Sports News in Brief

GIRLS BASKETBALL

PINE RIVER 55, LAKE CITY 23

LAKE CITY — The Pine River Bucks girls basketball team improved to 12-3 overall and 9-2 in the Highland conference on Thursday night in a 55-23 win over Lake City.

Kassy Nelson led the Bucks with 17 points and 11 rebounds while Kierra Justin also had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Michelle Kelsey chipped in 10 points in the victory and Julie Justin had eight points, seven assists and 11 steals.

BOYS BASKETBALL

PINE RIVER 55, MARION 34

MARION — The Pine River boys basketball team kept its  perfect record in Highland Conference play intact with a 55-34 victory over Marion on Friday.

The Bucks (14-1, 11-0 Highland) rode a 31-13 halftime lead to victory as Mitchell McDonald led Pine River with 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals. Brandon Hoaglund recorded eight points while Lucas Harris had eight points and rebounds apiece and Greg Parks had five points and 12 rebounds off the bench.

“We struggled shooting, once again,” said Pine River coach Brian Goodenow. “Both teams did. Our defense bailed us out. We limited their opportunities. We rebounded much better than we have. The last couple of games we’re doing a much better job of locking down the boards.

“Shooting, I’m not too worried about. We’ll come around,” He continued. “We have guys with enough experience who won’t stay in a slump. We’ll be fine.”

PINE RIVER 59, MCBAIN NMC 27

LEROY — The Pine River Bucks boys basketball team improved to 13-1 overall and 10-1 in Highland Conference play on Tuesday night (Feb. 11) with a 59-27 victory over McBain Northern Michigan Christian.

The Bucks were up just 25-16 at halftime but outscored NMC 34-11 in the second half to pick up the conference win.

Skyler Nelson led the way for the Bucks with 15 points while Mitchell McDonald contributed 14 points and six rebounds. Brandon Hoaglund had nine rebounds in the victory and Brandon Fulks made an impact off the bench with seven boards. Lucas Harris also swiped six rebounds.

REED CITY SPORTSMAN CLUB

Week 6 Winter League Results

Trap: Jack Adrianse III 24, Jack Boden 24, Bill Yost 24, Tom Yost 24, Mark Curtiss 23, Mike Adrianse 23, Pete Adrianse 23, Frank Fellows 23, Ken Pollaski, Jr. 22, Terry Getts 22, Howie Lodholtz 22, Paul Hittle 22, Gordy Paine 22, Kathy Yost 22

Skeet: John Ashcraft 24, Jack Adrianse III 23, Brian Erickson 23, Mark Curtiss 23, Howie Lodholtz 23, Pete Adrianse 22, Dan Sorden 22, Dick Nethers 22, Ken Pollaski, Jr. 21.