Sports: Pistons win 4th Straight
The Pistons wrapped up a three-game road trip with their 4th straight win---97-81 over the New York Knick. Brandon Jennings scored 29 points. Jodie Meeks added 15 points, Greg Monroe and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope each had 12. Andre Drummond finished with seven points and 20 rebounds. It was the 10th straight loss for coach Derek Fisher and the Knicks. The Pistons host Sacramento on Sunday.
CMU beat Central Penn 123-80 inMount Pleasant. Rayshawn Simmons had career highs of 20 points and 12 assists and seven players scored in double figures for the Chippewas. Their 10-1 record matches last season's win total and matched the 1974-75 team for the best start since the 1969-70 team went 14-1.
The WMU Broncos beatRochesterCollege69-54 at University Arena on Friday.
With the win, WMU will enter Mid-American Conference play with a 9-4 record and head to Akron on Tuesday.
U of M, 8-5 overall and 1-0 in conference play, will tip off against Purdue on the road today.
MSU, 9-5 overall and 0-1 in the Big Ten, hosts Indiana Monday in East Lansing. 6pm on WBCK.
Oklahoma State held off Washington 30-22 in the Cactus Bowl on Friday night.
14th-ranked UCLA outscored No. 11 Kansas State 40-35 in the Alamo Bowl.
Tennessee raced out to a 28-0 lead before holding off Iowa 45-28 at the TaxSlayer Bowl.
Houston used three touchdowns and a couple of onside kicks to rally for a 35-34 win over Pittsburgh in the Armed Forced Bowl.
The NFL Playoffs get underway today. The Steelers have announced that former MSU Spartan Le'Veon Bell's injured right knee will keep him out of today’s wild-card game against Baltimore. Bell hyperextended the knee in last Sunday's AFC North-clinching win over Cincinnati. Also today….The Cardinals visit the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte.
Sunday its Cincinnati at Indianapolis.
The Lions are atDallasin a Wild Card Game Sunday. Detroitis seeking its first road playoff win since 1957. Dallaswon the NFC East with a 12-and-4 record, winning 4 in a row to finish the regular season. The Cowboys are 8-and-0 on the road this season, but just 4-and-4 on their home field. Broadcast time is 3:30 on WBCK.
The Detroit Red Wings are at Vancouver tonight.
Wolves in Peoria
The West Michigan Wolves Junior A hockey team will be inPeoriafor games tonight and tomorrow. West Michigan is 18-11-1 and in third place, just ahead ofPeoria.
High School Basketball
Friday, January 2nd
Union City58, St. Philip 35. The Chargers move to 5-0 on the season. St.Philip is 2-3. Leading the Chargers was junior Colin Kreger with a game-high 15 points. Junior Jalen Boes added 10 points, while senior Darren Austin and juniorElijah Wayeach chipped in nine. Austinalso added 14 rebounds, six assists, three blocks and four steals.
The St. Philip Girls bea tUnion City, 34-21. The Lady Tigers move to 5-2 while the Lady Chargers fall to 2-4. Megan Gordon had nine points and four steals to lead St. Phillip. Kameron Haley and Adrian Hibbard each added eight points and Nina Winkler had four steals for the Tigers.
Saturday, January 3rd
Marshall ___ vs. Olivet ___
Marshall ___ vs. Olivet ___
Monday, January 5th
North Adams-Jerome ___ vs.St.Philip ___
Waldron ___ vs.Bellevue___
Climax-Scotts ___ vs.HillsdaleAcademy___
Hanover-Horton ___ vs. Homer ___