Weekday Morning Sports Report – Tuesday 2/26/19

NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
Last Night
(18) Florida State 68, Notre Dame 61

(18) Florida State 68, Notre Dame 61 – Vassell leads FSU past Notre Dame
Devin Vassell and Trent Forrest helped 18th-ranked Florida State beat Notre Dame on Monday.  Vassell scored 13 points on 5 of 6 shooting and had seven rebounds to send the Seminoles past the Fighting Irish, 68-61. Vasell sparked a second-half charge with a dunk and a 3-pointer on consecutive possessions. Forrest shot 4-for-6 from the line in the final minute to help FSU improve to 22-6 overall and 10-5 in the ACC. D.J. Harvey scored 18 points for the Irish, who missed nine of their last 10
field-goal attempts.

Tonight
Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan, 7:00 p.m.
Western Michigan at Northern Illinois, 8:00 p.m.

NCAAWBB – Women’s College Basketball
Last Night
(4) Notre Dame 98, (17) Syracuse 68

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Detroit Pistons 113, Indiana Pacers 109
Milwaukee Bucks 117, Chicago Bulls 106

Pistons 113, Pacers 109 – Drummond, Griffin lead Pistons over Pacers 113-109
Andre Drummond had 26 points and 16 rebounds, Blake Griffin had a triple-double and the resurgent Detroit Pistons won for the seventh time in eight games, beating the Indiana Pacers 113-109 on Monday night. Griffin had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for Detroit, which is battling for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference _ and right now is on the right side of that cutoff. Indiana lost for only the second time in 10 games.  Pacers center Myles Turner returned after missing two games with a bruised left hip. He scored seven points. Domantas Sabonis scored 23 for Indiana, but he appeared to injure his left ankle with just over a minute remaining. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 25 points

Bucks 117, Bulls 106 – With Antetokounmpo sidelined, Bucks beat Bulls 117-106
Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon each scored 22 points, and Milwaukee beat the Chicago Bulls 117-106 Monday night without Giannis Antetokounmpo.  While the All-Star forward sat out with a sore right knee, the Bucks overcame a sluggish start to pick up their 17th win in 19 games.  The Bucks used a huge second quarter to grab a nine-point lead after falling behind by 14. That propelled them to their eighth straight road win — their best streak since a nine-game run during the 1981-82 season.  Brogdon hit 4 of 7 3-pointers. Middleton nailed 3 of 5 from beyond the arc. Nikola Mirotic scored 13 in his first game in Chicago since the Bulls traded him to New Orleans last season. And the Bucks moved a season-high 32 games over .500.   Lauri Markkanen and Robin Lopez each scored 26 for Chicago. But the Bulls’ season-high three-game win streak came to an end. It was the ninth straight 20-point game for Markkanen, who scored a career-best 35 against Boston on Saturday.

NHL – National Hockey League
Tonight
Montreal Canadiens at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m.

NHL – Blackhawks activate Crawford from injured reserve
The Chicago Blackhawks have activated two-time All-Star and Stanley Cup champion goalie Corey Crawford from injured reserve.  Crawford, who helped Chicago win championships in 2013 and 2015, has been sidelined since Dec. 16 because of his second concussion in two seasons. He is 6-14-2 with a 3.28 goals-against average and .902 save percentage in 23 games. Chicago, which has jumped into playoff contention, visits Anaheim on Wednesday.  The Blackhawks assigned goalie Collin Delia to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs on Monday, leaving Cam Ward and Crawford as the goalies on the NHL roster. Delia is 6-4-3 with a 3.48 goals-against average and .909 save percentage in 15 appearances with Chicago. He agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Blackhawks on Feb. 11.

MLB – MLB Spring Training
Yesterday
Philadelphia Phillies 12, Detroit Tigers (ss) 7
Detroit Tigers (ss) 3, St. Louis Cardinals 3 – TIE
Chicago White Sox 4, San Francisco Giants 4 – TIE
L.A. Dodgers 11, Chicago Cubs (ss) 2
Chicago Cubs (ss) 6, San Diego Padres 4

Today
Detroit vs. N.Y. Mets (ss) at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m.
Arizona vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Kansas City (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

NFL – NFL says Kraft won’t receive special treatment
The NFL says it will handle the sex solicitation case involving New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft as it would any other issue under the league’s personal conduct policy. The 77-year-old owner has been charged with soliciting a prostitute in Florida as part of a crackdown on sex trafficking. Hundreds of arrest warrants have been issued. Police are still investigating and there likely will be a league inquiry.  Commissioner Roger Goodell could fine or suspend Kraft from any activities involving the Super Bowl champions. The NFL says it will “take appropriate action as warranted based on the facts.”

