to a 132-126 victory over the Kings in Sacramento.,SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Damian Lillard scored eight of his season-high 40 points in the final four minutes, and the Portland Trail Blazers tied a franchise record with 23 3-pointers to beat the Sacramento Kings 132-126 for their fourth straight victory.,Lillard and CJ McCollum led Portland’s shooting barrage from behind the arc with six 3s apiece.,Lillard added 13 assists while McCollum had 28 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds.,De’Aaron Fox had 29 points for Sacramento, who will next host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.
Before the Rockets agreed to send James Harden to the Nets as part of a blockbuster four-team deal, the 76ers were long considered the favorites to acquire the former MVP because they had a piece no other team could offer: Ben Simmons.,Houston had reportedly been seeking a young franchise cornerstone as part of any Harden package, and Simmons fit that description better than any other player that was realistically available.,The Rockets reportedly wanted Simmons, picks and other players in a potential deal with the Sixers — Tyrese Maxey and Matisse Thybulle were part of discussions — and even for a superstar like Harden, that’s a high asking price.,He was told Irving could hypothetically be part of a transaction that allows the Nets to obtain multiple first-round picks, or he could only be attached in a trade as filler.,Now Brooklyn will move forward with a “Big Three” of Harden, Irving and Kevin Durant, while Philadelphia will focus on building around Simmons and Embiid.