INDIAN RIVER-The Onaway girls basketball team came through in the clutch on Thursday.
With the game tied at 27 with four minutes left, the Cardinals went on an 11-5 run to defeat Inland Lakes 38-32 in a Ski Valley Conference game.
Onaway (11-4, 8-4 Ski Valley) led 26-19 after three quarters, but went four minutes plus without a basket to open the final period, allowing the Bulldogs to rally back.
The Cardinals' dug in however and outscored Indian River down the stretch to take the game.
"We did a good job of getting to the hoop, but we had some missed opportunities which allowed the other team to get back into the game," Onaway coach Marty Mix said. "One thing we haven't had to worry about all season though is defense. We need to make some offensive adjustments, but we were strong defensively."
Onaway led 12-9 after the first quarter and 20-15 at the half.
Kallie Shimel led the Cardinals with 12 points and Sarah Kolb paced the Bulldogs with 15 points.
Onaway hosts Forest Area at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Mio 57, Hillman 49
MIO-The Mio girls basketball team picked up a big North Star League win on Thursday, beating Hillman 57-49.
The Thunderbolts trailed 24-22 at halftime, but went on a 19-9 run in the third quarter that ultimately proved the difference. Mio was also potent at the charity stripe, sinking 21-of-30 shots.
"I think our press just wore them down," Mio coach Joe Breaugh said. "Our free throw shooting helped a lot too."
Shelby Satkowiak led Mio with 19 points and Taylor Blamer added 13 points.
Maryah Hunt paced Hillman with 16 points and Jensen Tchorzynski added 14.
Mio hosts Whittemore-Prescott on Monday.
Fairview 56, Hale 26
FAIRVIEW-The Fairview girls basketball team rebounded from some poor shooting in the first half to defeat Hale 56-26 on Thursday.
Fairview (4-9) led 21-12 at halftime, but cemented the game in the second half, outscoring Hale 14-7 in the third quarter and 21-7 in the final period.
Johnna Weidbrauk led Fairview with 20 points and Logan Winton added 13.
"In the second half we played a heck of a lot better," Fairview coach Marc Winton said. "We missed a lot of shots in the first half."
Fairview plays Oscoda on Saturday.
Alpena, RC to square off for conference title
PETOSKEY- The Rogers City boys bowling team improved to 9-0 on the season with two wins on Saturday to set up a showdown with Alpena for the Northern Michigan Bowling Conference title.
The Hurons won their first match 28-2 over Gaylord. Rogers City won two baker games 364-257 and then won two regular games 1972-1502. Bailey Budnik led the Hurons (277-236-513) and was followed by Chris Bark (219-179-398), Zach Hazel (204-182-386), Alex Darga (175-191-266), Corey Grulke (157) and Caleb Rhode (152).
Rogers City trounced Cheboygan 22-8 in its second match. The Hurons won two baker games 402-311 and edged the Chiefs in two regular games 1675-1622. Finishers for Rogers City included: Budnik (172-161-333), Grulke (212-131-343), Bark (215-154-369), Rhode (149), Darga (157) and Hazel (184), Darga and Hazel also combined for a 140 in the second regular game.
Alpena improved to 6-2 in the conference with an 18-12 win over Petoskey. The Wildcats won two baker games 368-320, but lost two regular games 1848-1775. Nick Bisanz paced Alpena (216-192-408) and was followed by Will Rings (186-181-367), Brady Marwede (204-147-351), Travis Brown (204-146-350) and Dalton Sheadig (142-157-299).
The boys team will return to action on Saturday in St. Ignace.
Rogers City wraps up conference title
PETOSKEY-The Rogers City girls bowling team wrapped up the Northern Michigan Bowling Conference title on Saturday, winning two matches to move to 12-0 on the season.
In its first match, Rogers City dominated Sault Ste. Marie 29-1. The Hurons won a pair of baker games 403-201 and triumphed in two regular games 1689-1232. Ashley Budnik led the Hurons (233-160-393). Other scorers for Rogers City were Jessica Butera (167), Anna Lehman (199), Rebecca Bannasch (213), Nicole Bannasch (137), Alana Wirgau (187), Jillian Flanagan (92) and Rebecca Meyer (153).
In its second match, the Hurons topped Petoskey 20-10. Rogers took two baker games 335-296 and two regular games 1712-1573. Nicole Bannasch led the Hurons (238-190-428) and was followed by Rebecca Bannasch (212-150-362), Lehman (177), Butera (187), Budnik (159), Wirgau (139), Flanagan (114) and Meyer (151).