Sports: Wings with Comeback Win, 3-2
The Red Wings get a win in San Jose. Luke Glendening scored with 1:15 remaining, completing a comeback victory for the Detroit Red Wings, who beat the Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night. Pavel Datsyuk and Temu Pulkkinen also scored for the Red Wings.
Jimmy Howard made 20 saves for the win, just his fourth in 14 career games against San Jose. It was the seventh straight home loss for the Sharks, who might not make the playoffs. The Wings are back in action Saturday night when they visit the Nashville Predators.
The MSU Spartans let one get away last night inEast Lansing, losing to Minnesota 96-90 in overtime. Carlos Morris made a tying 3-pointer while being fouled with 2.2 seconds left in regulation. The Golden Gophers snapped a 15-game losing streak at Michigan State. The Spartans led 77-72 with 25 seconds left in regulation. Denzel Valentine led all scorers with 27 points. Michigan State's Travis Trice had 21 points and 10 assists. MSU, 19-9 overall and 10-5 in the Big Ten, tips off against Wisconsin on the road Sunday.
The Wolverines are back in action on Saturday when they visit 16th-ranked Maryland. Michigan is still without Derrick Walton, Jr., who has a stubborn foot injury.
The Pistons host the New York Knicks tonight. After tonight's game, the Pistons will begin a three game road trip against the Wizards in Washington DC Saturday. Detroit will also make stops in New Orleans and Houston before returning home.
Rip Hamilton Retires
Richard Hamilton has retired from basketball. The former U-Conn and Detroit Pistons guard hadn't played in the NBA since 2012-13, when he ended an injury-plagued, two-year stint with Chicago. He was a three-time All-Star and spent 14 years in the league, averaging 17.1 points, and helped the Pistons upset the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2004 NBA championship.
Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies at 86
Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals. The 6-foot-5 forward helped the Syracuse Nationals win the 1955 NBA title and once played for the Pistons in a 9 year NBA career. He coached in Detroit in the early 70’s. Lloyd missed the 1951-52 season while serving in the U.S. Army.
The 22-4 Climax-Scotts/Martin co-op team heads to the State Wrestling Finals today and Saturday at Kellogg Arena. Today at 1pm they’ll take on Decatur. If Climax-Scotts/Martin wins, they’ll wrestle Saturday morning at 9:30 in the Division 4 Semi-final. The finals are Saturday afternoon.
The West Michigan Wolves Jr. Hockey team plays Peoria this Saturday and Sunday at the Rink. It’ll be the final two games of the regular season. Game time Saturday is 6pm, and 12:30 on Sunday. Both teams have already clinched a playoff spot in the Central Division of the NA3HL.
High School Basketball
Comstock 53, Delton-Kellogg 50. (D 10-7)
St. Philip 33, Colon19 (St. P 15-5) Kameron Haley led St. Philip with 16 points.
Athens49, Springport 39 (At 13-6) Hailee Hurst had a career-high 22.
Comstock 49, Delton 35 (D 6-13)
Jackson Christian 62, Tekonsha 12 (T 4-11)
Jonesville 36,Union City 22 (UC 3-17)
Friday High School Boys Basketball
St. Philip at Colon (St. P 11-6)
Harper Creek is at Marshall….7:06 on WBCK. (HC 16-2, Ma 8-9)
Battle Creek Central at Loy Norrix (BCC 11-7)
Gull Lake at Lakeview (GL 1-15, L 2-16)
Jackson Lumen Christi at Pennfield (P 9-9)
Marshall Academy at Calhoun Christian (CC 1-18)
Athens at Springport (At 6-11)
Bellevue at Climax-Scotts (Be 13-5, C-S 14-4)
Niles Brandywine at Bronson (Br 6-11)
Parchment at Galesburg-Augusta (G-A 4-14)
Maple Valley at Olivet (MV 3-14, O 9-8)
Homer at Quincy (Ho 9-10, Q 15-1)
Tekonsha at Jackson Christian (T 5-12)
Jonesville at Union City (UC 14-3)
Battle Creek Central at Loy Norrix (BCC 6-12)
Gull Lake at Lakeview (GL 11-8, L 11-8)
Harper Creek at Marshall (HC 13-6, Ma 18-1)
JacksonLumen Christi at Pennfield (P 8-11)
Marshall Academy at Calhoun Christian (CC 9-9)
Bronson at Athens (Br 13-5, At 12-6)
Bellevue at Climax-Scotts (Be 10-8, C-S 11-6)
Parchment at Galesburg-Augusta (G-A 14-5)
Homer at Quincy (Ho 15-4, Q 1-17)
Tigers Spring Training
Miguel Cabrera continues to rehab his surgically repaired right foot at the Tigers continue Spring Training in Lakeland. Yesterday, Cabrera ran on an anti-gravity treadmill while carrying 65 percent of his body weight. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said when he is able to run comfortably while carrying 80 percent of his body weight, the first baseman will be able to start fielding drills.
Reliever Chad Smith, who was designated for assignment earlier this week, was claimed by the Oakland A's off waivers yesterday. Smith was designated to make room on the roster for pitcher Joba Chamberlain. The Tigers’ first exhibition game is next Monday, against Florida Southern.