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MTU Hoops Teams Sweep Northwood – Sunday Sports Wrap

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High School
In high school hockey yesterday…
– Houghton fell to Hartland 6-2.
– Hancock blanked Traverse City Central 6-0.
– Cranbrook-Kingswood scored with three minutes remaining, and defeated Calumet 6-5. Brent Loukus opened an active first period with an earl goal for the Copper Kings. Cranbrook responded with two quick scores. Sam Erkkila’s power play tally tied the game, but Cranbrook wound up with a 4-3 lead at the first intermission. Dean Loukus’ goal was the only score in the second period. Cranbrook surged ahead early in the third period, Calumet tied it with Tanner Rowe’s second score of the night, but Connor McGrath’s late goal gave the Cranes the win.

Finlandia
The Finlandia University men’s hockey team dropped a 9-2 decision at Lawrence University yesterday. The Vikings scored the first six goals of the game, before Matt Benolkin and Avery Huibregtse found the net for the Lions. Marcus Gloss gave up seven goals. Matt Arnold replaced him early in the third period, and allowed two.

The Finlandia women’s hockey team defeated Marian University 4-1 yesterday afternoon. The Lions took control in the second period, with a power play goal by Rebecca Lilly. Kait Ryynanen followed with the eventual game-winner. The Sabres closed the gap to 2-1,  but Bella Abear’s goal with three minutes remaining provided some insurance, and Ryynanen’s empty-netter in the closing seconds sealed the victory. Annah Smiddy made 27 saves to earn the win in net.

The Finlandia women’s basketball team fell to fifth-ranked Wisconsin-Oshkosh 93-46 Saturday at the Paavo Nurmi Center. Lela Horne paced the Lions with nine points.

The Finlandia men’s basketball team earned its first win of the season, with a 65-57 victory over Marian University yesterday. The Lions fell behind by as much as 13 points early in the game, but closed the gap to seven at halftime. A 20-1 run over the first seven minutes of the second half put the Lions in control. Brandon Robinette had 17 points and 15 rebounds for Finlandia. Ricky Watson added 16 points – all in the second half.

MTU
The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team took control early, and cruised to an 81-54 win over Northwood yesterday. Kelli Guy led a balanced Huskies attack with 15 points.

The Tech men’s team also grabbed control early, and earned an 87-70 victory over Northwood. The Huskies led by 17 at halftime. Kyle Monroe scored 32 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for MTU.

The MTU hockey team had the weekend off.

NMU
Both Northern Michigan University basketball teams earned victories over Saginaw Valley State yesterday – the women 60-52, and the men 86-69.

The NMU hockey team settled for a split in their weekend series against Alabama-Huntsville, after a 3-2 loss last night.

GLHL
The Calumet Wolverines won their second straight game last night, with an 8-7 victory over the Fox Cities Ice Dogs. The Wolves opened up a 5-1 lead in the first period, and held on for the win.

NHL
The Detroit Red Wings’ slide continued last night, with an ugly 10-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. It was their most lopsided loss in more than 30 years. Luke Glendening scored Detroit’s only goal midway through the third period. Petr Mrazek gave up the first five goals on 25 shots. Jimmy Howard replaced him midway through the second period, and stopped only five of the nine shots he faced. The Wings have lost seven in a row, and host the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night. Pregame coverage will begin at 7:10 on 99.3 The Lift.

NBA
The Detroit Pistons overcame an early 18-point deficit, but lost 108-103 to the Philadelphia 76ers last night. Tobias Harris led Detroit with 27 points. The Pistons play at San Antonio tomorrow night.

NFL
Today, the Detroit Lions visit the Baltimore Ravens for a 1:00 game. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift. The Green Bay Packers welcome the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 1:00 game.

Our high school basketball coverage begins tomorrow night, as the Lake Linden-Hubbell boys play at Baraga. The broadcast will begin around 7:00 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

Our Finlandia University coverage continues Friday, when the Lions women’s hockey team entertains Concordia-Moorhead. The broadcast will begin around 7:00 on 99.3 The Lift, and 993TheLift.com.

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