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PREP ROUNDUP: Posen, Hillman girls win ahead of important Thursday matchup

MIO–Makayla Kamyszek scored a career-high 20 points and the Posen girls basketball team moved one step closer to clinching a division title on Wednesday with a 63-44 win over Mio.

Elena Kalbitzer added 17 points and Riley Krajniak had nine for the Vikings (13-2, 8-0 North Star League Little Dipper), who won their fifth straight game.

Posen led 21-5 after one quarter and kept rolling from there.

Trista Bombe led Mio with 11 points and Phynix Rickett and Alyssa Reichard each had 10.

Posen plays at Hillman on Thursday with a chance to clinch the Little Dipper title.

Hillman 63, Atlanta 25

HIILLMAN–Bailey Schook scored 16 points and the Hillman girls basketball team rolled to its fourth straight win on Wednesday, defeating Atlanta 63-25 at home.

Emma Libby added nine points and Julia Taratuta had eight for the Tigers (11-4, 7-1 North Star League Little Dipper).

“The girls had good ball movement and were seeing the court well,” Hillman coach Jenny Taratuta said. “We had good teamwork and were working well together.”

Hillman hosts Posen on Thursday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Hillman 54, Atlanta 40

HILLMAN–Nash Steinke scored 14 points, Isaac Morrison added 11 points and the Hillman boys basketball team pulled away from Atlanta in the second half to beat the Huskies 54-40 on Wednesday at home.

Hillman (5-9, 5-4 North Star League) led 14-11 after one quarter, 24-22 at halftime and 39-28 after three quarters.

“I thought we had a pretty good third quarter. We made some adjustments with our trap and we were more intense,” Hillman coach Eric Muszynski said. “One thing we didn’t have for a whole game against Au Gres was intensity, but (tonight) the guys did a nice job moving the ball and the third quarter was the difference.”

Dawson Ableidinger had eight points and eight rebounds and had a solid night defending Atlanta big man Zach Roux.

Roux and Aaron Cuzzort each had 13 points for the Huskies.

Hillman plays at Oscoda on Tuesday.

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