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Tech Women Win, Men Fall Despite Monroe’s 50 – Friday Sports Wrap

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In high school girls basketball last night…
– Houghton downed Ontonagon 67-42.
– Hancock defeated L’Anse 49-32.
– Calumet fell to Escanaba 65-59.
– Baraga got past Lake Linden-Hubbell 50-38.
– Chassell shut down Dollar Bay-Tamarack City 67-26.
– Jeffers beat Wakefield-Marenisco 52-39.
– Ewen-Trout Creek routed Watersmeet 65-30.

In high school hockey last night…
– Calumet mercied Negaunee 9-0.
– L’Anse lost to Kingsford 8-1.

Houghton and Hancock will renew their annual Wing Ding rivalry tonight. The boys basketball game will tip off at 5:30 at the Houghton gym. That’s the varsity start time – there will be no JV contest. The hockey game between the Bulldogs and Gremlins will follow at 7:00 at Dee Stadium. Our pregame coverage of both contests will start around 5:10 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

In other hockey games tonight…
– L’Anse entertains Phillips.

In other boys hoops contests this evening…
– Calumet welcomes West Iron County.
– L’Anse plays at Lake Linden-Hubbell.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City entertains Ontonagon.
– Jeffers tips off at Chassell.
– Baraga hosts Republic-Michigamme.

The Finlandia University men’s hockey team skates at St. Norbert College tonight and tomorrow night.

The Lions women’s hockey squad plays at Adrian College tomorrow night and Sunday afternoon.

Both Finlandia basketball teams entertain Silver Lake College tomorrow. The women’s game starts at 1:00, and the men’s game at 3:00. We’ll provide broadcast coverage of the women’s contest starting at 12:40 on 99.3 The Lift, and 993TheLift.com.

The Lions have introduced four new soccer players. Willow Zimmerman from Queen Creek, Arizona, and Eleanor Babiash from Denmark, Wisconsin, will join the women’s squad. Connor McCoy from Lincoln Alcona High School in Michigan, and Alex Mejia from Houston, Texas, will join the men’s team.

The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team cruised to a 71-43 victory at Saginaw Valley State last night. The 16th-ranked Huskies opened up a big lead early in the second quarter, and were never threatened. Kelli Guy led Tech with 17 points.

Kyle Monroe tied the MTU single game scoring record, but the Tech men’s team lost to SVSU 105-94 in double overtime. Monroe scored 50 points. That set a new record for Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games, and matched the school mark set by Larry Grimes in 1972 in a contest against St. Cloud State.

Both Tech teams play at Northwood tomorrow.

The Northern Michigan University women’s team fell 56-53 at Northwood last evening. The men claimed an 80-72 victory. Both Wildcats teams play at Saginaw Valley State tomorrow.

The Michigan Tech hockey team hosts Bemidji State in the annual Winter Carnival series this weekend. Tonight’s game starts at 7:07 at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Tomorrow’s game begins at 5:07.

The Northern Michigan University hockey squad entertains Alaska-Fairbanks tonight and tomorrow night.

In Great Lakes Hockey League play, the De Pere Deacons will be in town this weekend. They’ll face the Calumet Wolverines tomorrow night at 7:30 at the Colosseum, and the Portage Lake Pioneers Sunday afternoon at 1:00 at Dee Stadium.

The Detroit Pistons host the Los Angeles Clippers this evening.

The Pistons made some adjustments to their bench yesterday, before the NBA trade deadline. They sent center Willie Reed and a second-round draft choice to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for veteran guard Jameer Nelson. They traded Brice Johnson and a second-round pick to the Memphis Grizzles to get forward James Ennis III. Both Reed and Johnson had come to Detroit in the recent Blake Griffin deal.

The Detroit Red Wings visit the Islanders in New York tonight. Pregame coverage begins at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.

The annual Barneløpet will be held Sunday at the Maasto Hiihto Trails. Fun Nordic skiing races for kids ages three through 17 will begin at 1:00 at the Four Seasons chalet. There is no charge. Parents are welcome to ski with their children. The Barneløpet is staged by the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club, the Sons of Norway Ulseth Lodge, and the City of Hancock. See more details here.

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