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Hancock, Calumet Hockey Fall – Sunday Sports Wrap

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High School Hockey/Hoops
Hancock Athletics LogoCalumet Copper Kings LogoIn high school hockey…
– Hancock took an early lead on goals by Hunter Kero and Ted Randell, but Traverse City Central came back, and defeated the Bulldogs 4-2 Saturday afternoon. The win completed a successful homecoming weekend for Trojans’ coach Chris Givens, who is a Hancock alumnus. T-C Central skated to a 3-3 tie with Houghton Friday night.
– Calumet had a rough trip to Cranbrook Kingswood… falling to the Cranes 7-2 on Saturday, and 5-1 Friday night.
– Jeffers fell to Kingsford 7-2 Friday night

In girls’ high school basketball Friday night…
– Calumet smothered Dollar Bay 57-15.
– Hancock outscored Jeffers 49-33.
– Chassell shut down Republic-Michigamme 46-19.
– Ontonagon lost a 37-35 thriller at Watersmeet.

Guy Drives - Walsh Image
Guy Drives – Walsh Image

Tech Hoops Splits at Walsh
The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team raced past Walsh to an 82-65 victory on Saturday. Kelli Guy led the Huskies with 20 points. She hit five of Tech’s 11 three-point shots. Morgan Anderson sank four treys. The Huskies remain unbeaten.

Walsh Image
Stelzer Considers – Walsh Image

The Tech men’s team dropped its second straight game, falling 69-63 at Walsh on Saturday. The Huskies fell behind by nine in the first half, came back to build a nine-point lead early in the second half, but faded down the stretch. Ben Stelzer led Tech with 27 points.

Tech hockey had the weekend off.

NMU Hockey Falls
The 19th-ranked Northern Michigan University hockey team had a tough weekend… falling to 14th-rated Bowling Green 5-0 on Saturday, and skating to a 5-5 tie with the Falcons on Friday.

The NMU men’s basketball team edged Malone 68-65 on Saturday. The women’s team lost to the Pioneers 52-48.

Finlandia Hockey Teams Swept
The Finlandia men’s hockey team fell 5-1 at Concordia-Wisconsin on Saturday. Calumet’s Lucas Lahnala scored the Lions’ only goal. Finlandia lost 4-1 to the Falcons Friday night. Justin Scott’s power play goal in the second period was the only score for the Lions.

The Finlandia women’s hockey team lost 10-2 at Lake Forest College on Saturday, after falling to the Foresters 7-3 Friday night. The Foresters outshot the Lions 100-34 in the two games.

Jordan LaPlant

Both Finlandia basketball teams earned victories over Northland College Saturday evening. The women’s team opened up a 10-point halftime lead, and cruised to a 67-39 win. Marissa Burke led the Lions with 17 points. Dollar Bay’s Julia Daavettila added 14 points, and grabbed 12 rebounds.

The men’s team build an 11-point halftime lead, but had to hang on for an 80-77 victory. Five Lions scored in double figures, led by Jordan LaPlant’s 15 points.

Portage Lake Pioneers LogoPioneers Sweep Wolverines
The Portage Lake Pioneers opened their Great Lakes Hockey League season with two victories over the Calumet Wolverines. On Saturday, the Pioneers turned a 3-2 lead after two periods into a 5-3 victory. Friday night, they also pulled away in the final stanza, and took a 7-3 win.


NHL – Red Wings Edge New York
Darren Helm’s goal in the third period lifted the Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Rangers Saturday night. Jimmy Howard stopped 27 shots. The win was the 500th for Detroit coach Mike Babcock. The Wings skate at Carolina this afternoon.


NBA – Pistons Fall to Philly
The Pistons lost their 11th-straight game Saturday night, falling to the 76ers 108-101 in overtime. Detroit scored just one point in the extra period, and drops to 3-17 on the season. Philadelphia improves to a meager 2-17. Josh Smith led the Pistons with 23 points. Detroit hosts Oklahoma City tonight.

NFL – Lions Welcome Bucs
NFL Football LogoIn the NFL today, the Lions host the Buccaneers. Nick Fairley’s knee injury will likely keep him out of the game, but running back Reggie Bush should be available. He’s missed the last three contests because of ankle and back problems. Kickoff is at 1:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.

The Packers welcome the Falcons in the Monday night game.

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

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