UNDATED (WHTC) - Looking at high school boys’ basketball along the Lakeshore on Friday night: Saugatuck won the SAC boys’ title by downing visiting Decatur, 72-62; Zeeland West downed visiting Holland, 61-41; Holland Christian upended visiting Byron Center, 55-51; West Ottawa was sunk at Rockford, 63-42; Zeeland East won at Kenowa Hills, 61-41; Hamilton needed overtime to outlast visiting Unity Christian, 66-60; Fennville handled visiting Lawrence, 80-66; Black River fell at West Michigan Lutheran, 62-50; and Calvary was a winner at Heritage Christian, 70-52. Hear the West Ottawa-Holland Christian contest from the Holland Civic Center at 6:40 PM this Tuesday evening on 1450 WHTC and http://whtc.com/listen-live.
In prep girls’ round ball action on Friday night: Zeeland West 30, Holland 24; Holland Christian 44, Byron Center 37; Rockford 53, West Ottawa 42; Zeeland East 65, Kenowa Hills 27; Hamilton 58, Unity Christian 32; Decatur 44, Saugatuck 30; Black River 35, Zion Christian 26; and Calvary 49, Heritage Christian 22.
Hope College takes on Calvin College for two separate MIAA basketball tournament titles in Grand Rapids on Saturday. Hear both games from DeNoord Arena on 92.7 The Van and http://927thevan.com/listen-live, staring at 2:40 PM with the women’s contest, followed at 7:10 PM with the men’s match up.
Grand Valley State’s men and women are in Detroit’s Matthaei Building to take on host Wayne State on Saturday afternoon.
While Michigan and Michigan State take Saturday off, awaiting Sunday Big 10 action, the other five Division I schools in the state are participating in the “Bracket Buster” scheduling promotion. Afternoon action finds Western Michigan home to Pacific, Eastern Michigan entertaining Missouri State, and Detroit renewing old Missouri Valley Conference ties at Wichita State. Evening play finds Central Michigan at Youngstown State and Oakland home to Morehead State.
The Red Wings welcome Nashville to Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night. Coverage from Hockeytown on 1450 WHTC begins at 6:40 PM.
Brandon Saad’s goal 2:24 into the third period broke a 1-1 tie, as the Blackhawks held off visiting San Jose on Friday night, 2-1. Chicago is home to Columbus at the United Center on Sunday evening.
The Tigers, 2-1 winners in exhibition action against Atlanta on Friday, take on Toronto in Lakeland on Saturday. Hear the game on 1450 WHTC, beginning at 1 PM. Out west, the Cubs and White Sox begin spring training play on Saturday, taking on the LA Angels and Dodgers, respectively.
NBA play on Friday night saw the Pistons lose at Indiana, 114-82, as David West had 18 points for the Pacers, and the Bulls win at Charlotte, 103-73, thanks in part to 17 points from Taj Gibson. Detroit has a rematch with Indiana at the Palace on Saturday evening, while Chicago visits Oklahoma City on Sunday night.
Jimmy Hayes scored twice as Rockford beat the visiting Griffins on Friday night, 4-3. Grand Rapids is home to San Antonio at Van Andel Arena on Saturday evening.