Posen moves past Hillman in district semifinal

ONAWAY-The Posen girls basketball team just keeps on winning.

Korynn Hincka scored 36 points, including 27 in the first half and the Vikings topped Hillman 70-29 in a Class D district semifinal game on Wednesday at Onaway High School.

Posen will play Rogers City on Friday in the district title game and if Posen wins it will be the Vikings’ fourth straight district championship.

Hincka got going early for Posen and gave Hillman’s defense fits.

“In the first quarter, Posen looked to get the ball in to Korynn and her teammates got her the ball in positions where she could score,” Hillman coach John Kuzewski said. “We didn’t play the type of defense I was hoping we would play.”

Anna Couture added 15 points for the Vikings (21-0).

Morgan Hardies led Hillman (9-11) with 11 points.

Posen jumped out to a 23-5 lead after one quarter and led 39-11 at the half. Posen extended its lead to 58-23 after three quarters.

“She got open and she scored on a lot of put-backs. When you get her the ball down low, she’s basically unstoppable,” Posen coach Karl Momrik said.

Though Hillman had a fair share of ups and downs this season, Kuzewski has a hopeful eye toward the future.

“I give Posen a lot of credit. There’s a reason they’re ranked. We ran into a buzzsaw,” Kuzewski said. “We were more up and down than I’d like us to be and we’ll still be pretty young, but we have some talent coming up.”

After watching Rogers City upset Onaway in the first district semifinal, Momrik said the Vikings will be sure to come out focused on Friday.

“We’re going to be focused to play basketball,” Momrik said. “I’ve got to give Rogers City a lot of credit for what they did tonight.”