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FinnU Women’s Hoops Ripped at Ripon – Thursday Sports Update

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High School
In high school hockey tonight…
– Hancock skates at Negaunee.
– Calumet visits Escanaba. Our pregame coverage will begin around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

In boys basketball tonight…
– Hancock tips off at Calumet. Because Hancock has suspended its JV program, the varsity contest will tip off at 6:00.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell welcomes Baraga.
– Jeffers travels to Ontonagon.
– Chassell journeys to Ewen-Trout Creek.

In tonight’s only girls game, Hancock plays at Chassell.

Finlandia
The Finlandia University women’s basketball team lost 69-45 at Ripon College last night. The Lions fell behind late in the first quarter, when the Red Hawks began a 17-0 run. Julia Daavettila led Finlandia with 20 points, and Kelsie Richards added 11.

MTU/NMU
Both Michigan Tech basketball teams play at Wayne State University tonight. The Tech women’s team climbed to 12th in this week’s Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division II poll. The men’s team is trying to snap a six-game losing streak.

Tech’s games at Davenport University Saturday afternoon have been postponed because of a norovirus outbreak which has closed the Davenport campus in Grand Rapids. No make-up date has been confirmed, although MTU officials say they’re leaning toward Monday, February 12th. Tonight’s Northern Michigan University games at Davenport have also been postponed.

NBA
Andre Drummond’s big game wasn’t enough, as the injury-riddled Detroit Pistons lost 96-91 to the Raptors in Toronto last night. Drummond scored 25 points, and grabbed 17 rebounds. Avery Bradley was able to play, but said he’s still feeling pain from his groin injury, and plans to see a specialist today. Reggie Jackson, Luke Kennard and Stanley Johnson were not available. The Pistons host the Washington Wizards tomorrow night. Tipoff is at 7:30 on 99.3 The Lift.

NHL
The Detroit Red Wings are off until Saturday evening, when they host the Carolina Hurricanes. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.

NFL
Detroit Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek has accepted a similar job with the Miami Dolphins. His move comes as speculation continues that the Lions have agreed to terms with New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia to become their new head coach. No official announcement regarding Patricia can be made as long as the Patriots remain in the playoffs.

MLB
The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a one-year deal with shortstop José Iglesias. He’ll make a little more than six-million dollars. Iglesias was the last of Detroit’s arbitration-eligible players to come to terms.

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