The Pistons were blown out again, this time by the Bulls in Chicago as they beat the Detroit Pistons 113-82.  Chicago had lost three in a row and six of eight.  Jon Leuer scored 16 points for the Pistons, who have dropped three straight and four of five.  Coach Stan Van Gundy was asked if he saw any difference after Saturday’s team meeting.  After scoring just 69 points in a 26-point loss on Friday, the Bulls busted out for 69 points in the first two quarters, their best for any half this season.  Chicago, which entered tied for sixth-worst in the NBA with a .436 field-goal percentage, made 17 of 21 shots (81 percent) in taking a 35-19 lead at the end of the first quarter.  The Pistons will host Memphis on Wednesday night.   Coach Van Gundy says fans will definitely see a different starting lineup.

High School Boys Basketball

Athens 76, St. Philip 59.  Daniel Jacobs with 26 for Athens.

Maple Valley 48, Galesburg-Augusta 46 - OT

Olivet 61, East Jackson 59

Girls Basketball

Pennfield 77, Battle Creek Central 35

Homer 57, Jackson Vandercook Lake 45


Homer at Pennfield after the 7 o’clock news on WBCK.

Portage Central at Harper Creek

St. Philip at Litchfield, make- up game from last week.

Parchment at Marshall

Bronson at Union City

Caledonia at Gull Lake


Galesburg-Augusta at Mendon.

The Battle Creek Central Bearcats will host the Chuck Turner Classic at the old Central Fieldhouse starting on Wednesday.


Muskegon Heights at Battle Creek Central at the Chuck Turner Classic.

Gull Lake at Marshall

Red Wings

The Red Wings game at Carolina was postponed last night, after a Freon leak put the cooling system on the fritz.  They found the leak at PNC Arena earlier in the day and it was fixed, but not in time to restart the game.   NHL rules say a game cannot start less than 22 hours before a team's next scheduled game, and the Red Wings are set to play at Tampa Bay at 7:30 p.m. tonight.  They take on the Panthers in Florida on Friday.

Monday Night Football

The Carolina Panthers have thrown a huge roadblock into the Washington Redskins' postseason hopes. Cam Newton passed for 300 yards and tossed a pair of TD passes as the defending NFC champion Panthers upset the Redskins 26-15 to drop Washington to 7-6-1.


Next for the Lions is a game next Monday night in Dallas against the 12-2 Cowboys, who beat Tampa Bay last night.

Miami Beach Bowl

Tulsa rolled past Central Michigan 55-10 in the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday afternoon.   Cooper Rush was 24 for 49 passing for 241 yards for Central Michigan, throwing three interceptions in his final game with the Chippewas.   Tulsa Quarterback Dane Evans passed for 304 yards and five touchdowns.

College Basketball

Syracuse cruised to a 105-57 victory over Eastern Michigan on Monday night.

WMU plays at UCLA on Wednesday night.

The MSU Spartans play Wednesday at home against Oakland.

Michigan is off until Thursday when they host Furman.