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Monday’s High School Football Playoff Scores

AAA Central Region
Semifinal
Division 5
Dinwiddie 38, Douglas Freeman 7
Hanover 24, Monacan 14 Division 6
Meadowbrook 27, Lloyd Bird 14
Varina 21, Hermitage 20, OT
Milner’s free throw lifts Virginia over Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Virginia coach Debbie Ryan doesn’t have many fond memories of Thompson-Boling Arena.
That all changed Monday night when Monica Wright scored 35 points and Britnee Milner made a free throw with 6.4 seconds left to help No. 16 Virginia upset No. 5 Tennessee 83-82.
Trailing 80-75 with 1:44 left, Virginia (2-0) rallied. Wright made a 3-pointer and Whitny Edwards converted a steal to tie the game at 80.
Alex Fuller gave Tennessee an 82-80 lead with a pair of free throws with 49 seconds left before Wright tied it with a jumper.
Shekinna Stricklen had a chance to give the Lady Vols the lead, but she missed a jumper with 9 seconds left and then fouled Miller, who made one of two free throws for the win.

Pujols powers way to 2nd NL MVP award

NEW YORK (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols won his second NL MVP award, powering past Philadelphia star Ryan Howard by a comfortable margin Monday.
Pujols hit .357 with 37 home runs and 116 RBIs while playing with a sore right elbow. He was rewarded despite the Cardinals’ fourth-place finish in the NL Central.

Dawson’s 56-yard FG lifts Browns past Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — All it took was a nod from Phil Dawson, and the Cleveland Browns put their recent turmoil in the rearview mirror.
Dawson kicked a career-long 56-yard field goal with 1:39 remaining Monday night, and the Browns escaped Ralph Wilson Stadium with a 29-27 victory over reeling Buffalo when Bills kicker Rian Lindell missed a 47-yard field goal in the final minute.

National Football League
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF PA
N.Y. Jets 7 3 0 .700 289 221
Miami 6 4 0 .600 209 197
New England 6 4 0 .600 219 194
Buffalo 5 5 0 .500 219 218
South
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Tennessee 10 0 0 1.000 244 131
Indianapolis 6 4 0 .600 224 224
Jacksonville 4 6 0 .400 212 210
Houston 3 7 0 .300 236 287
North
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Pittsburgh 7 3 0 .700 209 150
Baltimore 6 4 0 .600 222 180
Cleveland 4 6 0 .400 201 221
Cincinnati 1 8 1 .150 138 249
West
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Denver 6 4 0 .600 248 271
San Diego 4 6 0 .400 254 229
Oakland 2 8 0 .200 128 235
Kansas City 1 9 0 .100 165 273
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF PA
N.Y. Giants 9 1 0 .900 292 170
Washington 6 4 0 .600 181 182
Dallas 6 4 0 .600 230 229
Philadelphia 5 4 1 .550 264 193
South
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Carolina 8 2 0 .800 222 155
Tampa Bay 7 3 0 .700 219 160
Atlanta 6 4 0 .600 231 198
New Orleans 5 5 0 .500 266 249
North
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Green Bay 5 5 0 .500 274 209
Chicago 5 5 0 .500 240 231
Minnesota 5 5 0 .500 223 234
Detroit 0 10 0 .000 173 308
West
W L T Pct PF PA
Arizona 7 3 0 .700 289 228
San Francisco 3 7 0 .300 230 275
Seattle 2 8 0 .200 190 257
St. Louis 2 8 0 .200 144 317
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Thursday, Nov. 20
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 8:15 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 23
N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Chicago at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
New England at Miami, 1 p.m.
San Francisco at Dallas, 1 p.m.
Buffalo at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
Houston at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Philadelphia at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Minnesota at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Oakland at Denver, 4:05 p.m.
Carolina at Atlanta, 4:15 p.m.
Washington at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Arizona, 4:15 p.m.
Indianapolis at San Diego, 8:15 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 24
Green Bay at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.

