College Basketball

Peninsula 65, Lower Columbia 62: Nizhoni Wheeler netted 16 points and Emily Packham added 11, but the Red Devils came out on the short end of a nonleague matchup on Tuesday at Truman Myklebust Gymnasium.

“We played well but struggled with our defense late in the game,” LCC coach Lucas Myers said. “We’re still learning how to play together, and we haven’t shot the ball well yet.”

LCC (0-4) battled to a 44-44 draw after three quarters, and was down 61-53 with 2:53 remaining. The Red Devils battled back, but missed a game-tying 3-pointer with a second left.

The Red Devils made 36 percent of their shots (21-58), and outrebounded Peninsula 43-29. Shasta Lofgren added nine points and nine rebounds, Kenya Lorton had nine points, seven rebounds and four assists, and Madison Mosier had seven rebounds and four assists.

LCC was without starter Bobbi Mott, who suffered a knee injury during the Devils’ road trip to Arizona.

The Red Devils host Clark on Nov. 29.

Girls Bowling

W.F. West 1912, Mark Morris 1853: Brooklyn Boudreau rolled 256-468, but the Monarchs fell in a nonleague match at Fairway Lanes on Friday in Centralia.

Madi Flint added 162-301 as MM fell to 1-4.

US falls to Italy in Sarachan’s finale

In his final match as U.S. soccer coach, Dave Sarachan gave Christian Pulisic the captain’s arm band for the first time and sent out the youngest lineup since the American team started keeping records.

Matteo Politano scored his first international goal in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time, and Italy beat the United States 1-0 in an exhibition Tuesday night at Genk, Belgium, as Pulisic became the youngest captain since the American team’s records began in 1990.

Before last week, Pulisic had played just once for the U.S. since the October 2017 defeat at Trinidad and Tobago that ended the Americans’ streak of seven straight World Cup appearances. He missed some games because of minor injuries, others to concentrate on his club career with Borussia Dortmund in Germany.

Nine of the 11 U.S. starters were 23 or younger, and the lineup’s average age of 22 years, 71 days was an American record low, besting the 22-160 against Bolivia on May 28.

The U.S. finished 3-5-3 in 2018, its fewest games in a year since going 1-2 in 1987.

’Bama, Clemson, ND, Michigan top CFP

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan were at the top of the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night, marking the first time in the five-year history of the postseason system that the same teams held the first four spots for three straight weeks.

Unlike last week, there was a little movement in the top 10. Central Florida moved up two spots to No. 9.

The Knights became the first team from outside the Power Five conference to be ranked in the selection committee’s top 10.

Georgia remained No. 5, followed by Oklahoma at sixth. LSU remained seventh, Washington State held at 8 and Ohio State stayed at 10th.

No. 11 was Florida, which could help the Gators secure a New Year’s Six bowl bid. Penn State is 12th.

—TDN and the Associated Press

Calgary out in 2026

Calgary’s bid to hold the 2026 Winter Olympics is over.

The City Council voted to end the bid following last week’s nonbinding vote in which 56 percent of those who went to the polls voted against the games.

Stockholm and a joint Italian bid from Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo are still in the running for 2026.

— The Daily News and Associated Press

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