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PREP ROUNDUP: Oscoda boys blow out fifth-ranked Hale in NSL contest

OSCODA — The Hale boys basketball team entered Monday 6-0 and ranked No. 5 in Division 4 when the first poll of the season was released.

Oscoda on the other hand was unranked in Division 3, but a No. 5 ranking did not scare aware the Owls, it only seemed to motivate them as Oscoda handled Hale by a final score of 64-43.

The Owls (6-0) were led by Brayden Mallak who scored a game high 20 points. Three other Owls scored in double figures as Owen Franklin finished with 12 points, Gabe Kellstrom added 11 points and Michael Gepfrey chipped in with 10 points.

Joseph Kimmerer paced Hale with 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.

The Owls will host Whittemore-Prescott on Thursday.

Atlanta 45,

Wolverine 30

ATLANTA–Aaron Cuzzort scored 18 points to help the Atlanta boys basketball team defeat Wolverine 45-30 on Monday.

Zach Roux added nine points, seven blocks and four rebounds for the Huskies (4-3), who play Hale on Friday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Houghton Lake 50,

Alcona 34

HOUGHTON LAKE — The Alcona girls basketball team suffered a 50-34 loss at Houghton Lake on Monday.

The Bobcats raced out to an early 22-3 first quarter lead and continued to build as they led 46-17 heading into the final quarter and cruised to a lopsided win.

“They (Houghton Lake) came out fast and really took it to us in the first quarter,” Alcona coach Mark Feldhiser said. “We played better after that and I am proud that we didn’t quit.”

Rachel Layton led the Tigers with 11 points.

Alcona will host Rogers City on Friday.

The Alcona JV team defeated Houghton Lake in a low scoring 23-18 final.

Emily Lobaugh scored six points and Sierra West added five points.

Fairview 42,

Charlton Heston 20

FAIRVIEW — Kaitlyn Bowers poured in 21 points, outscored Charlton Heston Academy by herself and led the Fairview girls basketball team to a 42-20 win on Monday night.

The Eagles trailed by one after the opening quarter, but caught fire in the second quarter to take a halftime lead.

Fairview allowed just five points in the second half and closed the game with a 15-2 fourth quarter to come away victorious.

Jaedyn Winton finished with 12 points for the Eagles (3-4)

Oscoda 49,

Alcona 27

OSCODA — The Oscoda girls basketball team defeated North Star League rival Alcona on Friday by a final score of 49-27.

Lauren Langley led the Owls with a game high 18 points and Macy Kellstrom finished with 10 points.

Oscoda improved to 6-2 overall on the year and will be back in action today at Bay City John Glenn.

St. Ignace 83,

Rogers City 13

ST. IGNACE–The Rogers City girls basketball had a rough night on Friday, losing to Division 4 powerhouse St. Ignace 83-13.

Kyley LaFleche led Rogers City with eight points.