Wildcats came up just short vs. Cadillac

CADILLAC–The Alpena boys basketball team came up just short on Friday, falling to Cadillac 58-55.

The Wildcats 4-3 (0-3 Big North) came out quick offensively, scoring 20 points in the first quarter to take a two-point lead at the end of one. The game went back and forth from there, but Cadillac was able to finish it out in the end.

“We had a really nice start in the first quarter,” Alpena coach John Pintar said. “Then we kind of fell back defensively in the second, and it was a back and forth game from there. They made a lot of big shots and we made some mistakes and that was the difference. We had a chance to tie it with a three at the end, but we missed it.”

Chris DeRocher had a big night, leading the Wildcats with 28 points.

Alpena’s J.V. team beat the Vikings 45-37. Kelley Stark led the Wildcats with 20 points.

Alpena’s freshmen team was also victorious, beating Cadillac 50-43. Ryan Lee led Alpena with 20 points and Chris Dault added eight.

The Wildcats will return to action when they play at Ogemaw Heights on Monday.

Fairview 57,

Atlanta 42

FAIRVIEW–The Atlanta boys basketball team had a tough time on the road Friday, falling to Fairview 57-42.

The Huskies (1-4) fell behind early and trailed 35-23 at the half.

“We just got outplayed tonight,” Atlanta coach Kevin Haren said. “We committed some turnovers and they just frustrated us.”

Aaron Cuzzort led the Huskies with 16 points and Austin Corbin added eight.

Atlanta returns to action when it hosts Posen on Monday.

GIRLS

BASKETBALL

Fairview 38,

Atlanta 18

FAIRVIEW–The Atlanta girls basketball team took one on the chin Friday, losing at Fairview 38-18.

Jacey Berndt led the Huskies (0-6) with 10 points.

Atlanta will host to Posen on Monday.

Hillman 69, Oscoda 44

HILLMAN–The Hillman girls basketball team earned a big win on Friday, defeating Oscoda 69-44.

The Tigers 8-1 (5-0 North Star League) started out fast, taking a 20-point lead into the half and they never looked back from there.

“I was really pleased with the effort tonight,” Hillman coach John Kuzewski said. “Oscoda is a good team, and they like to run. I thought we did a really good job of slowing their run game and controlling the pace. I’m proud of the team tonight.”

Lindsey Ryba led the Tigers with 18 points, while Brooke Jones added 17 and Eve LaFleche chipped in 16.

Hillman plays at Rogers City on Thursday.