Hillman boys basketball team stays unbeaten

HILLMAN-The Hillman boys basketball team won against Whittemore-Prescott on Friday with a final score of 67-56.

Hillman gained the lead early on and led 14-11 after one quarter. At the half, Hillman was leading by one point at 30-29. In the third quarter, Hillman was able to establish a bigger lead at 50-38.

Whittemore-Prescott’s leading scorers were Azaiyah Bell with 23 points, and Kyle Colton with 21.

The leading scorers for Hillman (12-0, 8-0 North Star League) were Gunnar Libby with 27 points, and Seth Knaggs with ten points and five rebounds.

“Billy Kolcan was a lifter early on for us. He scored eight out of his twelve points in the first half, which really helped us in the second quarter. He was a spark plug tonight,” Hillman coach Eric Muszynski said. “The key was the third quarter. We made some adjustments in the defense and the offensive pick-and-roll really helped.”

Onaway 70,

Pellston 38

ONAWAY-The Onaway boys basketball team won against Pellston on Friday with a score of 70-38. After the first quarter, Onaway was up 29-8. At the half, Onaway was up 52-16. After the third quarter, Onaway brought the score up to 65-27.

The leading scorers for Onaway (11-2) were Joe Sigsby with 22 points, 21 of which came in the first half, Brad Brewbaker with eight points, and Cortez Washington and Derick Wregglesworth with seven points each.

“After a disappointing loss we came back and played with lots of energy. There was a fire in us and a chip on our shoulder. We ran the court well and worked a lot of guys in,” Onaway coach Eddy Szymoniak said. “We started with a sophomore, Lucas Tollini. We needed muscle down in low and he did that well with not one practice with us yet.”

Onaway plays Wednesday at Central Lake.

Alcona 65,

Mio 57

MIO-The Mio boys basketball team took a tough loss against Alcona on Friday, 65-57.

After the first quarter, Alcona was leading 18-9. Mio gained the lead in the half at 29-28. Alcona caught up and surpassed Mio in the third quarter, with a score of 43-41.

Alcona’s leading scorers were Jordan Steiner with 19 points and Tim Hutchinson with ten.

Mio’s leading scorer was Ben Lubitz with 35 points.

Mio plays at home on Tuesday against Hillman.

Hale 69,

Posen 40

POSEN – The Posen boys basketball team suffered a tough loss on Friday, falling to Hale 69-40.

Jared Sharpe led the Vikings with 15 points and Travis Sharpe added 11 points in the losing effort.

Tawas 68,

Pinconning 41

TAWAS-The Tawas boys basketball team won against Pinconning on Friday, 68-41. After the first quarter, Tawas (9-3) led 21-2. The second quarter saw more scoring for Tawas, bringing the score up to 31-12. In the third quarter, Tawas was up twenty points, 47-27.

The leading scorers for Tawas were Adam Moffat with 27 points and Bryce Miles with 18.

The Braves play next Friday against Bay City John Glenn.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Onaway 52, Wolverine 7

GAYLORD-The Onaway girls basketball team earned a blowout win against Wolverine on Friday, with a final score of 52-7.

After the first quarter, Onaway (7-7, 5-5 Ski Valley) had an early lead at 14-4. At the half, Onaway was up 27-4. After the third quarter, Onaway led 52-7.

The leading scorers for Onaway were Jade Galer with 18 points and Madison McLean and Taylor Ehrke with ten points each.

“We set up a good tempo early. We held up defensively. I’m very pleased with the way the girls played tonight,” Onaway girls basketball coach Marty Mix said.

Onaway plays on Tuesday at Forest Area at 5 p.m.