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Nevada Appeal Staff and AP Reports

After layoff, Bighorns get past 66ers

RENO – Coming off a three-game road trip and an eight-day layoff, the Reno Bighorns returned to the floor Tuesday night with a 98-91 victory over the Tulsa 66ers in the Reno Events Center.

Marcus Landry led six Bighorns in double figures with 19 points on the night, including three 3-point field goals. Patrick Ewing Jr. finished with 17 points, and Aaron Miles recorded 13 in Reno’s second-straight victory.

Jeremy Lin, who was sent to Reno today on an NBA assignment from the Golden State Warriors, recorded 10 points in his NBA D-League debut.

Reno led by four through the first quarter and augmented the lead to 17 at the break, but Tulsa would charge back. The 66ers cut the deficit to single digits late in the final period, but the Bighorns held on and kept their perch atop the Western Conference standings.

Latavious Williams led the 66ers with 17 points on the night, while Ryan Reid chipped-in 14.

The ‘Horns now hit the road to face-off with the Bakersfield Jam on Thursday night in the Jam Events Center. Tip-time is set for 7 p.m.

Dorman aces at Carson Valley

John Dorman of Gardnerville aced the

127-yard par-3 18th at Carson Valley Golf Club on Dec. 23.

Dorman used a 7-iron on his shot, which was witnessed by John Guidicatti and Joe Morrison.

Penn State’s Paterno has no plans to quit

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – A jovial Joe Paterno insists he has no plans to stop coaching after this week’s Outback Bowl.

The 84-year-old Penn State coach said during a news conference Tuesday that he “honest to goodness” has not entertained thoughts of stepping down after 45 seasons leading the Nittany Lions.