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Boosters accepting nominations

STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will be accepting nominations for officers election at the next regular meeting on Monday.

The election will take place the first regular meeting after that.

Weir bowlers best Bridgeport

WEIRTON — The Weir High bowling team defeated Bridgeport, 2,451-1,920, on Friday.

Wayne Dapotoczny led the Red Riders with a 490 and a 265 game. Casey Krostcheck (226 game) had a 403 and Elizabeth Doerr (214 game) 381.

LeBron’s 31 put Lakers past Cavs

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James scored 23 of his 31 points in a dominant second half, and Dwight Howard added season highs of 21 points and 15 rebounds in the Los Angeles Lakers’ ninth consecutive victory, 128-99 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.

James added eight assists while passing Isiah Thomas for sole possession of eighth place on the NBA’s career list. The longtime Cavaliers superstar led a decisive run during the third quarter and poured it on in the fourth for the Lakers, who still haven’t lost since Christmas.

Kevin Love had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Cleveland in the third stop of a six-game road stretch. Two days after the Cavs posted a surprising win at powerhouse Denver, they couldn’t keep up with a franchise icon who hasn’t slowed down since he moved to the West Coast.

Returning from a one-game absence with an apparent case of the flu, James improved to 2-0 against the Cavaliers since he departed for the second time in 2018. James had 32 points and 14 rebounds in his return to Cleveland in November 2018, and he was injured last January when the Cavs beat the Lakers at Staples Center.

LSU finishes No. 1 in AP Top 25

NEW ORLEANS — LSU finished No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the third time in school history, with Clemson No. 2 and Ohio State No. 3.

The Tigers (15-0) beat Clemson 42-25 in the national championship game Monday night and then received all 62 first-place votes from the media panel in the season’s final Top 25 presented by Regions Bank.

LSU was No. 1 for the final eight weeks of the season and set a record by beating seven teams ranked in the top-10 at the time of the game. The Tigers also won AP titles in 2007 and 1958.

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