Weekday Morning Sports – Tuesday 2/13/18

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MEN’S AP TOP 25

1

Virginia (30)

23-2

2

Michigan State (21)

24-3

3

Villanova (9)

23-2

4

Xavier (5)

23-3

5

Cincinnati

23-2

6

Purdue

23-4

7

Texas Tech

21-4

8

Ohio State

22-5

9

Gonzaga

23-4

10

Auburn

22-3

11

Clemson

20-4

12

Duke

20-5

13

Kansas

19-6

14

North Carolina

19-7

15

Saint Mary’s

24-3

16

Rhode Island

20-3

17

Arizona

20-6

18

Tennessee

18-6

19

Wichita State

19-5

20

West Virginia

18-7

21

Texas A&M

17-8

22

Michigan

20-7

23

Oklahoma

16-8

24

Nevada

21-5

25

Arizona State

19-6

 

WOMEN’S AP TOP 25

1

Connecticut (32)

24-0

2

Mississippi State

26-0

3

Baylor

23-1

4

Louisville

25-1

5

Notre Dame

23-2

6

Texas

20-4

7

UCLA

21-4

8

South Carolina

20-5

9

Oregon

23-4

10

Maryland

22-3

11

Tennessee

21-4

12

Florida State

21-4

13

Missouri

19-5

14

Stanford

18-8

15

Oregon State

19-6

16

Ohio State

20-6

17

Duke

20-6

17

Texas A&M

19-7

19

Green Bay

22-2

20

Georgia

21-4

21

Oklahoma State

18-6

22

South Florida

20-5

23

Michigan

20-7

24

Belmont

24-3

25

NC State

20-6

NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
Last Night
(14) North Carolina 83, Notre Dame 66

(14) North Carolina 83, Notre Dame 66 –North Carolina tops Notre Dame 83-66
Theo Pinson scored 14 of his 16 points after halftime to go with 10 rebounds, helping No. 14 North Carolina pull away late to beat Notre Dame 83-66 on Monday night. Joel Berry II added 21 points for the Tar Heels (20-7, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who closed a tough stretch with their third game in five days. The first two were emotional rivalry wins, the first coming at home against Duke and Saturday’s coming at North Carolina State.  This time, UNC needed a 13-0 burst in the final 5 ½ minutes to finally get some separation against a team that just kept hanging around. Top scorer Luke Maye struggled to just eight points on 3-for-11 shooting after scoring 33 at N.C. State. But UNC still shot 57 percent after halftime for a fourth straight win.  Martinas Geben and John Mooney each scored 18 points for the Fighting Irish (15-11, 5-8).

Tonight
Western Michigan at Bowling Green, 7:00 p.m.
Miami-OH at Eastern Michigan, 7:00 p.m.
Central Michigan at Northern Illinois, 8:00 p.m.
(2) Michigan State at Minnesota, 9:00 p.m.  Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 8:00

NCAAMBB – Virginia reaches the top
Virginia has climbed to No. 1 in the AP men’s basketball poll for the first time in more than 35 years. The Cavaliers earned 30 of 65 first-place votes in Monday’s latest poll to outdistance No. 2 Michigan State despite an overtime home loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday in an upset-filled week. It marks the first time Virginia has been No. 1 since December 1982 during Ralph Sampson’s senior season. Villanova fell from No. 1 to No. 3 after losing to St. John’s.

NCAAWBB – UConn still 1
UConn remains the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP women’s poll. Mississippi State, Baylor, Louisville and Notre Dame round out the top five. And Belmont is in the AP poll for the first time in school history, checking in at No. 24.

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Arizona Coyotes 6, Chicago Blackhawks 1

Coyotes 6, Blackhawks 1 – Coyotes start fast, send Hawks to 6th straight loss
Max Domi, Clayton Keller, Alex Goligoski and Tobias Rieder each had a goal and an assist, and the Arizona Coyotes pounded the slumping Chicago Blackhawks 6-1 on Monday night.  The Coyotes ended a nine-game losing streak to the Blackhawks and sent Chicago to its season-high sixth straight loss. Antti Raanta had 37 saves for Arizona. The Coyotes’ six goals were their highest total of the season.  Domi put Arizona ahead to stay just 92 seconds into the game. Zac Rinaldo  provided a screen in front of Blackhawks goalie Anton Forsberg, and Domi’s shot went in for his fourth goal of the season.  The 22-year-old Domi stopped a 21-game drought with his first goal since Dec. 16. Alex DeBrincat scored his 20th goal of his rookie season for Chicago.

