October 25, 2014

Vikings steal late victory at AuGres

By Brent Baker
Special to the Independent
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AuGRES — Neither AuGres-Sims, nor Posen, could get on the scoreboard through most of Friday's North Star League girls basketball showdown. But in the fourth quarter, the Vikings broke the offensive stalemate and pulled away to take a key early-season 38-27 victory on the Wolverines' home floor.

Posen led 20-16 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Wolverines cut the Vikings' lead to two and had a chance to tie.

But an AGS layup missed the mark, and Posen's Tina Mulka got a shooter's roll on a 3-pointer to open up a five-point margin that the Wolverines were unable to trim.

"We just shot horribly," said AGS coach Gordie Ostrander. "Neither team could hit a shot, but that 3-pointer after our miss really hurt.

"We never got back into it after that."

Mulka led Posen (3-0, 2-0 North Star League) with 10 points, including six in the fourth quarter.

Emily Lutz scored 10 points and had seven steals for the Wolverines (2-1, 1-1). Adriane Swaffield had 15 rebounds and Tasha Trombley had 10 rebounds for AGS.

The Wolverines travel to Hale on Tuesday, Dec. 16, while Posen hosts Fairview.

AGS tops Oscoda early in the season

OSCODA — AuGres-Sims moved to 3-0 Monday, coming back from an early deficit to defeat Oscoda 53-44

The Owls led 13-8 after the first quarter, but AGS held a 45-31 advantage the rest of the way.

"Oscoda is pretty quick," said AGS coach Gordie Ostrander. "They're going to win some games. I didn't feel we played very well on defense, though.

"Offensively we played pretty well, and once we got to the third quarter we started playing harder and got a good lead."

The Wolverines shot 25-of-53 from the floor (47 percent), but hurt themselves with a 1-of-10 performance at the free throw line.

"Even if we hit just 50 percent, it wouldn't have been that close a game," Ostrander said. "We hit them in practice. We have a couple of areas of concern, but that's a big one."

Emily Lutz scored 23 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and dished out 11 assists, while Tasha Trombley had 10 points and 14 rebounds, Adriane Swaffield added 11 points and five rebounds and Tonie VanSickle had 10 points and five rebounds.

Heather Patterson scored nine for the Owls (0-3), with Rebecka Brewer and Abby Samotis adding eight apiece.

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