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KLEM Local Schedule (week of January 21)

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MONDAY RESULTS – January 21

(bowling)

(G) Le Mars (8-0) 2903, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2022HIGH SERIES:  Sydney Schoenfelder (406), Lexi Schroeder (396), & Emma Jacobs (375).  HIGH GAMES:  Sydney Schoenfelder (235), Lexi Schroeder (215) & Emma Jacobs (193).

(B) Le Mars (8-0) 3207, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2529.  HIGH SERIES:  Trey Whiddon (458), Brady Poulson (442), Jordan Presnall (412) & Lane Poulson (410).  HIGH GAMES:  Brady Poulson (265) & Trey Whiddon (245).

(high school basketball)

ESTHERVILLE — Jaelynn Dreckman scored six overtime points after Annie Ellis sent the game into overtime with a pair of free throws with 5.6 seconds to play in regulation as No. 10 (4A) Le Mars avoided an upset at the hands of Estherville/Lincoln Central, 64-59 Monday night in Lakes Conference basketball action in Estherville.  Ellis was fouled behind the three-point line, sending her to the free throw stripe with her team trailing 56-54.  She made the first but missed the second attempt before tying the game with her third attempt. Le Mars outscored E-L-C 8-3 in the overtime period with Jaelynn Dreckman hitting a field goal and all four of her foul shots to lead the Lady Bulldogs to victory.  Madison Dreckman also added a pair of free throws in O.T.  Ellis finished with a career-high 19 points Monday, scoring 11 in the fourth quarter to rally Le Mars from a 13-point third quarter deficit.  Madison Dreckman finished with 16 and Jaelynn dropped in 15.  Josie Condon had 22 for the Midgettes.  Le Mars has won six in a row, improving to 12-3 for the season and 8-1 in the Lakes Conference to move 1/2 game ahead of Cherokee in the league standings.

The Le Mars boys ran their winning streak to a season-best four straight with a 68-55 victory in Estherville Monday night.  It marked the 36th straight win over the Midgets, dating back to the 2000-2001 season.  The Bulldogs have improved their season record to 7-7 with a 7-2 Lakes Conference mark.  Balanced scoring was the key for Le Mars Monday with Spencer Mackey scoring 20 points to lead the way for Le Mars, Aisea Toki had 12, Alex Irwin 11 and Trevor Smith and Alec Dreckman 10 each.  Le Mars begins a three-game home stand Friday when they entertain Storm Lake with Sioux City East rolling into town Saturday afternoon.

(G) (#10-4A)LeMars (12-3/8-1) 64, Estherville/L-C 59, overtime
(B) LeMars (7-7/7-2) 68, Estherville/L-C 55

(G) (#13-1A)Kingsley-Pierson 69, West Monona 60
(B) Kingsley-Pierson 73, West Monona 61

(college basketball)

(W) Loras 104, Buena Vista 53  (Le Mars alums, Jenn Schneider and her sister Holly scored 11 & 8 pts. respectively for B-V)

(M) Loras 75, Buena Vista 74  (Le Mars alum, Jake Thompson, had 13 pts. for B-V)

(6) Michigan State 69, (13) Maryland 55
(9) Kansas 80, (24) Iowa State 76
(11) North Carolina 103, (10) Virginia Tech 82

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Dedric Lawson had 29 points and 15 rebounds, Devon Dotson hit the clinching free throws with 5.9 seconds left and ninth-ranked Kansas held on to beat No. 24 Iowa State 80-76. Marcus Garrett added 16 points and Lagerald Vick had 14 for the Jayhawks. Marial Shayok led the Cyclones with 26 points.

(N-B-A basketball)

Oklahoma City 127, New York 109
Chicago 104, Cleveland 88
Milwaukee 116, Dallas 106
Washington 101, Detroit 87
Orlando 122, Atlanta 103
Brooklyn 123, Sacramento 94
New Orleans 105, Memphis 85
Boston 107, Miami 99
Philadelphia 121, Houston 93
Portland 109, Utah 104
Golden State 130, L.A. Lakers 111

(N-H-L hockey)

Nashville 4, Colorado 1
Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 3
Minnesota 4, Vegas 2
Florida 6, San Jose 2

 

 

TUESDAY RESULTS – January 22

(major league baseball news)

NEW YORK (AP) – Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has become the first unanimous selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rivera set a major league record with 652 career saves while recording a 2.21 ERA during a 19-year career spent entirely with the Yankees. Joining Rivera among the Class of 2019 are Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina and Edgar Martinez, while Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens failed to receive the required 75 percent of the vote.

