WEST BRANCH — Traverse City West broke an eight-game losing streak with a 32-26 win over Ogemaw Heights in a Big North Conference girls basketball match-up on Thursday.
Kimmy Bilinski had 10 points and Paris Wagner scored six points and pulled down nine rebounds in the win.
West (2-9, 2-3 Big North) took control in the first quarter and had a 7-2 lead, but Ogemaw battled back and was only down 11-8 at halftime. The contest was close throughout as West made key plays down the stretch to snap its skid.
“We fought through,” said West coach Dave Ginsberg. “It was a big win for us.”
Samantha Hasse had 12 points for Ogemaw.
Ogemaw took the junior varsity game 25-14.
West won the freshman game 40-32 as Rose Soma had 10 points and Kyali Hewitt scored eight.
The Titans host Petoskey on Monday.
TC Central 42
After starting 0-5, Alpena won its third game in its last four with a 52-42 victory over Traverse City Central.
Callie Bartkowiak led Central with 14 points, Jennifer Rose added eight and Mary Barbera had seven.
The Trojans (3-9, 3-4 Big North Conference) travel to Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday.
Central (6-6) won the JV game 49-44 as Abby Green scored 13 points, Emily Jenkins 11 and Montana Brumfield 10.
TC Bulldogs 57
GT Academy 33
Beka Wilkinson scored 20 points and added eight rebounds as the Traverse City Bulldogs earned a 57-33 win over Grand Traverse Academy.
The Bulldogs jumped out to an early 23-5 lead.
Sarah Plamondon contributed 12 points and seven rebounds, while Molly Plamondon had 11 points for the Bulldogs (6-4), who play Traverse City Christian today at 6 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton.
Tori Corwin led GT Academy with nine points.
Glen Lake 26
Frankfort stayed undefeated, 11-0, 6-0 Northwest, after a 45-26 victory over Glen Lake.
Pauline Lausten led the Panthers with 14 points and McKenna Kelly had 13 points.
For Glen Lake (5-5), Jordan Peplinski had 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Alex LaCross had nine points and three rebounds.