HILLMAN-In a battle of the two best girls basketball teams in the North Star League, Posen came out on top.
Korynn Hincka fall eight points short of breaking Posen's career scoring record, but the Vikings still topped Hillman 64-40 on Wednesday at Hillman High School.
"We didn't play our best tonight but that's probably because Hillman put up one heck of a fight," Posen coach Karl Momrik said.
The first quarter saw Posen (14-0, 9-0 North Star League) up 20-11 while the half ended with the Vikings up 30-19. The third quarter saw them burst ahead 48-27.
Hillman coach John Kuzewski commended his team's effort, but said Posen's full-court press eventually wore the Tigers down.
"I thought we played well in the first half and handled their press well," Kuzewski said. "They continued pressing and eventually we wore down a little bit."
Hincka led Posen with 22 points. Ashley Meyers scored 14 for Posen, while Bev Bednarski scored 12. Anna Couture was a big help to the Vikings as well with 10 points.
Jensen Tchorzynski scored 17 points for Hillman (7-5, 7-2 NSL) while Morgan Hardies had 15.
"We needed this kind of win tonight. It gave us a two game lead in the North Star League with five games to go which is a huge lead at this point," Momrik said.
The Vikings play tonight at Fairview while Hillman plays at Arenac Eastern on Friday.
Alcona 72, Rogers City 35
LINCOLN-Karina Cole had a double-double with 26 points and 12 steals and the Alcona girls basketball team beat Rogers City 72-35 on Wednesday.
Megan Quick added 20 points, six rebounds and three steals for the Tigers (8-1) who led 32-13 at the half and 47-25 after three quarters. Alcona put a cap on the night in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Hurons (1-10) 25-10.
"I thought our girls played really well tonight. We did a good job pushing it up the court and controlling the game," Alcona assistant coach Mark Feldhiser said.
Cole added eight rebounds and seven assists to her double-double and Kendra Cole also had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Rogers City's JV team beat Alcona 32-28.
Onaway 65, Rogers City 39
ONAWAY-Rich Hoff and Joe O'Bradovich scored 14 points each and the Onaway boys basketball team defeated Presque Isle County rival Rogers City 65-39 on Tuesday.
Onaway (7-3, 5-3 Ski Valley) led 17-13 after one quarter of play and held a 29-23 lead at the half. The Cardinals put the game away for good in the fourth quarter, outscoring Rogers City 22-8.
Paul Wilbert and Chris Lopez each had 11 points for Rogers City.
Au Gres 66, Posen 59
AU GRES-The Posen boys lost a tough game on Tuesday against Au Gres 66-59 in a game that saw the two sides tied 30-30 at the half.
Top scorers for Posen included Nick Hincka who scored 25 points and had a double-double on the night. Brandon Dietz got 16 points as well.
"Overall the guys put in an excellent effort, the defense was there the whole game but some turn-arounds in the fourth quarter really hurt our chances at winning," Posen coach Steve Hentkowski said.
Posen is now 4-7 overall and 2-6 in the North Star League. The Vikings play Friday in their homecoming game against Fairview.