PREP ROUNDUP: Atlanta girls earn first win
Atlanta 48, Au Gres 22
Abbey LaPorte scored 16 points for the Huskies and Tanaysja Tidwell had 11 as Atlanta (1-4) avenged a five-point loss to Au Gres earlier this season to give Morgan Hardies her first win as Atlanta’s coach.
“We have played Au Gres once already in our second game. I’m very happy that we came back and wound up beating them,” Hardies said. “It shows we’ve been working hard and improving.”
Atlanta led 23-13 at halftime and earned its first win in nearly a year after beating the Wolverines. The Huskies went 3-17 last season and their last win came on Feb. 24, 2020 against Boyne Falls.
Atlanta hosts Wolverine on Wednesday.
Posen 51, Hillman 43
Ella Szatkowski scored 20 points and the Vikings (4-1, 4-0 North Star League) held off a second-half run to beat Hillman for the second time this season, by a nearly identical score.
Makayla Kamyszek added nine points for Posen and Lizzy Romel had eight. Posen previously topped the Tigers 51-42 on Feb. 11.
“We got off to a good start and Hillman made a run in the third and fourth quarter,” Posen coach Karl Momrik said. “It’s always been that way between us and Hillman, playing close games. It was a good game for us and a big team win.”
Posen, playing in its first home game of the season, led 39-32 after three quarters and got some big buckets from Sofya Hincka in the fourth quarter.
Nicole Barbeau and Cassidy Benac led Hillman (3-3) with 16 points and nine points respectively.
“They played well,” Hillman coach Jenny Taratuta said. “Posen outplayed us.”
Hillman plays at Au Gres on Thursday and Posen hosts Hale on Friday.
Rogers City 50, Whittemore-Prescott 28
Karissa Rabeau scored 21 points and the Hurons (4-2, 3-1 NSL) ran by Whittemore after outscoring the Cardinals 21-1 in the third quarter. Grace Garrison and Kaitlin Nowicki each added seven points as the Hurons overcame a slow start and a 16-14 halftime deficit.
“We had a pretty flat first half, but we had a spirited halftime to get things going and it all came together,” Rogers City coach Duane Pitts said. “We hit some free throws, got to the basket and things came together.”
Rogers City plays at St. Ignace on Wednesday.
Oscoda 85, Mio 20
Mia Whipkey scored 25 points, Macy Kellstrom added 21 and Izzy Hulverson had 15 for the Owls (7-0). Oscoda plays at Whittemore-Prescott on Friday.
Alcona 41, Tawas 11
Lily Bilbey led Alcona with 15 points as the Tigers improved to 5-1.
The Alcona bowling teams were back in action on Saturday.
For the girls team–Brielle Keyser, Victoria Skuse, Samantha Nordstrom, Morgan Munsey, Nicole Swalley, Jerzery Brown–Alcona was led by Skuse with a 179, Keyser bowled a 170 and
Munsey bowled a 138. Team scores were 630/637 for a total of 1,267.
For the boys team–Brenden Hudgins, Logan Bates, Sam Prince, Zach Stephenson, Jakob Tanner–Hudgins led Alcona with a 223, Bates bowled a 195, Stephenson bowled a 143, and Prince bowled a 130. Team scores were 646/723 for a total of 1,369.