ACC men and women lose on the road at Henry Ford

DEARBORN — The Alpena Communtiy College women’s basketball team got off to a slow start on Thursday before putting together a strong second half, but in the end it wasn’t enough as the Lumberjacks fell to Henry Ford Community College by a final score of 80-71.

“We came out and played a little timid at first and weren’t aggressive enough,” ACC coach Bobby Allen said. “We have been coming our early in games and have been getting punched in the mouth. We need to start off by throwing the first punch and getting off to a better start.”

After being held to just 27 first half points, the Lumberjacks found ways to score points as four Lumberjacks scored in double figures on the night.

Jasmyn Schultz led Alpena with 20 points. Shelby Seaver finished with a monster night, recording a double-double with 15 points and 21 rebounds. Taylor Livingston and Brooke Nguyen each added 11 points apiece and Dakota Prevo chipped in with four points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort.

“We had too many turnovers early and that hurt us tonight,” Allen said. “The girls continue working hard and we understand what we have to do in order to get better. I also have to do a better job putting them in a position to be successful.”

The ACC men were also on the receiving of a loss, falling to Henry Ford by a score of 89-41.

The Lumberjacks had a hard time getting much to fall in what was another frustrating night.

Tim Hopkins led Alpena with 15 points. Logan Guenther recorded a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

“We couldn’t hit a bucket from anywhere on the floor,” ACC coach Mark Jacobs said. “That was the storyline tonight.”

The ACC men and women will both return home to Park Arena on Saturday.

The Lumberjacks will host St. Clair Community College.

Both the men and women will still be in search of their first wins on the sesason.