Beaverton tops Alcona in regional semifinals

SANFORD-The Alcona girls basketball team’s season came to an end on Tuesday as the Tigers lost to Beaverton 68-56 in a Class C regional semifinal at Sanford-Meridian.

Karina Cole led Alcona (19-4) with 27 points, six rebounds and six steals.

Alcona trailed 18-14 after one quarter and 35-32 at halftime. Beaverton led 53-44 after three quarters and outscored Alcona 15-12 in the final quarter.

“We had an awesome season. I am not sure the best team won tonight but that is the greatness of the integrity of basketball. Our girls fought hard but unfortunately came up short. 19-4 is still impressive. I am proud of them,” Alcona coach Brad Cole said.

Megan Quick added nine points, five assists and six steals for the Tigers. Torie Harmon had six points and Nicole Walen had five points and five rebounds. Kendra Cole added eight rebounds.

Beaverton advances to the regional final against McBain on Thursday.