MONDAY RESULTS – November 25
(G) Le Mars 2720, Sioux Central/Spencer 1975 — HIGH SERIES: Riayn Hoebelheinrich (386), Emma Jacobs (353) & Alyssa Williams (343). HIGH GAMES: Riayn Hoebelheinrich (214), Alyssa Williams (184), Emma Jacobs (183) & Kaitelin Konz (175).
(B) Le Mars 3248, Sioux Central/Spencer 1895 — HIGH SERIES: Jorden Presnall (469), Evan Berkenpas (448), Jack Bauman (412), Brady Poulson (410), Trey Whiddon (401). HIGH GAMES: Jordan Presnall (244 & 225), Evan Berkenpas (237 & 211), Brady Poulson (216) and Jack Bauman (210 & 202).
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SPENCER — Senior Brooke Haage connected on a three-point shot from above the free throw circle to lift Le Mars to a two-point lead with 72 seconds to play and then made a steal in the closing seconds to secure a 48-46 opening night victory at Spencer Monday night. Allison Piercy had just given Spencer a 46-45 lead with a three-pointer with about a minute-and-a-half to go before Haage hit a rare three, giving her 5 points for the night. Haage’s shot completed a comeback from a 34-20 deficit midway through the third quarter. Le Mars took their first lead of the game with 3:02 to play on Jaelynn Dreckman’s bank shot. Shaniah Temple led a balanced Le Mars scoring attack with 14 points while Jaelynn Dreckmann scored 12, including her first career three-pointer, and Kylie Dreckman added 11 after getting shutout in the first half. Allison Piercy led all scorers with 18 for the Lady Tigers.
(G) Le Mars 48, Spencer 46
(G) Hinton 58, Siouxland Christian 32
(G) Kingsley-Pierson 52, Graettinger-Terril 40
Baltimore 45, L.A. Rams 6
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lamar Jackson added another argument to his Most Valuable Player case in his “Monday Night Football” debut, leading the fearsome Baltimore Ravens to another blowout win. Jackson matched his career high with five touchdown passes and ran for 95 yards in another splendid all-around performance, and the Ravens routed the Los Angeles Rams 45-6 on Monday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
TUESDAY RESULTS – November 26
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Nathan Bain stole the ball and hit a layup at the overtime buzzer and Stephen F. Austin knocked off No. 1 Duke 85-83 on Tuesday night. Kevon Harris scored 26 points and Gavin Kensmil added 15 for the Lumberjacks (5-1). They became the first non-Atlantic Coast Conference team to beat Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in nearly 20 years and the second unranked team to upset a No. 1-ranked team on its home floor in two weeks after Evansville went into Rupp Arena and stunned Kentucky 67-64. Vernon Carey had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (6-1), who had 22 turnovers and were just 11 of 24 from the free-throw line in the second half.
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) – David McCormack scored 16 points, Ochai Agbaji added 14 and No. 4 Kansas turned a big second half into a trip to the Maui Invitational title game with a 71-56 victory over Brigham Young. The Jayhawks dominated inside against the smaller Cougars and did a good job of rotating out to their shooters to earn a shot at their third Maui Invitational championship.
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) – Cassius Winston had 28 points and eight assists, and No. 3 Michigan State withstood Anthony Edwards’ second-half outburst to beat Georgia 93-85 at the Maui Invitational. Michigan State was sharp early, building a 28-point lead early in the second half. Edwards brought the Bulldogs back, scoring 33 of his 37 points in the second half.
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(G) Siouxland Christian at Gehlen Catholic – postponed
(Gehlen plays Hinton in a JV game – cancelled)
(G) Akron-Westfield at Westwood – ppd. to Jan. 7
(G) Remsen St. Mary’s at Woodbury Central – ppd.
(G) MMCRU at Storm Lake St. Mary’s – ppd.
(B) Le Mars & Hinton at the Sioux City East Jamboree – cancelled
(G) Alta-Aurelia at South O’Brien – ppd.
(G) Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at Sioux Central – ppd. to Dec. 12
(G) West Sioux at Cherokee Washington – ppd. to Dec. 9
(G) River Valley at Trinity Christian – ppd.
(G) Rock Valley at George-Little Rock – ppd.
(G) Sheldon at Sioux Center – ppd.
