HALE, Mich. — Two weeks ago, Oscoda’s Brayden Mallak became the sixth player in Oscoda history to reach 1,000 career points. On Friday, it’s safe to say that Owen Franklin had a night he will never forget. The junior became the seventh Owl to reach 1,000 career points as Oscoda (17-0) hands Hale their third loss of the season.
“It means a lot,” said Franklin. “All my teammates and coaches put me in great situations and I do my best to help the team.”
Coming into this game, Franklin needed 18 points to reach the milestone. From the opening tip to the final buzzer, he was putting on a show. Franklin finished with 16 points in the first half. Fast forward to the middle of the third quarter, Franklin received a pass from Mallak and was able to lay it up and in to accomplish the milestone.
It was another strong outing for No. 14 as he finished with 26 points on the night. Brayden Mallak led the Owls in scoring with 28 points, while Gabe Kellstrom finished with six points.
On the other side, Hale (15-3) showed no quit. Joseph Kimmerer kept the Eagles in this match. The senior led the team in the scoring department with 37 points. Trent Kangas added seven points, while Joel Bovee and Garrett Beebe each finished with six points.
Oscoda will square off with Ogemaw Heights (9-6) on Feb. 28. Meanwhile, Hale will look to get back on track as they host Atlanta (6-10) on Feb. 26.