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Top 25 scores

1. Syracuse (20-1) lost to N. Dame 67-58.

2. Kentucky (19-1) beat Alabama 77-71.

3. Baylor (17-2) lost to No. 5 (18-1) Missouri

89-88.

4. Duke (16-3) lost to Florida St. 76-73.

6. Ohio St. (17-3) beat Nebraska 79-45

7. Kansas (16-3) beat Texas 69-66.

9. Michigan St. (16-4) beat Purdue 83-58.

10. Georgetown (16-3) beat Rutgers 52-50.

12. Murray St. (20-0) beat SIU-Edwardsville

82-65.

13. UConn (14-5) lost to Tennessee 60-57.

Sports

The Paducah Sun | Sunday, January 22, 2012 | paducahsun.com

Heath returns to All A tourney

BY JOEY FOSKO

jfosko@paducahsun.com

MAYFIELD — Heath’s boys’

basketball team is the First Region’s

best collection of drama

queens.

It isn’t intended as an insult.

On two consecutive nights, the

Pirates rallied from a double-digit

defi cit in the fourth quarter to cop

a big win in the All A Classic First

Region tournament, and Saturday

night’s heart-stopping 64-61

victory over top-seeded St. Mary

at Graves County’s Eagles’ Nest

couldn’t have come in more memorable

fashion.

With the score tied, Heath held

the ball for the fi nal 1:15, with

leading scorer Jacob Jett intent

on taking the ball to the basket

for the game-winning shot. Held

at bay by the Vikings’ defense, he

dished off on the wing to guard

Chase Bradley, who drained the

3-pointer with two seconds left.

“That’s my spot, on the wing,”

said Bradley, whose three capped

a furious comeback that saw

Heath rally from a 12-point defi -

cit in the fi nal fi ve minutes. “The

play was set up for him to take it

in. I didn’t know where to set up. I

didn’t know what Jacob was going

to do, then I saw the pass coming

to me.”

Heath (13-7) advances to this

week’s state tournament against

defending All A Classic state

champion Betsy Layne, the 15th

Region champion, at 9 a.m. CST

Thursday at the Frankfort Convention

Center. Heath made

the quarterfi nals a year ago and

would have met Betsy Layne in

the semifi nals if it had gotten by

Danville.

“I got back-tipped and lost my

dribble and saw Chase open,” Jett

said of Saturday’s game-winning

play. “I was going to take the last

shot, but we share a lot on this

team. Even if he misses, we’re going

to overtime, and I think we

had the momentum to carry us

through anyway.”

Heath trailed Mayfi eld by 11 at

the start of the fourth quarter in

Friday night’s semifi nals, rallying

on the strength of its defense. For

the most part, it was the Pirates’

profi ciency on the offensive end

that produced the comeback.

The Pirates struggled from the

perimeter for much of the night,

but hit their last three long-range

shots. Freshman Caleb Stonecipher

drilled one from the top of

the key to pull them within 56-55

at the 2:12 mark. After St. Mary’s

Mason Vaughan (15 points) hit

two from the line, Jett was sta-

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Relieved Murray escape from Vikings

BY JOEY FOSKO

jfosko@paducahsun.com

MAYFIELD — Murray’s Janssen

Starks held the basketball in

the backcourt in the waning seconds,

then heaved it in the air as

the buzzer sounded.

The action seemed much less

like celebration than relief.

“The way the fourth quarter

went, I was just glad it was over,”

said Starks, whose 11 points and

six assists helped Murray secure

its second All A Classic First Region

title in three seasons with

Saturday night’s 56-50 win over

upstart St. Mary at Graves County’s

Eagles’ Nest. “I was celebrating

that.”

As expected, the top-seeded

Lady Tigers (16-4) advanced to

next week’s state tournament and

a fi rst-round game against defending

All A Classic state champion

Owensboro Catholic, but

it almost ended on a down note.

Murray held a 29-12 lead at the

half and still carried a 16-point

advantage into the fourth quarter.

But a series of poor decisions

and some uncharacteristically

poor free-throw shooting made

the fi nal two minutes a little

scarier than anticipated. St. Mary

BY COLIN FLY

Associated Press

LEXINGTON — Alabama’s plan

to beat Kentucky involved swarming

freshman Anthony Davis.

The only place he and the rest

of the Wildcats found some elbow

room was at the free-throw line.

Terrence Jones scored 15 points

and No. 2 Kentucky hit all eight of

its free throws in the fi nal minute

to hold on to beat Alabama 77-71

on Saturday for the Wildcats’ 47th

JOHN WRIGHT | The Sun

Janssen Starks of Murray High (15) drives the ball against Casey

Kupper of St. Mary Saturday night at Graves County.

cut the lead to six in the fi nal two

minutes. A jumper by St. Mary’s

Alex Durbin (15 points, 15 rebounds,

fi ve blocked shots) cut

the lead to 54-48 with 55 seconds

left, but Starks found Haley Armstrong

(14 points, fi ve assists) cutting

to the basket for a layup that

restored some order.

straight home victory. They have

not lost at home since John Calipari

became coach.

“That’s one of the more physical

games I’ve played. It’s going

to get worse. I’ve just got to fi ght

through it,” said Davis, who fi nished

2 of 10 from the fi eld and 7

of 9 from the free-throw line for 11

points. “There’s going to be other

teams just like that. There’s not

going to be any games off — Vanderbilt,

Florida, Georgia. They’re

SCOREBOARD COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Paterno reported in ‘serious condition’

14. UNLV (17-3) vs. New Mexico.

16. San Diego St. (16-2) vs. Air Force.

17. Florida (15-4) beat LSU 76-64.

18. Mississippi St. (16-4) beat Vanderbilt

78-77, OT.

19. Creighton (18-2) beat Indiana St. 75-49.

20. Michigan (15-5) lost to Arkansas 66-64.

21. Marquette (16-4) beat Providence 79-

72.

23. Louisville (15-5) beat Pittsburgh 73-62.

24. Saint Mary’s (Cal) (18-2) at Santa Clara.

25. Kansas St. (14-4) beat Oklahoma St.

66-58.

JOHN WRIGHT | The Sun

Drew Wrinkle of Heath (15) tries to hang on to the ball after bumping

into Elliott Bray of St. Mary Saturday night at Graves County.

Wrinkle scored seven of his team-high 15 points in the final quarter.

Still, Murray went 6-for-15

from the line in the fourth quarter

and squandered most of what had

been a comfortable lead.

“The fi rst half was pure joy,”

Murray coach Rechelle Turner

said. “That may have been our

best fi rst half of the season. We

were great defensively, forcing

all going to be games where we

have to come out and be physical.”

Kentucky (19-1, 5-0 Southeastern

Conference) took the lead for

good early in the fi rst half, but

Alabama’s Trevor Releford scored

all 17 of his points in the second

half to keep the Crimson Tide (13-

6, 2-3) close until the end.

“We came into the game and we

knew we had to be physical and hit

them because they’re athletic and

turnovers and getting the ball

where we wanted it. Then we just

sort of lost intensity with the big

lead or whatever. We’ve got to get

better at that before next week.”

Much of the exquisite fi rst-half

performance was set up by Starks

and Armstrong, who were able

to get the ball to Julie Thiede (11

points, eight rebounds) on the

block or forward Shelby Crouch

(15 points, eight boards) in the

post or on the baseline. And the

Lady Tigers’ defense forced St.

Mary into more turnovers (14)

than points.

But St. Mary, which had gotten

to the fi nals by beating two teams

that had beaten it a total of three

times in the regular season, battled

back behind Durbin, guard

Casey Kupper (17 points) and

center Lydia McManus, who had

eight points and 10 rebounds and

helped Durbin control the glass.

“Nerves, nerves and more

nerves,” St. Mary coach Staci

Averill said of her team’s poor

start. “But gosh, I’m proud of

them for the way they came back.

They didn’t lay down. They kept

battling back and we made a

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long in the front court,” Alabama’s

JaMychal Green said. “Our focus

mainly was hitting them, being

physical and rebounding.”

All of Alabama’s hitting turned

into foul shots and the teams

combined for 45 fouls called.

Jones made Kentucky’s fi nal

fi eld goal with 6:57 left, but the

Wildcats hit 23 of 29 second-half

free-throw attempts and scored

their fi nal 15 points from the freethrow

line.

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno has been

hospitalized since Jan. 13 for complications from his

cancer treatments, but his doctors reported his condition

“serious’ after reports that he had died surfaced.

The family moved quickly to deny those reports.

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Section C

Racers

final

unbeaten

standing

BY DUSTY LUTHY SHULL

dshull@paducahsun.com

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Every

year, college basketball likes to

play its own version of the playground

favorite “knockout.”

Like in knockout, where you

want to be the last player standing

in the game of quick shots,

it’s a race to see which team in

college basketball can remain

undefeated the longest.

With No. 1 ranked Syracuse

falling Saturday afternoon to

Notre Dame, the Murray State

men’s basketball team claimed

the title of last-team-standing

with a 82-65 win at SIU-Edwardsville

to be 20-0 this season.

The Racers, ranked 10th

in the USA Today coaches poll

and 12th in the Associated Press

poll, reached 20 wins in front of

the Vadalabene Center’s fi rst

sellout crowd of 4,157.

True to humble form, Racers

coach Steve Prohm didn’t even

address the issue after the game

with the team.

“I think they know,” Prohm

said, looking at Isaiah Canaan

and Donte Poole, who had just

walked in to the media room

after the game. Both nodded

solemnly.

Everywhere the Racers go,

they are asked to explain themselves

to a public that is ignorant

on Racer hoops culture and

talk about the possibility of an

undefeated season.

