ELK RAPIDS — Harbor Springs overtook Elk Rapids in the final minute for a 48-45 Lake Michigan Conference boys basketball win.
The Elks, who trailed by 11 at half, led 45-44 with a minute to go.
“We clawed our way back and got over the hump,” Elks coach Luke Johnson said. “But we couldn’t stay over the hump.”
Neil Zoerhof led the Rams with 16 points. Spencer Kloss added 14 and Pete Lauer 10.
Shae Somers paced the Elks (9-9, 6-7) with 12 points and six rebounds. Adam Trautman contributed 10 points.
Forest Area 69
Gaylord St. Mary 52
Austin Vance netted 21 points as Forest Area topped Gaylord St. Mary 69-52 in a Ski Valley Conference clash.
Chad Roberts chipped in 15 points, Justin Burke 14 and Scott Sedwick 12 for the Warriors (12-5, 11-4). Burke also pulled down 14 rebounds and dished out six assists.
Nick Harrington’s 17 points led St. Mary (7-10, 5-9). Matt Spyhalski added 12. St. Mary travels to Inland Lakes tonight.
Engadine topped Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian Academy 73-52 in non-conference play.
Aaron Chatfield put up 35 points, 12 rebounds and seven steals for NMCA, while Jake Lovitt added 10 points.
The Eagles (6-10) host Wolverine today at 6 p.m.
Suttons Bay 32
Jane Hursey scored a game-high 12 points to lead Suttons Bay to a 32-23 Northwest Conference win over Mesick to take the Norsemen into the playoffs on a wining note.
Beedoskah Stonefish added seven points for the Norse (3-16), who play Grand Traverse Academy — a team they beat in the regular season — in the first round of districts Wednesday at Lake Leelanay St. Mary’s.
Chrissy Spoor led Mesick with nine points.
Glen Lake 48
Benzie Central 25
Scotlyn Brengman scored 21 points to lead Glen Lake to a 48-25 Northwest Conference win over Benzie Central.
The Lakers held Benzie scoreless in the third quarter and had a 28-7 advantage in the second half after a close first half saw the Huskies pull within two points at the intermission.