Alpena advances to district semifinal

Friday, February 15, 2019

Senior Corey Holsted scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 13 minutes on Tuesday to lead Alpena to a 68-31 victory over Northwest Arkansas Classical in the first round of the 1A-1 conference tournament at Jasper.

Holsted made six of 11 shots from the floor and all four of his free throw attempts for Alpena (19-12), which led 22-5 after one quarter and 44-15 at halftime.

Jonathan Stone added 11 points in just 11 minutes of playing time. Stone went 5-for-5 from the floor and made one of his two free throws. Garrett Cook also scored 11 points for the Leopards.

Alpena, which assured itself a berth in next week’s regional tournament at County Line High School in Branch, played Jasper in the semifinals of the conference tournament Thursday.

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