LEROY \u2014 Pine River\u2019s boys and girls basketball teams both have Highland Conference games coming up against tough teams. The Pine River girls are home against Lake City on Thursday, while the Bucks are at McBain Northern Michigan Christian on Friday. Both varsity teams were scheduled to be home Monday against Lakeview in nonleague action. Lakeview didn\u2019t have school because of the weather and postponed its games with Pine River. There was no immediate word on a makeup date. \u201cWe\u2019re going to sure try,\u201d Pine River boys coach Brian Goodenow said of rescheduling the Lakeview game. \u201cWe\u2019d like to have a full slate of games. It\u2019s going to be tough. They\u2019re pretty regimented into Tuesdays and Fridays. It might be a challenge. I think both teams want to play it.\u201d Lake City\u2019s girls are in first place in the Highland. \u201cThey beat McBain by 25 the other night,\u201d Pine River girls coach Shawn Ruppert said. \u201cThey\u2019re pretty good this year. We\u2019ll have to play well. We won\u2019t be able to have our typical lapses. I think we can do it. But we\u2019ll have to play better than what we have in most of our games this year. We play well at times. We haven\u2019t been consistent.\u201d The Bucks on Jan. 12 defeated Marion 49-13. Julie Justin had 16 points and six steals, followed by Kierra Justin with 14 points and 12 points, and KayLee Goodman with 10 points and 10 rebounds. \u201cWe got up early and everybody played,\u201d Ruppert said. \u201cWe ended up with 48 rebounds and had 16 steals. I was happy with our defense.\u201d Last Friday, the Bucks defeated McBain Northern Michigan Christian 46-31. Julie Justin scored 19 points, while Goodman had 10 points. Kierra Justin added nine points and 13 rebounds. \u201cJulie had a good night shooting,\u201d Ruppert said. \u201cOtherwise, we didn\u2019t shoot that well. We were up 20-15 at halftime and had 18 points in the third quarter.\u201d The Pine River girls are 6-3 overall and 4-1 in the Highland. The boys were scheduled to play Marion at home Tuesday night and will be at McBain NMC on Friday in league contests. Last Thursday, the Bucks lost to McBain at home 71-44. Tyler Wing scored 14 points, while Mason Powell had 13 points and Hunter Esiline netted nine points for Pine River. The Bucks shot 35 percent from the floor and committed 30 turnovers.