UNDATED (WHTC) – Ben Gardner scored 16 points as Hope’s Flying Dutchmen downed visiting Calvin on Saturday, 73-70. Olivet comes to DeVos Fieldhouse on Wednesday evening, with coverage on 92.7 The Van and http://927thevan.com/listen-live at 7:10 PM.
Hope's women were also winners on Saturday, as Liz Ellis tallied 17 points in a 69-43 triumph over visiting Rochester. The Flying Dutch play the Belles of St. Mary's in South Bend on Wednesday evening.
Grand Valley State was swept in a basketball doubleheader by host Michigan Tech in Houghton on Saturday. In the opener, Ben Stelzer talled 21 points as the Huskie men were victorious, 69-51. MTU completed the double win by taking the women’s contest afterward, 69-58, thanks in part to 23 points by Sam Hoyt. The Lakers host Lake Superior State in a twin-bill on Thursday evening.
In state major college basketball on Saturday: Michigan State won at Purdue, 78-65; Michigan lost at Wisconsin in overtime, 65-62; Ball State beat Western Michigan, 65-62; Kent State prevailed over Central Michigan, 87-72; Toledo eclipsed Eastern Michigan, 60-52; Detroit fell at Green Bay, 68-59; and Oakland downed South Dakota State, 88-83.
Pavel Datsuyk scored a goal, and then set up Nicklas Kronwall’s game-winning marker six minutes into the third period, as the Red Wings edged visiting Edmonton on Saturday, 2-1. Detroit entertains Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, with broadcast time from Hockeytown at 12:10 PM on 1450 WHTC.
The Chicago Blackhawks skate at Nashville on Sunday evening.
Jose Calderon scored 23 points and dished out 10 assists, as the Pistons won at Milwaukee on Saturday night, 105-100. Detroit hosts New Orleans on Monday evening.
Jonathan Cheechoo scored twice and added an assist in a six-goal third period for Oklahoma City on Saturday night, as the Barons beat the Griffins, 7-5. Grand Rapids welcomes the Lake Erie Monsters to Van Andel Arena on Friday evening.