Sports Digest: Griffith grad Drew Rogowski helps Saint Xavier reach NAIA semifinals

2009-11-29T00:00:00Z Sports Digest: Griffith grad Drew Rogowski helps Saint Xavier reach NAIA semifinalsBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
November 29, 2009 12:00 am  • 

Pro golf

WOODS 911 TAPES EXPECTED TODAY: Tiger Woods and his wife were not available to speak to state troopers for the second straight day, asking that they return today to try to clear up questions about how he crashed his SUV into a neighbor's tree.

The 911 tapes of the crash could be released as early as today.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the announcement that the world's No. 1 golfer and his wife, Elin, could not speak Saturday to authorities came from his agent. Mark Steinberg of IMG did not immediately respond to a text seeking comment.

Woods smashed his Cadillac near his $2.4 million mansion at 2:25 a.m. Friday and was briefly hospitalized, police said. His lips were cut, and Windermere police chief Daniel Saylor has said Woods' wife used a golf club to smash out a back window and help Woods from the car.

College football

NO. 1 FLORIDA ANNIHILATES FLORIDA STATE: Tim Tebow threw for three TDs, ran for two scores and top-ranked Florida beat rival Florida State 37-10 Saturday for its sixth consecutive victory in the heated rivalry.

The Gators stayed unbeaten heading into next week's Southeastern Conference showdown against No. 2 Alabama, extended the nation's longest winning streak to 22 games and improved to 12-0 for just the second time in school.

NO. 4 TCU WRAPS UP PERFECT SEASON: Andy Dalton matched a career high with four touchdown passes, two to Antoine Hicks in a 12-second span, as fourth-ranked TCU wrapped up its first undefeated regular season in 71 years with a 51-10 victory over New Mexico on Saturday.

That should finally make the Horned Frogs (12-0, 8-0 Mountain West) a BCS buster, though they will have to wait another week to find out for sure whether they will get to go to one of the big-money games. Representatives from the Fiesta, Orange and Sugar bowls attended the game.

SAINT XAVIER ADVANCES TO NAIA SEMIFINALS: Saint Xavier beat Lambuth 52-10 in the NAIA quarterfinals as Anthony Kropp ran and threw for a touchdown. Griffith grad Drew Rogowski had one pass breakup in the win, which advances Saint Xavier (13-0) to the national semifinals, where it will travel to top-seeded Sioux Falls (13-0) on Dec. 5.

College basketball

IU TOPS NORTHWESTERN STATE: Christian Watford and Maurice Creek scored 17 points each Saturday to lead Indiana past Northwestern State 90-72.

Jeremiah Rivers dished out 10 assists, and reserves Derek Elston (12 points) and Devan Dumes (11) also contributed for the Hoosiers (3-3), who never trailed in the contest. Indiana made 34 of 44 free throws, with Watford and Creek each making 7 of 8 from the foul line. Twelve players scored for the Hoosiers.

BALL STATE BEATEN: Senior forward Dominic Calegari scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and UC Davis edged ahead in the final minutes to beat Ball State 60-58 Saturday. Jarrod Jones (Michigan City) had 12 points for the Cardinals (2-2).

In other men's basketball news, Crown Point grad Stephen Albrecht scored eight points as Toledo (2-5) lost 69-59 to Drexel on Saturday.

ND WOMEN WIN PARADISE JAM: Freshman Skylar Diggins scored 16 points and No. 5 Notre Dame used a 20-0 run in the second half to beat No. 20 Oklahoma 81-71 on Saturday and win the Island Division of the Paradise Jam.

Notre Dame (6-0) trailed 51-48 when its defense kicked in, triggering the big run that resulted in a 68-51 lead. Wheeler grad Becca Bruszewski had seven points, including a 3-pointer, and seven rebounds in the win.

College volleyball

VU ENDS REGULAR SEASON WITH LOSS: Angie Porche (T.F. South) closed out her collegiate career with 10 kills and eight digs, but Western Michigan defeated Valparaiso 25-22, 25-19, 25-15 in the Crusaders' regular-season finale. Fellow senior Kim Bukowski added 27 assists for VU (22-11).

Prep football

WEST LAFAYETTE, WARREN CENTRAL WIN STATE TITLES: Daniel Wodicka threw for 158 yards and ran for 115 to help West Lafayette beat Evansville Memorial 24-10 in the Class 3A final Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Wodicka also intercepted a pass, recovered a fumble, caught a pass, returned a punt, then capped it off by winning the Phil Eskew Mental Attitude Award.

Andrew Pekny caught seven passes for 101 yards and Aaron Woodard ran for 70 yards and two touchdowns for the Red Devils (15-0), who won their first title since 1993.

Evansville Memorial's Grant Gribbins, the state's leader in yards passing, was held to 123 yards.

In the Class 5A game, Warren Central (13-2) beat Carmel (13-2) 42-36 in double overtime.

Derek Hart scored the game-winning touchdown on a quarterback sneak in the second overtime.

Boys cross country

OSBORN 23RD AT FOOT LOCKER REGIONAL: Chesterton senior David Osborn placed 23rd overall at Saturday's Midwest Regional of the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships in Kenosha, Wis. Osborn finished in 16:13, and he was the fourth-highest finisher from Indiana.

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