Sports: Red Wings lose 3-2; Tigers Thumped
The Red Wings lost 3-2 in Toronto. Gustav Nyquist scored twice for the Red Wings, while Henrik Zetterberg extended his point streak to seven games with an assist on both goals. Nazem Kadri scored the eventual game winner for the Maple Leafs. Petr Mrazek, making his eighth straight start for Detroit, stopped 25 shots. Jared Coreau will start in goal for the Wings tonight as they finish their five game road trip in Boston. They return home to play at home against the Blackhawks on Friday.
The Tigers lost to Philadelphia 11-6 on a 79 degree day in Lakeland. Justin Verlander gave up one run on four hits and two walks in three innings of work. Justin Wilson, Chad Bell, Blaine Hardy and Daniel Stumpf were all hammered by Phillies hitters. Andrew Romine had three hits for the Tigers. Romine went into the game after Jose Iglesias was hurt sliding headfirst into home plate as he scored the first Tiger run. Omar Infante had two hits to raise his average to .357. The Tigers have a rare day off today, and play the Mets in Port St. Lucie on Thursday. Anibal Sanchez is scheduled to start for Detroit. His earned run average so far is 23.63.
World Baseball Classic
Cuba beat China 6-0 last night at the World Baseball Classic. Team USA doesn’t play until Friday night, against Columbia.
The Pistons head to Indiana tonight to play the Pacers.
WMU’s Women’s team plays CMU today at noon.
Western Michigan plays Ball State on Thursday in the second round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.
Toledo will play Ohio. EMU takes on top seeded Akron. Kent State plays Buffalo. The Semi Finals are Friday and the MAC Championship game is Saturday night.
The Big Ten Tournament gets underway today. Nebraska takes on Penn State and MSU plays the winner tomorrow at 1:30pm on 95.3 WBCK. If the Spartans win that game, they’ll play 4th seeded Minnesota on Friday at 1:30pm.
Michigan plays Illinois on Thursday at noon. The winner plays top seeded Purdue at noon on Friday.
Girls Basketball – Regional games
Class A @ Sturgis – East Lansing 60, Lakeview 45. Lakeview’s 20-game win streak ends, as they finish the season at 21-3.
Class B @ Three Rivers – Marshall 71, Stevensville-Lakeshore 44. Nikki Tucker had 23 points and 10 rebounds. Marshall vs. Otsego – Thursday– 7pm
Class C @ Homer – Bronson 32, Niles Brandywine 22
Bronson vs. Schoolcraft – Thursday 7pm
Class D @ Vicksburg – St. Philip 42, Mendon 39. Taylor Pessetti with 10 points.
St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran 56, Athens 51
St. Philip vs. St. Joseph Lake Michigan Lutheran , Thursday 7pm
Boys Basketball – District Semifinals
Class A @ Coldwater – Gull Lake vs. Lakeview - 6pm
Class A @ Coldwater – Battle Creek Central vs. Coldwater – 7:30pm
Class B @ Parchment – Marshall vs. Harper Creek – 6pm
Class B @ Parchment – Pennfield vs. Comstock – 7:30pm
We’ll have both games tonight on 95.3 WBCK, with Nate Adams and Danny Trayer, starting at 5:45pm.
Class B @ Eaton Rapids – Olivet vs. Stockbridge – 6pm
Class C @ Jonesville – Homer vs. Quincy – 5:30pm
Class C @ Jonesville – Bronson vs. Union City – 7pm
Class C @ Potterville – Galesburg-Augusta vs. Delton – 7:15pm
Class D @ St. Philip – Bellevue vs. Kalamazoo Phoenix – 5:30pm
Class D @ St. Philip – St. Philip vs. Martin – 7pm
Class D @ Climax-Scotts – Athens vs. Marshall Academy – 5:30pm
Class D @ Climax-Scotts – Climax-Scotts vs. Coldwater Pansophia – 7pm
Former WMU Player Pleads Guilty
Former Bronco football player Ronald George has pleaded guilty to armed robbery. The 19-year-old Pittsburgh native gets a plea deal as he cooperates with police. Prosecutors have agreed to drop charges of home invasion and larceny so he avoids a possible life sentence. George and co-defendant Bryson White were set to play for the Broncos last fall, but were dismissed from the team following their arrests. They're accused of robbing a woman last August.