Sports: Wings and Pistons Lose
The Wings lost to the Kings last night, 1-0 in Los Angeles. Detroit couldn't connect on any of its 20 shots on Jonathan Quick and did not convert on five power-play chances. Justin Williams scored just over two minutes into the game. Red Wings goalie Jonas Gustavsson made 26 saves in the loss.
The Kings won their 8th in a row. Detroit plays Thursday in San Jose and Saturday in Nashville.
The Pistons lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-93. A 20-3 run by the Cavs in the third quarter did the Pistons in. Reggie Jackson led Detroit with 22 points. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 21 and Andre Drummond contributed 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. LeBron James had 19 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists for Cleveland. The Pistons host the New York Knicks on Friday.
Pistons Sign Shawne Williams
The Pistons claimed veteran forward Shawne Williams off waivers from Miami yesterday. The 29-year-old has also played for Indiana, Dallas, New York, New Jersey, and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Connar Tava had 13 points, David Brown added 12 and A.J. Avery came off the bench to score 11 as Western Michigan held on to beat Ball State 53-48 in a defensive battle on Tuesday night.
CMU beat EMU 72-56 to go to 21-5 and 11-4 in the Mid American Conference.
MSU hosts Minnesota on Thursday. They’re 19-8 overall and 10-4 in the Big Ten.
The Wolverines are back in action on Saturday when they visit 16th-ranked Maryland.
High School Boys Basketball
TJ Fisk 30 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Lakeview Spartans to their second win on the season, 79-70 over the Three Rivers Wildcats.
8th Ranked Harper Creek goes to 16-2 with an 82-62 win over Parma Western. Khylen Watkins scored 33 points for the Beavers.
Battle Creek Central 47, Portage Central 42 (BC Central 11-7)
Jackson Northwest 53, Pennfield 39 (Pennfield 9-9)
Litchfield 78, Calhoun Christian 43 (Calhoun Christian 1-18)
Marshall Academy 59, Northwest Alternative 27. Nate Spotts with 15 points.
Charlotte 74, Marshall 56 (Marshall 8-9)
Athens 47, Centreville 44 (Athens 6-11) Jonah Harris had 23 points, 10 rebounds.
Bellevue 49, Maple Valley 47 (Bellevue 13-5, Maple Valley 3-14) Chris Patterson with 11 points.
Delton 58, Byron Center Zion Christian 39 (Delton 10-6) Cogan McCoy had 18.
Kalamazoo Christian 69, Galesburg-Augusta 55 (Galesburg-Augusta 4-14)
Portage Northern 54, Gull Lake 36 (Gull Lake 1-15)
Michigan Center 63, Homer 50 (Homer 9-8)
Lakewood-Lake Odessa 49, Olivet 36 (Olivet 9-8)
Portage Central 44, Battle Creek Central 31 (BC Central 6-12)
Lakeview 35, Three Rivers 34 (Lakeview 11-8)
Harper Creek 50, Parma Western 20 (Harper Creek 13-6) Olivia Leson scored 19.
Jackson Northwest 64, Pennfield 56 (Pennfield 8-11)
Marshall 45, Charlotte 33 (Marshall 18-1) Marshall improved to 18-1 on the year with the win, led by Logan Kiessling's 13 points and eight rebounds.
Calhoun Christian 48, Litchfield 32 (Calhoun Christian 9-9) Abby Parks scored a career-high 24 points.
Athens 41, Reading 30 (Athens 12-6) Hailee Hurst scored 12 points.
Bellevue 59, Barry County Christian 13 (Bellevue 11-8) Tara Kuiper had 15 and Bailey Whitcomb scored 12 points.
Bronson 62, Colon 8 (Bronson 13-5) Kinslea Blouin scored 15.
Climax-Scotts 59, Tekonsha 12 (Climax-Scotts 12-6, Tekonsha 4-11)
Fennville 40, Delton 34 (Delton 6-12)
Kalamazoo Christian 40, Galesburg-Augusta 38 (Galesburg-Augusta 14-5)
Portage Northern 55, Gull Lake 53 (Gull Lake 11-8)
Olivet 55, Lake Odessa-Lakewood 38 (Olivet 14-4) Alissa Costello had 18.
Homer 65, Union City 24 (Homer 15-4, Union City 3-16)
Wednesday, Girls Basketball
Bronson vs. Centerville (Bronson 13-5)
The Climax-Scotts/Martin co-op team heads to the State Wrestling Finals this Friday and Saturday at Kellogg Arena.
Tigers Spring Training
The Tigers have signed reliever Joba Chamberlain to a one-year, one million dollar deal. Tigers’ President, Dave Dombrowski says, “He did a solid job for us last year and his addition will strengthen our bullpen.” The 29 year old Chamberlain was especially tough in the first half of last season for Detroit and ranked second among American League relievers with 29 holds. He could earn another half-million with incentives. To create a spot on the 40-man roster, the Tigers have designated pitcher Chad Smith for assignment.
The Tigers’ first exhibition game is next Monday, March 2nd, against Florida Southern.
The Michigan Wolverines took to the field Tuesday afternoon inside the Al Glick Fieldhouse for its first spring practice of the Jim Harbaugh era. The Wolverines will workout 14 more times over the next five weeks, and continue to get to know the ins and outs of how their new coach operates. Harbaugh will go through that process, too. Right now, he doesn't know a ton about his players, and his players don't know a ton about him.
Athlete of the Week
This week’s WBCK/Meijer athlete of the week is Athens High School’s Jonah Harris. After scoring a career-high 27 points and seven rebounds on Monday against Springport, he followed it up with 23 points and 10 rebounds against Centreville Tuesday night. He's currently averaging 14.8 points a game and nine rebounds. Congratulations to Jonah Harris of Athens, this week's Athlete of the Week.