Boys Varsity Basketball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
ALPENA, MI - The Alpena Boys Basketball team got a record-setting 29 point effort from Chris DeRocher in a 74-45 victory over Sault Ste Marie on Tuesday night. DeRocher came into the game needing 29 points to break Butch Feher's record of 1,435 career points set in 1972. DeRocher immediately went to work scoring 10-points in the opening quarter, including an NBA range three-pointer, as the Wildcats took a 23-4 lead. The Wildcats continued to pour it on as they took a 39-16 lead into the halftime break, including 21 from DeRocher. With 7:13 remaining in the game DeRocher was fouled on a drive to the basket needing to make one free throw to break the record. He hit the first free throw igniting a deafening cheer from the large crowd in attendance. DeRocher finished the game with 29 points while Bruz Copping contributed 16 points. Alpena (10-2, 3-2 BNC) travel to league-leading Petoskey on Friday night.