From Staff Reports
PETOSKEY — Marquette returned the favor.
After losing to Petoskey in the second game of the season, the Redettes knocked off the Northmen Monday in a girls Class A district basketball opener with a 53-46 victory.
Marquette moves on to play at TC West on Wednesday. The loss ended a 14-game winning streak for Petoskey (17-3).
Courtney LaFreniere had nine points for the Redettes while Liana Storm and Hunter Viitala each had eight.
Marquette was 16-for-24 from the free-throw line while Petoskey was 3-for-6.
The Northmen had 20 points from Kelsey Ance while Megan Tompkins had 12 points.
TC West 37
TC West hit the road for a 37-28 win over Alpena in the Class A district opener.
The Titans (9-12) now host Marquette on Wednesday.
Kiley Kreple had 12 points, seven rebounds and three steals in the win while Katie Placek had 12 points and five rebounds.
Kingsley avenged a 47-18 loss to Cadillac in early December with a 56-50 triumph in an opening-round Class B district game at Manistee.
The Stags (18-3) will face Ludington on Wednesday.
Autumn Goggin paced Kingsley with 29 points and eight rebounds. Danielle Fulker added six points and had a strong game defensively.
Kingsley led 34-24 at half.
Abbey Fuller, Mary Emington and Selena Golnick all scored 11 points for Cadillac.
St. Francis 64
East Jordan 25
St. Francis moved on in the Class C district with a 64-25 win over East Jordan.
The Gladiators (19-2) host Glen Lake on Wednesday in the semifinals.
Liza Erickson finished with 19 points for St. Francis while Kaitlin Feeney had 10 points. Brianna Newberry had nine points for the Red Devils.
Elk Rapids 40
Elk Rapids stayed alive in the Class C district with a 40-34 win over Charlevoix.
The Elks (12-8) play Boyne City on Wednesday. The teams split in the regular season with each winning on home court.
Rachel Hintz had 12 points while Michelle Costa added 10 points for Elk Rapids. Charlevoix had 12 points from Madeline Boss and 10 each from Sidney Carlson and Courtney Putman.
Johannesburg-Lewiston rolled to a 63-7 win in the Class C district opener.
The Cardinals (19-2) had 14 points, seven steals, four rebounds and four assists from Abby Schlicher while Brittany Cherwinski had 10 points and two steals. Katelyn Weaver had nine rebounds, Madison Showerman had six rebounds and four assists while Hannah Huff had four steals.
Joburg hosts Tawas on Wednesday.
Oscoda ended Mancelona’s season with a 57-35 win in the Joburg Class C district.
Andrea Rousseau led Oscoda with 14 points. The Ironmen had 13 points from Mackenzie Willson while Vanessa Batchelor had 10 points.
Gaylord St. Mary 54
Gaylord St. Mary picked up its third win of the year against Bellaire with a 54-26 victory.
The Snowbirds (19-2) had 14 points and seven rebounds from Mary Spyhalski while Kari Borowiak and Christina Smith had 11 points each.
Katie Thornton had 11 points for Bellaire.
Forest Area 43
Forest Area won its first district basketball game since 1995 with a 43-29 triumph over Mesick in the Class D district at Bear Lake.
“Most of our kids weren’t even born then (1995),” coach Ron Stremlow said.
Emily Gonyer paced the Warriors with 19 points, five assists and four steals. Kourtni Birgy added eight points and 23 rebounds.
Forest Area, which led 13-4 after the first quarter, faces Bear Lake on Wednesday.
Leland moved on to the Class D district semifinal with a 54-21 win over Northport.
The Comets (8-13) had 13 points, six steals and three assists from Libby Munoz while Whitney Schaub, Caitlin McKee and Madison Trumble all had eight points.
Autumn Huck had nine points for the Wildcats.
Big Rapids Crossroads 48
McBain NMC 47
McBain Northern Michigan Christian rallied from a seven-point deficit to take a 47-45 lead in the final 84 seconds of regulation but Malory Carson of visiting Big Rapids Crossroads nailed a clutch 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining to give the Cougars a dramatic 48-47 victory.
NMC junior Emma Towers took a shot from the lane at the buzzer that flirted with the rim before falling out.
Crossroads (19-2) advanced to a semifinal game Wednesday against Marion (6-14). The Comets close out the season with a 12-8 mark.
The Cougars led 45-38 with 1:24 left to play before NMC rallied to take the lead as Paige Schoo drained a pair of free throws, juniors Brittany Hoekwater and Towers both converted steals into breakaway buckets and Hoekwater also drained a 3-pointer.
Hoekwater, Towers and Adri Sigafoose each scored nine to pace NMC while Sydney Dick hit for eight and Schoo for six. Hoekwater also recorded five steals and Towers had four.
Manton hit a 3-pointer with 9 seconds left to send the game to overtime and came away with a 63-58 win over Buckley.
Brock Clough led the Rangers with 15 points.
For the Bears, Dustin Tandy had 15 points, Michael Baldinger had 13 and Austin Burmania scored 10 points.
Buckley is at Big Rapids Crossroads today.
GT Academy 72
Max Boothroyd had 16 points and five steals to lead GT Academy to a 72-31 win over Leelanau.
The Mustangs (6-7) had 15 points, nine rebounds and five steals from Dan Lock while Alex Houston also scored 15.
Max Craven-Selka had 13 points for Leelanau.
@Scores:Norman, Lamberti win ndoor titles
Cadillac’s Riley Norman won the state indoor championship in the shot put and Petoskey’s Louis Lamberti in the high jump Saturday at Central Michigan University.
Norman had a toss of 57’2.5”. Petoskey’s Tommy Roush was fourth at 52-1.
Lamberti sailed 6-8 in the high jump. Traverse City Central’s Aaron Taylor placed third in the high jump (6-2) and seventh in the 60-meter hurdles (8.49).
Central’s T.J. Schwannecke took 13th in the 400 (52.96) and West’s Tyler Johnson 20th (53.41).
Central’s 3200 relay took ninth in 8:42.5.
Central’s Katie Moses was ninth in the 800 (2:21.4).