2018-02-11 / Sports

Lapeer drops third game in a row

BY SPORTS STAFF


Lapeer’s Drew Knickerbocker drives up and over to score against Bay City John Glenn on Jan. 26. 
Photo by Joe Oster Lapeer’s Drew Knickerbocker drives up and over to score against Bay City John Glenn on Jan. 26. Photo by Joe Oster LAPEER — The Lightning were slated to host Davison in a Pink Out game Friday, but that was postponed to Saturday because of the heavy snow that fell across the area.

Lapeer dropped its thirdstraight game on Tuesday night, losing on the road to Carman-Ainsworth 77-45.

The Cavaliers jumped out to a 17-10 lead after the first that eventually ballooned into a 39-20 advantage by halftime. Carman-Ainsworth then outscored the Lightning 38-25 in the second half to cement the victory.

Nick Jensen led Lapeer with 13 points and four rebounds. Drew Knickerbocker added eight points, and Ian McAllister contributed seven points and an assist.

Lapeer, 6-5 overall and 3-3 in conference play, is at Saginaw Heritage on Tuesday for a 7p.m. tipoff. -— J.O.


Capac’s Jordan Hellmuth assesses his options against Almont on Jan. 19. 
Photo by Austin VanDaele Capac’s Jordan Hellmuth assesses his options against Almont on Jan. 19. Photo by Austin VanDaele MAYVILLE

Jeffrey Frost scored 22 points with 12 rebounds to lead Mayville in a 54-44 loss to league rival Deckerville Tuesday.

The game was knotted at 11-apiece after one quarter, but Deckerville began to pull away after outscoring Mayville 16-12 in the second. The third quarter would prove to be the difference-maker as Deckerville outscored Mayville 15-9. Both teams scored 12 in the fourth. — L.P.

NORTH BRANCH

The Broncos lost a tough match against Birch Run on Wednesday, falling 62-48. North Branch stayed close the entire game, but struggled to close the gap.

Birch Run took an 11-6 lead in the opening quarter and extended it to 26-20 by halftime. North Branch was outscored once again in the third, 13-11. Birch Run then closed out the game with a 23-17 fourth to seal North Branch’s fate.


North Branch’s Nathan Farnsworth passes the ball against Millington on Jan. 19. 
Photo by Kevin Gregory North Branch’s Nathan Farnsworth passes the ball against Millington on Jan. 19. Photo by Kevin Gregory “This was our worst performance of the year,” said North Branch coach Mike Snoblen. “We played with no emotion or energy. Very disappointed with our performance tonight.”

Riley Bugg had a double double, putting up 19 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Nathan Martin added 11 points and Nathan Farnsworth had 10. Braden Kronz had seven rebounds and three blocks.

North Branch’s Friday night game against Frankenmuth was rescheduled for tomorrow night. The Broncos are at Bridgeport on Wednesday in a makeup game from December 13. — K.R.

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