Prep Roundup (3-6-13)
MIO-Ben Lubitz scored 23 points and three Mio players scored in double figures as the Thunderbolts topped Hale 72-42 in a Class D district semifinal game on Wednesday at Mio.
Micah Thomey added 20 points and five assists and Seth Thomey had 15 points and nine assists for the Thunderbolts (19-1), who will play XXXX in the district title game on Friday at 7 p.m.
Mio pulled away from the Eagles in the second quarter, breaking a 10-10 tie by outscoring Hale 23-10 in the period. After a tight third quarter, Mio ended the game with a 22-8 stretch in the fourth quarter.
Italo Ciotti led Hale with 12 points and Ryan Richardson added 11.
Dennis Kann III added 10 rebounds for Mio.
Alcona 46, Oscoda 36
LINCOLN-Trenton LaVergne scored 16 points and the Alcona boys basketball team will have a chance to win their third straight district title after a 46-36 win over Oscoda on Wednesday.
Alcona (14-4) will face Tawas on Friday for the district title. The two teams met last Thursday to decide the Huron Shores Conference title with the Braves coming out on top.
The Tigers led 26-16 at halftime and held off a 13-0 run from the Owls who outscored Alcona 13-8 in the third quarter. Alcona buckled down however and outscored the Owls 12-7 in the final period.
Carson Jamieson added eight points and eight rebounds for the Tigers and Jared Steiner had seven points and six assists.
Kevin Levielle led the Owls with 14 points.
Hillman 71, Atlanta 56
ROGERS CITY-The Hillman boys basketball team stretched its winning streak to seven with a 71-56 win over Atlanta in a class D district semifinal on Wednesday.
This win was the Tigers’ third over Atlanta this season and their 17th in a row against the Huskies.
Hillman ended the first quarter up 23-16 while the half ended with Hillman ahead 38-20. The third quarter ended with Hillman up 52-40.
“They got pretty close in the third. They were about eight or nine points down. We got a little sloppy in the third and Atlanta took advantage of that,” Hillman coach Eric Muszynski said.
Top scorers for Hillman included Mason VanPamel with a career-high 38 points. He also contributed nine steals and five assists. Ty Jones had 18 points, four steals and six assists while Hunter Fessler added eight points.
Atlanta’s top scorer was Garrett Badgero with 17 points and Jacob Chambers added 12.
“We got Chambers into foul trouble early in the second which gave us the chance to go on a 15-4 run. That really helped put us up in the game. We tended to score in spurts tonight, 6-0 and 8-0 runs that were a little overwhelming for Atlanta. Speed was the key tonight,” Muszynski said.
Hillman is now 15-5 on the season and will face Posen in the district final on Friday.
“Posen’s been on a hot streak lately and we’ve been on a hot streak lately. It’ll be a good old fashioned North Star League showdown,” Muszynski said.