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Calumet Girls Fall in State Hoops Semifinal – Thursday Sports Wrap

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The Calumet girls basketball team ended its season with a 59-53 loss to Kent City in the Division Three state tournament semifinals yesterday afternoon. The game was even early on, with the teams tied 7-7 after the first quarter, and Kent City leading by one point at halftime. The Eagles took command midway through the third quarter, and built an 11 point lead. The Copper Kings were able to close that to four points late in the contest, but couldn’t come all the way back. Calumet’s Elli Djerf led all scorers with 22 points. Marybeth Halonen added 11. It was only the second time this season that unbeaten Kent City won by fewer than 10 points. Calumet closes its fine campaign with a record of 20-1. See video highlights here.

The Eagles will face Grass Lake for the Division Three championship tomorrow. The Warriors advanced to the title game by forfeit, when Hemlock withdrew before yesterday’s other semifinal. Huskies athletic director Keith Green confirmed to MLive.com that one player had received a positive result from a rapid COVID-19 test administered Tuesday night. Results from a follow-up test were received early yesterday morning, and confirmed the diagnosis.

In Division Four, Carney-Nadeau’s season also ended yesterday, with a 61-37 loss to Fowler in their semifinal match. Fowler will meet Bellaire for the D-4 title tomorrow. Newaygo will play Portland for the Division Two title, and Detroit Renaissance will face Hudsonville for the Division One Crown.

In boys semifinals involving Upper Peninsula teams today… in Division Four, Rudyard will play Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian. In Division Three, Iron Mountain will face Schoolcraft.

College Softball

The Finlandia University softball team has moved up its home opener. The Lions’ doubleheader against Gogebic Community College was originally scheduled for Sunday. Because of rain in the forecast, the games have been rescheduled to Saturday.

College Soccer

The Finlandia University men’s soccer team has added a new recruit. Luc Mbuyi played at Denton High School in Texas.


The Detroit Red Wings visit the Nashville Predators tonight. Coverage begins at 7:15 on 99.3 The Lift.


The Detroit Pistons visit the Sacramento Kings tonight.

The Pistons have signed forward Tyler Cook to a multi-year contract. Terms were not disclosed. Cook has been with the team since mid-March on a pair of 10-day contracts, after averaging 20 points per game for the G-League Iowa Wolves.


The Detroit Tigers fell to the Minnesota Twins 3-2 yesterday. Starter Matthew Boyd went seven innings, gave up all three Twins runs, and took the tough loss. Willi Castro had three hits. Wilson Ramos homered, and Akil Baddoo tripled home a run. The Tigers had two runners thrown out at the plate in the sixth inning.

The Tigers have today off, and visit the Cleveland Indians tomorrow night. Julio Teheran will pitch against Zach Plesac, Coverage begins at 6:50 on 99.3 The Lift.

Lorenzo Cain’s second home run of the game in the top of the 10th inning lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs yesterday. The game started out as a pitching duel. Milwaukee starter Brandon Woodruff carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and struck out eight. Each team scored once in the eighth inning, with Cain hitting a solo shot. In the top of the 10th, his second round-tripper drove in three runs. Chicago got one back in the bottom of the 10th, and loaded the bases with two outs against J.P. Feyereisen. Brad Boxberger replaced Feyereisen, and retired Ian Happ on a fly ball to left field. 

The Brewers visit the Saint Louis Cardinals this afternoon. Corbin Burnes will start against Adam Wainwright.

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