The Vikings win Rogers City district

Posen's Jenna Hincka drives the baseline around Huron forward Syndey Purgiel. (Photo by Richard Lamb)
Posen’s Jenna Hincka drives the baseline around Huron forward Syndey Purgiel. (Photo by Richard Lamb)

Posen won its sixth district in seven years and advanced to the Class D regional tournament Tuesday at Pellston.

The Vikings (21-2) made it a perfect week in Rogers City with wins over Hillman and Wolverine earlier in week, and then the scrappy host Lady Hurons in the district championship game, 50-24.

Although the final score does not indicate it, Rogers City (12-10) gave Posen all it could handle for 32 minutes.

The Vikings grabbed the early 21-2 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Hurons settled down and outscored their neighbors 8-3 in the second.

Posen went into the locker room with a 14-point lead, but it was the home squad that was feeling energized after a solid effort.

Posen head coach Karl Momrik said it was not pleasant in his locker room, but he told his players they were getting the shots and to keep working.

Cami LaTulip was hitting her jumpers in the third and scored six of Posen’s 12 points. The Vikings lead was 23 at the end of three, 36-13.

Rogers City made another run at the start of the fourth, forcing Posen to take a quick timeout and get back on track. They took control and move on in the state tournament.

Huron Hannah Fleming gets a shot off over Posen defenders Cami LaTulip and Lyndsey Romel.
Huron Hannah Fleming gets a shot off over Posen defenders Cami LaTulip and Lyndsey Romel.

Interim head coach Sarah LeFleche, who would not commit on her future on the sideline after the departure of Gary Bisson earlier in the week, was pleased with the overall effort and believes the future is extremely bright for the program, and the two games played this week provided a lot of experience for a lot of underclassmen.

Posen play Newberry in the second game of the night at the Pellston regional. Mackinaw City faces Pickford in the 6 p.m, game. The winners square off in the regional finals Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. The regional champion plays the winner of the Kingsford regional featuring Stephenson, Chassell, Crystal Falls and Munising. The quarterfinal is scheduled for March 15 in Negaunee, about a 250-mile drive from Posen.

(More details in the next edition of the Advance)