ATLANTA (AP) – All-Star outfielder Nick Markakis has accepted a significant pay cut to remain with the Atlanta Braves, accepting a one-year, $6 million package with a club option for 2020. The 35-year-old Markakis made the 2018 All-Star game and earned both Gold Glove and Silver Slugger honors last season, hitting .297 with 14 homers and 93 RBIs while starting all 162 games in right field. He took a package with a $4 million salary this season and a $2 million buyout after receiving only minor interest on the open market.

(wrestling)

Le Mars (17-2) 55, Sioux City East 27.  —  Bulldog winners:  106#-Blake Dirksen (fall)  ..  113#-Daniel Hinds (fall)  ..  132#-Jason Sudtelgte (fall)  ..  145#-Delijuan Perkins (fall)  ..  160#-Dylan Carlson (fall)  ..  170#-Colton Hoag (5-4 decision )  ..  182#-Robert Sadoski (fall)  ..  195#-Brennick Hoppe (MD 17-3)  ..  220#-Matthew Sauer (fall)  ..  285#-Travis Theisen (fall).

With the win, the Bulldogs have qualified for the Regional Dual meet where they’ll wrestle Cedar Falls & Fort Dodge on the Wednesday prior to the District meet.  

(high school basketball)

HAWARDEN — The Gehlen Catholic girls basketball team staged what may have been their greatest fourth quarter comeback in the history of the program Tuesday night at Hawarden.  Unfortunately, it didn’t result in a victory against West Sioux as the Falcons held on to win 62-56 in a non-conference match-up between the two War Eagle rivals.  The Lady Jays trailed 51-31 after three quarters before rallying to within three points at 55-52 with 2:10 to play in the game.  Gehlen opened the final quarter on a 12-0 run to close the gap to eight with 5:25 to play.  The Lady Jays outscored the Falcons 25-11 in the fourth quarter before Shayden Blankenship sealed the outcome with three foul shots in the closing 30 seconds.  Blankenship finished with 20 points to lead all scorers.  Addison Weber had 16 for Gehlen, 11 coming in the final quarter.  The Lady Jays fall to 11-5 while West Sioux improves to 13-3.

The No. 4 (2A) West Sioux boys left little doubt early on who the better team was on this night as the Falcons led by 16 after the first quarter and by 25 at halftime and went on to win 87-64 Tuesday night in Hawarden.  The victory keeps the Falcons record perfect at 15-0.  Hunter Dekkers was unstoppable, hitting five three’s as part of a 36-point night.  Baxter Walsh was a perfect compliment to Dekkers, scoring 29 and he too poured in five three-pointers.  Gehlen was led by Jacob Nemmers with 19 points, Caden Kneip had 15 and Zach Kraft 10.  The Jays falls to 11-4.

WAR EAGLE CONFERENCE
(G) West Sioux 62, Gehlen Catholic (11-5) 56
(B) (#4-2A)West Sioux (15-0) 87, Gehlen Catholic (11-4) 64

(G) Akron-Westfield 54, Remsen St. Mary’s 24
(B) Remsen St. Mary’s 74, Akron-Westfield 66

(G) (#13-1A)Kingsley-Pierson 59, Hinton 15
(B) Kingsley-Pierson 60, Hinton 46

(G) MMCRU 73, Clay Central-Everly 28
(B) MMCRU 64, Clay Central-Everly 51

(G) South O’Brien 74, Trinity Christian 30
(B) South O’Brien 60, Trinity Christian 34

(G) Harris-Lake Park 52, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 40
(B) Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 60, Harris-Lake Park 52

LAKES CONFERENCE
(G) Western Christian 55, Spencer 27
(B) Spencer 59, (#7-2A)Western Christian 57

(G) (#4-2A)Cherokee Washington 82, Storm Lake 23
(B) Storm Lake 76, Cherokee Washington 65

(G/B) Spirit Lake @ Dakota Valley (S.D.) – ppd.