“That’s not our focus,” Prohm

said. “Our focus is winning a

conference championship. 20-0

is great, but 8-0 is even better

because we’re 8-0, and we’re on

top of the Ohio Valley Conference,

and that’s our fi rst goal.”

The Racers were down 12-

10 early in the fi rst half before

scoring in transition and going

on a 16-0 run and never really

being tested again.

MSU led 49-35 at the half despite

playing a fi ve-guard line

up, with 6-foot-5 Latreze Mushatt

the tallest player on the fl oor

for MSU with the Racers’ other

post players on the bench with

two fouls. Still the Racers managed

to outrebound the Cougars

20-15 in the fi rst half but just

41-39 for the game.

The Cougars (5-12, 3-5 OVC)

were one of the Ohio Valley

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Kentucky endures tough Tide to preserve Rupp streak

Green had 22 points and 12 rebounds

and Trevor Lacey added

10 points for Alabama, which lost

its third in a row, but may have

provided a blueprint for how to

slow the Wildcats.

“I always kept a body on Davis

if he rolled to the goal because we

watched him play,” Green said.

“We saw a lot of lobs and dunks,

so we knew that’s how he scored.

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2C • Sunday, January 22, 2012 • The Paducah Sun Morning Update paducahsun.com

MURRAY

STATE

KENTUCKY

LOUISVILLE

Coming up

BASKETBALL

Saturday

Eastern Illinois

at Murray

Time: 7 p.m.

TV: none

BASKETBALL

Tuesday

Georgia

at Athens,

Ga.

Time: 8 p.m.

TV: ESPN

BASKETBALL

Wednesday

Villanova

at Louisville

Time: 6 p.m.

TV: ESPN

BASKETBALL

Feb. 2

Southeast

Missouri

at Murray

Time: 7 p.m.

TV: ESPNU

BASKETBALL

Saturday

LSU

at Baton

Rouge, La.

Time: 3 p.m.

TV: WPSD-6

BASKETBALL

Saturday

Seton Hall

at Newark, N.J.

Time: 7 p.m.

TV: none

On television

TODAY

NFL PLAYOFFS

2 p.m. – AFC championship: Baltimore at New England

(KFVS-12)

5:30 – NFC championship: N.Y. Giants at San Francisco

(KBSI)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

11 a.m. – Penn State at Indiana (Big Ten)

11 – Women: Rhode Island at Saint Louis (CBS

Sports)

Noon – Women: North Carolina at N.C. State

(Sports South)

12:30 p.m. – Women: South Carolina at Vanderbilt

(ESPNU)

1 p.m. – Women: Florida at Kentucky (WPSD-6.2)

1 – Wisconsin at Illinois (Big Ten)

1 – Lehigh at Lafayette (CBS Sports)

2 – Women: Arkansas at LSU (Sports South)

2 – Women: Georgia at Mississippi (CSS)

2 – Women: Iowa at Penn State (ESPN2)

2:30 – Women: Maryland at Duke (ESPNU)

3 – Northwestern at Minnesota (Big Ten)

4 – Women: Louisville at Georgetown (ESPN2)

5 – Virginia Tech at Virginia (ESPNU)

5 – Women: Minnesota at Nebraska (Big Ten)

5:30 – Washington State at California (Sports

South)

7 – Drake at Northern Iowa (ESPNU)

PRO HOCKEY

11:30 a.m. – Washington at Pittsburgh (WPSD-6)

GOLF

7:30 a.m. – Europe: Volvo Champions (TGC)

3 p.m. – PGA: Humana Challenge (TGC)

6:30 – Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Championship

(TGC)

TENNIS

8 p.m. – Australian Open (ESPN2)

2:30 a.m. – Australian Open (ESPN2)

SOCCER

9:30 a.m. – England: Manchester United at Arsenal

(KBSI)

MONDAY

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

3:30 p.m. – Women: North Carolina A&T at Coppin

State (ESPNU)

6 – Syracuse at Cincinnati (ESPN)

6 – Women: Tennessee at Notre Dame (ESPN2)

6 – Hofstra at Virginia Commonwealth (CSS)

6:30 – Women: Michigan State at Purdue (Big Ten)

7:30 – Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Prairie View or Mississippi

Valley State at Texas Southern (ESPNU)

8 – Texas A&M at Kansas (ESPN)

PRO BASKETBALL

7 p.m. – New Jersey at Chicago (WGN)

PRO HOCKEY

6:30 p.m. – St. Louis at Detroit (NBC Sports)

7 – Columbus at Nashville (Sports South)

TENNIS

8 p.m. – Australian Open (ESPN2)

2:30 a.m. – Australia Open (ESPN2)

Local sports

TODAY

COLLEGE BASKETBALL – Wisconsin at Illinois (1

p.m.). OVC: Longwood at Eastern Kentucky.

MONDAY

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL – Boys: Murray at Livingston

Central, Caldwell County at Calloway County,

Hopkins Central at Lyon County. Girls: Massac

County at Lone Oak, Heath at Mayfi eld, Trigg County

at Reidland, Carlisle County at Graves County.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL – Women: Longwood at

Murray State (7 p.m.)

PRO

FOOTBALL

NFL playoffs schedule

Wild-card Playoffs

Saturday, Jan. 7

Houston 31, Cincinnati 10

New Orleans 45, Detroit 28

Sunday, Jan. 8

New York Giants 24, Atlanta 2

Denver 29, Pittsburgh 23, OT

Divisional Playoffs

Saturday

San Francisco 36, New Orleans 32

New England 45, Denver 10

Sunday

Baltimore 20, Houston 13

N.Y. Giants 37, Green Bay 20

Conference Championships

Today

Baltimore at New England, 2 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 5:30 p.m.

Pro Bowl

Sunday, Jan. 29

At Honolulu

NFC vs. AFC, 6 p.m.

Super Bowl

Sunday, Feb. 5

At Indianapolis

NFC vs. AFC, 5:20 p.m.

PRO

BASKETBALL

NBA standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

Philadelphia 11 5 .688 —

New York 6 9 .400 4½

Boston 5 9 .357 5

New Jersey 4 12 .250 7

Toronto 4 12 .250 7

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB

Orlando 11 4 .733 —

Miami 11 4 .733 —

Atlanta 12 5 .706 —

Charlotte 3 13 .188 8½

Washington 2 13 .133 9

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Chicago 15 3 .833 —

Indiana 10 4 .714 3

Cleveland 6 9 .400 7½

Milwaukee 5 9 .357 8

Detroit 4 13 .235 10½

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

Memphis 9 6 .600 —

San Antonio 10 7 .588 —

Dallas 10 7 .588 —

Houston 9 7 .563 ½

New Orleans 3 13 .188 6½

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

Oklahoma City 13 3 .813 —

Denver 11 5 .688 2

Utah 9 5 .643 3

Portland 9 7 .563 4

Minnesota 7 8 .467 5½

Pacifi c Division

W L Pct GB

L.A. Clippers 8 5 .615 —

L.A. Lakers 10 7 .588 —

Phoenix 6 9 .400 3

Sacramento 6 11 .353 4

Golden State 5 10 .333 4

–––

Friday’s Games

Portland 94, Toronto 84

Denver 108, Washington 104

Philadelphia 90, Atlanta 76

Phoenix 79, Boston 71

Chicago 114, Cleveland 75

Memphis 98, Detroit 81

Milwaukee 100, New York 86

BY WILL GRAVES

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Kyle Kuric

scored 21 points in his return from

an ankle injury to lead No. 23 Louisville

to a 73-62 victory over struggling

Pittsburgh on Saturday night.

Chane Behanan added a careerhigh

19 points for the Cardinals

(15-5, 3-4 Big East), who took control

during an 11-2 run midway

through the second half to send the

Panthers (11-9, 0-7) to their eighth

straight loss.

Ashton Gibbs and Lamar Patterson

led Pitt with 14 points each but

the defending Big East champions

remained the only winless team in

conference play.

The Panthers hoped the return

of point guard Tray Woodall, who

missed 11 of the last 12 games with

groin and abdominal injuries,

would end the program’s longest

Orlando 92, L.A. Lakers 80

Sacramento 88, San Antonio 86

Indiana 94, Golden State 91

Minnesota 101, L.A. Clippers 98

Saturday’s Games

Atlanta 121, Cleveland 94

Detroit 94, Portland 91

Miami 113, Philadelphia 92

Denver at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago 95, Charlotte 89

Houston 105, San Antonio 102

Dallas 83, New Orleans 81

Memphis 128, Sacramento 95

Oklahoma City 84, New Jersey 74

Minnesota at Utah, (n)

Today’s Games

Boston at Washington, Noon

Toronto at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m.

Charlotte at New Jersey, 5 p.m.

Milwaukee at Miami, 5 p.m.

Indiana at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

HOCKEY

NHL standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

N.Y. Rangers 46 30 12 4 64 129 96

Philadelphia 46 28 14 4 60 154 134

Pittsburgh 47 26 17 4 56 145 122

New Jersey 47 26 19 2 54 128 134

N.Y. Islanders 46 19 21 6 44 112 136

Northeast Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Boston 45 30 13 2 62 162 92

Ottawa 50 27 17 6 60 154 153

Toronto 47 23 19 5 51 144 144

Montreal 48 18 21 9 45 123 132

Buffalo 48 19 24 5 43 117 148

Southeast Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Florida 47 22 15 10 54 120 133

Washington 46 25 19 2 52 128 130

Winnipeg 48 22 20 6 50 123 138

Tampa Bay 47 20 23 4 44 132 163

Carolina 50 17 24 9 43 128 158

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Detroit 48 32 15 1 65 155 109

St. Louis 47 29 12 6 64 121 96

Chicago 49 29 14 6 64 161 141

Nashville 48 28 16 4 60 133 125

Columbus 47 13 28 6 32 112 155

Northwest Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Vancouver 48 29 15 4 62 155 120

Colorado 48 25 21 2 52 124 137

Minnesota 47 22 18 7 51 107 122

Calgary 48 22 20 6 50 114 134

Edmonton 46 17 25 4 38 116 132

Pacifi c Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

San Jose 45 26 14 5 57 129 108

Los Angeles 48 23 15 10 56 106 107

Dallas 46 24 20 2 50 123 131

Phoenix 49 21 20 8 50 127 132

Anaheim 46 17 22 7 41 121 141

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point

for overtime loss.

