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PREP ROUNDUP: Petoskey tops Alpena girls; Posen boys win third straight

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Petoskey 42, Alpena 36

PETOSKEY–Allie Urlaub scored 11 points, Allie DeRocher had nine and Avery Dubey had six for the Wildcats (3-6, 1-5 Big North Conference). Alpena held a 16-15 lead after one quarter, but the Northmen pulled away to a 24-20 halftime lead and a 35-30 lead after three quarters.

Petoskey’s JV team beat Alpena 30-26. Maddie Linton led Alpena with nine points and Meeghan Tessmer had four.

Hillman 50, Au Gres 8

AU GRES–Sage Flaugher had 16 points, Nicole Barbeau added 10 and Cassidy Benac had nine as the Tigers rolled past the Wolverines to improve to 5-3. Hillman coach Jenny Taratuta noted that her team had worked on fundamentals and it paid off on Thursday as the Tigers rebounded to gain another key North Star League win.

Hillman hosts Tawas on Friday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Posen 60, Hale 47

HALE–Lucas Stone scored 24 points as the Vikings (6-1, 6-0 North Star League) won their third game in three days and strengthened their lead on the North Star League’s Little Dipper division. Both teams were tied 18-18 at halftime, but Posen found its shooting touch in the second half, taking a 40-31 lead after three quarters and blowing by the Eagles over the final eight minutes. Chase Dubie added 14 points for Posen and AJ Brunet had 10.

“We got our offense going in the second half and the shots started to fall,” Posen coach Chris Keller said. “Our defense kept us in the game until the fall and when they started to fall we got rolling.”

Onaway 70, Inland Lakes 45

ONAWAY–Jager Mix had 38 points and the Cardinals (5-2) turned on the jets in the second half to run by the Bulldogs. Onaway led 32-25 at halftime and 51-39 before outscoring Inland Lakes 19-6 in the final eight minutes. Kevin Pearson added 18 points for Onaway and Spencer Nash had 11 points.

“Defensively, we were taking some chances in the first half and we got a little greedy. We knew we wanted to tighten things up (in the second half) and it was time for us to take control back,” Onaway coach Eddy Szymoniak said. “Jager was an absolute animal tonight.”

Hillman 49, Au Gres 40

AU GRES–Trenton Taratuta scored 20 points and the Tigers (5-2) held off a comeback attempt from Au Gres in the late stages of the game. Hillman led by 17 midway through the third quarter, but went cold in the last 11 minutes, making just three field goals. Au Gres cut the lead to three at one point, but Taratuta made 6-of-7 free throws down the stretch to help Hillman preserve the win. Hillman hosts Charlton Heston Saturday at 11 a.m.

Oscoda 82,

Whittemore-Prescott 16

OSCODA–Owen Franklin scored 18 points to become Oscoda’s new all-time scoring leader as the Owls improved to 8-0. Drew Hess and Brennon Mills added 17 and 16 points for Oscoda respectively and Gavin Lueck had 12.

Franklin broke the scoring record held by Nik Alda, which was set in 2000. Oscoda can clinch its third Big Dipper division title on Saturday with another win over the Cardinals.

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