TAWAS-The Alpena boys basketball team traveled to Tawas on Tuesday and emerged victorious winning 54-36.
Top scorers for Alpena included Luke Cordes with 26 points and Andy Marwede with 11.
Jacob Salwey led the Braves with 11 points.
The first quarter of the game saw Tawas fight its way to a 13-12 lead. Alpena had a huge second quarter though, scoring 21 points to Tawas' nine to pull ahead 33-22.
The third quarter saw continued success from Alpena's offense with 17 points. Tawas struggled in the third quarter, hitting only three points. This gave Alpena the chance to pull ahead 50-25. Alpena's offense closed in the fourth quarter with only four points to Tawas' 11 but the damage had been done.
Alpena coach John Pintar commented on his team's play.
"We really started a bit slow on both ends but we picked it up in the second quarter. There was much better ball movement and Luke really used his height to his advantage in the inside during the second and third quarters," he said.
Alpena is now 2-0 and hosts Traverse City Central on Friday.
The Alpena JV team won 62-39. Top scorers for Alpena were Cody Tucker with 14 and Nick Skiba with 11. Alpena's freshman team won 50-19 with Blaise Landon leading the Wildcats with 10 points.
Arenac Eastern 23
HILLMAN The Hillman boys basketball team picked up another win Tuesday night when they played Arenac Eastern and worked their way to a 69-23 win.
Hillman blew open the second quarter by scoring five of their seven 3-point shots, outscoring Arenac 30-8 in the period, which set the tone for the rest of the game.
Hillman brought down 49 rebounds during the game, which more than doubled the 22 taken by Arenac Eastern.
Dylan Ross had nine rebounds for the Tigers and Brynn Clark had eight.
Mason VanPamel was the Tigers' leading scorer with 23 points, followed by Michael Klein with 13 and Jazon LaFleche with 11. Ty Jones led the Tigers in assists with six in the first half.
Arenac's Tyler Card scored 23 points.
The win put Hillman at a 2-1 record this season overall and 2-0 in the North Star League.
Hillman will host Mio on Thursday in matchup of two undefeated North Star League teams.
Posen 60, Fairview 20
POSEN The Posen girls basketball team nabbed a big win from Fairview Tuesday night in Posen, extending their win streak to five.
The Vikings jumped out to a 38-13 halftime lead, then added 15 unanswered points in their third-quarter shutout. Posen went 30-for-35 at the free throw line for an outstanding 86 percent.
Korynn Hincka scored 29 points and Anna Couture chipped in with 10.
Posen will host Arenac Eastern on Friday in a double-varsity event. The boys team will play at 6 p.m. followed by the girls at 7:30 p.m.
The Vikings are now 3-0 in the North Star League and 5-0 overall.
Hillman 58, Arenac Eastern 39
HILLMAN The Hillman girls basketball team beat Arenac Eastern 58-39 at home on Tuesday night.
Hillman led 21-14 at half time and outscored the Eagles 17-9 in the final quarter to earn their win.
Morgan Hardies led the Tigers with 15 points, followed by Alissa Jones with 12 and Jensen Tchorzynski with 13.
Arenac's Brooke Schutte scored 14 points.
The Tigers are now 2-2 overall and will host Mio at home on Friday.
Mio 64, Atlanta 11
MIO The Mio girls basketball team beat Atlanta 64-11 Tuesday night in Mio.
Mio's Shelby Boone scored 12 points and had 12 rebounds, followed closely by Shelby Satkowiak with only 12 points. Jalen DeFlorio added 10 points and Stephanie Mangutz brought down 7 rebounds for the Thunderbolts.
Kayla Durocher was one of two Atlanta scorers with four points.