2018-01-11 / Sports

Boys Basketball Roundup

Compiled by: Mike Gallagher
Sports Reporter - mgallagher@mihomepaper.com

Bad Axe

The Hatchets fell to 4-2, and 0-1 in the Greater Thumb West Conference with their loss to EPBP on Friday night. A loss to Saginaw Nouvel moved them to 4-3 overall. In the 69-49 loss to Nouvel, the Hatchets started out the game by leading 15-9 after the first quarter, but a 23-12 second quarter advantage for Nouvel, gave them the momentum. James Kervin and Joe Messing both scored in double figures, as Kervin scored 12, and Messing had 11. Bad Axe hosted Sandusky on Wednesday night after press, and will host Reese on Friday night.

Caseville

A big second quarter by Peck gave the Pirates their first North Central Thumb League Stipes Division win, and Caseville their first NCTL loss of the season. The Eagles were outscored 17-3 in the second quarter in the 45-27 loss to the Pirates. Michael Kelly was the leading scorer for Caseville, as he had 11 points. Ean Sell scored 13 for the Pirates. Caseville is now 1-4 overall and 0-1 in NCTL Stripes play. They host winless Akron-Fairgrove on Thursday night.

Harbor Beach

The Pirates Greater Thumb East Conference opener last week against Marlette was rescheduled due to weather, and will be played on the 15th of January. Harbor Beach played EPBP on Wednesday night after press. They will travel to Sandusky on Friday night.

EPBP

The Lakers currently sit in first place in the Greater Thumb West Conference after defeating Bad Axe on Friday night. EPBP is 4-1 overall, and 1-0 in the conference. They played Harbor Beach on Wednesday night after press, and their next game will be on Friday night when they host Vassar.

North Huron

The Warriors lost their North Central Thumb League Stars Division opener to undefeated Kingston on Monday night, 60-38. North Huron was outscored in all but the fourth quarter, including being outscored 14-9 in the second quarter, and 18-5 in the third quarter. The Warriors were led offensively by Austin Majeski, who scored 11 points. Nathan Cloyd had 15 points and seven rebounds for Kingston. North Huron is now 2-5 overall and 0-1 in the NCTL. Their next game will be on Monday, when they host Deckerville.

Owen-Gage

The Bulldogs earned their first conference and first overall win with their 77-32 victory over rival Akron- Fairgrove Monday night. “It was great to start the new year in the win column,” said Bulldogs head coach Brian Wright. “We had every team member score, and played great together.” Owen-Gage is now 1-4 overall on the season and 1-0 in the NCTL Stripes. Their next game will be on Friday, when they host Bay City All Saints (1-0, 1-5).

Ubly

Anthony Sweeney didn’t play, but the Bearcats were still able to come away with a victory over Memphis Monday night, 48-35. A strong first quarter helped spark Ubly to the Greater Thumb East Conference win, as they outscored the Yellowjackets 15-2. Three players scored in double-figures for the Bearcats, as Matt Maikrzek scored 13, Ethan Lemke scored 11, and Cam Peruski had 10. Ubly is now 5-2 overall, and 1-0 in the GTC East. They played Vassar after press Wednesday night, and travels to Brown City on Friday night.

USA

The Patriots scored an impressive non-conference victory and kept their undefeated record intact in the process Tuesday night. USA doubled up Bay City John Glenn, 66-33. The first quarter was close, as USA led 10-8, but in the second quarter outscored John Glenn 24-9 to pull away. Isaiah Williamson scored 18 points, including 14 in the second quarter to lead the Patriots, and Hunter Bohn and Landin Zimmer both had 11 points. USA (0-0, 4-0) opens conference play on Friday night when they travel to Cass City.

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