Prep Roundup (2-18-13)
TAWAS-Ami Milligan had a career night as the Alpena girls basketball team topped Tawas on Monday 45-40.
Milligan scored a career-high 18 points, including 17 in the first half and a 5-of-6 mark from three point range.
Christina Kollien added a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.
“I wasn’t anticipating that she (Milligan) would score so many points,” Tawas coach Todd Kaems said.
The first quarter saw Alpena holding onto a tight 13-11 lead. The second quarter was key as Alpena pulled ahead 28-16.
The third quarter saw Tawas playing catch up, narrowing the lead to 37-31 but Alpena was able to hold onto the lead.
“Our goal was to keep Ivy Schaaf from scoring. We held her to only eight points,” Alpena coach Jenny Poli said.
Olivia Janis led Tawas with 19 points while Serina Sciotti added nine.
The Wildcats also pulled down 40 total rebounds as a team.
Alpena’s JV team also won 52-27 with Morgan Allen leading the way with 14 points. Kelsey Udell added nine points while Mykala Price snatched 13 rebounds.
The Wildcats’ freshmen team also won 52-37 with Mary Schimmel scoring 17 and Caitlyn Dzuris adding 12.
Alpena travels to Petoskey on Friday while Tawas travels to Mio tonight.
WHITTEMORE-Alcona’s Karina Cole has always been a vital player for the Alcona girls basketball but on Monday she went above and beyond, hitting a career-high 42 points in a 65-16 win over Whittemore-Prescott. It was also an Alcona girl’s record for most points scored in a game.
“I’m really happy to get the record for Karina. She is a complete team player and that really showed tonight,” Alcona assistant coach Mark Feldhiser said.
Kendra Cole added seven points and grabbed five rebounds while Lilly Manning scored six.
The first quarter saw Alcona take a 15-5 lead. They streaked ahead 37-10 in the second while holding Whittemore to six more points in the rest of the game.
“It was encouraging to see us play four strong quarters. We got the win by playing really strong team defense and fast breaking,” Feldhiser said.
The JV team also pulled off a convincing 52-23 win.
Alcona is now 14-2 overall and 5-0 in the Huron Shores Conference.
Rogers City 42,
ROGERS CITY-The Rogers City girls basketball team (2-14) pulled off a 42-39 upset at home against the Hillman Tigers (8-10) on Monday.
The Hurons were able to take a convincing 23-16 lead by the end of the half. They were up by six going heading into the fourth quarter, but Hillman worked up to a five-point lead. Rogers City then went on an 8-0 run at the end of the fourth to pull off the upset.
Jensen Tchorzynski pulled off 14 points, all on free throws, while Morgan Hardies knocked down 13. Logan Fleming led Rogers City with 13.
Hillman hosts Au Gres on Wednesday.
Midland Dow 3
MIDLAND-The Alpena hockey team has been winning big lately and the Wildcats’ game on Saturday in Midland was no exception as Alpena knocked off Midland Dow 6-3.
The big star of the night for Alpena (11-10-1) was Jared Kwiatkowski with four goals. Cole Cosbitt knocked in one as did Zach Nash.
Nash and Karsten Alexander each had three assists and Bret LeTourneau made 30 saves in net.
Alpena hosts Gaylord on Thursday.