Feb 13, 2020 1:14 PM

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Posted Feb 13, 2020 1:14 PM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Devon Dotson scored 15 points and No. 3 Kansas finished the game with a 9-0 run to beat No. 14 West Virginia 58-49. The Jayhawks won for the ninth straight time and remain a game behind first-place Baylor in the Big 12. Isaiah Moss had seven of his 13 points after halftime for Kansas. West Virginia fell flat after leading by as many as nine points in each half and lost at home for the first time this season. Oscar Tshiebwe led the Mountaineers with 14 points and nine rebounds, but he had just two points after halftime.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kristian Doolittle scored 20 points to help Oklahoma defeat Iowa State 90-61. Brady Manek scored 18 points and Alondes Williams added 14 for the Sooners, who outscored the Cyclones 50-25 in the second half. Oklahoma followed up Saturday's victory over No. 13 West Virginia by avenging its loss at Iowa State a month earlier and falling a point short of its season'-high point total. Iowa State announced this week that guard Tyrese Haliburton will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his left wrist. The Cyclones shot just 34.5% in the second half.

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Salvador Pérez caught a bullpen session from prospect Brady Singer in the Kansas City Royals' first spring training workout. Pérez hurt his a ligament in his right elbow during drills in spring training last year, and Los Angeles Dodgers team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed Tommy John surgery on the six-time All-Star on March 6. Pérez is hitting and throwing to bases. Pérez said it was difficult to watch last year and not play as the Royals skidded to their second straight 100-loss season.

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Brad Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract. The deal for the 30-year-old infielder includes $500,000 in available performance bonuses for plate appearances. He hit .260 with 13 homers and 25 RBIs last year for Cleveland and Philadelphia. Miller has a .241 average with 88 homers and 293 RBIs in seven major league seasons that included time with Seattle, Tampa Bay and Milwaukee.

National Headlines

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Cameron Maybin is back with the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers and the 32-year-old outfielder agreed Wednesday on a $1.5 million, one-year contract. Maybin began his career with Detroit in 2007 before he was traded to the Marlins in the deal that sent Miguel Cabrera to the Tigers. Maybin returned to Detroit in a trade and played for the Tigers in 2016. He spent last season with the New York Yankees, hitting .285 with 11 home runs and 32 RBIs in 82 games. His deal with the Tigers includes performance bonuses. To make room on the 40-man roster, Detroit put right-hander Michael Fulmer on the 60-day injured list.

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Right-hander Taijuan Walker returned to the Seattle Mariners, agreeing to a $2 million, one-year contract that includes $500,000 each in performance and roster bonuses. The 27-year-old was selected by Seattle with the 43rd overall pick in the 2010 amateur draft and went 22-22 with a 4.18 ERA for the Mariners from 2013-16. He was traded to Arizona in November 2016 and went 9-9 with a 3.46 ERA for the Diamondbacks from 2017-19. Walker had Tommy John surgery in April 2018. He returned to the major leagues on the final day of last season and became a free agent in December when Arizona declined to offer him a contract.

UNDATED (AP) — News outlets in New Orleans are set to argue that they should have access to a hearing on the confidentiality of emails between Catholic officials and an NFL franchise. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate and three TV stations will ask a judge today to let them cover a hearing on whether emails between the Archdiocese of New Orleans and New Orleans Saints executives should be released. Lawyers for victims of clergy sex abuse have told The Associated Press that the emails show how Saints executives helped the archdiocese with public relations damage control arising from the clergy abuse scandal.

DENVER (AP) — LeBron James' 12th triple-double of the season and Anthony Davis' hot hand led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 120-116 overtime win at Denver. The Lakers snapped the Nuggets' four-game winning streak and take a four-game lead in the Western Conference over second-place Denver into the All-Star break. Jamal Murray scored 32 points for Denver but Nikola Jokic was in foul trouble late in the game and had some big turnovers and missed shots down the stretch. The Nuggets had their four-game winning streak snapped.

Wednesday Scores

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (3)Kansas 58 (14)West Virginia 49

Final Georgia Tech 64 (5)Louisville 58

Final (23)Creighton 87 (10)Seton Hall 82

Final OT (11)Auburn 95 Alabama 91

Final (15)Villanova 72 (18)Marquette 71

Final (19)Butler 66 Xavier 61

Final (20)Houston 62 South Florida 58

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Feb 13, 2020 1:14 PM
Galliher named NJCAA National Pitcher of the week

STEVE CARPENTER - Hutchinson CC Sports Information

Jordan Galliher's first collegiate pitching appearance continues to gain notoriety.  

Galliher, a Hutchinson Community College freshman pitcher, made her first appearance in a Blue Dragon uniform. All Galliher did was twirl a five-inning perfect game in a 9-0 run-rule victory over the Allen Red Devils at TRYC in Wichita.

Galliher was named the Jayhawk Conference Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday and Wednesday the Hutchinson Trinity Catholic product added the NJCAA National Division I Pitcher of the Week to that list of honors.

Galliher tossed Blue Dragon Softball's first perfect game since March 23, 2016 when Holly Kelley performed the feat against Hesston College. The perfect game was the third in Blue Dragon head coach Jaime Rose's tenure.

The Blue Dragon freshman face 15 Allen hitters and retired all 15 Allen hitters. She had seven strikeouts, four ground-ball out and four flyball outs, only one left the infield. That flyball out was a tremendous catch in the cap by left fielder Taylor Ullery.

One oddity to Galliher's perfect game … she didn't have any three-ball counts and only two two-ball counts, but she threw first-pitch strikes to only four of 15 hitters.

Galliher is the first Blue Dragon player to receive NJCAA National honors since Kelley in 2016