Wednesday Morning Sports Recap


Pacers 105, L.A. Lakers 102
Malcolm Brogdon scored on a reverse layup with 36.4 seconds left to break a tie and give the Pacers a 105-102 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. The victory ended a 14-game road winning streak for the Lakers. They fell two games short of their own NBA record. LeBron James missed a 3-pointer that would have given Los Angeles the lead with 11.7 seconds left. He had 20 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. The Lakers also got two shots in the closing seconds to try and force overtime but missed both.

The Bulls and Pistons were off
Charlotte 110, Sacramento 102
New York 143, Atlanta 120
Brooklyn 108, New Orleans 101  OT
Utah 109, Orlando 102
L.A. Clippers 120, Phoenix 99

Chicago at Washington, 7:00
Toronto at Detroit, 7:00
The Pacers are off

Off the court…
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern remains in serious condition following emergency brain surgery last week. The 77-year-old Stern suffered a brain hemorrhage Thursday while having lunch in New York.


Columbus 5, Red Wings 3
Pierre-Luc Dubois scored early in the third period and Gustav Nyquist added an empty-net goal in the closing seconds, helping the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Red Wings 5-3. Columbus has won two straight for the first time in nearly a month. Detroit has lost 14 of its last 16 games. Joonas Korpisalo stopped 18 shots for the Blue Jackets. Jonathan Bernier had 34 saves for the Red Wings. Adam Erne scored his first goal in his 27th game with the Red Wings early in the first period and had another goal late in the opening period.

The Blackhawks were off
Los Angeles 4, Boston 3  OT
Nashville 8, N-Y Islanders 3
Philadelphia 4, Anaheim 1
Tampa Bay 4, Ottawa 3  OT
Toronto 5, Buffalo 3
Carolina 6, Winnipeg 3
Pittsburgh 4, Calgary 1
Montreal 3, Vancouver 1
Vegas 3, Minnesota 2
Arizona 3, San Jose 2

Colorado at Chicago, 8:00
The Red Wings are off


The Lions are retaining general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia for the 2020 season despite the team’s 3-10-1 record. The Lions have dropped 10 of their last 11 since a 2-0-1 start and will carry a seven-game losing streak into Sunday’s game at Denver. Detroit hired both away from New England in the hopes of replicating the Patriots’ formula for success.


Former Iowa coach passes away
Hayden Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution, has died. He was 90. Fry’s family announced through the University of Iowa that the coach died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. The native of Eastland, Texas, had never been to Iowa before taking over the Hawkeyes in 1979. The team had slogged through 17 consecutive years without a winning season. He coached at Iowa for 20 seasons, winning 238 games and three Big Ten championships. He played quarterback at Baylor and his first college head coaching job was at SMU.

Top Honor For LSU’s Orgeron
Ed Orgeron of LSU is The Associated Press Coach of the Year after leading the top-ranked Tigers to an SEC championship and their first College Football Playoff appearance.


Whitaker to be honored by Tigers
The Tigers are retiring Lou Whitaker’s No. 1 this coming season. Whitaker will become the ninth Tiger to have his number retired by the team, and the first to be so honored without being inducted into the Hall of Fame. He was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1978, went to five straight All-Star games, won three Gold Gloves and compiled a .276 average with 244 home runs and 1,084 RBIs in a 19-year career spent entirely with Detroit.

Garcia signs with Milwaukee
Free-agent outfielder Avisaíl García has finalized a two-year, $20 million contract with the Brewers, a deal that includes a $10 million club option for 2022. García batted .282 with a career-high 20 home runs and 72 RBIs for the Rays last season.



Boys Basketball
Lakeshore 54, Battle Creek Central 33
Kalamazoo Central 49, St. Joe 33
Countryside Academy 77, Lake Michigan Catholic 34
Coloma 69, Kalamazoo Christian 57
Buchanan 71, Constantine 44
Loy Norrix 65, Niles 50
New Buffalo 45, Lawrence 39
Gobles 72, Galesburg-Augusta 37
Brandywine 52, Hackett 36
Dowagiac 52, Plainwell 33
South Haven 58, Three Rivers 57
Edwardsburg 67, Paw Paw 63 OT
Cassopolis 56, Centreville 41
Fennville 67, Lawton 48
Marcellus 72, Mendon 60
Schoolcraft 59, Saugatuck 30
Gull Lake 75, Mattawan 27
Portage Central 66, Harper Creek 49
Lakeview 49, Portage Northern 38
Otsego 74, Vicksburg 53
Sturgis 68, Allegan 45


Girls Basketball
Kalamazoo Central 80, St. Joe 63
Battle Creek Central 59, Lakeshore 22
Lake Michigan Catholic 47, Countryside Academy 13
Constantine 57, Berrien Springs 25
Kalamazoo Christian 50, Coloma 10
Niles 69, Loy Norrix 39
New Buffalo 47, Lawrence 29
Brandywine 46, Hackett 28
Plainwell 54, Dowagiac 11
Three Rivers 47, South Haven 20
Bloomingdale 45, Hartford 22
Centreville 57, Cassopolis 27
White Pigion 48, Bangor 30
Fennville 51, Lawton 26
Gobles 40, Galesburg-Augusta 19
Marcellus 41, Mendon 25
Martin 35, Delton-Kellogg 31
Schoolcraft 56, Saugatuck 40
Mattawan 63, Gull Lake 61 OT
Portage Central 32, Harper Creek 25
Lakeview 51, Portage Northern 13
Allegan 56, Sturgis 50
Otsego 43, Vicksburg 26