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In high school hockey last night, Calumet blanked U-D Jesuit 3-0. The Copper Kings broke the game open with two Brent Loukus goals in the second period. Sam Erkkila’s score midway through the third period sealed the win. Nick Voelker stopped 22 shots in net to earn the shutout.
The Finlandia University women’s hockey team dropped a 6-0 decision to Wisconsin-Superior yesterday afternoon at the Houghton County Arena. Annah Smiddy made 41 saves in net, as FinnU was outshot 47-16.
The Finlandia men’s team fell 6-0 to 17th-ranked Marian University last night. Matt Arnold gave up four goals on eight shots in the first period. Marcus Gloss replaced him at the first intermission, and allowed the final two scores on 18 shots.
The Finlandia men’s basketball team defeated Bay College 97-77 yesterday. Tristan Johnston led the Lions with 30 points, and tied the single-game school record with eight three-pointers. Brandon Robinette added 18, as the Lions finished with five players in double figures.
The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team overpowered Lake Superior State 77-47 yesterday. The Huskies took command by outscoring the Lakers 22-7 in the second quarter. Lindsay Winter had 18 points and seven rebounds.
The Tech men’s team couldn’t overcome a sluggish start, and lost its sixth straight game, 84-73 at Lake Superior State. Kyle Monroe scored 20 for the Huskies.
The Tech hockey team had the weekend off.
The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team scored just four points in the first quarter, and lost 62-52 at Ferris State yesterday afternoon. The Wildcats men’s team made a strong bid to upset the seventh-ranked Bulldogs, but fell 74-71.
The Northern Michigan University hockey team moved into second place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association by completing a sweep of 14th-ranked Bowling Green with a 3-2 victory last night. Philip Beaulieu scored the game-winner in overtime.
Both the Calumet Wolverines and the Portage Lake Pioneers were off this weekend.
Reggie Bullock’s layup attempt in the closing seconds was knocked away, and the Detroit Pistons dropped a 107-105 decision to the Chicago Bulls last evening. Bullock felt he was fouled on the play, but no whistles were blown. Avery Bradley scored 26 for Detroit, and Andre Drummond collected 15 rebounds. The Pistons host the Charlotte Hornets in a Martin Luther King Day matinee tomorrow. Tipoff is at 12:30 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Detroit Red Wings returned from their five-day mid-season break, and lost 4-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday. Justin Abdelkader scored Detroit’s only goal. Jimmy Howard stopped 32 shots in net. The Wings face the Blackhawks in Chicago this afternoon. Because of NFL football on 99.3 The Lift, coverage will begin at 12:10 on KBear 102.3.
Both Abdelkader and Darren Helm left the game with lower body injuries. The Wings have called Dominic Turgeon up from Grand Rapids to fill in.
In yesterday’s NFL Divisional playoff games, the Philadelphia Eagles used a late goal line stand to hold off the Atlanta Falcons 15-10. The New England Patriots sacked Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota eight times on the way to a 35-14 victory over the Falcons. Today, the Jaguars face the Steelers at 1:05, and the Saints take on the Vikings at 4:40. Hear both games on 99.3 The Lift.
Our Finlandia University basketball coverage continues tomorrow, when the Lions women’s team entertains Wisconsin-Superior. Pregame begins at 5:10 on 99.3 The Lift and 993TheLift.com.
Our high school basketball coverage continues Tuesday, when the Chassell girls play at Jeffers. The pregame show will begin around 7:00 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
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