From staff reports
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City West won its Big North Conference opener, beating Ogemaw Heights 38-21 Friday night.
Holding on to a slim 14-13 lead at the intermission, the Titans scored 12 points in the second half’s first two minutes to take control.
Kiley Kreple and Mikaela Ray scored 11 points each to pace West (1-1, 1-0 BNC), while Paris Wagner grabbed seven rebounds. The Titans host Lowell today at 4 p.m.
Kelsey Killinger scored 10 for Ogemaw.
West won the junior varsity game 31-23 behind 10 points from Sara Sievers and six rebounds and five points by Abby Moyes.
Ogemaw claimed the freshman game 45-28. Grace Warren and Julia McKean each scored seven points, while Kiley Hewitt grabbed 11 rebounds and McKean 10.
TC Central 42
Traverse City Central held Alpena to two third-quarter points and 13 total in the second half as the Trojans won their first game of the year with a 42-34 victory over the Wildcats.
A slow start allowed the Wildcats to take a 19-13 halftime lead, but after a spirited halftime talk the Trojans responded with a stifling second-half defensive performance.
“Our press flustered them,” said Central head coach Heather Simpson. “They responded to the challenge we gave them at halftime.”
Mikhaila Sheppler led the Trojans (1-3, 1-1 Big North) with 10 points and Taylor Cobb added nine. Central, which hosts Petoskey on Tuesday, had nine players score.
Alpena won the junior varsity game 54-50 as Abby Green scored 19 points for the Trojans. In the freshman game Alpena won 47-27, with Mary Drake leading the way with 10 points.
In a battle of Fuller-led teams, Manistee came out on top.
Annie Fuller had 11 points and seven rebounds to give the Chippewas a 33-29 nonconference win over Cadillac, which was paced by Abby Fuller’s eight points.
Audrey Tomaszewski added five points, six rebounds and four steals for Manistee (4-0), which is off until Jan. 4.