Today's sports briefs: 1-30TYNDALL — Bon Homme High School’s Raquel Sutera scored her 1,000th career point against Andes Central on Thursday night in a girls’ high school basketball game.
By: Sports staff , The Daily Republic
Sutera scores 1,000th career point
TYNDALL — Bon Homme High School’s Raquel Sutera scored her 1,000th career point against Andes Central on Thursday night in a girls’ high school basketball game.
Sutera scored 27 points in the game and is averaging 17 points per game this season. Sutera has played on the varsity basketball team since she was an eighth-grader and she is a three-year starter for the Cavaliers. Sutera is the first Bon Homme girl to score 1,000 points since Sara Tjeerdsma did in 1993.
Winner gets two champions at wrestling tourney
ABERDEEN — The Winner High School wrestling team got two individual champions at the Lee Wolf wrestling tournament Saturday.
Tyce Meyer (160) and Tate Novotny (171) each won their weight classes for Winner, which took fifth place with 156.5 points. Winner’s Sean Bice (120) took second place and Reed Driscoll (285) and Taylor Haley (195) each took third. Brandyn Middlesworth (145), Tyrel Haley (126) and Tevor Larson (152) each took fifth place. Branden Tuttle (220) finished sixth and Kayleb Brozik (113) was eighth.
West Fargo won the tournament with 263 points. Chamberlain took 13th with 23 points.
Chamberlain’s Russel Felicia (132) took fifth, Jarrid Claussen (145) took sixth and Thomas Swanson (152) and Austin Cheney (220) took eighth.
Woods places 3rd at Abu Dhabi Championship
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tiger Woods talked all week about his improved ball control — then it let him down in the final round of the Abu Dhabi Championship.
Woods resembled the Tiger of old the first three rounds before shooting an even-par 72 on Sunday to tie for third behind winner Robert Rock and U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy.
The 117th-ranked Rock shot a 70 to finish at 13-under 275 and beat McIlroy (69) by a shot. Woods was another stroke back along with Thomas Bjorn (68) and Graeme McDowell (68).
“Today I just didn’t give myself enough looks at it,” Woods said. “Most of my putts were lag putts. I didn’t drive the ball in as many fairways as I should have ... It was a day I was just a touch off the tee and consequently I couldn’t get the ball close enough.”
Woods will make his first PGA Tour start of the season Feb. 9-12 at Pebble Beach.
Australian Open final longest in major history
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 victory over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final was the longest men’s Grand Slam final in terms of duration, the ATP said Sunday.
n The time of 5 hours, 53 minutes included a 10-minute delay while the roof on Rod Laver Arena was closed due to rain. That time was included because the match was not officially suspended.
n The previous longest men’s Grand Slam final was 4:54 when Mats Wilander defeated Ivan Lendl in five sets at the 1988 U.S. Open.
n The previous longest men’s final at the Australian Open was in 1988 when Mats Wilander defeated Pat Cash in five sets in 4:27.
n The previous longest match at the Australian Open was 5:14.