Tonight
Anaheim Ducks at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago Blackhawks at Vegas Golden Knights, 10:00 p.m.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
New Orleans Pelicans 118, Detroit Pistons 103
Chicago Bulls 105, Orlando Magic 101

Pelicans 118, Pistons 103 – d Anthony Davis-led Pelicans beat Pistons 118-103
Anthony Davis had 38 points and 10 rebounds to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat Detroit on Monday night in another one of his strong performances against the Pistons.  Davis is averaging 30.4 points per game against the Pistons, his highest total against an NBA team. He scored a career-high 59 against them nearly two years ago. That’s one reason the Pelicans have won 11 of the last 12 games against the Pistons.  Detroit attempted to defend Davis with Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin, but they were no match for Davis inside, off the dribble or on the outside. The All-Star was 14 of 24 from the field, including 3 for 6 on 3-pointers. Nikola Mirotic helped the Pelicans pull away in the third quarter and finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds.  The Pistons have lost three straight after winning five in a row, including four with Griffin. Griffin scored 22 on 8-of-17 shooting. Drummond had 13 points and 21 rebounds.

Bulls 105, Magic 101 – LaVine steal, dunk leads Bulls to 105-101 win over Magic
Zach LaVine broke for a tiebreaking dunk after stealing an inbounds pass in the closing seconds, Lauri Markkanen scored 21 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Orlando Magic 105-101 on Monday night. The Bulls blew an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter but still came away with their second win in three games after dropping seven in a row.  LaVine finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. Bobby Portis added 19 points and seven boards, and Jerian Grant had 14 points and seven assists.  Mario Hezonja led Orlando with 24 points, and Evan Fournier scored 22.

2018 Winter Olympics – PyeongChang

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

 Germany

4

1

2

7

 Netherlands

3

2

2

7

 United States

3

1

2

6

 Norway

2

4

3

9

 Canada

2

4

1

7

 France

2

1

2

5

 Austria

2

0

0

2

 Sweden

1

1

0

2

 South Korea

1

0

0

1

 Japan

0

1

2

3

 Russian Athletes

0

1

2

3

 Czech Republic

0

1

1

2

 Australia

0

1

0

1

 China

0

1

0

1

 Slovakia

0

1

0

1

 Finland

0

0

2

2

 Italy

0

0

1

1

 Kazakhstan

0

0

1

1

  • Snowboarding – Women’s Halfpipe

Snowboarder Chloe Kim has delivered the third gold medal for the United States at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The 17-year-old Californian dominated the field in winning the halfpipe, posting a score of 93.75 during the first of her three runs in the finals and a 98.25 in the last run. Kim was the only rider to post a score over 90 during the first two rounds. American Arielle Gold won bronze, edging out three-time Olympic medalist Kelly Clark.

  • Alpine Skiing

Alpine skiing is finally underway amid blue skies and sunshine at the wind-buffeted Olympics. Marcel Hirscher of Austria has won the men’s Alpine combined event, the first career Olympic gold medal for one of skiing’s greats. Hirscher used his elite skills in the slalom leg to rise from 12th place after the opening run of downhill. The men’s downhill and women’s giant slalom both have been postponed because of gusty winds.
 

  • Speedskating

The U.S. is still seeking its first speedskating medal after being held off the podium for the third straight event. World champion Heather Bergsma finished eighth in the 1,500 meters. U.S. teammate Brittany Bowe was fifth.
 

  • Men’s Ice Hockey

Ryan Zapolski will be the starting goaltender for the U.S. men’s hockey team opener against Slovenia. The 31-year-old Zapolski has been among the best players in the Russian Kontinental Hockey League this season.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Yesterday
Boys Basketball
Galesburg-Augusta 50, Michigan Lutheran 33

  • Galesburg-Augusta came away with a 50-33 road win at Michigan Lutheran Monday night. The Rams jumped out to a 9-0 lead to start the game and extended the lead to 12 in the first half.  Lutheran staged a strong comeback coming out of the break as they pulled to within two, but the rally fell short.  The Rams pulled away in the 4th quarter to win their second straight. Zeb Pappenfuss led Lutheran with 13 points with Nathan Brown adding six.  Galesburg-Augusta got a game high 16 points from Austyn Dunn.  Abner Snyder added nine for the Rams. With the win, Galesburg-Augusta improves to 9-6 on the season.  Michigan Lutheran falls to 4-10.

