College Basketball

It was a thriller last night at University Arena in Read Fieldhouse as the WMU Broncos beat Ball State 95-93 in double overtime.  Ball State tied it at 76 with three seconds left, but Connar Tava (Tavee) tipped in the game-winner as time expired in the second overtime.  David Brown scored a career-high 35.  The Broncos play at Toledo on Saturday night.

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Kent State beat Eastern Michigan 65-59.

Central Michigan beat Miami of Ohio 105-77 to move to 12-2.

The KCC Women’s Basketball team beat Muskegon Community College 68-64.

Kayla Freeman led KCC with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 blocks.

The KCC Men lost to Muskegon, 69-51.

U of M hosts Northwestern Saturday night.

The Michigan State Spartans play Saturday at Maryland.

Pistons

The Pistons lost to New Orleans 105-94 last night at the Palace of Auburn Hills.   The Pistons fell apart in the second quarter and found themselves trailing by 22 at the half. It was a poor night for Andre Drummond as he was held to two points and two rebounds in 22 minutes.  Brandon Jennings led Detroit with 19 points.  Greg Monroe added 16.  The Pistons play at Indiana tomorrow and host Philadelphia on Saturday night.

Red Wings

The Red Wings wrap up a six game road trip tonight in St. Louis.  The Wings will host Nashville on Saturday night.

Whalers to Move from Plymouth

The Plymouth Whalers will be moving from suburban Detroit to Flint next season.  The junior hockey team has been around since 1990 and were named the Plymouth Whalers in 1997.  The sale is pending league approval, but the team is expected to open the next season in Flint.

Wrestling

The Lakeview “A” wrestling team beat Kalamazoo Central 52-15 and Mattawan 72-3 to move to 4-0 in the SMAC East.  Brennen Gooding and Stephon Moody each earned a pair of pins.

Coldwater 51, Pennfield 27

Marshall 39, Pennfield 35

Jackson Northwest 48, Harper Creek 30

Charlotte 50, Harper Creek 30.

 

High School Girls Basketball

Athens 37, Mendon 23.   Ally Fuller finished with 17 points.

MARIOTA TO THE NFL

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has declared himself eligible for the NFL draft.  He will forgo his senior year.

Tigers Spring Training

Detroit Tigers pitchers David Price, Al Alburquerque and Alfredo Simon along with outfielder J.D. Martinez have filed for arbitration.  Tomorrow, representatives for the players and the team will exchange salary proposals and an arbitrator will decide if hearings are needed for an agreement.  Detroit has not had a case go to a hearing since Dave Dombrowski became team president and general manager in 2002.

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

Athlete of the Week

We head to the lanes for this week's Athlete of the Week. It may be a new conference, but the Marshall Redhawks look to continue the same success that they had last year where they missed out on making it to State by 60 pins. A member of the Boys squad that missed out individually was sophomore Brady Brisson, who was two pins short as a freshman in regionals. He's in playoff form so far, as he currently leads the Interstate 8 Conference with a 232 average in four games, including a conference-high 265 shot at M-66 Bowl on January 7th. His low game so far is 201, and we're still waiting on the results from games on Monday and Tuesday. Congratulaions Brady!

Go on line today to nominate our WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week!   It’s easy to nominate someone you think is deserving of an award.  The winner will get mentioned on WBCK and at wbckfm.com and also get a trophy from Recognition Inc. in Battle Creek. We’ll announce a new WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week each Wednesday.