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MTU Women’s Hoops Stuns GVSU – Sunday Sports Wrap

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High School

In high school hockey Saturday…
• Houghton remained unbeaten, with a 9-4 victory over Salem. Gab Carlson had two goals and two assists for the Gremlins. Sully Rajala scored twice. Camden Markham, Landon Stevens and Connor Arko each had a goal and two assists. Mike Maillette and Connor Raffaelli each scored once. Bryant Lee made 28 saves.
• Calumet lost to Escanaba 3-1.
• Hancock blanked Grandville 6-0. Dominick Pizzi, Brady Galetto, Jackson Sintkowski, Max Heinonen, Benett Sturos and Ian Nordstrom scored for Hancock. Dan Wroblewski stopped 14 shots to earn the shutout in net.

The Copper Country Christian School girls basketball team defeated the Washington Island Bucks 40-22, and the Delta County Knights 52-29 Saturday. Seventh-grader Lynea Jackson totaled 46 points in the two games. The CCCS boys team lost 56-8 to the Bucks, and 50-30 to the Knights.

College Hockey

The 14th-ranked Michigan Tech hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie at Ferris State Saturday night. The Bulldogs won the bonus Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings point in the shootout. Logan Pietila scored goals in the first and second periods, and the Huskies carried a 2-1 lead into the third. After Ferris tied the game, Jake Crespi’s unassisted tally with six-and-a-half minutes remaining in regulation put Tech back on top. The Bulldogs forced the extra period with 82 seconds remaining, after pulling their goalie. Blake Pietila stopped 27 shots in net.

The Northern Michigan hockey team earned a weekend split at Bemidji State with a 5-2 victory Saturday night.

Nate Holm’s goal in overtime gave the Finlandia men’s hockey team a 6-5 victory over Lawrence University Saturday. The Lions dominated early, building a 5-1 lead early in the third period. Owen Schmidt and James Eng each scored twice, and Max Messier found the net once. The Vikings roared back, with two late power play goals, and two more tallies with their goalie pulled for an extra attacker in the final 36 seconds of regulation to force overtime. Dakota Meyer made 32 saves to earn the win in net.

The Finlandia women’s hockey team’s brutal weekend at Adrian College ended with an 11-0 loss to the Bulldogs Saturday. The Lions were outshot 122-1. In the two games against the fifth-ranked Bulldogs, the Lions were outscored 30-0, and outshot 228-6.

College Basketball

Isabella Lenz’ jump shot at the buzzer lifted the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team to a 57-56 victory over fourth-ranked Grand Valley State Saturday. Lenz led the Huskies with 15 points, as Tech overcame an eight-point deficit at the end of the third quarter.

The MTU men’s team lost to the Lakers 74-61. Adam Hobson led the Huskies with 16 points.

Both NMU teams earned wins over Davenport Saturday – the women 57-46, the men 89-74.

The Finlandia University women’s basketball team overpowered Mount Mary 80-48 Saturday. Natalie Bartle led the Lions with 22 points. Maija Rice added 20, and Martina Jahfetson scored 16.

The Finlandia men’s team has the weekend off.


The Calumet Wolverines lost 10-7 to the Marquette Mutineers Saturday night.

The Portage Lake Pioneers had the weekend off.


The Red Wings lost to the Flyers 2-1 Saturday evening. All the scoring came in the third period, with Philadelphia picking up their two goals midway through, and Lucas Raymond getting a final-minute tally for Detroit.

The Wings host the Sharks Tuesday. Coverage will begin at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.


The Pistons entertain the Bucks Monday night. Coverage will begin at 6:35 on 99.3 The Lift.


Divisional playoff games are being played this weekend.

• Patrick Mahomes suffered an early ankle injury, but still led the Chiefs to a 27-20 victory over the Jaguars.
• The Eagles routed the Giants 38-7.

• The Bills welcome the Bengals in a 3:00 matchup.
• The Cowboys visit the 49ers for a 6:30 tilt.

Hear all of the NFL playoff games on 99.3 The Lift.


Former Brewers general manager Sal Bando has died. Bando was best-known as the third baseman and captain of the Athletics teams that won three straight World Series in the 1970s. In 1977, he became Milwaukee’s first free agent signee, and played five seasons for the Brewers. He joined the front office staff after his retirement as a player, and eventually served as GM for most of the 1990s. Sal Bando was 78 years old, and had been battling cancer.

Upcoming local sports broadcasts:

  • Tuesday – Calumet hockey skates at Negaunee. Coverage will begin at 6:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
  • Tuesday – Finlandia women’s basketball hosts Wisconsin-Superior. Coverage will begin at 6:40 on the Voice of the Lions, 99.3 The Lift.
  • Thursday – Houghton boys basketball plays at Calumet. Coverage will begin at 6:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
  • Friday – Houghton hockey hosts Bay Port. Coverage begins at 6:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
  • Saturday – Calumet hockey welcomes De Pere. Coverage begins at 3:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.

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