KALKASKA — Guards Pauline Lausten and Shayla Soto led Frankfort to a 42-38 girls basketball win over St. Francis in the Lake Michigan-Northwest Challenge here Friday night.
The Panthers (2-0) led 20-15 at half.
Lausten finished with 10 points and Soto eight points, seven rebounds and two steals.
Sarah Carney’s 13 points and 10 rebounds topped St. Francis (2-1). Anne Lyman contributed eight points and eight rebounds.
Frankfort won the JV game 36-34 as Brooklyn Puccio scored 17 points and Chelsey Ely 14. Colleen LaBonte netted 13 for the Gladiators.
Boyne City 55
Suttons Bay 36
Rany McCune tossed in 20 points and Mallory Kavaszewski 13 as Boyne City defeated Suttons Bay 55-36 in the Lake Michigan-Northwest Challenge.
Delaney Kaufman’s 13 points and 11 rebounds led the Norse (0-2). Samara Slocombe added eight points and nine rebounds and Waskwane Stonefish five rebounds.
Suttons Bay travels to Northport on Tuesday.
Grayling’s pressure defense allowed the Vikings to take control midway through the second quarter of a 47-29 victory over Mesick in the Lake Michigan-NorthwestChallenge at Kalkaska High School.
The Vikings took the momentum behind their defense and never looked back. Cierra Prosser led all scorers with 16 points in the win. She also added 10 steals. Mesick (1-2) was led by Abby Trowbridge’s 12 points and 14 rebounds.
On Monday, Mesick is at Brethren while Grayling (2-0) is at Houghton Lake.
Grand Haven 44
TC Central 19
Two-time defending state champion Grand Haven jumped out to a 25-3 lead at half en route to a 44-19 non-league win over Traverse City Central.
“We forgot to get off the bus,” Central coach Heather Simpson said. “We played much better in the second half. It was a night and day difference. Now we have to put four quarters together.”
Eight Trojans scored in the game. Mikhalia Shepler and Eliza McCall led the defensive effort.
Grand Haven won the JV game 52-39. Mary Drake scored 11 points for Central.
Brighton reached the title game of the Petoskey Invitational, beating the hosts 44-26.
Taylar McNeil netted 13 points and Natalie Peterson 11 in the win. Hannah Cook scored 12 for Petoskey (0-1).
Petoskey faces St. Ignace at 1 o’clock in today’s consolation game. Brighton and Marquette will square off for the title. Marquette beat St. Ignace 55-44.
Gaylord St. Mary 50
Kara Borowiak scored 27 points as Gaylord St. Mary topped Pickford 50-36 in a non-league game.
Bekah Myler and Giorgi Nowicki added eight points apiece for the 2-0 Snowbirds, who play Central Lake on Wednesday.
Brittany Cherwinski scored 22 points to lead Johannesburg-Lewiston past Onaway 58-29 in Ski Valley play.
Madison Showerman added 11 points for the Cardinals.
Lake City 72
Forest Area 18
Forest Area dropped to 1-1 with a 72-18 loss to Lake City.
Onna Hulwick led the Warriors with 14 points.
Katelyn Sowers scored 15 points as Ellsworth defeated Alanson 43-27 in a Northern Lakes clash.
The Lancers (2-1 overall, 2-0 in the league) host Vanderbilt on Wednesday.
TC Bulldogs AA 47
Sarah Plamondon’s 20 points, 11 rebounds and four steals powered the Traverse City Bulldogs Athletic Association past Marion 47-31.
Molly Plamondon chipped in nine points.
Brighton Frosh 45
TC West Frosh 29
The Traverse City West freshmen dropped to 0-2 with a 45-29 setback to Brighton.
Julia McKean netted 11 points and Kyali Hewitt eight for the Titans, who face Rockford on Tuesday.