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Howard Returns, Red Wings Fall – Thursday Sports Wrap

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In girls’ high school basketball tonight…
– Houghton entertains Ontonagon.
– Hancock plays at L’Anse.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell visits Baraga (may be canceled because Baraga schools are closed).
– Dollar Bay tips off at Chassell. Our pregame coverage begins around 7:00 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Ewen-Trout Creek welcomes Watersmeet.

In high school hockey tonight, L’Anse skates at Kingsford.

Both Michigan Tech basketball teams entertain Hillsdale tonight. The women’s game starts at 5:30, and the men’s contest at 7:30 at the SDC.

Both Northern Michigan basketball teams host Saginaw Valley State tonight.


NHL – Red Wings Fall Penguins
The Detroit Red Wings lost a 4-1 decision at Pittsburgh last night. Petr Mrazek gave up all four goals in the first two periods. Jimmy Howard made his first appearance in goal since suffering a groin injury a month ago, turning away all four shots he faced in the third period. The Wings host the Jets Saturday night. Faceoff is at 7:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.

NBA – Pistons Lose to Spurs
The Pistons fell behind early, and lost to the Spurs 104-87 last night. Detroit scored just 12 points in the first quarter, and never threatened. D.J. Augustin scored 22. Because of the all-star break, the Pistons are off until next Friday, when they host the Bulls.

Our high school basketball coverage continues tonight, when the Dollar Bay girls play at Chassell. Pregame coverage begins around 7:00. Tomorrow, we have three broadcasts. From the Trenton Hockey Showcase, Houghton faces Northville. Pregame begins around 9:40. Calumet meets Grandville. Pregame starts around 2:20. And, we’ll broadcast the Houghton-Hancock Wing Ding basketball game tomorrow night. Hear the Copper Country’s most complete hockey and basketball coverage this winter on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

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