Prep Roundup (12-10-13)
WEST BRANCH-A last-second three-pointer gave the Ogemaw Heights girls basketball team a 45-43 win over Alpena on Tuesday.
Alpena held a 43-42 lead in the closing seconds, but missed a pair of free throws that likely would’ve iced the game and the Falcons’ last second-shot propelled them to the win.
The last two minutes of the game saw several lead changes and was a change of pace for the Wildcats, who trailed 27-13 at halftime.
“We came out kind of flat in the first half and gave up some easy shots,” Alpena coach Dan Arsenault said. “In the second half we turned things around and played some man-to-man defense, but Ogemaw’s full-court trap really threw us off our game.”
Adrianna Hatch led Alpena (0-2) with 19 points and Lizzy Trelfa added 11.
Alpena hosts Traverse City Central on Friday.
Alpena’s JV team won 40-27. Mykayla Price led Alpena with nine points and Caitlynn Dzuris added seven points.
Alpena’s freshmen team also won, topping Ogemaw 41-27. Jasmyn Schultz led Alpena with 16 points and Katie Mack added 10.
WHITTEMORE-The Posen girls basketball team earned its 50th straight North Star League win on Tuesday against Whittemore-Prescott on Tuesday in a 80-24 rout.
“It’s hard to believe we could have hit this total. It wasn’t a goal we had, we just kept taking them one game at a time and that’s the way we’ll continue,” Posen coach Karl Momrik said.
Posen took early command of the game in the first quarter with a 33-0 lead. The Vikings ended the half up 52-8 and ended the third at 70-16.
Korynn Hincka scored 30 points for Posen while Ashley Meyers added 11. Jenna Hincka added 10 points.
Posen is now 3-0 and 2-0 in conference play. The Vikings face a surging Rogers City team on Friday in a North Star League matchup.
The Vikings’ junior varsity team picked up its first win of the year with a 57-38 victory.
Rogers City 51, Hale 20
ROGERS CITY-The Rogers City girls basketball team picked up another big win on Tuesday against Hale 51-20 to start the season at 3-0.
“I think we’re heading in the right direction. The girls are having a lot of fun and I’m really happy with how we’re doing,” Rogers City coach Gary Bisson said.
Rogers City took a quick 8-0 lead in the first quarter which it extended to a 27-11 lead by the half. Hale had little luck catching up in the third, as Rogers City pushed into a 41-14 lead.
Cassidy Purgiel led the Hurons with 13 points while Courtney Streich pitched in with 11. Alexa Quaine had eight points and eight rebounds.
“Alexa has been playing really well, she’s been very dominating on the court for us,” Bisson said.
Rogers City is now 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference and faces Posen on Friday.
“Posen is a very good team. There’s no room for error with them. They have Korynn Hincka, Ashley Meyers and a lot of other great girls and they’re very well coached. I want it to be a competitive and fun game for the girls,” Bisson said.
Fairview 43, Oscoda 27
OSCODA-Logan Winton scored 15 points and the Fairview girls basketball team earned its first win of the 2013-14 season on Tuesday, defeating Oscoda 43-27.
Fairview (1-2) held a slim 24-22 lead at the half and a 33-29 lead after three quarters.
“We took care of the ball and actually made some shots tonight,” Marc Winton said.
Katie Ford added nine points for the Eagles and Lauren Skidmore led Oscoda with 10 points.
Fairview hosts Mio on Friday.
Posen 67, Wolverine 55
WOLVERINE-Nick Hincka scored 29 points and the Posen boys basketball team won its second game in as many nights, beating Wolverine 67-55 on Tuesday.
Posen (2-0) trailed 34-27 at halftime and 45-43 after three quarters, but got things done in crunch time, outscoring Wolverine 24-10 in the final period.
“I told them, ‘Give them all you’ve got left’,” Posen coach Matt Ponik said. “The guys were a little fatigued, but it feels good to start 2-0. It gives us a good start to the rest of our season.”
Leon Beccard added 14 points for Posen.
The Vikings play at Rogers City on Thursday.
Posen’s JV team beat Wolverine 62-22.