(college basketball)

Top-25 games:
(2) Duke 79, Pittsburgh 64
(3) Virginia 68, Wake Forest 45
(5) Michigan 59, Minnesota 57
(8) Kentucky 76, (22) Mississippi State 55
Kansas State 58, (14) Texas Tech 45
Northern Illinois 77, (15) Buffalo 75
South Carolina 80, (16) Auburn 77
(18) Villanova 80, Butler 72
Alabama 74, (20) Mississippi 53

(N-B-A basketball)

Toronto 120, Sacramento 105
Oklahoma City 123, Portland 114
Dallas 106, L.A. Clippers 98
Minnesota 118, Phoenix 91

(N-H-L hockey)

San Jose 7, Washington 6, OT
Arizona 3, Ottawa 2
Chicago 3, N.Y. Islanders  2, SO
Detroit 3, Edmonton  2
Calgary 3, Carolina 2, OT

 

 

WEDNESDAY RESULTS – January 23

(college basketball)

(W) Simpson 75, Buena Vista 53  (Le Mars alums, Jenn & Holly Schneider, had 9 & 3 pts. respectively for B-V)

(M) Simpson 98, Buena Vista 89  (Le Mars alum, Jake Thompson, had 8 pts. for B-V)

(M) Northwestern 89, Dordt 80  (Le Mars alum, Trent Hilbrands, had 18 pts. & 6 reb. and Hinton alum, Jay Small, had 5 pts. & 6 reb. for NW)

Top-25 games:
(1) Tennessee 88, Vanderbilt 83, OT
(7) Nevada 100, Colorado State 60
(12) Marquette 79, DePaul 69
(17) Houston 94, East Carolina 50
(25) L-S-U 92, Georgia 82

(N-B-A basketball)

Indiana 110, Toronto 106
Boston 123, Cleveland 103
Brooklyn 114, Orlando 110
Houston 114, New York 110
L.A. Clippers 111, Miami 99
Atlanta 121, Chicago 101
Charlotte 118, Memphis 107
Detroit 98, New Orleans 94
Philadelphia 122, San Antonio 120
Utah 114, Denver 108

(N-H-L hockey)

Montreal 2, Arizona 1
Toronto 6, Washington 3
Minnesota 5, Colorado 2
Nashville 2, Vegas 1
St. Louis 5, Anaheim 1
Carolina 5, Vancouver 2

 

 

THURSDAY RESULTS – January 24

(high school basketball)

WAR EAGLE CONFERENCE
(G) West Sioux 56, Clay Central-Everly 37
(B) (#4-2A)West Sioux 100, Clay Central-Everly 36

(G) Unity Christian 69, Harris-Lake Park 29
(B) Unity Christian 75, Harris-Lake Park 48

LAKES CONFERENCE
(G) Spirit Lake 41, Estherville/L-C 2
(B) Spirit Lake 68, Estherville/L-C 54

WESTERN VALLEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
(B) Kingsley-Pierson 48, Ridge View 32

(college basketball)

(M) Morningside 98, Hastings 64 (Le Mars alum, Tyler Borchers, scored 13 pts. and had 9 reb. for Morningside)

Top-25 games:
(4) Gonzaga 98, Santa Clara 39
(6) Michigan State 82, (19) Iowa 67
(23) Louisville 84, (21) North Carolina State 77

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Cassius Winston scored 23points, Nick Ward had 21 with 10 rebounds and sixth-ranked Michigan State blew past No. 19 Iowa 82-67, extending its winning streak to 13 games. Matt McQuaid added three second-half 3-pointers for the Spartans, who used a 24-2 run just after halftime to secure a school-record 21st consecutive league victory.

(N-B-A basketball)

Golden State 126, Washington 118
Oklahoma City 122, New Orleans 116
Phoenix 120, Portland 106
Minnesota 120, L.A. Lakers 105

(N-H-L hockey)

no games scheduled

 

 

FRIDAY RESULTS – January 25

(wrestling)

Lakes Conference meet at Spencer — TEAM STANDINGS:  1. Spirit Lake Park (220)  ..  2. Le Mars (215)  ..  3. Storm Lake (201)  ..  4. Spencer (194)  ..  5. Cherokee Washington (157)  ..  6. Estherville/Lincoln Central (114)  ..  7. Western Christian (45).

Bulldog results:  2nd places:  Jake Francksen-Small (106#), Dylan Carlson (160#), Mason Mohr (195#), Travis Theisen (220#), & Matthew Sauer (285#)  ..  3rd places:  Blake Dirksen (106#), Jackson Sudtelgte (126#), Jason Sudtelgte (132#), & Colton Hoag (170#)  ..  4th places:  Daniel Hinds (113#), Dakota Olson (120#), Drayden DeBoer (138#) & Robert Sadoski (182#)  ..  5th places:  Delijuan Perkins (145#).

