PREP ROUNDUP: Hillman back above .500; Oscoda’s streak hits 7

HILLMAN–Melanie Morrison scored 13 points and the Hillman girls basketball team used a strong second half to run by Fairview to a 53-25 win on Monday.

Hillman (2-1) led 21-16 at halftime, but got back to playing its game in the second half.

“We had a slow start, but we came back into form in the third quarter,” Hillman coach Jenny Taratuta said.

Nicole Barbeau, Jessica Jones and Kailey Brumbelow each had six points for Hillman.

Hillman plays at Cedarville on Thursday.

Oscoda 48, Alcona 41

OSCODA–The Owls earned their seventh straight win and were led by Macy Kellstrom, who canned four three-pointers among her 24 points.

Megan Myles added nine points for the Owls (4-0) and Mia Whipkey also had nine points.

Oscoda hosts Tawas on Thursday.

Alcona is now 3-1 on the year.

On Saturday, the Owls defeated Alpena, 61-57.

Allie DeRocher led Alpena with 14 points and Avery Dubey had nine points.

Alpena’s JV team beat Oscoda 45-41

Emily Kalisch led Alpena with 19 points, Sydney Hitzelberger had nine points and Olivia Precord had eight points.

Au Gres 35, Atlanta 30

ATLANTA–Shaelynne Lance scored 13 points and Abbey LaPorte added nine for the Huskies (0-2) who showed signs of improvement Friday after an opening night loss.

“It was a big improvement from Tuesday and we’re slowly getting there,” Atlanta coach Morgan Hardies said. “But there’s still plenty to work on. We still need to figure out our offense.”

Atlanta plays at Hale Tuesday.


Atlanta 49, Au Gres 41

ATLANTA–Trent Whitt posted a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds and the Huskies won their second straight game, beating Au Gres 49-41 on Friday.

Trace Juergens added 16 points for the Huskies (2-0) and Aaron Cuzzort had 14 points.

Oscoda 73, Midland Calvary Baptist 41

MIDLAND–Drew Hess topped 1,500 career points on Friday as Oscoda rolled to another easy win. Owen Franklin led Oscoda with 27 points and Brennon Mills had 18.

Alcona 64, Charlton Heston 22

LINCOLN–DJ Howe scored 16 points and Nick Rasmussen had 13 for the Tigers (2-0), who got out to a 27-9 lead and never looked back.

Chris Barnes added nine points for Alcona, which led 40-18 after three quarters of play, and Hunter Rigby and Jacob Sytek each had six points.


Alcona plays Charlton Heston

The Alcona girls bowling team completed against Charlton Heston on Saturday.

Team game totals were 596/609 for a total 1,205 for the day. Single-game high scores went to Samantha Nordstrom with 168, Victoria Skuse with 150, and Brielle Keyser with 148.

Alcona’s next match is Feb. 20.


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