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Posen earns comeback win at Rogers City

ROGERS CITY — Lucas Stone scored 15 of his team high 21 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Posen boys basketball team to a 49-40 comeback victory over Rogers City on Tuesday.

The Vikings let a halftime lead slip away in the third quarter and it was the Hurons holding a 32-26 lead heading to the fourth.

Stone caught fire and Posen picked up the intensity, regained a lead and the Vikings eventually went on to defeat their Presque Isle rivals

“It was a good all-around performance for us,” Posen coach Chris Keller said. “We had the lead and fell behind in the third quarter, but I though we managed the clock well when we needed to and credit to all of our guys on this victory tonight.”

Posen improves to 7-4 and will travel to Fairview on Friday.

Mio 63,

Hillman 34

MIO — The Hillman boys basketball team had no answer for Drew Hess on Tuesday as Hess scored a game high 33 points to lead Mio to a 63-34 victory.

The Tigers trailed by just one point after the opening quarter, but a strong second quarter from the Thunderbolts gave them a 31-21 lead at the break and the second half, Mio broke the game wide open as the Thunderbolts connected on 13 three point shots in the game.

“We had a drought in the second half and the wheels kind of fell off,” Hillman coach Eric Muszynski said. “The scoreboard doesn’t reflect how we played because we did do some good things, but we didn’t do a good job defending the perimeter. It was just a tough game against a very good team.”

The Tigers were led by Nash Steinke who scored 11 points and had five steals. Gunner Mellingen finished with eight points and Dawson Ableidinger ripped down 10 rebounds.

Hillman is now 3-7 overall on the year and will have another tough test at Hale on Friday.

Oscoda 71,

Fairview 29

FAIRVIEW — The Oscoda boys basketball team continued to roll on Tuesday night, blowing out Fairview 71-29.

Owen Franklin led the Owls with 25 points and Brayden Mallak scored 23 points of his own in the rout.

Oscoda improves to 10-0 on the year and the Owls will travel to Mio on Friday for a North Star League showdown.

Hale 78,

Alcona 49

LINCOLN — Joseph Kimmerer continues to prove why he’s one of the top all around players in the area as he poured in 30 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and dished out six assists in Hale’s 78-49 road win at Alcona on Tuesday.

Along with Kimmerer, David Wanty scored 15 points and had six assists. Keaton Ludwig finished with 11 points and Garrett Beebe scored seven points and ripped down 16 rebounds.

Alcona was led by Dominic Howe who scored 15 points and DJ Howe chipped in with 13 points.

Inland Lakes 70,

Onaway 47

INDIAN RIVER — A second half collapse doomed the Onaway boys basketball team on Tuesday as the Cardinals fell on the road at Inland Lakes by a score of 70-47.

Both teams were tied after one quarter and the Cardinals trailed by just five at the break, but the second half belonged to the Bulldogs.

Kevin Pearson paced Onaway with 23 points. Jager Mix added 13 points and Spencer Nash chipped in with nine points.

The Cardinals fall to 1-8 overall and will travel to Pellston on Friday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Onaway 47,

Inland Lakes 19

INDIAN RIVER — The Onaway girls basketball team came away with a 47-19 win on the road on Tuesday.

The Cardinals jumped out to a 17-0 lead after one quarter and never looked back.

Jillian Chaskey led the Cardinals with 15 points and Brea Domke added 11 points.

Onaway improves to 6-5 overall and will host Central Lake on Thursday.

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