Momrik reaches 199th win in Posen victory

HALE — Posen head coach Karl Momrik is now just one victory shy of an impressive milestone as his Lady Vikings earned a 54-37 victory over Hale on Monday.

Posen’s win was also Momrik’s 199th victory as head coach.

The Vikings put together a strong effort and came away with another North Star League win.

The Vikings were led by Riley Krajniak who scored 11 points, Brooke Ciarkowski finished with 10 points and Makayla Kamyszek added nine points.

Posen improves to 9-7 overall and 7-4 in NSL play.

The Vikings return home on Thursday with a chance for a special night in Posen as Momrik can reach 200 career wins in a Vikings win and Posen can wrap up the NSL Little Dipper division with a win against rival Hillman.

“We played solid ball all night and we just keep showing improvement and becoming a good basketball team,” Momrik said. “I’m looking forward to Thursday. It has potential to be a special night for Posen. It means a lot to me, but it’s all about the players because they are the ones who put in all of the hard work.”

Hillman 53,

Au Gres 29

AU GRES — The Hillman girls basketball team earned a convincing win over Au Gres on Monday, defeating the Wolverines by a final score of 53-29 on Monday.

The Tigers got off to a fast start and never looked back as they got a balanced scoring effort all around as Bailey Schook led Hillman with 15 points and Brooke Jones and Alison Samp each collected 13 points in the winning effort.

“It all started with us moving the ball well tonight. It was a balanced effort all around and I’m very proud of the girls’ effort tonight,” Hillman coach John Kuzewski said.

The Tigers are 6-9 overall on the season and 5-4 in North Star League play.

Hillman will travel to Posen on Thursday.

Fairview 49,

Atlanta 21

ATLANTA — The Atlanta girls basketball team suffered a disappointing 49-21 loss to Fairview on Monday.

“We just didn’t come to play and Fairview ran us off of our own court tonight,” Atlanta coach Jeremy Kobielus said.

The Huskies were led by Tanaysja Tidwell who scored 13 points and had three steals. Marissa Perry added two points, eight rebounds and two blocks.

Atlanta is 3-13 overall on the year and will travel to Whittemore-Prescott on Wednesday.

Oscoda 54,

Alcona 47

LINCOLN — The Oscoda girls basketball team earned a hard fought win over Alcona, defeating the Tigers 54-47.

The contest was back and forth and featured several ties in the final quarter, but the Owls were able to come out on top.

Faith Wallenmaier led Alcona with 15 points, Bri Fogle added 11 points and Hailee Gordy chipped in with seven points.

“I am very happy with the effort we put forth in this game,” Alcona coach Mark Feldhiser said. “It was a great basketball game to be apart of. Oscoda is a good team and we gave them all they wanted.”

Lauren Langley scored a game-high 22 points and Katelyn Etherton finished with 18 points.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Hillman 56,

Au Gres 36

HILLMAN — The Hillman boys basketball team earned a much-needed home victory, defeating Au Gres by a final score of 56-36.

The Tigers put together a strong effort and avenged an early season loss to Au Gres and pick up a convincing win thanks to a solid performance from Kory Henigan, who finished the night with 26 points, 14 rebounds and five steals. Isaac Morrison and Nash Steinke added nine points apiece and Nic Taratuta finished with eight points.

“It was a balanced attack for us tonight. The key for us was our defense,” Hillman coach Eric Muszynski said. “We lost by four over there earlier in the year so this win shows huge improvement for us and we’ve won three of our last four and give credit to the guys, it was nice to avenge this loss.”

The Tigers are now 6-9 overall and 4-7 in North Star League play.

Hillman will return to the court on Wednesday when it travels to Cedarville.

Oscoda 44,

Alcona 39

OSCODA — The Oscoda boys basketball team remained undefeated on Monday by defeating Alcona 44-39.

Nothing came easy however as the Tigers clawed their way back in the fourth quarter, but in the end it wasn’t enough as the Owls held on and improved to 16-0 overall and 10-0 in North Star League play.

Brayden Mallak and Jacob Post led Oscoda with 11 points and Owen Franklin added 10 points.

“It was a similar game to the first meeting in terms of our lack of execution and turnovers,” Alcona coach Ryan Bilbey said. “If we limit the turnovers it would have been a totally different game. I am proud of our second half effort and we battled in the fourth quarter, we just couldn’t quite close out the comeback.”

The Tigers were led by Anatavius Mikazes who scored a game high 13 points and Dominic Howe collected 11 points.

Oscoda will be back in action on Friday when the Owls host Whittemore-Prescott.

A win Friday would guarantee the Owls at least a share of the North Star League Big-Dipper division championship and it would be Oscoda’s first conference championship in basketball since the 1990-1991 season and also tie the schools regular season wins record at Oscoda with 17 set back in the 1975-1976 season.

Fairview 53,

Atlanta 49

FAIRVIEW — A rough second half hurt the Atlanta boys basketball team in a 53-49 loss to Fairview on Monday.

The Huskies held a nine point halftime lead, but ran into foul trouble in the second half and let a lead slip away late.

“We played fairly well in the first half and held a lead, but fouls hurt us in the second half and it really hurt us,” Atlanta coach Kevin Haren said.

The Huskies were led Zach Roux who scored 16 points and Aaron Cuzzort finished with 14 points.

Atlanta is 9-7 overall and will be back in action on Wednesday when it travels to Whittemore-Prescott.