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HITTING THE volleyball

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HITTING THE volleyball is Ponca City’s Anna Siemers (14) during a match Thursday night against Piedmont at Robson Field House. The Lady Cats and Piedmont played five sets with Piedmont winning the final one 15-13. It was Senior Night and five players and two managers were recognized.

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Clippers rout Nuggets

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled past the Denver  Nuggets 120-97 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

Paul George scored 19 points and Marcus Morris added 18 for the Clippers.

Los Angeles shot 57% from the field in an effort that convinced coach Doc Rivers that his team has adjusted and is in the proper frame of mind.