FROM STAFF REPORTS
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City West scored a hard-fought 46-39 Big North Conference win over Gaylord on Friday.
Sophomores Katie Placek and Paris Wagner keyed the win. Placek had 12 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists. Wagner finished with eight points and 12 rebounds for West (3-6, 3-1), which is at Manistee on Monday.
McKenzie Edwards netted 20 for Gaylord.
West won the JV game 27-24 as Kari Cannon scored eight points and Erica Whiting seven.
The Titans took the freshman game 37-22 behind 12 points and 11 rebounds from Abby Moyes.
Petoskey 50 Ogemaw Heights 27
Petoskey opened a 27-9 lead at half en route to a 50-27 Big North win over Ogemaw Heights.
Kelsey Ance paced Petoskey (7-2, 3-1) with 19 points. Kati Lewis contributed 11.
Kalkaska 64 Harbor Springs 32
Kelli Guy and Tabitha Kibby combined for 44 points as Kalkaska downed Harbor Springs 64-32 in the Lake Michigan Conference.
Guy finished with 24 points, five steals and four assists. Kibby had 20 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Blazers (5-2, 2-1).
Kingsley 49 Leland 19
Kingsley went to 5-0 in the Northwest Conference with a 49-19 win over Leland.
Autumn Goggin netted 11 points and Amanda Youker eight for Kingsley (8-2 overall). Libby Munoz netted eight for Leland.
Glen Lake 57 Mesick 24
Katie Stowe's 22 points led Glen Lake to a 57-24 Northwest Conference win over Mesick.
The Lakers (7-3, 3-1) pulled away in the second half after leading 22-19 at half. Stowe also contributed three steals. Jessica Lee tallied 11 points and seven rebounds and Jordan Peplinski eight points and four rebounds.
Frankfort 53 Suttons Bay 25
Freshman McKenna Kelly scored 21 points to power Frankfort to a 53-25 Northwest Conference win over Suttons Bay.
She also contributed seven rebounds, six steals and five assists in the win. Shayla Soto added 10 points, six rebounds and five steals while Keelan Kelly had 10 points for the Panthers (5-3, 4-1).
Central Lake 49 Forest Area 25
Central Lake put the clamps on defensively in the second half in beating Ski Valley Conference rival Forest Area 49-25.
The Trojans (5-4, 4-3) led 19-16 at half. They put it away with 16-2 fourth quarter.
Haley Bearden's 12 points led Central Lake. Lauren Rogers added 11. Sophomore Haley Patton provided a lift in the second half. She had five steals in the third quarter, four leading to scores. She finished with six points.
Kortni Birgy's eight points and 10 rebounds topped Forest Area.
Johannesburg 59 Mancelona 7
Abby Schlicher had 11 points, nine rebounds and six steals as Johannesburg-Lewiston topped Mancelona 59-7 in the Ski Valley.
Hannah Huff led the Cardinals with 12 points.
Onaway 41 Bellaire 34
Down four entering the fourth quarter, Onaway rallied for a 41-34 Ski Valley win over Bellaire.
Mariah Ehrke paced the Cardinals (8-2, 6-2) with eight points. Leighton Koepke had nine points to pace Bellaire (5-2, 4-2).
Ellsworth 60 Alba 22
Tara Essenberg and Kari Steenwyck each posted a double-double as Ellsworth (4-4, 3-1) cruised past Alba 60-22 in Northern Lakes play.
Essenberg finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds and three steals. Steenwyck added 13 points, 16 rebounds and three assists.
Manistee CC 59 Walkerville 10
Manistee Catholic improved to 9-1 with a 59-10 West Michigan D win over Walkerville.
Haley Doyle's 18 points and seven rebounds led Catholic. Ashlyn Jansma added 12 points.
Manton 38 Marion 34
Karah Baker had 12 points and four rebounds as Manton (4-6, 2-4) edged Marion 38-34 in a Highland Conference clash.
McBain NMC 40 Lake City 35
Northern Michigan Christian outscored host Lake City 12-3 over the final six minutes of play to post a 40-35 victory.