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December 10, 2013
Sports Wrap – December 10, 2013

Stansbury girls

Timpview jumped out to a 30-10 first-half lead Thursday night in Provo and cruised to a 59-24 victory over the Lady Stallions. Shyan Adams and Bailey Wilson were bright spots for Stansbury offensively. Adams shot 68 percent from the field and scored 10 points. Wilson shot 56 percent and scored 10 points . Stansbury hosted Amercan Leadership Tuesday night and will play in the Bear River Classic Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Raquetball tourney

The 2014 TEAD racquetball tournament is scheduled to begin in mid-January. Categories will be men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles. Deadline to sign up and register is Jan. 8. Call the TEAD FMWR Physical Fitness Center at 435-833-2159 to register.

Utah State football

Utah State (8-5, 7-1) will face Northern Illinois University in the ninth-annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., it was announced Sunday. The bowl game, which will be televised live on ESPN, will be the second-ever meeting between the two teams.  Northern Illinois (12-1, 8-0 MAC) won the West Division of the Mid-American Conference before losing to Bowling Green, 47-27, in its championship game this year. The Huskies, who won their first 12 games of the season, were ranked as high as 14th in the nation in the Bowl Championship Series standings before their loss last weekend. In a season defined by overcoming long odds, Utah State came up just short in the conference championship game. “The thing that I’m proud of is they continue to move this program little by little, step by step,” said coach Matt Wells. “They earned the right to be in this game.” Few expected the Aggies to make it this far after they started the season 3-4 and lost star quarterback Chuckie Keeton and four other offensive starters to season-ending injuries. But with a dominating defense that held Derek Carr and the high-powered Fresno State offense in check, Utah State won the Mountain Division by winning the final five regular-season games and nearly overcame a 24-7 fourth-quarter deficit in the championship game.

BYU football

The BYU Cougars will meet the Washington Huskies in the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl game, it was announced Sunday by Bowl Executive Director and co-founder Gary Cavalli.The two teams, both sporting 8-4 season records, will square off on Friday, Dec. 27 at AT&T Park in downtown San Francisco. The game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff and will be shown to a national audience by ESPN. This year’s kickoff marks a return to prime time for the first time since Nevada played Boston College in the 2010 postseason. “This year’s matchup will be one of the very best in the history of our game,” Cavalli said. “We have two 8-4 teams, two nationally known programs, both with explosive offenses and big name players.”

Honoring Sloan

The Utah Jazz announced Monday that the team will honor legendary former head coach Jerry Sloan in a special halftime ceremony when the Jazz host the Golden State Warriors on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in a game that will be nationally televised by ESPN. A 2009 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Sloan spent 23 seasons as the head coach of the Jazz (1988-2011), finishing his career with the third most wins in NBA history (1,221-803), sixth best winning percentage (.603) all-time (min. 500 wins), two NBA Finals appearances (1997 and 1998) and seven division titles. He also guided the Jazz to 16 consecutive winning seasons and 13 50-win seasons. Sloan’s teams made 20 trips to the NBA Playoffs (19 with Utah: 1989-2003, ‘07-10) and his 98 playoff wins are the sixth most in NBA history. His span at the helm of the Jazz remains the longest tenure of any coach in NBA history.

Real Salt Lake

It took 120 minutes of 1-1 soccer and 10 rounds of penalty kicks, but when RSL’s Lovel Palmer hit the crossbar with his penalty in the 10th round of a shootout, it had finally ended. Sporting Kansas City defeated Real Salt Lake in sub-freezing temperatures Saturday in Kansas City by 7-6. Alvaro Saborio put RSL in front 1-0 in the 52nd minute. Aurelien Collin equalized in the 76th minute.

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz (4-19) lost 105-94 at home to Portland on Monday night. Utah plays at Sacramento (6-13) on Wednesday.

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