Coloma 66, Watervliet 48

  • Coloma remains undefeated at 15-0 after a 66-48 win over rival Watervliet. Zach Goodline led the way for the Comets with a game high 32 points, including shooting 9 of 12 from three point range.  

Hartford 79, White Pigeon 51

  • Four players scored in double figures to lead Hartford to a 79-51 win over White Pigeon.  William Martinez had 18 points, while Evan Delarosa scored 16, Garred Johnson had 12 and Trey Ackerman had 11.

Dream Academy 60, Howardsville Chr. 56
Brandywine 59, Berrien Springs 52
Mattawan 55, Portage Northern 30
Fennville 66, Martin 54
North Muskegon 61, Saugatuck 49
Delton-Kellogg 60, Lawton 49
Parchment 55, Comstock 30

Girls Basketball
Niles 50, Buchanan 46

  • Alycia Patterson had a team high 15 points to give Niles a 50-46 win over Buchanan.   Jayla Bibbs took game high honors with 19 points for Buchanan.  Niles will host St. Joe on Friday night.

Hartford 49, White Pigeon 35

  • AJ Jackson had a game high 18 points and added 15 rebounds, helping lead Hartford to a 49-35 win over White Pigeon.  With the win, the Indians improve to 15-2 on the season. Jessica Cortes added 11 for Hartford.

Brandywine 49, Berrien Springs 40

  • Zakiyyah Abdullah scored a game high 20 points while Nichole Sachman had 19 to lead Brandywine to a 49-40 win over Berrien Springs.   Kyrah Sanders scored 12 to lead Berrien.

Coloma 50, Watervliet 43 – OT

  • Kayla Yore led Coloma with 21 points as Coloma beat Watervliet 50-43 in overtime

Lake Michigan Catholic 34, River Valley 23
Bridgman 60, Howardsville Christian 7
Kalamazoo Central 63, B. C. Lakeview 60 – OT
Mattawan 41, Portage Northern 23

Comstock 47, Parchment 18
Martin 57, Fennville 47
Marcellus 49, Cassopolis 40

MHSAA – High School Sports
Tonight
Boys Basketball
Benton Harbor at Battle Creek Central, 7:15 p.m.       95.7 & 1400 WSJM Sports
Lakeshore at Mishawaka Marian (IN), 7:00 p.m.
Buchanan at Lake Michigan Catholic, 7:30 p.m.
Portage Central at Three Rivers, 7:15 p.m.
Gull Lake at Kalamazoo Central, 7:15 p.m.
Battle Creek Lakeview at Kal. Loy Norrix, 7:00 p.m.
Vicksburg at Mattawan, 7:00 p.m.
Gobles at Berrien Springs, 7:00 p.m.
Paw Paw at Comstock, 7:30 p.m.
Parchment at Delton-Kellogg, 7:00 p.m.
Countryside at New Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Covert at Michigan Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.
Lawrence at River Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Marcellus at Bangor, 7:30 p.m.
Eau Claire at Centreville, 7:30 p.m.
Cassopolis at Hartford, 7:30 p.m.
Decatur at Mendon, 7:30 p.m.
Bloomingdale at White Pigeon
Wyoming Tri-Unity at Fennville, 7:00 p.m.
Watervliet at South Haven, 7:15 p.m.
Kalamazoo Christian at Plainwell, 7:00 p.m.
Allegan at Lawton, 7:00 p.m.

Boys
Class A
1. Clarkston (5) (13-1) 75
2. Ann Arbor Skyline (14-0) 70
3. Canton (16-0) 64
4. Hazel Park (13-1) 55
5. Holland West Ottawa (15-1) 52
6. Detroit U-D Jesuit (13-3) 51
(tie) Detroit East English (13-3) 51
8. Flint Carman-Ainsworth (11-2) 34
9. Detroit Cass Tech (13-4) 29
10. East Lansing (11-2) 28
Others: Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central (13-2) 23, Detroit Renaissance (11-4) 22.

Class B
1. New Haven (4) (16-0) 60
2. River Rouge (15-0) 56
3. Wyoming Godwin Heights (14-1) 46
4. Olivet (13-0) 44
5. Grand Rapids Catholic Central (13-1) 39
6. Benton Harbor (14-1) 37
7. Coloma (14-0) 33
8. Frankenmuth (13-1) 32
9. Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-KW (13-0) 29
(tie) Bridgeport (11-1) 29
Others: Williamston (13-2) 23.

