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HOUSTON (AP) — Quentin Grimes had 14 points and six rebounds, DeJon Jarreau added 12 points and seven rebounds and No. 25 Houston beat Wichita State 76-43. Marcus Sasser and Caleb Mills each had 11 points, and Nate Hinton had 10 points and nine rebounds for Houston. The Cougars have won seven of eight and took over sole possession of first place in the American Athletic Conference. Dexter Dennis had 10 points and six rebounds, and Tyson Etienne and Jaime Echenique each scored seven points for Wichita State. The Shockers have lost three straight.

UNDATED (AP) — Baylor, Kansas, Gonzaga and San Diego State are the top seeds in the NCAA's preliminary rankings. The Bears are the No. 1 overall seed in rankings released by the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee. The preliminary rankings are based on games through Friday. They are designed to be a sneak peek at the selection process before the official seeds are revealed on Selection Sunday, which is March 15. The Final Four is March 27-29 in Atlanta.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has won the pole for NASCAR's season-opening Daytona 500. Stenhouse turned a fast lap at 194.582 mph to put his new Chevrolet Camaro on the pole for next Sunday's race. Stenhouse is making his debut with JTG-Daugherty Racing after Roush Fenway Racing abruptly fired him late last year. Stenhouse bettered Alex Bowman, who reached 194.363 mph around the 2 1/2-mile superspeedway, to lock down the front row. The starting order for the rest of the 40-car field will be set by a pair of qualifying races Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kemba Walker dropped in 27 points and Jayson Tatum added 26 as the Boston Celtics picked up their seventh straight win, 112-111 at Oklahoma City. Jaylen Brown finished with 17 points for the Celtics, who made 16 3-pointers and improved to 37-15. The Thunder ended a four-game winning streak despite Danilo Gallinari and Gilgeous-Alexander, who scored 24 apiece.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers handed the Cleveland Cavaliers their worst home loss in franchise history, 133-92 as Lou Williams dropped in 25 points and Paul George added 22. Montrezl Harrell delivered 19 points and nine rebounds off the bench for Los Angeles, which played without Kawhi Leonard because of a sore left knee. The Clippers are tied with Denver for second place in the NBA’s Western Conference at 37-16, three games behind the Los Angeles Lakers.

HOUSTON (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Utah Jazz a 114-113 victory over the Houston Rockets. Jordan Clarkson scored 30 points and Donovan Mitchell finished with 24 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Jazz, who won their second straight after a five-game losing streak. Russell Westbrook had 39 points for the Rockets, while backcourt mate James Harden added a triple-double of 28 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Furkan Korkmaz scored 31 points and Joel Embiid added 28 with 12 rebounds in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 118-112 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Korkmaz stayed hot after netting a career-high 34 points in Friday’s 119-107 home win over Memphis. Ben Simmons added 19 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds as Philadelphia improved their league-best home record to 24-2.

Sunday Scores

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final Marquette 76 (19)Butler 57

Final (25)Houston 76 Wichita St. 43

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Boston 112 Oklahoma City 111

Final Philadelphia 118 Chicago 111

Final Memphis 106 Washington 99

Final 2OT Atlanta 140 New York 135

Final Utah 114 Houston 113

Final L.A. Clippers 133 Cleveland 92

Final Portland 115 Miami 109

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Feb 10, 2020 11:39 AM
Galliher perfect game highlights opening-day sweep

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

WICHITA – What could be the only thing to top a run-rule victory in Game 1 of a season-opening doubleheader?

How about a perfect game in Game 2.

Making her Hutchinson Community College pitching debut Sunday, freshman Jordan Galliher twirled a perfect game in a 9-0 five-inning victory over the Allen Red Devils to complete a sweep at Two Rivers Youth Complex.

Freshman Sadie Loney was impressive in her debut, allowing just one run on four hits over four innings to earn her first victory as the Blue Dragons roared out of the 2020 season gate with a 19-1 victory in the first game on Sunday.

The Blue Dragons (2-0) will return to Wichita on Tuesday for a doubleheader against the Friends University Junior Varsity before heading to Fort Worth, Texas and the Cowtown Classic next weekend.

GAME 2 RECAPGalliher retired all 15 batters she faced. She started her career with back-to-back strikeouts in the first inning. Over the next 10 batters, Galliher had three groundouts and only one of three fly-ball outs left the infield. Galliher then struck out the side – Allen's Nos. 4, 5 and 6 hitters – in the fifth inning.

The perfect game wasn't official yet after that fifth inning.

The Dragons led 6-0 in the fifth inning. Freshman Lexi Williams capped a big day with her first career home run to lead off the bottom of the fifth to make it 7-0. Maryssa Rollin reached on an error and was pinch-ran for by Trinity EnsmingerNatalie Bevan then doubled before Ashley Wilson secured Galliher's gem with a three-run home run, her second homer in as many at-bats, to reach the run rule and win 9-0.

Galliher needed only 58 pitches to complete the no-hitter. She had only three two-ball counts and no three-ball counts versus the 15 batters she faced.

The game was scoreless through two innings. Taylor Ullery's sacrifice fly to deep left field scored Izzy McCarty to plate Hutch's first run in the third inning. Hutch broke it open with four runs in the fourth. Wilson hit a two-run home run. Kylee Dunn scored on McCarty's double and Bailey Pennycuff's single drove in McCarty for a 5-0 lead.

Wilson drove in a career-high five runs with her first career multi-home run game. She went 2 for 3. McCarty was the only other Dragon with a multi-hit game, going 2 for 2 with a pair of doubles. Natalie Bevan also doubled as Hutchinson had seven hits in the game against two Red Devil pitchers.

GAME 1 RECAPThe Blue Dragons hammered out 13 hits and took advantage of six Allen errors in Game 1 to give Loney all the run support she needed.

Loney worked the first three innings scoreless. Loney faced a little trouble in the first inning with two runs on and two out, but got a strikeout to end the inning. Loney retired the Red Devils in order in the second and third innings before giving up a leadoff home run to Riley Zook in the fourth.

Loney threw 59 pitches in four innings and allowed four hits and one earned run while striking out five and walking none. Rollin worked the fifth inning and struck out the side to end the game.

By the time Loney gave up that home run, the Blue Dragons had built an 18-0 lead through three innings with three in the first, four in the second and a whopping 11 runs in the third.

Rollin highlighted the first with a two-run home run. Ullery hit a two-run home run to start off the third-inning explosion.

The Blue Dragons had seven extra-base hits and 13 hits overall.

Ullery was one of five Blue Dragons with two hits. She had four RBIs and three runs scored. Rollin was 2 for 2 with three RBIs and two runs. McCarty was 2 for 2 with a double and three RBIs. Williams and Bevan both had two hits.