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February 23, 2013

Prep Sports Roundup: Blazers, Glads share LMC title

KALKASKA — There were co-champs for the Lake Michigan Conference girls basketball title.

After splitting their regular season series and sweeping all other conference foes, Kalkaska and St. Francis split the title after each finished with 13-1 records. The Blazers beat Boyne City 67-21 on senior night Friday while St. Francis had a 57-19 win at Charlevoix.

"We had to win 13 games in a row, which was a challenge," Blazers coach Dave Dalton said.

Kalkaska had a big night from its seniors. Kelli Guy had 33 points, four rebounds, seven assists and five steals. Tabitha Kibby had 26 points while Elle Barber had seven rebounds and six assists.

In Charlevoix, Bridget Bussell led St. Francis (18-2) with 13 points and eight rebounds while Kaitlin Feeney and Liza Erickson each had 11 points.

Kourtney Putman had eight points for the Rayders.

St. Francis hosts East Jordan in the Class C district opener on Monday. In Class B, Kalkaska has a bye in the non-traditional district and will host either Houghton Lake or Roscommon on Wednesday.


Petoskey 59

Alpena 25

Big North Conference champ Petoskey wrapped up the regular season with a 59-25 league win over Alpena.

The Northmen (17-2, 11-1 BNC) had 24 points from Kelsey Ance while Megan Tompkins had 11 points and Alyssa VanWerden chipped in eight points.

Petoskey plays Marquette on Monday in the district opener.

Glen Lake 60

Buckley 47

Glen Lake posted a 60-47 Northwest Conference win over host Buckley.

The Lakers (16-4) had 17 points from Scotlyn Brengman while Jordan Peplinski had 14 points and Jessica Lee added 10 points.

Jordan Barley had 13 for the Bears while Bailee Kuhn scored 11 points.

Forest Area 29

Pellston 19

Forest Area got off to a hot start in a 29-19 Ski Valley Conference win over Pellston.

The Warriors (4-14, 4-11 SVC) led 13-4 in the first quarter.

Lindsey Czuk had 10 points and 10 rebounds, Emily Gonyer had seven points, six rebounds and four steals while Kourtni Birgy had six points and 13 rebounds.

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