Prep Roundup (2-14-13)
CADILLAC-The Alpena girls basketball team had a tough night in Cadillac on Thursday.
The Wildcats committed 32 turnovers in a 66-32 loss to the Vikings that saw Alpena limited to single digits in points for the first three quarters.
“They’re pressure was incredible,” Alpena coach Jenny Poli said. “We struggled to get the ball upcourt and when we did we panicked.”
Alpena trailed 32-12 at the half and 46-21 after three quarters.
Christina Kollien led Alpena with nine points and Abbey Fuller paced Cadillac with 13 points on a night that saw every Cadillac player score.
Alpena plays at Tawas on Monday.
Alpena’s JV team lost 40-31 and was led in points Mykayla Price with six.
The Wildcats’ freshmen team won 56-21 and was led by Samantha Szymanski with 13 points and Caitlynn Dzuris with nine. Everybody on the team scored in the win.
Mio 74, Fairview 48
MIO-Jalen DeFlorio had 34 points and 20 rebounds and the Mio girls basketball team had a monster night on offense on Thursday against Fairview in a 74-48 win.
The Thunderbolts (9-9) got back to the .500 mark, thanks in part to a strong night at the free-throw line where they finished with a 31-for-43 clip.
Shelby Satkowiak added 26 points and was 15-of-18 from the charity stripe. DeFlorio was 12-of-18.
Kyleigh Dejarlais led Fairview with 18 points and Logan Winton added 15.
Mio hosts Au Gres on Monday.
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ONAWAY-Close games haven’t been kind to the Onaway boys basketball team this season.
The Cardinals’ latest close loss came on Wednesday as the Cardinals dropped a Ski Valley Conference game against Fife Lake Forest Area 61-59.
It marked the fourth time this season that Onaway has lost a game by six points or fewer.
Onaway led 44-43 after three quarters, but was outscored 18-15 in the final period.
Joe O’Bradovich paced the Cardinals with 21 points. Carlos Bautista added 15 points and Andrew Perry chipped in with seven.
The Cardinals started slow out of the gate and trailed 16-8 after one quarter of play. Onaway found its footing in the second quarter and trailed by five at halftime, 29-24.
Norway tops Hurons at team regionals
MANISTIQUE-The Rogers City wrestling team won’t be making a return trip to the state finals this season.
Despite six wins against Norway at a Division 4 team regional in Manistique on Wednesday, the Hurons ultimately lost in the opening round to the Knights 39-24.
Three of Rogers City’s losses came by two points or less.
Norway went on to defeat St. Ignace 37-36 in the finals on 8th criteria.
Wins for the Hurons included a 7-3 victory by Jack Ryan at 145; a 13-6 win by Blake Fessler at 160; a pin in 1:25 by Caleb Pommerenke at 215; a 9-2 win by Justin Saile at 103; and wins by void for Jake Sobeck (130) and Evan Lamb (135).
“We lost some close matches and got pinned in some weight classes we weren’t expecting,” Rogers City coach Pat Lamb said.
The Hurons will host an individual regional on Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. Seven Rogers City wrestlers will participate after qualifying at districts last week: Lamb (135), Sobeck (125), Pommerenke (189), Saile (103), Cam Urban (119), Ryan (140) and Austin Bober (145).