Across the State….

Pistons

The Pistons lost in Indiana 114-109 on Wednesday.  Andre Drummond posted an 18-point, 16-rebound, double-double in the defeat.  Greg Monroe added 16 with nine boards as the Pistons had a two-game winning streak snapped. Detroit hosts the Denver Nuggets tomorrow night.
 

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College Basketball

Connar Tava's driving layup lifted Western Michigan to a 67-66 victory over Kent State on Wednesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. Tucker Haymond led Western Michigan (14-8, 5-4 Mid-American), which shot 50 percent, with 17 points. Tava and David Brown had 16 each.

Bowling Green beat Central Michigan 76-74.

Toledo beat Eastern Michigan 84-60.

Michigan hosts Iowa tonight at 7pm.

The Michigan Women’s team visits MSU tonight.

Michigan State hosts Illinois this Saturday at the Breslin Center.

Red Wings

The Red Wings play in Colorado tonight.  The Wings have won seven of their last eight.  The Wings have recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids and are also bringing up veteran goalie Jonas Gustavsson from his conditioning loan with the Griffins.

Goalie Tom McCollum is headed back to Grand Rapids.  Gustavsson hasn't played for the Red Wings since injuring his shoulder Nov. 5. Detroit has also been without starting goalie Jimmy Howard, who injured his groin last month.

High School

The Lakeview wrestling team beat Battle Creek Central, 60-18. The Spartans improved to 20-4 overall and 5-0 in the division.

Sturgis 54, Pennfield 27

Pennfield 64, Parchment 24

Bronson 59, Comstock 24

Bronson 56, Marshall 18

Boys Basketball

Delton 43, Parchment 37 Delton outscored Parchment 20-1 in the first quarter.  Landon Grizzle paced the Panthers with 14.

Tonight…Bronson at White Pigeon

Girls Basketball

Parchment 52. Delton 33

Tonight… St. Philip at Pittsford, Homer at Athens, Bellevue at Tekonsha, Waldron at Colon, Union City at Reading

West Michigan Wolves

The West Michigan Wolves Jr. Hockey team lost 1-0 to the Metro Jets at the Rink. The two teams play the second game of the home-and-home set on Saturday night in Waterford.

National Signing Day

College football's national signing day was yesterday, as recruits made their commitments official.

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, but he was able to salvage his 2015 recruiting class.  The Wolverines brought in 14 players, ranking 49th according to rivals.com.  That’s only 8 slots better than MAC Team WMU, which was ranked 57th and tops in the conference.

Harbaugh was able to flip cornerback Keith Washington from Cal and running back Karan Higdon from Iowa.  In addition, tight end Tyrone Wheatley Junior selected the Wolverines and Shelton Johnson is expected to be a 15th for Michigan, but hasn't signed his letter of intent yet.


Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio continued to build on the program's recent success on National Signing Day.  The Spartans hauled in 20 recruits and finished 22nd nationally according to rivals.com. Michigan State had the third best class in the Big Ten behind Ohio State and Penn State.

Broncos' head coach P.J. Fleck — the reigning MAC Coach of the Year — announced the 25 signees on Wednesday as part of National Signing day. The 2015 class leads the MAC and ranks 57th in the nation, according to Scout.com.

Lakeview's Jake Herbers is planning to be a preferred walk-on at Minnesota as he pursues a dream to play in the Big 10.  Herbers had a scholarship offer to be a punter at University of Buffalo said in the end, it wasn’t where he wanted to go.

Battle Creek Centrals’ Michael Pettis, a 6-foot-2 linebacker is headed to Grand Valley State University.

Harper Creek linebacker Brandon Hutson decided to commit to Notre Dame as a preferred walk-on for the football program.

Pennfield running back DaWan Smith and Lakeview’s Hunter Bost are headed to Siena Heights University.

Tigers Spring Training

Just 15 days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training in Lakeland.