Sports: MSU Wins; Forbes with 3-point record
Big Ten Basketball
Number-two Michigan State rolled over Rutgers 97-66 on the road Wednesday night. Bryn Forbes led the Spartans with a career-high 33 points as he drained a Big Ten record 11 three-point shots, Eron Harris had 15 points, Denzel Valentine added 14 points and Matt Costello scored 10 points and had 15 rebounds.
MSU, 25-5 overall and 12-5 in the Big Ten, wraps up the regular season Saturday as they host Ohio State.
U-of-M hosts Iowa on Saturday.
KCC Women Lose
The KCC Women’s basketball team ends the season with a 74-56 loss to Grand Rapids Community College. They finish with a 9-17 record.
The Red Wings lost 5-2 to the Blackhawks Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena. Brad Richards and Gustav Nyquist scored for Detroit. Petr Mrazek returned to the net after missing Monday's game against Dallas with a sore groin. Mrazek turned aside 28 shots.
The Red Wings and Blackhawks play the second of a home-and-home series Sunday in Chicago.
Wings Selected for World Cup
Seven Red Wings were named Wednesday to preliminary rosters of various World Cup teams: Justin Abdelkader (USA), Pavel Datsyuk (Russia), Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall (Sweden), Petr Mrazek (Czech Republic), Dylan Larkin (North America) and Tomas Tatar (World). Each squad was required to select 16 players now. Full-23man rosters will be filled out at a later date, so more Red Wings could be selected. The tournament runs from Sept. 17-Oct. 1 in Toronto.
The Piston four-game winning streak came to an end as they lost to the Spurs Wednesday night 97-81. Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris each had 16 points for Detroit.
The Spurs are now 29-0 at home. The Pistons will travel to New York to play the Knicks Saturday.
The Tigers beat the Pirates 10-3 and lost to the Yankees 10-9 in split squad road games in Grapefruit League action Wednesday afternoon. JaCoby Jones had a two-run homer and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a solo home run against Pittsburgh. The Tigers let a seven run lead slip away. New starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey had a great outing, with three perfect innings. Backup catcher Bryan Holaday, fighting an uphill battle for a job, hit a grand slam. Today, the Tigers are on the road again against the Atlanta Braves. Daniel Norris will make his first Spring Training start and Shane Greene, Mark Lowe and Justin Wilson will also work off the mound.
Michigan Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh was the Tigers’ first base coach the first three innings in Bradenton. He was decked out in the Tigers' gray road uniform with number-four, the number he wore as quarterback of the Wolverines in the 1980's.
After being replaced by Alan Trammell, Harbaugh watched the rest of a 10-3 win from the dugout.
High School Boys Basketball
Three Rivers 73, Pennfield 69.
Sturgis 45, Harper Creek 35.
Delton-Kellogg 61, Bloomingdale 36. Cogan McCoy had 29.
Parma Western 74, Marshall 72.
Athens 55, Springport 42.
Lakeview vs. Battle Creek Central. Catch the action at 7pm on WBCK!
Girls Basketball – District Quarterfinals
Class A- Lakeview beat Gull Lake, 52-42.
Battle Creek Central beat Parma Western, 60-43. Lakeview will face Battle Creek Central in the district final on Friday.
Class B–Harper Creek 61, Parchment 48.
Marshall beat Comstock, 58-38. Marshall will host Harper Creek in Friday's district final.
Homer 49, Bronson 36.
Union City 35, Reading 26.
Quincy will host Union City in Friday’s District title game.
Delton Kellogg 56, Galesburg-Augusta 43. Delton takes on Springport at Maple Valley on Friday.
St. Phillip 49, Calhoun Christian 25.
Bellevue 42, Tekonsha 17.
St. Phillip will host Bellevue on Friday for the District Championship.
Climax-Scotts beat Martin, 50-34. Climax Scotts will host a regional next week.
Athens 68, Marcellus 34. Athens takes on Mendon on Friday.