Junior Generals win three games in a row
FLINT — In North American Tier III Hockey League action, the Flint Junior Generals defeated the Michigan Mountain Cats on Sunday, 1-0. Scoring the game’s only goal was Flint’s Trevor Benaglio at 2:31 of the first period on the assists by Phillip Garza and Edward Osowski. In net for the Junior Gens, Anders Franke stopped all 20 shots he faced.
Last Friday, Flint beat the Mountain Cat, 3-1 at the Great Lakes Sports Center, after Conner McGovern opened the scoring on the powerplay at 7:13 of the first period on passes by Nicholas Gnagni and Grand Blanc’s Jacob Howie. Zachery Hill then gave the Junior Generals a two-goal lead at 5:36 of the second with help from Gnagni and Howie that Adam Beuthin followed just over four minutes later on the Gnagni and Adrian Larrson assists. In goal for Flint, Franke made 37-of-38 save attempts.
This win streak started last Thursday for the Junior Generals when they defeated the Metro Jets, 3-2 at Iceland Arena, on goals by Howie and Hill. Defensively, Franke cast aside 16 of the 18 shots he faced.
The Junior Generals next take the ice on Sunday at home against Granite City. — M.S.
Warriors downed twice
FLINT — The Michigan Warriors of the North American Hockey League lost at the Perani Arena and Event Center last Saturday, 2-1 to the Port Huron Fighting Falcons. Knocking home Michigan’s lone score of the game was TJ Stuntz on the Ryan Dougherty pass at 6:13 of the third period. In goal, Trevor Gorusch made 30 saves on 32 attempts.
The Warriors also fell, 3-0 last Friday at home, to Kalamazoo despite outshooting the Junior KWings, 46-36. Gorusch stopped 33 of the 36 shots sent his way.
With the 2013 NAHL tryout camps lying just around the corner, Michigan was at McMorran Arena yesterday to take on Port Huron. — M.S.
Cavalier grad scores late
JACKSON, Miss. — Despite a layup at 2:34 of the fourth quarter on Monday by Carman- Ainsworth grad Demondre Chapman to pull the Prairie View A and M men’s basketball team within six points at 63-57, the squad still lost at Jackson State, 65-60. That dropped the Panthers to 10-15 overall, 5-8 Southwestern Athletic Conference- West Division.
As of Tuesday, Chapman had started nine of the 22 games he’s played in this season for Prairie View A and M, averaging 18.5 minutes, 7.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest. The former Cavalier also has hit 65-of-129 field goal attempts for a .504 shooting percentage and has gone 30-for-70 from the free-throw line this season. — M.S.
Colonels readying for 2013 league tournament
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Carman-Ainsworth product Glenn Cosey helped lead Eastern Kentucky University to a 68-47 win at Morehead State on Monday by hitting a three-pointer with about four minutes left to play that gave the Colonels a 20- point lead for the first time that night. Now 19-6 overall, 11-3 Ohio Valley Conference, Cosey has amassed 290 points, 66 assists, 65 rebounds and 33 steals this year for EKU. Cosey has racked up 671 minutes of playing time this season and has connected on 53 of his 132 three-point tries, as well.
Eastern Kentucky, which is located in Richmond, Ky., hosts Tennessee Tech today. — M.S.
UM-Flint Falls to Davenport and Hope College
GRAND RAPIDS — The University of Michigan- Flint lost two games over the weekend, 5-4 to Davenport University on Saturday, and, 7-2 to Hope College on Friday.
Mark Look scored two goals and Will Dawson and Matthew Murdock each scored a goal. Lapeer native, Brian Gibbons and Nick Karstens both chipped in with two assist apiece. Goodrich’s Jake Brejnak and Grand Blanc’s Dan Cowan each had one assist. Ian Roberts left the game after giving up four goals in 40 minutes of play, Kirk Allen replaced him in goal giving up one goal on 12 shots.
On Friday, UM-Flint was overpowered by Hope College, 7-2. Cowan had one goal and one assist to pace UM-Flint. Murdock tallied one goal and Burton’s Daniel Smith had one assist.
UM-Flint will play on Feb. 24 in the Conference Playoff’s against Jackson Community College. UMFlint is ranked number two out of seven schools behind number one Kettering. — A.M.