TWINING-Despite a valiant effort, the Fairview girls basketball team fell in a Class D district quarterfinal on Monday, losing to Arenac Eastern 35-23.
Fairview (12-9) trailed 19-17 at halftime and 27-22 after three quarters, but was outscored 8-1 in the final period.
"It was close all the way through. It came right down to the wire," Fairview coach Marc Winton said. "With two minutes to go it was a four-point game."
Brooke Schutte paced Arenac with 13 points and Katie Ford led Fairview with seven.
The loss ended Fairview's season, but the Eagles lose only two seniors and have a great deal of talent returning next year.
"We set a goal for ourselves to get to .500 or better," Winton said. "I was pretty much happy with the way things turned out. My only wish was to beat one of the teams we weren't supposed to beat."
Mio 74, Au Gres 33
MIO-The Mio boys basketball team routed Au Gres 74-33 on Monday.
Mio (15-2) led 19-10 after the first quarter and 37-22 at the half. It outscored the Eagles 37-12 in the last half to pick up the win.
Ben Lubitz led the Thunderbolts with 26 points. Bryson Devers scored 19 while Seth Thomey scored 10.
Brett Maiser led Au Gres with 12.
Mio hosts Hale tonight.
Central Lake 37
ATLANTA-The Atlanta boys basketball team picked up a 54-37 win against Central Lake on Monday to improve its record to 9-4.
The Huskies led 14-10 after the first quarter and pulled ahead 25-18 at the half. They outscored Central Lake 17-3 in the third quarter to pull into a commanding 42-21 lead going into the final period.
Central Lake outscored Atlanta 16-12 in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late.
Jay Webster led Atlanta with 21 points while Taylor Jurgens had 17. Will Brockman scored 18 for Central Lake.
The Huskies travel to Mio on Friday.
ONAWAY-The Onaway boys basketball team picked up a 73-51 win over Pellston on Monday, boosting its record to 14-4.
"We came out and put a lot of pressure on them to start the game," Onaway coach Eddy Szymoniak said. "We played a fast paced game for the first three quarters and tightened down defensively in the fourth quarter," Szymoniak said.
The Cardinals pulled to a 22-15 lead after one and a 44-30 lead at the half. Pellston narrowed Onaway's lead to 57-45 after three, but was held to six points in the fourth.
Onaway was led by Joe O'Bradovich with 30 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals. Carlos Bautista had 20 points and 11 rebounds while Joe Sigsby had 11.
The Cardinals host Rogers City on Tuesday and Bellaire on Thursday.