---- — Rams tennis wins twice
Mt. Vernon’s boys tennis team scored a pair of recent wins.
The Rams beat Marion 8-1 Thursday.
Aaron Neibert, Nathan Arnold, Aaron Burge, Jared Hatton, Brandon Nabors and Cody Wilson were all winners in singles action.
Neibert and Burge teamed for a doubles win. Arnold and Nabors were also winners in doubles.
Mt. Vernon also beat Salem on Wednesday 4-0.
Neibert and Arnold were winners in singles.
Wilson and Hatton won in doubles. Burge and Nabors were also winners.
Waltonville falls to DuQuoin
DuQuoin beat Waltonville’s baseball team 10-1 Thursday.
Kaleb Miller had an RBI double for the Spartans. Jordan Hale and Justin Winchester both added a hit each.
Waltonville hosts Benton today.
Rams JV baseball tops Marion
Mt. Vernon’s junior varsity baseball team beat Marion 7-2 Thursday.
The Rams improved to 17-4 overall this season.
Allen, Heat up 3-0 after win over Bucks
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ray Allen scored 23 points and broke the NBA career playoff record for 3-pointers, and the Miami Heat used another of their patented runs to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-91 on Thursday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.
The Heat can complete the sweep in Game 4 on Sunday at the Bradley Center. No team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a series in the NBA playoffs.
Allen’s five 3-pointers against the Bucks gave him 322 for his career, two more than Reggie Miller. LeBron James added 22 points for the Heat, and Chris Bosh had 16 points and 14 rebounds. Dwyane Wade scored only four points, but had 11 assists.
Larry Sanders and Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 16 points each.