This week’s playoff schedule
Daingerfield vs Blue Ridge—Friday 7:30 pm at Sulphur Springs on KLAKE 97.7, Paul Pewitt vs Harmony—Friday 7:30 pm at Lobo Stadium on STAR Country 96.9, Honey Grove vs Crawford—Friday 8:00 pm at Forney on MIX 107.7 and Winnsboro vs Madison—Friday 7:30 pm at Greenville.
It’s almost a nightly occurrence now for Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic. Last night against the Golden State Warriors, Doncic took fewer minutes than any player since the ABA-NBA merger to record a 30-point triple-double, besting LeBron’s 28-minute mark. Only playing 26 minutes, Luka finished with 35 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds as the Mavericks beat Golden State by 48 points at 142-94. The sophomore finished the first frame with 22 points, five assists, and five rebounds to become the first player since Allen Iverson to outscore, out-assist, and out-rebound an entire team in the same quarter.
Texas A&M University-Commerce middle blocker Shelley Chapron has been named the Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Year at the annual LSC Banquet held on Wednesday. In all, the Lions brought home five All-Conference awards and two athletes were named to the LSC All-Academic team. In addition to her special award, Chapron was named First Team All-Conference and was also named to the All-Academic Team. Savannah Rutledge, Sydney Andersen, and Celeste Vela were named Second Team All-LSC while Bina Njikam was named All-Conference Honorable Mention. Joining Chapron on the All-Academic Team was Nicki Gonelli.
The Dallas Stars look to continue their point streak tonight as they host the Winnipeg Jets. The Stars are riding a nine-game point streak (8-0-1) and are 11-1-1 in their past 13 games. Jamie Benn had just one goal in the first 20 games. He has scored three in the last two games. Puck drops at 7:30.
Cleveland Browns’ star Myles Garrett used a precedent-based argument on Wednesday during his suspension appeal hearing, citing the NFL’s punishment for a former Houston Texans’ player in 2013. Garrett and the NFLPA contended that the worst punishment any player received for a similar incident was Houston’s Antonio Smith, who was suspended in 2013 for two preseason games and one regular-season game for swinging his helmet at then- Dolphins’ offensive lineman Richie Incognito. The NFL suspended Garrett for the remainder of this season, including any potential postseason games. Meanwhile, QB Mason Rudolph said “I should’ve done a better job handling that situation. “I have no ill will towards Myles Garrett. The one-game suspension for Cleveland Browns’ defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi was upheld by appeals officer James Thrash on Wednesday.
Thrash, however, rescinded Ogunjobi’s fine of $10,527.
The New York Jets’ running back Le’Veon Bell ripped the NFL for its drug-testing policy, implying Wednesday on Twitter that he’s being unfairly targeted. “I done had five ‘random’ HGH blood test in ten weeks,” Bell tweeted, adding that he wants the league to concentrate on finding those who are violating the rules and to stop coming after him “with those dirty needles.”
Meanwhile, it’s Thursday Night Football as the Houston Texans try to rebound as they host the Indianapolis Colts at 7:20 pm on FOX.
In college football tonight on ESPN, it’s NC State at Georgia Tech.