Local Sports Scoreboard
from Monday, January 15th
Adrian def. Fulda 59-24
--Paige Bullerman led Adrian with 15 points and Lexi Slater had 12 points for the Dragons. McKenzie Evers led Fulda with a game-high 16 points
Minneota def. Pipestone 64-50
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton def. Edgerton 53-34
St. James Area def. Mountain Lake Area 79-75
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton def. Edgerton 83-52
--Trey Gilbertson had 15 points for Edgerton
Luverne def. Minnesota River 2-1
--Kamryn VanBatavia and Reghan Bork each had a goal for Luverne
Marshall def. Windom 5-0
Marshall def. Windom 4-1
--Ethan Becker had Windom’s lone goal
Big Ten Basketball
Miinnesota Golden Gophers def. Penn State 95-84 (OT)
--Nate Mason led the Gophers with 25 points. Dupree McBrayer added 24 points and Jordan Murphy had 22 points and 19 rebounds. The Gophers starters scored all but 6 of their team’s points last night. The Gophers are 14-6 overall and 3-4 in Big Ten play and will be at Maryland on Thursday night
-- MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Right-handed reliever Addison Reed and Minnesota have finalized a $16.75 million, two-year contract, putting another pitcher with closing experience in the back of the Twins' bullpen.
The deal, agreed to over the weekend, was announced Monday. The Twins agreed to a deal with right-hander Fernando Rodney in the offseason.
Reed has 125 saves in seven major league seasons. He started last season with the New York Mets, then was traded to the Boston Red Sox. He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2010 and took over the ninth inning for them two years later.
Reed had a career-best 40 saves in 2013, with 72 strikeouts in 71 1/3 innings and a 3.79 ERA. He was dealt to the Arizona Diamondbacks the following offseason, then to the Mets in 2015. He served as their primary setup man for two years, filling in as the closer when Jeurys Familia was suspended or injured.
-- MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Justin Morneau, the 2006 AL MVP and Minnesota Twins first baseman whose career was derailed by concussion symptoms, is retiring after 1,603 hits and 247 home runs in 14 major league seasons.
The Twins confirmed Morneau's retirement on Monday. They scheduled a news conference with Morneau and team officials for Wednesday.
Morneau didn't play in 2017. He appeared in 58 games for the Chicago White Sox in 2016.
Twins drafted the Canadian in 1999, Morneau became a four-time All-Star. His
MVP-caliber performance in 2010 was halted by a knee to the head he took during
a slide that cost him half of that season. He produced one more strong year,
winning an NL batting title with the Colorado Rockies in 2014.