Joe’s Morning Sports-Monday, November 19, 2018
The Golden State Warriors suffered their third straight loss as LaMarcus Aldridge delivered 24 points and 18 rebounds for the San Antonio Spurs in a 104-92 home victory. DeMar DeRozan had 20 points and Rudy Gay added 19 to help the Spurs snap a three-game slide.
The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat, 113-97 as LeBron James poured in 51 points against his former team. James had 19 points in the first quarter to set the tone as the Lakers led by as many as 21 and never trailed. It was James’ first win at Miami since his departure in 2014.
One of the top prep running backs in Colorado, Zach Weinmaster, announced on Twitter yesterday he was walking on to Nebraska’s football program according to the Omaha World Herald. Zach Weinmaster is the younger brother of Husker inside linebacker Jacob Weinmaster, a former walk-on who received a scholarship in August. The 5’11, 185-pound Zach Weinmaster is likely to play on the offensive side of the ball, perhaps at receiver. At Loveland (Colorado) High School, he’s a star running back who has rushed for 1,667 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. In his career, he’s rushed for more than 4,400 yards and 60 touchdowns.
Checking out the local schedule for today, State Championship Football Games are held at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Mullen battles Johnson/Brock in the Class ‘D-2’ Championship Game at 10:15. In a game that can be heard on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com, Creighton faces Burwell in the ‘D-1’ title game at 2:45. Pregame coverage at 2:00. Also, Omaha Burke meets Grand Island at 7:15 in the Class ‘A’ Championship Game. Elsewhere, the Nebraska men’s basketball team takes on Missouri State at the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City, Missouri at 6:00 and the Creighton men play Boise State at the Cayman Islands Classic at George Town at 6:30.
The Northeast Hawks volleyball squad wrapped up their 2018 campaign with a 21-15 record after finishing seventh at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Charleston, West Virginia last Saturday. At the event, they won their opening round match for the first time in their third year of competition at the tournament when they beat North Dakota State College of Science 3-2. The Hawks then lost to Coffeyville of Kansas 3-0, South Mountain of Arizona 3-0, before knocking off Lincoln Land of Illinois 3-1. Northeast will lose five sophomores to graduation in Delaney Belt, Gabby Barbosa, Shelby Paprocki, Savannah Nelson, and Kalli Brester.
The Northeast Hawks men’s basketball team is 4-4 after a road trip to Devil’s Lake, North Dakota. They dropped a 90-69 contest to Lake Region State of North Dakota last Friday and a 66-63 decision to North Dakota State College of Science on Saturday. The Hawks are being outscored on average through eight games 82.9-80.9. The Hawks return to action on Tuesday when they host 2-5 Southeast Community College of Nebraska.
The Stanton volleyball squad finished third in the state in Class ‘C-2’ after a 2-1 performance at the State Tournament in Lincoln a little over a week ago. They beat Battle Creek in three sets in the opening round, lost to eventual champion Blue Hill in five in the semifinals, and then swept Superior in three sets in the third place match. The Lady Mustangs closed the 2018 campaign with a 31-2 mark and will lose six seniors to graduation. However, Jessie Brandl has signed with Wayne State, Bree Burtwistle will attend Midland University, and Liz Christensen will be a Northeast Hawk.
The Norfolk Catholic boys’ basketball team gets their season underway on Thursday, November 29th when they host Omaha Gross as part of the Grand Island Central Catholic Tip-Off Classic. The Knights, who are under new leadership in Kevin Manzer, will then play an opponent to be determined the following Saturday in Grand Island. Manzer, who was an assistant coach at Lincoln Pius X for three years, replaces Shane Anderson. The team returns five players with starting experience from last year’s 9-15 season. Norfolk Catholic’s home schedule includes games with Omaha Gross, Bishop Neumann, Battle Creek, Pierce, Crofton, O’Neill, West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic, and Hartington Cedar Catholic. The Knights will also compete in the Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout in Wayne December 27-29.
The Norfolk High girls’ basketball squad is in preparation for their opener on Thursday, November 29th when they visit Omaha Marian. The team returns only one starter in Gabby Ruth as part of the four returning letter winners from last year’s 14-10 squad. This year will mark the Lady Panthers first year in the Heartland Athletic Conference. They will play in the four-day conference tournament December 27-31. Norfolk’s home schedule includes games with Omaha Westside, North Platte, Kearney, South Sioux City, Lincoln North Star, Lincoln Pius X, Fremont, Papillion La Vista South, Millard South, and Lincoln East. They will also host either Lincoln Southwest or Millard North on December 1st as part of a four-team tournament.
The Lutheran High Northeast girls’ basketball team starts their 2018-19 campaign on Thursday, November 29th when they host Wisner/Pilger as part of the Northeast Nebraska Tip-Off Classic. They will then play at West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic on Saturday in the second day of the tournament. The Lady Eagles return two starters in Chloe Spence & Becca Gebhardt and five other letter winners from last year’s 11-11 team. Two years ago, they were 5-16. Lutheran High Northeast’s home schedule includes games with Wisner/Pilger, Twin River, Pender, Riverside, Howells/Dodge, Hartington Cedar Catholic, Clarkson/Leigh, Humphrey St. Francis, and David City Aquinas. The team will compete in the Shootout on the Elkhorn Tournament in Wisner December 27-29.
Local Schedule: Nebraska vs. Missouri St. at Kansas City, MO (MBB-6:00); Creighton vs. Boise St. at Cayman Islands (MBB-6:30).
Tuesday Morning: The Norfolk Catholic football team battles Centennial at 10:15 in the Class ‘C-2’ State Championship Game. Pregame coverage at 9:30 AM on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
Local Scores: (12) Nebraska 22 Wyoming 12 (WR Dual).
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Memphis 100 Minnesota 87
Final Portland 119 Washington 109
Final Orlando 131 N-Y Knicks 117
Final L.A. Lakers 113 Miami 97
Final San Antonio 104 Golden State 92
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Dallas 6 N-Y Islanders 2
Final Carolina 2 New Jersey 1
Final Chicago 3 Minnesota 1
Final Vegas 6 Edmonton 3
Final OT Colorado 4 Anaheim 3
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Houston 23 Washington 21
Final Baltimore 24 Cincinnati 21
Final Indianapolis 38 Tennessee 10
Final Pittsburgh 20 Jacksonville 16
Final Detroit 20 Carolina 19
Final Dallas 22 Atlanta 19
Final N-Y Giants 38 Tampa Bay 35
Final Oakland 23 Arizona 21
Final Denver 23 L.A. Chargers 22
Final New Orleans 48 Philadelphia 7
Final Chicago 25 Minnesota 20
Kansas City at L.A. Rams 8:15 p.m.
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (10) Kentucky 92 VMI 82
Final (11) Michigan St. 101 Tennessee Tech 33
Final (12) Kansas St. 64 Penn 48
Final (16) Virginia Tech 89 (23) Purdue 83
Final (18) Michigan 66 Providence 47