Pistons

The Pistons beat San Antonio 105-104.  Brandon Jennings scored with just one-tenth of a second left in the game.  It was the 6th straight win for Detroit and their first win in San Antonio in 7 years.  Andre Drummond had 20 points and 17 rebounds, D.J. Augustin came off the bench and scored 19 and Greg Monroe had 17.

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The Pistons are in Dallas to play the Mavericks tonight to end their road trip.

Red Wings

The Red Wings beat Edmonton 4-2 last night. Kyle Quincey and Justin Abdelkader scored the early goals for Detroit.  Pavel Datsyuk scored a power-play goal with 34 seconds left to snap a tie score.

Luke Glendening added a goal with three seconds to play to get Detroit even after two games of a six city road trip.  Jimmy Howard made 21 saves in the win.  The Wings (21-10-9) will travel to Calgary to face the Flames tonight.  The Toronto Maple Leafs fired head coach Randy Carlyle on Tuesday.

College Basketball

The Michigan Wolverines beat the Penn State Nittany Lions, 73-64, in Big Ten Conference action at Penn State last night.

Caris LeVert had 18 points and grabbed four rebounds.  Zak Irvin chipped in with 17 points and nine rebounds for Michigan.  Derrick Walton Jr. added 12 points and six boards, and made 7-of-7 from the free-throw line in the win, which was the third in four games for the Wolverines.

Akron beat the WMU Broncos 72-52 last night to start MAC play in Akron.

Central Michigan is 11-1 after a conference win in Toledo, beating the Rockets 65-62.

MSU plays at Iowa on Thursday.

MLB Hall Announcement

For the first time in 66 years, a baseball player born and raised in Michigan has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  Waverly native John Smoltz was named yesterday by the hall.  Smoltz was originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers, but was traded to Atlanta during the 1987 season.  He pitched mostly for the Atlanta Braves, with a career running from 1988 to 2009. He won 213 games, but also saved 154 games as a relief pitcher.  The Baseball Hall of Fame also will be adding Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and Craig Biggio on July 26.

Former Tigers shortstop Alan Trammell has come up short once again in Baseball Hall of Fame voting. Trammell was named on just over 25-percent of the ballots by the Baseball Writers Association of America, but candidates need 75-percent of the vote to be elected to the Hall of Fame.  Trammell will be on the ballot for the 15th and final time next year.

Tigers Sign Lefty

The Detroit Tigers have signed veteran left-handed pitcher Tom Gorzelanny to a 1-year deal.  Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski says Gorzelanny is an established reliever who can help solidify the bullpen on the left side and will be a nice addition to the roster.   The 32 year old had a 0.86 ERA in in 23 relief appearances for the Brewers last season following left shoulder surgery.   Gorzelanny has played parts of 10 seasons with the Pirates, Cubs, Nationals and Brewers.  To make room on the roster, Detroit designated reliever Luke Putkonen for assignment.

High School Boys Basketball

Harper Creek 84, Portage Central 52 The Beavers move to 5-0.  Khylen Watkins had 24.

Battle Creek Central 56, Holt 55 (BC Central 2-5)  Wendell White recorded a double-double to lead Battle Creek Central with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Plainwell 75, Lakeview 63 (Lakeview 0-5)

Pennfield 70, Comstock 46 (Pennfield 4-1)  Steffen Kinne finished with a season-high 18 points and six rebounds.

Marshall 72, Gull Lake 69 (Marshall 5-0, Gull Lake 0-5) Tyler Torrey scored 21.

 

Athens 55, Tekonsha 48 (Athens 2-2, Tekonsha 1-5) Jacob Iles had 19 points.

Olivet 67, Parchment 47 (Olivet 3-2)

Mendon 56, Galesburg-Augusta 43

Hastings 66, Vermontville Maple Valley 46

Girls Basketball

Plainwell 45, Lakeview 41 in OT.

Harper Creek 57,  Portage Central 46.  Reagan Dishaw with 15 points and 4 steals.  Jaycey Bowers had 14.

Battle Creek Central 66,  Pennfield 48.  Ka-Leah Ryan with a school record 40 points.

St. Philip 55, Litchfield 12.  Megan Gordon had 12 points and 6 steals.

Marshall 49,  Gull Lake 32.  Nikki Tucker finished with 19 points and nine rebounds.

Calhoun Christian 44,  Athens Factoryville Christian 22.  Kara Twiest had 14 points and Emmy Williams had 12 points and nine rebounds.  Logan Kiessling had 13 points.

Climax-Scotts 54, North Adams-Jerome 15 (Climax-Scotts 6-1)

Homer 58, Athens 49.

Hastings 57,  Maple Valley 33.

Reading 52,  Union City 26.

Mendon 42, Galesburg-Augusta 38

Olivet 44, Parchment 31

NABF World Series Meeting

The SMABA, the NABF World Series tournament committee will be hosting a meeting for preparation for the NABF World Series on January 10th. The meeting will be held at Jack Pearls Team Sports and will begin at 10:30 AM. The meeting is open to anyone interested in assisting with the World Series. The 102nd NABF World Series will be August 5-9 at the Bailey Park Complex.

Athlete of the Week

Go on line today to nominate our WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week!   It’s easy to nominate someone you think is deserving of an award.  The winner will get mentioned on WBCK and at wbckfm.com and also get a trophy from Recognition Inc. in Battle Creek. We’ll announce a new WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week each Wednesday.
Our first Meijer Athlete of the Week in 2015 is Battle Creek Central Girls Basketball senior Ka-Leah Ryan. After breaking a school record earlier this season, scoring 35 points in a loss to Kalamazoo Central, she beat it Tuesday night in a win over Pennfield with 40 points. The four-year varsity guard for the Bearcats has helped BCC to a 4-4 record so far this season.