2017-12-07 / Sports

Boys Basketball Roundup

Compiled by Mike Gallagher, Sports Reporter

Bad Axe

Sophomore Jack Clancy started off his varsity career on an impressive note Monday night, as he scored a gamehigh 20 points for Bad Axe in their season opener against Blue Water Area Conference foe Imlay City, 68-65. “We really ran the floor, and shot the ball well,” said Clancy, who made four three-pointers in his first varsity game. The Hatchets led 34-31 at halftime, and outscored the Spartans 21-17 in the third quarter. Imlay City fought back in the fourth quarter, outscoring Bad Axe 17-13, but it was not enough, and the Hatchets held on for their first win of the season. Joe Messing was also dangerous from downtown for Bad Axe, as he made three triples in the game, on his way to a 14 point performance. Cody Talaski added 12 points for the Hatchets. Bad Axe (1-0, 0-0) has three straight home games coming up, as they play Harbor Beach on Friday, Kingston on Monday, and Ubly next Wednesday.


The Eagles opened up the season in strong fashion, defeating Akron- Fairgrove, 54-25, Monday night. Strong defensive efforts in the first and third quarters sparked Caseville to victory, as they held the Vikings to just two points in the first quarter, and three points in the third. Michael Kelly was also a big reason for the quick start for the Eagles, as he scored eight of his game-high 12 points in the first quarter. Kelly was one of three players who scored double-digit points for Caseville, as Kaden Geilhart and Sawyer Kozfkay scored 11 and 10 points, respectively. AJ Pattengill and Chance Shippey both scored six points for the Eagles. Akron-Fairgrove was led in scoring by Kenneth Hawley, who had nine points. Caseville (1-0, 0-0) hosts Kingston next on Thursday night, and then hosts Mayville next Thursday.


A big third quarter effort sparked Lakers to their first win of the season, Monday night. EPBP led North Huron 32-21 at the half, and then came out firing in the third quarter, outscoring the Warriors, 23-11. The final score was 67-42 in favor of the Lakers. It was a balanced scoring attack that led Lakers to the win, as Corey Manenti and Brady Smith both scored 13 points, and Andrew Siegfried scored 11. EPBP is now 1-0 on the season, and their next two games are Friday, when they host Ubly (1-0), and Wednesday, when they travel to Sandusky.


The Bulldogs opened the season Wednesday night at home against Mayville after press. Their next two games will be Monday at Landmark Academy, and next Thursday at North Huron.

North Huron

Ty Knoblock’s game-high 14 points were not enough for the Warriors Monday night against Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port, as they fell in their season opener, 67-42. Alex Schornack added 10 points, and Brandon Berry scored nine points, in the loss. North Huron is now 0-1 on the season, and on Thursday night, will travel to Peck, who is also 0-1. On Monday they will host a 1-0 Caseville team.


The Bearcats defeated Deckerville, in their non-conference, season opener Monday night, 57-40. The first quarter set the tone for the game, as Ubly raced out to an 18-8 lead. Casey Sweeney scored seven of his game-high 16 points in the first quarter. The Bearcats outscored the Eagles in the second and third quarters as well, 13-10, and 16-11. Seven of the eight players for Ubly scored. Matt Maikrzek scored nine points, and Ryan Sweeney, Jake Uhl, and Anthony Sweeney each scored eight points. Ubly was 11-of-14 from the free throw line, and made four three-pointers. The Bearcats are 1-0 on the season now, and travel to Lakers Friday night. After that they travel to Bad Axe on Wednesday.


The Patriots open their season on Friday night at Marlette, after that their next game is next Friday at Ubly.

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