Class C
1. Monroe St. Mary Catholic Cent. (3) (13-0) 72
2. Iron Mountain (1) (15-0) 69
3. Kent City (16-0) 62
4. Kalamazoo Christian (13-1) 58
5. McBain (1) (14-1) 57
6. Unionville-Sebewaing (12-0) 41
7. Flint Hamady (11-3) 37
(tie) Grand Rapids Covenant Christian (14-3) 37
9. Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Central (14-2) 36
10. Ottawa Lake Whiteford (12-2) 28
Others: Maple City Glen Lake (13-2) 27, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep (11-1) 18.

Class D
1. Southfield Christian (4) (12-3) 73
2. Dollar Bay (1) (14-0) 69
3. Bellevue (13-0) 62
4. Frankfort-Elberta (12-1) 57
5. Ewen-Trout Creek (14-1) 56
6. Hillman (13-0) 54
7. Fowler (11-2) 38
(tie) Rapid River (11-1) 38
9. Buckley (11-3) 36
10. Hillsdale Academy (13-1) 35
Others: Marine City Cardinal Mooney Catholic (14-2) 31.

Girls Basketball
Battle Creek Central at Benton Harbor, 7:15 p.m.
Three Rivers at Portage Central, 7:15 p.m.
Gull Lake at Kalamazoo Central, 5:45 p.m.
Battle Creek Lakeview at Kal. Loy Norrix, 5:45 p.m.
Paw Paw at Comstock, 6:00 p.m.
Berrien Springs at Gobles, 7:00 p.m.
Delton-Kellogg at Parchment, 7:00 p.m.
Countryside at New Buffalo, 6:00 p.m.
Covert at Michigan Lutheran, 6:00 p.m.
Lawrence at River Valley, 6:00 p.m.
White Pigeon at Bloomingdale, 6:00 p.m.
Hartford at Cassopolis, 7:30 p.m.
Eau Claire at Centreville, 7:30 p.m.
Mendon at Decatur, 6:00 p.m.
Bangor at Marcellus, 7:30 p.m.
Dowagiac at Coloma, 7:00 p.m.
Wyoming Tri-Unity at Fennville 5:30 p.m.
North Muskegon at Saugatuck, 7:00 p.m.
Watervliet at South Haven, 5:45 p.m.
Plainwell at Kalamazoo Christian, 7:00 p.m.
Allegan at Lawton, 5:30 p.m.

Girls
Class A
1. East Kentwood (4) (16-0) 74
2. East Lansing (1) (15-0) 68
(tie) Saginaw Heritage (14-0) 68
4. DeWitt (15-1) 59
5. Ann Arbor Huron (14-1) 56
6. Coldwater (14-1) 50
7. Bay City Western (14-1) 38
8. Flint Carman Ainsworth (12-2) 36
9. Wayne Memorial (11-4) 33
10. Grosse Pointe North (11-3) 27
Others: Muskegon (13-2) 20, Howell (14-2) 16, Detroit King (13-2) 13.

Class B
1. Detroit Country Day (5) (12-2) 75
2. Kingsley (16-0) 63
3. Jackson Northwest (14-1) 61
4. Freeland (15-2) 55
(tie) Williamston (15-1) 55
6. Ida (14-1) 51
7. Hamilton (15-1) 42
8. Grand Rapids South Christian (13-2) 38
9. Stanton Central Montcalm (16-0) 29
10. St. Clair (12-2) 21
Others: Battle Creek Pennfield (13-2) 18, Detroit Mumford (13-3) 14, Comstock (14-1) 14, Wyoming Godwin Heights (15-1) 14.

Class C
1. Pewamo-Westphalia (2) (16-0) 71
2. St. Ignace LaSalle (17-0) 68
3. Negaunee (1) (17-0) 61
4. Schoolcraft (17-0) 60
5. Detroit Edison PSA ECOE (2) (15-1) 55
6. Maple City Glen Lake (11-1) 47
7. Pittsford (16-0) 43
8. Reese (15-1) 41
9. Brandywine (15-2) 31
10. Hemlock (13-2) 20
Others: Centreville (15-1) 14, Monroe St. Mary
Catholic Central (15-2) 14.

Class D

1. Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart (5) (15-0) 75
2. Kingston (16-0) 69
3. Munising (14-1) 64
4. Adrian Lenawee Christian (15-1) 62
5. Waterford Our Lady (14-3) 53
6. Gaylord St. Mary (16-1) 52
7. Hillman (15-1) 42
8. Chassell (16-1) 38
9. Athens (14-2) 28
10. Michigan Lutheran (12-2) 25
Others: Bellevue (12-2) 24, Cedarville (14-2) 21.

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