Nic Taratuta scores career-high in Hillman win

HILLMAN–Nic Taratuta scored a career-high 25 points to lead the Hillman boys basketball team to a 74-42 win over Fairview on Saturday.

Hillman (5-9) led from start to finish and earned a win for the second time in three games. The Tigers led 20-8 after one quarter and continued to build their lead from there.

Kory Henigan added 17 points and eight rebounds for Hillman and Sean Henigan had a career-high 10 points.

Hillman will host Au Gres Monday and is looking to avenge a 54-51 loss to the Wolverines early in the season.

Posen 72, Atlanta 25

POSEN–Jared Sharpe scored 21 points and 10 out of Posen’s 12 players scored during a 72-25 win over Atlanta on Saturday.

Sharpe added six rebounds and seven steals and Jeremy Misiak had 13 points, eight rebounds, six assists and six steals in Posen’s win.

“We came out just real aggressive, like we have for the past several games,” Posen coach Chris Keller said. “Back in December I noticed we weren’t coming out in the first quarter and going after people. That’s something we talk about every year and (lately) we’ve come out in the first quarter and come at people.”

Sam Brunet also had a big night for Posen, finishing with 10 points and seven rebounds.

Posen (9-6) led 17-2 after one quarter and kept building its lead from there. The Vikings led 41-10 at halftime and 55-22 after three quarters.

Aaron Cuzzort led the Huskies with 13 points.

Posen plays at Hale on Tuesday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Posen 75, Atlanta 20

POSEN–The Posen girls basketball team hasn’t gotten a chance to play very much in the last few weeks on account of the weather.

But the Vikings don’t seem to be affected much.

Brooke Ciarkowski scored 17 points and five Posen players reached double figures in a 75-20 win over Atlanta on Saturday.

Posen led 14-6 after one quarter, but took off in the second quarter, outscoring the Huskies 25-3 to take a 39-9 halftime lead.

Saturday’s game was just the second game for the Vikings since Jan. 24

Hannah Stone and Riley Krajniak each added 14 points for Posen (8-7), Anissa Eagling chipped in with 11 and Makayla Kamyszek added 10.

“It was nice to get some of our young kids some playing time,” Posen coach Karl Momrik said.

The Huskies (3-11) were playing just their second game since Jan. 21 and couldn’t find any sort of rhythm on Saturday.

“It was a real rough game. We’ve had two practices in two weeks and it showed,” Atlanta coach Jeremy Kobielus said. “We were fatigued from beginning to end.”

Jordan Kobielus led Atlanta with nine points, six rebounds and two blocks.

Both teams are back in action on Monday.

Atlanta hosts Fairview and Posen hosts Hale.