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Houghton Girls Win in 2OT

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In girls high school basketball last night…
– The Houghton girls basketball team came from behind in the fourth quarter, and defeated Marquette 46-40 in double overtime. The Gremlins were down 24-17 at halftime, but climbed back into the game with a strong defense, and a sterling performance by Kara Pietila, who scored all 22 of her points in the second half. Houghton remains unbeaten. Marquette suffers just its second loss of the season.
– Calumet defeated Lake Linden-Hubbell 47-34. Hailey Wickstrom had 19 points for the Copper Kings.
– Hancock got past Dollar Bay-Tamarack City 46-33. Maija Sebbas led the Bulldogs with 14 points.
– Chassell smothered Republic-Michigamme 61-17.
– Ewen-Trout Creek downed Ontonagon 49-28.
– Baraga stopped Wakefield-Marenisco 46-31. The Viking improve to 13-2 this season.
– L’Anse outscored West Iron County 72-61. Bailey Froberg led the Purple Hornet with 17 points. Link to video highlights from the L’Anse and Baraga games here.

On the girls schedule tonight, Calumet plays at Negaunee.

In boys action tonight…
– Calumet welcomes Chassell.
– Houghton entertains Jeffers.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell visits Republic-Michigamme.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City travels to Ewen-Trout Creek.

Both Finlandia University basketball teams host North Central University tonight. The women’s game begins at 5:00 at the Paavo Nurmi Center, and the men’s contest will follow at 7:00. UPDATE – BECAUSE OF WEATHER, THIS GAME HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 20TH,


The Detroit Pistons defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 113-96 last night. Marcus Morris led Detroit with 19 points. Andre Drummond grabbed 17 rebounds. The Pistons host the Los Angeles Lakers tomorrow night. Tipoff is at 7:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

The Detroit Red Wings welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight. Faceoff is at 7:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

The Detroit Tigers have added another veteran bullpen candidate. They signed Mike Zagurski to a minor league contract. Zagurski played for seven different major league organizations before spending the last two seasons in Japan.

Our high school hockey coverage continues Thursday night, when Calumet hosts Negaunee. The pregame show will begin around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

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