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PREP ROUNDUP—Wildcats fall to Kingsford in OT

TRAVERSE CITY — The Alpena High hockey team suffered a tough defeat on Friday in the finale of the Bay Reps Showcase in Traverse City.

The Wildcats put together a solid two days of hockey, but finished on the losing end of an overtime defeat as Alpena fell to Kingsford by a final of 3-2.

Kingsford scored the game-winning goal with 5:30 left in the overtime period to skate away with the win.

The Wildcats trailed 1-0 after one period, but tied the game in the second on a goal from Cam Young with an assist from Blaise Keller.

Alpena found themselves trailing 2-1 after two periods and late in the third the Wildcats capatilized on a power play opportunity when Evan Kraenzlein found the back of the net with five minutes to go in regulation.

“It was a good two days of hockey. We’re heading in the right direction,” Alpena coach Chris Limback said. “It was our second game of the tournament and Kingsford’s first and you could tell that we just looked the more tired team. We need to keep moving forward and there is still so much for us to learn. We just need to keep pushing.”

The Wildcats are 3-9-2 overall on the year and will have two games next week against Big North Conference rival Gaylord in a home and home as they host the Blue Devils Wednesday and travel to Gaylord on Friday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Atlanta 43,

Fairview 28

FAIRVIEW–Another stellar performance from Zach Roux allowed the Atlanta boys basketball team to chalk up another W.

Roux had 17 points, 11 rebounds and 12 steals to lead the Huskies to a 43-28 win on Friday.

The win puts the Huskies (3-3) back at .500 and Atlanta coach Kevin Haren credited Roux’s performance as important to the victory.

“He was insane tonight. We were struggling with shooting tonight and Zach was getting it done. He was the main reason we won the game,” Haren said. “He wasn’t blocking one guy, he was blocking everyone.”

Aaron Cuzzort added 13 points, four assists and two steals for the Huskies, who host Wolverine on Monday.

GIRLS

BASKETBALL

Fairview 33,

Atlanta 22

FAIRVIEW — Kaitlyn Bowers finished with a game high 19 points and the Fairview Eagles defeated the Atlanta Huskies by a final score of 33-22 on Friday night.

Fairview jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after a low scoring first quarter and held a eight point halftime lead.

The Huskies tried to fight their way back into the game and cut the lead to six after three quarters, but the fourth quarter was the difference as Fairview outscored Atlanta 7-2 to come away with a victory.

Tanaysja Tidwell paced the Huskies with nine points.

Fairview is 2-4 overall on the season and will be back in action on Monday when the Eagles host Charleton Heston.