From staff reports
Kingsley school records for three-pointers and assists in a game were broken as the Stags beat Benzie Central 63-32 in girls basketball on Friday.
Leah Hall set the mark for threes with 8 — part of a 26-point night — while Autumn Goggin dished out 15 assists in the victory. Lilly Rawlings added 17 points for the Stags (4-2, 2-1 Northwest) and Alysia Folkersma grabbed seven rebounds.
Manah Harrison scored 10 points for Benzie.
Kingsley is at Cheboygan on Jan. 3.
Pauline Leusten scored 17 points and MacKenna Kelly had 13 points as Frankfort remained undefeated with a 70-28 win over Mesick.
Leusten added three steals and Kelly chipped in six assists and five steals for the Panthers (6-0), who led 21-4 after one period and 43-13 at the half.
Clara Jurik had eight points for Mesick.
Frankfort faces St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran on Dec. 27 at Davenport College.
Six players scored five or more points as Kalkaska’s balanced attack downed host Grayling 54-38.
The Blazers (4-1, 2-0 Lake Michigan Conference) — who play next in a Jan. 4, 3 p.m. game against Oak Park at The Palace of Auburn Hills — were led by Taylor Birgy’s 10 points and four assists.
Reyann Homan added eight points and five rebounds, Sapphire Lajewski had nine points and four steals, Sydney Terry produced seven points, four assists and four steals, Micah Lajewski chipped in five points, five rebounds and four steals and Paige Waterman had six points.
Grayling (3-2, 0-2 LMC) was paced by 13 points from Sam Denno and nine by Erica Umlor.
Elk Rapids 48
Boyne City 39
Bridget Hintz and Paige Granger led Elk Rapids to a 48-39 Lake Michigan Conference victory over Boyne City.
Hintz had 17 points and 16 rebounds and Granger put up 14 points and 12 boards, including six points in a key 15-5 fourth-quarter run.
The Elks (4-2, 3-0 LMC) host TC St. Francis on Jan. 6.
Rainy McCune paced Boyne City with 10 points.
Suttons Bay 37
Jane Hursey and Delaney Kaufman led Suttons Bay to a 37-33 Northwest Conference road victory.
Hursey scored nine points and Kaufman had six points, 15 rebounds and five steals for the Norse (3-3, 2-1 NWC). Kaylee Pattison scored seven points and Waskwane Stonefish had six steals.
Marlee Harris scored 12 and Jordyn Barley 11 for the Bears.
Forest Area 18
Leighten Koepke led three players in double digits as Bellaire posted a 55-18 Ski Valley Conference victory over Forest Area.
Koepke had 14 points, three assists and three rebounds.
Tiarre Clovis added 10 points and nine boards, while Madalyn Balon chipped in 10 points, four rebounds and four steals for the Eagles (4-1, 3-0 SVC).
Forest Area (1-5) was led by Ally Schuster’s eight points.
Central Lake 40
Central Lake rallied to escape with a 40-34 Ski Valley Conference victory over an improved Mancelona team.
The Ironmen led 22-17 at halftime and 26-23 going into the fourth quarter before a 17-8 final stanza advantage for the Trojans (4-2, 3-1 SVC).
Haley Bearden had 19 points, including nine in the fourth quarter as she knocked down seven of nine free throws. Haley Patton added 10 points and 13 rebounds, hitting six of eight from the charity stripe. The Trojans were 10 of 13 from the line in the fourth.
Emily Nixon led Mancelona (2-2, 1-1 SVC) with 10 points and Tyra Oetting had nine.
Inland Lakes 33
Devin Bristley scored 15 points and led four Onaway players in double digits in a 58-33 Ski Valley Conference victory over Inland Lakes.
Erika Price added 14 points and Jade Galer 12 for the Cardinals (2-3, 1-2 SVC).
Inland Lakes was led by Allison Furst’s 10 points.
Gaylord St. Mary 69
Gaylord St. Mary went into the holiday break in a convincing way, beating Pellston 69-30.
The Snowbirds (5-0) were led by Bekah Myler’s 26 points. Kari Borowiak added 20 points. Leading Pellston was Kelly Lewis with 15 points.
St. Mary hosts Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart on Jan. 3.
Boyne City 65
Elk Rapids 62
Boyne City stayed undefeated with a tight 65-62 Lake Michigan Conference victory over Elk Rapids, handing the Elks their first loss of the year.
Boyne City led 21-12 after one period and 33-26 at the half, but Elk Rapids surged back in the third and tied the game 45-45. The Ramblers led 61-60 with 30 seconds left, but Elk Rapids couldn’t convert at the foul line in crunch time. The Elks struggled mightily at the line in the game, going 3-for-13. Boyne City, meanwhile, was 21 of 27.
The Ramblers improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in LMC play. Cole Butler scored 16 points, Ryan Carson 13, Cory Redman 12 and Maceo Vroman 11 for Boyne.
Nikola Dimitrov and Shae Somers scored 15 points each for the Elks (3-1, 1-1 LMC), who also had 10 points each from Adam Trautman and Cole Walker.
Grayling had four players reach double figures as the Vikings beat Kalkaska 81-32.
Tyler McClanahan led the high-scoring Vikings (4-0) with 17 points. Matt Burrell added 13, Michael Branch 11 and Geoff Wilson 10.
Kameron Cavanaugh had seven to lead the Blazers.
Grayling hosts Boyne City on Jan. 7.
Rogers City 26
For the second straight night Onaway put on an offensive show, this time pouring it on against Rogers City, 79-26.
On Thursday the Cardinals scored 50 in the first half on the way to an easy win over Gaylord St. Mary and nearly matched that against the Hurons, taking a 46-17 lead into the break.
Joe O’Bradovich had 23 points and eight boards for Onaway (3-1), Carlos Bautista added 18 points and 10 boards, Andrew Prow had 18 points — on 6-for-10 shooting from three-point range. Joe Sigsby contributed with four points, seven assists and five steals.
Rogers City was led by nine points from Chris Lopez.
Onaway is at Central Lake on Jan. 7.
— Compiled by James Cook and Chris Dobrowolski