PREP ROUNDUP: Four reach double figures in Alpena win
SAULT STE. MARIE–Kelley Stark scored 16 points, Jadon Duncan added 15 and four members of the Alpena High boys basketball team finished in double figures as the Wildcats defeated Sault Ste. Marie 72-48 on Tuesday.
Jack Schmanski had 12 points and Jordan Schultz added 10 for the Wildcats (5-2), who used a strong first half to keep the Blue Devils at bay.
Alpena led 13-9 after one quarter and then outscored Sault 21-5 in the second quarter for a 34-14 halftime lead.
“(The first half) was key. In the first quarter, we got out to a 9-2 lead, they came back and tied it 9-9 and from there our defense stepped it up,” Alpena coach John Pintar said. “Our defense was playing good. In the second half, defensively we got a little careless and gave up too many points, but (early on) our defense set the tone.”
Alpena outscored Sault 38-34 in the second half.
Alpena plays at Cadillac on Friday.
The Wildcats’ JV team won 41-28. Austin Prue led Alpena with 12 points and Andrew Fisher added 10.
Alpena’s freshman team won 64-54. Brady Niedzwiecki and Evan Erickson each had 12 points and Devin Lamay added 10.
Posen 73, Onaway 52
ONAWAY–Cameron Paull’s career night helped propel the Posen boys basketball to victory in a big rivalry game on Tuesday.
Paull scored a career-high 28 points, added seven rebounds and Posen outscored Onaway 27-9 in the fourth quarter to help the Vikings win 73-52 at Onaway High School.
Posen (5-2) trailed 14-11 after one quarter, but rebounded to lead 26-23 at halftime and 46-43 after three quarters. As the Cardinals (0-5) ran into foul trouble in the fourth quarter, Posen took over.
“In the first half, our offensive intensity wasn’t that great and weren’t moving the ball or being patient,” Posen coach Chris Keller said. “In the second half, we upped our defensive intensity, we worked on some full-court things and did some things to take over the game.”
Lucas Stone added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Posen, Eyan Hincka had 10 points and 14 rebounds and Tyler Hincka had 11 points.
Onaway had three players in double figures, led by Kevin Pearson’s 16 points, but the Cardinals lost momentum with leading rebounder Jager Mix on the bench in foul trouble in the fourth quarter.
“I was extremely happy with the way we were moving the ball. But foul trouble got to us,” Onaway coach Eddy Szymoniak said. “Without Jager, our game plan changed and we ran out of gas.”
Mix added 15 points, Spencer Nash had 10 points and Austin Nash had nine points.
Both teams are back in action on Thursday. Posen plays at Hillman and Onaway plays at Mancleona.
Bay City John Glenn 72, Oscoda 32
BAY CITY–The Oscoda girls basketball team took it on the chin on Tuesday, losing to Division 2 Bay City John Glenn 72-32 on Tuesday.
Lauren Langley had 17 points and Macy Kellstrom added nine for the Owls (6-3).
Oscoda plays at Whittemore-Prescott on Friday.