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Roundup with Bay City: A 28-day layoff does not fade a winning hand

Roundup with Bay City: A 28-day layoff does not fade a winning hand

BASE CITY, MI A look at the high school sports scene in the Bay City area for January 14, 2022. Area coaches are asked to submit results, highlights, and comments the night of each event.

BOYS BKB: REESE 64, LAKER 50

For the 24th time in a row, Reese beaten Laker with a 64-50 win in a victory over Greater Thumb West.

Lili Costilla of the All Saints girls basketball team

ALL SAINTS 33, CPS 28 GIRLS BKB GIRLS BKB GIRLS

All Saints of Bay City felt like it had not played in a year.

Because of the calendar's turn, we know that not only this is a success.

The Cougars were denied a game on a holiday but won the game for nearly a month. But the Cougars made their return a triumphant one, outdued Carsonville-Port Sanilac 33-28 in the North Central Thumb League Stripes Division opener.

We did cramp up and we did get into foul trouble, said All Saints coach Jim Debo. We did fight through and we got the win, but thats why we had to do so.

The Cougars raced 17-10 at the half, but the CPS took the lead with only five minutes left in the game. Lili Costilla was fed for three fastbreak buckets that led the game.

Iris Costilla finished with 13 points and 11 steals, but Lili Costilla topped the match with ten steals and eight assists, while Eleanor Warren added six points and Annaka Neetz dipped 12 assists.

Savannah Hart led CPS with eight points.

Rene Cruz of the Bay City All Saints boys basketball team

ALL SAINTS 41, CPS 38, ALL SAINTS BKB

It was a gut-check game, and the Bay City All Saints showed off their abilities.

In the NCTL Stripes Division opener, the Cougars erased a five-point deficit.

Rene Cruz stepped up in a dramatic fashion for the Cougars (2-5, 1-0), delivering a 19-point, 14-rebound performance that came right on the back.

He made a lot of great decisions by playing with poise at a time for us, said All Saints coach Jason Brzezinski.

Jacob Meier has been outstanding, including the basket that gave All Saints the lead for keeps in the final two minutes. Steven Lukins has added six points in the win.

Olivia Jatczak (44) makes a pass during a girls basketball match against Bay City Central on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 in Auburn. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com

BAY CITY WESTERN 58, LAPEER 22 GIRLS BKB: GIRLS BKB: BAY CITY WESTERN 58 GIRLS BKB:

In Saginaw Valley League action, Bay City Western had five players with seven or more points, using a balanced offense and a strong defense.

We had a good team effort tonight, said Western coach Dan Snover.

Paige Humerickhouse led the Warriors (3-5, 2-2), who led 34-8 by halftime. Brooke Swartz added eight points, while Erica Slocum, Chloe Wittbrodt, and Olivia Jatczak each added seven points.

BOYS BKB: LAPEER 70, BAY CITY WESTERN 47

After halftime, Bay City Western couldn't get on its feet, but Lapeer pounced, racing away for a 70-47 victory against the Warriors in the Saginaw Valley League.

After leading 34-23 in the third quarter, Lapeer went on a 23-6 scoring spree to break the game open.

Owen Bacigalupo and Miles Yurgaites both scored nine points for Western (3-5, 0-2) apiece.

Brendan Pillar scored 21 points to beat Lapeer.

Macey Fegan, a standish terling, has broken the court during a girls basketball game in Frankenmuth on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)

STANDISH-STERLING 59, ITHACA 34 GIRLS BKB GIRLS BKB GIRLS BKB GIRLS BKB GIRLS BKB: STANDISH-STERLING

Standish-Sterling fought without the head coach, but he still had his first weapon.

Macey Fegan delivers yet another harrowing game with 41 points in a 59-34 victory over Ithaca. Coach Denny Wendel has missed the Tri-Valley West contest due to coronavirus issues

Wendel was thrilled to see the girls respond and not let anything hinder them from their goals, according to Allison Fegan, who served as assistant for the contest.

Macey Fegan sank 13 shots from the floor in her big night while she played on 12 of 14 free throws. Molly Nelson tallied six points in the victory for the first-place Panthers

Truman King of the Standish-Sterling boys basketball team

BOYS BKB: STANDISH-STERLING 65, ITHACA 55

Standish-Sterling beat Ithaca 65-55 to remain undefeated on the season.

The Panthers erupted with a 28-6 first-quarter outburst, knocking down five 3-pointers in the frame. Chase Raymond poured in 15 points in the opening eight minutes in en route to a 29-point game.

