Sports Roundup: Wings, Wolverines Win!
The Red Wings got back into action in Quebec last night after 18 days for the Olympics. Todd Bertuzzi scored on a power play goal in the first to give the Wings a 1-0 lead. The Wings held on to that lead until the final 28 seconds when Brian Gianta found the net to tie it at 1 and send it into OT. Gustav Nyquist scored the game-winner with under 30 seconds to play in overtime and the Red Wings beat the Canadiens 2-1 in Quebec. Jimmy Howard had 19 saves for the Wings. The Wings will face off against the Senators in Ottawa tonight.
The Detroit Pistons began a two-game swing through Texas with a 120-110 loss to the Spurs in San Antonio last night. Josh Smith led Detroit with 24 points. Will Bynum added 18, while Andre Drummond had 16 points and 17 rebounds. Detroit will play the Rockets in Houston on Saturday.
Michigan beat Purdue 77-76 in overtime last night. The 16th-ranked Michigan Wolverines needed every second of overtime as Glenn Robinson the Third got his shot to drop at the buzzer. U of M had trailed for most of the game and was down 13 at the half, but came back with 41 points in the second to send the game to overtime. Robinson led the Wolverines with 17 points, Nik Stauskas added 15 and Caris LeVert had 14. U of M, now 20-and-7 overall and 12-and-3 in the Big Ten, leads Michigan State by one game for the top spot in the conference. Michigan hosts Minnesota on Saturday at 5:30pm on Sports 930 the Score. MSU plays host to Illinois at 3pm on WBCK-FM.
Western Michigan won its 8th straight at Ball State, 88-81. Shayne Whittington tallied a double-double with 28 points and 14 rebounds. David Brown scored 25 for the Broncos.
EMU beat CMU 64-42.
Girls Basketball – Districts Tonight
Class A @ Gull Lake Gull Lake 47, Lakeview 28 Sierra Showerman had 13. Gull Lake plays Grand Ledge Friday for the title.
Class B @ Parchment – Harper Creek 46, Pennfield 42. Nicole Gilbert with 20. Harper plays host team Parchment on Friday.
Class D @ St. Philip – Martin 53, Calhoun Christian 30
Class D @ St. Philip –Climax-Scotts beat St. Philip 39-36. Climax-Scotts will play Martin for the District title on Friday.
Class D @ Burr Oak – Athens 60, Marcellus Howardsville Christian 24. Audrey Oswalt with 13 and nine rebounds. Athens goes for and 8th straight District title Friday against Colon.
Class D @ Tekonsha – Bellevue plays Jackson Christian in tomorrow’s District Final.
Class C @ Springport – Springport 52, Galesburg-Augusta 42
Class C @ Mendon – Bronson 40, Union City 31.
Class C @ East Jackson – Concord 57, Homer 56
Boys Basketball Today
Harper Creek takes on St. Joseph…7:06 on WBCK-FM
Portage Northern vs. Lakeview
Pennfield vs. Kalamazoo Christian
St. Philip vs. Jackson Christian
Portage Central vs. Marshall
Climax-Scotts vs. North Adams-Jerome
Delton vs. Kalamazoo Hackett
Reading vs. Athens
Hillsdale Academy vs. Bellevue
Schoolcraft vs. Galesburg-Augusta
Gull Lake vs. Mattawan
Homer vs. Union City
Constantine vs. Maple Valley
Parchment vs. Olivet
Pittsford vs. Tekonsha
The Tigers had a 6-5 lead with two outs in the ninth against Atlanta when the rains got really bad, and they called it, giving Detroit the win over the Braves. DH and cleanup hitter Victor Martinez went 2 for 3 and knocked in two runs and second basement Hernan Perez had a clutch two-out two run hit to put the Tigers ahead in the top of the 9th. Drew Smyly started the game, followed by 7 relievers. The Tigers showed good speed on the base paths, and ran aggressively to get the win, in spite of 4 errors. The same two teams square off today at Joker Marchant Stadium. Ric Porcello will start for the Tigers. The game will not be broadcast locally, as the new owner of Sports 930 the Score, Midwest Communications, owner of the country station, does not want the games to be aired. WBCK-FM will bring you regular season Tiger games and a few of the spring training games. The first spring game on the radio is this Sunday.