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Roundup for Bay City: A 28-day layoff does not fade a winning stance

Roundup for Bay City: A 28-day layoff does not fade a winning stance

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 defeated Laker 64-50, winning a win against Greater Thumb West.

Lili Costilla of the All Saints girls basketball team

ALL SAINTS 33, CPS 28 GIRLS BKB GIRLS BKB GIRLS BKB

The All Saints in Bay City had no luck in a year.

And not just because of the calendar's change.

The Cougars lost a record a month to the holiday break and caused complications with coronavirus. But they made their return a triumphant one, outdued Carsonville-Port Sanilac 33-28 in the North Central Thumb League Stripes Division opener.

I told the girls it's no excuse that we've been off 28 days, All Saints coach David Debo said. We did cramp up and we did get in foul trouble, but the girls fought through and got the win, that's the thing we have to remember.

All Saints (4-2, 1-0) led 17-10 at the half, but CPS took the lead with just five minutes remaining in the game. The Cougars came up with three big steals and fed Lili Costilla for three fastbreak buckets that shook the game.

Iris Costilla, who finished with 13 points and 11 steals, sealed the win at the free-throw line. Eleanor Warren added six points and Annaka Neetz hauled down 12 assists

Savannah Hart led the CPS with eight points.

Rene Cruz of the Bay City All Saints boys basketball team.

ALL SAINTS 41, CPS 38, BOYS BKB

This was a gut-check-style game, and Bay City All Saints showed its background.

In the NCTL Stripes Division opener, the Cougars slammed a five-point deficit in the late stages to pull out a 41-38 victory over Carsonville-Port Sanilac.

Rene Cruz stepped up in a big way for the Cougars (2-5, 1-0), delivering a 19-point, 14-rebound performance that was right on the clock.

He made a lot of great decisions when it comes to the All Saints, said All Saints coach Jason Brzezinski.

Jacob Meier scored nine points, including the basket that gave All Saints the lead for keeps in the final two minutes. Steven Lukins added six points in the victory.

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

BKB: BAY CITY WESTERN 58, LAPEER 22

In Saginaw Valley League action, Bay City Western beat Lapeer 58-22.

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

Paige Humerickhouse led the Warriors (3-5, 2-2), with 14 points and seven assists, while Erica Slocum, Chloe Wittbrodt, and Olivia Jatczak each had seven assists.

BOYS BKB: LAPEER 70, BAY CITY WESTERN 47

After half-time, Bay City Western couldn't get rolling and Lapeer pounced, racing away for a 70-47 victory over the Warriors in the Saginaw Valley League.

After leading 34-23 in the third quarter, Lapeer finished the match open.

Owen Bacigalupo of the Western Conference - 3-5, 0-2, and Kaeson Frost and Miles Yurgaites of the United States - also score nine points.

Brendan Pillar put Lapeer ahead with 21 goals.

Macey Fegan, a standish terling, dribbles down the court during a girls basketball match against Frankenmuth on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com

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

The standish-Sterling played without its head coach, but it still had its main weapon.

Macey Fegan secured a 59-34 victory against Ithaca thanks to a career high. Coach Denny Wendel has missed the Tri-Valley West contest because to coronavirus concerns

"I was happy to see the girls respond and not let anything keep them from their goals," said Wendel, who credited Allison Fegan with the contest.

Macey Fegan sank 13 shots from the floor and lag down 13 steals on her big day. Molly Nelson scored six points in the first-place Panthers victory

Truman King of the Standish-Sterling boys basketball team

BOYS BKB: STANDISH-STERLING 65, ITHACA 55

Standish-Sterling outdued 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, and Chase Raymond poured in 15 points in the opening eight minutes in a bid to win a 29-point game.

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

Ithaca beat Shawn Parker to score 11 points and win a second for Shawn Parker.

Aiden Collins, a central/west forward, made a pass during a hockey match against Davison on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 in Bay City. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com

HOCKEY: BAY CITY WOLVES 7, JENISON 4

At a time when the Sharks are at critical pace, they know how to get a certain amount of gear.

The Wolves beat Jenison 7-4 in the Traverse City Showcase to remain consistent throughout the season.

The Wolves (9-4) dominated a 3-2 lead in the third period, but it erupted for four goals in the box.

We met an emotional roller coaster," said Wolves coach Zach Schalk. We lost some guys to injury, and it was a big test for us. We reacted 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, Wisenbach, Cottrell and Bowen Kraut apiece scored three goals.

Cayden Kerkau scored 20 saves in the 1-0 victory.

Mitchell Hall of Beaverton will be on the verge of completion in 2021 and 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.

Gladwin finished the game in the 51-47 race, making it a win for Beaverton.

Shad Woodruff, the co-coach for Beaverton, said that it was a fun game for the fans.

Beaverton, which was tied on just 13 free throws, led 17-8 in the first quarter and took a 37-31 lead into the final stanza. The outcome hung in the balance until the closing seconds, when the Beaverton defense clinched it by drawing a charge.

Mitchell Hall took the lead in a double-double for the Beavers with 13 points and 12 assists, while Colton Compton and Logan Love each added 10.

Lucas Mead gives Gladwin 15 points and seven assists in the two teams.

BEAVERTON 38, GLADWIN 25 GIRLS BKB: BEAVERTON 28 GIRLS BKB: BEAVERTON

Beaverton is defending league champion Gladwin, but it could never get its offense rolling in a 38-25 loss.

Gladwin (2-6, 2-4) stayed up the lead until the final stanza.

We fought hard against the enemy, but we were able to follow our outside approach, Gladwin coach Jerome Smalley said.

Ava Gary paced Gladwin with ten points, with Lizzie Haines eight points.

Ryland McDaniels of the Ogemaw Heights boys basketball team

BOYS BKB: OGEMAW HEIGHTS 59, TAWAS 49

Ogemaw Heights has sat on only one point through a quarter, looking for a much-needed win.

The Falcons beat Tawas 59-49 to find something out there.

Ogemaw trailed 11-1 after one quarter while still falling 26-17 at the half. But the Falcons turned the tide with an 18-7 third-quarter run, then finished the agreement with a 24-point final frame.

In the 71st inning, Hudson Hodgins scored 11 points and nine assists, while Lucas Courtemanche nettled nine points and Kooper Klann eight.

Tawas scored 16 points as Alex Kaems battled the ball through 11.

BOYS BKB: CASS CITY 64, VASSAR 61

Cass City clinched a 64-61 victory over Vassar as they dominated the stretch.

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

BOYS BKB: PECK 50, AKRON-FAIRGROVE 47

Isaac Squires gave Akron-Fairgrove a spectacular performance, but Peck had enough time to defeat it to win a 50-47 victory over the NCTL Stripes.

The Vikings are within striking distance throughout the season thanks to a season-high 30 points. Gatlin Guild added seven points for A-F, which misfired on a potentially game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds

The MLive Bay City Area

Basketball Calendar

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Boys Basketball

Reese, based in Croswell-Lexington, has a reputation for excellence.

Gladwin is located in Houghton Lake.

Tawas is home to Midland Calvary.

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

Pinconning at Ogemaw Heights

Mio, a corner of Rogers City, is located in Mio.

Girls Basketball

At All Saints, Akron-Fairgrove is located in Akron.

At Unionville-Sebewaing, the Birch Run is being run.

Tawas is based in Midland Calvary.

Hale, Saginaw Arts & Sciences.

St. Helen Heston at Whittemore-Prescott is headed by St. Helen Heston.

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