PETOSKEY - The Alpena girls basketball team ran into bad luck in Petoskey on Friday, losing a tough game 57-25.
"We ran up against a team that plays excellent defense. They actually won the league championship tonight against us. They played hard and fought strong and were deeper than us. We played as hard as we could but couldn't keep up, " Alpena?head coach Jenny?Poli said.
Petoskey took a quick 17-8 lead and stretched it out further in the second to end the half up 29-13.
The third quarter saw Alpena (6-14) continue to struggle as Petoskey jumped up to 49-18 lead while ending the game with their lowest scoring quarter.
Top scorers for Alpena included Jenna Talbot, Lizzy Trelfa and Lexi Smith with four points a piece.
Petoskey's top scorer was Kelsey Ance with 22.
The Alpena JV girls won a tight 46-43 game that saw Jordan Muzynski leading the way with 13 points while Morgan Allen hit 11. The JV team finished 9-11.
Alpena's freshman team won big with a 43-20 victory. Mary?Schimmel scored 12 points while Samantha Szymanski and?Chloe Fergoson scored nine apiece. The Wildcats finished with a strong 15-2 record.
Mio 64, Posen 49
POSEN-The unbeaten Mio Thunderbolts boys basketball team travelled to Posen on Friday to face the Vikings and beat Posen 64-49 on its senior night.
In spite of the loss, Posen head coach Steve Hentkowski was proud.
"They played a really great three quarters against the state-ranked Mio boys. They played hard the whole night. It'll be sad to see the seniors go but I'm proud of the way they played tonight," he said.
Mio (17-0, 14-0 NSL) wrapped up a perfect conference slate.
The first quarter saw a 16-8 lead by Mio while Posen narrowed the gap to 28-21 at halftime. The third quarter ended with Mio up 44-34.
"We had a one point lead for awhile in the third. But three turnovers in a row really hurt our chances," Hentkowski said.
They fought strong in the last quarter against the Thunderbolts, but simply couldn't catch up to the overpowering Mio team.
"Mio's very well balanced and play a very disciplined game," Hentkowski said.
Posen is now 6-12 overall and 4-10 in the North Star League. The Vikings travel to Oscoda on Tuesday.