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Local Sports Update For Monday Feb. 11

On Friday night the North Lamar Panthers fell to Pleasant Grove 47-45. North Lamar had a 42-29 lead in the fourth qtr, but the Hawks ended the game on an 18-3 run. North Lamar is now tied with Pleasant Grove with a 4-3 record.

Chisum fell to Winnsboro by ten. Despite Carson Ruthart scoring 29. The Mustangs Cut it from 13 in fourth to 3 but that’s as close as they got.

And Prairiland defeated Chapel Hill 78-58. Prairiland finished the game with ten three-pointers made.

Tonight, the playoffs get started for the girls. Chisum will take on New Boston at Rivercrest at 6:30 pm. Paris High will play Gilmer in Mt Vernon at 6:00 pm.

Tomorrow night, the North Lamar Pantherettes will play Bullard at 6:00 pm at Quinlan Ford. That game can be heard on Mix 107.7 as the Quality Care ER game of the week.

Friday Boys Basketball
Prairiland 78 Chapel Hill 58
Commerce 73 Mt Vernon 54

Friday Girls Basketball
Tatum 53 Daingerfield 45 (seeding game)
Monday Girls Playoff Basketball
Daingerfield vs White Oak at Spring Hill
Chapel Hill vs Paul Pewitt at Ore City—6pm (STAR 96.9)
Tuesday Girls Playoff Basketball
Mt Vernon vs Atlanta at MV—6pm (KLAKE 97.7)

The Dallas Mavericks had one of the most improbable comebacks yesterday as they defeated Portland 102-101. Dallas trailed 96-81 before ending the game on a 21-5 run. Luka Doncic scored 13 of his 28 in the final quarter while Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 24 for Dallas.

William Byron put Hendrick Motorsports in a familiar position: on the pole for the Daytona 500. His bigger goal is to make the starting spot pay dividends for the NASCAR powerhouse. The 21-year-old Byron and 25-year-old teammate Alex Bowman locked in the front row for “The Great American Race” during qualifying laps Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. They comprise the youngest front row in Daytona 500 history.

Five days after crashing in super-G — a fall that knocked the wind out of her and left her with a black eye and a bruised rib — and three months after tearing a ligament in her left knee, Lindsey Vonn won the bronze medal in the world championship downhill Sunday in the final race of her career. Vonn had been planning on retiring in December, but she recently moved up her retirement plans because of persistent pain in both of her surgically repaired knees.

The sexual assault allegation made recently against a former Duke men’s basketball player is being investigated, the university announced Saturday. In a series of statements released Friday through her attorney, Meredith Watson said a former Duke basketball player raped her in 1999. Watson also has said that Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her on Duke’s campus in Durham, North Carolina, when they were both students in 2000. The identity of the men’s basketball player facing the allegation is not known.

Mired in a two-month tailspin, the Anaheim Ducks fired coach Randy Carlyle. Bob Murray, the team’s general manager, will serve as interim coach for the remainder of the season. Carlyle, 62, was in his second stint with the Ducks and is the winningest coach in team history. He led them to a Stanley Cup in 2006-07, his second season with the team.