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Jets Dump Lakes, Remain Unbeaten – Wednesday Sports Wrap

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High School

In boys basketball last night…
• Calumet rode a strong second half to a 58-34 victory over L’Anse. The Copper Kings led by just three points after a low-scoring first half. Brayden Nelson paced Calumet with 17 points, and Levi Kilpela added 13. Dean Magaraggia scored 10 for the Purple Hornets.
• Hancock outscored Gwinn 48-34.
• Jeffers overpowered Lake Linden-Hubbell 79-46. Ashton Kunishige led the Jets with 23 points, and Levi Frahm chipped in 19. Gabe Popko scored 20 for the Lakes. The Jets improve to 15-0.
• Baraga shut down Republic-Michigamme 52-20.
• Ontonagon lost to Ironwood 58-54.

In girls’ play…
• Negaunee hit a shot at the buzzer to edge Calumet 44-43.
• Jeffers outpointed Wakefield-Marenisco 54-38. Raena Kangas scored 21 for the Jets, and Sara Johnson added 14.

On the boys schedule this evening…
• Calumet hosts Iron Mountain.

In a girls-boys doubleheader…
• Baraga hosts Ewen-Trout Creek in a make-up from January 16th.

In hockey last night…
• The Hancock-Negaunee contest was canceled because of injuries and illnesses on the Miners’ team. With no opportunity for a make-up before the end of the regular season, the game will be recorded as a forfeit win for the Bulldogs.

Both Houghton swim teams lost to Marquette yesterday – the boys 124-61, and the girls 129-55. Johannes Myhre was the Gremlins’ only individual winner, taking both the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly.

GLHL

The Portage Lake Pioneers edged the Calumet Wolverines 6-5 in a shootout last night.

College Basketball

The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team has broken into the national rankings for the first time this season. With a record of 19-4, the Huskies are ranked at number-24 in this week’s Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Division II poll.

College Basketball

The Finlandia University baseball team has added a new recruit. Jaxon Monnard is a catcher who can also play the infield, from New Franklin, Ohio.

NHL

The Red Wings lost 5-2 to the Oilers last night. Tyler Bertuzzi and Joe Veleno scored for Detroit. Ville Husso made 22 saves.

The Wings host the Flames tomorrow. Coverage will begin at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

NBA

The Pistons visit the Cavaliers tonight. Coverage will begin at 6:35 on 99.3 The Lift.

LeBron James scored 38 points in the Lakers’ 133-130 loss to the Thunder last night, and passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.

Upcoming local sports broadcasts:

  • Tomorrow – Calumet hockey hosts Marquette. Coverage will begin at 6:10 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
  • Tomorrow – Both Houghton basketball teams play at Hancock in the annual Wing Ding competition. Coverage will begin around 5:25, with the boys game first, and the girls following, on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
  • Friday – Houghton hockey skates at Hancock in the annual Wing Ding game. Coverage will begin at 7:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
  • Monday – Houghton girls basketball plays at Calumet. Coverage will begin around 7:00 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
  • Tuesday – Houghton girls basketball hosts Escanaba. Coverage will begin around 7:00 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
  • Tuesday – Calumet hockey welcomes Houghton. Coverage will begin at 6:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.

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