Tigers top Mio to stretch streak to 15

HILLMAN–Chalk up another win for the Hillman girls basketball team.

Lyndsey Ryba scored 22 points, Andrea Taratuta added 11 and the Tigers earned their 15th straight win on Monday, defeating Mio 59-26 at home.

Hillman (15-1, 12-0 North Star League) led 13-6 after one quarter and outscored Mio 16-4 in the second quarter to lead 29-10 at halftime.

Hillman led 46-26 after three quarters and outscored Mio 13-0 over the final eight minutes.

Defensively, we played pretty well. In the second quarter we made a couple of adjustments that worked well for us and I thought we shared the ball well,” Hillman coach John Kuzewski said.

Lauren Kuffel led Mio with eight points.

Hillman inched closer to clinching the North Star League’s Big Dipper division title with Monday’s win, but Kuzewski said the Tigers are only focused on the next game.

“We’re on a streak, but the girls are doing a good job staying focused on one game at a time,” Kuzewski said.

Hillman plays at Alcona on Thursday.

Rogers City 43,

Alcona 27

ROGERS CITY–Kayla Rabeau finished a rebound shy of a double-double and the Rogers City girls basketball team pulled away in the the third quarter to beat Alcona on Monday, 43-27.

Rogers City (10-3, 10-1 North Star League) led 14-12 after one quarter and 21-15 at halftime, but cranked up its defensive efforts to eventually take control of the game.

The Hurons outscored Alcona 15-6 in the third quarter and 7-6 in the fourth quarter.

“In the third quarter our press got to them a little bit,” Rogers City coach Duane Pitts said. “At one point we had an 11-point lead and we were in control from there.”

Rabeau finished with 17 points and nine rebounds. Taylor Fleming and Hannah Fleming each added six points for the Hurons.

Taylor Livingston led Alcona (9-6, 7-4 NSL) with 15 points and Hailee Gordy added nine.

Rogers City hosts Hale on Wednesday and plays at Whittemore-Prescott on Thursday.

Posen 64, Atlanta 10

ATLANTA–Cami LaTulip scored 25 points and every player scored for the Posen girls basketball as the Vikings defeated Atlanta 64-10 on Monday.

Posen (8-6, 7-3 North Star League) led 46-5 at halftime and got 10 points from Brianna Kuffel in the victory.

Atlanta (1-13, 0-9 NSL) sat its starters and Huskies coach Jeremy Kobielus said Atlanta played its eighth and ninth graders in an effort to see where it needs to improve for next season.

Christina Crane had two points, two rebounds and a block for Atlanta.

Both teams are back in action on Friday. Atlanta plays at Au Gres and Posen plays at Whittemore-Prescott.


Alcona girls split matches in West Branch

WEST BRANCH–The Alcona girls bowling team competed Saturday at Hi Skore Lanes in West Branch. 

Alcona’s first match was against the Charlton Heston Patriots.  The Tigers dominated both baker games350-252 and again in team games 1,536 to 1,165. Alcona led the final scoring 28 to 2. Emily Hoffman led Alcona with a 217 and Samantha Jarosz led the Patriots with a 148.

For the second match, the Tigers took on Oscoda.  The Tigers lost both baker games 304-266 and lost the team games 1,604-1,443. Oscoda led 28-2 in the final scoring. Raegen Eller led Alcona with a 188 and Erin Senn led Oscoda with a 201.

The Tigers travel back to West Branch on Saturday to compete against the Bay City All Saints Cougars at 11 a.m. followed by the season final position round.


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