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Madonna’s comeback falls short

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WEIRTON — The Linsly Cadets were cruising along with a comfortable 13-point lead and only six minutes left in the game Thursday night, but Madonna had other ideas as they staged a furious comeback going down the stretch and sent the game into overtime. The Dube Dome crowd was on its feet ...

Harrison Central races past Buckeye Local

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CADIZ — Harrison Central wants to play fast, and Buckeye Local doesn’t. So, when the Huskies were playing at warp speed Thursday evening, it spelled early distaster for the Panthers. Harrison Central — on the strength of a 39-point outburst in the first quarter — was never ...

Indian Creek takes it to young Oak Glen

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WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek girls basketball team was given the day off Tuesday, and the Redskins took full advantage of it as they came out re-energized Wednesday night against Oak Glen. The Redskins got off to a fast start and never looked back en route to a 65-29 victory at home to ...

Madonna unable to catch up with Clarksburg ND

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WEIRTON — Clarksburg Notre Dame raced out to an early lead and was never headed as it got a revenge win over Madonna Wednesday night, 51-28, on the JoAnna Bernabei-McNamee Court inside the Bill Barrett Gymnasium. For the third straight game, the Blue Dons hurt themselves with unforced ...

Brooke girls have no answer for Wheeling Park

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WELLSBURG — In back-to-back nights, Wheeling Park stood toe-to-toe with top-ranked teams in the state. After holding Class AA’s fifth-ranked Sissonville to a season-low 32 points on Tuesday, the Patriots went on the road and dominated Class AAA’s ninth-ranked Brooke in a 72-39 victory ...

No. 15 WVU falls hard

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AMES, Iowa — West Virginia’s losing skid keeps getting bigger, and coach Bob Huggins isn’t quite sure what to do about it. Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, Lindell Wigginton added 22 and Iowa State, on the strength of 62 percent shooting, rolled past 15th-ranked West Virginia 93-77 on ...

Pitt loses 10th straight

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes showed they can win without star guard Bruce Brown Jr. — at least against woeful Pittsburgh. And if they have Lonnie Walker IV. The freshman guard scored 16 points Wednesday, and Miami regrouped after blowing a 13-point second-half lead to ...

Cavs hold off Heat

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CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 24 points, Jae Crowder made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:21 left and the Cleveland Cavaliers began a long stretch without injured All-Star Kevin Love by holding off the Miami Heat 91-89 on Wednesday night. The Cavs rebounded from a troubling loss at ...