Sports, December 19th

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

 

The Glenwood Demons split a pair of games with the Roaring Fork Rams last night at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.  The Lady Demons won an overtime thriller 59-47 to close out 2012 with a 6 and 1 record.  Senior Kenzie Nelson Buehler led the winning effort with 18 points.  Sophomore Jordan Decrow sent the game into overtime with a 3-pointer with 9 seconds left in regulation.  Roaring Fork senior forward  Megan Gianinetti led all scorers with 22 points.   In the boy’s contest, the Rams escaped with a 58-51 win.  Trae Moxley led the Rams with 21 points.

 

NBA

The Denver Nuggets won their third straight with last night’s 112-106 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

 

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has been voted Associated Press Coach of the Year. He led the Fighting Irish to a spot in the BCS championship game with wins in all 12 games this season. The top-ranked Irish will face No. 2 Alabama for the title on Jan. 7 in Miami.

NEW YORK (AP) – The Penn State child sex abuse scandal has been chosen the sports story of the year by U.S. editors and news directors in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press. For the first time since the AP began announcing a sports story of the year in 1990, the same issue was selected twice in a row.

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) – There’s good news for fans of the Washington Redskins as quarterback Robert Griffin III took part in his first full practice today since spraining his right knee. Coach Mike Shanahan said doctors will examine Griffin’s knee on Thursday to see if there’s any swelling.

UNDATED (AP) – The Red Sox have signed right-hander Ryan Dempster to a two-year contract. The 35-year old is getting a reported $26.5 million after going 12-8 with a 3.38 ERA this past season.

ATLANTA (AP) – There’s a good matchup in the NBA this evening as the Hawks are hosting the Thunder. Visiting Oklahoma City has won 11 straight and is a league-best 20-4, while the Hawks are 15-7.

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