Prep Roundup (2-13-2014)
CADILLAC-The Alpena boys basketball team increased its win streak to 13 on Thursday with a 70-46 win over Cadillac.
It has had eight straight conference wins since its only loss in the opening game of the season.
“We played really well tonight. We had a bit of a slow start to the game, but we got going in the third and fourth. Once things locked in in that second half, we played really good team basketball,” Alpena coach John Pintar said.
Alpena trailed 13-11 after the first quarter but pulled ahead 27-20 at the half. It held the lead the rest of the game with a 47-34 lead after three quarters.
Andy Marwede and Brad Styma both scored 17 points for Alpena. Tyler Pintar wasn’t far behind with 16 while Cody Tucker scored nine.
Cadillac was led by Justin Liptak with 18.
Alpena travels to Traverse City West on Monday.
Alpena’s junior varsity team lost a 40-29 battle with Caleb Myers leading the way with 10. The freshman team picked up a tight 46-41 win with Jacob Vought scoring 10. Alec Bell and Josh Lucas scored eight points each.
Arenac Eastern 42
ARENAC-The Posen girls basketball team beat Arenac Eastern for the second time this season, handing the Eagles their only defeats this year.?The first was conference while the second was non-conference.
Posen will end the year undefeated for 59 straight North Star League games.
“They’re a tough team and it was a great game. We jumped on them early and kept the pressure going on night. We tried some new things defensively for us that really worked,” Posen coach Karl Momrik said.
Posen led 16-8 after the first quarter and 36-20 at the half. It stretched its lead to 55-33 after three quarters.
Korynn Hincka led Posen (18-0, 11-0) with 35 points while Ashley Meyers had 15. Jenna Hincka pitched in eight.
Arenac (16-2) was led by Brooke Shutte and Chantal Murdick with 13 apiece.
Posen travels to Au Gres on Monday.
Onaway 57, Pellston 29
ONAWAY-The Onaway girls basketball team picked up a big 57-29 win over Pellston on Thursday, improving its record to 10-8 and 8-7 in the Ski Valley.
“The girls dictated the tempo from the beginning. They kept adding to the lead from the first quarter and just played great team basketball,” Onaway coach Marty Mix said.
Onaway led 10-5 after one quarter and 22-11 at the half. It went up 43-22 after three quarters and held Pellston to seven points in the final quarter.
Lexi Szymoniak picked up a double-double with 15 points and 11 boards for Onaway. Erika Price had 11 points while Devin Bristley had nine and Jade Gayler had eight.
The Cardinals travel to Rogers City on Tuesday.
Rogers City 60, Whittemore-Prescott 13
WHITTEMORE-The Rogers City girls basketball team routed Whittemore-Prescott 60-13 on Thursday.
Rogers City (12-5) led 20-5 after one quarter and pulled to a 38-7 lead at the half. It continued to extend its lead in the third quarter with a 53-10 lead.
“The kids came out playing really well again. We had really good ball movement, which is something we don’t always have. At halftime, I told them that that’s the kind of ball movement we need all season,” Rogers City coach Gary Bisson said.
Courtney Streich led the Hurons with 12 points while Ashley Hilla had nine. Alex Quaine was two points shy of a double-double with eight points and 13 rebounds.
Rogers City hosts Mio on Monday. It also hosts Onaway on Tuesday in a Parents Night celebration.
Mio 63, Oscoda 33
MIO-The Mio girls basketball team overcame a tight first quarter and shut down Oscoda’s leading scorer to earn a big 63-33 win over the Owls on Thursday.
Mio (9-8) took an 11-9 lead into the second quarter, where it extended its lead to 30-18. It ended the third quarter up 45-29 and held the Owls to four points in the fourth quarter.
“We had a bit of a rough beginning, but we finally keyed on their leading scorer (Carly Brown) in the second half. She had eight points in the first half, but we keyed her on the box and one and held her scoreless in the second half,” Mio coach Hellen DeFlorio said.
Four Mio players finished in double digits. Shelby Booth led with 16 points and four rebounds. Jalen DeFlorio was right behind her with 15 points and eight rebounds. Katy Lefler did her part with 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals while Cassidy DeFlorio had 10 points.
“I’d say it was our best mnight ever for team play. They were looking up and finding the open man and the open shot. With four girls in double figures and most of the rest of the team scoring, you can really see the great team effort,” DeFlorio said.
Mio travels to Rogers City on Monday.
Fairview 47, Hale 25
HALE-The Fairview girls basketball team picked up a big win over Hale in a game that improves its record to 10-7.
Fairview took a 19-2 lead after one quarter and a 23-6 lead at the half. It piled up 14 in the third quarter to go up 37-15.
Logan Winton led Fairview with 17 points while Kyleigh DeJarlis had nine. Darby Barnes led Hale with eight.
Fairview hosts Atlanta on Monday.
Au Gres 52, Atlanta 20
ATLANTA-The Au Gres girls basketball team picked up a 52-20 win over Atlanta on Thursday.
Emily Wright led Au Gres with 15 points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Brooke Maser had 13 points, nine rebounds and five blocks.
Atlanta was led by Tiffany Jurgens with eight points.
Au Gres hosts Posen on Monday while Atlanta travels to Fairview.