Sports: Wings Win; MSU, Pistons Lose
The Red Wings came back with three unanswered goals to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 in overtime last night. Pavel Datsyuk and Gustav Nyquist both scored on power plays in the third period. Danny DeKeyser netted the game winner in overtime. Petr Mrazek turned aside 27 shots on goal in the win. The Wings end the road trip with a 5-1 record. Detroit returns home to host the Philadelphia Flyers Sunday.
The Pistons let an eight-point lead slip away late in the game and lost to the Grizzlies 103-101 Thursday night in Memphis. It’s the second time this season Detroit has lost to Memphis on a last second play. Stanley Johnson led the Pistons with 19 points. Ersan Ilyasova added 17 points and Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson each scored 12. The Pistons (21-18) host the Golden State Warriors at The Palace Saturday.
Michigan State lost for a second time this season to the Iowa Hawkeyes, 76-59 last night in East Lansing. Matt Costello led the Spartans with 15 points and Denzel Valentine had 14 points in his first start since minor knee surgery. The loss dropped the Spartans to 15-and-2, 3-and-2 in the Big Ten. MSU will look to regroup as they head to take on Wisconsin on Sunday. Michigan State is the fifth top-10 team to be beaten this week. Top-ranked Kansas, number-three Maryland, sixth-ranked Duke and ninth-ranked Miami all lost earlier in the week.
Michigan travels to Iowa Sunday.
St. Phillip beat Tekonsha, 57-48. Drew Latinga had 18.
#10 Climax-Scotts 68, Jackson Christian 46. Dallas Froberg with 24 points.
Union City 53, Jonesville 25. Jalen Boes finished with 18 points.
Athens 51, Reading 44. Daniel Jacobs led Athens with 14.
Centreville 44, Bronson 33
- Tonight….Boys and Girls…Our radio game will be Coldwater at Harper Creek, 7:30 on WBCK.
- Mattawan at B.C. Central
- Pennfield at Charlotte
- Lakeview at Loy Norrix
- Jackson Northwest at Marshall
- Coldwater Pansophia at Calhoun Christian
- Gull Lake at Kalamazoo Central
- Olivet at Perry
- Concord at Homer
- Jonesville at Union City
- Lawton at Galesburg-Augusta
- Delton Kellogg at Schoolcraft
- Maple Valley at Leslie
Also in Boys Basketball Tonight
- Centreville at Bronson
- Hillsdale Academy at Bellevu
Also in Girls Basketball
- St. Philip at Tekonsha
- Quincy at Springport
- Athens at Reading
- Jackson Christian at Climax-Scotts
- Hillsdale Academy at Bellevue
Saturday the Kansas City will play at New England, and Green Bay is at Phoenix.
Sunday, the Seattle visits Carolina and Pittsburgh is at Denver. The winners will square off the following Sunday for the right to go to the Super Bowl.
Vijay Singh opened with a 7-under 63 and a share of the early lead Thursday in the Sony Open.
The Tigers have signed Andrew Romine to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration with the infielder. The deal is reportedly worth 900-thousand-dollars with 25-thousand in incentives. Last season Romine batted .255 with two home runs and 15 RBI. Detroit signed relief pitcher Justin Wilson to a one-year contract earlier this week and still must sign infielder Jose Iglesias and outfielder J.D. Martinez to avoid heading to arbitration meetings.
Individual game tickets to see the Tigers at their Spring Training home in Lakeland, Florida go on sale Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets can be ordered by visiting the ticket office at Joker Marchant Stadium, calling 866-66-TIGER or visiting www.tigers.com.