Friday Morning Sports Update-02/04/2022

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Minnesota Timberwolves 128, Detroit Pistons 117
Toronto Raptors 127, Chicago Bulls 120 – OT

T-Wolves 128, Pistons 117 – Edwards, Towns lead Timberwolves past Pistons, 128-117
Anthony Edwards scored 25 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns added 21 points and 14 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Detroit Pistons 128-117 on Thursday night. Taurean Prince added 23 points to help Minnesota win its third straight and fifth in six games. Saddiq Bey had 21 points and 13 rebounds for Detroit, and Jerami Grant added 20 points. The Pistons lost for the sixth time in seven games.

Raptors 127, Bulls 120 – OT – Siakam scores 25 points as Raptors beat Bulls 127-120 in OT
Pascal Siakam had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Chris Boucher had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors beat Chicago 127-120 in overtime Thursday, snapping a five-game losing streak against the Bulls. Scottie Barnes scored 21 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:44 left in OT, and Gary Trent Jr. added a decisive 3-pointer with 16 seconds remaining. Trent scored 16 points, ending his career-best streak of 30-point games at five. Nikola Vucevic matched his season-high with 30 points and had 18 rebounds for the Bulls, his ninth double-double in 10 games. DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points for Chicago.

Tonight
Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons, 7:00 p.m.
Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers, 7:00 p.m.

NFL – National Football League
Sunday
2022 NFL Pro Bowl, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
AFC vs. NFC, 3:00 p.m.    

NHL – National Hockey League
Saturday
2022 NHL All-Star Game, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, 3:15 p.m.

NHL – Aldrich sexual assault scandal hits home far from Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks have resolved a pair of lawsuits stemming from the organization’s handling of allegations by a former first-round pick that he was sexually assaulted by an assistant coach in 2010. But questions raised by the suits live on, not just in Chicago, but well beyond. After he resigned his position with the Blackhawks, Brad Aldrich worked or volunteered for USA Hockey, the University of Notre Dame and Miami University in Ohio before returning to his native Michigan. He pleaded guilty in 2013 as part of a deal with a prosecutor after he was accused of sexually assaulting a high school hockey player.

NCAAMBKB – Men’s College Basketball
Last Night
Central Michigan 65, Western Michigan 55
Ohio 81, Eastern Michigan 68

Central Michigan 65, Western Michigan 55 – Healy leads Cent. Michigan past W. Michigan 65-55
Cameron Healy had 23 points as Central Michigan topped Western Michigan 65-55. Lamar Norman Jr. led the Broncos on Thursday night with 18 points.

Ohio 81, Eastern Michigan 68 – Sears scores 20 to lift Ohio past Eastern Michigan 81-68
Mark Sears had 20 points as Ohio got past Eastern Michigan 81-68. Nathan Scott led the Eagles on Thursday with 16 points.

Saturday
Western Michigan at Ohio, 2:00 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Kent State, 2:00 p.m.
Michigan at (4) Purdue, 2:30 p.m.                            News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 2:00
Notre Dame at NC State, 3:00 p.m.
(13) Michigan State at Rutgers, 4:00                     Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 3:00

NCAAWBKB – Women’s College Basketball
Last Night
(17) Maryland 67, Michigan State 62
(20) Notre Dame 68, Virginia Tech 55
(6) Michigan at Illinois, PPD

(17) Maryland 67, Michigan State 62 – Reese leads No. 17 Maryland women past Michigan State 67-62
Angel Reese had 25 points and nine rebounds, Diamond Miller added 14 points and nine rebounds and No. 17 Maryland beat Michigan State 67-62 for its fourth straight victory. Maryland’s second-leading scorer Ashley Owusu was helped off the court late in the first quarter after injuring her ankle. She was on the bench in the second half with crutches. Shyanne Sellers, getting extended minutes due to Owusu’s absence, had nine points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals for Maryland. Nia Clouden made a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 22 points for Michigan State.

(20) Notre Dame 68, Virginia Tech 55 – Miles leads No. 20 Notre Dame women past Virginia Tech 68-55
Olivia Miles scored 24 points and No. 20 Notre Dame pulled away in the second quarter and cruised to a 68-55 victory over Virginia Tech for its fifth straight win. Miles scored eight of Notre Dame’s 16 second-quarter points for a 34-24 lead at the break. Virginia Tech pulled to 50-43 with 7:34 remaining in the game but didn’t get closer. Maya Dodson scored six points for Notre Dame (18-4, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), ending a career-high stretch of nine straight games scoring in double figures. Kayana Traylor scored 16 points for Virginia Tech (15-6, 7-3).

Saturday
Buffalo at Central Michigan, 1:00 p.m.
Miami (OH) at Western Michigan, 2:00 p.m.
Kent State at Eastern Michigan, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday
(20) Notre Dame at Florida State, 2:00 p.m.
Michigan State at Minnesota, 3:00 p.m.
(21) Iowa at (6) Michigan, 6:30 p.m.

MLB – Spring training threatened, MLB asks for federal mediator
Major League Baseball has asked a federal mediator to intervene in stalled labor negotiations that likely will put off the start of spring training. On the 64th day of a lockout, MLB Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem asked the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to enter the dispute.  An agreement by the players’ association is needed for the federal conciliation service to enter talks. The union declined comment and its lawyers were expected to consult with players.  There is now almost no hope spring training workouts will start as scheduled on Feb. 16. Baseball’s ninth work stoppage will soon threaten opening day on March 31.

