Sports: Pistons beat the Heat
Across the State….
The Pistons beat the Miami Heat 108-91. Detroit led by 21 at one point early in the game. D.J. Augustin had 25 points and 13 assists. Andre Drummond had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Pistons, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18. Greg Monroe had 12 points and nine rebounds. The Pistons were without point guard Brandon Jennings, out for the season with an Achilles injury. He was on the sidelines last night on crutches. Miami had Luol Deng back, after missing three games. But they were without injured star Dwyane Wade. Chris Bosh scored 34 points for the Heat. The Pistons head to Indiana on Wednesday.
Tonight in the MAC…
CMU hosts Bowling Green
EMU is at Toledo
WMU hosts Kent State.
Michigan hosts Iowa on Thursday.
The Michigan Women’s team visits MSU on Thursday.
Michigan State hosts Illinois this Saturday at the Breslin Center.
The Red Wings play in Colorado tomorrow night. The Wings have won seven of their last eight overall to enter tomorrow's tilt 29-12-and-9 on the season.
Lions Raise Ticket Prices
It will cost more to see the Detroit Lions at Ford Field next season. Reports say the Lions will be raising season-ticket prices by just over four percent. The average ticket will reportedly cost just under 87 dollars apiece.
High School Basketball
Lakeview let a first quarter lead slip away in a 80-64 loss to Harper Creek. The Beavers got 24 points from senior TraVon Johnson to move them to 11-1 on the season. Senior Khylen Watkins added 15 and senior James Cadena chipped in 14 for the 10th-ranked team in Class B.
Pennfield 67, Schoolcraft 52 (Pennfield 8-5) Devaire Todd had 13.
Quincy 58, Athens 31 (Quincy 10-0, Athens 3-7)
Bellevue 72, Burr Oak 35 (Bellevue 8-4) Cam Shaw finished with a season-high 21.
Climax-Scotts 63, Tekonsha 25 (Climax-Scotts 11-2, Tekonsha 2-10) Dallas Froberg scored 24.
Delton 52, Kalamazoo Christian 35 (Delton 6-4) Landon Grizzle with 14.
Homer 69, Springport 30 (Homer 8-4)
Concord 56, Union City 43 (Union City 10-2)
Caledonia vs. Gull Lake – Cancelle
Harper Creek 45, Lakeview 42 (Harper Creek 7-6, Lakeview 6-6) Charley Andrews with a season-high 20.
Pennfield 52, Schoolcraft 45 (Pennfield 7-6) England Bennett had 16.
St. Philip 33, Bellevue 23 (St. Philip 12-2, Bellevue 5-7) Megan Gordon with 11 points and nine rebounds and Kameron Haley with 11 points and seven steals.
Marshall 51, Holt 47 (Marshall 13-1) Nikki Tucker posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds
Calhoun Christian 36, Barry County Christian 11 (Calhoun Christian 7-7) Emmy Williams had a double-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds
Bronson 33, Mendon 25 (Bronson 9-2) Alexa Ratkowski finished with a game-high 12.
Delton 44, Kalamazoo Christian 39 (Delton 4-7) Kristen Mohn recorded a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds.
Olivet 63, Quincy 28 (Olivet 9-4, Quincy 1-12)
Gull Lake vs. Stevensville-Lakeshore – Cancelled
Wednesday in Boys Basketball
Delton vs. Parchment
Maple Valley vs. Capital Homeschool Athletic Program (Maple Valley 1-10)
Girls Basketball Wednesday
Delton vs. Parchment
West Michigan Wolves
The West Michigan Wolves Jr. Hockey team will play the Metro Jets tonight at 7pm at the Rink. The two teams will then play the second game of the home-and-home set on Saturday night in Waterford. The Wolves are 24-14-1. Metro is 25-12-2. Both teams are in second place in their respective divisions.
First Black PGA Golfer Dies at 92
Charlie Sifford, who broke the color barrier in golf as the first PGA Tour member, died Tuesday night. He never got to play in the Masters, but Sifford won tournaments in the World Golf Hall of Fame and received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. Sifford, who recently suffered a stroke, was 92.
Super Bowl Parade
The Super Bowl victory parade for the New England Patriots is today. The celebration was initially planned for Tuesday, but was pushed back a day as crews worked to clear downtown Boston streets after yet another snowstorm. Today's parade begins at 11 a.m. Eastern. Players and coaches will travel from the Prudential Center to City Hall.
National Signing Day
College football's national signing day is today. Recruits can sign their national letter of intent, making their commitment official. The Michigan Wolverines, with new head coach Jim Harbaugh, will be waiting to see how many recruits they can get signed to the 2015 class. Four-star running back Karan Higdon will tell us today whether he’s going to Michigan or Iowa. Mark Dantonio will gather his signed faxes in the morning and introduce his class of 18 in the afternoon.
Lakeview's Jake Herbers is planning to be a walk-on at Minnesota. Herbers had a scholarship offer to be a punter at University of Buffalo but instead he will be a part of the Minnesota roster as a walk-on and prepare to compete in the Big Ten.
Reed to Stand Trial
A judge is expected to order former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed to stand trial on third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges. District Judge Kenneth King is scheduled to sign the order Wednesday morning that will bind the 29-year-old Reed over to Wayne County Circuit Court. King dismissed the charges in August after hearing evidence and finding what he said were inconsistencies in the alleged victim's story. Prosecutors appealed and Circuit Judge Michael Callahan reinstated the case. Reed was playing for the Tigers last spring when a 45-year-old woman says she was drugged at a bar before being taken to a Detroit casino hotel on the eve of Opening Day. Reed insists the sex was consensual. Reed played for the Tigers and Triple-A Toledo last season.
Tigers Spring Training
Just 16 days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training in Lakeland.