Friday’s Games

Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 4, SO

Carolina 3, Washington 0

Tampa Bay 2, Dallas 1

Chicago 3, Florida 1

Saturday’s Games

Detroit 3, Columbus 2, SO

Florida 4, Winnipeg 3, SO

N.Y. Rangers 3, Boston 2, OT

Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 1

Vancouver 4, San Jose 3

Anaheim 2, Ottawa 1

Montreal 3, Toronto 1

N.Y. Islanders 2, Carolina 1, OT

St. Louis 4, Buffalo 2

Nashville 5, Chicago 2

Tampa Bay 4, Phoenix 3

Dallas at Minnesota, (n)

Calgary at Edmonton, (n)

Colorado at Los Angeles, (n)

Sunday’s Games

THE FINE PRINT

Washington at Pittsburgh, 11:30 a.m.

Boston at Philadelphia, 2 p.m.

Colorado at Anaheim, 7 p.m.

Monday’s Games

N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, 6 p.m.

Winnipeg at Carolina, 6 p.m.

St. Louis at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.

Columbus at Nashville, 7 p.m.

San Jose at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m.

Ottawa at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

COLLEGE

BASKETBALL

Saturday’s men’s scores

EAST

American U. 67, Army 55

Bucknell 75, Holy Cross 41

Colgate 65, Navy 54, OT

Columbia 61, Cornell 56

Delaware 77, Georgia St. 74, 2OT

Drexel 71, Northeastern 53

George Washington 60, Charlotte 52

Georgetown 52, Rutgers 50

Harvard 54, Dartmouth 38

LIU 73, Wagner 66

La Salle 80, Rhode Island 66

Marquette 79, Providence 72

NJIT 58, Texas-Pan American 57

Penn 84, Saint Joseph’s 80

Quinnipiac 78, Bryant 71, OT

Robert Morris 81, Monmouth (NJ)

73, OT

Sacred Heart 62, CCSU 61

St. Bonaventure 95, Fordham 51

St. Francis (NY) 79, Mount St.

Mary’s 60

St. Francis (Pa.) 69, Fairleigh Dickinson

63

Stony Brook 58, Maine 52

Temple 73, Maryland 60

Villanova 79, St. John’s 76, OT

Wake Forest 71, Boston College 56

West Virginia 77, Cincinnati 74, OT

Yale 73, Brown 60

SOUTH

Alcorn St. 61, Alabama St. 60

Appalachian St. 84, W. Carolina 72

Auburn 63, South Carolina 52

Bethune-Cookman 60, Delaware St.

59

Campbell 80, VMI 73

Charleston Southern 77, Winthrop

66

Clemson 64, Georgia Tech 62

Coastal Carolina 82, Radford 62

Coppin St. 77, NC Central 57

Davidson 80, The Citadel 51

Elon 88, Chattanooga 87

FAU 66, FIU 64

Florida 76, LSU 64

Florida A&M 68, Md.-Eastern Shore

63

Florida St. 76, Duke 73

George Mason 72, Towson 60

Georgia Southern 64, Coll. of

Charleston 58

Hofstra 71, James Madison 69

Jacksonville 66, Kennesaw St. 50

Kentucky 77, Alabama 71

Liberty 84, High Point 78

Lipscomb 73, ETSU 65

Memphis 63, SMU 45

Mercer 69, North Florida 58

Mississippi 66, Georgia 63

Mississippi St. 78, Vanderbilt 77, OT

Morehead St. 62, UT-Martin 56

NC A&T 62, Morgan St. 61

Nicholls St. 55, SE Louisiana 53

Norfolk St. 80, Hampton 75

Northwestern St. 64, McNeese St.

61

SC-Upstate 79, Belmont 78

Savannah St. 83, SC State 53

Southern Miss. 67, Marshall 63

Southern U. 75, Alabama A&M 69,

OT

Tennessee 60, UConn 57

Tulane 66, UTEP 58

UCF 48, UAB 41

UMass 79, Richmond 68

Kuric leads Cards to win

losing streak in more than a decade.

Instead, Woodall went scoreless

in 21 minutes and Pitt’s miserable

stretch continued.

Kuric joined a long list of Cardinals

players who have missed

signifi cant playing time due to injury

when he turned his left ankle

in practice a week ago, missing a

win over DePaul and a loss to Marquette.

The senior swingman wasted

little time making an impact upon

his return early in the fi rst half. He

took a charge on his fi rst offensive

defensive possession then hit a layup

at the other end of the fl oor.

It was the kind of leadership the

Cardinals have lacked at times over

the last month, when they lost fi ve

of seven to drop from No. 4 in the

polls.

Pitt never led over the game’s fi -

nal 26 minutes.

UK: Wildcats’ offensive balance helps offset Alabama’s physical attention

CONTINUED FROM 1C points, freshman Michael nation’s leading blocks to-

Kidd-Gilchrist 13, Darius tal.

Kentucky 77, Alabama 71

We just kept him off the Miller 11 and freshman “It was a rough game,”

boards.”

Marquis Teague 10 for the said Davis, who has 93

But not out of the box Wildcats.

blocks this year. “We had to

score.

With 1:06 left, Kidd-Gil- fi ght through it, grind it out

Leading 75-71 in the closchrist fouled out trying to and that’s what we did.”

ing seconds, Davis blocked stop Andrew Steele, who Releford rallied the Crim-

his fourth shot of the game hit two free throws that cut son Tide and Alabama

and grabbed his ninth re- Kentucky’s lead to 69-67. trailed 49-48 with 12:37

bound when Charles Han- The teams traded free left, but never took the lead

kerson drove into the lane. throws with Miller making despite Releford’s scooping

Davis was fouled with 4.5 two foul shots and Green layup just beyond Davis’ at-

seconds left and made both added two more with 37 tempted block off the glass

his free throws for the fi nal seconds to play. Teague hit and then his fl oater that

margin.

two and Steele answered rattled around the rim and

“Somebody’s hip was on with two more when Lamb fell that cut Kentucky’s lead

him 24-7 until the game fouled him on the inbounds to 55-52.

ended,” Kentucky coach pass with 24 seconds to go Mitchell scored six points

Calipari said. “As a matter that cut it to 73-71.

on 2-of-9 shooting for his

of fact, they put a hip on But Miller hit two more second straight subpar per-

him in the postgame hand- free throws with 14 seconds formance after failing to

shake, too.”

to play before Davis’ block. score in a loss to Vanderbilt.

That provided the Wild- He set the school’s single- Kentucky lost to Alabama

cats’ other opportunities to season block record in Ken- last year on the road, but

score.

tucky’s previous win against avenged it with a victory in

Doron Lamb had 14 Arkansas and added to his the SEC tournament.

ALABAMA (13-6) – Green 8-13 6-8

22, Mitchell 2-9 1-3 6, Lacey 4-7 0-0 10,

Releford 6-8 3-5 17, Randolph 0-1 0-0

0, Hankerson Jr. 0-1 0-0 0, Gueye 0-0

3-4 3, Jacobs 4-10 1-1 9, Steele 0-1 4-4

4. Totals 24-50 18-25 71.

KENTUCKY (19-1) – Jones 4-7 6-12

15, Kidd-Gilchrist 4-7 5-7 13, Davis

2-10 7-9 11, Miller 2-5 5-6 11, Teague

4-11 2-4 10, Lamb 5-8 2-2 14, Wiltjer

1-3 0-0 3. Totals 22-51 27-40 77.

Halftime–Kentucky 37-32. 3-Point

Goals–Alabama 5-7 (Releford 2-2,

Lacey 2-4, Mitchell 1-1), Kentucky 6-14

(Lamb 2-3, Miller 2-4, Jones 1-2, Wiltjer

1-3, Kidd-Gilchrist 0-1, Teague 0-1).

