Alpena boys basketball team falls to BNC rival Traverse City Central

TRAVERSE CITY – The Alpena boys basketball team suffered another tough defeat, falling to conference rival Traverse City Central on Monday by a final score of 76-48.

“We were competing in the first half and we did some good things, but the third quarter things changed and we had a lot of breakdowns defensively and whenever you give up 25 points in a quarter it’s never a good thing, but we’re going to continue to learn and get better,” Alpena coach John Pintar said.

The Wildcats (4-10, 1-6 Big North) gave up 47 second half points and struggled defensively which ultimately led to their defeat.

Freshman Chris DeRocher scored a team-high 15 points for Alpena and Nick Skiba added eight points.

Alpena will look to bounce back on Friday when they play host to Ogemaw Heights.

The Wildcats JV team also suffered defeat on Monday, losing by a final score of 50-44.

Aidan Goike scored a team high 12 points.

Alpena’s freshman team made sure there was no sweep Monday, earning a 48-32 win.

Garrett Beaulieu scored 13 points and Aden Smith added 12 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Posen 66,

Atlanta 14

POSEN – The Posen girls basketball team cruised to a dominating victory on Monday, defeating Atlanta by a final score of 66-14.

“It was a good game and it was good for us to get every involved tonight,” Posen coach Karl Momrik said.

Jolene Reese led the Vikings (14-2, 11-1 North Star League) with 14 points. Both Jenna Hincka and Brooke Ciarkowski each scored 13 points in the win.

The Vikings will be back in action on Friday when they travel to Rogers City for a non-conference game against the Hurons.

Rogers City 59,

Alcona 51

ROGERS CITY – The Rogers City girls basketball team earned its biggest victory of the season, defeating a red hot Alcona team by a final score of 59-51 on Monday.

It was a tight game throughout, but in the end it was the Hurons coming up big and getting the victory.

“I was very happy with the effort and this was a huge win for our program. Our girls played extremely hard tonight and it just felt really good to get that signature win and get over the hump,” Rogers City coach Gary Bisson said.

The Hurons were led by Ally Streich and Taylor Fleming who each scored 16 points apiece. Hannah Fleming added 10 points.

Brittany Decker led Alcona (11-5, 10-2 North Star League) with a 13 point, 13 rebound night. Kendra LaFave added 13 points and Torie Harmon added 10 points.

“We played hard fierce basketball tonight but couldn’t put the ball in the basket. No excuses. Rogers City outplayed us,” Alcona coach Brad Cole said.

With the win, Rogers City improves to 9-5 overall and 6-5 in league play and will be in action on Thursday when it plays at Whittemore-Prescott.

Hillman JV 57,

Mio JV 12

HILLMAN – The Hillman girls JV basketball team remained perfect with a huge 57-12 victory over Mio on Monday.

Anna Callendar led the way with 11 points and Jozie Appelgren added 10 points to help the Tigers stay undefeated.

With the win, Hillman improves to 13-0 and will play at Alcona on Thursday.