From staff reports
EAST JORDAN — East Jordan beat Elk Rapids for the second time this week — and gave coach Darrin Weber his 200th career victory as a varsity coach.
The Red Devils (15-2, 12-2) pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 64-55 Lake Michigan Conference victory on Friday. East Jordan led by just one, 48-47, after three quarters.
Noah Bacchus and Jordan Weber paced the Red Devils with 19 points apiece. Colin Petrie added 11.
Cole Walker’s 25 topped Elk Rapids (14-5, 10-4). Walker scored 13 points in the second quarter. He hit 11 of 11 free throws in the contest. Adam Trautman added 11 points and nine rebounds.
The Red Devils presented Darrin Weber with the game ball afterwards.
East Jordan hosts St. Ignace on Thursday. Elk Rapids hosts Frankfort on Tuesday.
Glen Lake 66
Benzie Central 43
Carter Lee’s 19 points paced Glen Lake in the Lakers’ 66-43 victory over Benzie Central.
Jared Ritter added 13 points, Travis Wiltjer 11 and Travis Moore chipped in with nine points and 12 rebounds in the win.
Glen Lake (12-6, 9-4 Northwest Conference) led 35-19 at the half. It hosts St. Francis on Tuesday.
Austin Ross had 11 for Benzie Central.
TC Christian 54
Lake Leelanau SM 44
Traverse City Christian won the Cherryland Conference tournament with a 54-44 win over Lake Leelanau St. Mary.
The game was tied 24-24 at half.
Kris Crosby paced the Sabres (12-6) with 24 points and seven rebounds. A.J. Weber added 11 points.
Drew Pobuda netted 14 points and Dan Duperon 10 for St. Mary.
Christian hosts Bear Lake on Monday.
Boyne City 49
Charlevoix got revenge from a loss to Boyne City earlier this week by beating the Ramblers 55-49.
The game was close throughout, with Charlevoix leading 23-19 at the half and 40-36 entering the fourth quarter.
Gabby Gray led the Rayders (11-9, 8-6 Lake Michigan) with 11 points. She added eight assists and three steals. Madeline Boss had 10 points, six steals and six rebounds, Kelsey Engstrom had 10 points and Leah Davis nine points.
Boyne City’s Rainy McCune led all scorers with 20 points.
Charlevoix hosts the district and plays the winner of the Mancelona-East Jordan game on Wednesday.
Elk Rapids 42
East Jordan 26
Elk Rapids shut down East Jordan offensively and ran away to a 42-26 victory.
The Elks (13-7, 10-4 Lake Michigan) led 17-9 at the half.
Rachel Hintz led Elk Rapids with 14 points, while Paige Granger and Bridget Hintz each had 10 points.
Paige Poindexter had seven points for East Jordan.
Elk Rapids faces Boyne City in its district opener.