HILLMAN-Jensen Tchorzynski became just the fifth player in Hillman girls basketball history to top 1,000 career points on Monday, scoring 34 in a 73-60 win over Mio.
Tchorzynski entered the game needed just two points to reach 1,000 and caught fire in the first half, scoring 28 points to help the Tigers take a 49-25 lead at the half.
"She was very excited. It's quite the honor and I think she's glad to have the monkey off her back," Hillman coach John Kuzewski said.
Hillman hounded Mio defensively and disrupted the Thunderbolts for easy baskets. Shelby Booth led Mio with 13 points, but the Thunderbolts trailed 57-43 after three quarters and couldn't close the gap.
"We jumped out early on them and we pressed and got a lot of easy baskets," Kuzewski said. "Mio did close gap, but overall we played very well tonight."
Vanessa Schook added 24 points for Hillman.
Hillman hosts Atlanta on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and at Alcona on Thursday.
Houghton Lake 52
HOUGHTON LAKE-Adrianna Hatch scored 28 points and the Alpena girls basketball team got back into the win column with a 61-52 win over Houghton Lake on Monday.
The win was a welcome one for Alpena after the Wildcats came up short in their last two games against Gaylord and Traverse City West.
Alpena (5-10) led by one at the half and extended its lead out to as many as 17 in the second half.
"It was a good effort. After coming close the last two games, it was a much-needed win and the kids played well," Alpena coach Dan Arsenault said.
Alpena plays at Sault Ste. Marie on Wednesday.
Alpena's JV team defeated Houghton Lake 65-18 and Samantha Szymanski and Rachael Barkley each had 14 points for the Wildcats.
Rogers City 36
ROGERS CITY-Karina Cole scored 27 points and the Alcona girls basketball team defeated Rogers City 57-36 on Monday.
Alcona (13-3) led 12-9 after one quarter and 22-13 at halftime. The Tigers were able to pull away from the Hurons a bit in the second half and led 39-23 after three quarters before going on to win.
"Neither team played very well tonight. We got on track the second half," Alcona coach Brad Cole said. "We are looking to balance the scoring more from our team if we are to be contenders in the playoffs."
Kendra Cole added six points and nine rebounds for Alcona and Samantha Schopfer had six points and six rebounds.
Logan Fleming led Rogers City (11-4) with eight points and Courtney Streich and Cassidy Purgiel each had six.
Alcona's JV team beat Rogers City 62-31.
Posen 69, Atlanta 8
POSEN The Posen girls basketball team routed the Atlanta girls team 69-8 on Monday.
The Vikings (17-0, 11-0 North Star League) took a 27-0 lead after one and a 45-0 lead at the half. Posen pulled into a 54-6 lead after three.
Korynn Hincka had 21 points while Jenna Hincka had 11. Summer Dukes led Atlanta with three.
"We got a lot of girls in and it was good to get our bench players in. We're looking forward to a rematch with Arenac Eastern on Thursday," Posen coach Karl Momrik said.
WHITTEMORE-The fourth quarter made the difference for the Atlanta boys basketball team on Monday as the Huskies defeated Whittemore-Prescott 65-43.
Atlanta (7-4) led 39-37 after three quarters and outscored the Cardinals 26-6 in the final quarter to earn the win.
"We switched to man-to-man and our defensive intensity picked up and we started taking care of the basketball," Atlanta coach Ryan Marlatt said.
Taylor Juergens paced Atlanta with 24 points, Jacob Chambers added 16 points and Jacob Dobbyn added 11.
Atlanta hosts Posen tonight.
Tawas 40, Alcona 37
LINCOLN-The Alcona boys basketball team was nipped by Tawas on Monday, 40-37.
Trenton LaVergne led Alcona with 22 points and Carson Jamieson added nine. Both players also had five rebounds.
Tawas led 6-5 after one quarter and 16-15 at halftime. The Braves pulled away from the Tigers 31-24 after three quarters and kept pace with them in the final period to pull out the win.
"We just didn't rebound the ball well tonight. The kids worked hard. We are continuing to improve and will have to be ready to go again tomorrow," Alcona coach Jason Somers said.