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Red Wings get blanked,
5-0, in Philadelphia on
Tuesday night.
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Coyotes shoot past Morley Stanwood
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REED CITY — Pick your poison.
The first time Reed City and Morley Stanwood tangled this season, the Coyotes hurt
the Mohawks inside.
To combat that, Morley went to a two-three
zone for most of Tuesday's rematch.
This time around, Reed City buried 12
3-pointers to beat Morley Stanwood 81-60 in
a Central State Activities Association boys'
basketball contest.
The zone focused on Coyote senior forward
Kyle Wright, who was the big man in the
paint the first time.
"One of the things for us is Kyle is so good
getting into the lane but his eyes light up
when he sees a zone," Reed City coach Dean
McGuire said. "He did a great job of kicking
the ball out to open people tonight."
Dean Eichenberg hit five 3-pointers and
teammate Chad Samuels hit three of his own.

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MCBAIN — Dale Veddler
liked the start.
Ryan Hiller liked the finish.
Northern Michigan Christian started strong, but it
was Manton that finished
better as the Rangers beat
the Comets 77-53 in a Highland Conference boys basketball game Tuesday night.
NMC has struggled to
score this season but did a
good job of running its offense and hitting shots as it
led 35-27 at halftime of Tuesday’s game.
“It was a tale of two
halves,” Veddler said. “We
played probably one of our
best halves of the year scoring 35 points.
“Then we went cold and
they put the press on.”
Manton ramped up the
pressure in the second
half and began to force
turnovers that led to easy
baskets. NMC still led 46-45
going into the fourth quarter before the Rangers outscored the Comets 31-8 down
the stretch.
“Our effort in the first half
was not very good,” Hiller
said. “Our pressure got to
them in the second half.
“I thought Jonah Nelson
and Chandler Shazri gave us
a spark on defense.”
With that spark on defense, the Rangers got hot
offensively, too, as they hit
on 19 of 27 three-point shots
for a 70-percent clip.
Tyler Swing paced Manton with 25 points and eight
rebounds while Wyatt Baker
had 14 points, five assists
and five steals.
Brock Clough had 10
points and five assists while
Grant Siddall added nine
Mitch Perry paced the
Comets with 13 points and

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Reed City’s Kyle Wright shoots over Morley
Stanwoods’s Andrew Sackett during Tuesday’s CSAA
game. The Coyotes beat the Mohawks 81-60.

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Manton’s finish
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Reed City led 20-12 after the first quarter and
was up 39-24 at halftime. The Coyotes took a
commanding 65-44 lead into the fourth quarter.
McGuire said his team had a healthy respect for Morley Stanwood, even after the Mohawks up in the second game of the season.
"Newaygo beat us 56-51 and Morley beat
them," he said.
"We knew that Morley has been playing a
lot better since we played them."
Samuels paced the Coyotes with 26 points
and nine rebounds while Eichenberg had
17 points. Wright recorded 15 points, 12 rebounds and six assists while Eric Grannis
had eight points and Jos Saez five assists.
Reed City (8-1 overall, 6-1 CSAA) hosts unbeaten Lakeview today.

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Northern Michigan Christian’s Jordan
Eisenga goes up with a shot against Manton’s Matt Skiver during
Tuesday’s Highland Conference contest. The Rangers beat the Comets 77-53.

Jordan Eisenga had 11.
The Rangers host Pine
River on Friday while the

led the Rangers with 25
Comets host Evart.
• Manton won the JV game points and Cody Farr led the
57-49. Kameron Musselman Comets with 17.

LEROY — Pine River got
off to a hot start and then
held on to beat Evart 72-63
in a Highland Conference
boys' basketball contest.
The Bucks had a big first
quarter as they led 26-4 after
the first eight minutes and
were still up 38-20 at halftime.
"It was a tale of two halves,"
Pine River coach Brian
Goodenow said. "We came out
strong but in the second, they
started finding their big guy
and made us pay."
It's the second straight
game Evart has had a terrible start only to rally after
doing the same thing last
week against McBain.
"Our first quarter was terrible and then we outscored
them the rest of the game,"
Evart coach Kris Morgan
The Wildcats outscored
the Bucks 23-11 in the third
quarter to cut the deficit to
49-43 headed into the fourth.
Evart took a quick 54-52 lead
early in the fourth quarter
but couldn't hold on to it.
"Kudos to Mitch (McDonald)," Goodenow said. "He
really stepped up for us late
in the second half."
McDonald paced Pine
River with 22 points, eight
rebounds, nine assists and
five steals while Brandon
Hoaglund had 21 points and
seven rebounds. Lucas Harris had 10 points while Greg
Park and Dylan Sieting had
six rebounds each.
Chris Garner paced
Evart with 19 points and
11 rebounds while Nolan
VanOrder had 14 points and
10 rebounds. Jared Pattee
had 13 points and six assists
while Derek Bowen added
six steals.

Spartans steal a big win at Iowa


rebounds for the
Spartans (19-2, 8-1 Big
Ten), who avoided
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Michigan State consecutive defeats
despite the absence
had every reason to fold.
of injured starters
The seventh-ranked Spartans were
Adreian Payne and
coming off a draining loss to rival
Branden Dawson.
Michigan and again were down two
But it took 5 exstarters to surging Iowa — which was
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tra minutes — and
hosting its biggest game in years.
Georgetown, 3
Michigan State responded with the an Iowa shooting
p.m. Saturday
toughness it has shown so often under drought that lasted
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nearly 15 minutes —
coach Tom Izzo and emerged from
Iowa City with a season-defining win. to pull it off.
Costello's tip-in with 1:14 left gave
Keith Appling scored 16 points and
the Spartans outlasted No. 15 Iowa 71-69 Michigan State a 67-64 lead, and
in overtime Tuesday night, handing the Russell Byrd's 3 with 34 seconds put
Michigan State up by six.
Hawkeyes their first home loss.
Iowa still had a chance to force a sec"I was concerned coming in whethond overtime, but Mike Gesell missed
er we could get back up
off the can.
a driving layup at the buzzer.
Not physically, we were going to be
Devyn Marble had 21 points for Iowa,
beat up. I was worried about mentally," said Izzo, whose team fell to the including a layup with 6 seconds left in
overtime that snapped the Hawkeyes'
Wolverines 80-75 on Saturday. "We
streak of 14:50 without a field goal.
didn't have time to be tired."
"I just didn't think we were tough
Matt Costello had 11 points and 12
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Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine, left, drives to the basket
over Iowa center Gabriel Olaseni during the first half of a game
Tuesday in Iowa City, Iowa. Michigan State won 71-69 in overtime.

enough. We weren't tough at all," Iowa
coach Fran McCaffery said. "I think
they were being nice."
The Hawkeyes boast one of the nation's deepest benches, and they kept
threatening to run away from the
undermanned Spartans early in the
second half.
Michigan State wouldn't let it happen.
The tough-minded Spartans had an
answer for nearly every basket that
could have swung the momentum
back in Iowa's favor.
Iowa led 57-51 with 5:58 left, and its
crowd began to sense the win. But
Appling — with his shooting wrist
heavily taped — hit a 3, and a layup
and dunk by Costello made it 58-57
"We have guys that want to win,"
Appling said. "I feel like this win
speaks volumes of the character of
our team. We have a lot of guys that
are able to dig down and compete. And
at the end of the day I feel like that's
what gave us the victory."