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Sports: Pistons, Wolverines Fade late in game

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The Pistons lost to the San Antonio Spurs 96-93 on the road Monday night.  Detroit let the game slip away in the fourth quarter for their third straight loss.  Reggie Jackson scored 20 of his game-high 27 points in the first half in the loss. Tobias Harris added 15 while Andre Drummond and Stanley Johnson each had double-doubles.  The Pistons end their four-game road trip in Milwaukee with the Bucks Wednesday at 8pm.

Monday Night Football

For the second straight week, the Pittsburgh Steelers needed a field goal as time expired to prevail. On Monday night, the Steelers trailed the whole game against the Cincinnati Bengals until the end, as Pittsburgh wins 23-20 on the road. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 290 yards and two scores, with former Michigan State Spartan Le’Veon Bell gaining 182 all-purpose yards for the Steelers.

The game was riddled with penalties with 20 combined flags for 239 yards. Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier also went down with a spinal cord injury that will keep him in a Cincinnati hospital for observation.Shazier  had to be carted off the field on a backboard after he hit a player with his helmet during a tackle.  Shazier had a spinal contusion and couldn’t feel his legs at first.  But the team says he’s improving, and he won’t need surgery.

College Basketball

Ohio State rallied in the second half to beat Michigan 71-62 on Monday night.  Moe Wagner led the way for Michigan with 14 points, and Zavier Simpson and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman each added 11.  The Wolverines (7-3, 1-1 Big Ten) led 43-30 at the half with six different players hitting a 3-pointer.  Michigan hosts UCLA this Saturday at noon in Ann Arbor.

MSU plays at Rutgers tonight.   6pm on 95.3 WBCK.  Coach Tom Izzo’s Show is Wednesday at 7pm.  

KCC lost to the Hope College JV team, 87-66.  The Bruins fall to 0-5 to start the season.  Coach Ben Reed says the team did a lot of good things in the game and are still growing as a team and will continue to get better.

Women’s basketball

Katelynn Flaherty scored 22 of her 26 points in the first half and No. 24 Michigan cruised by Detroit Mercy 86-50 on Monday night at Calihan Hall.

College Basketball Rankings

Duke remains the unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 for the second straight week and the top 10 has shuffled with Notre Dame’s loss to No. 3 Michigan State.  Kansas remained at No. 2, Michigan State No. 3 and Villanova was No. 4. Notre Dame’s 81-63 loss to the Spartans dropped the Fighting Irish four places to No. 9, with Florida moving up a spot to No. 5. Wichita State, Texas A&M and Kentucky rounded out the top 10.

Red Wings

The Red Wings host Winnipeg tonight in Detroit, as they try to bounce back from a 10-1 loss on Saturday in Montreal.  The Wings have lost 7 straight.

High School Basketball

High School Basketball got underway Monday night on WBCK, as  St. Philip fell to Bronson 67-44. It was the debut of the two first-time head coaches in Jay Luoma (LOW-ma) for St. Philip and Damien Loveless for Bronson. Senior Justice Steiner led the Fighting Tigers with 11 points in the loss.

Bellevue at Athens

On Tuesday….

Boys Basketball

Jackson at BC Central

St. Joseph at Harper Creek

Pennfield at Olivet

Coldwater at Lakeview

Marshall at Homer

Wyoming Kelloggsville at Delton-Kellogg

Gull Lake at Otsego

Union City at Colon

Byron Center Zion Christian at Galesburg-Augusta

Girls Basketball

Battle Creek Central at. Jackson

Lakeview at. Coldwater

Olivet at. Pennfield

Camden-Frontier at. St. Philip

Marshall at. Chelsea

Burr Oak at. Athens

Climax-Scotts at. North Adams-Jerome

Byron Center Zion Christian at. Galesburg-Augusta

Otsego at. Gull Lake

Leslie ay. Quincy

Tekonsha ay. Waldron

Lions

The Lions are 6-6 and play at Tampa Bay this Sunday and still have games against the Bears, Bengals and Packers.

Silverdome Falls

The second time was the charm for a partial implosion of the Pontiac Silverdome — the former home of the Detroit Lions.  Demolition company Adamo brought down the upper section of the Silverdome on Monday, one day after some explosive charges failed to detonate. Company officials said wiring issues were the culprit of Sunday’s failed attempt, which disappointed thousands of onlookers who’d braved cold temperatures in hopes of seeing a dramatic collapse.

Heisman Trophy

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Louisville signal-caller Lamar Jackson and Stanford running back Bryce Love are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented Saturday in New York. Mayfield comes in as the clear front-runner, and Jackson is trying to join former Ohio State tailback Archie Griffin as the only players to win two Heisman trophies. Mayfield finished fourth in the voting two years ago and was third last season.

Wednesday, December 6th

Girls Basketball

Hillsdale at. Homer

Marshall Academy at. Union City

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