Sports briefs for Friday, June 1

Berries overcome elements, Zebras

The No. 16-ranked Logansport boys golf team battled both the Rochester Zebras and the remnants of Tropical Rainstorm Alberto for a sectional tuneup at Dykeman Park Golf Course on Wednesday.

The Berries came away with the win, shooting a 326 to Rochester’s 358.

Logan’s Johnathan Easter tied for medalist with a 9-over 79. He was followed closely behind by Parker Wilburn (82), Garrick Robbins (82) and Trevor Vietti (83).

“We knew that there was a chance for rain, and that it would be a factor,” Logan coach Pete Lundy said. “For the most part we managed to keep dry until about the last 3-5 holes. It really started coming down and at that point being so close to finishing the coaches decided to let them finish.

“It will be one of those rounds 20 years from now that you may not remember what you shot, but you will remember playing in torrential rain. I think the guys that kept a positive perspective were able to finish well and have fun. We know there are fine-tuning tweaks to make before Friday but I like our guys playing loose. They know what’s at stake and they have been battle-tested the last two years coming up just short. I keep reminding our guys that since 2013 we have come in second by a combined eight strokes, winning once in 2014. Anything can happen. We will see come Friday, but I like our chances.”

The Berries host a sectional today at Dykeman. They are scheduled to tee off with Twin Lakes and Winamac beginning at 11:36 a.m.

Warriors top Cavs 124-114 in OT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors pulled out a 124-114 overtime victory over Cleveland in Game 1 of the NBA Finals after a bizarre ending to regulation.

The game went to OT after Cleveland’s J.R. Smith failed to take the go-ahead shot after a missed free throw, apparently believing the Cavaliers led by one when it was tied.

The Warriors took advantage of their second chance, opening OT with a 9-0 run to blow it open.

LeBron James’ highest-scoring postseason game was wasted, as he finished with 51 points.

3 share US Open lead

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The sun shone brightly at rain-soaked Shoal Creek. So did Ariya Jutanugarn, Sarah Jane Smith and Jeongeun6 Lee.

Jutanugarn, Smith and Lee each shot a 5-under 67 Thursday to share the first-round lead at the U.S. Women’s Open, where the course held up better than some feared after heavy rains in recent days.

Danielle Kang, 2014 winner Michelle Wie, Korean Ji-Hyun Kim and Swedish amateur Linn Grant were 3 under.

Matsuyama shares lead at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama and Tiger Woods hit their stride at the end of their rounds at the Memorial, and it paid off in different ways.

Matsuyama was in the middle of the pack at Muirfield Village when he ran off four straight birdies and then holed out with a wedge from 130 yards on the 17th hole for an eagle that sent him to a 7-under 65 and a share of the lead with 19-year-old Joaquin Niemann of Chile and Abraham Ancer of Mexico.

“As the round went along, I played better and better,” said Matsuyama, who got his first PGA Tour win at the Memorial four years ago.

So did Woods, which helped him avoid another big number on a course where he has won five times.

Woods three-putted from 25 feet to fall to 3 over with five holes to play. He answered with three straight birdies — two of them on par 5s on the front nine — and got up-and-down from 62 yards on the ninth hole for a 72.

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