(high school basketball)

LE MARS — No. 10 (4A) Le Mars ran off 20 unanswered points in the first quarter to lead 29-4 after the first eight minutes and the Lady Bulldogs never looked back in a 65-24 Lakes Conference girls win over Storm Lake Friday night in Le Mars.  Madison Dreckman led a balanced scoring attack with 19 points, connecting on four three’s while her cousin Jaelynn Dreckman added 18 and Annie Ellis had 11.  Rachel Bozonie led the Tornados with 11.  Le Mars has now won seven straight to improve to 13-3 and remained tied with Cherokee for the league lead at 9-1 with two Lakes Conference games to play.

The Le Mars boys opened their half of the doubleheader on a 15-1 run and led 26-5 after the first quarter as the Bulldogs avenged a 70-63 loss in December at Storm Lake, beating the Tornados 78-52 Friday night at the Bulldogs Competition gym.  Alex Irwin led the way with 26 points and Spencer Mackey had 25.  The two combined to hit seven three-pointers.  Mach Nyaw had 16 for Storm Lake and Cham Deng added 12.  Le Mars improves to 8-7, stretching their winning streak to five straight.  The Bulldogs remain tied with Western Christian for the Lakes Conference lead at 8-2 while knocking Storm Lake out of a share of the lead at 6-3.  The Tornados slip to 10-5 for the season.

LE MARS — South O’Brien rolled to a 16-point lead at halftime but had to hold off a second half rally by Gehlen Catholic to beat the Lady Jays 59-51 in War Eagle Conference basketball action in Le Mars Friday night.  The Lady Jays had pulled to within four going into the fourth quarter thanks to a 28-point third quarter.  The Wolverines were able to fend off Gehlen to win by eight.  Hannah Dau had 18 points and Taryn Hintz 16 for South O’Brien while Addison Weber and Sydney Livermore scored 17 points each for Gehlen Catholic.  The Lady Jays fall to 11-6 for the season and 5-3 in the W-E-C.

South O’Brien completed a sweep of the doubleheader, winning a defensive battle against Gehlen in the boys game, 42-36.  Jackson Louscher poured in 25 points for the Wolverines while Caden Kneip led Gehlen with 13.  The Jays leading scorer Jacob Nemmers was checked to a pair of three-point baskets and six points.  The two were tied 20-all at halftime.  The Jays fall to 11-5 for the season and 4-4 in War Eagle Conference play.

LAKES CONFERENCE
(G) (#10-4A)LeMars (13-3/9-1) 65, Storm Lake 24
(B) LeMars (8-7/8-2) 78, Storm Lake 52

(G) Spirit Lake 33, Spencer 18
(B) Spencer 70, Spirit Lake 51

(G) Western Christian 76, Estherville/L-C 54
(B) (#7-2A)Western Christian 67, Estherville/L-C 39

WAR EAGLE CONFERENCE
(G) South O’Brien 59, Gehlen Catholic (11-6/5-3) 51
(B) South O’Brien 42, Gehlen Catholic (11-5/4-4) 36

(G) Akron-Westfield 72, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 29
(B) Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 64, Akron-Westfield 53

(G) Clay Central-Everly 60, Remsen St. Mary’s 41
(B) Remsen St. Mary’s 74, Clay Central-Everly 33

(G) MMCRU 64, West Sioux 45
(B) (#4-2A)West Sioux 84, MMCRU 47

(G) Hinton 60, Harris-Lake Park 51
(B) Hinton 57, Harris-Lake Park 47

(G) (#15-2A)Unity Christian 53, Trinity Christian 10
(B) Unity Christian 67, Trinity Christian 42

WESTERN VALLEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
(G) (#13-1A)Kingsley-Pierson 66, OA-BCIG 39

(college basketball)

Top-25 games:
(5) Michigan 69, Indiana 46
(15) Buffalo 88, Kent State 79

(N-B-A basketball)

Washington 95, Orlando 91
Brooklyn 109, New York 99
Miami 100, Cleveland 94
Houston 121, Toronto 119
L.A. Clippers 106, Chicago 101
Sacramento 99, Memphis 96
Dallas 106, Detroit 101
Milwaukee 108, Charlotte 99
Denver 132, Phoenix 95
Utah 106, Minnesota 102