(G) M-O-C/Floyd Valley at West Lyon – ppd. to Jan. 25
WEDNESDAY RESULTS – November 27
(3) Michigan State 75, U-C-L-A 62
(4) Kansas 90, Dayton 84
(6) North Carolina 76, Alabama 67
(7) Virginia 46, Maine 26
(8) Gonzaga 94, Southern Mississippi 69
(11) Oregon 71, (13) Seton Hall 69
UNDATED (AP) – The NCAA has denied an appeal by Memphis to have the suspension of center James Wiseman reduced from 12 games. The heralded freshman won’t be able to play again for the 16th-ranked Tigers until Jan. 12 at South Florida. The penalty surrounds the $11,500 that Memphis coach Penny Hardaway gave Wiseman’s family for moving expenses from Nashville to Memphis in the summer of 2017.
ENGLEWOOD, Col. (AP) – The Denver Broncos are upping quarterback Drew Lock’s snaps at practice in preparation for his possible debut Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday that the second-round pick from Missouri who has been on IR all season will take 75% of the snaps with Brandon Allen taking the rest. The Broncos turned to Allen when Joe Flacco went on IR at midseason.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Titans have placed three-time Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker on injured reserve for a second straight season. Walker had missed the past four games and played only five snaps Oct. 20 in a win over the Chargers after aggravating the right ankle he broke in the 2018 season opener. He had 21 catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns in seven games.
UNDATED (AP) – The Pittsburgh Pirates have confirmed the hiring of Derek Shelton as their new manager. Shelton replaces Clint Hurdle, who was fired on the final day of the season following a second-half collapse that dropped the Pirates to a last-place finish in the NL Central. The 49-year-old Shelton spent the last two seasons as the bench coach for the Minnesota Twins.
THURSDAY RESULTS – November 28 – Thanksgiving
LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL — Iowa 72, (12) Texas Tech 61
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Jordan Bohannon had 20 points and six assists, Luka Garza added 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Iowa held off No. 12 Texas Tech 72-61 at the Las Vegas Invitational. Iowa will play San Diego State in the championship game Friday night at 7 p.m.
BATTLE 4 ATLANTIS — Iowa State 104, Alabama 89
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – Tyrese Haliburton had 23 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to help Iowa State post a record scoring output for the Battle 4 Atlantis by beating Alabama 104-89. Rasir Bolton added 22 points for the Cyclones, who shook free of their outside shooting struggles in this one. John Petty Jr. finished with 34 points for Alabama to finish with the tournament’s No. 2 scoring total.
Chicago 24, Detroit 20
Buffalo 26, Dallas 15
New Orleans 26, Atlanta 18
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Josh Allen threw for a touchdown and ran for another while the Buffalo Bills scored 26 straight points in a 26-15 win over the Dallas Cowboys. John Brown became the first Buffalo receiver to throw a touchdown pass, delivering a 28-yard throw to Devin Singletary put the Bills ahead to stay just after the two-minute warning in the first half. The Bills improved to 9-3 and the Cowboys dropped to 6-6, just a half-game ahead of Philadelphia for first place in the NFC East.
ATLANTA (AP) – Taysom Hill blocked a punt, ran for a touchdown and grabbed a scoring pass as the New Orleans Saints downed the Atlanta Falcons, 26-18 to clinch their third straight NFC South title. Hill set up his scoring run by blocking a punt before his 30-yard run gave the Saints a 17-6 lead late in the first half. Cameron Jordan had four of New Orleans nine sacks of Matt Ryan to help the Saints improve to 10-2.
DETROIT (AP) – The Chicago Bears have bolstered their slim postseason chances by holding the Lions to three points in the second half of a 24-20 comeback win at Detroit. Mitchell Trubisky threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns, including a 3-yard touchdown pass to David Montgomery that put the 6-6 Bears ahead with 2:17 left. Rookie quarterback David Blough (blow) was 22 of 38 for 280 yards with two TDs and an interception for the 3-8-1 Lions.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – Eli Brooks matched his career high with 24 points and Michigan advanced to the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game by surprising sixth-ranked North Carolina, 73-64. Isaiah Livers added 12 points for the 6-0 Wolverines, who led by five in the second half before a 19-0 run gave them a 60-36 lead with 11:18 remaining. Next up for Michigan is eighth-ranked Gonzaga after Drew Timme hit a free throw with 20.6 seconds left in overtime to send the Bulldogs to a 73-72 victory against No. 11 Oregon.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Anthony Cowan Jr. scored five of his career-best 30 points in the final minutes to help fifth-ranked Maryland close out a 76-69 win over Temple in the opening game of the Orlando Invitational. Cowan put the Terrapins ahead for good with a long 3-pointer and added two free throws in the closing seconds for a five-point lead. Jalen Smith finished with 12 points and nine rebounds for the Terrapins, who trailed by as many as nine in the first half before improving to 6-0.
