Feb 12 Sports Briefs


CCDHS seniors to be 

honored at Tuesday’s game

Students in five activities at Custer County District High School will be honored along with their parents at Tuesday’s boys basketball game.

It’s Senior Parents Night and the Cowboys will play Laurel at 6 p.m. at the CCDHS gymnasium. Introductions will be prior to the varsity game. The schedule has the freshman game at 3 p.m., followed at 4:30 p.m. by the junior varsity game.

The 13 seniors include boys basketball players Shawn Beeler and  Gabe Gundlach, and students managers McKaylla Hudson and Carissa Wilcox; girls basketball players Amanda Beard, Bailee Murnion, McKenzie Taylor and Ashley Venable; dance team member Maggie Erlenbusch; cheer team member Elizabeth Gilbert; and pep band members Andrew Laakso, Isabel Losinski and Jackson Reed.

— by Star Staff


Marchi wins PBR Caterpillar Classic; Lockwood out of action

Brazilian Guilherme Marchi won the Professional Bull Riding Caterpillar Classic in Kansas City this past weekend, cashing a $35,000 check and vaulting to seventh place in the world standings. 

Jess Lockwood of Volborg was out of action, and slipped to 19th in the standings, 1,110 points behind leader Dener Barbosa.

— by Star Staff


Montana avoids upset, beats Sacramento State 71-69 in OT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Michael Oguine had 25 points, including a crucial putback dunk in overtime, and Montana avoided an upset on Saturday with a 71-69 win over Sacramento State.

Oguine also made 2 of 4 free throws in the final six seconds to help the Grizzlies (20-5, 13-0 Big Sky) hold on for their 13th straight win.The Hornets (6-19, 3-9) led for the final 15 minutes of regulation, but Montana closed the second half on a 5-0 run to force overtime.

Jamar Akoh added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies and Ahmaad Rorie scored 10. Oguine finished 5 of 11 from 3-point range.


Canda’s 3-pointer lifts
Portland State past MSU

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Bryce Canda hit his fourth 3-pointer of the game with 20 seconds left, giving Portland State an 80-77 victory over Montana State on Saturday.

Ryan Edwards, snagged the rebound and was fouled after Montana State’s Tyler Hall missed a 3-pointer. Edwards missed the front end of a one-and-one but Derek Brown got the offensive rebound before being called for a backcourt violation while dribbling out the clock. After a long video review, the Bobcats got the ball with 1.4 seconds left but Hall’s 3-point try missed.

Canda finished with 18 points, Brandon Hollins had 16 points and 14 rebounds and Edwards, a transfer from Gonzaga who was a high school star in Kalispell, Montana, finished with 10 points and two blocks for the Vikings (15-10, 5-7 Big Sky). Harald Frey led the Bobcats (13-13, 6-7) with 22 points while Keljin Blevins and Devonte Klines added 11 each.


Avalanche dominate third period to sink Sabres 5-4

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tyson Jost and Gabriel Bourque scored rebound goals in the third period, and Colorado held on for the 5-4 win on Sunday.

Colin Wilson had a goal and an assist, and Alexander Kerfoot and Matt Nieto also scored in a game the Avalanche never trailed. Jonathan Bernier stopped 28 shots.

Ryan O’Reilly and Evander Kane scored in the final 7:46 after Buffalo fell behind 5-2. O’Reilly added two assists, Casey Nelson and Benoit Pouliot scored short-handed goals and Robin Lehner stopped 22 shots for Buffalo.

The Sabres played without leading scorer Jack Eichel, who will miss four to six weeks with a sprained right ankle. Eichel was hurt in a 4-2 win at Boston a day earlier.


NBA: Towns powers T’wolves over Kings 111-106

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 29 points, Jeff Teague added 12 points and 10 assists and Minnesota overcame an uncharacteristic sloppy performance at home to beat Sacramento 111-106 on Sunday.

Minnesota had 17 turnovers and allowed Sacramento 22 second-chance points, but prevailed after back-to-back road losses. Jimmy Butler scored 18 points, 15 in the second half, for the Timberwolves in their 13th straight home win. De’Aaron Fox had 23 points for Sacramento.


Mitchell nets 27 points to lead Jazz over Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points and newcomer Jae Crowder had 15 in his Utah debut to help the Jazz win their 10th straight game Sunday 115-96.

Crowder, acquired in a three-team trade from the Cavaliers at the deadline this week, made his first appearance with the Jazz, entering the game with 6:12 left in the first quarter. Crowder’s dad, Corey, played for the Jazz in the 1991-92 season.

Damian Lillard, coming off a 50-point game against Sacramento on Friday night, had 39 points for Portland. The Blazers had won nine in a row at home.


NHL: Crosby scores 400th goal as Penguins beat Blues 4-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored twice, including his 400th career goal, and the Pittsburgh Penguins pulled away from the St. Louis Blues for a 4-1 victory on Sunday.

Bryan Rust snapped a tie with a third-period tally and Riley Sheahan also scored for the Penguins, who have won 12 of 17. Matt Murray made 33 saves.