TRAVERSE CITY The Alpena girls basketball team dropped its game against Traverse City Central Friday by a score of 62-45.
Alpena (2-3) started off slow, scoring only one point in the first quarter, but did manage to hit double digits for the following three periods. The Wildcats narrowed Central's lead to five points in the third quarter, but the Trojans broke down Alpena's defense and started scoring easy baskets.
Alpena was short two starters due to injury and illness.
Christina Kollien led Alpena with 13 points, followed by Caten Teff with 11.
The Wildcats JV team also lost to Central by a score of 51-39. Morgan Allen led the JV squad with 15 points.
The freshman girls lost to the Trojans as well, by a score of 43-22. Samantha Szymanski led the team with sevem points.
Posen 62, Arenac Eastern 37
POSEN The Posen girls basketball team earned their sixth win in a row, defeating Arenac Eastern 62-37 Friday night at home.
The Vikings were playing without all-state center Korynn Hincka, who was out with a shoulder injuty.
Posen got off to a slow start, and led 23-14 at halftime. The Vikings came back with a tenacious full-court press in the second half that wore the Eagles down. Posen scored 39 points in the second half of the game.
Bev Bednarski led Posen with 24 points, followed by Anna Couture with 18 and Ashley Meyers with 11.
The Vikings are now 6-0 overall, 4-0 in the North Star League. Posen will host Oscoda on Monday for a non-conference game.
Mio 46, Hillman 44
HILLMAN-The Hillman girls basketball team dropped its game against Mio Friday night in Hillman by a close score of 46-44, leaving their record at 2-3 for the year.
Hillman led at half time, 24-21 and was then outscored 25-20 in the second half. In the first quarter alone, the score was 15-4 in favor of the Tigers, but the rest of the game proved to be very tight.
Morgan Hardies was the only girl in double digits for Hillman, scoring 19 points.
Mio's Shelby Satkowiak led the Thunderbolts with 16 points and was followed closely by Jalen DeFlorio who scored 14.
Hillman will host Alcona on Tuesday.
Fairview 65, Hale 32
HALE The Fairview girls basketball team traveled to Hale Friday night and went back home with a 65-32 win.
Logan Winton scored 24 points and had 16 rebounds, Johnna Wiedbrouk had 12 points and Macy Allis had 12 points and seven rebounds.
Fairview led 27-23 at halftime.
Au Gres 70, Atlanta 17
ATLANTA- Cassidy Boensch scored 32 points and the Au Gres girls basketball team earned a North Star League victory over Atlanta on Friday, beating the Huskies 70-17 at Atlanta High School.
Morgan Barrett led the Huskies (0-5) with eight points.
Onaway 36, Inland Lakes 31
ONAWAY-The Onaway girls basketball team overcame injury, sickness and a first-half deficit to beat Inland Lakes 36-31 on Friday in a Ski Valley Conference game.
The Cardinals (4-2 overall, 2-2 SV) lost Emily Estep to injury and Kallie Shimel to illness in the first half and trailed 16-15 at the half.
The second half was a different story however as the Cardinals took a 25-20 lead after the third quarter and never looked back.
I'm as proud tonight as I've ever been of my girls," Onaway coach Marty Mix said. "They could've laid down and lost, but they found a way to win."
Mariah Ehrke led Onaway with 11 points and was the difference making for the Cardinals according to Mix.
"She seemed to be involved in every play, offensively and defensively," Mix said.
Erika Price added seven points for the Cardinals who will return to action at Mancelona on Jan. 3
Beal City 73, Alcona 56
BEAL CITY-The Alcona boys basketball team dropped its game against Beal City Friday night by a score of 73-56.
Trenton LaVergne led Alcona with 22 points and Jared Steiner added 16.
Beal City outscored Alcona in every quarter except the fourth, but by then it was too late. Alcona cut Beal City's lead to only three in the second quarter, but a late 11-2 Beal City run before halftime put Alcona in a position that made it hard to fight back.
The Aggies shot well from beyond the arc, hitting 15 three-pointers for the game.
Posen 74, Arenac Eastern 39
POSEN Posen's boys basketball team played host to Arenac Eastern and took full advantage of its home court, winning 74-39 on Friday night.
Posen nearly held Arenac off the scoreboard in the first quarter, ending the period with a 12-1 lead. Posen scored seven more points than Arenac in the second quarter, ending the half with a 28-10 lead.
In the third quarter Posen scored 27 points to Arenac's 17 and in the last quarter only scored seven points against the Eagles.
Nick Hincka led Posen with 22 points, Lucas Litwinski had a career-high 18 points and Travis Sharpe followed closely behind with 11.
Posen's perimeter play was key in the game as they shot seven three-pointers and stifled Arenac's defense in the first and third quarters.
Posen is now 2-1 in the North Star League and 3-1 overall.