(N-H-L hockey)

no games scheduled

 

 

SATURDAY RESULTS – January 26

(bowling)

Le Mars Invitational

(girls results)  FINAL TEAM RESULTS:  1. Le Mars (2878)  ..  2. Harlan (2481)  ..  3. Council Bluffs T-J (2449)  ..  4. OA-BCIG (2231)  ..  5. MMCRU (2188)  ..  6. Sioux Central/Spencer (1944).  Le Mars results:  1. Katelin Konz (215-192=407), 4. Lexi Schroeder (181-208=389), 5. Alison Zimmerman (205-173=378), 7. Samantha Scheifen (179-192=371), 11. Sydney Schoenfelder (199-162=361), 18. Emma Jacobs (167-136=303).

(boys results)  FINAL TEAM RESULTS:  1. Le Mars (3218)  ..  2. Council Bluffs T-J (3119)  ..  3. OA-BCIG (2962)  ..  4. Harlan (2734)  ..  5. MMCRU (2674)  ..  6. Sioux Central/Spencer (23510.  Le Mars results:  1. Evan Berkenpas (279-234=513 – new school record series score), 5. Lane Poulson (226-214=440), 10. Brady Poulson (225-184=409), 11. Jordan Presnall (201-205=406), 12. Bryce Timp (226-180=406).  Drew Pierce of MMCRU finished 19th (223-156=379).

(high school basketball)

LE MARS — What a day of high school basketball at the Bulldogs Competition gym Saturday!  The tenth-rated (4A) Le Mars girls beat Sioux City East 66-60 in double overtime and then number-three (4A) Sioux City East edged the Le Mars boys 78-73 in a nail-biter.

Kennedy McCloy sunk a three-point shot from just beyond half-court at the end of regulation in the girls game to knot the score at 53-all, sending the contest into overtime.  They were still tied at 56-56 after one overtime before Madison Dreckman made a four-point play in the second overtime to erase a 58-57 East lead and put the Lady Bulldogs in front to stay.  Dreckman’s field goal with 2:30 to play in the second overtime put Le Mars in front 59-58 and a technical foul on East coach Brian Drent allowed Dreckman to add a pair of foul shots to extend the lead to 61-58.  From there Le Mars outscored East 5-2 to win by six.  The win was the eighth straight for the Lady Bulldogs and improved their record to 14-3.  Madison Dreckman had 27 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs scoring with Jaelynn Dreckman adding 14 and Annie Ellis 11.  Nyamer Diew had 28 for the Black Raiders, who slipped to 9-7 for the season.

The boys game was a back-and-forth shootout all afternoon.  East led 18-15 after the first quarter, Le Mars led 36-35 at halftime and 49-48 after three quarters.  The two teams were tied 68-68 with 66 seconds to play when Javonte Keck hit a drive-in bucket down the lane to put East in front 70-68 and they would never trail again.  Jack Peterson added a pair of free throws and Aidan Vanderloo hit all six free throw attempts in the final 29 seconds to ice the victory.  Spencer Mackey’s tip-in with 1.8 seconds to play gave the Bulldogs a glimmer of hope as Le Mars trailed 76-73 but Vanderloo’s two free throws with .9 of a second to play put the game out of reach.  Mackey had a career-best 27 points, hitting six three-pointers for Le Mars while Alex Irwin dropped in 21 for the Dogs and Aisea Toki had 13 points and 13 rebounds.  Jaleque Dunson had 26 points for East and Vanderloo finished with 19.  The two combined to hit 9 three-pointers for the Black Raiders, who connected on 10-of-13 from behind the arch as a team.  East shot 60% for the game, while rebounding from their first loss of the season Friday to Sergeant Bluff-Luton to improve to 13-1.  The loss drops Le Mars to 8-8 and ends their five-game winning streak.  The Bulldogs host Spirit Lake Tuesday.

