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Houghton Boys Drop 2OT Hoops Heartbreaker – Thursday Sports Wrap

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In high school boys basketball last night, Houghton lost a heartbreaker to Gwinn, 77-76 in double overtime. George Butvilas scored 40 points for the Gremlins.

In boys hoops tonight…
– Calumet entertains West Iron County. Our broadcast will begin around 7:00 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Hancock welcomes Dollar Bay-Tamarack City.
– Jeffers plays at Lake Linden-Hubbell.
– Chassell travels to Republic-Michigamme.
– Ontonagon tips off at Wakefield-Marenisco.
– Ewen-Trout Creek plays at Watersmeet.

In girls play this evening…
– L’Anse entertains Gwinn.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City hosts Watersmeet.

In high school swimming, Houghton visits Kingsford today.

The Finlandia University women’s basketball team won its third straight game last night, defeating the College of Saint Scholastica 61-57. Harlee Froberg let the Lions with 17 points. Mariah Austin had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Katie Lundeen also had a double-double, with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Molly Berg scored 12 points.

The Lions men’s team lost to Saint Scholastica 89-66. Dylan Underwood scored 17 for Finlandia, and Tyler Browner added 14.

Both Michigan Tech basketball teams entertain Ferris State University tonight. The women’s contest starts at 5:30, and the men tip off at 7:30.

Both Northern Michigan University basketball teams welcome Lake Superior State tonight.

The Detroit Pistons’ struggles continued last night, with a 113-100 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Blake Griffin was held to 16 points, although he still led Detroit in scoring. The Pistons have lost 15 of their past 19 games. Their west coast trip continues against the Sacramento Kings tonight. Pregame coverage begins at 9:35 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Detroit Red Wings visit the Winnipeg Jets tomorrow night. Pregame coverage will start at 7:40 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly signed free agent catcher Yasmani Grandal to a one-year contract. Grandal is 30 years old. He’s regarded as a good defensive catcher, and hit 24 home runs last season. The deal is said to be worth more than 18-million dollars.

The Houghton High School JV Hockey team will be bagging groceries for tips at Tadych’s Econo Foods Saturday between 11:00 and 5:00. The team will also have a truck stationed outside the store for returnable can and bottle collection from tomorrow evening through Sunday evening. The Houghton JV team is self-funded. Money raised will help cover the cost of ice time, referees and travel. All support is appreciated.

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