Pharos-Tribune

March 10, 2014

Sports briefs for Monday, March 10


Pharos-Tribune

---- — No. 25 DePaul women cruise to victory

CHICAGO (AP) — Megan Rogowski and Megan Podkowa scored 17 points apiece and Logansport High School product Jasmine Penny had 14 points and five rebounds as top-seeded DePaul beat No. 8 seed Georgetown in a Big East tournament quarterfinal matchup on Sunday.

Rogowski made three 3-pointers and Podkowa and Penny both hit 5 of 8 shots for DePaul (25-6).

Georgetown held an early 18-14 lead before DePaul went on an 11-0 run, seven by Podkowa, for a 25-18 lead. DePaul scored the final six points of the half to lead 33-22.

Then Rogowski started and capped a 10-0 run with 3-pointers for a 43-22 advantage and DePaul led by double-digits the entire second half.

Logan Battle paced Georgetown (11-21) with 20 points. Natalie Butler added eight points and 11 rebounds.

Donkey hoops set for Thursday at Caston

FULTON — Caston High School will host a donkey basketball game and a fish/tenderloin fry on Thursday. The supper is from 4:30-7 p.m. with tickets available at the door and the game starts at 7:30. Pre-sale tickets for the game are available in the school’s bookstore for $6. They will be $8 at the door. There will be free donkey rides for kids 12 and under at halftime.

23-year-old Reed takes win at Doral

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Reed felt he belongs among the best in the world. He beat them all Sunday in the Cadillac Championship.

Dressed in a red shirt that he always wears in the final round — with Tiger Woods in the group ahead of him — Reed made back-to-back birdies early on the front nine to build a big lead and showed off a great short game when the pressure was building on the new Blue Monster at Doral.

Equipped with a two-shot lead, the 23-year-old Texan played the final hole conservatively. He two-putted for bogey and closed with an even-par 72 for a one-shot victory over Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson of Wales.

Reed became the youngest winner of a World Golf Championship, his third win in his last 14 tournaments.

Woods, only three shots behind going into the final round in his best chance this year to win a tournament, said his back flared up after an awkward shot out of the bunker on the sixth hole. He failed to make a birdie in the final round for the first time in his PGA Tour career, and his 78 was his worst Sunday score ever.

Reed is expected to go to No. 20 in the world ranking. In his own ranking, he feels he belongs in the top five. He cited an amateur career that includes going 6-0 in matches to lead Augusta State to two NCAA titles, followed by three PGA Tour wins in seven months.

“I don’t see a lot of guys that have done that besides Tiger Woods and the legends of the game,” Reed said. “I believe in myself, especially with how hard I’ve worked. I’m one of the top five players in the world. I feel like I’ve proven myself.”

He joined some exclusive company. Since 1990, only Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia had three PGA Tour wins before turning 24.

Watson, who won at Riviera three weeks ago, went bogey-free over the final 27 holes, a strong performance on the overhauled Trump National Doral. He closed with a 68. Donaldson had a 70.