Chestnut Oaks, Furman advance in tournament

Posted 2/6/18

Chestnut Oaks Middle School and Furman Middle School advanced to the championship game of the Sumter Middle School Conference girls basketball tournament with semifinal home victories on Monday.

Top-seeded Chestnut Oaks defeated No. 4 Bates …

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Chestnut Oaks, Furman advance in tournament

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Chestnut Oaks Middle School and Furman Middle School advanced to the championship game of the Sumter Middle School Conference girls basketball tournament with semifinal home victories on Monday.

Top-seeded Chestnut Oaks defeated No. 4 Bates 37-24. No. 2 Furman knocked off No. 3 Alice Drive 54-34.

Antiyona Roach led CO with 15 points. Quanayzha Pearson had 10 and Avianna Johnson had six.

Chestnut Oaks and Furman will meet in the title game on Saturday at noon at Lakewood High School's The Swamp.

The boys semifinal games will be played today. No. 1 seed Alice Drive will play host to No. 4 and No. 3 Manning Junior High will visit No. 2 Chestnut Oaks.

Lakewood hoops games on radio

Lakewood High School's varsity basketball games at Lugoff-Elgin today will be carried live on Camden radio station WPUB-FM 102.7.

Airtime is 5:45 p.m. with the girls game scheduled to start at 6 followed by the boys contest.

Woodland beats Reavie in playoff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Gary Woodland beat Chez Reavie with a par on the first hole of a playoff in the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Sunday.

Playing three groups ahead of Reavie, Woodland birdied three of the last four holes for a 7-under 64 - the best round of the day - to finish at 18-under 266 at TPC Scottsdale.

Woodland celebrated with wife Gabby and son Jaxson Lynn, who was born a month premature in June. They were expecting twins, but lost one of the fetuses in a miscarriage.

Reavie made a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th to force the PGA Tour's fourth straight playoff and the event's third overtime finish in a row.

In the playoff on 18, Woodland hit short of the green from the left fairway bunker and chipped to 2 feet to set up his third PGA Tour victory and first since 2013.

Super Bowl viewers down

NEW YORK - An estimated 103.4 million people watched the Super Bowl on NBC, a 7 percent drop from last year that indicates that television's biggest event may have peaked in popularity.

The Nielsen company said it's the smallest Super Bowl audience on television since 2009 despite the underdog Philadelphia Eagles beating the New England Patriots in a thrilling game that was close from start to finish.

Last year's Patriots-Falcons game reached 111.3 million viewers. The all-time Super Bowl record - and record for any television event in the United States - was the 114.4 million who watched the Patriots against the Seahawks in 2015.

Rangers sign Colon

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers have signed 44-year-old Bartolo Colon to a minor league contract on Sunday and invited the pitcher to big league spring training.

Colon was a combined 7-14 with a 6.48 ERA in 28 starts for Atlanta and Minnesota last season.

He was released by the Braves on July, then signed with the Twins and went 5-6 with a 5.18 ERA in 15 starts for them.

Colon has 240 career victories in 20 seasons with 10 different teams, including the Montreal Expos.

The portly right-hander has posted 21 career wins against Texas, the most by any pitcher.