Boys Varsity Basketball
ALPENA, MI - The Alpena Boys Basketball team wrapped up the 2018-2019 Regular Season with a 57-49 setback to Traverse City Central on Friday night. The two teams went back and forth in the opening half with the Wildcats leading 21-19 at the break. The 3rd quarter proved to be the difference in the game as the Trojans opened with a 14-0 run to take a 33-21 lead. The Wildcats responded to cut the Trojan lead to 37-30 after a Chris DeRocher bucket at the buzzer. The early 4th quarter belonged to the Wildcats as they scored the first five points after a DeRocher three and a Bruz Copping bucket, forcing a Trojan timeout. Alpena tied the game at 39-39 with 5:30 to play after another DeRocher layup. Tobin Schwannecke pushed the Trojans ahead for good scoring four consecutive points and Preston Briggs scored eight of his game-high 19 points in the 4th quarter. Alpena finishes the Regular Season 16-4 overall and 6-4 in the Big North Conference. They will open District play on Wednesday against the winner of Traverse City Central and Marquette.