Krajniak’s career high, Posen’s second half explosion leads to win
HALE — Riley Krajniak scored a career high 29 points and the Posen girls basketball team erupted for 45 points in the second half to defeat Hale on the road, 74-49 on Monday.
The Vikings led 29-26 at the half, but made adjustments and found its rhythm in a big way in the final two quarters.
“We played better defense and closed out on their shooters,” Posen coach Karl Momrik said. “We took care of the basketball ball and took better shots and really exploded in the second half. Everyone scored tonight and it’s always special when everyone cracks the scoring column. It was a great team win.”
Along with Krajniak, Makayla Kamyszek finished with 13 points and Elena Kalbitzer added 12 points.
Posen improves to 12-2 overall and 8-0 in North Star League Little-Dipper division play.
The Vikings will travel to Mio on Wednesday.
LINCOLN — Monday’s North Star League girls basketball matchup featured a pair of Big-Dipper division rivals and two teams that may see each other in a few weeks once postseason play begins.
Oscoda and Alcona played a much tighter matchup than the first time these two teams met over a month ago when the Owls came away with a 22 point victory.
On Monday, Oscoda needed to fend off the Tigers and they did just that, winning by a final score of 41-34.
“It was a great game and we just came up a bit short,” Alcona coach Mark Feldhiser said.
The Owls held a lead after all four quarters, but were unable to pull away like they did in the previous meeting.
Lauren Langley scored a game high 15 points to pace Oscoda.
Alcona was led by Kelsey Hansen who scored 14 points and Anna Loyer added 11 points.
The Owls secured another Big-Dipper division title, now holding a perfect 7-0 record and improve to 14-3 overall on the season.
Alcona is 11-4 overall on the year and 4-2 in league play.
Oscoda will host Whittemore-Prescott on Thursday and Alcona will travel to Rogers City on Thursday.
Au Gres 23
AU GRES — All Tigers entered the scoring column in Hillman’s 53-23 win over Au Gres on Monday.
Bailey Schook led Hillman with 11 points, Melanie Morrison finished with 10 points and Emma Libby added nine points as the Tigers cruised to victory on the road.
“Everyone scored, everyone chipped in and it was a great team win,” Hillman coach Jenny Taratuta said.
The Tigers improve to 10-4 overall and will host Atlanta on Wednesday.
The Alcona Lady Tigers Bowling Team traveled to Hi Skore Lanes in West Branch on Saturday to compete against Whittemore Prescott and Charlton Heston.
In the first Match the Tigers swept the baker games, bowling a total of 256 to the Cardinals 205. Alcona stayed strong in the team event bowling a total of 1,371 to the Cardinals 1,332. Final scoring: Alcona 24, Whittemore Prescott 6.
High game for Alcona was Isabella Bates with a 203 and high game for Whittemore Prescott was Jayda McKuen with a 180.
In the second match Alcona took on Charlton Heston and the Tigers swept the baker games with a total of 274 to the Patriots 232. For the team event the Tigers dominated by sweeping both team games with a 1,418 to the Patriots 1,174. Final scoring: Alcona 26 1/2, Charlton Heston Academy 3 1/2.
High game for Alcona was Bates bowling a 170 and high for Charlton Heston Academy was Carisa Ryan with a 156.
Alcona’s next game is this coming Saturday when the Lady Tigers will travel to Tawas Lanes to take on Tawas, Oscoda and Whittemore Prescott.