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MTU Women Win, Men Fall to NMU – Tuesday Sports Wrap

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High School
Jeffers Hockey 2015-02-02In high school hockey last night, Jeffers fell to Negaunee 6-4. See video highlights of the game here.

In girls’ high school basketball last night…
– Houghton opened a big early lead, and cruised past L’Anse 64-31. Sydney Dillinger led all scorers with 19 for the Gremlins, and Sloane Zenner added 13. Maddie Etelemaki scored nine for the Purple Hornets.
– Calumet shut down Hancock 53-36.
– Dollar Bay defeated Jeffers 47-35.
– Baraga stopped Chassell 50-35.
– Ontonagon stifled Republic-Michigamme 51-14.

In boys’ action tonight…
– Houghton welcomes Ishpeming.
– Calumet plays at Dollar Bay.
– Hancock visits Lake Linden-Hubbell.
– Jeffers hosts Republic-Michigamme.
– Chassell entertains Watersmeet.
– L’Anse plays at Baraga.
– Ontonagon visits Ewen-Trout Creek.

Anderson Drives
Anderson Drives – MTU Image

MTU Splits with NMU
The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team won its ninth straight game last night, beating Northern Michigan 57-49. The game was close until the final minute, as the Huskies sank some late free throws to ice the win. Morgan Anderson led Tech with 16 points. Alyssa Colla scored 15 for the Wildcats.

Stelzer Dribbles - MTU Image
Stelzer dribbles – MTU Image

The Michigan Tech men’s team fell behind early, and couldn’t catch up, as they lost to Northern 67-62. The Huskies trailed by 16 in the first half, before rallying to pull within three in the closing seconds. Ben Stelzer led the charge with a career-best 37 points. Luke Heller scored a career-high 17 points. The rest of the Huskies combined for eight points.

See highlights of both games here.

After sweeping Alabama-Huntsville last weekend, the Michigan Tech hockey team has moved up to fifth in this week’s USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. You can see both polls here.

NHL – Red Wings Resting
The Red Wings are off until Thursday night, when they play at Colorado. Faceoff is at 9:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.

NBA – Pistons Prepare for Heat
The Pistons host the Heat tonight. Tip-off is at 7:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.

As expected, Detroit signed veteran point guard John Lucas III to a 10-day contract yesterday. The 31-year-old just finished a stint playing in China. He’ll get a look as the fill-in for injured guard Brandon Jennings.

MLB – Former Tiger Bergman Dies
Former Tigers’ first baseman Dave Bergman died yesterday after a three-year battle with cancer. Bergman played 17 seasons in the majors, nine of them in Detroit. He was a key member of the 1984 championship team. Dave Bergman was 61.

Our high school hockey coverage continues a week from tonight, when Hancock entertains Houghton in the annual Wing Ding game. Hear the Copper Country’s most complete hockey and basketball coverage this winter on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

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