Let the (conference) games begin!
Season openers have been played and holiday tournaments lie ahead, but this week local boys and girls basketball teams finally get to start conference play. The BWAC girls will kick things off Tuesday night, followed by the BWAC boys Thursday, and the MAC girls will round off the week on Friday.
Girls – Tuesday, Dec. 13:
Imlay City (5-0) at Armada (2-2)
Algonac (0-1) at Cros-Lex (2-1)
Yale (3-0) at Richmond (2-1)
North Branch (3-1) at Almont (1-3)
Boys – Thursday, Dec. 15:
North Branch (0-1) at Yale (1-0)
Cros-Lex (1-1) at Armada (2-0)
Richmond (2-0) at Algonac (0-1)
Almont (1-1) at ImIay City (2-1)* (Friday, Dec. 16)
We’ll also have a few local MAC crossover games before conference play begins within MAC girls basketball:
Dec. 12: Marine City (2-1) at Marysville (1-2)
Dec. 13: St. Clair (2-1) at Port Huron Northern (1-3)
MAC Girls – Friday, Dec. 16:
Port Huron (2-1) at Eisenhower (3-1) MAC-Red
Port Huron Northern (1-3) at Ford II (3-1) MAC-White
Marysville (1-2) at South Lake (2-0) MAC-Blue
Clawson (2-2) at Marine City (2-1) MAC-Gold
St. Clair (2-1) at Roseville (1-1) MAC-Gold
Last week’s highlights:
Huskies start strong
The Port Huron Northern boys kicked off their season against the defending MAC-Red champion, Chippewa Valley, and walked away with a 66-39 victory. Senior Tyler Jamison led the way with 34 points and 12 rebounds, while freshman Cam Harju and Alex Jamison each added 10 points.
Imlay City sweeps the Harry Moore Classic
The Imlay City boys and girls basketball teams played in – and won – the annual Harry Moore Classic this weekend after defeating Sandusky in a pair of hard-fought championship games.
The boys defeated Deckerville 74-37 on Friday and won over Sandusky on Saturday 53-51 in the championship. Senior Beau Hund led his team on the weekend with a tournament-total 36 points. Sophomore Zander Nash totaled 27 points, including a game-high 20 against Sandusky.
Unlike the girls’ 69-7 victory over Peck on Friday, their victory over Sandusky didn’t come until the last second. Tied at 48, senior Lily Lengemann attacked the basket as the clock wound down, made the layup at the buzzer, and got the foul. She then made the free throw, helping her team to a 51-48 victory. She had 11 points on the night while junior Lexa Forti with 17, and sophomore Brie Hund added 10.
Tigers are on the attack
The Armada boys basketball team put together two of the highest-scoring games last week, first against Lamphere when the Tigers pulled off a 79-66 victory, and then again when they downed Lake Shore 74-54 Friday night.
Senior Andrew Sniesak, who battled injury much of last winter, seems to be making up for lost time. He had 19 points on Monday and 18 more on Friday. Senior Camden Khon added 17 and 18, respectively, and senior Justin Schapman added 30 points on the week. Also worth noting, senior Riley Andrews nailed five 3-pointers in Monday’s win en route to 17 points on the night.
Saints edge Vikings
The Marysville girls basketball team led St. Clair 20-16 at the half, but the Saints managed to defend their home court, pulling off a 45-43 victory.
Senior Erin Seros led her team with a steady 15 points while sophomore Allie Komarowksi added nine and senior Payton Malcolm had eight. For the Vikings, senior Kara Miller led with a game-high 18 points, which included four 3-pointers, and junior Avery Wolters added 13.
Big Reds bounce back
After falling in its season opener to Utica, the Port Huron High boys basketball team hosted Anchor Bay Friday night and managed a 49-44 victory. Senior Deonte Foy and Connor Rosenau led the team in the win with 16 and 10 points, respectively.
Port Huron will play its first road game on Thursday against Port Huron Northern. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.
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