Bay City Roundup: A 28-day layoff does not fade the winning touch
BAY 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 beat Laker, scoring a 64-50 victory in a row between Greater Thumb West and unbeaten.
Lili Costilla of the All Saints girls basketball team
ALL SAINTS 33 and CPS 28 GIRLS BKB
The All Saints in Bay City felt like it hadn't played in a year.
And this is not just because of the calendar's turn.
The Cougars went through a holiday break and coronavirus issues, but they made their return a triumphant one, outdueling Carsonville-Port Sanilac 33-28 in the North Central Thumb League Stripes Division opener.
We did cramp up and we did get in foul trouble, but the girls fought through and got the win, so thats it.
All Saints led 17-10 at the half, but CPS took the lead with about five minutes left in the game. The Cougars came up with three big steals and fed Lili Costilla for three fastbreak buckets that ended the game.
Iris Costilla, who finished with 13 points and 11 steals, seals the win at the free-throw line. Lili Costilla added 10 points and eight steals, while Eleanor Warren added six points and Annaka Neetz pulled down 12 assists
Savannah Hart has led the CPS with eight points.
Rene Cruz of the Bay City All Saints boys basketball team.
ALL SAINTS 41, CPS 38, BUYS BKB
The All Saints in Bay City was a gut-check game.
In the NCTL Stripes Division opener, the Cougars have eliminated a five-point deficit.
Rene Cruz stepped forward in a crucial way for the Cougars (2-5, 1-0), delivering a 19-point, 14-rebound performance that was consistent on the back.
He made a lot of great decisions, playing with poise at the time for us, said All Saints coach Jason Brzezinski.
Jacob Meier has claimed nine points, including a basket that gave All Saints a lead for keeps in the final two minutes. Steven Lukins has added six points in the victory.
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)
GIRLS BKB: BAY CITY WESTERN 58, LAPEER 22
In Saginaw Valley League action, Bay City Western had five players with seven or more points.
We did a good team effort tonight, said Western coach Dan Snover.
Paige Humerickhouse came through with 14 points and seven assists for the Warriors (3-5, 2-2), who led 34-8 by halftime. Brooke Swartz scored eight points, while Erica Slocum, Chloe Wittbrodt and Olivia Jatczak each scored seven.
BOYS BKB: LAPEER 70, BAY CITY WESTERN 47
In the Saginaw Valley League match, Bay City Western couldn't get its rolling momentum. Lapeer pounced, racing away for a 70-47 victory over the Warriors.
After leading 34-23 in the third quarter, Lapeer opened the game.
Owen Bacigalupo, a 3-pointer, and Miles Yurgaites both scored nine points apiece for Western.
Brendan Pillar scored 21 goals to put Lapeer ahead.
Macey Fegan, a standish terling, dribbles down the court in a girls basketball game against Frankenmuth on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com
STANDISH-STERLING 59, ITHACA 34 GIRLS BKB GIRLS BKB GIRLS BKB: STANDISH-STERLING
Standish-Sterling dominated without its head coach, but remained the game with its primary weapon.
Macey Fegan completed another exciting game with 41 points to support her career leading the way in a 59-34 victory against Ithaca. Coach Denny Wendel has missed the Tri-Valley West contest due to coronavirus problems
I was pleased to see the girls respond and not let anything hinder them from their goals, said Wendel, who gave the reins to Allison Fegan, assistant for the contest.
Macey Fegan sank 13 shots from the floor and held the lead on 12 of 14 free throws in her big night, dragging down 13 assists. Molly Nelson secured 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 en route to a 29-point match.
Truman King earned 16 points, including Brayden Sullivan 10 and Matt Yealey 6.
Ithaca beat Shawn Parker 11 times, including Gibson 10.
Aiden Collins (17) of Bay City Central/Western plays a pass during a hockey game against Davison on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 in Bay City. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com
WOLVES 7 AND 4 OF THE BAY CITY OF HOCKEY
The Wolves in Bay City know how to get that extra gear at a time like this.
The Wolves defeated Jenison 7-4 at the Traverse City Showcase while continuing a season-long trend.
