Joe’s Morning Sports-Friday, January 26, 2018
Hyeon Chung has retired from his semifinal match against defending champion Roger Federer at the Australian Open while trailing 1-6, 2-5. The South Korean player had taken a medical timeout earlier in the second set to receive treatment on his foot. The match was barely an hour old when he quit. Federer now advances to face Marin Cilic in Sunday’s final for a chance at his 20th Grand Slam title.
Russell Westbrook poured in a season-high 46 points on 19-29 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder earned their sixth consecutive win, 121-112 over the Washington Wizards. Paul George chipped in 18 points for the Thunder, which saw a 14-point, halftime lead cut to one before carrying an eight-point edge into the final period. Westbrook played the game under the impression that he had been the last pick on LeBron James’ All-Star team for the NBA All-Star Game.
Paul Miller scored 25 points, including five three-pointers, and Tyson Ward added 17 points as North Dakota State beat Nebraska-Omaha 73-58 last night. The Bison conceded the lead just twice. Daniel Norl led three players in double figures for the Mavericks with 13 points. North Dakota State is now 11-10 overall and 3-3 in the Summit League while UNO falls to 7-16 overall and 2-5 in the league.
The Norfolk Panther basketball teams split a home doubleheader last night with Papillion La Vista. The Panther boys dropped their fourth game in a row after a 42-39 setback. Ryan Schommer scored ten points to lead Norfolk in scoring. The Monarchs, which led 22-13 at halftime, drops the Panthers to 7-9 on the season. In the girls’ game, the Omaha World Herald eighth ranked Lady Panthers upset fourth ranked Papillion La Vista 45-37. Kyla Moore had 14 points, seven rebounds, and six steals in the win. Teammate Taylor Stoltz contributed eight points and ten boards. Norfolk, which led 18-16 at halftime, and 31-18 after three quarters, have now won six in a row to improve to 11-5 on the season.
Checking out the local schedule for today, in basketball, the Norfolk High girls & boys visit Fremont starting with the girls game at 6:00, the Norfolk Catholic boys host Humphrey St. Francis at 7:45, the Norfolk Catholic girls are at O’Neill at 7:45, the Creighton women entertain St. John’s at 7:00, and the Wayne State women & men are home against St. Cloud State starting with the womens’ game at 6:00.
Local Schedule: Nfk High at Fremont (G&B BB-6:00); Humphrey St. Francis at NC (BBB-7:45); NC at O’Neill (GBB-7:45); St. John’s at Creighton (WBB-7:00); St. Cloud State at WSC (W&M BB-6:00).
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Market Grille at Hy-Vee West. This week: Nfk High’s Tony Siske & Justin Grey; NC’s Tim Kassmeier; LHNE’s Darin Suckstorf; NECC’s Matt Svehla; Winside BB’s Tom Meyer; & Pierce wrestling coach Tyler Legate.
Saturday Evening: The Lutheran High Northeast girls & boys visit Humphrey St. Francis starting with the girls’ game at 6:00. Pregame coverage at approximately 5:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
Local Scores: Boone Central/Newman Grove 37 NC 35 (GBB); Fremont 38 Nfk High 36 (WR Dual); NC 45 Madison 34 (WR Dual); Lincoln SW 96 Nfk High 89 (B. SW. Dual); Lincoln SW 135 Nfk High 48 (G. SW. Dual); North Dakota St. 73 Nebraska-Omaha 58 (MBB).
CBS Sports Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat at 4:00; & Sun at 1:00.
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Sacramento 89 Miami 88
Final Oklahoma City 121 Washington 112
Final Denver 130 N-Y Knicks 118
Final Golden State 126 Minnesota 113
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Tampa Bay 5 Philadelphia 1
Final Pittsburgh 6 Minnesota 3
Final Nashville 3 New Jersey 0
Final Boston 3 Ottawa 2
Final Chicago 5 Detroit 1
Final Washington 4 Florida 2
Final Carolina 6 Montreal 5
Final St. Louis 3 Colorado 1
Final Toronto 4 Dallas 1
Final Columbus 2 Arizona 1
Final SO Edmonton 4 Calgary 3
Final Buffalo 4 Vancouver 0
Final N-Y Islanders 2 Vegas 1
Final SO Anaheim 4 Winnipeg 3
Final N-Y Rangers 6 San Jose 5
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (3) Purdue 92 (25) Michigan 88
Final (11) Arizona 80 Colorado 71
Final Penn St. 82 (13) Ohio St. 79
Final (15) Gonzaga 95 Portland 79
Final (16) Saint Mary’s (Cal) 75 BYU 62
Final (17) Wichita St. 81 UCF 62
Final OT Utah 80 (21) Arizona St. 77