The Rogers City boys’ basketball team traveled to Mio Tuesday night and got a big road win, 46-42.
Rogers City led 11-9 at the end of one and 23-20 at the half. A key to the game was keeping down Mio’s Ben Lubitz as the Hurons held him to 26 points.
At the end of the third quarter it was Rogers City leading by four, 34-30 as they held on for the win.
“The kids played great defense and closed down the stretch. It was a great win for the boys on the road,” said coach Jesse Streich.
Senior Alex Hincka led the team with 21 points and 12 rebounds on the night.
Thursday, the Hurons defeated the Vikings in Posen 64-41. At the end of the first quarter it was tied at 12 and Rogers City took a five-point lead into the locker room at the half up 25-20. Rogers City led 40-32 at the end of three quarters.
Rogers City was led by Alex Hincka with 17 points and seven rebounds.
Deuce Tulgestka had 12 points and three rebounds and Andrew Radke had 10 points and two rebounds.
Posen was led by Travis Sharpe with 19 points, six rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Izaiah Hincka and Jared Sharpe each added six points and Evan Schuch had eight points.
In junior varsity action the Hurons defeated Mio 62-26 to improve to 13-1. Phil Grambau led the scoring attack with 17 points.
Luke Tulgestke added 13 points and Kaleb Budnick had nine points.
Against Posen, the Hurons won 53-19. Top scorers were Tulgestke with 18 and Grambau with 10.
Rogers City hosts Hillman Friday.
Onaway wins a pair in blow-out fashion
Onaway won its last two games by a combined score of 147-67. The Cards defeated Central Lake (CL), Feb. 10, and Mancelona last Friday, 70-21. It gives the boys a record of 13-2 heading into much tougher games against Indian River and Forest Area.
At the three-quarter mark, head coach Eddy Szymoniak believes his defense is really “figuring it out. Offensively, we’re getting a lot of guys to step it up.” Keaton Brewer scored 10 in back-to-back games and had his first career dunk.
Joe Sigsby had 24 against CL and 27 in the Mancy game. Cortez Washington had 19 and 17. Morgan McLean also added 10 against Mancelona.
“I think we’re really happy with the way it is going,” he said. “There are some things we need to work on, but here in the second half of the season, we understand what kind of team we are.”
The Cards played Forest Area Wednesday and host Inland Lakes Friday in the snowcoming game.
Posen lets lead slip away
Posen suffered a home loss Tuesday to Au Gres. The Vikings led after one quarter, 15-8, and 26-23 at the break. The third quarter was tough as the Wolverines turned the tables and went up by seven at the finish of three, 44-37.
The final score was 60-41.
Travis Sharpe had 18 points and seven rebounds, while Evan Schuch put in nine.