NASCAR – NASCAR goes West to LA Coliseum as warmup for the Super Bowl
NASCAR is in Los Angeles a week ahead of the Super Bowl with its wildest idea yet. The exhibition Clash has always been the unofficial season-opening NASCAR version of the Pro Bowl. For the firs time, it has been moved out of Daytona Beach, Florida, and will instead be staged at the Coliseum in a made-for-Fox Sports spectacular. A temporary quarter-mile track has been built inside the iconic venue. The race on Sunday night will also mark the debut of the Next Gen car, a project several years in development that was delayed a season by the pandemic.

MCCAA – Junior College Basketball
Saturday
Women’s Basketball
Ancilla College at Lake Michigan College, 1:00 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
Ancilla College at Lake Michigan College, 3:00 p.m.

Olympics – Chen sharp in team competition
Three-time men’s figure skating world champion Nathan Chen has delivered a strong short program to open the team competition at the Beijing Games. That gets the Americans off to a good start in their pursuit of a third straight medal in the event.  Chen opened with a big quad flip and hit his difficult quad lutz-triple toe loop combination to deliver the highest score among the men Friday and give the U.S. the maximum 10 points.  Reigning Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno was second to give Japan nine points. Eighteen-year-old Mark Kondratiuk was third for the Russian Olympic Committee, which is favored to win the team event.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Last Night
Girls Basketball
St. Joseph 54, Lakeshore 43
The Lady Bears completed the season sweep of rival Lakeshore after a 54-43 win at the Bear Den in St. Joe.  Freshman Jaslynn Ward had a game high 20 points to lead St. Joseph while Cailynn Junk had 16 points and 15 rebounds.  St. Joe improves to 10-3 on the season at 5-0 in the SMAC-West.  Gabriella Conway led the Lancers with 12 while Paige Lies had 10.  Lakeshore drops to 6-6 overall and 2-4 in the SMAC-West.

Portage Central 45, Mattawan 42
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 49, Portage Northern 47
Kalamazoo Central 48, Gull Lake 34
BC Lakeview 45, Battle Creek Central 28
Lawrence 39, Battle Creek Academy 28

Boys Basketball
Comstock 63, Bangor 18

Wrestling
Buchanan 39, Brandywine 36
Battle Creek Central, Mattawan, Lakeshore at St. Joseph Quad

  • St. Joseph 72, Mattawan 3
  • St. Joseph 74, Battle Creek Central 6
  • Lakeshore 71 Mattawan 8
  • Lakeshore 68, Battle Creek Central 20

Boys Swimming and Diving
St. Joseph 115, Battle Creek Central 47

Tonight
Boys Basketball
SMAC
St. Joseph at Lakeshore, 7:00 p.m.   94.9 WSJM
Mattawan at Portage Central, 7:00 p.m.
Loy Norrix at Portage Northern, 7:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Central at Gull Lake, 7:00 p.m.
Battle Creek Central at BC Lakeview, 7:00 p.m.

BCS
Covert at Lake Michigan Catholic, 7:30 p.m.
Bridgman at Michigan Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.
Lawrence at Countryside, 7:30 p.m.
Brandywine at Berrien Springs, 7:30 p.m.
South Haven at Buchanan, 7:00 p.m.
Eau Claire vs. Howardsville Christian, 7:30 p.m.

SAC
Watervliet at Gobles, 7:30 p.m.
Coloma at Parchment, 7:30 p.m.
Lawton at Saugatuck, 7:30 p.m.
Fennville at Martin, 7:30 p.m.
Constantine at Schoolcraft, 7:30 p.m.
Galesburg-Augusta at Kal. Christian, 7:30 p.m.
Kal. Hackett at Delton-Kellogg, 7:30 p.m.

Wolverine
Dowagiac at Edwardsburg, 7:15 p.m.
Sturgis at Niles, 7:15 p.m.
Vicksburg at Paw Paw, 7:15 p.m.
Plainwell at Allegan, 7:15 p.m.

Southwest 10
Marcellus at Hartford, 7:30 p.m.
White Pigeon at Decatur, 7:30 p.m.
Cassopolis at Mendon, 7:30 p.m.
Centreville at Bloomingdale, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball
BCS
South Haven at Buchanan, 5:30 p.m.
New Buffalo at River Valley, 5:30 p.m.

SAC
Watervliet at Gobles, 6:00 p.m.
Coloma at Parchment, 6:00 p.m.
Lawton at Saugatuck, 6:00 p.m.
Fennville at Martin, 6:00 p.m.
Constantine at Schoolcraft, 6:00 p.m.
Galesburg-Augusta at Kal. Christian, 6:00 p.m.
Kal. Hackett at Delton-Kellogg, 6:00 p.m.

Wolverine
Dowagiac at Edwardsburg, 6:00 p.m.
Sturgis at Niles, 6:00 p.m.
Vicksburg at Paw Paw, 6:00 p.m.
Plainwell at Allegan, 6:00 p.m.

Southwest 10
Marcellus at Hartford, 6:00 p.m.
White Pigeon at Decatur, 6:00 p.m.
Cassopolis at Mendon, 6:00 p.m.
Centreville at Bloomingdale, 6:00 p.m.
Comstock at Bangor, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
Boys Basketball
Benton Harbor vs. Detroit Edison, 5:00 p.m.        (at Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids)
Lakeshore at Coal City (IL), 5:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball
Benton Harbor at Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills, 12:00 p.m.

Wrestling
SMAC Conference Tournament at St. Joseph, 9:00 a.m.
BCS Conference Tournament at Buchanan, 9:00 a.m.
Southwest 10 Conference Tournament at Decatur, 9:00 a.m.
SAC Conference Tournament at Centreville, 9:00 a.m.