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Gremlins Take Control – Tuesday Sports Wrap

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Houghton-Gremlins-LogoIn girls’ high school basketball last night…
– Houghton took firm control of the WestPAC race with a 37-29 victory over Calumet.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell shut down Republic-Michigamme 63-15.
– Hancock outscored West Iron County 63-36.
-Jeffers defeated Chassell 47-33.
– Baraga got past Ewen-Trout Creek 40-34.
– Dollar Bay edged Watersmeet 57-52 in overtime.
– L’Anse lost to Ishpeming 78-37.

On the boys’ schedule tonight…
– L’Anse plays at Calumet. Our pregame coverage begins around 7:00 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell entertains Ewen-Trout Creek.
– Jeffers hosts Watersmeet.
– Chassell welcomes Ontonagon.
– Dollar Bay plays at Baraga.

In high school hockey last night, L’Anse fell to Negaunee 7-0.

Tonight, Houghton skates at Calumet.

MTU Huskies LogoMTU – Hockey Moves Up in Polls
After sweeping Alaska-Anchorage last weekend, the Michigan Tech hockey team has moved up to number-four in both the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. Check the full poll results here.

The Finlandia men’s basketball team plays at Northland International University tonight.

NHL – Red Wings Fall to Montreal
Red Wings LogoCarey Price stopped 25 shots, as the Montreal Canadiens blanked the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 last night. The game was scoreless until Tomas Plekanec slipped a shot past Jimmy Howard with 2:30 remaining. Montreal added an empty-netter in the closing seconds. The Wings skate at Chicago tomorrow night. Face-off is at 7:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.

Goalie Petr Mrazek has been sent back to Grand Rapids. Mrazek went 13-5-1 while filling in for Howard and Jonas Gustavsson while they were recovering from injuries. Gustavsson will resume his role as Howard’s backup.

NBA – Pistons Off for All-Star Break
The Pistons are off for the all-star break. They’ll host the Bulls Friday night.


MLB – Cabrera Exam Today
Tigers’ first baseman Miguel Cabrera will have his surgically-repaired foot and ankle examined today. Doctors removed a bone spur and treated a stress fracture in November. If he’s cleared to resume baseball activity today, he could be ready for Opening Day. Pitchers and catchers report to training camp in Lakeland on Thursday.

Our high school basketball coverage continues tonight, when the L’Anse boys play at Calumet. Hear the Copper Country’s most complete hockey and basketball coverage this winter on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

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