Fouled Out–Kidd-Gilchrist, Mitchell,

Steele. Rebounds–Alabama 35 (Green

12), Kentucky 31 (Davis 9). Assists–Alabama

11 (Lacey 5), Kentucky 9 (Miller

4). Total Fouls–Alabama 27, Kentucky

18. A–24,246.

SEC standings

Conference All Games

W L PCT W L PCT

Kentucky 5 0 1.000 19 1 .950

Vanderbilt 4 1 .800 14 5 .737

Florida 3 1 .750 15 4 .789

Mississippi St. 3 2 .600 16 4 .800

Mississippi 3 2 .600 13 6 .684

Arkansas 2 2 .500 14 5 .737

Alabama 2 3 .400 13 6 .684

Auburn 2 3 .400 12 7 .632

LSU 2 3 .400 12 7 .632

Tennessee 1 3 .250 9 10 .474

Georgia 1 4 .200 10 9 .526

South Carolina 0 4 .000 8 10 .444

UNC Asheville 66, Presbyterian 58

UNC Wilmington 68, William & Mary

66

W. Kentucky 65, UALR 53

Wofford 79, Furman 72

MIDWEST

Akron 84, Kent St. 75

Austin Peay 76, E. Illinois 64

Buffalo 68, Bowling Green 66

Butler 63, Loyola of Chicago 57

Chicago St. 98, Houston Baptist

95, OT

Creighton 75, Indiana St. 49

Dayton 87, Xavier 72

Detroit 69, Wright St. 53

E. Michigan 41, Toledo 38

Michigan St. 83, Purdue 58

Notre Dame 67, Syracuse 58

Ohio 69, Miami (Ohio) 65

Saint Louis 68, Duquesne 41

Valparaiso 60, Ill.-Chicago 55

W. Michigan 64, Cent. Michigan 61

SOUTHWEST

Arkansas 66, Michigan 64

Iowa St. 76, Texas Tech 52

Kansas 69, Texas 66

Kansas St. 66, Oklahoma St. 58

Lamar 92, Cent. Arkansas 78

MVSU 81, Prairie View 57

Missouri 89, Baylor 88

Oral Roberts 93, Oakland 86

TCU 54, Boise St. 52

Texas A&M 81, Oklahoma 75, OT

Texas Southern 69, Ark.-Pine Bluff

55

Texas-Arlington 63, Stephen F. Austin

54

Tulsa 70, Rice 46

UTSA 80, Texas St. 75

FAR WEST

Colorado 64, Arizona 63

Gonzaga 77, San Diego 60

Oregon 75, UCLA 68

San Francisco 72, Portland 71

Utah 64, Arizona St. 43

Washington 76, Stanford 63

Washington St. 77, California 75

Wyoming 70, Colorado St. 51

Women’s scores

Top 25 scores

1. Baylor (19-0) beat No. 23 Kansas

State 76-41.

2. Notre Dame (19-1) beat Villanova

76-43.

3. UConn (17-2) beat No. 21 DePaul

88-44.

4. Stanford (17-1) beat Washington

65-47.

7. Rutgers (16-3) beat South Florida

72-66.

12. Green Bay (17-0) beat Cleveland

State 80-58.

14. Texas A&M (13-4) beat Kansas

76-65.

21. DePaul (14-5) lost to No. 3 Connecticut

88-44.

23. Kansas State (13-5) lost to No.

1 Baylor 76-41.

TENNIS

Australian Open

Saturday at Melbourne Park, Melbourne,

Australia. Purse: $26.83

million (Grand Slam). Surface: Hard-

Outdoor

MEN’S SINGLES

Third Round

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (6), France, def. Frederico

Gil, Portugal, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.

Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Nicolas Mahut,

France, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1.

David Ferrer (5), Spain, def. Juan Ignacio

Chela (27), Argentina, 7-5, 6-2, 6-1.

Richard Gasquet (17), France, def. Janko Tipsarevic

(9), Serbia, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.

Kei Nishikori (24), Japan, def. Julien Benneteau,

France, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, def. Gael

Monfi ls (14), France, 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 1-6, 6-4.

Andy Murray (4), Britain, def. Michael Llodra,

LOUISVILLE 73, PITTSBURGH 62

LOUISVILLE (15-5) – C. Smith 1-4 0-0

2, Behanan 6-9 7-9 19, Dieng 5-5 3-4

13, R. Smith 4-11 2-3 11, Siva 3-4 1-2

7, Price 0-0 0-0 0, Kuric 7-12 2-2 21,

Justice 0-1 0-0 0, Ware 0-1 0-0 0. Totals

26-47 15-20 73.

PITTSBURGH (11-9) – Patterson 6-9

0-0 14, Robinson 6-11 0-1 12, Zanna

3-6 1-3 7, Woodall 0-5 0-0 0, Gibbs 5-13

0-0 14, Epps 0-0 0-0 0, Wright 0-1 0-0

0, J. Johnson 2-5 0-0 5, Taylor 4-5 0-1 8,

Moore 1-4 0-1 2. Totals 27-59 1-6 62.

Halftime–Louisville 31-28. 3-Point Goals–

Louisville 6-17 (Kuric 5-9, R. Smith 1-5, Ware

0-1, C. Smith 0-2), Pittsburgh 7-22 (Gibbs

4-10, Patterson 2-3, J. Johnson 1-4, Moore 0-2,

Woodall 0-3). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–

Louisville 30 (Dieng 14), Pittsburgh 30 (Robinson

7). Assists–Louisville 17 (Siva 7), Pittsburgh

16 (Patterson 7). Total Fouls–Louisville

14, Pittsburgh 19. A–12,508.

Big East standings

Conference All Games

W L PCT W L PCT

Syracuse 7 1 .875 20 1 .952

Georgetown 6 2 .750 16 3 .842

Marquette 5 2 .714 16 4 .800

Cincinnati 5 2 .714 15 5 .750

West Virginia 5 2 .714 15 5 .750

South Florida 4 2 .667 11 8 .579

Seton Hall 4 3 .571 15 4 .789

UConn 4 3 .571 14 5 .737

Notre Dame 4 3 .571 12 8 .600

Louisville 3 4 .429 15 5 .750

Rutgers 3 4 .429 11 9 .550

Villanova 3 5 .375 10 10 .500

St. John’s 2 6 .250 8 11 .421

DePaul 1 5 .167 10 8 .556

Providence 1 6 .143 12 8 .600

Pittsburgh 0 7 .000 11 9 .550

France, 6-4, 6-2, 6-0.

WOMEN’S SINGLES

Third Round

Petra Kvitova (2), Czech Republic, def. Maria

Kirilenko (27), Russia, 6-0, 1-0, retired.

Sara Errani, Italy, def. Sorana Cirstea, Romania,

6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-2.

Maria Sharapova (4), Russia, def. Angelique

Kerber (30), Germany, 6-1, 6-2.

Ana Ivanovic (21), Serbia, def. Vania King,

United States, 6-3, 6-4.

Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, def. Vera Zvonareva

(7), Russia, 7-6 (7), 6-1.

Zheng Jie, China, def. Marion Bartoli (9),

France, 6-3, 6-3.

Sabine Lisicki (14), Germany, def. Svetlana

Kuznetsova (18), Russia, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Serena Williams (12), United States, def.

Greta Arn, Hungary, 6-1, 6-1.

GOLF

PGA: Humana Challenge

Saturday at La Quinta, Calif., Purse:

$5.6 million. w-PGA West (Palmer

Course): 6,950 yards, par-72. q-La

Quinta CC: 7,060 yards, par-72. n-PGA

West (Nicklaus Course): 6,924 yards,

par-72

Third-Round Leaderboard

No players completed the third round

Mark Wilson -21 thru 15

Ben Crane -18 thru 12

Robert Garrigus -16 thru 13

John Senden -16 thru 11

Zach Johnson -16 thru 12

John Mallinger -16 thru 14

Second Round scores

Mark Wilson 66n-62p—128 -21

Ben Crane 65n-63p—128 -18

Zach Johnson 68p-65q—133 -17

John Mallinger 67q-65n—132 -16

Robert Garrigus 73p-64q—137 -16

John Senden 69q-64n—133 -16

Jason Dufner 71p-63q—134 -15

David Toms 63q-65n—128 -15

Chris Kirk 68q-63n—131 -15

Jarrod Lyle 68p-67q—135 -14

Tommy Biershenk 68q-64n—132 -14

Brendon Todd 66p-67q—133 -14

Steve Marino 65q-68n—133 -14

Bobby Gates 68p-63q—131 -13

Chris DiMarco 68q-64n—132 -13

Kevin Chappell 65q-68n—133 -13

Harris English 69q-62n—131 -13

Ryan Moore 72q-61n—133 -13

Brandt Snedeker 64n-68p—132 -13

Martin Laird 66p-69q—135 -12

Johnson Wagner 68p-67q—135 -12

Bud Cauley 66q-67n—133 -12

Stephen Ames 66n-67p—133 -12

Brett Quigley 67p-68q—135 -11

Charles Howell III 69p-70q—139 -11

Lee Janzen 69n-66p—135 -11

Camilo Villegas 63n-68p—131 -11

M. A, Carballo 69q-66n—135 -11

B. de Jonge 65q-71n—136 -10

Bob Estes 64n-70p—134 -10

Cameron Tringale 68n-64p—132 -10

Jeff Maggert 69p-65q—134 -10

Ted Potter, Jr. 64n-73p—137 -10

Kevin Sutherland 69n-68p—137 -10

Champions Tour

Saturday at Hualalai Golf Course,

Scottsdale, Ariz. Purse: $1.8 million.

Yardage: 7,107; Par 72

Second Round

Dan Forsman 67-65—132 -12

Brad Bryant 70-64—134 -10

Tom Watson 69-65—134 -10

Jeff Sluman 68-66—134 -10

Michael Allen 67-68—135 -9

Jay Haas 66-69—135 -9

Jay Don Blake 69-67—136 -8

John Cook 69-67—136 -8

Denis Watson 69-67—136 -8

Loren Roberts 66-70—136 -8

Bruce Vaughan 65-71—136 -8

Russ Cochran 68-69—137 -7

Others

Kenny Perry 73-67—140 -4

Cooley leads Irish

upset of Syracuse

Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. —

Jack Cooley scored 17

points and grabbed 10 rebounds

Saturday night as

Notre Dame upset No. 1

Syracuse 67-58 and handed

the Orange their fi rst loss

after 20 straight victories.

The Orange (20-1, 7-1)

played without starting

center Fab Melo, who did

not make the trip and will

not play Monday against

Cincinnati.

Without Melo in the middle,

the 6-foot-9, 248-pound

Cooley was a major force for

Notre Dame (12-8, 4-3) and

the Irish won the rebound

battle 38-25. Melo had started

all 20 of the Orange’s fi rst

games, was their leading rebounder

with 5.7 a game.

