Trailing by one point with 1:32 left, the Sioux Falls Skyforce (10-1) ended the game with a 116-112 victory over the Maine Celtics (4-5) on Friday night in Portland. They won by a 10-5 run. exposition.
After Justin Champagnie gave Sioux Falls a 108-107 lead, Alondes Williams hit a 3-pointer, Champagnie found space for a slam, and Malik Williams, who finished with 29 points, made two free throws. In addition, the score was 114-109. 20 seconds left.
DJ Steward led Maine with 27 points. JD Davison added 20 points.
ECHL: Reading Royals scored three consecutive goals to break a 1-1 tie and then won 5-2 against the Maine Mariners, scoring 3,841 points at Cross Insurance Arena.
Tag Bertuzzi broke the tie with four minutes left in the first half, and Joe Nardi scored the second goal and Devon Pagliani the third to give Reading a 4-1 lead. Matt Brown added a late goal for the Royals.
Gabriel Chicoine scored twice for the Mariners, who had 19 shots on target. Reading was 21.
NHL: The Washington Capitals have signed forward Aliaksei Protas to a five-year extension worth $16.875 million, a long-term deal for a young player the organization believes is on an upward trajectory.
When his new contract begins next season, Protas will count $3.375 million annually against the salary cap through 2028-29.
PGA: After two rounds at the American Express in La Quinta, Calif., Sam Burns shot a career-low 61 to take a one-shot lead over Michael Kim and a two-shot lead over amateur Nick Dunlap.
LPGA: Lydia Ko, a 19-time winner and two-time major champion who is just 26 years old, shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 in the season opener in Orlando to tie for the 36-hole lead with Japan's Ayaka Furue. Florida.
Mr. Burke dies: Jack Burke Jr., the oldest living Masters champion, has died in Houston at the age of 100. He won the Masters and PGA Championship in 1956 and the U.S. Open in 1955. Burke has 16 total wins on the PGA Tour.
basketball: A federal judge in Springfield, Illinois, has reinstated Illinois basketball star Terrence Shannon Jr., who has been suspended by the team since being charged with rape in Kansas.
U.S. District Judge Colleen Lawless found that the university violated Shannon's civil rights.
football: Five-star freshman quarterback Julian Sane from the University of Alabama has entered the transfer portal, becoming the latest addition to the program's search after Karen DeBoer was hired as coach to replace the departed Nick Saban.
African Cup: Defending champion Senegal defeated Cameroon 3-1 in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, securing their place in the finals with Sadio Mane's second-half goal.
With consecutive wins, Senegal has risen to the top of Group C, ensuring a top two spot.
Asia Cup: Iraq defeated Japan 2-1 in Doha, Qatar, with Aymen Hussein scoring both goals, clinching a place in the finals and forcing Asia's top-ranked Japanese team into the group stage exit for the first time since 1988.
US women: In addition to the United States, Brazil, Canada, and Japan will also participate in the 9th SheBelieves Cup tournament, which will be held in April.
World Cup: France's Cyprien Sarrazin capped off a breakthrough season in speed racing by winning the first of two downhill races this weekend in Kitzbühel, Austria.
In the overcast race, Sarrazin struggled through the technical corners of the 3.3km long course, chasing the then leader Florian Schieder (Italy) by up to 0.27 seconds, and recorded the fastest time in the final section, gaining a gap of 0.05 seconds. won.
– Staff and news agency reports
Friday's High School Boys Roundup: Deering withstands Gorham's come-from-behind comeback victory, 62-61