ONAWAY-Playing its third game game in four nights, the Hillman boys basketball team looked as strong as ever on Tuesday, beating Onaway 67-52.
The Tigers (13-5) notched their fifth straight win and completed a brutal stretch that saw Hillman win three straight games on the road.
"We're really gelling right now and the guys are playing together," Hillman coach Eric Muszynski said.
Mason VanPamel scored 27 points for the Tigers, who led 30-28 at the half and 48-42 after three quarters despite Onaway taking a brief one-point lead.
Ty Jones added 15 points for Hillman.
"We took the lead and maintained it," Muszynski said. "Our team defense was outstanding. We gave the Onaway guards fits all night and we shot the ball well all night.
Joe O'Bradovich led the Cardinals with 24 points and Carlos Bautista added 10.
Hillman hosts Rogers City on Thursday.
MIO-The Mio boys basketball team overcame a slow start to win its 18th straight game on Tuesday, besting Whittemore-Prescott 51-28.
Whittemore-Prescott led 11-9 after one quarter, but Mio regrouped to take a 24-18 lead at halftime. The Thunderbolts then shut down the Cardinals in the second half, limiting them to five points in each of the last two quarters.
Micah Thomey led Mio (18-0) with 13 points and Ben Lubitz and Dennis Kann III each had 11 points.
Clay Loomis led Whittemore with 15 points.
Mio travels to Standish on Thursday.
Tawas 60, Hale 38
TAWAS-Backed by a solid defensive effort, the Tawas boys basketball team got back to the .500 mark on Tuesday, defeating Hale 60-38.
Jake Salwey led Tawas (9-9) with 19 points, Chaz Coffin added 13 points and Zach Boensch chipped in with 10 points.
Tawas led 26-12 at halftime and 48-23 after three quarters.
"I thought we played a great defensive game the entire game," Tawas coach Drew Decker said.
Italo Ciccotti led Hale with 10 points.
Tawas plays at Alcona on Thursday. The winner will take the Huron Shores Conference title.
Posen 59, Oscoda 50
OSCODA- Nick Hincka scored 28 points and the Posen boys basketball broke a five-game losing streak with a 59-50 over Oscoda on Tuesday.
The Vikings (7-12) led 17-12 after the first quarter and then put the pedal down in the second quarter, outscoring the Owls 17-5, while running a new offense.
"We ran a new offense we've been working on for awhile and the boys ran it really well," Posen coach Steve Hentkowski said.
Oscoda outscored Posen 33-25 in the second half, but couldn't make up for the Vikings' first-half outburst.
Kevin Leveille and Akil Jones led Oscoda with 12 points each and Tony Weed added 11 points.
Martin Mulka added 12 points for Posen.
Hentkowski also praised his team's defensive efforts after the Vikings limited Oscoda to just 17 points in the first half.
"Our defense really came together tonight. Our 1-3-1 zone gave Oscoda quite a bit of problems," Hentkowski said.
Posen travels to Hale on Thursday.