Onaway falls to Central Lake at the buzzer
CENTRAL LAKE — After leading nearly the entire way, the Onaway boys basketball team suffered a heartbreaking defeat as they lost 65-64 on Monday to Central Lake as the Trojans won on a buzzer-beating three to stun the Cardinals.
Onaway led after every quarter except the fourth and collapsed late as they held a two point lead with eight seconds left when Central Lake inbounded the ball and hit the game-winning three as the buzzer went off.
“We were sloppy late. We didn’t take real good care of the basketball for about the last minute and a half and we got lazy on defense,” Onaway head coach Eddy Szymoniak said. “We had a defensive breakdown and some miscommunication on the inbound in the final seconds and it cost us.”
The Cardinals continued to get stellar play out of Trevor Wregglesworth who poured in 35 points and ripped down 10 rebounds to record a double-double. Kelli Russel added 19 points and Kevin Pearson chipped in with eight points.
Onaway falls to 2-3 overall on the season and will travel to Mancelona on Thursday.
Rogers City 61
WHITTEMORE — The Rogers City boys basketball team put together a strong effort on the road against Whittemore-Prescott on Monday, but in the end, the Hurons were unable to finish the job and fell by a final score of 69-61.
Rogers City held a 26-23 halftime lead, but the second half proved to be the difference as the Hurons had no answer for Whittemore.
“We played well for three quarters, but we just couldn’t finish them off,” Rogers City head coach Matt Ponik said. “Turnovers and missed easy shots doomed us tonight.”
Whittemore’s Dana Thorson led all scorers with a game high 25 points and Tanner Harrison added 12 points.
The Hurons were led by Phil Grambau who poured in 21 points in the losing effort. Nick Freel added 10 points.
Rogers City falls to 1-4 overall on the year. The Hurons will be back in action on Thursday when they host Mio.
MIO — The Oscoda boys basketball team pulled out a victory on Monday in what was a closely contested game on the road against Mio as the Owls won by a final score of 47-46.
It was a games of runs as Oscoda jumped out to an early 23-7 lead at the end of one quarter.
Mio fought its way back, but in the end, the Owls were able to hang on for the one point win.
Grant Heubel led Oscoda with 18 points. Owen Franklin finished with 11 points and Brayden Mallak chipped in with nine points.
The Owls improve to 5-2 overall on the season and will take the court again on Thursday in a important matchup at home against Hillman.