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White, Mackay, Hoyt Earn Top GLIAC Hoops Honors – Sunday Sports Wrap

High School

In hockey Saturday…
 • Houghton defeated Hancock 3-1. Matthew Rowe, Landon Stevens and Zane Beyer scored for the Gremlins. Todd Anderson found the net for the Bulldogs. Jimmy Pietila made 27 saves for Houghton, and Brandon Pietila stopped 26 shots for Hancock.
• Calumet outskated Marquette 5-3. Jackson Rilei scored twice for the Copper Kings. Dean Loukus had a goal and three assists. Carson Kariniemi and Noah Jukuri also scored for Calumet, and Nolan Sturos had a couple of assists. Aksel Loukus made 26 saves.

LATE ADDITION: Hockey playoff pairings have been announced by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. In our region, regional semifinals will be played March 16th at the SDC. Calumet will face Jeffers at 5:30, and Hancock will meet Houghton at 8:00. The regional title game will be played March 20th at 5:30. All games will be broadcast on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

In girls basketball Saturday…
• Hancock shut down Ishpeming 34-19.
• Baraga doubled up Jeffers 70-35.

In boys action Saturday…
• Jeffers overpowered Baraga 96-26. Christian Hocking led the Jets with 22 points. Levi Frahm added 21, and Johnny Schutz scored 20.
• Dollar Bay-Tamarack City defeated L’Anse 72-58.

College Basketball

Both Michigan Tech basketball teams will play for Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament titles today…
• The top-seeded women will face Ashland at 1:00. The Huskies have won 17 straight.
• The third-seeded men’s team will meet Ashland at 2:30.

Both Huskies squads were well represented on the GLIAC All-Star Teams…
• From the women’s team, Ellie Mackay was honored as GLIAC Player of the Year, and was named to the All-GLIAC first team. Jordan Ludescher and Cassidy Trotter were named to the All-GLIAC second team. Trotter and Baillie McGirk were selected as All-GLIAC defensive team members. Head Coach Sam Hoyt was named GLIAC Coach of the Year after leading the Huskies to the regular-season championship.
• From the men’s team, Owen White was named GLIAC Player of the Year and was placed on the All-GLIAC first team and the All-GLIAC defensive team. Dawson Bilski received All-GLIAC second team honors.

From Northern Michigan University…
• Makaylee Kuhn was named to the women’s All-GLIAC first team.
• Max Bjorklund and Dolapo Olayinka were named to the men’s All-GLIAC second team.

College Hockey

The 19th-ranked Michigan Tech hockey team concluded its regular season with a 3-2 loss at fourth-ranked Minnesota State Saturday night. Alec Broetzman’s goal early in the second period gave the Huskies a brief lead, but the Mavericks scored three straight to take command. Tristan Ashbrook’s goal in the final minute narrowed the gap.

The Huskies will be seeded fifth, as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Tournament opens next weekend. They’ll face Bemidji State in a best-of-three quarterfinal series in Minnesota. In the other quarterfinals, sixth-seed Northern Michigan will skate at Bowling Green, second-seed Lake Superior State will host Alabama-Huntsville, and top-seed Minnesota State will entertain Ferris State.

The Finlandia University hockey team wrapped up its season with a 5-2 loss to Lawrence University Saturday night. Goals by Tyler Watungwa and Blake Gutterman staked the Lions to a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period, but the Vikings scored five unanswered goals to put the game away. In his final game, Marcus Gloss stopped 17 shots, giving him a new Finlandia career record of 1,813. Santeri Seppainen replaced Gloss midway through the game, and also stopped 17 shots. The Lions finish the season with a record of 1-7. They did not qualify for the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs.

College Volleyball

The Michigan Tech volleyball team’s matches against Purdue Northwest this weekend were canceled.

The Northern Michigan University volleyball team defeated Wisconsin-Parkside 3-1 yesterday, to complete a weekend sweep.

NHL

The Detroit Red Wings are off until Tuesday, when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning. Coverage begins at 7:15 on 99.3 The Lift.

NBA

Because of the all-star break, the Detroit Pistons won’t play again until they visit the Charlotte Hornets Thursday.

MLB

The Detroit Tigers held off the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 in Grapefruit League play Saturday. Michael Fulmer and Tarik Skubal each gave up one hit over two scoreless innings. All of Baltimore’s runs came in the final two innings.

The Tigers face the Toronto Blue Jays this afternoon. José Ureña will start for Detroit.

In Cactus League action, the Milwaukee Brewers lost 3-1 to the Chicago Cubs. .

The Brewers have today off.

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