Sports: Wings, Spartans Win
The Red Wings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 2-1 in a shootout to snap a four-game losing streak. Riley Sheahan had Detroit's only goal in regulation when they were short a man in the second period. Riley Sheahan and Andreas Athanasiou each scored in the shootout. Petr Mrazek stopped 28 shots for the Red Wings. Before the game, Detroit honored former defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom for his recent induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall was back after missing 15 games with a knee injury. Jakub Kindl was sent back to Grand Rapids. The Wings are off until Saturday when they skate at Colorado.
Michigan State beat Ohio State 81-62 on the road in Columbus last night. Bryn Forbes knocked down seven threes on his way to 27 points.
Denzel Valentine added 17 points and eight assists, while Matt Costello scored 16 points. The Spartans are 23-and-5 and 10-and-5 in the Big Ten. MSU will host Penn State on Sunday. Hear the Tom Izzo Show tonight at 7pm on WBCK.
In the MAC..
EMU 73, WMU 62.
CMU 76, Northern Illinois 64.
U-M hosts the Northwestern Wildcats tonight.
KCC’s Men’s basketball team will finish the season tonight as they host Grand Rapids .
The Pistons are back home tonight to host the last-place 76ers. Detroit snapped a five-game losing streak with a 96-88 win at Cleveland on Monday. The Pistons are ninth in the Eastern Conference at 28-and-29. Philadelphia is 8-and-48 after losing to Orlando last night.
High School Boys Basketball
Battle Creek Central 39, Portage Central 35 (Battle Creek Central 12-6) Three Rivers 72, Lakeview 63 (Lakeview 6-11)
Harper Creek 63, Parma Western 48 (Harper Creek 11-7) Pennfield 65, Jackson Northwest 54 (Pennfield 10-7) The Panthers have won 5 in a row.
Centreville 48, St. Philip 40 (St. Philip 7-11)
Marshall Academy 73, Battle Creek Academy 43. Marshall Academy improves to 17-2.
Quincy 59, Bronson 54 (Quincy 11-6, Bronson 3-14)
Kalamazoo Christian 70, Delton 43 (Delton 8-9)
Constantine 69, Galesburg-Augusta 35 (Galesburg-Augusta 4-13)
Portage Northern 55, Gull Lake 40 (Gull Lake 1-16)
Perry 65, Maple Valley 48 (Maple Valley 1-16)
Marshall 70, Charlotte 57 (Marshall 15-2)
Portland 69, Olivet 63 - OT (Olivet 10-8)
Battle Creek Central 50, Portage Central 40 (Battle Creek Central 3-16)
Lakeview 53, Three Rivers 33 (Lakeview 13-6)
Jackson Northwest 52, Pennfield 29 (Pennfield 8-11)
Litchfield 37, Calhoun Christian 36.
Homer 54, Athens 45 (Homer 15-3, Athens 13-6)
Kalamazoo Christian 47, Delton 34 (Delton 4-15)
Galesburg-Augusta 43, Constantine 35 (Galesburg-Augusta 13-6)
Portage Northern 34, Gull Lake 33 (Gull Lake 10-8)
Perry 61, Maple Valley 25 (Maple Valley 1-18)
Marshall 51, Charlotte 26 (Marshall 18-1)
Quincy 71, Union City 39 (Quincy 2-17, Union City 3-14)
Today's St. Philip\ Bellevue game scheduled for 3pm at the Palace of Auburn Hills was cancelled due to the weather.
Sports Star of the Week
Our WBCK/Lassen Automotive High School Sports Stars of the Week is Marshall junior co-captain Nikki Tucker. Nikki was an honorable mention All-State player in Class B as a sophomore last season and part of the Battle Creek Enquirer's All-Area Basketball team. Her success on the floor has led to several invites to elite basketball camps and showcases. She was also named team MVP last season. She's also successful off the floor as a straight "A" student. Tucker averages 11.2 points a game and 7.8 rebounds during this season, leading the Redhawks in both categories. After going 20-2 last year, the Redhawks have rolled to a 16-1 record entering tonight and a state ranking in Class B. Nikki will be a finalist to win a $600 scholarship from Lassen Automotive at the end of the school year, we’ll have a drawing from our Sports Stars of the Week at their showroom on Columbia Avenue. If you know of somebody, or have some pictures to share, go to wbckfm.com and send ‘em our way.
The Tigers have signed infielder Casey McGehee to a minor league contract. The 33-year-old split last season between the Giants and Marlins, batting .198 with two home runs.
The Tigers’ first spring game is next Monday versus Florida Southern.