PREP ROUNDUP: Alcona runs by Cardinals; Posen boys top Joburg
WHITTEMORE–Liz Henderson scored 16 points and the Alcona girls basketball used a fast start to topple Whittemore-Prescott 48-29 on Tuesday.
Megan Grove added 11 for the Tigers (3-1), who led 14-0 after one quarter, 25-7 at halftime and 38-21 after three quarters.
“We got off to a great start and were able to get good minutes for everyone,” Alpena coach Mark Feldhiser said. “We had another good defensive effort.”
Alcona plays at Grayling on Thursday.
Alcona’s JV team won 35-20 behind 19 points from Avery Wrobel.
Mio 34, Rogers City 32
ROGERS CITY–The Rogers City girls basketball team played another close game on Tuesday, but came up short against Mio, losing 34-32.
In four games this season, the Hurons (1-3) have won one game by two points and lost two of their three games by a combined four points.
Phynix Rickett paced Mio (2-3) with 10 points and Emma Budnick led the Hurons with 10.
Rogers City hosts Boyne City on Thursday.
Posen 65, Joburg 44
POSEN–Despite battling some illness, the Posen boys basketball team won its second game in as many days, defeating Johannesburg-Lewiston 65-44 on Tuesday.
Eyan Hınçka led Posen (3-1) with 18 points and was one of four Vikings to finish in double figures. Lucas Stone added 14 points, AJ Brunet had 12 and Wyatt Romel had 10. Cameron Paull added seven points as seven of the nine players Posen dressed for the game scored.
“Defensive pressure was really the key tonight. We’re a defensive-minded team. We got off to a little bit of a slow start, but we just believe that if we keep up the defensive pressure, good things will happen.”
Posen led 13-9 after one quarter and upped its lead to 30-13 by halftime and 48-34 after three quarters.
“They’ve got to be pretty happy. This group of guys, they care about winning,” Keller said of his players.
Inland Lakes 60, Onaway 48
ONAWAY–The Onaway boys basketball team did some good things in its season opener on Tuesday, but ultimately came up short, losing to Indian River Inland Lakes 60-48.
Onaway trailed 20-10 after one quarter, 32-24 at halftime and 47-36 after three quarters.
“Indian River came out hot right out of the gate. Between that and the size difference (we struggled). We had some foul trouble and that made it hard for us to battle,” Onaway coach Eddy Szymoniak said. “But we played hard and it’s something we can build on.”
Jager Mix led Onaway with 15 points and 12 rebounds; Austin Nash added 12 points and Spencer Nash chipped in with 11.
Onaway plays at Central Lake on Thursday.
Oscoda 56, Tawas 42
TAWAS–Brayden Mallak scored 21 points to help lead the Oscoda boys basketball team to a 56-42 win over Tawas on Tuesday.
Gavin Lueck added 11 for the Owls (3-0) and Owen Franklin had 10.
Noah Davis led Tawas with 18 and Cam Groff added 11.
Oscoda plays at Rogers City on Jan. 6.