Digest for 12-02-12


LOCAL

Boll Weevils drop to

0-2 in conference

ALVA, Okla. — Northwestern Oklahoma State went on a 20-2 scoring run late in the second half and sent Arkansas-Monticello to 0-2 in Great American Conference men’s basketball with a 68-54 victory Saturday.

The Boll Weevils took their first lead in the second half and were ahead 39-37 with 10:29 left before the Rangers went on their big run.

Kori Forge scored 17 points to lead UAM (3-3, 0-2 GAC), A.J. Calhoun contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds and Dayton Mickens had 12 points and four rebounds. Jonathan Freemeyer led NWOSU with 22 points.

Cotton Blossoms

blown out on road

ALVA, Okla. — Northwestern Oklahoma State won its first-ever meeting with Arkansas-Monticello in women’s basketball Saturday, 63-46.

UAM held Northwestern (3-4, 2-0 GAC) to three field goals in the game’s first 14 minutes but gave up an 18-3 run that relinquished a nine-point lead. The Rangers never trailed since.

Raija McWright and Jordan Goforth each scored 11 points for the Cotton Blossoms (2-4, 0-2). Their leading scorer for the season, Donlicia James, was held to no points and no shot attempts in her 18 minutes of action.

NATIONAL

Chiefs’ Belcher kills self

after slaying girlfriend

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed himself in front of general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel Saturday at the team’s Arrowhead Stadium after shooting his girlfriend to death, Kansas City police said.

Belcher shot his girlfriend, whose name was not immediately released, and then went to the NFL team’s practice facility. He was talking with team officials when police arrived, and shot himself in the head.

“As officers pulled up and they began to park, that’s when they heard the gunshot,” Snapp told reporters during a news conference in the parking lot at Arrowhead Stadium.

The 6-foot-2, 228-pound Belcher was in his fourth season with the Chiefs, who signed him as a rookie free agent from the University of Maine in 2009.

Kentucky’s 55-game home win streak ends

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Pierre Jackson scored 17 points in leading Baylor to a 64-55 victory over eighth-ranked Kentucky on Saturday, ending the Wildcats’ 55-game home winning streak.

The game featured two former Arkansas high school stars going against each other. Little Rock Hall product A.J. Walton had 11 points and seven rebounds for Baylor (5-2), while recent Sylvan Hills graduate Archie Goodwin scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds for Kentucky (4-3).

Galaxy win fourth

MLS Cup, tie record

CARSON, Calif. — The LA Galaxy joined D.C. United as the only Major League Soccer clubs to win four league championships by beating the Houston Dynamo 3-1 in Saturday’s MLS Cup.

LA midfielder David Beckham ended his MLS career with a second Cup victory.

— Staff and wire reports