Sports: Pistons Lose 7th Straight
The Pistons lost their 7th straight, 93-85 to the Lakers inLos Angeles. Greg Monroe led all scorers with 24 points forDetroit, while Andre Drummond had 14 points and 21 rebounds. Jodie Meeks scored with 1:42 remaining to cut the Lakers lead to 3, butDetroit missed four of its last five shots to close the game. The Pistons road trip continues tonight against the Golden State Warriors. The Pistons will also visit the Portland Trail Blazers and the Utah Jazz on the 4-game trip.
Girls' Basketball Regionals
Class A: Lakeview's season ended with a 55-43 loss to the Maroon Giants at Portage Central High School. The Spartans finish at 14-10 on the season.
Class B: Plainwell 37, Marshall 35.Marshall ends the season at 22-2.
Class C: Homer 37, Napoleon 32. Homer improves to 20-4
Galesburg-Augusta 37, Manchester 35. Galesburg-Augusta heldManchesterto just six points in the second half. Natalie Hosmer had 15.
Class D: Morrice 53, St. Philip 39. Kameron Haley led St. Philip with 15 points as the Tigers end the season at 17-6.
Class D:St. Joseph Michigan 71, Athens 42. Athens finishes at 16-7.
Boys District Basketball
Harper Creek vs. Pennfield @ Harper Creek - 7:15pm. Pregame on WBCK.
St. Philip vs. Jackson Christian, 7 p.m.
Climax-Scotts vs.Kalamazoo Heritage Christian, 5:30 p.m.
Martin vs. Calhoun Christian, 7 p.m.
Jackson vs.GullLake, 6 p.m.
Comstock vs. Delton Kellogg, 6 p.m.
Olivet vs. Parma Western, 7:30 p.m.
Bellevue vs. Marshall Academy, 5:30 p.m.
MapleValleyvs. Dansville, 5:30 p.m.
Galesburg-Augusta vs. Potterville, 7 p.m.
Hillsdale vs.Union City, 6 p.m.
Quincyvs. Bronson, 7:30 p.m.
Lions Make a Trade
The Detroit Lions have acquired defensive tackle Haloti Ngata from the Baltimore Ravens to replace Ndamukong Suh, who leftDetroit forMiami. Last season, Ngata had 32 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. The Lions sent a fourth and fifth round pick to the Ravens for the 31-year-old five time Pro Bowl DT and will receive Baltimore's seventh round selection. Suh is expected to sign a six-year, 114-million-dollar contract with the Dolphins, which will make him the highest paid defensive player in the league.
Tigers Spring Training
The Tigers beat the Phillies 6-0 inClearwater. Daniel Fields had a two-run homer in the second inning and J.D. Martinez and Steven Moya each added solo shots in the sixth. Shortstop Jose Iglesias went one-for-three at the plate with an RBI in his return to the field after missing three games with a bruised shin. Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon got the win, giving up two hits while striking out two in three scoreless innings. Detroit travels to Viera, Florida this afternoon to take on the Washington Nationals. It’ll be David Price against Jordan Zimmerman.
The Red Wings host the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night.
The Mid American Conference Tournament continues tonight with second-round games. Sixth-seed Western Michigan will host to seventh-seed Akron at 9pm in Kalamazoo. Eighth-seed Eastern Michigan will travel to take on fifth-seed Bowling Green. Number-one seed Central Michigan is already in the semifinals in Cleveland.
Million Dollar Bracket Challenge
You can register for the Million Dollar Bracket Challenge at wbckfm.com. It’s brought to you by Griffin Grill & Pub, downtownBattle Creek. Catch every game the Griffin Pub, your madness headquarters! The tournament teams will be selected on Sunday, March 15. We’ll send out an email reminder after that, so you don’t forget to fill out your brackets. Go to wbckfm.com and bookmark the page – when the tournament starts up on March 19, you can keep checking back to see how you’re doing against other listeners and our staff. If you correctly predict 60 or more games, you win $10,000. If you correctly predict every game in the bracket, you win a million dollars! Good luck!
Athlete of the Week
This Week’s WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week is Pennfield senior Kadee Bechman. After making state qualifying her sophomore year and missing another state finals trip in 2014 by just 16 pins, Bechman rolled her way last weekend to a Division 3 individual championship. After qualifying sixth in the state qualifying round with 190 average, Bechman averaged 192 in eight games on her way to the title. Congratulations to Kadee Bechman of Pennfield, this week's Meijer Athlete of the Week