Monday's area briefsVERMILLION (AP) — Jake Thomas had the best game of his career, pulling down eight rebounds, making 10 3-pointers and finishing with 40 points as the University of South Dakota walloped Chicago State 105-73 on Saturday night. Thomas set the single-game record for 3-pointers for the Coyotes (15-13, 6-4 Great West), breaking his previous record of nine in 2009-10. Thomas also topped his previous career bests in points and rebounds and tied his career highs of 11 field goals and four steals.
By: Sports Staff, The Daily Republic
USD men down Chicago State
VERMILLION (AP) — Jake Thomas had the best game of his career, pulling down eight rebounds, making 10 3-pointers and finishing with 40 points as the University of South Dakota walloped Chicago State 105-73 on Saturday night.
Thomas set the single-game record for 3-pointers for the Coyotes (15-13, 6-4 Great West), breaking his previous record of nine in 2009-10.
Thomas also topped his previous career bests in points and rebounds and tied his career highs of 11 field goals and four steals.
Hegge gets USD women key win
By The Daily Republic
VERMILLION –- Junior forward Amber Hegge scored a game-high 25 points as the University of South Dakota women’s basketball team defeated Chicago State 66-56 Saturday at the DakotaDome.
The win brought the Coyotes (17-10, 8-2 GWC) within one game of the Cougars (18-9, 9-1 GWC) in the Great West Conference race. It also also ended a 12-game winning streak for Chicago State.
Hegge scored 17 of her 25 points in the second half to help the Coyotes extend their lead into double digits while also contributing six assists. Freshman forward Stacia Robertson followed with 12 points and a career-high four steals and sophomore guard Alexis Yackley contributed 10 points and six assists.
SDSU women down NDSU 64-51
By The Daily Republic
FARGO, N.D. — The South Dakota State women shot 65 percent in the second half in its 64-51 win over North Dakota State Saturday.
Salem native Kristin Rotert posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds as SDSU improved to 16-13 overall and 12-6 in the Summit League.
Mitchell native Jill Young added 13 points for the Jacks.
Anthony leads Knicks past Heat
MIAMI (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points, Amare Stoudemire added 16 points and a huge blocked shot against LeBron James with 7 seconds left, and the New York Knicks stunned the Miami Heat 91-86 on Sunday night.
James scored 27 for Miami, which had won seven straight at home. Chris Bosh added 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Mitchell native Mike Miller scored 10 points after missing the last three games for the Heat. Dwayne Wade was held to 12 points.
Pavano’s outing helps Twins win
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Carl Pavano worked two scoreless innings, giving up one hit with two strikeouts, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red 8-4 on Sunday night.
“I felt good as far as body and mind and arm,” said Pavano, who led the Twins with 17 wins in 2010.
In the second inning, first baseman Chris Parmelee, the Twins No. 1 pick in the 2006 draft, doubled and scored on Jason Repko’s triple to right field.
The Twins added four runs in the fifth. Red Sox left-hander Hideki Okajima opened the inning with consecutive singles to Parmelee, Repko, and Alexi Casilla before Joe Benson’s triple. Tsuyoshi Nishioka’s single then drove in Benson, giving the Twins a five-run lead.
Nishioka, who batted second and played second base, is entering his first season in the major leagues after playing seven seasons with the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan. In the first play of the game, he threw out Boston leadoff batter Darnell McDonald.
Nishioka went 1 for 3, with an RBI.
Brookings beats Mitchell boys 9-3
By The Daily Republic
BROOKINGS — The Mitchell Marlins boy’s hockey team dropped a 9-3 game to Brookings Sunday.
The game was tied at 3 after the second period, but Brookings scored six unanswered goals in the third period.
Austin Loes, Justin Grosdidier and Spencer Lawrence scored the three goals for the Mitchell (9-9-0-1).
Gordon’s winless streak ends at 66
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Just before peeling off what he called a lame burnout near the finish line, Jeff Gordon screamed into his radio, the emotion pouring out with his voice.
“We just beat Kyle Busch!” he yelled.
Gordon did much more than that. He was headed back to Victory Lane, the longest winless streak of his career finally in the rearview mirror.