(G) (#10-4A)Le Mars (14-3) 66, Sioux City East 60, two overtimes
(B) (#3-4A)Sioux City East 78, LeMars (8-8) 73

(G) (#9-4A)Bishop Heelan 52, Western Christian 35
(B) Bishop Heelan 49, (#7-2A)Western Christian 47

(G) Central Lyon 57, Trinity Christian 30

(college basketball)

(M) Morningside 87, Dakota Wesleyan 72  (Le Mars alum, Tyler Borchers, had 22 pts. & 15 reb. for Morningside)

(M) Doane 72, Northwestern 49  (Le Mars alum, Trent Hilbrands, had 14 pts. and Hinton alum, Jay Small, had 6 pts. for NW)

(W) Luther 81, Buena Vista 50   (Le Mars alums, Jenn Schneider, had 8 pts. and her sister Holly went scoreless for B-V)

(M) Buena Vista 96, Luther 83  (Le Mars alum, Jake Thompson, had 5 reb. and 0 pts. for B-V)

Top-25 games:
(1) Tennessee 83, West Virginia 66
(2) Duke 66, Georgia Tech 53.
(3) Virginia 82, Notre Dame 55
(8) Kentucky 71, (9) Kansas 63
(10) Virginia Tech 78, Syracuse 56
(12) Marquette 87, Xavier 72
(13) Maryland 78, Illinois 67
(14) Texas Tech 67, Arkansas 64
(22) Mississippi State 92, (16) Auburn 84
(24) Iowa State 87, (20) Mississippi 73
(21) North Carolina State 69, Clemson 67
(23) Louisville 66, Pittsburgh 51
(25) LSU 86, Missouri 80, OT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Talen Horton-Tucker scored 23 points, Lindell Wigginton had 18 and No. 24 Iowa State cruised over No. 20 Mississippi 87-73 in the S-E-C/Big 12 Challenge. Iowa State put on an offensive show, making 13 straight shots during the second half to turn a tight game into a relatively easy victory. The Cyclones shot 69 percent from the field, including nearly 77 percent in the second half.

(N-B-A basketball)

San Antonio 126, New Orleans 114
Memphis 106, Indiana 103
Golden State 115, Boston 111
Denver 126, Philadelphia 110
Portland 120, Atlanta 111

(N-H-L hockey)

Central All-Stars 10, Pacific All-Stars 4
Metropolitan All-Stars 7, Atlantic All-Stars 4
All-Star Game Final:  Metropolitan 10, Central 5

 

 

 

SUNDAY RESULTS – January 27

(N-F-L football)

Pro Bowl game — A-F-C All-Stars 26, N-F-C All-Stars 7

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Pro Bowl has long been considered a laughable representation of the NFL game.  It reached a new level of comedy Sunday as several players swapped positions during the annual all-star game.  Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey caught a touchdown pass in the final minute, capping a dominant performance for the A-F-C defense in a 26-7 victory over the N-F-C in steady rain. It was the third consecutive victory for the A-F-C, all of them at Camping World Stadium.  It was two-hand touch most of the day, with officials blowing plays dead at the slightest hint of contact.  Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes earn the offensive Most Valuable Player award and New York Jets safety, Jamal Adams, was named the defensive M-V-P.

ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have arrived. So have Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams.  Now it’s time for them to get to work.  The teams landed in Atlanta on Sunday and will practice this week before squaring off in Super Bowl 53 next Sunday.  It’s New England’s third straight Super Bowl trip and fourth in five years — and the ninth overall in the Brady-Bill Belichick era.  The Patriots, who beat the then-St. Louis Rams for their first title after the 2001 season, are looking to hoist the Lombardi Trophy for the sixth time, which would tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most in the Super Bowl era.  The N-F-C champion Rams are back in the city where they won their only Super Bowl title in the 1999 season, when they beat Tennessee.

(college basketball)

Top 25 games:
Purdue 73, (6) Michigan State 63
(17) Houston 77, Tulsa 65
(18) Villanova 80, Seton Hall 52
Minnesota 92, (19) Iowa 87

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jordan Murphy and Amir Coffey each scored 23 points to help Minnesota hang on and beat No. 19 Iowa 92-87. Freshman Gabe Kalscheur added 19 points, his most in a Big Ten game, to push the Gophers past the Hawkeyes into sixth place in the crowded conference race despite a late slump at the free-throw line that nearly derailed their upset. Luka Garza matched his career high with 25 points and Isaiah Moss pitched in 23 points on 6-for-10 shooting from 3-point range.

(N-B-A basketball)

Cleveland 104, Chicago 101
L.A. Clippers 122, Sacramento 108
Oklahoma City 118, Milwaukee 112
Houston 103, Orlando 98
San Antonio 132, Washington 119
Toronto 123, Dallas 120
Utah 125, Minnesota 111
Miami 106, New York 97
L.A. Lakers 116, Phoenix 102

(N-H-L hockey)

no games scheduled