Wregglesworth scores 39 as Cardinals edge Bulldogs in SVC opener

ONAWAY–Trevor Wregglesworth scored 39 points, Lucas Tollini recorded a double-double and the Onaway boys basketball edged Inland Lakes 69-67 on Tuesday for a win in its Ski Valley Conference opener.

Onaway (1-1, 1-0 Ski Valley) trailed by double digits in the fourth quarter before making some defensive adjustments and taking the fight to the Bulldogs.

The Cardinals outscored Inland Lakes 19-10 in the final quarter to pull out the win.

“Our defense was key, especially in the fourth quarter and the second quarter. The second quarter brought us back into the game, we went to a full-court man defense and really locked down on them,” Onaway coach Eddy Szymoniak said. “One thing about this team is it feeds off of Lucas, his will and his drive to not give up.”

Tollini had 13 points and 18 rebounds in the win and Trevor Wregglesworth added seven rebounds in edition to his big offensive night.

Inland Lakes led 16-10 after one quarter, 32-31 at halftime and 57-50 after three quarters.

“It was a team effort tonight,” Szymoniak said. “Everybody at one point or another came in and made a big play for us.”

GIRLS

BASKETBALL

Rogers City 70,

Oscoda 42

ROGERS CITY–A strong defensive effort and plenty of offense propelled the Rogers City girls basketball team to another victory.

Taylor Fleming scored 24 points and added 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals as the Hurons defeated Oscoda 70-42 on Tuesday. Hannah Fleming added 13 points, nine rebounds, six steals and three assists; Jayna Hance chipped in with 10 points, five steals and three assists.

Rogers City (3-0) led 16-8 after one quarter and continued to build its lead from there. The Hurons led 38-15 at halftime and 60-24 after three quarters.

“We were really happy with things tonight. Our press was working really well,” Rogers City coach Duane Pitts said. “We shared the ball really well and really got after it defensively.”

Lauren Langley led Oscoda (3-1) with 15 points and Katelyn Etherton added 13.

Rogers City will play at Harbor Springs next Thursday. The game was originally scheduled for Dec. 14.

Alcona 42, Mio 39

MIO–The Alcona girls basketball team hung on for a hard-fought victory over Mio on Tuesday, defeating the Thunderbolts 42-39 at Mio High School.

Taylor Livingston scored 16 points for the Tigers and Megan Grove added 10 as Alcona led after every quarter, but wasn’t able to pull away at any point. Alcona led 11-8 after one quarter, 19-15 at halftime and 29-26 after three quarters.

It was a tough game and we were  able to do enough to come away with the win on the road,” Alcona coach Mark Feldhiser said. “We didn’t shoot the ball especially well but hung in there and did the job on defense.”

Alcona’s JV team won 37-29. Anna Loyer had 11 for Alcona and Liz Henderson had 10.

Posen 59, Hale 36

HALE–Cami LaTulip returned from illness to score 18 points and the Posen girls basketball team broke a three-game losing streak with a 59-36 win over Hale on Tuesday.

Posen (2-3, 1-2 North Star League) led 13-6 and 26-19 at halftime. The Vikings added to their lead, outscoring Hale 15-5 for a 41-24 lead.

“We’re very happy to get a Little Dipper win,” Posen coach Karl Momrik said. “Hale’s one of the up-and-coming teams in the league. We did a great job moving the ball around to the right people and hitting a lot of open shots.

Posen plays at Hillman in a non-conference game on Thursday.

Posen’s JV team defeated Hale 57-30 for its fifth straight win. Lizzy Romel led Posen with 17 points, Makayla Kamyszek added 12 and Karina Rac had 10.