Michigan Sports

Detroit Pistons pull away to beat upstart Philadelphia 76ers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer AUBURN HILLS — Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy wants his team to do a better job during the first few minutes of the second half, and the Pistons certainly responded Monday. “We’ve really not played well lately to start the third quarter, and tonight we ...

Westwood wrestlers win first M-PC title in 13 years

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — Westwood captured their first Mid-Peninsula Conference tournament championship in 13 years Saturday afternoon in Ishpeming. Westwood head coach Dan Carlson said was proud of his teams confidence throughout the match. “We came in with a ...

NMU icers ground Falcons in series sweep

By Journal Sports Staff BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Even though its postseason chances are still in doubt, the Northern Michigan University hockey team is peaking at the right time. Led by goaltender Atte Tolvanen, the Wildcats (9-17-4, 7-12-3 WCHA) blanked Bowling Green State 2-0 Saturday to ...

Wildcat men maul Northwood

By Journal Sports Staff MIDLAND — The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team has gone through a rough stretch lately as they’d lost their last four games in a row. However, that bad stretch came to an end Saturday as the Wildcats crushed Northwood 79-62. Isaiah Johnson led ...

Marquette shooters foil slow-down strategy by Menominee boys

By STEPHEN OMAN Marinette, Wis., EagleHerald MENOMINEE — Marquette shot lights-out and defeated Menominee 53-28 in a high school boys’ basketball game played Friday night. The Redmen made 11 of 23 on their 3-point attempts with six players making at least one. “Right around 50 ...

Tolvanen, Payne lead Wildcats to consecutive shutouts

By Journal Sports Staff BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Sophomore goalie Atte Tolvanen and junior forward Robbie Payne led Northern Michigan University to a 3-0 shutout at Bowling Green State in a critical WCHA victory for the Wildcats on Friday night. Now with a six-game unbeaten streak, NMU ...

Proving they belong

DETROIT (AP) — Danny DeKeyser scored with 27.9 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night. DeKeyser’s shot from the left side of the left circle caromed off two Islanders defensemen, Nick Leddy and Thomas Hickey, ...

Proving they belong

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High School boys basketball team made a statement on their home court Friday when the high-flying Iron Mountain Mountaineers came to town. And the Hematites fulfilled their role with a 65-47 upset of the Upper Peninsula’s ...

Miles Bridges’ 16 points leads Spartans over Huskers 72-61

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Michigan State finally broke through against Nebraska. Miles Bridges scored 16 points to lead five Spartans in double figures, and they shot 63 percent in the second half to pull away from Nebraska for a 72-61 victory on Thursday ...

Andre Rison’s son highlights Michigan State class on national signing day

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Michigan State is welcoming a familiar name to its football program. Wide receiver Hunter Rison, son of former NFL receiver Andre Rison, has signed with the Spartans. Andre Rison was a star at Michigan State from 1985-88 and ranks second on ...

Detroit Red Wings comeback falls short in 4-3 loss to New Jersey Devils

DETROIT (AP) — The New Jersey Devils skated with a sense of urgency as soon as the puck dropped, and Detroit did not. That was costly for the Red Wings. Kyle Palmieri scored twice and Cory Schneider made 27 saves, helping the New Jersey Devils hold on for a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red ...

Thomas stays hot to lead Boston Celtics past Detroit Pistons, 113-109

By DOUG ALDEN Associated Press BOSTON — After mixing and matching to get Isaiah Thomas better looks, the Boston Celtics just set their All-Star guard loose. Thomas came through again, scoring 24 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter as the Celtics held off the Detroit Pistons 113-109 on ...