PREP ROUNDUP: Posen boys, girls basketball teams victorious at Atlanta
ATLANTA — Despite a three week layoff, the Posen girls basketball team looked solid on Monday as the Vikings earned their first win of the new year in a convincing win on the road against Atlanta, knocking off the Huskies 63-35.
“We started slow, but this is what happens when you have 21 days off,” Posen coach Karl Momrik said. “We had to shake off the rust early tonight and missed some easy shots and we’ll have to continue working on that.”
Posen was led by Makayla Kamyszek who scored a team high 14 points. Elena Kalbitzer finished with 12 points and Faith Cousins added 10 points.
“Posen was more prepared than us tonight and they really pounded us on the boards and that’s what led them to big victory tonight,” Atlanta coach Jeremy Kobielus said.
The Huskies were paced by Jordan Kobielus who scored 14 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out four assists and blocked three shots. Tanaysja Tidwell added nine points and four assists and Abbey LaPorte chipped in with eight points and eight rebounds.
Both teams will be back in action and on the road Friday as Posen (5-1, 4-1 NSL) travels to Hale and Atlanta (1-4, 0-4 NSL) takes on Fairview.
ATLANTA — The Posen boys basketball team was pushed to the limit on Monday night in Atlanta, but the Vikings were able to come out on top by a final of 48-40.
Posen jumped out to an early 14-6 lead after one quarter, but the Huskies battled back and cut the lead to one after a buzzer-beating three to send them into the half trailing 24-23.
Atlanta trailed 40-36 after three and took the lead at two different points in the fourth quarter, but Posen took the lead back and converted free-throws down the stretch to put the game away.
“We came out and struggled a bit early, but our intensity picked up and we settled in a hung with them the rest of the way,” Atlanta coach Kevin Haren said. “We played with confidence most of the night and had the lead at different points late in the game, but then Posen pulled away and made free-throws late.”
The Huskies were led by Zach Roux who recorded a double-double, scoring 14 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking for shots. Aaron Cuzzort finished with 11 points, two assists and a pair of rebounds.
Atlanta falls to 2-3 on the year and 1-2 in North Star League play.
The Huskies return to the court on Friday when they travel to Fairview.
Rogers City 36
ROGERS CITY — The Oscoda boys basketball team remained unbeaten and looked sharp earning their fourth win in as many games.
The Owls blew out Rogers City by a final of 70-36.
Owen Franklin led the way scoring 22 points for the Owls. Brayden Mallak finished with 17 points and Gabe Kellstrom and Mike Gepfrey each added nine points apiece.
Oscoda improves to 4-0 on the year and will travel to Alcona on Friday for their next contest.