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Prep Roundup (1-14-14)

Alcona, RC, Fairview earn North Star wins

January 14, 2014
The Alpena News

HILLMAN-Megan Quick scored 20 points and the Alcona girls basketball team overcame a tough test from Hillman on Tuesday before eventually winning 67-44 in a North Star League contest.

Alcona (6-2, 4-1 NSL) led 17-9 after one quarter, but only led by four, 28-24, at the half. Alcona finally pulled away in the third quarter after outscoring Hillman 23-5.

"We played against a very good second half against a very good Hillman team," Alcona coach Brad Cole said. "Our team was sluggish to start after being off for so long, but we are back to true form."

Karina Cole added 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals for Alcona and Nicole Walen had six points.

Jensen Tchorzynski led Hillman (2-5, 2-4 NSL) with 17 points and Vanessa Schook added 16.

"The third quarter was the determining quarter. They (Alcona) came out with more intensity," Hillman coach John Kuzewski said. "I'd like to think it is (a turning point). We feel like we can compete with anybody we step on the floor with. Defensively we've improved, but we're not putting together full games."

Hillman's JV team beat Alcona 36-30.

Hillman will play at Oscoda on Friday at 6 p.m.

Rogers City 70,

Whittemore-Prescott 14

ROGERS CITY-Courtney Streich scored 13 points and Rogers City girls basketball team cruised to a 70-14 win over Whittemore-Prescott on Tuesday.

Streich scored 13 points, Sarah Meredith added 10 points and Ashley Hilla chipped in with eight points.

"Our girls came out playing hard on defense," Rogers City coach Gary Bisson said. "Everybody was in the game and everybody was firing on all cylinders."

Rogers City (5-2, 4-1 NSL) jumped out to a 23-3 lead in the first quarter and kept in control from there. The Hurons led 48-7 at the half and 62-10 after three quarters when they outscored the Cardinals 14-0 in the third quarter.

The Hurons play at Mio on Friday.

Fairview 50, Hale 7

FAIRVIEW-The Fairview girls basketball took an 11-0 lead after one quarter against Hale on Tuesday and never looked back, going on to win 50-7 in a North Star League game.

Fairview (3-4) led 27-5 at halftime and outscored Hale 10-0 in the third quarter to pull ahead 37-5.

Fairview coach Marc Winton sympathized with Hale's effort, noting that his team has been in the same spot against some tough opponents.

"We've been there before (and struggled)," Winton said. "Some of those top tier teams in the league are tough."

Logan Winton led Fairview with 18 points and Kyleigh Dejarlais added 13 points.


Onaway 61, Mancelona 58

ONAWAY-Joe O'Bradovich scored 26 points and the Onaway boys basketball team picked up a big win on Tuesday in Ski Valley Conference play, beating Mancelona 61-58.

The two sides were deadlocked 45-45 after three quarters, but Onaway outscored the Ironmen 16-13 in the final quarter to win in front of an excited home crowd.

"It's a pretty big win for us. We haven't beaten Mancelona in years," Onaway coach Eddy Szymoniak said. "I thought we played excellent defense. Fifty eight points is more than we want to give up, but we played really well and rebounded well."

O'Bradovich drained six three-pointers and added seven rebounds for the Cardinals (5-1, 4-0 Ski Valley). Carlos Bautista added 12 points and 11 rebounds and Pat Dunn chipped in nine points and 14 rebounds.

Onaway led 11-9 after the first quarter, but trailed 29-21 at halftime. The Cardinals rebounded in the third quarter, outscoring Mancelona 24-16 to tie the game.

Brandon Dingman led Mancelona with 31 points.

Onaway plays at Pellston on Friday.

Posen 56,

Wolverine 52

POSEN-The Posen boys basketball team overcame a slow start to improve to 7-1 with a 56-52 win over Wolverine on Monday.

Nick Hincka scored 32 points and Travis Sharpe added 18 for the Vikings, who trailed after one quarter, led by three at the half and turned things around once the second half began.

"We finally woke up in the second half and put together a real solid half defensively," Posen coach Matt Ponik said.



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