Prep Roundup (12-16-13)
LINCOLN- Megan Quick scored 20 points and the Alcona girls basketball team won its third straight game on Monday, beating Tawas 73-44 at home.
Quick added four assists and two steals for the Tigers (4-2), who led 40-32 at halftime and didn’t slow down offensively in the second half. Alcona led 59-36 after three quarters and outscored the Braves 14-8 in the final quarter.
Alcona jumped out to a 25-10 lead after the first quarter.
“It was the best game of basketball we’ve played all year,” Alcona coach Brad Cole said. “We got offensive contributions from many different players.
Karina Cole added 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals for Alcona and Kendra Cole fell just short of a double-double with nine points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Sydney Pierce added eight points and five assists and Cassie Carpenter chipped in with seven points.
Boyne Falls 36
ONAWAY-Erika Price led a quartet of players in double figures and the Onaway girls basketball team earned its first win of the season on Monday, topping Boyne Falls 53-26 at home.
Price scored 18 points to lead the Cardinals (1-3), Lexi Szymoniak added 13 points, Devin Bristley had 11 points and Jade Galer chipped in with 10.
Onaway led 13-7 after one quarter and took further control in the second quarter, heading to halftime with a 31-14 lead.
“We knew going in it was going to be a climb, especially being so young, but we’re getting better every game,” Onaway coach Marty Mix said.
Onaway led 40-20 after three quarters.
The Cardinals will play at Central Lake on Wednesday and will be holding their annual fundraiser in support of Maris Spaulding, a former Central Lake student who passed away from cancer.
WHITTEMORE-The Hillman boys basketball team kept its offensive show going in a 72-26 win over Whittemore-Prescott on Monday.
Mason VanPamel scored 21 points, Mike Klein added 16 points and Ty Jones added 10 points and six steals for the Tigers (2-0) who led 19-4 after one quarter and kept the pedal down from there.
The win comes after an 81-55 triumph over Atlanta last week that saw Hillman drain 14 treys.
“I was a little disappointed in our defense (in the last game). But tonight we played good team defense and that transitioned into good offense,” Hillman coach Eric Muszynski said. “We’ve shown a good balance through two games. We were big in the first quarter, we were big in the third quarter, we were big all night.”
Dylan Ross had a big night for Hillman too, scoring eight points and grabbing eight rebounds to go along with five steals and four assists.
The Tigers led 35-11 at halftime and added to their total with a big third quarter, outscoring the Cardinals 25-8. While they hit 14 three-pointers against Atlanta, Hillman made only one on Monday.
Jens Gillings led the Cardinals with seven points, all of them coming in the fourth quarter.
Hillman hosts Wolverine on Thursday.
Au Gres 66, Fairview 43
FAIRVIEW-Brett Maiser scored 23 points and the Au Gres boys basketball team defeated Fairview 66-43 on Monday.
Fairview (0-3) trailed 16-13 after one quarter, but the Wolverines took control of the game in the second quarter, outscoring the Eagles 24-11 for a 40-24 halftime lead.
“They got us bad. We got in bad foul trouble and we have no bench,” Fairview coach Rick Ebert said.
Austin Handrich led Fairview with 25 points and Hudson Szubelak added 12 points.
Tyler Jantzi added 19 points for Au Gres.
Au Gres outscored Fairview 14-11 in the third quarter and 12-8 in the fourth quarter.