The Wolves (8-4) had a 2-0 lead over the Wolves in the third period, but promptly erupted for four goals in the goal.
The game was an emotional roller coaster, Wolves coach Matt Schalk said. We got into penalty controversies early and lost some guys to injury. It was a big test for us and we responded very well.
Caleb Anthony scored two goals in the victory, while McCoy Koste, Ryker DeCaire, Gabe Benford, Logan Cottrell and Austin Wisenbach each scored one goal. Gunnar Weber also scored two assists, while Benford added two, and Anthony, Wisenbach, Cottrell and Bowen Kraut got one goal.
Cayden Kerkau made 20 saves in his opening goal for the win.
Mitchell Hall of Beaverton will be announced in 2021-22.
BEAVERTON 51, GLADWIN 47 BOYS BKB BOYS BKB BOYS BKB BOYS BKB BOYS BKB BOYS BKB BOYS BKB BOYS BKB BOYS BKB
The Gladwin-Beaverton showdown may not have scored many style points, but it ranked well in the thrills division.
Gladwin won 51-47 to seal victory in the always electric Jack Pine Conference.
Shad Woodruff, a co-coach for Beaverton, said it was an adventure for the fans.
Beaverton, which connected on just 13 free throws, led 17-8 after one quarter and led 37-31 into the final stanza.
Mitchell Hall walked through in a double-double for the Beavers with 13 points and 12 assists, while Colton Compton and Logan Love each added 10.
Lucas Mead gave Gladwin (2-6, 2-4) 15 points and seven assists.
BEAVERTON 38, GLADWIN 25 GIRLS BKB
Beaverton, a defending league champion, was within striking range but could never get its offense rolling in a 38-25 defeat.
Gladwin (2-6, 2-4), averaging 14-11, remained unchanged until the final stanza.
We played strong defense, but we struggled with our outside shot, said Gladwin coach Jerome Smalley.
Ava Gary paced Gladwin with 10 points, while Lizzie Haines added eight.
Ryland McDaniels of the Ogemaw Heights boys basketball team
BOYS BKB: OGEMAW HEIGHTS 59, TAWAS 49
Ogemaw Heights is not looking for a much-needed win, but instead sat on just one point through the quarter.
The Falcons fought back for a 59-49 victory over Tawas.
Ogemaw was 11-1 after one quarter while the Falcons still dwindled 26-17 at the half. But the Falcons turned the tide with an 18-7 third-quarter run then finished the transaction with a 24-point final frame.
In the win, Hudson Hodgins secured a 21-point, 15-rebound advantage. Ryland McDaniels came up big with 11 points and nine assists, while Lucas Courtemanche scored nine points and Kooper Klann eight.
Tawas beat Gavin Dukaj 16 times to reach the 61st spot in the table, putting Alex Kaems on hold.
BOYS BKB: CASS CITY 64, VASSAR 61
Cass City beat Vassar 64-61 in a tall game.
Patrick finished with 25 points behind Cass City, beating Riley Swiderski 13, Mike Fernald 12 and Aiden Torres eight respectively.
BOYS BKB: PECK 50, AKRON-FAIRGROVE 47
Isaac Squires provided a great performance for Akron-Fairgrove, but Peck had enough patience to win the 50-47 NCTL Stripes match.
The Vikings kept them within striking distance throughout the season, thanks to the Gatlin Guild's seven points.
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Reese's Croswell-Lexington is located in the Reese neighborhood.
Gladwin Park at Houghton Lake
Tawas is situated in the Midland Calvary.
At Lincoln Alcona, Oscoda is located in the Lincoln Alcona.
Pinconning in Ogemaw Heights
Mio, Rogers City, is based in Mio.
At All Saints, Akron-Fairgrove is located on Akron-Fairgrove.
Birch Run at Unionville-Sebewaing
Tawas is located in the Midland Calvary.
Hale, based in Saginaw Arts & Sciences, is a studio that caters to Saginaw Arts & Sciences.
St. Helen Heston at Whittemore-Prescott
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