Associated Press

Kentucky’s Terrence Jones (center) shoots between

Alabama’s Nick Jacobs (left) and Levi Randolph during

the second half of Saturday’s Southeastern Conference

game in Lexington. Kentucky won 77-71.


paducahsun.com Sports The Paducah Sun • Sunday, January 22, 2012 • 3C

JOHN WRIGHT | The Sun

Jacob Jett of Heath (55) goes up for a shot against

Elliott Bray of St. Mary Saturday night at Graves

County.

HEATH: Wrinkle delivers in fourth

CONTINUED FROM 1C

tioned at the top of the key

and fi elded a pass from

Luke Jordan before hesitating

and knocking down

the game-tying shot with

1:21 remaining.

Jett (14 points) rebounded

a St. Mary miss

and Heath elected to hold

for the fi nal shot.

“Perseverance, that’s

what it is,” said Jett, who

admits he loves to play

at the Eagles’ Nest since

Heath has a 10-1 record

on that court over the last

two seasons. “We played

eight games on this fl oor

last year and nine on our

own. This is like our second

home court.”

Drew Wrinkle scored

seven of his team-high

15 points in the fourth

quarter, and fi ve different

Pirates hit at least one

3-point shot, the fi rst time

that’s happened this season.

“We do things the hard

way,” Heath coach Burlin

Brower said. “We’re

doing offense-defense

substitutions and no one

complains about playing

defense-only — they just

get tighter and fi nd a way

to get things done.

“Really, there wasn’t

game of it.”

–––

St. Mary 7 12 26 50

Murray 15 29 42 56

ST. MARY — Durbin 15, Guess 4, Mc-

Manus 8, M. Word 6, Kupper 17, Eck,

Powell.

Field goals 21/63. 3-pointers 2/12 (M.

Word 2). Free throws 6/13. Rebounds

49. Fouls 19. Record 8-9.

anything St. Mary did

wrong. They didn’t turn

it over. They didn’t miss a

bunch of free throws late.

We just made plays and

made shots.”

St. Mary coach Greg

Overstreet felt the same

way — that Heath won the

game instead of his team

losing it.

“These guys did everything

we asked of them,”

Overstreet said. “We kept

them out of the paint for

the most part and made

them shoot from the perimeter.

We defended

them the way we wanted

to. It just wasn’t meant to

be.”

All-tournament team: Kendall Deese

(Murray), Jordan Miller (Fulton City), Reid

Vaughan (St. Mary), Jacob Tyler (Mayfi eld),

Clay Chandler (Ballard Memorial), Javen

Bell (Heath), Elliott Bray (St. Mary), Vance

Maze (Fulton City), Jacob Jett (Heath), Patrick

Hubert (St. Mary).

–––

Heath 10 25 41 61

St. Mary 13 30 48 58

HEATH — Bell 4, Wrinkle 15, Jett 14,

Bradley 9, Jordan 11, Rodgers 2, Stonecipher

6, Armstrong.

Field goals 17/43. 3-pointers 8/22

(Stonecipher 2, Jett 2, Bradley 2, Jordan,

Wrinkle). Free throws 19/23. Rebounds

24. Fouls 18. Record 13-7.

ST. MARY — Hubert 12, Bray 12, Lutz

11, R. Vaughan 6, B. Vaughan, Averill 2,

M. Vaughan 15, Dome.

Field goals 20/42. 3-pointers 2/8 (M.

Vaughan, Hubert). Free throws 16/20.

Rebounds 30. Fouls 19. Record 11-5.

Call Joey Fosko, a

Paducah Sun sports writer,

at 270-575-8661.

TIGERS: Jordan leads way with 15

CONTINUED FROM 1C

MURRAY — Trice 5, Jordan 15, Thiede

11, Armstrong 14, Starks 11, McAlpin,

Duncan, Clark.

Field goals 21/52. 3-pointers 2/10

(Starks, Trice). Free throws 12/27. Rebounds

36. Fouls 14. Record 16-4.

Call Joey Fosko, a

Paducah Sun sports writer,

at 270-575-8661.

Hilltoppers break 5-game skid

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN —

Derrick Gordon and Jamal

Crook scored 13 points

apiece as Western Kentucky

beat Arkansas-Little

Rock 65-53 on Saturday,

snapping a fi ve-game losing

streak.

Crook was 6 of 7 from the

fi eld and knocked down

his lone 3-pointer. Gordon

hit only 4 of 12 shots from

the fi eld but made a game-

high fi ve free throws.

Western Kentucky (6-

14, 2-5 Sun Belt Conference)

trailed most of the

fi rst half before taking its

fi rst lead, 27-26, with 1:17

left in the period. Arkansas-Little

Rock (8-12, 5-1)

jumped ahead 49-44 in

the second half, but the

Hilltoppers scored 13 unanswered

points to take a

57-49 lead with 1:53 left to

play.

Shockers crush Southern Illinois

Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita

State had four players

score in double fi gures

and eight more men put

points on the board as it

rolled to an 85-42 victory

over Southern Illinois on

Saturday night.

The Shockers (17-3, 8-1

Missouri Valley) got 11

points from Carl Hall, Joe

Ragland and David Kyles

and 10 points from Jake

White.

Ehimen Orukpe grabbed

nine rebounds for Wichita

State and White had eight.

Dantiel Daniels scored

12 points to lead Southern

Illinois (6-14, 3-6).

Wichita State broke an

early tie with a 13-0 run

and never looked back.

The Shockers made 54.1

percent of their shots.

Nelson leads Marshall boys to win

BY JON FUTRELL

jfutrell@paducahsun.com

DRAFFENVILLE — Cole

Nelson scored 10 of his

game-high 27 points in the

fourth quarter to help Marshall

County avoid an epic

collapse and defeat Madisonville-North

Hopkins 64-

59 at the third annual Gunner’s

Magic Train Shootout

on Saturday night.

After taking a 16-11 lead

following the fi rst quarter,

the Marshals kept the Maroons

off the scoreboard for

the fi rst fi ve minutes of the

second quarter. Nelson and

Chase Clark both scored two

baskets in that run as Marshall

led 33-19 at the half,

capped by a three-pointer

from Chase Buchanan.

The Marshals also scored

the fi rst basket of the third,

but did little else as Madisonville

went on a 10-0 run

to make it a 35-29 game

midway through the third.

Sun Staff report

METROPOLIS, Ill. — The

new year has been better for

the Massac County Patriots;

fi nally all the players have

been available for Coach

Joe Hosman and the team

has responded well. Playing

for the championship of

their own Superman Classic

tournament would require

another level as they were

facing the Charleston Blue

Jays. The Blue Jays entered

the tournament as the

top-ranked Class 3A team

in Missouri, coming off of

Marshall did push its edge

up to 49-38 early in the

fourth, but the Maroons

chipped away at that lead.

Daylyn Jones scored six

straight points for Madisonville

to make it 52-50

Marshall, but it would get

no closer.

The Marshals were 11-for-

16 from the foul line in the

fi nal three minutes to fi nish

it off. Jones led the Maroons

with 15 points, while

Byron Dulin and Traquille

Hopson both had 11. Austin

Rentfrow fi nished with 10

points for the Marshals.

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Madisonville- 11 19 36 59

Marshall County 16 33 43 64

MADISONVILLE-NORTH HOPKINS —

Combs 9, White, Jones 15, Tandy 4, Carr,

Soder 2, Dulin 11, Hopson 11, Springfi eld,

Powell 7, Waide.

Field goals 20/54. 3-pointers 2/9

(Combs, Hopson). Free throws 17/24. Rebounds

33. Fouls 30. Record 13-7.

MARSHALL COUNTY — Steele, Northcutt

2, Taylor, Buchanan 3, Jessup 5, Clark 9,

York 8, Nelson 27, Rentfrow 10.

Field goals 19/36. 3-pointers 3/13 (Nelson

2, Buchanan). Free throws 23/37. Rebounds

31. Fouls 21. Record 19-1.

a third place fi nish in the

state last season.

The Patriots fell 74-55 in

a game that seemed closer

than the score.

Massac County took

an early 4-0 lead before

Charleston’s Greg Tucker

took over the game, scoring

15 of Charleston’s 18 fi rst

quarter points. Tucker fi nished

with 37.

In the third place game,

Carbondale downed

Paducah Tilghman 66-58.

In the consolation championship,

Calloway County

Henderson 64, Marshall

54 — At Draffenville,

Brooke Tapp dominated

the offense with 27 points

and 14 rebounds as Henderson

County broke open

a close game at the half and

defeated Marshall County.

Ellie Fruit also shined for

the Lady Colonels with 14

points. Taylor Meadows led

the Lady Marshals with 21

points while Allie York was

close behind with 17.

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Henderson County 12 32 48 64

Marshall County 11 31 42 54

HENDERSON COUNTY — Flester 4, Francis,

Pruitt 3, Wallace, Brown 8, Proctor, Fruit

14, Cooper 8, Tapp 27.

Field goals 25/44. 3-pointers 3/7 (Brown

2, Fruit). Free throws 11/16. Rebounds 31.

Fouls 25. Record 16-2.

MARSHALL COUNTY — Tr. Fehrenbacher

3, McKendree 1, Meadows 21, A. York 17,

Tn. Fehrenbacher 4, Reed 4, C. York, Brown

2, Barnard 2, Greer.

Field goals 16/36. 3-pointers 2/3 (Meadows

2). Free throws 20/34. Rebounds 20.

Fouls 20. Record 14-7.

