From staff reports
MCBAIN — Cadillac rallied from a 47-45 deficit with 1:27 remaining to overtake host McBain on Thursday and post a 50-47 victory.
Senior Jalen Brooks, who paced the Vikings with 20 points, converted a clutch three-point play after making a steal to give the visitors a 48-47 lead with 40 seconds to go and then Andrew Emington drained a pair of free throws with 5.9 seconds left to push the lead to 50-47.
McBain senior guard Grant Gugle drove the ball up the floor and got off a 3-point shot before the buzzer but it fell just short.
Cadillac led 23-20 at the half in the seesaw battle before McBain came back to take a 34-33 lead after three quarters. The lead changed hands seven times in the final period before Cadillac finally pulled ahead for good on Brooks’ three-point play.
Justin Liptak tallied 10 for the Vikings (1-1) and Lewis Finch hit for seven.
Sophomore guard Cole Powell produced a game-high 21 points for McBain (1-1), including three from beyond the arc. His final trey temporarily put McBain ahead 47-45. Sophomore Hunter Kitson connected for nine.
James Schrader scored 15 points and Denny Hall 13 as Bellaire defeated Ellsworth 53-27 in a non-league game.
Bear Lake 86
Bryson Waller led three Bear Lake players in double figures in an 86-47 season-opening win over Onekama.
The Lakers scheduled opener Tuesday against Walkerville was postponed until Jan. 11 due to weather.
Waller put up 25 points, seven rebounds and five steals, while Riley Merrill added 15 points, four rebounds, five steals and three blocks and Tyler Johnson chipped in 11 points, 10 rebounds and six steals.
Onekama was led by 14 points from John Acton, 10 by Dallas Hearit and nine from Jarrett Sovereign.
Bear Lake (1-0, 1-0 West Michigan D League) travels Tuesday to Pentwater.
Pine River 76
TC Christian 52
Skylar Nelson scored 17 and led four Pine River players in double figures in a 76-52 win over Traverse City Christian.
Kris Crosby led Christian with 23 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists, while Ben Larkins added 12 points and six rebounds.
The Sabres (0-2) travel to Forest Area today.
Benzie Central 18
Frankfort improved to 4-0 with a 79-18 win over Benzie Central in a Northwest Conference opener for both teams.
Mackenna Kelly scored 19 points and Pauline Lausten and Hannah Nostrandt 12 apiece for the Panthers. Charlotte Warsecke had five points for Benzie.
Glen Lake 62
Kelly Bunek led a balanced attack with 15 points as Glen Lake opened Northwest Conference play with a 62-34 win over Buckley.
Jessica Lee added 14 points, Alex LaCross 12 and Maddy Brown 10 for the Lakers (2-3). Haley Baldinger’s 14 points paced Buckley.
Suttons Bay 26
Autumn Goggin scored 12 of her 14 points in the first half as Kingsley built a 29-8 intermission lead en route to a 47-26 victory.
Goggin also added 14 rebounds and four steals.
Lilly Travis added seven points and Alysia Folkersma grabbed nine rebounds for the Stags (3-1, 1-0 Northwest Conference). Kingsley hosts Glen Lake on Wednesday.
Delaney Kaufman had 17 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Norse (1-3, 0-1 Northwest), who travel Wednesday to Benzie Central.
TC Christian 29
Northport evened its record at 2-2 with a 46-29 Cherryland Conference victory over Traverse City Christian.
Yessie Perez led the Wildcats with 17 points and eight rebounds. Autumn Huck added 10 points and Mariah Kalchik nine boards.
Northport (2-2, 1-0 Cherryland) hosts the Traverse City Bulldogs on Monday and Alba on Tuesday.
Rebekah Crosby led TC Christian with 19 points.
Berry, Roush win
Traverse City Central’s Anthony Berry won the 1600 in 4:29.8 Thursday in the indoor Holiday Classic track meet at Grand Valley.
Berry is a member of the Snowdogs Track Club.
Traverse City West’s Tommy Roush won the shot put with Central’s John Piatek second (50-1.5).
Chris Brower took third in the 800 (2:04.1) and Alex Liggett third in the 60 meters (7.3). Liggett was fourth in the 60 high hurdles (8.6) and Aaron Taylor fifth (8.7). Taylor also placed fourth in the high jump (6-0) and fifth in the long jump (19-7).
On the girls side, Central’s Courtney Cadotte won the long jump (16-5) and was second in the 60 (8.01).
— Compiled by Dennis Chase, James Cook and Mike Dunn