Prep Roundup (2-14-2014)

ONAWAY Joe O’Bradovich led Onaway with 16 points in a 59-43 defeat of Inland Lakes Friday night.

Chris Cleaver added 12 points for the Cardinals (12-4), Joe Sigsby added eight and Carlos Bautista added nine points and 17 rebounds.

Inland Lakes led 12-10 after one quarter, but Onaway rallied back to lead 24-20 at halftime. The Cardinals led 34-32 after three quarters before finally pulling away.

“We’ve had some little shooting woes in the last few games. Tonight was a pretty big win,” said Onaway coach Eddy Szymoniak. “We struggled a little bit early, but we picked it up.”

Onaway plays at Forest Area on Wednesday.

Fairview 54, Hale 49

FAIRVIEW Austin Handrich led the Fairview boys basketball team in a five-point, 54-49 win over Hale Friday night with 24 points and Hudson Szubelak added 17.

“Everybody played good defense. We’ve cut down on turnovers, which has been our nemesis. That was the whole key for us,” Fairview coach Rick Ebert said.

Fairview led 15-8 after the first quarter and 31-12 at the half.

Fairview plays in Atlanta on Tuesday.

Hillman 63, Alcona 50

HILLMAN The Hillman boys basketball team staged a come-from-behind win over Alcona Friday night, topping the Tigers 63-50.

Alcona led with 12-6 after one quarter, and 24-15 at the half. Both teams wer tied 35-35 after the third quarter before Hillman finally pulled out the win.

Mason VanPamel scored 32 points for Hillman (15-1, 8-0 NSL), and Dylan Ross contributed eight points, 10 rebounds and eight steals.

Trenton LaVergne was Alcona’s leading scorer with 28 points.

“In the first half, we shot 5-of-33 from the field, and we were 0-11 for three,”Hillman coach Eric Muszynski said. “We shot poorly in the first half, and came back to take the game.”

Hillman plays Oscoda at home on Tuesday.

Whittemore-Prescott 56, Rogers City 53

ROGERS CITY-A comeback by the Rogers City boys basketball team fell just short on Friday as the Hurons lost 56-53 to Whittemore-Prescott.

Rogers City trailed by 18 in the second half and cut the lead to five late before missing a three-pointer in the closing seconds. The Hurons weren’t helped at all at the free-throw line, shooting just 4-for-20 in the first half and 10-for-32 for the game.

“The kids played hard, but we’ve got to learn how important every possession is,” Rogers City coach Jesse Streich said.

Chris Lopez led Rogers City with 22 points and Jose Rodriguez paced the Cardinals with 27 points.

Rogers City plays at Mio on Tuesday.