Truman King clinches 16 points, including Brayden Sullivan 10 and Matt Yealey 6.

Ithaca wins a penalty for Shawn Parker to pair the goals of 11 and a Gibson Marr 10.

Aiden Collins (17) of Bay City Central/Western assists with a pass during a hockey game against Davison on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 in Bay City. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com

WOLVES 7 and 4 IN HOCKEY: BAY CITY

The Wolves of Bay City know how to get the extra gear in the near future.

After a season-long exercise, the Wolves dominated the late stages for a 7-4 victory against Jenison at the Traverse City Showcase.

The Wolves (8-4) managed a sloppy 3-2 in the third period, but had erupted for four goals.

The game was an emotional roller coaster, Wolves coach David Schalk said. We got into penalty trouble early and lost some guys to injury. It was a test for us and we responded very well.

Caleb Anthony scored two goals in the victory, while McCoy Koste, Ryder DeCaire, Gabe Benford, Logan Cottrell, and Austin Wisenbach each scored a goal. Gunnar Weber also contributed three assists, with Benford, Wisenbach, Logan Cottrell, and Bowen Kraut scoring one goal.

Cayden Kerkau gave the victory 20 saves.

Mitchell Hall of Beaverton for 2021-22

BOYS BKB: BEAVERTON 51, GLADWIN 47

The Gladwin-Beaverton showdown may not have scored many style points, but it ranked high in the thrills division.

Beaverton beat Gladwin 51-47 to win the Jack Pine Conference in their always electric game.

Shad Woodruff, the co-coach for Beaverton, said: Both teams played their tails off.

After one quarter, Beaverton took a 37-31 lead into the final stanza. The result remained in the balance until the closing seconds, when the Beaverton defense clinched it by drawing a charge.

Mitchell Hall led the Beavers through in a double-double by 13 points and 12 assists. Josh Clark scored 12 points, while Colton Compton and Logan Love each added 10.

Lucas Mead rewarded Gladwin (2-6, 2-4).

BEAVERTON 38, GLADWIN 25 GIRLS BKB GIRLS BKB: BEAVERTON

Beaverton defending league champion Gladwin was within striking range of defending champions, but could never get its offense rolling in a 38-25 loss.

At the half, Gladwin (2-6, 2-4) stayed second at 14-11, but kept the margin to two-digits until the final stanza.

We played a strong defense, but we struggled with our outside shot, said Gladwin coach Jerome Smalley.

Ava Gary beat Gladwin with ten points and Lizzie Haines eight.

Ryland McDaniels of the Ogemaw Heights boys basketball team

BOYS BKB: OGEMAW HEIGHTS 59, TAWAS 49

Ogemaw Heights was looking for a much-needed victory and instead sat on one point in the quarter.

The Falcons fought back to 59-49 to defeat Tawas.

After a combined 11-1 victory, Ogemaw was still down 26-17 at the half. The Falcons made a breakthrough by hand by finishing the transaction with a 24-point final frame.

In the victory, Hudson Hodgins maintained a 21-point, 15-rebound lead. Ryland McDaniels came up big with 11 points and nine assists, while Lucas Courtemanche withdrew nine points and Kooper Klann eight.

Tawas secured 16 points, including Alex Kaems coming through with 11.

BOYS BKB: CASS CITY 64, VASSAR 61

Cass City beat Vassar 64-61 to win the game.

Patrick finished with 25 points for Cass City, while Riley Swiderski added 13, Mike Fernald 12, and Aiden Torres eight respectively.

BOYS BKB: PECK 50, AKRON-FAIRGROVE 47

Isaac Squires beat Akron-Fairgrove a great performance, but Peck awaited it for a 50-47 victory in an NCTL Stripes match.

The Vikings were within striking distance throughout the season, thanks to Gatlin Guild. A-F failed to score a game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds.

The MLive Bay City Area

Calendar for Basketball

JAN 17th, MONDAY

Boys Basketball

At Reese, Croswell-Lexington is located in the city of Croswell.

Gladwin Lake in Houghton

Tawas is located in Midland Calvary.

At Lincoln Alcona, Oscoda is located in the Lincoln Alcona.

Pinconning at Ogemaw Heights

Mio, Rogers City

Girls Basketball

At All Saints, Akron-Fairgrove is home to Akron-Fairgrove.

Birch Run at Unionville-Sebewaing

Tawas is based in Midland Calvary.

Hale, based in Saginaw Arts & Sciences, has a reputation for excellence.

St. Helen Heston at Whittemore-Prescott

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