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March 3, 2014

Sports briefs for Monday, March 3

It’s sectional week for boys basketball

January brought a rash of weather-related postponements and cancellations. February brought a busy schedule full of rescheduled games as the regular season raced to the finish. Now it’s March when means it’s time for the boys basketball state tournament.

Sectionals across the state open Tuesday with championship games on Saturday.

The following is a list of KT-area teams’ first games.

TUESDAY

6 p.m. — Maconaquah (6-12) vs. Twin Lakes (13-7), at Twin Lakes

6 p.m. — Carroll (10-11) vs. Clinton Prairie (7-12), at Tri-Central

7 p.m. — Tipton (11-8) vs. Alexandria (10-11), at Alexandria

7:45 — Tri-Central (9-9) vs. Rossville (13-8), at TC

7:45 — Clinton Central (4-17) vs. S. Vermillion (6-15), at Fountain Central

WEDNESDAY

6 p.m. — Northwestern (9-10) vs. Peru (7-13), at Twin Lakes

6 p.m. — Eastern (3-17) vs. Sheridan (3-17), at Alexandria

6 p.m. — Cass (17-2) vs. Wabash (9-11), at Manchester

7:45 p.m. — Western (13-6) vs. West Lafayette (14-6), at Twin Lakes

FRIDAY

6 p.m. — Kokomo (14-7) vs. winner of Logansport (12-7) vs. Marion (17-4), at Kokomo

6 p.m. — Taylor (6-13) vs. Tipton-Alexandria winner, at Alexandria

Harvick captures win in Phoenix Cup race

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick charged to the front early and dominated the rest of the way Sunday for his second straight Sprint Cup victory at Phoenix International Raceway.

Coming off a disappointing finish at the Daytona 500, Harvick had the fastest car in practice and kept it rolling in the race, leading 224 of 312 laps on the odd-shaped mile oval.

Harvick won the fall race at PIR for Richard Childress Racing after Carl Edwards ran out of fuel at the white flag. Harvick needed no help Sunday, quickly moving to the front after starting 13th and pulling away on a series of late restarts to win in his second race with Stewart-Haas Racing. It was Harvick’s fifth Sprint Cup win at PIR, most on the career list.

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