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Hoffman, Stone score twice each; Senators beat Blues 6-4

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Hoffman and Mark Stone each scored twice to lead the Ottawa Senators over the St. Louis Blues 6-4 on Tuesday night.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Bobby Ryan also scored for the Senators, who won their fourth straight at Scottrade Center for the first time in team history. Mike Condon made 19 saves.

Paul Stastny, Kevin Shattenkirk, Alexander Steen and Patrik Berglund scored for the Blues, who had their two-game winning streak snapped. Carter Hutton made 18 saves.

Stone’s third goal in four games at the 2:35 mark of the third period was the winner. Exactly a minute after Steen tied it, Stone stole Jaden Schwartz’s pass to score his 14th goal of the season, giving the Senators a 4-3 lead.


Morris with career-highs, leads Wichita St. over Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Shaquille Morris matched a career-high with 17 points and grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds, and Wichita State beat Evansville 82-65 on Tuesday night.

Wichita State (16-4, 6-1 Missouri Valley) bounced back from a 76-62 loss to conference-leader Illinois State on Saturday that snapped a six-game winning streak. Evansville (10-10, 1-6) has lost six of seven.

The Purple Aces led 46-42 with 13 minutes left. Conner Frankamp then made consecutive 3-pointers, sparking a 29-11 run and the Shockers led 71-57 with about four minutes left. Frankamp added another 3 and finished with nine points, and Morris had six points, including a dunk, during the stretch.

Frankamp was 4 of 4 from long range and had 14 points. Landry Shamet and Darral Willis Jr. added 11 points apiece for the Shockers, who shot 51 percent from the field.

Jaylon Brown scored 28 points and made four 3-pointers to lead Evansville. Ryan Taylor added 17 points.


St. Bonaventure starts fast, blows past Saint Louis 71-52

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Mobley nailed 6 of 13 from long range to total 23 points as St. Bonaventure ran away from Saint Louis 71-52 on Tuesday night.

The Bonnies started fast, leading by 30 in the first half, and kept charging to a 46-15 halftime advantage. They were up 55-34 midway through the second half and coasted to their second straight Atlantic 10 Conference victory.

Jaylen Adams, who missed the previous two games with an ankle injury, had 13 points and tied the school record with 14 assists. David Andoh added 10 points for St. Bonaventure (12-6, 4-2). Idris Taqqee chipped in nine points with two blocks and two steals.

The Bonnies were 23 of 51 (45 percent) from the field while limiting Saint Louis to 18-of-44 (41 percent) shooting.

Davell Roby was 6 of 7 from the field for 17 points and Elliott Welmer scored 11 for the Billikens (5-13, 1-5).


Police seek teen, mom in killing of Missouri State player

Police are looking for a teen suspect and his mother in the fatal shooting of a Missouri State University football player who witnesses say tried to stop a fight involving his sister and others in Las Vegas over the weekend.

Authorities have not named the 17-year-old sought in the Saturday evening killing of 18-year-old Richard J. Nelson or the suspect’s mother.

She is believed to have driven her son from the scene before police arrived.

Witnesses told police Nelson pulled a person away from his sister before he was shot.

The Clark County coroner says Nelson died of multiple gunshots.

Police homicide Lt. Dan McGrath said Tuesday that detectives are looking for the boy and his mother.

Nelson was a redshirt freshman last season at Missouri State.


Torn ACL ends season for Creighton star Maurice Watson Jr.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton point guard and national assists leader Maurice Watson Jr. will miss the rest of the season because of a major knee injury.

Watson tweeted on Tuesday that an MRI revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Coach Greg McDermott tweeted he was “devastated” for Watson.

Watson was injured in the seventh-ranked Bluejays’ 72-67 win at Xavier. He banged his knee in a collision midway through the first half, hobbled off the court and put ice on the knee. He returned a few minutes later.

Watson went out for good after driving for a layup, getting fouled and landing hard. He immediately grabbed his knee and stayed on his back until medical staff arrived.