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Williams’ Hat Trick Leads Kings Victory – Sunday Sports Wrap

High School

In hockey Saturday…
• Aiden Williams’ hat trick led Calumet to a 9-2 trouncing of Escanaba. Paul Sturos scored twice, and Tom Erkkila, Braydon Cima, Dan Loukus and Cliff Jurmu also found the net. Aksel Loukus made 28 saves.
• Hancock fell to Grandville 6-3. 
• Jeffers lost to Gaylord 4-1.

In boys basketball…
• The Lake Linden-Hubbell game against Ontonagon was called off because of poor weather. No make-up date has been announced.

The Copper Country Christian School swept its basketball games against the Delta County Knights Saturday.
• The girls team took their opener 24-8, and then won the second contest 30-25. Nora Holmes scored 12 points in the first contest, and 16 in the second.
• The boys team won their first contest 49-33, and took the finale 45-34. Daba Holmes scored 18 in the early game, and Riley Anderson led the Warriors with 10 in the closer.

College Basketball

Both Michigan Tech basketball teams earned victories over Davenport University Saturday afternoon.
• The women’s team outscored the Panthers 86-75. Ellie Mackay scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Alex Rondorf added 20 points.
• The men’s team claimed a 73-61 victory. Trent Bell had 18 points and 16 rebounds, and Eric Carl also scored 18.

Both Northern Michigan University teams lost to Grand Valley State Saturday – the women 61-48, and the men 79-67.

The Finlandia basketball teams split their games at Maranatha Baptist Saturday.
• Katie Lundeen scored 31 points, as the women’s team cruised to a 60-49 win.
• The men’s team fell 81-69. Rae’quan Funches scored 20.

The women’s team will visit Mount Mary this afternoon. 

College Hockey

Both of this weekend’s Michigan Tech hockey games against Northern Michigan University were postponed because of COVID-19 issues with the Wildcats. No make-up dates have been announced.

The Finlandia women’s hockey team suffered a tough 3-2 loss to Adrian College Saturday. Aleah Giddings and Breanna Bisek scored for Finlandia. Kayla Savoie-Penton made 43 saves, as the Bulldogs outshot the Lions 46-12.

The Finlandia men’s hockey team dropped a 2-1 decision at Lawrence University Saturday. P.J. Donnelly netted the Lions’ only goal. Marcus Gloss made 34 saves, as Finlandia was outshot 34-11.

NHL

The Detroit Red Wings lost to the Nashville Predators 4-1 Saturday. Adam Erne netted Detroit’s lone goal. Alex Nedeljkovic made 21 saves.

The Wings host the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday. Coverage begins at 7:15 on 99.3 The Lift.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons visit the Denver Nuggets tonight.

NFL

In the Divisional round of the NFL playoffs Saturday…
• Evan McPherson’s 52-yard field goal as time expired gave the Cincinnati Bengals a 19-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
• Robbie Gould connected from 45 yards out as time expired to give the San Francisco 49ers a 13-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers. The Pack held a 10-3 lead with five minutes remaining, but Talanoa Hufanga returned a blocked Green Bay punt six yards for a touchdown to tie the game. After the Packers couldn’t gain a first down on the ensuing drive, the Bengals drove 44 yards in nine plays to set up the winning kick.

Today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Los Angeles Rams in a 3:00 game, and the Buffalo Bills visit the Kansas City Chiefs for a 6:30 matchup.

Hear all of the NFL playoff games, including the Super Bowl, on 99.3 The Lift.

After yesterday’s Packers’ loss, discussion immediately began about the future of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers said he’d take some time to consider the options, but noted that he did not wish to be a part of a rebuild in Green Bay. Coach Matt LaFleur said the team would be “nuts” not to want Rodgers back.

Local Sports Broadcasts

 • Monday – girls basketball – Marquette at Calumet – 7:00 pregame on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3. 
 • Tuesday – hockey – Negaunee at Calumet – 5:40 pregame on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
 • Thursday – boys basketball – Calumet at Houghton – 7:00 pregame on KBear 102.3.
• Friday – hockey – Salem at Calumet – 6:40 pregame on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
• Friday – hockey – Bay Port at Houghton – 6:40 pregame on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Saturday – hockey – Salem at Houghton – 1:40 pregame on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.

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