It wasn’t the way a coach would draw it up, in fact most coaches would cringe at the though of making 2-of-10 free throws down the stretch and making zero field goals over the final 8:28 of a game. But that’s exactly what MU did last night in a 63-61 win over 12th-ranked Gonzaga at Mizzou Arena Thursday. Kevin Young’s bucket with 8:28 to go in the game gave Missouri a 61-51 lead, but that proved to be their final field goal of the contest. Missouri hit two free throws for their only points the rest of the way. Missouri had to hold off a final charge when Adam Morrison grabbed a missed free throw from Kalen Grimes with 7.6 seconds to go. Ronny Touriaf took a shot with three seconds to go which missed and Morrison got the rebound at the top of the key and heaved a three-pointer which didn’t go in. Touriaf averages 19 points per game, but was held to just six points on 2-of-15 shooting. Jason Conley led Mizzou with 16 points and 13 rebounds in front of 14,675 fans—it was the biggest crowd ever at the Mizzou Arena.
Archives for December 2004
If Roberto Alomar is going to be a St. Louis Cardinal, it probably won’t be until next week. The newspaper Newsday reported yesterday that the two sides had agreed to a one-year deal. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said in today’s edition that there is no signed deal and that Alomar will be in next week to take a physical. Last year Alomar’s season was hampered with a broken hand. He’s a 12-time All-Star and a 10-time Gold Glove winner.
The SMS Bears opened up their Missouri Valley Conference schedule with a 62-61 loss to Illinois St. in Normal, Illinois Thursday night. SMS trailed 34-27 after the first half, but battled back in the second. They tied the game at 36-36 early on in the second half, but the Cardinals responded with two straight baskets, regained the lead and never relinquished it again. SMS has followed up a six-game winning streak by losing the last two contests and have fallen to 6-3 overall and 0-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference.
A new regional airline will start operating from Lambert-St. Louis Airport next summer. GoJet will be a regional feeder for United Airlines, which is in bankruptcy. A bankruptcy court has to approve the deal. GoJet has been organized by the parent company of Trans-States Airlines, which is a feeder for American. It will use 70-seat jets. Trans-States Holdings says it’s starting the ne airline so it can fly larger regional jets than it is allowed to fly under its contract with American. That limit is part of the pilots union agreement with American.
A family court commissioner has orderd two girls, 13 and 14-years-old, to stay in custody under second degree murder and robbery charges in St. Louis. The girls are charged with beating a 62-year-old woman to death at her home. Police say they’d gone there to rob her. A second 14-year-old girl also is charged with the murder. Her detention hearing is set for Monday. Hearings to determine if the three girls will face charges as adults will be held in about a month.
He was called “the chief,” or simply, “Mack.” In his day he was one of the country’s top war correspondents. In time he presided over his publishing world, never an empire, from a building he called The Temple of Truth. He once said, “The great art of running a newspaper is the art of guessing where hell is liable to break loose next.”
The countdown is on to the start of the New Year … and a good many Missourians will say goodbye to 2004 and welcome 2005 by attending parties and knocking back a few drinks. The State Highway Patrol says partying and drinking are fine, as long as the drinkers don’t decide to drive. The Patrol’s Captain Chris Ricks says drinking and driving can lead to tragedy, and the public can help by to prevent a tragedy. Star-55 can be called from any cell phone from just about all corners of the State. Calling Star-55 will put you in touch with the State Highway Patrol.
The State Attorney General’s Office has released its list of consumer complaints. And, for the second year in a row, unauthorized charges to phone bills and switching long-distance prividers without the consumer’s consent topped the list. In all, Attorney Jay Nixon’s office received an estimated 88,000 consumer complaint calls, letters, and e-mails in 2004. The slamming and cramming complaints totaled 1,898. Following that were complaints regarding home repair and remodeling, travel scams and time shares, unsolicited faxes, financing, auto repair, credit, auto sales, debt collectors, and finally -sweepstakes and lotteries.
If New York’s Newsday is accurate, the Cardinals have a second baseman. The newspaper says the team has come to terms on a one-year deal with former All-Star Roberto Alomar. Alomar played just 56 with the Diamondbacks and White Sox in 2004 because of a broken hand. Alomar, who has 18 years of experience, represented the American League in 12-straight All Star Games. The Cardinals have been looking for a second baseman since Tony Womack departed for the Yankees.
It’s one and done for Kurt Warner in New York. The former Rams’ quarterback and two-time MVP says he doesn’t want to be a back up and will leave the Giants after this season. Warner began the season as the Giants starter and led them to a 5-2 start, but he was replaced by Eli Manning after the Giants lost back-to-back games to the Bears and Cardinals. In those two games Warner was a combined 37-66 for 385 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. New York has lost five in a row.