Dec. 8 boys and girls basketball results
AE boys win season opener
AKRON-FARIGROVE — The Arenac Eastern boys’ basketball team won its first game of the season, besting Akron-Fairgrove on the road, 65-36.
The Eagles led 26-12 at the half and then exploded for 21 points in the third quarter. Akron-Fairgrove put up only nine points in the third.
Graham Morgan led the way with 13 points, with Kyle Zobel, Al Bilacic and Kyle Kovacs each registered 12. Kovacs also recorded four blocks.
AuGres boys 0-1 after road loss in Alcona
LINCOLN–ALCONA — The AuGres-Sims boys’ basketball team trailed by merely four points after the third quarter, but were outscored 30-19 in the final period and ended up losing to Lincoln-Alcona 75-60.
Despite the loss, Travis Byard had a strong offensive night, putting up 30 points.
Lady Spartans bested by Essexville-Garber
PINCONNING — A double-double for Casey Vieau wasn’t enough to lift the Spartans against Essexville-Barger on Dec. 8.
Despite outscoring EG in the second and fourth quarters, Pinny couldn’t rise above a nine-point deficit after the first quarter, which grew when the Spartans were outscored by ten points in the third period.
Vieau recorded 13 points and ripped down 16 rebounds – a team high in both stats.
McBain hands SSC girls first loss
MCBAIN — The road was harsh to the Standish-Sterling Central girls’ basketball team on Dec. 8, as the girls suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of McBain.
McBain handily defeated the Panthers 53-28. SSC is now 2-1.