Hillman girls clinch share of NSL title

OSCODA — The Hillman girls basketball team clinched at least a share of a North Star League title on Monday as they defeated Oscoda 63-50.

A big second quarter propelled the Tigers to victory as they held a 43-29 lead at the half.

Lyndsey Ryba led Hillman with 16 points. Andrea Taratuta finished with 14 points and Brooke Jones added 13 points.

Katelyn Etherton led all scorers with a game high 22 points and Lauren Langley added 19 points for the Owls.

Hillman wins its 17th game in a row and improves to 17-1 overall on the year and 14-0 in NSL play.

The Tigers will have a chance to secure their fourth consecutive league championship on Thursday when they host Rogers City.

Rogers City 53,

Mio 29

MIO — The Rogers City girls basketball team earned a big win over Mio on Monday as they defeated the Thunderbolts by a score of 53-29.

Kayla Rabeau led the Hurons with a game high 17 points as 11 of the 12 players on Rogers City’s roster scored in the win.

Mio was led by Claudia Wilson with 12 points.

Rogers City improves to 13-3 overall on the year and 13-0 in North Star League play.

The Hurons will look to spoil Hillman’s chances at an outright league title and put themselves in position for a possible share of the championship when they travel to Hillman on Thursday.

Posen 55,

Au Gres 46

AU GRES — Despite trailing heading into the fourth quarter, the Posen girls basketball team continues to find ways to win as they put together a big fourth quarter and defeated Au Gres 55-46.

“Au Gres had one of their big scoreres foul out and our defense took over in the fourth quarter and forced turnovers late,” Posen head coach Karl Momrik said. “Au Gres played tough as always. It’s always tough to come play here, but our girls played well.”

The Vikings outscored Au Gres 22-9 in the final quarter to earn the victory.

Cami LaTulip continues her quest for 1,000 points as she scored 25 on Monday and now sits at 972 career points.

Brooke Ciarkowski added 17 points.

Au Gres was led by Brianna Frehling who scored 16 points and Gina Dewald chipped in with 11.

Posen improves to 10-6 overall and 9-3 in North Star League play.

The Vikings with be back in action Wednesday when they host the same Au Gres team.

The Posen JV team also defeated Au Gres by a score of 38-16.

Lizzy Romel led they way with 14 points.

Fairview 46, Atlanta 15

ATLANTA–The Atlanta girls basketball team got off to an ok start on Monday, but struggled to score down the stretch and lost to Fairview 46-15.

Atlanta trailed 21-9 at halftime.

“We had a lot of good shots, but it seemed like there was a lid on the basket,” Atlanta coach Jeremy Kobielus said. “We played hard, but we couldn’t get the ball in the hoop.”

Hailee Brown had six points and eight rebounds for Atlanta and Jacey Berndt had five points and three steals.

Atlanta plays at Hale on Friday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Fairview 22,

Atlanta 57

ATLANTA — The Atlanta boys basketball team suffered a tough defeat on Monday as they fell to Fairview by a score of 62-57.

Austin Corbin led the Huskies with 22 points and Reece Wood finished with 14 points.

Tawas 74,

Houghton Lake 66

TAWAS — The Tawas boys basketball team got off to a hot start in the opening quarter and held on for a 74-66 win over Houghton Lake on Monday.

“We played really well offensively. Our shots went in tonight and we moved the ball well,” Tawas head coach Todd Kaems said.

Michael Anderson led Tawas with 20 points. Owen Irvin finished with 17 points and Noah Davis chipped added 15 points.

The Braves are now 5-10 overall on the year and will be back in action today when they travel to Hale.

GIRLS BOWLING

Alcona finishes regular season

The Alcona girls bowling team competed Saturday at Hi Skore Lanes in West Branch.  The first match was against Bay City All Saints Cougars. The Tigers split the baker games 274-271 and in the team games Alcona swept both games with a total of 1,398 to the Cougars 1,299. Alcona won 22-8 in final scoring. Courtney Jones led Alcona with a 190. 

In it’s second match, Alcona bowled against Charlton Heston. The Tigers split the baker games with both teams bowling a score of 247 and Alcona lost the team games 1,314 to 1,285. Charlton Heston won in the final scoring 21-9. Raegen Eller led Alcona with a 164.

Alcona finished the regular season in third place and will bowl in the conference singles tournament on Saturday in Bay City.

BOYS BOWLING

Alcona bowls in West Branch

The Alcona boys bowling team had two matches in West Branch Saturday to finish league play.

The Bay City All Saints and a position round for the last team match in league ‘s season.

In the first baker game, Brenden Hudgins, Jason Sweet, Ethan Brandt, Alex Harmon and Kyle Harder, rotating for one game, the Tigers won the game 155-135. In the second baker game Justin Smigelski took Hudgins spot the Tigers won 158 to 115. The Tigers scored 4 points for each game and 2 points for total points, a total of 10,

In the first set of individual games Smigelski won 123 to 93, Sweet won 122 to 85, Brandt won 156 to 132, Harmon won 155 to 143 and Harder won 185 to 150. In the second individual game Hudgins won 169 to 77, Sweet lost 143 to 140, Brandt won 160 to 108, Harmon won 199 to 192 and Harder won 174 to 117.

The Tigers won the match 29 to 1.

In the position match the Tigers were in fourth place and were matched up against Ogemaw Heights. In the first baker game, Alcona won 200 to 191. They won the second game 219-83.

In the first individual games Sweet lost 252 to 169, Hudgins won 157 to 126, Brandt won 199 to 167, Harmon won 207 to 194 and Harder won 226 to 201. The Tigers won 8 out of 9 points for the games to give them a total of 18 points, secure the win of the match. In the second games Sweet lost 169 to 144, Hudgins lost 212 to 164, Brandt lost 221 to 156, Harmon lost 201 to 176 and Harder lost 203 to 148.

The Tigers moved up to a tie for second place with Whittemore Prescott, but the Tigers placed third with a lower total pin fall for the season.