Sports: Pistons Win; High School Boys’ Districts Start
The Pistons beat the Bulls 109-95 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Reggie Jackson scored 24 of his 26 points in the second half. Jackson was instrumental in helping the Pistons take control in a game Monday that was tied at 79 after three quarters.
The Pistons started sluggishly, but the bench provided energy against a Bulls team playing without injured Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo.
Detroit started the fourth with a 12-3 run and held Chicago to 16 points in the quarter. The Pistons climbed into a tie for the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference with the Bulls. The Pistons head to Indiana on Wednesday to play the Pacers.
Tucker Haymond scored 16 points, Thomas Wilder had 15 points and nine rebounds and Reggie Jones had 13 points and eight rebounds and Western Michigan beat Miami (Ohio) 65-61 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament last night. Western Michigan advanced to play Ball State on Thursday. Toledo beat Bowling Green 77-62 and will play No. 2-seed Ohio on Thursday.
Michigan plays Illinois on Thursday at noon. The winner plays top seeded Purdue at noon on Friday.
MSU plays the winner of Wednesday’s Nebraska/Penn State game on Thursday at 1:30pm. If the Spartans win that game, they’ll play 4th seeded Minnesota on Friday at 1:30pm. The final is on Sunday afternoon. Selection Sunday for the NCAA tournament is the next day.
The Red Wings finish a five game road trip with games in Toronto and Boston tonight and Wednesday, and then play at home against the Blackhawks on Friday.
The Tigers lost to Baltimore 7-2 in Lakeland. Mike Pelfrey fell to 0-3 in the spring games. He gave up five runs in just over two innings. Tiger batters managed just five hits on the day. Justin Verlander pitches against the Phillies today in Lakeland.
World Baseball Classic
The World Baseball Classic got underway Monday, as Israel beat Korea and Taiwan. Today, The Netherlands beat Korea 5-0. Japan plays Cuba and later, Cuba plays China. Team USA doesn’t play until Friday night, against Columbia.
Boy’s District Basketball
Class A @ Coldwater - Lakeview 59, Loy Norrix 45. The Spartans were down five at the half. Jaylon Johnson led Lakeview with 15. Anthony Evans had 14.
Lakeview vs. Gull Lake - Wednesday, March 8th - 6pm
Class B @ Parchment - Harper Creek 78, Parchment 48. Jeremiah Davis had 21.
Harper Creek vs. Marshall - Wednesday, March 8th - 6pm. 5:45pm Broadcast followed by the Pennfield-Comstock game on 95.3 WBCK
Class C @ Jonesville - Quincy 64, Jonesville 53
Quincy vs. Homer - Wednesday, March 8th - 5:30pm
Class C @ Jonesville - Union City 48, Reading 45. Larson Kever with 17.
Union City vs. Bronson - Wednesday, March 8th - 7pm
Class C @ Potterville - Delton 68, Saranac 45. Cogan McCoy had 26 points, 13 rebounds.
Delton vs. Galesburg-Augusta - Wednesday, March 8th - 7:15pm
Class C @ Potterville - Potterville 50, Maple Valley 41
Class D @ St. Philip - Martin 63, Calhoun Christian 43
St. Philip vs. Martin - Wednesday, March 8th - 7pm
Class D @ St. Philip - Bellevue 62, Kalamazoo Lakeside 24. Dawson Morgan with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Bellevue vs. Kalamazoo Phoenix/Kalamazoo Heritage Christian - Wednesday, March 8th - 5:30pm
Class D @ Climax-Scotts - Climax-Scotts 67, Tekonsha 64. Cole Eshuis scored 28.
Climax-Scotts vs. Coldwater Pansophia - Wednesday, March 8th - 7pm
Girls Basketball – Regional games
Class A @ Sturgis – Lakeview vs. East Lansing – 7:30pm
Class B @ Three Rivers – Marshall vs. Stevensville-Lakeshore – 5:30pm
Class C @ Homer – Bronson vs. Niles Brandywine – 6pm
Class D @ Vicksburg – Athens vs. St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran – 6pm
Class D @ Vicksburg – St. Philip vs. Mendon – 7:30pm