NFL – Raiders making progress on completing Coliseum lease for ’19
The Raiders are making progress toward completing a lease to keep the team at the Oakland Coliseum for at least one more season. Coliseum Authority director Scott McKibben said Monday that the two sides are having “good, constructive talks” for finalizing a new lease for 2019 with an option for 2020. But McKibben says there are still details to be worked out before a contract can be brought to the board for approval. McKibben says that could happen by the end of next week.  The Raiders have been searching for a home for 2019 before they move to Las Vegas to play in a new $1.8 billion, 65,000-seat stadium. The team had pulled out of lease extension talks after Oakland sued the Raiders and the NFL over the planned move to Las Vegas.

MCCAA – Junior College Sports
Tonight
Women’s Basketball
Lake Michigan College 93, Glen Oaks Community College 44

Men’s Basketball
Glen Oaks Community College 88, Lake Michigan College 74

MHSAA – High School Sports
Tonight
Boys Basketball – Districts
Division 1 at Mattawan
Mattawan 34, Kalamazoo Central 31
St. Joseph 57, Portage Central 53

  • St. Joe advanced to the Division 1 District Semifinals with a 57-53 win over Portage Central.  Trailing by six after the first quarter, the Bears took a five point lead into the half and led by as many as 14.  Jordan Marble poured in a game high 22 points for the Bears, including five 3 pointers.  With the win, St. Joe advances to face Holland Wednesday night at 5:30 in Mattawan.

Division 2 at Lakeshore
Buchanan 63, Berrien Springs 59 – OT
Lakeshore 65, South Haven 48

  • Four Lakeshore players hit for double figures last night, pacing the Lancers to a 65-48 win over South Haven in the first round of the District 46 tournament at Lakeshore. The Lancers’ Junior guard Austin Kiser led his team with 20 points on the night.  South Haven Junior guard Brenden Williamson led all scorers with 22 in the loss.  Lakeshore now faces Coloma in the District semi-final on Wednesday night.

Division 4 at New Buffalo (1st round at host sites)
River Valley 65, Covert 19
New Buffalo 50, Michigan Lutheran 39

  • Kaden Parmley scored a game high 17 points to lead New Buffalo to a 50-39 win over Michigan Lutheran in the Division 4 District opener.  Tucker Morse added 11 points for the Bison who will face Lake Michigan Catholic on Wednesday at 7:00.  Cameron Guse had 11 points in the loss for the Titans.

Division 2 at Dowagiac
Edwardsburg 46, Vicksburg 44
Three Rivers 69, Dowagiac 66

Division 2 at Comstock
Otsego 58, Wayland 46
Plainwell 56, Parchment 43

Division 2 at Allegan
Hudsonville Unity Chr. 62, Allendale 50 – OT
Hamilton 76, Allegan 43

Division 3 at Brandywine
Watervliet 64, Bangor 47
Brandywine 36, Bridgman 24

Division 3 at Marcellus
Centreville 63, Decatur 53 – OT
Cassopolis 77, Constantine 63

Division 3 at Gobles
Gobles 74, Lawton 57
Schoolcraft 36, Kalamazoo Christian 33

Division 4 at Mendon
Lawrence 42, Kalamazoo Heritage Christian 20
Howardsville Christian 83, Kal. Lakeside 20

Division 1 at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix
Battle Creek Central 50, B.C. Lakeview 47
Gull Lake 67, Sturgis 54

Girls Basketball
Watervliet 47, Lake Michigan Catholic 25
Edwardsburg 52, Schoolcraft 41
Hopkins 56, Saugatuck 53

Tonight
Girls Basketball
Watervliet at Michigan Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.           106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports
Portage Northern at St. Joseph, 7:15 p.m.
Lakeshore at Portage Central, 7:15 p.m.
Mattawan at Niles, 6:30 p.m.
Bridgman at New Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Holland Black River at River Valley, 7:00 p.m.
Brandywine at Berrien Springs, 7:00 p.m.
Coloma at Dowagiac, 6:30 p.m.
Hartford at Bangor, 6:00 p.m.
Centreville at Bloomingdale, 7:30 p.m.
Decatur at Cassopolis, 7:30 p.m.
Mendon at Eau Claire, 7:30 p.m.
Marcellus at White Pigeon, 7:30 p.m.
Gobles at Lawrence, 7:00 p.m.
Parchment at Comstock, 7:00 p.m.
Gull Lake at Otsego, 7:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Hackett at Vicksburg, 7:00 p.m.
Martin at Constantine, 6:00 p.m.
Fennville at Kalamazoo Christian, 7:00 p.m.
Battle Creek Central at Battle Creek Lakeview, 7:15 p.m.
Lansing Waverly at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, 7:15 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Basketball Rankings
Boys
Division 1
1. Detroit U-D Jesuit (5)                (18-2) 75
2. Clarkston                                 (17-2) 70
3. Canton                                     (19-1) 62
4. Muskegon                                (17-3) 59
5. Saginaw                                  (17-3) 54
6. Flint Carman-Ainsworth             (17-2) 48
7. Mount Pleasant                        (18-1) 32
8. Detroit King                             (15-3) 31
9. G.R Forest Hills Northern          (20-0) 25
10. Mattawan                             (18-0)          23
Others receiving 12 or more votes: Detroit Cass Tech (14-6) 23, Ann Arbor Pioneer (18-2) 21, Roseville (15-4) 16, Okemos (18-2) 14, Ypsilanti Lincoln (16-4) 13.

