Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 9, 2013

Prep Basketball Roundup: Glads survive in 2OT

FROM STAFF REPORTS
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HARBOR SPRINGS — St. Francis survived a scare Friday night.

The second-ranked Gladiators had to go double overtime before putting away Harbor Springs 95-87.

The game was tied 69-69 after regulation and 77-77 after the first overtime.

"We just kept the pressure on, kept attacking the basket," St. Francis coach Keith Haske said. "That's been a tough place for us to play. I'm proud of the kids for hanging in there."

Harbor Springs led 37-33 at half. The Rams were up five in the first overtime.

Kody Kleinrichert led the Gladiators (15-0, 10-0) with 31 points and eight rebounds. Byron Bullough added 17 points, Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi 14, Connor Archer 13 and Austin Currie 12.

Spencer Kloss tossed in 24 points for the Rams. Neal Zoerhoef added 13.

St. Francis hosts Grayling on Tuesday.

BOYS HOOPS

Petoskey      54 TC West      52

Traverse City West had a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer, but it was off the mark and Petoskey was able to come away with a 54-52 Big North Conference win.

Erik Davenport led the Northmen with 19 points, Joe LeBlanc added 12 and Quinn Ameel 10.

The Titans (10-5, 7-3 BNC) were led by Alex Scott (16 points), Kendrick Meyer (13 points, six rebounds), Jeremiah Williams (eight points, four rebounds) and Nate Castor (seven points).

West hosts Hudsonville on Monday and Gaylord on Thursday.

The Titans won the JV game 59-52 behind 15 points from Wes Talbot and six points and 12 rebounds from Thyon Lukusa. The JV team is 8-7 overall, 5-5 in the league.

Charlevoix      46 Elk Rapids      38

Tanner Catt and Zach Hankins scored a dozen points each to lead Charlevoix to a 46-38 Lake Michigan Conference win over Elk Rapids.

Devantae Drain added 10 for the Rayders (10-2, 8-1).

Cole Walker paced the Elks (8-7, 5-5 LMC) with 14 points and eight rebounds and Shae Somers had 11 points. Elk Rapids hosts Boyne City on Tuesday.

Boyne City     63 East Jordan     43

Corey Redman scored a game-high 28 points and pulled down nine rebounds as Boyne City defeated East Jordan 63-43 in a Lake Michigan Conference game.

Brad Fouchia added 16 points and nine assists and Maceo Vroman 10 points for the Ramblers (7-7), who led 32-22 at half.

Jordan Weber knocked down 10 for East Jordan (3-10), which plays Charlevoix on Tuesday.

Grayling     76 Kalkaska     56

Scott Parkinson netted 26 points as Grayling pulled away in the second half for a 76-56 Lake Michigan Conference win over Kalkaska.

The Vikings held a 35-29 lead at half.

Justice Juntilla chipped in 14 points and Tyler McClanahan 11 for Grayling.

Will Nobel's 15 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists paced Kalkaska, which hosts Harbor Springs on Tuesday. Marlon Reece and Aaron Zimmerman had 12.

Glen Lake      47 Kingsley      37

Glen Lake stayed in a first-place Northwest Conference tie with Frankfort by notching a 47-37 victory over Kingsley.

The Lakers — who have lost only once in NWC play — were led by 14 points from Mike O'Brien and 12 from Carter Lee.

Micah Weesner scored 14 to pace the Stags (7-7, 6-3 NWC), who travel Tuesday to Houghton Lake.

Frankfort     70 Leland     54

Frankfort got back on the winning track with a 70-54 Northwest Conference win over Leland.

The Panthers (12-1, 7-1) were coming off their first loss on Tuesday.

Leading 35-33 at half, Frankfort opened some breathing room in the third quarter, outscoring the Comets 21-5.

Owen Stratton finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds and David Loney 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Panthers, who shot 50 percent from the field in the second half. Brandon Schaub added 12.

Matt Fleis paced Leland (6-6, 4-5) with 13. Ian Duvall added 12 and Tyler Leveque 10.

Benzie Central      53 Suttons Bay      47

Benzie Central topped Suttons Bay 53-47 in Northwest Conference action.

Corey Weaver's 22 points and 13 rebounds led the way for the Huskies, while Nate Oren and Javier Rodriquez each had 10 points.

Logan Mikesell scored 16 and Guy Beachnau 13 for the Norsemen.

Benzie (7-7, 7-2 NWC) travels Monday to Glen Lake for a make-up game.

