ESCANABA — Two area girls’ basketball games were cancelled Saturday. Rapid River at Carney-Nadeau and Munising at Mid Peninsula were both called off and will not be made up.
For the record
ESCANABA — Escanaba’s Garrett LaMarche was wrongly identified in a picture from Friday’s boys’ basketball game against Gladstone. The caption said his first name is Grant.
NMU quint splits
GRAND RAPIDS — The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team lost to 16th-ranked Davenport University 74-71 in a GLIAC game here Saturday.
The Panthers started the game on a 10-0 run.
A triple from NMU’s Alec Fruin finished an 11-0 scoring run to trim its deficit to 26-22 with five minutes left and the Panthers led 38-32 at the half.
With 11 minutes left in the second half, the Wildcats (15-11, 10-9 GLIAC) hit a three and two free throws to cut their deficit to 59-58.
However, the Panthers (24-3, 16-3 GLIAC) were able to hold off NMU for the win.
Naba Echols led the Wildcats with 27 points, tying a season-high. Isaiah Johnson, Sam Taylor and Fruin all added 10.
The NMU women’s basketball team won against Davenport 64-42.
The Wildcats led 13-8 at the end of the first quarter, then went on a 15-5 run in the second quarter to lead 28-13 at the half.
NMU (20-7, 15-4 GLIAC) was able to hold off the Panthers in the second half to coast to the win.
Jessica Schultz led NMU with 18 points and Darby Youngstrom added 17.
NMU hosts a GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinal March 5.
NMU icers sweep
MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hockey team won 4-2 over Lake Superior State University Friday in a WCHA game. The win gave NMU a three-way tie for second place in the conference.
NMU kept the Cappo Cup after defeating LSSU 5-3 Saturday to sweep the series.
LSSU (20-11-2, 15-10-2-0 WCHA) scored 3:24 into the game to lead 1-0.
The Wildcat’s Troy Loggins scored with less than four minutes left in the first period to tie it at 1. With 32 seconds left, Loggins scored again to push the NMU lead to 2-1 at the end of the first period.
NMU (17-15-2, 16-9-2-0 WCHA) scored again in the second period to increase its advantage to 3-1.
Denver Pierce scored in the first three minutes of the third period for NMU to make it 5-3 to wrap up the scoring.
Tech quints swept
ALLENDALE — The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team lost at Grand Valley State 71-53 here Saturday in a GLIAC game.
Grand Valley State (16-11, 10-9 GLIAC) began the game on a 10-0 run.
Dawson Bilski of North Central High School hit a triple with 9:38 left in the first half to trim the Huskies’ deficit to 26-13, but the Lakers led 45-20 at the half.
Tech (11-15, 6-13 GLIAC) never got any closer until the last few minutes of the contest.
Bilski and Trent Bell led the Huskies with 12 points.
Tech’s women’s basketball team lost 75-46 to the Lakers.
The Huskies (19-8, 15-4 GLIAC) fell behind in the first quarter, as the Lakers started the game on a 12-0 run, and they led 17-8 at the end of the frame.
Tech struggled in the second quarter and trailed 42-15 at halftime.
The Huskies (25-2, 18-1 GLIAC) struggled to contain the Lakers in the second half and they were unable to make up their deficit.
Ellie Welsh and Hannah Hobson led the Huskies with nine points each.
Tech icers sweep
HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech hockey team beat Alaska Anchorage 3-2 here Friday.
Tech’s Jake Jackson scored the game winning goal nine minutes into the third period.
The Huskies beat Anchorage 3-1 again here Saturday.
Tech (14-16-4, 13-10-3-1 WCHA) jumped out ahead 3-0 in the first period on two goals by Brian Halonen and Trenton Bliss with one.
Halonen is tied for third in the country in rookie goals.
Anchorage scored in the third period with less than six minutes remaining for its lone goal.