Sports: Pistons Pummeled; Redhawks to Class B Final Four
The Pistons lost to Cleveland 128-96. LeBron James got his 52nd career triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 26 points for Cleveland. Cleveland had lost four of five but still leads Boston by 2 1/2 games for the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers made their first 10 3-pointers and started by hitting 22 of 25 shots. "They were great and we were terrible," Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy. "That's how you get a lopsided game." Tobias Harris led Detroit with 17 points. The Pistons are seventh in the East but are in a tight battle with several teams for a playoff spot. The Pistons host Utah on Wednesday.
Girls Basketball – Regional Quartfinal game Tuesday at Otsego
Last year’s Class B Girls basketball champs are now two wins away from another title. The Marshall Redhawks beat Grand Rapids Catholic 49-27 last night in a Reginal Quarterfinal game at Otsego. Marshall lost to Grand Rapids Catholic 42-34 on January 28th. Nikki Tucker led Marshall with a career-high 28 points.
Marshall (23-2) will face second-ranked Detroit Country Day (24-1) on Friday at 6pm at the Breslin Center at Michigan State University. The winner plays either Ypsilanti Arbor Prep or Freeland at the state final game Saturday at 6pm. 95.3 WBCK will broadcast the game.
Boys Basketball Regional
Class A -- East Lansing will face Kalamazoo Central in the regional final tonight.
Class D- Bellevue, 23-1, faces Benton Harbor Dream Academy in Wednesday's regional final.
The Tigers beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 at Jupiter, Florida. Lefty Matt Boyd started and pitched five shutout innings, striking out five and giving up no walks and just three hits. Outfielders J.D. Martinez and Justin Upton continue to hit well. Upton homered and Martinez was two for three at the plate. Anthony Gose, Jose Iglesias and Dixon Machado each had two hits. The Tigers host Atlanta today. Jordan Zimmerman will start.
KCC got a win in softball over Rowen College, 7-3 in a game in Titusville, Florida. The Bruins pounded out 13 hits. They lost game two to County College of Morris, 6-2. They play two more games today.
Michigan State plays on Friday against Miami. Coach Tom Izzo extends his streak to 20 years of leading the Spartans to college basketball's showcase event, relying on freshmen more than he ever has in his career.
95.3 WBCK will carry the game starting at 8pm, live from the BOK Center in Tulsa. The winner will likely face Kansas, the top-seeded team in the Midwest Region, on Sunday.
The Spartan Sports Network will have a live show from Tulsa, on Thursday night, from 7 to 8 with Coach Tom Izzo, MSU Players, Miami's head coach and their players. Kansas will also be on the program. The show will help preview Friday's game between MSU and Miami.
Michigan takes on Oklahoma State on Friday at 12:15pm in Indianapolis.
In “First Four” games on Tuesday, Kansas State beat Wake Forest, and Mount St. Mary’s beat New Orleans. The Final Four starts April 1 in Phoenix.
Illinois beat Valparaiso in an opening game of the NIT, 82-57.
The Red Wings in Colorado tonight. Jimmy Howard is expected to start in goal.
WMU’s hockey team heads to the Frozen Faceoff in Minneapolis, taking on University of Minnesota Duluth on Friday.
Mitch Seavey won his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, becoming the fastest and oldest champion at age 57 and helping cement his family's position as mushing royalty. The Seward, Alaska, musher brought his dogs off the frozen Bering Sea and onto Front Street in the Gold Rush town of Nome after crossing nearly 1,000 miles of Alaska wilderness.