Arenac Eastern takes down Atlanta


TWINING — The Arenac Eastern boys basketball team ran away in the second half Friday night against Atlanta, winning 66-46.

Coach Bob Morgan said AE wrapped up the first half with a 24-20 lead, before scoring 23 in the third quarter, and 19 in the fourth to wrap it up. Despite the win, Morgan said he sees some room for improvement.

“We shot poorly again,” Morgan said. “Atlanta is better than their record shows. Talking with their coach after the game, he said they’ve improved a lot. They’re a lot better than they were last year, but their record doesn’t show that.”

Graham Morgan was the top scorer for Arenac Eastern, with 26 points. Kyle Zobel was the only other AE player with double-digits, scoring 13 points.

Morgan said he isn’t quite sure how to get his team shooting better.

“We shot a lot this week in practice, and it didn’t work,” he said, adding that AE was lucky to not be facing a tougher team.

“If we play like that again against a good team we’ll be in trouble,” Morgan said.

AE next heads to Fairview on Tuesday, a team that they beat at home earlier in the season.

“We’ll have our hands full there,” Morgan said. “They’re quick.”

Morgan said AE will be working on its defense to prepare for the matchup.

Arenac Eastern is 5-5 on the season.


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