ACC honors 3 men’s basketball players

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference has handed out its first weekly men’s basketball honors.
The ACC announced Monday that Duke’s Kyle Singler and Clemson’s Trevor Booker are its co-players of the week and Virginia’s Sylven Landesberg is the top rookie.
Singler averaged nearly 20 points and eight rebounds in leading the No. 10 Blue Devils to three wins. His season-high 21 points helped Duke rally from a 12-point deficit and seal an 82-79 victory over Rhode Island.
Booker had double-doubles in two of three victories at the Charleston Classic. He was named tournament MVP after averaging 13 points, 13.7 rebounds and three blocked shots.
Landesberg had 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in a victory over VMI.

Freshman Monroe leads Georgetown in opener

By The Associated Press
Greg Monroe lived up to the billing.
The 6-foot-11 freshman had 14 points and seven rebounds to lead No. 22 Georgetown to a 71-62 victory over Jacksonville on Monday night.
Monroe also anchored Georgetown’s typically tough defense, getting credit for three blocks and forcing opponents to alter several shots.
In other games involving ranked teams on Monday, it was: No. 2 Connecticut 99, Hartford 56; No. 6 Pittsburgh 82, Miami (Ohio) 53; No. 11 Purdue 87, Eastern Michigan 58; No. 12 Oklahoma 94, Mississippi Valley State 53; No. 13 Memphis 80, Massachusetts 58; No. 15 Marquette 106, Chicago State 87; No. 21 Davidson 99, James Madison 64; and No. 23 Villanova 107, Fordham 68.

The AP College Football Top 25 Poll

By The Associated Press
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Alabama (42) 11-0 1,601 1
2. Texas Tech (21) 10-0 1,574 2
3. Florida (2) 9-1 1,476 3
4. Texas 10-1 1,437 4
5. Oklahoma 9-1 1,369 5
6. Southern Cal 9-1 1,310 6
7. Penn St. 10-1 1,178 7
8. Utah 11-0 1,158 8
9. Boise St. 10-0 1,098 9
10. Ohio St. 9-2 1,017 10
11. Oklahoma St. 9-2 987 11
12. Missouri 9-2 913 12
13. Georgia 9-2 864 13
14. Ball St. 10-0 714 14
15. TCU 9-2 659 15
16. BYU 10-1 656 16
17. Michigan St. 9-2 612 18
18. LSU 7-3 526 19
19. Cincinnati 8-2 413 22
20. Pittsburgh 7-2 406 21
21. Oregon St. 7-3 389 23
22. Maryland 7-3 161 —
23. Miami 7-3 139 —
24. Oregon 8-3 126 —
25. North Carolina 7-3 115 17
Others receiving votes: Boston College 79, Northwestern 44, Georgia Tech 34, Cent. Michigan 13, W. Michigan 12, Florida St. 11, Iowa 8, West Virginia 6, South Carolina 5, Mississippi 4, Air Force 3, Nebraska 3, California 2, Connecticut 2, Virginia Tech 1.

Scholastic Sports Schedule for Nov. 18 – 21 

Tuesday, Nov. 18 
JV and Varsity Girls Basketball Scrimmage
@ home vs. Lord Botetourt
5:30 – 8 PM
PCHS Gym 

PMS Boys and Girls Basketball
@ Andrew Lewis
5 – 8 PM
Andrew Lewis Middle School 

PMS Wrestling
@ home vs. Andrew Lewis
5 PM
PMS Gym 

DMS Boys and Girls Basketball
@ home vs. Carroll County
4:30 – 7:30 PM
DMS Gym 

Wednesday, Nov. 19 
DMS Boys and Girls Basketball
@ Narrows
4:30 – 7 PM
Place: TBD 

Thursday, Nov. 20 
JV and Varsity Boys Basketball Scrimmage
@ home vs. Liberty (Bedford)
6 – 8:30 PM
PCHS Gym 

DMS Wrestling
@ Christiansburg
4:30 – 6 PM
Christiansburg Middle  

DMS Girls Basketball
@ home vs. Christiansburg
6 – 7:30 PM
DMS Gym  

Friday, Nov. 21
JV and Varsity Girls Basketball Scrimmage
@ Auburn
5 – 7 PM
Auburn High Gym

