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Calumet Girls Advance to Hoops Quarterfinals – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School

Calumet won the Division Three girls regional basketball title last night, defeating Saint Ignace 65-55 in overtime. The Copper Kings got off to a slow start, scoring just six points in the first quarter. They found their footing with 22 points in the second quarter, and led by one point at halftime. Calumet led by two late in the fourth quarter, but Tabby Shepard’s short turn-around jumper in the closing seconds of regulation tied the game at 49. The Copper Kings outscored the Saints 16-6 in the extra period. Marybeth Halonen led Calumet with 18 points. Elli Djerf added 17, and Alexis Strom netted seven of her 13 points in OT. Emmalee Hart scored 19 for Saint Ignace, who ended their run of 11 straight regional titles.

The unbeaten Copper Kings will face unbeaten Glen Lake in the quarterfinals Monday at 5:30 at Houghton Lake. The Lakers shut down Hart 58-36 to win their regional title last night. Our coverage will begin at 5:10 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

Ewen-Trout Creek’s season ended with a 59-41 loss to Carney-Nadeau in the Division Four regional championship match. Elise Besonen scored 22 for the Panthers, who end their fine season with a record of 17-2.

See video highlights from both games here.

College Soccer

The Michigan Tech soccer team plays at Ashland tonight.

College Volleyball

The Michigan Tech volleyball team is ranked 21st in the nation this week in the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association poll. The Huskies will conclude their regular season this weekend against 20th-ranked Northern Michigan.

NHL

The Detroit Red Wings visit the Florida Panthers tonight. Coverage begins at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons fell 124-101 to the Portland Trailblazers last night. Jerami Grant scored 30.

The Pistons host the Washington Wizards tonight.

MLB

The Detroit Tigers begin the regular season today at home against the Cleveland Indians. Matthew Boyd will face Shane Bieber. Coverage begins at 12:50 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Milwaukee Brewers open at home against the Minnesota Twins this afternoon. Brandon Woodruff will start against Kenta Maeda.

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