FRIDAY RESULTS – November 29
(19) Iowa 27, Nebraska 24
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It was cold and damp, Iowa had the ball at its 26 with 32 seconds left in regulation in a tie game, and the Hawkeyes’ offense hadn’t done much since the first quarter. Instead of being content to play for overtime against border rival Nebraska, coach Kirk Ferentz went for the win Friday. The Hawkeyes got it when Keith Duncan kicked a 48-yard field goal with one second left, giving No. 19 Iowa a 27-24 victory over Nebraska that leaves the Cornhuskers out of the postseason for a third consecutive season. The Hawkeyes (9-3, 6-3 Big Ten) beat the Huskers (5-7, 3-6) for a fifth straight year and second year in a row on a late field goal. Duncan, who walked on to Iowa in 2016, had more to celebrate than just helping the Hawkeyes hold onto the Heroes Game trophy for at least another year. Ferentz announced after the game that he was giving Duncan a scholarship.
LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL FINAL — San Diego State 83, Iowa 73
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Malachi Flynn scored all of his 28 points after halftime to lead San Diego State past Iowa 83-73 as the Aztecs rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit in Las Vegas Invitational championship game. Flynn, the tournament’s MVP, also had five rebounds and four assists while going 9 of 9 from the free-throw line. Jordan Schakel and Yanni Wetzell each had 14 points for the Aztecs (8-0) – their best start since 2010-11, when they were also was 8-0.
BATTLE 4 ATLANTIS — (13) Seton Hall 84, Iowa State 76
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – Myles Powell scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half to send No. 13 Seton Hall past Iowa State, 84-76 in the fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Sandro Mamukelashvili (mah-moo-kay-lahsh-VEE’-lee) added 18 points for the Pirates, who took control with a 12-2 second-half run.
(M) Northwestern 97, Peru State 79 — former Hinton Blackhawk, Jay Small (23 pts./16 reb./6 assts.) and former Bulldog, Trent Hilbrands (11 pts./6 assts.) for Northwestern
(W) Calvin 71, Buena Vista 53 — former Lady Bulldog, Jenn Schneider (7 pts./6 reb.) for BV
SATURDAY RESULTS – November 30
NAIA PLAYOFFS — Morningside 51, Saint Xavier 0
FCS PLAYOFFS — U-N-I 17, San Diego 3
Kansas State 27, Iowa State 17
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Jordon Brown and Jacardia Wright ran for touchdowns, Joshua Youngblood took a kickoff back 93 yards for another score, and Kansas State beat Iowa State 27-17 in a defensive slugfest. The Wildcats only managed 57 yards passing and 291 yards of total offense, but they scored the final 13 points while holding the Cyclones’ high-powered offense in check.
Top 10 games:
(1) L-S-U 50, Texas A&M 7
(2) Ohio State 56, (10) Michigan 27
(3) Clemson 38, South Carolina 3
(4) Georgia 52, Georgia Tech 7
(16) Auburn 48, (5) Alabama 45
(6) Utah 45, Colorado 15
(7) Oklahoma 34, (21) Oklahoma State 16
(8) Florida 40, Florida State 17
(12) Wisconsin 38, (9) Minnesota 17
(M) Morningside 81, Bellevue 70 — former Bulldogs, Tyler Borchers (23 pts./8 reb.) and Will Pottebaum (10 pts.) for Morningside
(M) Northwestern 92, Dickinson State 81 — former Bulldog, Trent Hilbrands (23 pts./6 reb.) and former Hinton Blackhawk, Jay Small (19 pts./8 reb.) for NW
(W) Concordia-Moorhead 73, Buena Vista 58 — former Lady Bulldog, Jenn Schneider (9 pt./7 reb.) for BV
SUNDAY RESULTS – December 1
Cincinnati 22, N.Y. Jets 6
Tennessee 31, Indianapolis 17
Miami 37, Philadelphia 31
Green Bay 31, N.Y. Giants 13
Pittsburgh 20, Cleveland 13
Washington 29, Carolina 21
Tampa Bay 28, Jacksonville 11
Baltimore 20, San Francisco 17
L.A. Rams 34, Arizona 7
Denver 23, L.A. Chargers 20
Kansas City 40, Oakland 9
Houston 28, New England 22
Monday: Minnesota at Seattle
(5 ) Maryland 84, Marquette 63