Calloway 64, Arnold 49

— At Draffenville, Calloway

County jumped out to

a 22-7 after the fi rst quarter

thumped Vienna 54-36.

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Charleston 18 35 51 74

Massac County 15 27 38 55

CHARLESTON — Cassell 16, Bogan 2,

Parham 6, Hull 3, Watkins 2, Tucker 37,

Gray 8, Moore, Foster, Scott, Carter.

Field goals 28/47. 3-pointers 10/19

(Tucker 6, Cassell 4). Free throws 8/10. Rebounds

23. Fouls 17. Record 18-1.

MASSAC COUNTY — Beck 5, English 4,

Mitchell 9, Amos 13, Bazor 6, Devers 10,

Schulte 8, McNichols, Welch.

Field goals 21/53. 3-pointers 3/19

(Mitchell 3). Free throws 10/16. Rebounds

32. Fouls 13. Record 11-10.

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Paducah Tilghman 21 26 42 58

Carbondale 23 34 45 66

PADUCAH TILGHMAN — Schultz 20,

Smith 10, Overstreet 4, O. Harmon 6,

Strayhorn 5, Layne 4, Abbage 5, Morrow 4,

Spivey-Nunn, Watson.

Field goals 19/55. 3-pointers 8/24

(Schultz 5, Smith 2, Strayhorn). Free throws

RACERS: Canaan leads way with 21

CONTINUED FROM 1C

Conference’s surprise team

despite their record, earning

wins this season over

Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville

State and have now

lost four straight.

The Racers have now won

six straight without leading

rebounder Ivan Aska, who

is out with a hand injury,

and also played without

junior Stacy Wilson, who

traveled home to South

Carolina to attend a funeral.

Canaan led all scorers

with 21 points and fi ve

rebounds. Jewuan Long

followed with 17 points to

go with three assists and

three steals, while Poole

had 14.

Racer forward Ed Daniel

scored all 10 of his points

and never looked back on

Panama City (Fla.) Arnold.

Karlee Wilson led the Lady

Lakers with 21 points while

Alyssa Cunningham had a

double-double of 13 points

and 10 rebounds. Joanne

Booker topped all scorers

with 22 points for the

Lady Marlins. In the other

afternoon contest, Hopkins

County Central’s boys defeated

Arlington (Fla.) 71-

63.

––––

Panama City Arnold 7 13 31 49

Calloway County 22 36 58 64

PANAMA CITY ARNOLD — Murray 2, Canady

4, Pavlov, Robertson 11, McClanahan

6, Jasay, Booker 22, Tennyson 4.

Field goals 19/47. 3-pointers 2/5 (Canady,

Robertson). Free throws 9/15. Rebounds

37. Fouls 8.

CALLOWAY COUNTY — Douglas, Simmons

9, Grady, Stalls, Rowland, Spann 2,

Wilson 21, T. Futrell 5, Potts 2, Cunningham

13, Scarborough, Humphreys, Maness 4,

Shelton 2, Benson 6.

Field goals 26/69. 3-pointers 3/19 (Wilson

2, Simmons). Free throws 9/12. Rebounds

39. Fouls 13. Record 14-7.

Call Jon Futrell, a Sun

sportswriter, at 270-575-

8664.

Patriots miss shot at Superman

MSU keeps streak going

BY DUSTY LUTHY SHULL

dshull@paducahsun.com

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — It

may be a small streak, but

for the Murray State women’s

basketball team, three

in a row is big enough.

The Racers beat SIU-Edwardsville

67-59 Saturday

at the Vadalabene Center,

and while Racers coach Rob

Cross isn’t sure how much

momentum plays into a

season, he’ll ride the wave.

“The players will tell

you it’s the presidential attire

that I’m wearing,” said

Cross, who switched from

sweater vests to a full suit at

the start of the streak. “But

the big thing is we got to

stay in the present and focus

on one possession at a

time and just getting better

as a basketball team.”

The score was tied 12

times, though the Racers

(7-11, 4-3 Ohio Valley Conference)

had the lead the

fi nal fi ve minutes. With

under 12 minutes to play,

Cross said he had to challenge

the toughness of his

team in a game that was

loosely offi ciated.

“When you’re on the

road, if you want to win a

game on the road, you have

to out-tough the opponent,”

Cross said. “And that’s what

we did down the stretch, especially

down the stretch.”

Murray St. 82,

SIU-Edwardsville 65

FG FT Reb

MURRAY ST. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS

Daniel 18 4-8 2-2 2-7 1 3 10

Canaan 38 6-17 5-6 3-5 3 2 21

Mushatt 31 3-6 1-4 4-8 2 4 7

Poole 37 5-10 1-2 1-3 0 3 14

Long 29 6-11 4-4 3-4 3 2 17

Jackson 23 2-8 5-6 0-2 1 2 9

Garrett 7 1-1 2-2 1-2 0 4 4

Burge 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0

Bland 15 0-2 0-1 0-5 1 0 0

Nussman 1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0

Totals 200 27-63 20-27 16-41 11 21 82

Percentages: FG .429, FT .741.

3-Point Goals: 8-23, .348 (Canaan 4-8,

Poole 3-6, Long 1-2, Bland 0-1, Mushatt

0-1, Jackson 0-5).

Team Rebounds: 4.

Blocked Shots: 5 (Long 2, Daniel,

Bland, Mushatt).

Turnovers: 12 (Jackson 3, Long 2, Canaan

2, Poole 2, Mushatt 2, Bland).

Steals: 11 (Long 3, Poole 3, Canaan 2,

Garrett, Jackson, Mushatt).

Sophomore point guard

Erica Burgess led the Racers

with 24 points and six

rebounds. Racers leading

scorer Mariah Robinson

came under her 15.6 points

per game average with 13

points on uncharacteristically

low 4-of-9 shooting.

Tessa Elkins had 10 points

and fi ve rebounds.

Jazmin Hill led the Cougars

(10-8, 4-3 OVC) with

18 points. Raven Berry and

Katie Hempen each added

10, while Berry had 14 rebounds.

The Racers lost the turnover

battle, 19-14, but

scored 18 points off SIUE’s

turnovers.

“We were able to create

some turnovers and get

points in transition, which

is huge for us,” Cross said.

“It has been all season. And

that was one of the major

stat differences. That and

we were able to battle them

pretty even in the paint

(SIUE scored 26 points to

MSU’s 24) and that’s something

we really focused on

both of those areas.”

The Racers return home

to the CFSB Center for a

game against Longwood at

7 p.m. Monday.

Call Dusty Luthy Shull, a

Sun sportswriter, at 270-

575-8662.

Technical Fouls: None.

FG FT Reb

SIU-EDWARDSVILLE Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS

Davis 27 6-10 1-1 1-3 4 2 15

Wickware 31 3-9 2-2 0-0 3 3 9

Shaffer 25 5-8 2-5 2-11 0 3 12

Yelovich 30 8-17 1-5 2-11 1 0 17

Jones 27 3-10 0-0 4-5 1 2 6

Reed 21 0-3 0-0 0-1 3 4 0

Stineman 16 0-2 0-0 2-2 1 0 0

Birts 11 0-1 4-4 2-3 0 1 4

Joy 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 0

Boarden 3 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 0

Heck 1 0-0 2-2 0-0 0 1 2

Schneider 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0

Totals 200 25-60 12-19 15-39 14 19 65

Percentages: FG .417, FT .632.

3-Point Goals: 3-9, .333 (Davis 2-3,

Wickware 1-4, Jones 0-2).

Team Rebounds: 1.

Blocked Shots: 1 (Yelovich).

Turnovers: 21 (Jones 5, Reed 4, Davis

3, Shaffer 3, Yelovich 3, Wickware 2, Joy).

Steals: 4 (Wickware 2, Shaffer, Reed).

Technical Fouls: None.

Murray St. 49 33—82

SIU-Edwardsville 35 30—65

12/15. Rebounds 25. Fouls 23. Record

8-9.

CARBONDALE — Billinger 25, Warren

5, Payne 6, Strus 23, Bursey 5, Kelly 2,

Wooley.

Field goals 21/38. 3-pointers 1/3 (players).

Free throws 23/30. Rebounds 34.

Fouls 16. Record 3-15.

––––

Calloway Co. 54, Vienna 36

Vienna 11 19 26 36

Calloway County 11 21 39 54

VIENNA — Cook 1, Futch 12, Haney 4,

Taylor 10, C. Wright 6, L. Wright 1, Gearing

2, Lowery, Graves, Crain.

Field goals 13/42. 3-pointers 0/6. Free

throws 10/17. Rebounds 24. Fouls 21.

Record 3-16.

CALLOWAY COUNTY — Green 4, Adams

13, Smotherman 2, Hunter 5, Wagner 2,

Arnett 28, Carter, Wetherington, Brannon,

Crady Darcus.

Field goals 21/56. 3-pointers 1/12

(Hunter). Free throws 13/20. Rebounds

31. Fouls 19. Record 6-12.

Associated Press

Murray State’s Isaiah Canaan (3) and SIU-Edwardsville’s

Derian Shaffer (14) reach for a loose ball as Murray

State’s Ed Daniel (2) looks on during the second half

of Saturday’s Ohio Valley Conference game in Edwardsville,

Ill. Murray State won 82-65, improving to 20-0 for

the season, the last unbeaten major college team in the

nation.

in the second half and had

seven rebounds.

Three Cougars scored in

double fi gures, led by Mark

Yelovich’s 17 points and 11

rebounds. Derian Shafer

also had a double-double

with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

If the national spotlight

wasn’t already on the Racers,

just wait until this week.

