Sports across Michigan

Pistons

The Pistons have lost three of four and starting point guard Brandon Jennings, who tore an Achilles. They host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavs tonight.

 

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Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings begin the second half of the season tonight against the Florida Panthers in the first of a two-game road trip in Florida. Detroit, who have won five-straight games is a point behind the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Petr Mrazek is expected to get the start in goal for the Wings as Jimmy Howard remains out with a groin injury. The Red Wings will visit the Lightning on Thursday before returning home to host the Islanders Saturday.

The West beat the East in the AHL All Star Game, 14-12.  Red Wings’ prospect Teemu Pulkkinen scored a goal.

College Basketball

Michigan State will have to wait a couple of days to tip off against Rutgers, thanks to the winter storm making its way up the eastern seaboard.  The Spartans and Scarlet Knights were scheduled to play in New Jersey at 9 p.m. tonight. The game has been rescheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday. Broadcast time will be 5pm on WBCK.

Michigan is home against Nebraska. The Wolverines are 12-8 and 5-3 in Big Ten play and are coming off Saturday's loss to number-six Wisconsin.

KCC beat Lake Michigan Community College, 65-63.  Joe Glover 13 points, Ka'Ron Campbell 11 points 4 assist, Mafiaion Joyner 11 points.

The KCC Women’s team lost to Lake Michigan Community College, 79-74.

Boys Basketball

Bronson 45, Centreville 44 (Br 3-6)

Pennfield beat Parchment 67-37.  Ron Jamierson with 12 points, six assists and four rebounds; Deviare Todd had 12 points

Tomorrow, Pennfield hosts Harper Creek in a boys/girls doubleheader and both games will be a 'Red Out,' raising money for the American Heart Association. Both teams will be wearing red socks and red warm-up shirts, and fans and students can buy red American heart Association t-shirts and donate money to the cause.  WBCK will broadcast live, beginning at 7:06pm.

Girls Basketball

Tekonsha 47, Coldwater Pansophia 23.  Kayla Cole finished with a career-high 20 points.

Stockbridge 54, Maple Valley 33.

South Haven 59, Delton Kellogg 36.

Colon 47, Burr Oak 45. Hannah Root finished with 19 points.

Climax-Scotts vs. Camden-Frontier, cancelled.

Tonight….Boys Basketball

St. Joseph at Battle Creek Central  (BCC 5-6)

Lakeview at Stevensville-Lakeshore  (L 1-7)

Colon at St. Philip  (St. P 7-3)

Jackson Christian at Bellevue  (Be 6-3)

Litchfield at Climax-Scotts  (C-S 8-2)

Delton at Kalamazoo Hackett  (D 4-4)

Schoolcraft at Galesburg-Augusta  (G-A 2-8)

Gull Lake at Portage Central  (GL 1-8)

Springport at Maple Valley  (MV 1-6)

Olivet at Chelsea  (O 5-4)

Coldwater at Quincy  (Q 8-0)

Tekonsha at Hillsdale Academy  (T 2-7)

Mendon at Union City  (UC

Girls Basketball

Battle Creek Central at St. Joseph  (BCC 4-7)

Stevensville-Lakeshore at  Lakeview  (L 4-4)

Athens at  Reading  (At 7-3)

Bellevue at Barry County Christian  (Be 4-5)

Centreville at Bronson  (Br 6-2)

Kalamazoo Hackett at Delton  (D 3-6)

Galesburg-Augusta at Schoolcraft  (G-A 9-3)

Portage Central at Gull Lake  (GL 6-5)

Union City at Homer  (UC 2-10, Ho 8-3)

Capital Homeschool Athletic Program at  Maple Valley  (MV

Olivet at Chelsea  (O 7-3)

Quincy at Concord  (Q 1-9)

Superbowl 49

The New England Patriots have arrived in Arizona for Super Bowl 49.  The Patriots earned their eighth Super Bowl appearance in team history following a 45-7 rout of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game.  The Pats are seeking a fourth championship and first since 2004. Super Bowl 49 is set for Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

EMU Player Killed in Crash

Investigators say an Eastern Michigan University basketball player was speeding without a seat belt when she lost control of her vehicle and hit an oncoming vehicle. Junior forward Shanisse Heady and Jordan Hopkins died Sunday in Ypsilanti Township. An Ann Arbor man driving the other vehicle was wearing a seat belt and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Australian Open

Second seed Maria Sharapova and No. 10 Ekatarina Makarova have advanced to the Australian Open semifinals. Sharapova downed No. 7 Eugenie.  Tomas Berdych advanced to the men's semifinals by knocking out 14-time Grand Slam champion and third seed Rafael Nadal.

Tigers Spring Training

Just 25 days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training in Lakeland.