Short-handed Young squad prevails past Orr

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Short-handed Young squad prevails past Orr

Friday, Jan. 21, 2011
10:35 PM

By Scott Phillips
YourSeason.com

Its not often that Young finds itself on a three-game losing streak. After dropping two Red-West contests and a game to an out-of-state opponent, the No. 9 Dolphins found themselves depleted and desperate going into Thursdays conference matchup with Orr.

Despite missing starters Luke Hager and Jermaine Morgan to injury, Youngs defense stepped up on its way to a 49-39 win over Orr at Young. Young (11-6, 5-2) held the No. 25 Spartans to 29 percent (14 of 48) shooting while also keeping close tabs on Orr star and Illinois-commit Mycheal Henry.

Thanks to in large part to the play of senior Sam Thompson, Henry had a rough night, finishing with 13 points on 5 of 17 shooting. Besides a quick six-point burst early in the fourth quarter, Henry was kept in check as Thompson defended him most of the time while waves of long and athletic help defenders threw themselves at Henry.

We just tried to deny him the ball and when he got the ball we wanted to put him in a tough position to score, said Thompson, who scored a game-high 17 points. I have to give our team a lot of credit for their help defense.

Thompsons defensive efforts were important, but his leadership steadied a Dolphin team battling injuries and foul trouble. The Ohio State commit took it upon himself to finish the game for Young, scoring six consecutive fourth quarter points, including an emphatic dunk in traffic to give Young a commanding 42-33 lead with three minutes remaining.

The mindset was to win, Thompson said. Once we got to the second half, (Orr) had some smaller players defending me and I just tried to be aggressive and attack the basket.

Tommy Hamilton Jr. added a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds for Young while junior Curtis Jones led Orr with 14 points.

Marian Hossa scores game winner as Blackhawks beat Bruins

Marian Hossa scores game winner as Blackhawks beat Bruins

BOSTON (AP) — Marian Hossa scored with 1:26 left to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 1-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night.

Scott Darling stopped 30 shots for his second shutout of the season.

Tuukka Rask made 21 saves for Boston, which has lost three straight games and four of its last five.

It was a rematch of the 2013 Stanley Cup finals, when Chicago scored twice in the final 76 seconds of the third period in Game 6 to overcome a one-goal deficit and claim the NHL title.

This time, the game was scoreless before the Blackhawks made their final charge. The puck made its way to Tanner Kero on Rask’s left; he slid it across the crease for Hossa, who put it in the net.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls sign Chris Bosh next year?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls sign Chris Bosh next year?

David Kaplan hosts this episode of SportsTalk Live and is joined by Chris Rongey (670 The Score), Seth Gruen (Bleacher Report) and Chris Emma (670 The Score).

They debate whether or not the Bulls should make a run at signing Chris Bosh this coming off-season.

They also ask "O Captain, Where Art Thou?" and wonder what is behind Toews's dip in production this season. Finally, they discuss who is the best QB playing this weekend in the AFC and NFC Championship games.

Listen to the episode at this link or below in the embedded player: