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Team Copper Country opened its quest for a state title with a 7-2 victory over the Metro Jets Friday night. Lance Kangas led Team CC with two goals and two assists. Jacob Cruse scored twice. Alex Nordstrom had a goal and two assists. Brent Loukus and Jack Sturos also scored, and Ted Randell had four assists. Team Copper Country will face the Kensington Valley Rebels at noon, and Dearborn Belle Tire at 6:00 today, as pool play continues. Pregame coverage will start around 10 minutes before each faceoff on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
The Finlandia University softball team took two of their three games at the NCU Dome Tourney in Plymouth, Minnesota Friday. The Lions opened the day with a 3-1 loss to Martin Luther College. In the second game, Finlandia jumped out to an early 12-2 lead, and held on for a 13-10 victory. Serena Jaime had two hits, scored twice, and drove in three runs. The Lions closed the day with an 18-2 romp over North Central. Makenna Lloyd had three hits, scored two runs and drove in four.
The Finlandia baseball team plays a doubleheader at the Milwaukee School of Engineering tomorrow.
The Michigan Tech hockey team will host Bowling Green in the championship game of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association tournament tonight. The winner will claim the Broadmoor Trophy, and the conference’s guaranteed berth in the NCAA tournament. Faceoff is at 7:07 at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.
The Copper Country Old-Timers Hockey Tournament continues through tomorrow at Dee Stadium, the Houghton County Arena, and the Calumet Colosseum. Check the schedule here.
The Detroit Red Wings host the Colorado Avalanche this afternoon. Faceoff is at 1:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
The Detroit Pistons lost their third straight game Friday night, falling to the Toronto Raptors 87-75. Detroit turned in another cold start, collecting just 13 points in the first quarter. They came back, and led by nine points with 9:30 remaining, only to see the Raptors put the game away with a late 22-2 run. Reggie Jackson led Detroit with 22 points. The Pistons host the Phoenix Suns tomorrow afternoon.
In spring training baseball, the Detroit Tigers were victims of a no-hitter, as they lost 3-0 to the New York Yankees Friday. Masahiro Tanaka and two relievers got the credit for New York. Michael Fulmer pitched three scoreless innings for Detroit, but was charged with all three New York runs before leaving in the fourth inning. The Tigers will split their squad for games against the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins this afternoon.
The Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Kansas City Royals 8-5 on Friday. Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson struggled, and was charged with five runs. The Brewers will face the Chicago Cubs this afternoon.
The NCAA Division One men’s basketball tournament is down to 32 teams. In the Midwest, seventh-seed University of Michigan advanced with a thrilling 92-91 victory over Oklahoma State. The Wolverines will face second-seed Louisville tomorrow at 12:10. Ninth-seed Michigan Sate cruised past Miami of Florida 78-58. The Spartans will take on top-seed Kansas tomorrow at 5:15. Coverage of the tournament continues today on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
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