GAYLORD — Visiting Mancelona held on for a 60-55 Ski Valley Conference win over Gaylord St. Mary on Tuesday.
The Ironmen (6-2, 5-0 SVC) led 54-34 after three quarters before the Snowbirds stormed back to make it 56-55 late in the game. However, Mancelona got a pair of free throws from Brandon Scott and Wyatt Derrer to close out the win.
Scott finished with 20 points and six rebounds while Derrer had 12 points. Griffin Borst had nine points, six rebounds and three steals while Brandon Dingman had 12 points, 11 rebounds and four assists.
Mancelona is at Joburg on Thursday.
Glen Lake 80 Elk Rapids 69
Carter Lee erupted for 34 points as Glen Lake was able to get past Elk Rapids 80-69 in a non-conference contest.
Mike O'Brien added 19 and Curtis Bunek 18 for the Lakers.
Elk Rapids sprinted out to an early 17-3 lead before Glen Lake stabilized and was able to pull within 24-15 by the end of the first quarter and to within two by halftime. The Elks hit a dozen 3-pointers in the game, to the Lakers' five.
Austin McMullen scored 19 to pace Elk Rapids (5-4, 2-2 Lake Michigan), while Jesse Starr added 16 and Shae Somers and Cole Walker each had 12. The Elks travel Friday to Kalkaska.
TC Christian 56 Lake Leelanau SM 40
Kris Crosby scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Traverse City Christian topped Lake Leelanau St. Mary's 56-40.
Paul Bump added 10 assists and Jesse Heerdt pulled down nine boards for the Sabres (6-4), who travel Thursday to Northport).
Brandon McSawby scored 14 points to lead Lake Leelanau.
Cadillac 40 Kingsley 29
Jalen Brooks and Nick Paquet each scored 11 points as Cadillac won a non-conference defensive battle with Kingsley 40-29.
Tyler Newell scored nine points to lead Kingsley (3-5), which travels Thursday to Leland.
Forest Area 75 Onaway 65
Onaway chipped away at Forest Area's lead, but the Warriors knocked down their free throws late to earn a 75-65 Ski Valley Conference victory.
The Cardinals had pulled within two points at one point in the fourth quarter.
Justin Burke led Forest Area with 26 points and four blocks, while Austin Vance put up 20 points, six assists and nine rebounds. Chris Birgy scored 10 points and Tyler Birgy grabbed eight rebounds and helped contain Onaway's top scorer, Joe O'Bradovich, who paced the Cards with 12 points and eight boards.
The Warriors (5-2, 4-1 SVC) travel Thursday to Central Lake.