Weekday Morning Sports – Tuesday 3/10/15

Sports Radio 1400 WSJM     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Detroit Red Wings 5, Edmonton Oilers 2

Red Wings 5, Oilers 2 – Sheahan scores go-ahead goal, lifts Red Wings over Oilers
Riley Sheahan scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, Jimmy Howard made 36 saves, and the Detroit Red Wings snapped a two-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night. Niklas Kronwall, Teemu Pulkkinen, Justin Abdelkader and Pavel Datsyuk added goals to help Detroit send the Oilers to their fifth straight loss. Rob Klinkhammer and Nail Yakupov scored for Edmonton, and Ben Scrivens stopped 21 shots. Howard made 16 saves in the third period and allowed only Yakupov’s power-play goal that made it 3-2 with 1:55 left. Pulkkinen had given Detroit a 3-1 lead with a rebound goal at 10:40 of the third. Abdelkader and Datsyuk _ with assists from Henrik Zetterberg _ both scored into an empty net in the final 1:04 to seal the win.  Zetterberg had three assists overall.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Memphis Grizzlies 101, Chicago Bulls 91

Grizzlies 101, Bulls 91 – Marc Gasol leads Grizzlies past Pau Gasol, Bulls 101-91
Marc Gasol scored 23 points to lead the Memphis Grizzlies past his brother Pau Gasol and the Chicago Bulls 101-91 on Monday night. Gasol was 10 of 16 from the field for the Grizzlies, who moved to two games ahead of idle Houston for the Southwest Division lead. Jeff Green had 19 and Zach Randolph added 16 for the Grizzlies, who held the Bulls to 43.8 percent shooting from the field and improved to 21-11 on the road. Pau Gasol, Marc’s older brother, had 13 points and 11 rebounds for his 43rd double-double to match the career high he set during the 2010-11 season with the Los Angeles Lakers. Marc Gasol started opposite his brother at last month’s NBA All-Star game.

Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

NBA – Derrick Rose says he plans to return this season
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose says he thinks he’ll be back this season after last month’s knee surgery. Rose hasn’t played since February 23rd against Milwaukee. He missed all of the 2012-13 season after tearing his left ACL during the first round of the 2012 playoffs and played only 10 games last season after initially tearing the meniscus in his right knee.

NCAA Basketball – Men’s
Last Night
Mid American Conference Tournament – Round 1 (Campus sites)
#8 Eastern Michigan 62, #9 Miami (OH) 61 – OT
#6 Western Michigan 82, #11 Ohio 74

WMU 82, Ohio 74 – Brown, W. Michigan beat Ohio 82-74, advance in MAC tourney
David Brown made a career-high eight 3-pointers and scored 34 points last night to help Western Michigan beat Ohio 82-74. Thomas Wilder added 18 points and five assists for Western Michigan. Mike Laster’s jumper with 12:58 left gave Ohio a 52-44 lead. Maurice Ndour finished with 28 points and 11 rebounds for Ohio.

EMU 62, Miami 61 – OT – Eastern Michigan storms back to beat Miami (Ohio) 62-61, OT
Raven Lee scored 19 points as Eastern Michigan came back to beat Miami (Ohio) 62-61 last night in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. Lee fouled out in the first minute of overtime. Eastern Michigan will play fifth-seeded Bowling Green in the second round tomorrow.

NCAA Basketball – Men’s – Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky named Big Ten Player of the Year
Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky is the Big Ten’s Player of the Year. As Kaminsky led the Badgers to the outright Big Ten championship, the senior averaged 19.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in conference play. Kaminsky has scored at least 20 points on 13 occasions this season and hauled in double-digit rebounds in 10 games. Badger head coach Bo Ryan was named Coach of the Year by conference coaches, while Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon received the honor from the media. In Maryland’s first Big Ten season, Turgeon led the Terrapins to the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell was named Freshman of the Year by coaches and media. Purdue’s Rapheal Davis was named the Defensive Player of the Year, and Iowa’s Gabe Olaseni was voted Sixth Man of the Year by coaches.

NCAA Basketball – Men’s – Hard times over, Terps going into B10 tournament on a roll
Big Ten runner-up Maryland is the hottest team heading into this week’s conference tournament in Chicago. This is the same Terrapins team that endured a tumultuous offseason and were picked to finish 10th in their first year in the league. The tournament opens tomorrow with Nebraska meeting Penn State and Rutgers facing Minnesota.

MLB – Major League Baseball – Spring Training
Detroit 6, Toronto (ss) 4
San Diego 6, Chicago Cubs 3
Chicago White Sox 3, Arizona 3, tie

Tigers 6, Blue Jays (ss) 4 – Sanchez shaky for Tigers in win over Blue Jays
Andrew Cashner pitched three hitless innings, Will Middlebrooks had a three-run homer and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 yesterday. The Cubs and Milwaukee are the only teams that haven’t won in exhibition play this year. Cashner struck out three and walked one.