Varsity football playoff game vs. Salem
@ Kenneth J. Dobson Stadium
7:30 PM

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Sports Briefs

Monday’s High School Football Playoff Scores

AAA Central Region
Semifinal
Division 5
Dinwiddie 38, Douglas Freeman 7
Hanover 24, Monacan 14 Division 6
Meadowbrook 27, Lloyd Bird 14
Varina 21, Hermitage 20, OT
Milner’s free throw lifts Virginia over Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Virginia coach Debbie Ryan doesn’t have many fond memories of Thompson-Boling Arena.
That all changed Monday night when Monica Wright scored 35 points and Britnee Milner made a free throw with 6.4 seconds left to help No. 16 Virginia upset No. 5 Tennessee 83-82.
Trailing 80-75 with 1:44 left, Virginia (2-0) rallied. Wright made a 3-pointer and Whitny Edwards converted a steal to tie the game at 80.
Alex Fuller gave Tennessee an 82-80 lead with a pair of free throws with 49 seconds left before Wright tied it with a jumper.
Shekinna Stricklen had a chance to give the Lady Vols the lead, but she missed a jumper with 9 seconds left and then fouled Miller, who made one of two free throws for the win.

Pujols powers way to 2nd NL MVP award

NEW YORK (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols won his second NL MVP award, powering past Philadelphia star Ryan Howard by a comfortable margin Monday.
Pujols hit .357 with 37 home runs and 116 RBIs while playing with a sore right elbow. He was rewarded despite the Cardinals’ fourth-place finish in the NL Central.

Dawson’s 56-yard FG lifts Browns past Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — All it took was a nod from Phil Dawson, and the Cleveland Browns put their recent turmoil in the rearview mirror.
Dawson kicked a career-long 56-yard field goal with 1:39 remaining Monday night, and the Browns escaped Ralph Wilson Stadium with a 29-27 victory over reeling Buffalo when Bills kicker Rian Lindell missed a 47-yard field goal in the final minute.

National Football League
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF PA
N.Y. Jets 7 3 0 .700 289 221
Miami 6 4 0 .600 209 197
New England 6 4 0 .600 219 194
Buffalo 5 5 0 .500 219 218
South
W L T Pct PF PA
Tennessee 10 0 0 1.000 244 131
Indianapolis 6 4 0 .600 224 224
Jacksonville 4 6 0 .400 212 210
Houston 3 7 0 .300 236 287
North
W L T Pct PF PA
Pittsburgh 7 3 0 .700 209 150
Baltimore 6 4 0 .600 222 180
Cleveland 4 6 0 .400 201 221
Cincinnati 1 8 1 .150 138 249
West
W L T Pct PF PA
Denver 6 4 0 .600 248 271
San Diego 4 6 0 .400 254 229
Oakland 2 8 0 .200 128 235
Kansas City 1 9 0 .100 165 273
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF PA
N.Y. Giants 9 1 0 .900 292 170
Washington 6 4 0 .600 181 182
Dallas 6 4 0 .600 230 229
Philadelphia 5 4 1 .550 264 193
South
W L T Pct PF PA
Carolina 8 2 0 .800 222 155
Tampa Bay 7 3 0 .700 219 160
Atlanta 6 4 0 .600 231 198
New Orleans 5 5 0 .500 266 249
North
W L T Pct PF PA
Green Bay 5 5 0 .500 274 209
Chicago 5 5 0 .500 240 231
Minnesota 5 5 0 .500 223 234
Detroit 0 10 0 .000 173 308
West
W L T Pct PF PA
Arizona 7 3 0 .700 289 228
San Francisco 3 7 0 .300 230 275
Seattle 2 8 0 .200 190 257
St. Louis 2 8 0 .200 144 317
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Thursday, Nov. 20
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 8:15 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 23
N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Chicago at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
New England at Miami, 1 p.m.
San Francisco at Dallas, 1 p.m.
Buffalo at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
Houston at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Philadelphia at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Minnesota at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Oakland at Denver, 4:05 p.m.
Carolina at Atlanta, 4:15 p.m.
Washington at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Arizona, 4:15 p.m.
Indianapolis at San Diego, 8:15 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 24
Green Bay at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.

