Kirsten Stephens and Natalie Howard each scored 15 points, and Allison Jones added 12 more as the Salem Lady Basketball Tigers advanced to sectionals for the first time since 1987 with a 46-43 win over the Owensville Dutchgirls Friday night. The lead changed hands 10 times in the fourth quarter of the close contest. Salem improved to 22-5 with the win and they will face the Lady Crusaders of Lutheran South Wednesday night at 7:45 at Jefferson College in Hillsboro. You can hear that game on KSMO Radio or online at www.ksmoradio.com.
Aleks Maric posted a game-high 31 points while hauling in a career-high 19 rebounds to lead the Nebraska Cornhuskers to an 82-77 victory over the Missouri Tigers in a Big 12 Conference clash. Stefhon Hannah scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Tigers (19-8, 6-8), and Darryl Butterfield came off the bench to contribute 13 points. Matt Lawrence added 11 points, while Marshall Brown and Keon Lawrence chipped in 10 points apiece in the Missouri loss, which halted a three-game win streak.
On Friday, the St. Louis Blues have agreed to contract extensions with goaltender Manny Legace and defenseman Eric Brewer. Legace has agreed to a two-year deal, while Brewer has come to terms on a four-year extension.
On Sunday morning, the St. Louis Blues traded forward Keith Tkachuk to the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for forward Glen Metropolit and what could amount to four draft picks. Metropolit, 32, has played in 57 games for Atlanta this season, recording 28 points on 12 goals and 16 assists. The picks that St. Louis received in return include Atlanta's first and third round draft choices in 2007, and a second round draft choice in 2008. In addition, if Atlanta re-signs Tkachuk, the Blues will acquire a first-round draft selection in 2008.
Duncan Keith, Adrian Aucoin and Bryan Smolinski each scored first period goals as Chicago smoked the St. Louis Blues, 5-1. Martin Havlat posted a goal and two assists while Lee Stempniak scored the lone-goal for the Blues. St. Louis netminder Curtis Sanford gave up four goals on just 11 shots before being replaced by Jason Bacashihua in the third period. The Blues will face Vancouver Tuesday night at 7:00 on KSMO Radio.
Funeral services for Erma Louease Pewitt of Kalispell, Montana, formerly of Salem, age 77, will be held this morning at the Dent County Memorial Chapel at about 11:00. Visitation will begin at 10:00. Interment will be in the Dry Fork Cemetery at which time graveside services will also be held for L. Maurice Pewitt of Mesa, Arizona, age 77, who passed away in 1998.
Funeral services for Wilma Matlock of St. James, age 82, will be held today at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in St. James. Interment will be in the Dillon Cemetery in Maries County. Memorials may be made to the Dillon Cemetery.
Funeral services for Esther Irene Schafer of Salem, age 86, will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 today. Interment will be in the Green Forest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Green Forest Cemetery.
Funeral services for Veda Lorene Larez of Salem, age 86, will be held Tuesday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from noon until 1:00 on Tuesday. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Veteran’s Home.