In girls basketball last night…
• Houghton defeated Westwood 62-45.
• Calumet shut down Hancock 69-16. Elli Djerf scored 24 for the Copper Kings, and Marybeth Halonen added 16. The Copper Kings’ defense held the Bulldogs to just four points in the second half. Calumet remains unbeaten.
• Dollar Bay-Tamarack City outscored Lake Linden-Hubbell 46-35.
• Baraga routed Republic-Michigamme 85-14.
• Chassell downed Jeffers 50-33.
• Ewen-Trout Creek downed L’Anse 66-54. Elise Besonen scored 26 for the Panthers. Maija Rice led the Purple Hornets with 21.
In boys action last night…
• L’Anse defeated Ontonagon 46-37.
• Dollar Bay-Tamarack City outpointed Lake Linden-Hubbell 62-49. Connor LeClaire scored 33 for the Blue Bolts.
• Baraga got past Republic-Michigamme 49-42.
• Jeffers outscored Chassell 72-57. Levi Frahm led the Jets with 23 points, and Christian Hocking added 19. Karl Rautiola paced the Panthers with 22 points, and Dean Pietila scored 17.
On the girls schedule tonight…
• Calumet travels to Baraga.
• L’Anse visits Ontonagon
In boys play this evening…
• Houghton welcomes Ishpeming.
• Hancock tips off at Chassell
• Ontonagon visits Bessemer.
In a girls-boys doubleheader…
• Ewen-Trout Creek plays at Wakefield-Marenisco.
The hockey playoffs open tonight. Calumet faces Jeffers at 5:30, and Houghton takes on Hancock at 8:00. Our coverage will begin around 5:10 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team will face Truman State University tonight in the NCAA Division II regional title game in Evansville, Indiana. Tipoff is at 8:00. The Huskies are seeded second in the region. The Bulldogs are seeded first, and are ranked seventh in the nation.
Michigan Tech’s Olivia Ghormley has been named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Volleyball Player of the Week. Ghormley had 40 kills on the Huskies’ sweep of 25th-ranked Ferris State last weekend.
The Finlandia University football team has added a new player. Da’Quan Sneed was a four-year team captain at Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Detroit Red Wings host the Carolina Hurricanes tonight. Coverage begins at 7:15 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Detroit Pistons lost to the San Antonio Spurs 109-99 last night. Josh Jackson led Detroit with 15 points, and Mason Plumlee grabbed 12 rebounds. Wayne Ellington missed the game with a groin injury that’s not believed to be long-term. Jerami Grant left the contest in the third quarter after hitting the floor hard while contesting a basket. Coach Dwayne Casey said he’s not seriously hurt.
The Pistons entertain the Toronto Raptors tomorrow night. Coverage will begin at 6:35 on 99.3 The Lift.
As the National Football League free agent signing period opens, there are reports that the Detroit Lions will lose two players – linebacker Jarrad Davis to a one-year deal with the New York Jets, and wide receiver and return specialist Jamal Agnew to a three-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Lions re-signed linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin, kept defensive end Romeo Okwara with a three-year contract, and cut veteran offensive lineman Joe Dahl. Formal announcements about free agent agreements cannot be made until tomorrow.
The Detroit Tigers got only four hits in a 4-0 Grapefruit League loss to the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday. Starter Matthew Boyd allowed two runs over four innings.
The Tigers play the New York Yankees this afternoon. Michael Fulmer is scheduled to start for Detroit.
In Cactus League action, the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the San Diego Padres 13-3 yesterday. Starter Brett Anderson was touched for four runs in the first inning.
The Brewers will face the Los Angeles Dodgers this afternoon. Josh Lindblom is scheduled to start.
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