Padres 6, Cubs 3 – Cashner throws 3 hitless innings, Padres top winless Cubs
Andrew Cashner pitched three hitless innings, Will Middlebrooks had a three-run homer and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 yesterday. The Cubs and Milwaukee are the only teams that haven’t won in exhibition play this year. Cashner struck out three and walked one.

White Sox 3, Diamondbacks 3 – TIE – Johnson homers in 9th, White Sox tie Diamondbacks 3-3
Micah Johnson belted a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Chicago White Sox tied the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-3 on Monday. Paul Goldschmidt drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, and Tuffy Gosewich and Danny Worth added run-scoring singles for the Diamondbacks. Also, A.J. Pollock went 3 for 3.

Detroit vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

NBADL – NBA D-League
Last Night
Grand Rapids Drive 93, Fort Wayne Mad Ants 90

MHSAA – Michigan High School Athletic Association – Girls Basketball Regionals
CLASS B at Hopkins
5:00 – Marshall vs. Plainwell
7:00 – Benton Harbor vs. Sturgis        Sports Radio 1400 WSJM

CLASS C at Brandywine
5:30 – Brandywine vs. Schoolcraft
7:15 – Gobles vs. Grandville Calvin Christian

CLASS D at Mendon
6:00 – Martin vs. Wyoming Tri-Unity
7:30 – Michigan Lutheran vs. Athens  
MHSAA – Michigan High School Athletic Association – Boys Basketball Districts
Last Night
Class A at Portage Northern (1) (Round 1 at local sites)
Kalamazoo Central 72, Lakeshore 48
Leading by 13 at the half,  Kalamazoo Central outscored Lakeshore 28-13 in the third quarter to help put the game out of reach as the Maroon Giants beat the Lancers 72-48 in the district opener for both teams.   Hunter Hale had 21 points for Kalamazoo Central.  Rubin Conway scored 11 points to lead Lakeshore who bow out in the first round with an 18-3 record.

St. Joseph 51, Portage Central 48
Mac Shimulunas returned to the Bears lineup after missing the previous three games with an illness to score a game high 18 points to lead St. Joseph to a 51-48 win over Portage Central in the opening game of the Class A Districts.  Domoneke Mitchell and Sam Szwabowski each had 10 for St. Joseph, who will advance to face Portage Northern in the semifinals tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m.

Portage Northern 67, Niles 66 – OT

Class A at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix (2) (Round 1 at local sites)
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 59, Battle Creek Central 51 – OT
Holt 68, Battle Creek Lakeview 53
Gull Lake 58, Mason 54

Class B at Benton Harbor (33)
Benton Harbor 74, Coloma 55
Malik Hall led the Tigers with 21 points, while Jaton Gunn had 20 as Benton Harbor beat Coloma 74-55.  Auston Rushing scored a game high 26 points in the loss for Coloma.  Benton Harbor will face Dowagiac in the semifinals tomorrow at 8:00 p.m.

Class B at Coldwater (34)
Edwardsburg 55, Vicksburg 50

Class B at South Haven (49)
Otsego 53, South Haven 42
Otsego’s Seth Dugan recorded a triple double with 21 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists at Otsego eliminated South Haven with a 53-42 win.  James Smith had 15 points to lead South Haven.

Hopkins 67, Plainwell 56

Class C at Cassopolis (65) (Round 1 at local sites)
Cassopolis 79, Watervliet 52
Bridgman 53, Brandywine 46
New Buffalo 73, Eau Claire 56

Class C at Gobles (76)
Hartford 65, Bloomingdale 47
Kalamazoo Hackett 57, Bangor 43

Class C at Lawton (66) (Round 1 at local sites)
White Pigeon 55, Lawton 33
Constantine 60, Centreville 44
Marcellus 62, Schoolcraft 49

Class C at Grandville Calvin Christian (79)
GR Covenant Christian 65, Saugatuck 39
Calvin Christian 74, GR Wellspring 49

Class D at River Valley (97) (Round 1 at local sites)
Covert 71, Michigan Lutheran 38
Chasin Swarns scored a game high 24 points to lead Covert to a 71-38 win over Michigan Lutheran,  Zequarius Jeffries added 19 for the Bulldogs.  Sam Sievert led Michigan Lutheran with 11 points.

Lake Michigan Catholic 67, Watervliet Grace Christian 17
Lawrence 67, Countryside Academy 23

Class D at Athens (98)
Howardsville Christian 60, Burr Oak 47

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