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Alpena’s strong fourth quarter secures win over TC West

Chris DeRocher heads to the line after making the bucket and getting the foul call as the Wildcats continued their strong fourth quarter.

ALPENA — The Wildcats won a thriller against Traverse City West as they improve to 8-1 on the season with a 3-1 record in the Big North Conference. The loss drops TC West to 3-6 overall with a 1-2 record in the BNC.

The Wildcats and Titans played as equals in the first half, with TC West holding a steady two or four point lead while taking a 27-25 lead into halftime. Alpena managed to pull within one, but still trailed 40-39 heading into the fourth.

Alpena seniors Chris DeRocher and Bruz Copping took over the Wildcat offense in the fourth. Copping scored 12 points in the quarter while DeRocher added 9 as Alpena ran away with the 58-50 victory.

Chris DeRocher – 21 points
Bruz Copping – 20 points
Kelley Stark – 8 points
Jadon Duncan – 4 points
Colin Donajkowski – 3 points
Aiden Goike – 2 points

Andy Soma – 19 points
Pierson Szczepanski – 8 points
Parker Neu – 8 points
Odin Soffredine – 6 points
Caden Bust – 4 points
Michael Hirschenberger – 3 points
Jake Klassen – 2 points