Boys Varsity Basketball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
ALPENA, MI - The Alpena Boys Basketball team got a career-high 40 points from Chris DeRocher in their 79-67 victory over Escanaba on Friday night. Escanaba got the early jump by using their size to muscle their way to an 8-3 lead. Alpena would make the right adjustments and outscore the Eskymos 20-10 to take a 23-18 lead after the opening quarter. DeRocher took over in the 2nd Quarter to score 20 first-half points as the Wildcats led 43-31 at the break. After the break, the Wildcats kept their feet on the gas as a Kelly Stark three-pointer pushed the lead to 19-points midway through the 3rd quarter. DeRocher finished the night with 40 points, which moves him to within 97 points of Butch Feher's career point record of 1,436. Bruz Copping added 13 points, while Stark and Jadon Duncan contributed eight points respectively. Escanaba (4-4) was led by Jared Nash with 20 points. Alpena (7-1, 2-1 BNC) host Sault Ste. Marie on Tuesday night at the Gillespie Gymnasium.