Strong start leads Owls to win over Fairview

OSCODA–Lauren Langley scored 22 points, Katelyn Etherton added 17 and the Oscoda girls basketball team scored early and often on the way to a 65-25 win over Fairview on Tuesday.

Oscoda (2-0) led 21-3 after one quarter and 41-11 at halftime.

Brooke Nowiski added 11 points for the Owls.

“We got the ball to the other end quickly and moved the ball well. We weren’t great shooting the ball, but our press was effective in the first half.”

Katelyn Bowers led Fairview with 11 points and Jaedyn Winton added 10 points.

Oscoda hosts Hale on Friday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Brimley 59,

Onaway 44

ONAWAY–The Onaway boys basketball team fell in its season opener on Tuesday, losing to Brimley 59-44.

Onaway trailed 20-14 after one quarter, 31-24 at halftime and 47-38 after three quarters.

Trevor Wregglesworth led Onaway with 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Lucas Tollini scored six points and added 10 rebounds.

Bay City Central 78, Tawas 49

TAWAS–The Tawas boys basketball team couldn’t keep up with Bay City Central on Tuesday and fell in its season opener 78-49.

Bay City led 18-14 after one quarter and pulled away to a 35-23 halftime lead. Bay City put the game out of reach by outscoring the Braves 26-13 in the third quarter.

“They’re good. They’re big and athletic. I think they go 6-7, 6-5, 6-5 across the front,” Tawas coach Todd Kaems said. “It was a tough opener for us.”

Owen Irvin led Tawas with 26 points and Elias Ramirez paced Bay City with 18 points.

Tawas hosts Alcona on Friday.

Alcona 55, Atlanta 36

ATLANTA–It was a tale of two halves on opening night for the Atlanta and Alcona boys basketball teams. The second half belonged to the Tigers and so did the game. Alcona used a big fourth quarter to defeat Atlanta on Monday by a score of 55-36.

“The first half of the first game of the season is always a little shaky. The guys settled down in the second half,” Alcona coach Ryan Bilbey said. “They showed more patience offensively and played sound half court defense.”

The scored was tied at 11 after one quarter and Atlanta held a one point lead at the half.

Alcona caught fire in the third quarter scoring 19 points and holding the Huskies to just six. The Tigers were just as dominant in the fourth as they closed out the game.

“At one point we had a nine point lead in the first half, but we came out flat in the second half and Alcona took advantage of that,” Atlanta coach Kevin Haren said. “I did see some positives tonight, we just have to protect a lead a little better and play a full four quarters.”

The Huskies were led by Austin Corbin who scored 19 points and Reece Wood added 12 points.

Alex Stephenson, Damion Stewart and Antavius Mikazes each had 10 points for Alcona, Devon Mills added nine and Jordan Steiner chipped in with eight.