ALANSON — Brett Williams led the Alanson boys’ basketball team with 24 points as the Vikings slipped past Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian Academy, 62-58, Monday in a non-league matchup.
Williams connected on six 3-pointers for the Vikings, while Max Oom and Kody Wicker each turned in double-doubles. Oom finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Wicker added 10 points and 14 rebounds.
Alanson has won four of their last six games and improved to 5-6 overall.
For the Vikings, the win comes with an added sense of pride, beating their district matchup team.
“It’s a good win. Any win is a good win, but that’s our district team,” said Alanson coach Corey Geiger. “It was a shooting game and exciting game to coach, an exciting game to watch.”
The Vikings led after the first quarter 17-11, but the Eagles began to pick up their offensive push in the second quarter.
Both schools went nearly shot for shot in the second, with the Vikings closing the first half with a 33-31 lead.
At the end of three, Alanson held the upper hand once again, this time coming out with a 47-43 lead after three. They’d hold on from there with the win.
For NMCA, 6-6, Jake Lovitt had 27 points, while Aaron Chatfield had 24 points, six steals and five rebounds and Robert Taylor added seven points and 11 rebounds.
On Friday in Traverse City, Chatfield finished with 36 points, 12 rebounds, seven steals and six assists as NMCA picked up a non-league win over the Traverse City Bulldogs, 59-50.
Also for the Eagles, Taylor had 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Lovitt had nine points.
Boyne Falls 78, Atlanta 31
BOYNE FALLS — Boyne Falls freshman Marcus Matelski finished with a game-high 36 points and 10 rebounds as the Loggers picked up a non-league win Monday.
Also for the Loggers, 11-1 overall and winners of their last nine straight games, Brandon Matelski had 14 points and five steals while Andrew Stevens added 10 points.
The Loggers led 18-10 at the end of the first quarter and pushed thier advantage to 41-27 at halftime. Boyne Falls then held Atlanta to just four second half points.
Max Reed added eight points for Boyne Falls, while Crosby Boettger came off the bench and added seven rebounds and five steals.
“Overall, it was a really solid effort from us and it was a real phyiscal game,” Boyne Falls coach Tim Smith said. “Crosby Boettger, a senior, came off the bench and played with some toughness inside and he played outstanding for us.”
Smith also lauded the defensive efforts of Marcus Matelski, Brendon Matelski, Kevin Lange and Stevens on Atlanta’s Garrett Badgero.
For Atlanta, Jacob Chambers finished with 13 points.