Digest for 12-22-12


LOCAL

Sheridan boys dodge White Hall

SHERIDAN — White Hall’s late comeback came up just short, as Sheridan held on for a 55-52 boys basketball victory Friday night.

Sheridan led by 10 points with 1:45 left, but White Hall (2-5) cut the margin down to three. The visiting Bulldogs made two or three steals in the final 30 seconds but were unable to score of the turnovers.

The Bulldogs could not get a three-point attempt off before the final buzzer.

White Hall’s D.J. Freeman scored a game-high 18 points. He was followed by Quinton Winston with 11.

Sheridan was led by Jessie Feathers’ 13 points and Dylan Morris’ 11.

STATE

UA women prevail on Collen’s birthday

FAYETTEVILLE — Dominique Robinson, Jhasmin Bowen and Dominique Wilson had season-best nights leading the Arkansas women’s basketball team to an 80-41 win over Northwestern State on Friday, giving coach Tom Collen a birthday victory.

Bowen scored 17 points in 24 minutes to lead the Razorbacks (11-1) while Robinson added 15 points going 5-for-5 from the floor including 2-for-2 from three-point range.

The duo led four players in double figures with senior Sarah Watkins adding 14 and Wilson a career-best 12 points for the Razorbacks.

Northwestern State dropped to 4-5.

NATIONAL

Bills reach stadium deal to stay in Buffalo

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills have agreed with New York state and Erie County to stay at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, for 10 years, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

The 39-year-old stadium will undergo a $130 million renovation, with the National Football League team picking up $35 million, Cuomo said at a press briefing. The two government levels will share the rest, with the state paying $54 million and the county $41 million, according to an e-mailed statement.

The Bills, without a winning season since 2004, would have to pay $400 million if they break the lease, with an exception in the seventh year, when it drops to a $29 million penalty, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said. The deal also has state and local government and the Bills exploring the possibility of a new stadium, Cuomo said.