The Golden Eagles got out to a 12-0 lead in the first quarter.,The Govs were shutout in the scoring column until senior forward Jack Maher scored a bucket with seven seconds left before the first quarter buzzer.,The Golden Eagles got 11 points from the bench.,The Govs were led by junior center Grey Zabel, who racked up ten points.,Sophomore guard Bennett Dean claimed eight points coming off the bench for the Govs.

The Govs (no. 15 in Class AA, 4-13) have lost their last nine games. read more

GLENVILLE — Aside from scoring his 1,000th career point here Saturday night at Glenville State College’s Waco Center, Williamstown’s Cullen Cutright had game-highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds to help lead the No. 8 Yellowjackets to an 83-62 victory versus Braxton County in the Little Kanawha Conference Night of Champions consolation affair.,SUMMERSVILLE — Wood County Christian capped its 2018-19 season on a winning note, defeating Mercer Christian 56-54 Saturday in a West Virginia Christian Athletic Tournament consolation game.,WELLSTON, Ohio — After beating Fairfield Union twice in the regular season, Warren High fell to the Falcons 38-30 in a Division II sectional final Saturday at Wellston High School.,Warren (11-9) mustered just two points in the first quarter and trailed 10-2 after eight minutes.,GLENVILLE — Gilmer County escaped with a 53-52 win over Doddridge County Saturday in a sectional tournament opener.

The Stanley County Buffaloes basketball team, fresh off a loss to the Todd County Falcons the previous night, faced the Mobridge-Pollock Tigers at Parkview Gymnasium in Fort Pierre on Tuesday night.,Buff coach Max Foth told the Capital Journal that Tuesday’s win was a great one for his team.,The Buffs were led by senior forward Brady Hoftiezer, who had a team high 25 points and six rebounds.,Speaking of Tigers, the Buffs will face the White River Tigers (14-2, no. 1 in Region 7B and no. 1 in Class B) on Thursday night at Parkview Gymnasium in Fort Pierre.,The high powered Tigers have scored 90 points or more four times this season, including two 100 point games.

The Stanley County Buffaloes basketball team played their first home game in nearly two weeks on Monday night.,The Buffs clawed their way to within one point at the end of the third quarter.,The Falcons were led by senior guard Aiden Bizardie, who had a game high 26 points.,Hoftiezer had 21 points, while Fischer had 20 points.,The Buffs will next see action on Tuesday night when they host the Mobridge-Pollock Tigers at Parkview Gymnasium.

With 2:18 left to go in the second quarter, and with the Govs up 26-23, junior forward Garrett Stout, who was one of the leading scorers for the Govs at the time, committed his third foul of the game.,With Stout of of the picture, the Tigers ended the half on a 10-2 run, including a rare four point play by junior forward Teegan Evers.,Senior forward Tanner Evers exploded in the fourth quarter for four three pointers to help expand the Tigers lead.,The Tigers were led by Teegan Evers, who had a game high 24 points.,The Tigers (9-6, no. 8 in Class AA) have beaten the Govs twice this season.

The Pierre T.F. Riggs Governors took on the Sioux Falls Washington Warriors in a key Class AA matchup at Riggs Gymnasium in Pierre on Thursday night.,The visiting Warriors entered the game with two spots ahead of the Govs in the Class AA rankings.,The Warriors were led by sophomore guard Eli Williams, who had a game high 20 points coming off the bench.,The Govs made 33 percent of their three point attempts, while the Warriors made 27 percent.,The Warriors also made 74 percent of their free throws, while the Govs made just 55 percent.

Washburn was pleased with the way his players started Wednesday’s game, and he noted that, while they kind gave up some things defensively, Orange was “coming off of a lot of momentum” after narrowly edging Western Albemarle in the game before.,On Friday, Powhatan was taking on a Louisa team that up to that point had just one loss: a recent 67-52 defeat to Western Albemarle.,Washburn was really pleased with the way that Powhatan started Friday’s game.,But Washburn added: “I thought that maybe we could’ve done a little bit more [in the first quarter] because as the quarter ran on, I thought we got some defensive stops but weren’t able to capitalize off those opportunities...even though it was a good quarter I thought it was a quarter that we could’ve even extended the lead more than we had...”

Louisa then started to heat up in the second quarter and capitalize on Powhatan’s misses.,Despite the loss, the Indians saw three players score in the double figures (Van Natter had 23 points, Chipper Ford had 15 and Williams had 12) and Washburn said his players did a really good job of limiting the Lions’ open looks. read more

Today, we'll be discussing the Company's preliminary and unaudited results for 2018, as well as our rolling four quarter outlook for '19 and discussing certain operating changes since our last conference call.,On the call today from management, besides myself, is Mel Payne, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Ben Brink, Chief Financial Officer.,The financial results discussed are preliminary and unaudited and these results are subject to change upon the completion of the Company's Form 10-k for the period ended December 31st, 2018, including the effects of any subsequent events and audit by the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2018 consolidated financial statements.,Our 2019 results will benefit first and foremost from: improved operating performance versus 2018; a reduction of overhead and non-cash stock compensation expenses of approximately $6 million, $4 million of which will be lower overhead expenses; full year results from acquisitions we made in the third quarter; and a lower share count due to the common stock and convertible note repurchases we executed during the fourth quarter.,The repurchase activity in the fourth quarter capped off a busy 2018 in regards to our capital structure in which we repurchased 95% of the convertible notes that were outstanding, which in effect reduced potential future dilution from the notes by 3.4 million shares, along with a net issuance of 1.7 million shares of common stock after our open market repurchases in the quarter.

The Pierre T.F. Riggs Governors basketball team returned to Riggs Gymnasium in Pierre on Friday night for the first time since December for a game against the Mitchell Kernels.,Junior forward Garrett Stout hit a runner in the lane with around three seconds left on the clock to win the game for the Govs 52-50.,The Govs were led by senior forward Jack Maher who had a game high 18 points and ten rebounds.,The Govs (3-4) break a four game losing streak with the win.,They also got a little revenge on the Kernels, who defeated the Govs 45-44 in Mitchell last February on a buzzer beater to end a 42 game losing streak.

Cedi Osman scored 20 points, Collin Sexton added 17 and the Cavaliers ended a 12-game losing streak with a 101-95 victory on Sunday night.,Tristan Thompson had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and Alec Burks had 17 points and 13 rebounds as the short-handed Cavaliers split the two-game season series by forcing the Lakers into a choppy game.,Kyle Kuzma had 29 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who have lost two straight and five of their past seven.,Burks and Osman hit 3-pointers to bookend the push, and Cleveland was able to sustain a 10-point margin going into the fourth by holding Los Angeles to 8-for-26 shooting.,SLOW START

The Lakers trailed 32-24 after the first quarter, the fifth time in the past six games they allowed at least 30 points in the opening period. read more