Sports, March 21st

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCORES

COAL RIDGE—-15  (Christian Corona hit for the cycle)

ASPEN—-7

 

BASALT—19

GRAND VALLEY—–6

 

SOCCER

COAL RIDGE—2

BASALT——–1

 

GRAND JUNCTION CENTRAL—2

GRAND VALLEY——————-1  OVERTIME

 

SWIMMING

Glenwood competes at the Montrose Invitational Friday and Saturday.

TRACK AND FIELD

Glenwood, Rifle, Grand Valley athletes compete Friday and Saturday at the annual Mickey Dunn Invitational at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.

 

NHL

The Avs host the Boston Bruins tonight at 7 at the Pepsi Center.

NBA

The Denver Nuggets take on the Mavericks tonight in Dallas.

 

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….

 

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71. Jakob Gollon added 20 points for the 14th-seeded Bears (27-8).
The Atlantic Sun champions – the same league that produced 2013 tournament darling Florida Gulf Coast – shot 56 percent. The Bears were simply too much for a Duke team with stars Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood.
Mercer scored 11 straight points during the late 20-5 run that clinched the biggest victory in school history. It’s the second one-and-done in three years for the third-seeded Blue Devils.

UNDATED (AP) – In case you missed it, there were a few surprises in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament yesterday. For example, a pair of 12th-seeds, Harvard and North Dakota State, won, as did 11th-seed Dayton which beat No. 6 Ohio State.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Oklahoma City is just a 1  1/2 games back of the Spurs in the NBA’s Western Conference. Behind Kevin Durant’s 35 points, the Thunder held off Cleveland last night 102-95. Durant has scored 25 or more points in 33-straight games and tops the league in scoring.

SAN JOSES, Calif. (AP) – San Jose has taken over first place in the NHL’s Pacific Division. The Sharks beat Anaheim last night 3-2 to take a two point lead over the Ducks. Brent Burns scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:59 to give San Jose the win.

SAUCIER, Miss. (AP) – The opening round of a Champions Tour event in Mississippi is being played today. Last week’s winner, in Newport Beach, Calif., was Fred Couples while the winner of this event a year ago was Michael Allen, who edged Bernhard Langer by a stroke.

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) – Baseball kicks off the new season tomorrow with a game in Sydney, Australia between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks. The game is being played at a converted cricket ground and starts at 4 a.m. Eastern time Saturday morning. Reigning Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw is facing Arizona’s Wade Miley on the mound.

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