“It’s going to be fun,” Canaan

said. “I’m sure we’re

going to keep getting attention

until this streak ends,

but we’re going to keep

pushing on and keep our

eyes up and keep working

hard each day and try to

keep getting better.”

Call Dusty Luthy Shull, a

Sun sports writer, at 270-

575-8662.


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Playoff teams live off turnovers

BY BARRY WILNER

Associated Press

Protect the ball or go

home.

Turnovers are the great

equalizer in the NFL. In

three of last weekend’s four

playoff games, the team

with a huge turnover margin

won: the 49ers, Ravens

and Giants. The Patriots

didn’t need takeaways to

take away any chance the

Broncos had; the talent

differential was more than

enough.

“Turnovers. Doesn’t that

go down to every game,

though?” Baltimore coach

John Harbaugh said. “So,

I just don’t think it’s that

specifi c. What did it boil

down to (against Houston)?

BY BARRY WILNER

Associated Press

From Gonzo to Gronk

to Graham, tight ends are

running past, around and

through defenders at an unprecedented

rate. Hey, the

Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski

does all of those things on

one play.

Once a glorifi ed tackle,

the position now requires

the skills of a wide receiver

— and a power forward.

Briefs

Associated Press

Turnovers, OK, No. 1 thing,

right? Four to none.”

Winning the turnover

battle is always essential.

Three of the top four teams

that led the turnover tussle

in the AFC and four of the

top fi ve in the NFC made

the playoffs.

In Sunday’s conference

championships, San Francisco

and New England

would seem to have the

edge. The 49ers led the

league with a plus-28 turnover

margin, including an

NFL high of 15 fumble recoveries.

The Niners also

had a miniscule 10 giveaways.

New England topped the

AFC at plus-17 and with 34

takeaways.

Speed, size, athletic ability,

power, intelligence all are in

the mix.

Along with nicknames,

apparently.

“The tight end position is

taking off,” said San Francisco’s

Vernon Davis, who

also is called Duke; his dad

is Big Duke and he was

Little Duke as a kid before

growing to 6-foot-3, 250

pounds. “It’s almost as if

you have to start playing

Dominant Serena charges into 4th round

MELBOURNE, Australia — Just before she walked

on court, Greta Arn said she was looking forward to

the “privilege” of playing her first match against Serena

Williams. Some privilege.

The 13-time Grand Slam champion overpowered

Arn 6-1, 6-1 in 59 minutes on Saturday for her 17th

straight win at the Australian Open.

Vania King’s loss to Ana Ivanovic left Williams as

the only American player left in either singles draw.

John Isner lost Friday, the last American man to exit.

Next up for Williams is unseeded Russian Ekaterina

Makarova. Sharapova is a potential quarterfinal opponent,

and Wimbledon champion Kvitova may await

in the semifinals.

Kvitova was leading 6-0, 1-0 when Russian opponent

Maria Kirilenko retired. Sharapova, who won her

first two matches 6-0, 6-1, was tested for the first

time and still came out with a 6-1, 6-2 win over U.S.

Open semifinalist Angelique Kerber.

No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic routed Nicolas Mahut

6-0, 6-1, 6-1 in 1 hour, 14 minutes to give the Frenchman

a miserable 30th birthday present.

Djokovic likely gets an evening slot for his fourthround

match against Lleyton Hewitt. The 30-year-old

Australian downed promising Canadian Milos Raonic

4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in Saturday’s final match of the

day before a raucous home crowd.

No. 4-ranked Andy Murray brushed aside Michael

Llodra 6-4, 6-2, 6-0 Saturday and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

beat Frederico Gil of Portugal 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.

High winds force stop to Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA, Calif. — The Humana Challenge suspended

play midway through the third round Saturday

after high winds caused damage on all three courses,

toppling trees, blowing balls off the greens and knocking

a scoreboard into a lake.

The tournament will resume third-round play Sunday

morning with Mark Wilson holding a three-stroke lead

over Ben Crane. The pro-am tournament reported no injuries,

but called an early halt after 35-mph winds rampaged

across the Palm Springs area in the afternoon.

West wins on last-minute touchdown run

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Louisiana Tech’s Lennon

Creer scored on a 9-yard run with 47 seconds remaining,

giving the West a 24-17 victory Saturday in the

87th East-West Shrine all-star game.

Quarterbacks Chandler Harnish of Northern Illinois

and Tyler Hansen of Colorado had short TD runs for

the West, which rallied from an early 10-0 deficit at

Tropicana Field. Missouri Western State’s Greg Zuerlein

kicked a field goal that made it 17-17 early in the

fourth quarter, setting the stage for Hansen to lead the

winning drive in the closing minutes.

“We always talk about the

turnover margin, and, of

course that was huge,” Giants

coach Tom Coughlin

said of his team’s fi ve takeaways

at Lambeau Field.

“We were plus-three and

we felt very much so, for a

team that only had 14 turnovers

over the course of the

entire season, that was exceptional.”

All four teams have players

who excel in protecting

the ball, and in stealing it.

San Francisco (14-3) ran

away with the NFC West,

in great part because of its

turnover differential; the

other three division teams

were a collective minus-10.

Carlos Rogers, in his best of

seven pro seasons, had six

tight ends with cornerbacks

nowadays because they’re

fast, these guys are strong

and they’re making plays

— they’re making plays like

wide receivers.”

Nobody has made more

plays at the position in one

season than Gronkowski,

who became an All-Pro in

his second NFL season by

catching 90 passes for 1,327

yards and 17 touchdowns.

The yards and TDs are re-

interceptions. So did safety

Dashon Goldson.

Patriots cornerback Kyle

Arrington tied for the NFL

lead with seven interceptions

and had one fumble

recovery. Pro Bowl defensive

tackle Vince Wilfork

and linebacker Rob

Ninkovich each had two interceptions

and two fumble

recoveries this season.

Ravens All-Pro linebacker

Terrell Suggs forced an

astounding seven fumbles

this season.

Since 1990, when the

NFL went to the 12-team

playoff format, the winner

of the turnover battle

was 49-5-9 in conference

championships or Super

Bowls, according to STATS.

cords, accomplished with

plenty of power and fl ash.

“The guy is a beast,”

Jets cornerback Antonio

Cromartie, but that seems

to be a common description

for most outstanding

tight ends in what a Hall of

Famer from the position,

Shannon Sharpe, dubs “the

golden age” for tight ends.

Gronkowski mixes size (6-

6, 265) and speed with great

hands. Huge, great hands.

Associated Press

Jacoby Jones, Houston Texans wide receiver, fumbles

the ball under pressure from the Baltimore Ravens’ Cary

Williams during the Jan. 15 NFL divisional playoff game

in Baltimore. In three of last weekend’s four playoff

games, the team with a big turnover margin won.

NFL suddenly turns attention toward forgotten tight end

Paterno

in serious

condition

BY GENARO C. ARMAS

Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. —

Joe Paterno’s doctors say the

former Penn State coach’s

condition has become “serious”

after he experienced

complications from lung

cancer in recent days.

The winningest major

college football coach of

all time, Paterno was diagnosed

shortly after Penn

State’s Board of Trustees

ousted him Nov. 9 in the

aftermath of the child sex

abuse charges against former

assistant Jerry Sandusky.

Paterno’s been getting

treatment since, and

his health problems were

worsened when he broke

his pelvis — an injury that

fi rst cropped up when he

was accidentally hit in preseason

practice last year.

“Over the last few days

Joe Paterno has experienced

further health complications,”

family spokesman

Dan McGinn said in a

brief statement Saturday to

The Associated Press. “His

doctors have now characterized

his status as serious.

“His family will have no

comment on the situation

and asks that their privacy

be respected during this diffi

cult time,” he said.

Paterno’s sons Scott and

Jay both took to Twitter Saturday

night to refute reports

that their father had died.

Wrote Jay Paterno: “I appreciate

the support (and)

prayers. Joe is continuing

to fi ght.”

The 85-year-old Paterno

has been in the hospital

since Jan. 13 for observation

for what his family had

called minor complications

from his cancer treatments.

He doesn’t drop the ball,

and when he grabs it, he’s

nearly impossible to tackle.

“He has run over a few

guys,” noted fellow Patriots

tight end Aaron Hernandez,

who along with Gronkowski

has been dubbed the Boston

TE Party.

If not for his production,

the Saints’ Jimmy Graham

would have established an

NFL mark with his 1,310

yards. His 99 catches are a

record for the position, and

he scored 11 times.

Seven of the top 17 players

on the receptions chart this

season were tight ends: Graham;

Gronkowski; Detroit’s

Brandon Pettigrew; Atlanta’s

Tony Gonzalez, the

career leader in just about

every receiving category for

the position; Dallas’ Jason

Witten; Hernandez; and

Tampa Bay’s Kellen Winslow.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t

dwell on situations you cannot change.

Focus on the possibilities that exis, and

work toward a better future. Use your

discipline and willpower to get what

you want up and running. Strength and

courage will result in success.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Added

responsibilities may not be welcomed,

but they will lead to a new and exciting

proposition. There is something to gain

from every experience you encounter.

Helping others will bring you great joy,

pride and commonality.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Helping

someone out is likely to backfi re. Meddling

or making promises must be lim-

ited. You are best to re-evaluate your

situation and look for ways to improve

your current economic situation. A new

location with greater opportunity should

be considered.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Concentrate

on home, family and making your

surroundings suitable for you and the

ones you love. Adding a home offi ce or

a place for friends and family to congregate

will bring added dimension to

your lifestyle and the dynamics of your

relationships.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Preparation is

the key to your success. Look over any

information that will help you secure

your professional position. Opportunity

is present, but a lazy attitude or lack of

Horoscopes

comprehension will bring failure. Knowledge

equates to more money.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take

time out. Take a day trip or enjoy a social

event that allows socializing with

friends, relatives or meeting new people.

