Hillman stays undefeated; Posen, Fairview win in routs

MIO-Despite a 38-point effort from Ben Lubitz, the Hillman boys basketball team remained undefeated on the season after beating Mio 66-55 for its 40th straight North Star League win on Tuesday.

Hillman (13-0, 9-0 North Star League) led 33-30 at halftime, despite battling some foul trouble that saw starters Seth Knaggs, Gunnar Libby and Dylan Steinke collect three fouls each before halftime.

“We really battled some foul trouble in the first half. Our bench players did a nice job of weathering the storm,” Hillman coach Eric Muszynski said. “Hats off to Mio, they played really well.”

Libby led Hillman with 19 points, Steinke had 16 and Billy Kolcan had 16 points and eight rebounds.

Hillman led 46-43 after three quarter and closed out the game by outscoring the Thunderbolts 20-15 in the fourth quarter.

Lubitz added 16 rebounds for Mio in the losing effort.

“The second half was the difference,” Muszynski said. “At this point in the year we’re doing a nice job with the little things and fine tuning some things in our game.”

Mio is 7-7 overall and 6-5 in league play.

Hillman hosts Alcona on Friday.

Posen 58, Atlanta 24

ATLANTA-Travis Sharpe scored 25 points and the Posen boys basketball team ended a two-game losing streak on Tuesday with a 58-24 win over Atlanta.

Posen (5-9, 4-6 North Star League) took control of the game early, racing out to a 24-7 lead after one quarter and upped the lead to 46-13 at halftime.

Sharpe added 11 points and seven assists on the night. Izaiah Hincka added eight points for the Vikings, Florian Singler had seven and Jared Sharpe had five steals.

Austin Corbin led Atlanta (3-13, 0-9 NSL) with 11 points and Reece Wood added eight.

“It was pretty bad. Absolutely nothing went right,” Atlanta coach Kevin Haren said. “I know we’re young, but it seems to be up and down (this season).”

Posen hosts Rogers City on Thursday and Atlanta hosts Au Gres on Friday.

Fairview 70,

Burt Lake NMC 22

FAIRVIEW-The Fairview boys basketball team made quick work of Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian on Tuesday, winning 70-32.

Seth Cleeves had 19 points for Fairview (8-5) and Drake Willobee added 16 points while Jeremy Fleszar had 13.

Fairview led 25-8 after one quarter and 40-10 at halftime, limiting Burt Lake to less than 10 points in each quarter.


Onaway 50,

Forest Area 30

FIFE LAKE-Jade Galer scored 26 points and the Onaway girls basketball team earned its third straight victory after a 50-30 win over Fife Lake Forest Area on Tuesday.

Onaway (8-7, 6-5 Ski Valley) got going early and built a 12-3 lead after one quarter. That led stretched to 25-11 at halftime and 39-19 after three quarters.

“One of our main things that led us was our pressure,” Onaway coach Marty Mix said. “Even when we switching some things up and brought some different players in, the girls still played hard.”

Kennedy Crawford added 10 points for the Cardinals.

Onaway hosts Inland Lakes on Thursday.