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Calumet Girls Finish Unbeaten Regular Season – Saturday Sports Wrap

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In girls basketball last night…
 • Calumet completed an unbeaten regular season with a 61-21 victory over Gwinn. Nine Copper Kings scored, led by Alexis Strom with 16 points, and Elli Djerf with 15. Calumet has a first-round bye in the playoffs, and will open tournament play Wednesday against either L’Anse or Ishpeming on 97.7 The Wolf.
• Houghton defeated West Iron County 68-45. The Gremlins begin tournament play Monday at home against Kingsford. Coverage begins at 5:40 on 97.7 The Wolf.
• Hancock stopped Iron Mountain 68-43. See video highlights here. The Bulldogs play at Jeffers in their tournament opener Monday. Coverage begins at 6:40 on KBear 102.3.
• Chassell defeated Lake Linden-Hubbell 48-25. Maelene Warren paced the Panthers with 14 points. Olivia Shank scored 10 for the Lakes.
 • L’Anse doubled up Bessemer 66-33. Maija Rice scored 27. See video highlights here.
 • Ontonagon downed Wakefield-Marenisco 55-34.

In boys action…
 • Chassell outscored Lake Linden-Hubbell 79-65. Five Panthers reached double figures, led by Karl Rautiola’s 19 points. Kolson Kytta added 16, Dean Pietila 15. William Lyons scored 20 for the Lakes. Marcus Sutherland chipped in 15, and Mason Codere 14.
• Dollar Bay-Tamarack City cruised past Ironwood 81-45. Connor LeClaire led the Blue Bolts with 31, and reached the 1,000 career point mark. Davin Hill added 24.
• West Iron County defeated Houghton 74-65.

Today’s Baraga at Hancock boys basketball game has been canceled.

See our full tournament broadcast schedule at KBear102.com.

Calumet will face Houghton for the regional hockey title today at 1:00 at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Our coverage will begin around 12:35 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. The winner of that game will face either Alpena or Gaylord, who will decide their regional title tonight at 5:00.

College Soccer

Jesse Jacobusse’s late goal lifted the Michigan Tech soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Davenport University yesterday. Erika Gabriel had to stop just two shots in net. It’s the first victory for coach Bulut Ozturk.

The Huskies play at Grand Valley State tomorrow at noon.

College Volleyball

The Tech volleyball team swept Saginaw Valley State 3-0 yesterday afternoon. Olivia Ghormley had 15 kills, Laura De Marchi had 38 assists, and Megan Utlak had 16 digs. Those teams play at University Center again today.

The Finlandia University men’s soccer team has added another recruit. Josh Manis is a midfielder from Upperman High School in Baxter, Tennessee.

College Softball

The Finlandia University softball team earned its first two victories of the season yesterday, sweeping Martin Luther College 8-3 and 10-2. Jaden Matthews had four hits and drove in three runs in the first game, and Harlie Caster became the first Lion to steal 100 bases in her career. Melanie Torres had three hits and drove in four runs in the second contest.

College Hockey

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association championship game will be an all-Upper Peninsula affair. In the semifinals last night, Northern Michigan University stunned top-seeded and third-ranked Minnesota State 5-1. Second seed Lake Superior State eliminated Bemidji State 4-1. The title game will be played tonight in Mankato.


The Detroit Red Wings host the Dallas Stars this evening. Coverage begins at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.


The Detroit Pistons defeated the Houston Rockets 113-100 last night. Frank Jackson led Detroit with 23 points.

The Pistons host the Chicago Bulls tomorrow evening.


Casey Mize was hit hard, as the Detroit Tigers lost 8-1 to the Toronto Blue Jays in Grapefruit League play yesterday afternoon. Mize allowed five runs on eight hits before leaving in the fourth inning.

The Tigers face the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon. Matthew Boyd will pitch for Detroit.

In Cactus League action, the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-3 yesterday. Kolton Wong homered, and Billy McKinney hit two out.

The Brewers will play the Cincinnati Reds tonight. Brett Anderson is scheduled to start.

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