Love is in the stars, and making

serious advances or a commitment will

enhance your relationship.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Think outside

the box when dealing with family

dynamics and changes you can make

at home that will add to everyone’s

comfort. Good fortune will come to you

if you are clever with your assets. Add

value to what you already have.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You are

due for a break. A day trip or visiting

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someone you can brainstorm with regarding

a creative project you want to

pursue will ease your stress and help

you make important decisions that can

affect your fi nancial situation.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Do

a little work from home. Getting a head

start will help you earn a favorable spot

in your employer’s or client’s roster.

Your attention to detail, progressive attitude

and drive to get things done will

enhance your chance to advance.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Fix

up your home and address any family

issues that need your attention. You

can get a lot accomplished if you are

organized. Physical changes will help

you improve your fi nancial future by

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raising your assets and lowering your

liabilities.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): People

from your past will have something unusual

to offer you. Form a partnership

that will enable you to overcome any trials

or tribulations you face. Keep things

simple, to the point and reasonable,

and you will succeed.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Focus

on what you can accomplish and recruit

others who can contribute to your

plans. Love and romance will fl ourish

if you are open about the way you feel

and what you want to see happen in

the future.

Birthday Baby: You are strong-willed,

quick-witted and intellectually endowed.


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Film and investigation saved life

BY DAVID GERMAIN

Associated Press

PARK CITY, Utah — Peter

Jackson believes Damien

Echols would be dead now if

not for a 1996 documentary

that cast doubt on the man’s

guilt in three child murders.

And Amy Berg, Jackson’s

colleague on the Sundance

Film Festival premiere “West

of Memphis,” believes former

Death Row inmate Echols

and two other men might

still be in prison if not for the

independent investigation

launched by “The Lord of the

Rings” fi lmmaker and his

wife, Fran Walsh.

There’s no better testament

at Sundance to the power of

art and artists than “West of

Memphis,” which premiered

Friday night at Robert Redford’s

independent-fi lm

showcase. Sundance fi lms

often come from mavericks

who challenge the establishment.

“West of Memphis” is

a tale of artists not only challenging

the system, but also

beating it.

Associated Press

CLAREMORE, Okla.

— Country singer Garth

Brooks told jurors Friday

that he believed he had a

“done deal” to honor his

late mother with a women’s

health center in his Oklahoma

hometown, and said

he still doesn’t understand

how he received nothing

for a $500,000 gift.

Brooks is suing Integris

Canadian Valley Regional

Hospital in Yukon, accusing

it and its president of

reneging on a pledge to

build the center and name

it after his mother, Colleen,

who died of cancer in

1999. The center was never

built, and Brooks wants his

money back, plus punitive

damages.

Jackson, Walsh and Berg

said “West of Memphis”

amounts to the fair trial

Echols, Jason Baldwin and

Jessie Misskelley — known

as the West Memphis Three

— never got as Arkansas

In tearfultestimony,

Brooks

said he

thought

he had

a solid

agree-

Brooks ment with

the hospital’s

president, James Moore.

Brooks said Moore initially

suggested putting his

mother’s name on an intensive

care unit, and when

Brooks said that wouldn’t

fi t her image, Moore suggested

a women’s center.

“I jumped all over it,”

Brooks told jurors. “It’s my

mom. My mom was pregnant

as a teenager. She had

a rough start. She wanted to

teenagers when they were

convicted in 1994.

“We went into this case

believing that they didn’t

do it, and the facts and the

evidence we came out with

at the end completely sup-

help every kid out there.”

Brooks said he gave

$500,000 to the hospital

anonymously, which he said

was his custom when giving

to charities. The singer said

he, his family and the hospital

wanted to keep things

quiet until a ribbon-cutting

ceremony to announce the

center.

He was eventually shown

architectural drawings of a

proposed center bearing his

mother’s name. “That’s why

I thought it was a win-win

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But nothing happened.

The center was never build

and his mother’s name

wasn’t attached to anything.

“How this thing went

wrong, I don’t know,”

Brooks testifi ed.

ported that,” Jackson said in

an interview. “So is the documentary

sort of providing the

prosecution’s point of view?

No, it’s not. We’re not interested

in that. They had their

go back in 1994.”

Brooks chokes up during testimony about gift

Associated Press

Comedian taking over

Alabama school office

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —

Steve Harvey is relinquishing

his role as one of the

Original Kings of Comedy to

become an Alabama school

principal — at least for one

day.

Students at Phillips

Academy in Birmingham will

be answering to Principal

Steve Harvey on Thursday

after the school won a contest

sponsored by Harvey’s

morning radio show and

General Mills.

The Birmingham News

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the school’s success. In

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Peter Jackson and Amy Berg pose together at the premiere of their film “West of

Memphis” at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Friday.

People Briefs

Rashida Jones unveils

rom-com at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah —

Rashida Jones was almost

upstaged by her famous

father, Quincy Jones, at the

Sundance premiere of her

film, “Celeste and Jesse Forever,”

but the actress and

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screenwriter didn’t mind

“He’s what he is and

he will always be and has

always been, way before I

was here,” Jones said Saturday.

“I feel lucky to hang

out with him. And we’re different,

too. People like us

for different reasons.”

ane’s

ourneys

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“I’m the last of six kids.

I was her favorite,” Brooks

added. “She was my buddy.

I was her biggest fan. She

was a pistol. All of the parties

were at her house. She

was just a doll. If anybody

met her, (they) would have

gotten to love her.”

Moore testifi ed earlier this

week that a women’s center

was not among the hospital’s

plans, though Brooks

testifi ed Friday that Moore

never told him that while

they were negotiating a gift.

The singer donated the

money in 2005. Three years

later, he exchanged emails

with Moore after the hospital

president wrote saying

the money would be used to

help fund new construction,

Brooks said.

Video spoofs New Yorkers

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Hip

young New Yorkers hate

waiting for the subway.

They wouldn’t be caught

dead near tourist sites

and couldn’t care less if

a celebrity walked by.

They’re snobby about

what they read, even

snobbier about what

they eat, stick to their

own borough, and call

the most minuscule bedrooms

“huge.”

And there’s something

else: Some don’t take

kindly to being reduced

to a cultural stereotype.

That’s what Eliot and

Ilana Glazer, brothersister

bloggers, comics

and native New Yorkers,

have discovered since

their video, “Stuff New

Yorkers Say” (no, the

word isn’t really “Stuff”)

has gone viral in the last

couple days. Turns out,

one of the things New

Yorkers like to say is:

“We don’t say THAT!”

But there’s been lots

of positive feedback, too,

and all the attention has

stunned the Glazers,

who posted the video on

Wednesday night, hoping

for some buzz but

not expecting well over

a million YouTube views

(about 1.3 million as of

late Friday).

“It’s really bonkers,”

Eliot Glazer, 28, said in a

telephone interview.

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Tuesday

1-24

Wednesday

1-25

Thursday

1-26

Friday

1-27

Saturday

1-28

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OFF THE SHELF:

BOOK DISCUSSION

Wednesday, Feb. 1 @ Noon

Eli the Good

by Silas House

Red Beans & Rice/Chef Salad

Fried Green Tomato BLT/Muffuletta

Vegetable Beef Soup/Gyro Salad

Roast Beef & Havarti/Grilled Brie & Bacon

New England Clam Chowder/Falafel Salad

Tuscan Grilled Chicken/Turkey Artichoke

Shrimp Creole/Cajun Shrimp Salad

Heine & Tyler Oyster Sandwich/Tuna Melt

The video, inspired by a

current Internet meme on

what all sorts of groups of

people say, is simple enough.

In it, the Glazers and friends

converse the way young New

Yorkers would (or wouldn’t,

depending on whom you

ask.) There are a few distinct

themes.

Impatience: “Where is the

train? Where is the TRAIN?”

(There have been comments

posted that while people in

New York think this, they

don’t actually stand on the

platform saying it.)

Exclusivity: “Nobody

knows about this place.”

Culinary exclusivity: “All

I had today was a bagel.” Or

“Ah, Momofuku!” a reference

to the group of restaurants

headed by hip young

chef David Chang.

Culinary snobbery: “Ah,

Magnolia!” a reference to

the cupcakes made famous

by “Sex and the City” — followed

by a sour face, because

the cupcakes aren’t very hip.

Celebrity fatigue: “Sarah

Jessica Parker! Oh, who

cares.”

Disdain for tourists: “Who

goes to the Statue of Liberty?”

‘‘Who goes to the Empire

State Building?” ‘‘Move!

Move!” (walking down the

street behind slowpokes.) “I

hate tourists!”

That last theme, Glazer

explains, is not to be taken

literally. “New Yorkers are

actually very kind to tourists,”

he says.

Italian Chicken Vegetable/Margherita Pasta Salad

Thin Crust Pizza/Sicilian

Orr’s Chili & Hot Tamale/Big Lou’s Hot Dogs

Smoked Pork Loin/Grilled Pimento & Bacon

In the Bakery: Breakfast at KIRCHHOFF’s &

Coffee from ETC. A wonderful combo. Start your day

on Market House Sq. in Historic Downtown Paducah.

CATERING - Laura Duff 556-2015.

Book Discussion led by Andrew Halford

Kentucky novelist’s book about a young boy

and his war-torn family. Book was chosen for

2012 Community Read at WKCTC.

The author will be present via Skype & available

for questions.

McCracken County Library

555 Washington Street, Paducah, KY

270-442-2510 ext 122 • Toll-free 1-866-829-7532

www.mclib.net

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