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Morning Sports Report - January 28, 2014

The Lady Bears take care of Illinois State. And Crane girls extend their winning streak.

NORMAL, Ill--The Missouri State Lady Bears will open a four game homestand at JQH Arena starting Friday night against Evansville.

In our Bear Nation report, the Lady Bears had some road business to take care of first.

That is trying to snap a two game losing streak at Illinois State. 

Good start for the Lady Bears, Bry Snow spins into the lane for the hoop 6-2 Missouri State.

Then the Lady Bears Lexi Hughes with the three from the corner, it's 13-12 Missouri State.

Hughes with the nice pass here to Bry Snow for the hoop and the foul, a three point play the hard way, 24-19 Lady Bears.

Right before the half, freshman Katie Palmer stops and pops for the Lady Bears 30-23.

Missouri State led by seven at halftime.

Illinois State roared out of the lockerroom, Octavia Crump into the paint and the scoop shot, it's a three point deficit.

But Missouri State answers, Tyonna Snow picks the pocket here and gets the transition hoop, it's 43-36 Lady Bears.

Then Hannah Wilkerson with a deep, deep three and Missouri State holds onto win 75-72.

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PIERCE CITY, Mo--Girls high school basketball Monday night, the 16-1 Crane Pirates taking on Pierce City.

Crane's only loss of the season to Nixa.

And the Pirates get on the board, Emma Lander with the hoop it's a two point game.

But Pierce City giving Crane a run for their money, Christine Stellwagen with the steal to Christine Younker for the hoop, 8-4 Eagles.

Then down the floor to Stellwagen, only a freshman and she gets the hoop and the foul, it's 14-6 Pierce City.

Crane would start to rally, Justeen Mahan to Karen Belin for the basket, 19-14.

And Crane comes from behind to win 77-58.        

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Ten Kansas City Chiefs took part in Sunday's NFL Pro Bowl game.  But they were not on the same team.

This year's all-star game had Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders pick teams like a school yard game.
Alex Smith was on Jerry Rice's team and led it to victory.

Smith hits the Cowboys Demarco Murray with this touchdown pass that made it 21-20, a two point conversion gives Team Rice a 22-21 win.
This new format featured teammate against teammate.

In the first quarter, the Chiefs' Derrick Johnson popped Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
Remember Charles suffered a concussion late in the season.

Both are okay....and Charles says he's not mad at Johnson for the hard hit.
Johnson said during the game that it's the only way to play.

"Everybody knows Jamaal Charles.  If you stay back and wait for him, he'll make you look bad.  So I gave him a little curley pie.  In this game you have to measure the tempo.  And the Sanders team was going at it.  We have to come at them."
Reporter:  "What do you think of the new format?
"I like it.  I think I was picked too late in the draft."

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