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In high school hockey yesterday…
– Houghton defeated Utica Eisenhower 4-1. PJ Donnely had two goals and an assist, Dawson McKay had a goal and two assists, Clayton Sayen scored once, and Kevin Bostwick had four assists. Will Stier stopped 26 shots in net for the Gremlins.
– Jeffers lost to Escanaba 7-1. Jackson Rocchi scored the Jets’ only goal.
In girls basketball yesterday, Calumet defeated Jeffers 67-34 in a make-up game from December 5th.
The Finlandia women’s basketball team lost 85-50 to Wheaton College in the consolation game of the Hope College Post Exam Jam in Holland, Michigan, yesterday. Julia Daavettila, Kelsie Richards and Molly Berg each had 10 points for the Lions. Berg and Richards were named to the all-tournament team. Finlandia will face Great Lakes Christian today at noon.
The Finlandia men’s hoops team fell behind by 17 points in the first half, and dropped a 77-64 decision at Rochester College yesterday. Austin Carlson led the Lions with 15 points. Ricky Watson added 13, and Tristan Johnston 12.
The Lions women’s hockey team fell 11-0 at Wisconsin-Superior yesterday. The Yellowjackets took control early, with two goals in the first three minutes. Mary Hill and Annah Smiddy combined for 57 saves, as the Lions were outshot 68-9.
The Michigan Tech hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie with Lake Superior State last night, then won the extra Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings point in a shootout. The Huskies fell behind 2-0, then took the lead with goals by Dylan Steman, Dane Birks, and Brent Baltus. The Lakers’ Anthony Nellis forced overtime by scoring with 42 seconds remaining in regulation. After two scoreless extra periods, Jake Jackson netted the only goal in the shootout. Robbie Beydoun stopped 22 shots in net for the Huskies.
The NMU hockey team defeated Ferris State 4-2 last night.
The Tech men’s and women’s basketball teams play at Northern Michigan this afternoon.
In Great Lakes Hockey League action…
– The Calumet Wolverines edged the Marquette Mutineers 6-5 last night, to remain unbeaten.
– The Portage Lake Pioneers lost 7-3 to the Mosinee Papermakers last evening.
The Detroit Pistons entertain the Orlando Magic this afternoon.
The Detroit Red Wings are off until Tuesday, when they visit the New York Islanders. Coverage begins at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Detroit Lions kept their playoff hopes alive with a 20-10 victory over the Chicago Bears yesterday afternoon. Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes, and Matt Prater kicked two field goals. It was a costly victory, as guard T.J. Lang, running back Theo Riddick and wide receiver T.J. Jones left the game with injuries.
The Green Bay Packers visit the Carolina Panthers today for a 1:00 game. As expected, the Packers activated quarterback Aaron Rodgers from injured reserve yesterday. He is eligible to play today, after missing seven games with a broken collarbone.
Pitcher Yovani Gallardo appears to be set to return to the Milwaukee Brewers. MLB.com is reporting that a contract agreement has been reached, but will not be announced until completion of a physical. Gallardo is the Brewers’ all-time strikeout leader. He spent eight years in Milwaukee, and was recently cut loose by the Mariners, who declined to pick up his contract option.
Our high school basketball coverage continues Tuesday night, when the Baraga boys play at Calumet. The broadcast will begin around 7:00 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
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