PETOSKEY The Alpena boys basketball team dropped a Big North Conference game in Petoskey Friday night by a score of 63-43.
Alpena took an early lead in the first quarter, and played a good first half which ended with Petoskey leading 33-25. Petoskey shot the ball well in the third quarter and Alpena started to stall defensively, which made all the difference.
Leading the Wildcats were Tyler Pintar with 16 points and Luke Cordes added 15.
Petoskey was led by Eric Davenport, who scored 15 points.
Alpena is now 5-3 overall, 2-3 in the Big North. Petoskey is undefeated at 8-0.
Alpena's freshmen and J.V. teams also lost.
Mio 74, Posen 36
POSEN Micah Thomey undoubtedly left Posen with a big smile on his face as Mio went home with a 74-36 win on the basketball court Friday night.
Thomey not only ended the game with 13 points, 9 assists, and 4 rebounds, but he also hit a personal milestone as the four-year varsity veteran scored his 1,000th career point
The Thunderbolts hit 20 of their 26 free-throws and Posen made 11 of its 18 count.
Colton McGregor led Mio with 14 points, followed by Thomey with 13, Dennis Kann III with 11 and Ben Lubitz and Bryce DeGrammont with 10 points each. Seth Thomey had six assists and five rebounds, Colton McGregor had six rebounds and Tommy Vaughn grabbed five rebounds.
"Mio's got a good team and we made two big mistakes. Posen's first mistake was that they didn't play defense as a team. Second, they gotta learn what it's like to give effort as a team and understand how to work together smoothly," Posen head coach Steve Hentkowski said.
Posen's Nick Kincka put up 19 points followed by Travis Sharpe with 10.
Mio is now 9-0 overall and 7-0 in the North Star League while Posen is 4-5 overall and 2-5 in the North Star League.
Mio will play in Hale on Tuesday and Posen travels to Au Gres the same day.
Au Gres 50
FAIRVIEW The Fairview boys basketball did not disappoint its home crowd Friday night when the Eagles defeated Au Gres 69-50 on the basketball court, making their record 3-6 overall.
Leading scorers for Fairview were Austin Handrich with 20, David Haskin with 14, Hudsen Szubelak with 12, and Kasson Willobee with 11.
Brett Maser led Au Gres with 12 points.
Hale 58, Hillman 49
HILLMAN The Hillman boys basketball team dropped a home game against Hale Friday night, losing by a score of 58-49, letting its record slip to 6-3 overall and 5-2 in the North Star League.
Hillman coach Eric Muszynski said his team battled foul troubles all night. In the first half, three Tigers' players had five fouls, and the team only capitalized on 13 of its 65 free-throw attempts.
Mason VanPamel led Hillman with 22 points, Ty Jones was the next leading scorer with 12. Hale's Ipalo Cicotti and Drey Focks led the Eagles with 14 points each.
Hillman had three players that fouled out, but Muszynski was still pleased with his team's effort.
"They played really well and fought to the end," Muszynski said "We just have to reload and regroup."
The Tigers host Atlanta on Tuesday.
Alcona 63, Oscoda 27
OSCODA- The Alcona girls basketball team took a 14-2 lead against Oscoda on Thursday after one quarter of play and didn't look back, cruising to a 63-27 win over the Owls in a Huron Shores Conference game.
Karina Cole led Alcona (7-1, 1-0 Huron Shores) with 25 points, 11 rebounds and five steals. Kendra Cole added eight points, nine rebounds and three blocks.
Alcona kept up its offensive intensity, outscoring Oscoda 20-5 in the second quarter to lead 34-7 at the half. The Tigers held a 45-16 advantage over three quarters.
"Our whole team played a complete game. We played well in all aspects tonight," Alcona coach Brad Cole said.
Other stats for Alcona included Turner Somers with five points; Alissa Terpstra with five points and four rebounds; Nikki Smith with four points and four rebounds; Sydney Pierce with four points; Nicole Walen with four points and five rebounds; Megan Quick with two points, five rebounds and five steals; Cassie Carpenter with two points and six steals; and Hannah Terpstra and Lilly Manning with two points each.
Oscoda's JV team defeated Alcona 44-41.
Hurons improve to 7-0 with two more wins
CHEBOYGAN-The Rogers City boys bowling team kept its perfect Northern Michigan Bowling Conference streak intact with two wins last Saturday to improve to 7-0 on the season.
Rogers City won its first match 22-8 over Petoskey with two baker wins (332-286) and two regular wins (1706-1574). Zach Hazel paced the Hurons with a two-game total of 372. Other scores for the Hurons included Ben Budnik (369), Alex Darga (363), Chris Bark (320) and Corey Grulke (282).
The Hurons carried their momentum into the next match and downed Sault Ste. Marie 23-7. Rogers City won two baker games (359-322) and two regular games (1639-1473). Hazel led the way again, finishing with 372. Budnik followed with 351, Bark finished with 308, Grulke had 306 and Darga had 302.
The Alpena bowling team won both of its matches to improve to 5-2. The Wildcats edged Sault Ste. Marie in their opening match 16-14. Alpena dropped two baker matches (350-271), but beat the Blue Devils in two regular matches (1546-1515). Will Rings led the Wildcats with a two-game score of 353. Brady Marwede finished with 346 and Nick Bisanz bowled 319. Single game scores included Dalton Schaedig (132), Glenn Woloszyk (120), Travis Brown (154) and Justin Whitscell (122).
Alpena dominated St. Ignace in its second match-up, winning 22 -71/2. The Wildcats edged the Saints in two baker games (289-250) and easily won two regular games (1558-1325). Marwede paced Alpena with a two-game score of 382. Rings bowled 364 and Bisanz finished with 304. Single-game scores included Woloszyk (113), Whitscell (135), Brown (142) and Schaedig (118).
Rogers City moves to 8-0
CHEBOYGAN-The Rogers City girls bowling team improved to 8-0 on the year with two wins in Cheboygan last Saturday
The Hurons opened the day with a 23-7 win over Sault Ste. Marie after two baker wins (298-233) and two regular match wins (1335-1259). Anna Lehman led Rogers with a two-game total of 276. She was followed by Nicole Bannasch (274) and Ashley Budnik (132). Other single game scores for the Hurons included Rebecca Myers (112), Adriana Selke (92), Jessica Butera (144) and Rebcecca Bannasch (171).
Rogers City ended the afternoon with a 16-14 win over Cheboygan, tying the Chiefs in two baker games at 298 and ultimately winning dispite being outscored by 30 points in two regular games 1465-1435. Butera led the Hurons with 327 in two games. Rebecca and Nicole Bannasch combined for 301 and Budnik had 274. Single-game scores included Lehman (141), Myers (99) and Selke (148).