Pine River takes victory over Roscommon | Sports
LEROY — It wasn’t so pretty, but they’ll accept it.
Pine River cruised to a 50-36 victory over Roscommon in a Highland Conference boys’ basketball contest on Friday.
“We survived the game,” Pine River coach Brian Goodenow said. “That’s the best way I can say it.
“Like most, we have so many guys who are sick and out or playing through, and I’m very proud of the effort we put in despite that. Isaiah (Dennis) was a monster from the start, with 10 points and six boards in the first quarter.After that they packed us up and tried to take him out which opened three-point looks for Cole Crawford and he shot well.
Pine River led 15-4 after the first quarter and 25-14 at halftime. It was 34-21 going into the fourth quarter.
Dennis finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds while Crawford had 13 points and eight rebounds. Austin Dean added 11 points.
Pine River is at Houghton Lake on Monday.
MESICK – Mesick started strong and earned a 63-26 win over Walkerville in a West Michigan D Conference contest.
The Bulldogs led 17-2 after the first quarter and 30-7 at halftime.
Conner Simmer beat Mesick with 21 points while Tyler Sexton had 14 and Wyatt Thomas added 13.
The Bulldogs (16-0 overall, 15-0 WMD) host Buckley today.
BUCKLEY – Buckley outplayed Northwest Conference opponent Onekama at home with an 88-48 win.
After leading 25-14 in the first quarter, the Bears opened the game with a bang, taking a 55-22 lead at halftime.
Landon Kulawiak led the Bears with 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Three players scored 16 points, including Jackson Kulawiak, Tyler Milarch and Ty Breihtaupt. Kyle Kaczanowski added eight points, six rebounds and four assists.
Friday’s win was the Bears’ sixth in a row and improved their record to 14-3.