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Soaring Eagles split with Lakers

December 8, 2012
Daily Press

MACKINAC ISLAND - The Hannahville boys gained the upper hand early Friday night, cruising to a 68-45 basketball triumph over the Mackinac Island Lakers.

Hannahville led 15-5 after the first quarter and 32-13 at halftime of the Northern Lights League contest.

"We actually to little bit of a flat start," said Hannahville coach Seth Miller. "Although, it's good to know we can overcome that and build momentum. In the third quarter, our entire focus was on playing defense. Only, we had a lot of turnovers tonight. We need to clean that up."

Seth Williams scored 21 points for the Soaring Eagles, who improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the league. Justin Larson added 15 and Marty Thorbahn had 14.

"We're pleased with the overall effort," said Miller. "We had a couple guys come off the bench and do real well."

Justin Acosta scored 20 points and Will Barnwell hit 12 for Mackinac Island. The Lakers played without Leo Horn due to a shoulder injury. Today, they will also be without Jeremy Hepker, who's taking his ACT test.

Fact Box


Hannahville 0 9 14 12 - 35

Mackinac Island 9 13 8 12 - 42

Hannahville - Manitowabi 12, Williams 10, Saldana 2, K. Sagataw 11. FT: 4-9; F: 8; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goal: K. Sagataw.

Mackinac Island - Nash 7, Armstrong 18, Tokarz 16, Roguska 1. FT: 2-4; F: 12; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: Armstrong 4.


Hannahville 15 17 22 14 - 68

Mackinac Island 5 8 10 22 - 45

Hannahville - McCullough 2, Boda 7, Larson 15, M. Thorbahn 14, Williams 21, Meshigaud 3, Sagataw 6. FT: 5-9; F: 13; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: Larson 3, Sagataw 2, Williams, Meshigaud.

Mackinac Island - Armstrong 4, Acosta 20, Fisher 4, Hepker 5, Will Barnwell 12. FT: 3-6; F: 11; Fouled out: Hepker; 3-point field goals: Barnwell 2.

"Not having Leo really hurt them," said Miller. "That would have given them a little more bench, and not having Jeremy leaves them with just five players."

The Hannahville girls went 0-for-11 from the field in the first quarter and dropped a 42-35 decision. They trailed 9-0 after the opening eight minutes and trailed by as many as 15 points in the second stanza.

"We came out very cold and tight," said Hannahville coach Tom Ohman. "Six of the shots we missed in the first quarter were layups. I think it was nerves. They put on a full-court press and we didn't handle it too well in the first half. We finally came out with a little more confidence in the third quarter. We're very proud of the way the girls fought back. This is something we can learn from and move on."

Sophie Manitowabi led the Soaring Eagles (2-1 overall, 1-1 league) with 12 points. Katlyn Sagataw added 11 and Selena Williams had 10.

Haley Armstrong paced the Lakes with 18. Haley Tokarz had 16.

"Armstrong hurt us from top of the key," said Ohman.

The teams were set to play again this morning.



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