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– Jeffers defeated Farmington 4-2 Friday afternoon at the Gaylord D-III challenge. The Jets will take on Grosse Ile today at noon.
– Freshman goalie Alexander Studebaker let in his first goal on the first shot on net, but didn’t allow another as Calumet defeated Rochester United 2-1 in overtime Friday at the Colosseum. After giving up that score just 25 seconds into the contest, Studebaker stopped 29 shots. Brent Loukus tied the game eight minutes into the second period. Matt Yeo’s deflection off a faceoff slid across the goal line in overtime to give the Copper Kings the victory. Calumet entertains Utica Eisenhower this evening. Our pregame broadcast will start around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Dawson McKay’s hat trick led Houghton to a 6-5 victory over Utica Eisenhower Friday night. McKay’s final goal of the contest ended the game in overtime. Houghton welcomes Rochester United this afternoon. Our pregame coverage begins around 12:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Hancock hosts Escanaba this afternoon.
In girls basketball last night…
– Houghton edged Negaunee 48-46. Sloane Zenner scored 21 points for the Gremlins. See video highlights from the game here.
– Hancock stuffed Dollar Bay-Tamarack City 50-31.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell lost at Ewen-Trout Creek 61-46.
– Baraga outscored Ontonagon 40-32.
The result of Friday’s game between the Portage Lake Pioneers and the Marquette Mutineers was not reported. The Pioneers will host the Calumet Wolverines this evening at 7:30 at Dee Stadium.
The MTU hockey team gave Bowling Green the first goal of the night early in the second period, then scored three unanswered goals to take a 3-1 victory Friday evening. Matt Roy’s power play goal tied the game late in the second period. Jake Lucchini scored the game-winner 15 minutes into the third period, and Alex Gillies’ power play shot added some late insurance. Angus Redmond made 25 saves in net. The Huskies skate at Bowling Green again tonight.
Both MTU basketball teams play at Ohio Dominican today.
The NMU hockey team fell to Alabama-Huntsville 4-1 Friday night. Those teams play again tonight in Marquette.
Both Northern Michigan University hoops teams will play at Lake Erie today.
The Finlandia University men’s hockey team dropped a hard-fought 2-0 decision to Wisconsin-River Falls Friday night. Alec Rounds stopped 20 shots to keep the Lions in the game. Those teams play again this afternoon at 4:00 at the Houghton County Arena.
The Finlandia women’s hockey squad has the weekend off.
The Finlandia University women’s basketball team couldn’t hold a late lead, and lost to St. Scholastica 67-58 Friday evening. The Lions led by six with eight minutes to go, but were outscored 18-3 down the stretch. Brooke Turin led Finlandia with 15 points. Julia Daavettila had 14 points, nine rebounds and three steals.
The Finlandia men’s team got off to a fast start, but lost 90-79 at St. Scholastica Friday. Brandon Robinson scored 28 for the Lions.
Both Finlandia basketball teams play at Wisconsin-Superior tomorrow.
The Detroit Red Wings lost 4-1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday night. Dylan Larkin scored Detroit’s only goal. Wings’ goalie Petr Mrazek gave up three goals on 17 shots before being replaced by Jimmy Howard, who had just returned from injured reserve. The Wings host the Philadelphia Flyers tomorrow afternoon.
After a dismal offensive performance Wednesday, the Detroit Pistons ripped the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-90 Friday night. The Pistons broke open a close game with a 20-3 run that started late in the third quarter, and continued into the fourth. Andre Drummond continued his dominating play, leading Detroit with 22 points and 22 rebounds. The Pistons will host the Philadelphia 76ers tomorrow evening.
The Detroit Lions entertain the Chicago Bears in a 1:00 game tomorrow. The Lions will be without center Travis Swanson, who is recovering from a concussion. Eight other players are listed as questionable. See the full injury report here. Hear the broadcast on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
The Green Bay Packers host the Seattle Seahawks in a 4:25 game tomorrow. Linebackers Kyler Fackrell and Nick Perry have been ruled out because of injuries. See the full injury report here.
Omar Infante is back with the Detroit Tigers. Infante signed a minor-league deal yesterday, which includes an invitation to Detroit’s Major League spring training camp. Infante made his major league debut for Detroit 15 years ago. He played in the Motor City through the 2007 season, then spent time with the Cubs, Braves and Marlins before returning to the Tigers for the stretch run in 2012. He signed a free agent deal with the Royals after the 2013 season, but struggled, and was released early last season.
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