The Salem Tigers climbed one step closer to clinching that SCA Basketball Championship outright last night as they beat the Ava Bears, 61-40. Ava kept the game close until Salem pulled away with 24 fourth quarter points. Salem was led in scoring by C.J. Smith with 21 points followed by Taylor Sirois with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Salem is now 14-9 on the year and 6-0 in the SCA with their final regular season game Friday night against Houston. It will be Senior Night and five seniors will be honored along with their parents before the game. You can hear the contest on KSMO Radio and online at www.ksmoradio.com.
The Missouri Tigers will host the Baylor Bears tonight in another Big 12 matchup. Missouri is 14-9 on the year and 3-7 in the Big 12. You an hear the game on KSMO radio tonight starting at 5:30 with the pre-game show.
Joe Thornton and Jonathan Cheechoo each had a goal and three assists and the San Jose Sharks held on to beat the St. Louis Blues, 6-5, at Scottrade Center. Mike Grier and Patrick Marleau each added a goal and an assist for the Sharks, who have won three of their last four games. Bill Guerin had his seventh career hat trick and added an assist and Keith Tkachuk and Christian Backman each had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who have dropped three of their last four games. Manny Legace started in net, but was pulled after giving up four goals on 18 shots. Curtis Sanford finished the game between the pipes and stopped six of the eight shots he faced.
Boston 3, Edmonton 0
Carolina 2, Los Angeles 1
NY Islanders 3, Toronto 2 (SO)
Tampa Bay 5, Phoenix 3
Florida 1, Montreal 0
Colorado 2, Anaheim 0
Calgary 4, Atlanta 1
San Antonio 107, New Jersey 82
Miami 104, Portland 85
Memphis 108, New Orleans/Ok City 104
Toronto 112, Chicago 111
Houston 109, Sacramento 104 (OT)
New York 107, LA Lakers 106
Dallas 99, Milwaukee 93
Funeral services for Wilda Freitag of St. James, age 81, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Chapel in St. James. Interment will be in the Ozark Memorial Garden in Rolla.
Funeral services for Maxine J. Schafer of Hillsboro, age 80, will be held Thursday morning at 10:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be today from 4:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Jadwin Cemetery.
Funeral Service for Stanford W. Sheets of Salem, age 91, will be held Saturday, February 17th at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Funeral services for Erma Pewitt of Kalispell, Montana, formerly of Salem, age 77, will be held Tuesday, February 20th, at the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem. Interment will be in the Dry Fork Cemetery where graveside services for her husband, L. Maurice Pewitt of Mesa Arizona, formerly of Salem, age 74, will be held.