Three girls hoops teams vying for district titles
For the past three seasons, no one has been able to stop the Posen girls basketball team in the postseason.
Rogers City will try to be the first tonight.
The Vikings (21-0) will vie for their fourth consecutive district title against the Hurons tonight at 6 p.m. at Onaway High School. In the past three years, Posen has won a district title by an average of 15 points. The closest margin of victory was one point in a 45-44 triumph over Mio in 2010.
Rogers City (3-14) struggled through the regular season, but pulled off a postseason shocker on Wednesday, defeating Onaway in a district semifinal 41-36. The Hurons are back in the district final for the first time since 2010, when they lost to Alcona 33-21 in a Class C final.
Posen beat Hillman 70-29 in the other district semifinal on Wednesday.
The old cliche is that its always tough to beat the same team three times in a season, but the Vikings have reason to feel good about their chances tonight. The first two meetings between the two teams this season has seen Posen win by an average of 46 points.
In Johannesburg, Alcona will be looking to snag its first district championship since 2010’s victory over Rogers City when the Tigers play Johannesburg-Lewiston tonight at 6 p.m.
Tonight’s matchup will be a rematch of the 2011 district final when the Cardinals topped Alcona 33-30.
This time around it won’t be any easier for Alcona (14-4). The Cardinals (20-1) are searching for their fourth district title in five seasons and haven’t been shy on offense this week. Johannesburg throttled Whittemore-Prescott 63-7 on Monday and topped Tawas 59-41 on Wednesday. Alcona defeated Oscoda 65-44 on Wednesday in the other district semifinal.
Alcona coach Brad Cole remains confident in his team’s chances tonight.
“It’s a caliber of team we can compete with. They’re quick, but we’re as quick as they are and playing teams like Alpena and Posen has prepared us for this,” he said.