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December 12, 2013
Sports Wrap – December 12, 2013

GHS hoops clinic

Grantsville boys and girls basketball teams will be hosting a clinic starting Monday, Jan. 6 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The clinic will run every Monday for six weeks. The last night of the clinic will be on Feb. 10. The cost will be $35 and this will include a T-shirt. For more information please email Chris Baker at cbaker@tooeleschools.org or Megan Vera at mvera@tooeleschools.org.

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.

Holes in One

Two ladies sank holes in one during October at Stanbury Park Golf Course. Nan Mendenall aced hole No. 13 with a wedge on Oct. 20. Witnesses were Josh and Mike Mendenhall.  Cher Zirker aced the same hole with a 9 iron on Oct. 25. Witnesses were Valerie Green and Nan Mendenhall.

Utah Jazz

Richard Jefferson scored 20 points and the Jazz had five players in double figures to halt a four-game skid, defeating the Sacramento Kings 122-101 Wednesday night for their largest margin of victory this season.

The Jazz (5-20), who had never led by more than 19 points this season, never trailed and were ahead by 24 after three quarters and stretched the lead to 28 in the fourth. They also established a season-high with 35 assists and had a season-low six turnovers against a Kings team playing without the three players it acquired from Toronto in a seven-player trade on Monday. Utah plays at Denver Friday, hosts San Antonio Saturday and plays at Miami on Monday.

College basketball

Utah (8-1) will host BYU (8-3) on Saturday at 9 p.m. on the PAC-12 Network. Both teams played at home on Tuesday with Utah defeating Idaho State 74-66, and BYU hammering Prairie View A &M 100-52. Jordan Loveridge had 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting — which included several key baskets down the stretch — to help Utah hold off Idaho State for a 74-66 victory on Tuesday night. Delon Wright added 15 points and Dakarai Tucker chipped in 12 points for the Utes (8-1) who improved to 17-0 all-time in their home arena versus the Bengals. At BYU, Tyler Haws and Kyle Collinsworth both scored 19 points and Eric Mika added 15 as Brigham Young rolled past Prairie View A&M. Utah State (5-2)  will host Utah Valley University (4-5) on Saturday. Utah Valley defeated Weber State (1-4) on Wednesday night in Orem 62-59.

Honoring Sloan

The Utah Jazz  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.

Utah Grizzlies

The Grizzlies hit the road for six-straight games in which they will travel to Bakersfield for two games this weekend; Anchorage for three Dec.18, 20 and 21 and Colorado on Dec. 27. The Grizzlies are 7-9-2 in the ECHL.

BCS Standings

Florida State (13-0) finished first in the final BCS standings followed by Auburn (12-1), Alabama (11-1), Michigan State (12-1), Stanford (11-2) and Baylor (11-1). Florida State and Auburn will play in the National Championship game on Jan. 6. The Seminoles finished the season with a 45-7 victory over Duke in the ACC Championship game, while Auburn defated Missouri 59-42 in the SEC Championship game. Alabama will play Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, and Michigan State will face Standford in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. Baylor will play UCF in the Fiesta Bowl.

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