PREP ROUNDUP: Hillman bested by Trojans on the road
CEDARVILLE–The Hillman boys basketball team ended the regular season with a 51-37 loss to Cedarville on the road Saturday.
Hillman (5-14) trailed 44-25 after three quarters, but cut the lead to eight midway through the fourth quarter. The Tigers ultimately ran out of gas after having to play catch-up all game. The Tigers trailed 15-4 after one quarter and 33-14 at halftime.
Over the last three games Hillman has outscored its opponents in the second half of each game.
“Over the last three weeks we have shown improvement which is noticeable with our scores with teams the second time around as we have closed the gap, but the one common denominator and it’s something many teams hope for is we need to put four quarters together,” Hillman coach Eric Muszynski said. “We continue to dig ourselves into a hole in the first and sometimes second quarter, which was the case against Cedarvile as we didn’t score a bucket until 1:36 was left in the first quarter.”
Isaac Morrison led Hillman with 18 points and Dawson Ableidinger added eight.
Hillman is off until Wednesday and will play either Onaway or Wolverine in a Division 4 district semifinal at Onaway.
Local grapplers place at state finals
DETROIT–Several local wrestlers earned all-state finishes during the individual wrestling state finals at Ford Field over the week.
Oscoda’s Zach Ouillette (125) finished fourth, losing to Manchester’s Drew Gebhardt 3-2 in the third place match.
Oscoda’s Anthony Ward (135) finished seventh, defeating New Lothrup’s Logan Wolford 4-0 in the seventh place match.
Onaway’s Seth Enos (152) worked his way through the consolation bracket and finished sixth. He was pinned by Mason County Central’s Zach Quinn in the fifth place match.
Oscoda’s Christian Ward (215) finished eighth, losing by decision to Reading’s Elijah Strine.
Also competing were Onaway’s Teddy Peters (135), Matthew Grant (140) and Brendan Fenstermaker (145), Rogers City’s Anthony Paull (160) and Clayton Henry (171).