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Daavettila, Richards Lead Lions Past Samsons – Thursday Sports Wrap

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In hockey tonight…
– Houghton entertains Marquette. Our pregame coverage will begin around 6:40 on KBear102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Hancock skates at Kingsford.

Hancock forward Lance Kangas received Honorable mention votes in this week’s LTI Michigan North Division Player of the Week balloting. The honor went to Big Rapids goaltender Fletcher Bolda. The weekly poll is coordinated by the coaching staff at Lawrence Tech. KBear 102.3 is a member of the voting panel.

In boys basketball last night, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City defeated Watersmeet 75-64.

On the boys schedule tonight, Houghton welcomes Kingsford.

In girls action this evening…
– Unbeaten Houghton visits Marquette.
– Calumet welcomes West Iron County.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at Dollar Bay-Tamarack City.
– Jeffers entertains Ewen-Trout Creek.
– Chassell hosts Watersmeet.
– Ontonagon travels to Bessemer.
– L’Anse plays at Hancock in a game that was postponed from January 10th.

J. Daavettila

The Finlandia University women’s basketball team overcame a slow start, and defeated Gogebic Community College 67-61 last night. Julia Daavettila led the Lions with 28 points, Kelsie Richards added 15 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. Former Ontonagon star Lori Wardynski scored 33 for the Samsons.

The Finlandia men’s team lost to Gogebic 91-86.

Both Michigan Tech basketball teams play at Grand Valley State tonight.

Both Northern Michigan University basketball teams play at Ferris State this evening.


The Detroit Red Wings were shut out 2-0 by the St. Louis Blues last night. Petr Mrazek stopped 27 shots in goal. Detroit has lost five straight games, and is in last place in the Atlantic Division. The Wings entertain the Washington Capitals Saturday afternoon. Faceoff is at 2:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.


The Detroit Pistons got past the Dallas Mavericks 98-91 last evening. Marcus Morris scored 26 points, Reggie Jackson added 22, and the Detroit defense held Dallas to just 35 points in the first half. The Pistons will take some time off for the All Star break. They’ll return to action a week from tonight at home against the Hornets.

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