Alpena boys basketball team struggles against BNC rival Petoskey

PETOSKEY- The Alpena boys basketball team lost to Petoskey on Thursday with a score of 69-37. Petoskey started out strong at 17-6. In the second quarter, Petoskey stretched the lead to 30-13. Alpena doubled their score in the third quarter, but still couldn’t gain the lead at 51-26 in Petoskey’s favor.

The leading scorers for Alpena were Camren DeCaire with eight points and Nick Skiba and Chris DeRocher with seven each.

“We struggled offensively the whole game. They have ten seniors on their team and they played like it,” Alpena varsity boys basketball coach John Pintar said. “They played a physical game and offensively we struggled with that.”

The varsity record for Alpena is 4-9.

The Alpena junior varsity boys basketball team lost 52-34. Alpena’s Bruz Copping scored 12 points.

Alpena’s freshman team lost 46-45. Garrett Bearlieu had 11 points for the team while Aden Smith had 10.

Alpena plays on Monday at Traverse City Central.

Girls Basketball

Posen 43,

Hale 10

POSEN- The Posen girls basketball team won against Hale on Thursday with a score of 54-10. In the first quarter, Posen held the lead at 11-6. At the half, Posen led 30-10. In the third quarter, Posen scored, bringing the score to 43-10.

Posen’s leading scorers were Jenna Hincka with 15 points, Brooke Ciarkowski with 13, and Jolene Reese with 12.

“It was a good game for all the kids to play in. They played well,” Posen girls basketball coach Karl Momrik said.

Their record is 13-2 overall, and 10-1 in the league.

The junior varsity Posen team won 35-34. Their leading scorer was Riley Krajniak with 17 points.

Posen plays Atlanta at home on Monday.

Hillman 55,

Whittemore-Prescott 25

WHITTEMORE-PRESCOTT- The Hillman girls basketball team won against Whittemore-Prescott on Thursday with a final score of 55-25. In the first quarter, Hillman was up 13-7. Hillman increased the lead 23-16 at the half, and 44-20 in the third quarter.

The leading scorers for Hillman were Vanessa Schook with 18 points, Olivia Smith and Kristen Kenyon with 12 each.

“We were able to pick up defensive intensity,” Hillman girls basketball coach John Kuzewski said. “We worked towards the basket and were able to score more points inside the pain.”

Hillman’s record is 10-4 overall, and 9-2 in the league.

They play against Mio on Monday.

Hillman JV 52,

Hale JV 37

The Hillman JV team remained perfect with a win over Hale on Monday night, winning by a final score of 52-37.

The Tigers were led by Autumn Jones who scored 12 points. Brook Jones added eight points, both Jozie Appelgrin and Allison Samp chipped in with eight points in the winning effort.

With the victory, Hillman improves to 12-0 and will look to stay uneaten when they play host to Mio on Monday.

Au Gres 33,

Fairview 21

FAIRVIEW- The Fairview girls basketball team suffered a tough loss on Thursday against Au Gres, with a final score of 33-21. In the first quarter, Au Gres and Fairview were neck and neck 10-9 in Au Gres’ favor. Fairview gained the lead in the second quarter with a score of 13-12. Au Gres gained the lead in the third quarter at 19-15.

The leading scorers for Au Gres were Elizabeth Nelson with 11 points and Gena DeWald chipping in with 10 points.

Fairview’s leading scorer was Alison Winton with seven points.

With the loss, Fairview falls to 7-8 overall and will be in action on Thursday when the travel to Hale.

Onaway 39,

Mancelona 28

MANCELONA- The Onaway girls basketball team won against Mancelona on Thursday 39-28. In the first quarter, the score was close at 6-4 in Onaway’s favor. At the half, Onaway was up 18-16. In the third quarter, Onaway led 31-18.

The leading scorer for Onaway was Jade Galer with 12 points.

“Tonight was one of our better controlled games. We played hard the whole time,” Onaway girls basketball coach Marty Mix said. “We played against one of the better girls in the league and we made her work.”

Onaway’s record is 6-7 overall, and 5-5 in the league.

They play on Friday against Wolverine.

Rogers City 54,

Oscoda 44

OSCODA- The Rogers City girls basketball team won against Oscoda on Thursday with a final score of 54-44. In the first quarter, Rogers City was up 11-6. At the half, Rogers City was up 23-13. In the third quarter, Oscoda had caught up but was not quite leading with a score of 29-26.

Rogers City’s leading scorers were Taylor Fleming with 14 points and Ally Streich with 11.

“I’m really happy with the way we performed tonight. Each and everyone of our girls contributed,” Rogers City girls basketball coach Gary Bisson said. “It was a good team win.”

Rogers City’s record is 8-5.

They play Monday at home against Alcona.