Division 2
1. Benton Harbor (2)                  (19-1) 57
(tie) New Haven (2)                       (19-1) 57
3. Williamston                              (19-1) 52
4. River Rouge                              (17-2) 49
5. Bridgeport                                (20-0) 45
6. Otsego                                    (20-0) 40
7. Harper Woods Chandler Park      (16-0) 34
8. Grand Rapids Catholic Central    (18-2) 32
9. Pontiac                                    (18-2) 26
10. Fremont                                  (19-1) 20
Others receiving 12 or more votes: Hudsonville Unity Christian (18-2) 19, Holland Christian (16-4) 13.

Division 3
1. Flint Beecher (4)                       (18-2) 73
2. Pewamo-Westphalia                    (20-0) 66
3. Iron Mountain (1)                     (20-0) 64
4. Maple City Glen Lake                  (18-2) 55
(tie) Hanover-Horton                    (19-1) 55
6. Unionville-Sebewaing                 (18-0) 49
7. Sanford-Meridian                      (19-1) 43
8. Detroit Pershing                        (16-2) 40
9. North Muskegon                        (19-1) 27
(tie) Oscoda                                 (20-0) 27
Others receiving 12 or more votes: Wyoming The Potter’s House (18-1) 22, Erie-Mason (18-2) 20, Petersburg Summerfield (18-2) 12.

Division 4
1. Brimley (5)                               (20-0) 75
2. Bellevue                                   (18-0) 70
3. Southfield Christian                  (14-6) 63
4. Howardsville Christian          (19-1) 59
5. Wyoming Tri-unity Christian        (17-3) 52
6. Pellston                                   (18-2) 50
7. Pittsford                                  (18-2) 40
8. Athens                                     (17-3) 37
9. Martin                                    (13-3) 30
10. Munising                                 (13-3) 23
Others receiving 12 or more votes: Mio Au Sable (15-3) 19, Adrian Lenawee Christian (14-5) 19, Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Academy (19-1) 18.

Girls
Division 1
1. Southfield A & T    (5)                (16-1) 75
2. Bloomfield Hills Marian              (17-1) 66
3. Saginaw Heritage                       (16-2) 65
4. East Lansing                             (18-1) 57
5. Midland Dow                             (17-1) 56
6. DeWitt                                     (17-2) 48
7. Wayne Memorial                         (16-2) 42
8. Walled Lake Western                  (18-1) 40
9. Grosse Pointe North                  (17-2) 32
10. Muskegon                                (14-4) 22
Others receiving votes: Grand Haven (15-3) 17, West Bloomfield (16-1) 12.

Division 2
1. Detroit Edison(DEPSA) (6)         (17-1) 90
2. Chelsea                                    (19-0) 83
3. Edwardsburg                          (18-0) 75
4. Hamilton                                  (17-0) 70
5. Stanton Central Montcalm          (18-0) 66
6. Williamston                              (15-3) 57
7. Freeland                                   (15-2) 47
8. Kingsley                                   (16-3) 36
9. Corunna                                   (17-2) 35
10. Jackson Northwest                   (13-4) 32
Others receiving votes: Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy (16-5) 28, Muskegon Oakridge (17-3) 28, Otsego (15-2) 19, Cadillac (15-2) 12.

Division 3
1. Pewamo-Westphalia (5)              (16-1) 75
2. Kent City                                  (16-2) 70
3. Hemlock                                   (18-0) 61
4. Michigan Center                        (15-2) 59
5. Brandywine                             (15-2) 50
6. Maple City Glen Lake                  (17-2) 47
7. Adrian Madison                         (17-0) 38
8. Gobles                                    (17-0) 37
9. Grass Lake                                (17-1) 36
10. Flint Hamady                           (13-3) 30
Others receiving votes: Centreville (18-0) 20, Reese (16-2) 18, Houghton Lake (16-0) 15, Muskegon Western Michigan Christian (16-2) 12.

Division 4
1. Adrian Lenawee Christian (3)      (17-1) 73
2. St. Ignace LaSalle (2)                (19-0) 72
3. Bellevue                                   (16-0) 65
4. Kingston                                  (16-2) 53
5. Athens                                     (16-2) 52
6. Gaylord St. Mary                       (15-2) 47
7. Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart      (14-3) 45
8. Morrice                                    (14-3) 37
9. Michigan Lutheran                  (14-2) 33
10. Baraga                                   (16-2) 19
Others receiving votes: Ewen-Trout Creek (12-3) 17, Ann Arbor Rudolf Steiner (15-2) 14.

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