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Morning Sports – 2/4/13

The Baltimore Ravens outlasted the San Francisco 49ers last night to win Super Bowl 47. The Ravens controlled the first half, leading 21-6 at the break on three touchdown passes from Joe Flacco. The Ravens came storming out of the gate in the second half on a Jacoby Jones 108-yard kick-off return for a touchdown, but after a bizarre power outage, the 49ers would comeback behind 17 unanswered points. In the fourth, the 49ers would score on a Colin Kaepernick 15-yard touchdown run, but a two-point conversion would fail leaving a two-point deficit for San Francisco. After a Baltimore field goal, San Francisco would drive down the field, but fail to score on fourth and goal and ultimately fall to the Ravens. The win gives Baltimore their second Super Bowl.

The OHSAA released seedings for the girls basketball playoffs yesterday. In division II, Athens was placed as a #3 seed and will face #6 Sheridan in the first-round on February 14th at Meigs HS at 8. In Division 3, Nelsonville-York is a #5 seed and will take on 12th seeded Alexander at Jackson HS on February 11th at 8:30. In Division 4, Federal Hocking is a #9 seed and will take on #8 Southern on February 11th at 5 pm at Meigs HS and finally, Trimble claimed the 10th seed and will play Symmes Valley on February 11th at 8:30 at Meigs.

The Ohio Lady Bobcats fell yesterday to Kent State, 57-55. The Bobcats controlled the first half, leading by nine at the half. The Cats would extend the lead out to 16 points with 14 minutes left in the game. However, the Golden Flashes would go on a 31-13 run to finish the ball game and take the win. Ohio led by four with under a minute left in the game, but Kent State would score six points in the final 25 seconds to finish the comeback. The Lady Cats were led by Kiyanna Black with 14 points on the afternoon. Ohio will now host Northern Illinois on Wednesday evening at 7.

Over the weekend, the Cincinnati Reds made a pair of signings in pitcher Manny Parra and catcher Miguel Olivo. The left-handed Parra was signed for a one-year deal and Todd Redmond was designated for assignment to make room for the hurler. Parra was 2-3 with a 5.06 ERA last year for Milwaukee. Olivo was signed to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league camp. The 34-year old catcher hit .222 with 12 homers and 29 RBIs for Seattle last year. Reds pitchers and catchers report to camp on February 12th.

In NBA action last night, Miami handled Toronto, 100-85. The LA Lakers edged Detroit, 98-97 and Boston snuck past the LA Clippers, 106-104.

In NHL play yesterday, New Jersey blanked the New York Islanders, 3-0. Florida edged Buffalo, 4-3. Montreal clipped Ottawa, 2-1 and Pittsburgh bested Washington, 6-3.

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This article was posted on Sunday, 3 February 2013 at 11:22 PM.
Last edited/updated on February 3, 2013 at 11:22 PM.
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