ACC honors 3 men’s basketball players

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference has handed out its first weekly men’s basketball honors.
The ACC announced Monday that Duke’s Kyle Singler and Clemson’s Trevor Booker are its co-players of the week and Virginia’s Sylven Landesberg is the top rookie.
Singler averaged nearly 20 points and eight rebounds in leading the No. 10 Blue Devils to three wins. His season-high 21 points helped Duke rally from a 12-point deficit and seal an 82-79 victory over Rhode Island.
Booker had double-doubles in two of three victories at the Charleston Classic. He was named tournament MVP after averaging 13 points, 13.7 rebounds and three blocked shots.
Landesberg had 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in a victory over VMI.

Freshman Monroe leads Georgetown in opener

By The Associated Press
Greg Monroe lived up to the billing.
The 6-foot-11 freshman had 14 points and seven rebounds to lead No. 22 Georgetown to a 71-62 victory over Jacksonville on Monday night.
Monroe also anchored Georgetown’s typically tough defense, getting credit for three blocks and forcing opponents to alter several shots.
In other games involving ranked teams on Monday, it was: No. 2 Connecticut 99, Hartford 56; No. 6 Pittsburgh 82, Miami (Ohio) 53; No. 11 Purdue 87, Eastern Michigan 58; No. 12 Oklahoma 94, Mississippi Valley State 53; No. 13 Memphis 80, Massachusetts 58; No. 15 Marquette 106, Chicago State 87; No. 21 Davidson 99, James Madison 64; and No. 23 Villanova 107, Fordham 68.

The AP College Football Top 25 Poll

By The Associated Press
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Alabama (42) 11-0 1,601 1
2. Texas Tech (21) 10-0 1,574 2
3. Florida (2) 9-1 1,476 3
4. Texas 10-1 1,437 4
5. Oklahoma 9-1 1,369 5
6. Southern Cal 9-1 1,310 6
7. Penn St. 10-1 1,178 7
8. Utah 11-0 1,158 8
9. Boise St. 10-0 1,098 9
10. Ohio St. 9-2 1,017 10
11. Oklahoma St. 9-2 987 11
12. Missouri 9-2 913 12
13. Georgia 9-2 864 13
14. Ball St. 10-0 714 14
15. TCU 9-2 659 15
16. BYU 10-1 656 16
17. Michigan St. 9-2 612 18
18. LSU 7-3 526 19
19. Cincinnati 8-2 413 22
20. Pittsburgh 7-2 406 21
21. Oregon St. 7-3 389 23
22. Maryland 7-3 161 —
23. Miami 7-3 139 —
24. Oregon 8-3 126 —
25. North Carolina 7-3 115 17
Others receiving votes: Boston College 79, Northwestern 44, Georgia Tech 34, Cent. Michigan 13, W. Michigan 12, Florida St. 11, Iowa 8, West Virginia 6, South Carolina 5, Mississippi 4, Air Force 3, Nebraska 3, California 2, Connecticut 2, Virginia Tech 1.

Scholastic Sports Schedule for Nov. 18 – 21 

Tuesday, Nov. 18 
JV and Varsity Girls Basketball Scrimmage
@ home vs. Lord Botetourt
5:30 – 8 PM
PCHS Gym 

PMS Boys and Girls Basketball
@ Andrew Lewis
5 – 8 PM
Andrew Lewis Middle School 

PMS Wrestling
@ home vs. Andrew Lewis
5 PM
PMS Gym 

DMS Boys and Girls Basketball
@ home vs. Carroll County
4:30 – 7:30 PM
DMS Gym 

Wednesday, Nov. 19 
DMS Boys and Girls Basketball
@ Narrows
4:30 – 7 PM
Place: TBD 

Thursday, Nov. 20 
JV and Varsity Boys Basketball Scrimmage
@ home vs. Liberty (Bedford)
6 – 8:30 PM
PCHS Gym 

DMS Wrestling
@ Christiansburg
4:30 – 6 PM
Christiansburg Middle  

DMS Girls Basketball
@ home vs. Christiansburg
6 – 7:30 PM
DMS Gym  

Friday, Nov. 21
JV and Varsity Girls Basketball Scrimmage
@ Auburn
5 – 7 PM
Auburn High Gym

Varsity football playoff game vs. Salem
@ Kenneth J. Dobson Stadium
7:30 PM

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