Mancelona     67 Central Lake     42

Brandon Dingman's 28 points, nine rebounds, four steals and three assists powered Mancelona to a 67-42 Ski Valley win over Central Lake.

It was Snowcoming at Mancelona with players wearing retro uniforms. The game was played in the old high school gymnasium.

Wyatt Derrer, who signed this week to play football at Siena Heights, added 15 points. Brandon Scott contributed 11. Griffin Borst grabbed 10 rebounds.

Will Brockman led Central Lake with 15 points.

Mancelona (10-3, 9-1) plays Ellsworth today.

Bellaire      76 Forest Area      58

James Schrader came off the bench to score seven of Bellaire's 24 points in a third-quarter surge that broke open a 76-58 Ski Valley Conference victory.

Schrader ended with 11 points, including a pair of third-quarter 3-pointers to spark the Eagles, who led 29-28 at halftime.

Mitch Teetzel led Bellaire with 24 points, five assists and seven rebounds, while Drew Bailey had 19 points and six rebounds and Denny Hall pitched in 14 points, eight assists and a pair of steals.

Justin Burke led Forest Area with 21 points, and Chad Roberts added 19.

Bellaire (13-0, 10-0 SVC) travels Monday to Inland Lakes for a make-up game.

Manistee Catholic      70 Bear Lake      46

Manistee Catholic Central topped Bear Lake 70-46 to stay in first place in the Western Michigan D League.

Zack Bialik scored 35 points to lead the Sabers.

Alex Bialik chipped in 12 points, eight assists, five rebounds and four steals, Ben Felcizak had 11 points and nin rebounds and Andrew Perry put up eight points and 13 boards.

Cody Brown led Bear Lake with 16 points, while Josh Metiva had nine and Bryson Waller eight.

Manistee CC (11-3, 10-1 WMD) hosts Big Rapids Crossroads on Wedesday and Walkerville on Friday.

DeTour     39 Burt Lake NMCA     32

DeTour posted a 38-32 non-league win over Burt Lake NMCA.

Aaron Chatfield had 18 points, eight rebounds and five steals for the Eagles (6-8). Jake Lovitt chipped in nine points.

Lake City      47 McBain      40

Lake City finished strong to upset host McBain 47-40 in Highland Conference play. The Trojans (10-4, 5-4) rallied from a 37-36 deficit to outscore the Ramblers 11-3 over the final three minutes of the contest.

Lake City, which reversed an earlier loss to the Ramblers at home, was 7-of-9 from the charity stripe in the final minutes and made 17-of-21 for the game. McBain, playing before a large Homecoming crowd and coming off a big win at Pine River in its previous outing, made just 2-of-12 from the line.

Drew Marion drilled 12 points for Lake City, including four straight points in the final run, and Ryan Vincent rang up 10. Freshman center Lucas Marion scored eight.

Senior Jared Larr landed 14 for the Ramblers (9-4, 6-2), who fell into a second-place tie with Pine River in the league standings. Senior forward Clayton Westdorp tallied 10 and 6-foot-7 senior center Hunter Powell, who scored 27 against Lake City in the first game, scored seven after being plagued by early foul trouble.

Lake City is home against Evart on Tuesday and McBain is at Manton.

GIRLS HOOPS

TC St. Francis      64 Harbor Springs      36

Jumping out to an early 22-5 lead, Traverse City St. Francis notched a 64-36 Lake Michigan Conference victory over Harbor Springs.

Liza Erickson led the Gladiators with 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists, while Kaitlin Feeney added 12 points. The Glads led 40-16 at halftime.

Shallon Grawey paced the Rams with 11 points.

St. Francis (13-2, 8-1 LMC) travels Monday to Elk Rapids.

Kalkaska      62 Grayling      38

Kalkaska cruised to a 62-38 Lake Michigan Conference win over Grayling to improve to 6-1 in league play.

Kelli Guy paced the Blazers with 26 points, four assists and five steals, while Tabitha Kibby had 13 points, Taylor Kibby eight, Paige Waterman seven points and eight rebounds and Elle Barber eight rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Maddie Barnardo scored nine and Alyssa Morley eight for Grayling.

The Blazers (11-3) travel Tuesday to Harbor Springs.

Elk Rapids     54 Charlevoix     44

Michelle Costa led a balanced attack with 14 points as Elk Rapids beat Charlevoix 54-44 in a Lake Michigan Conference game.

Rachel Hintz added 13 points and Paige Granger 11 for the Elks (10-4, 7-2). who host St. Francis on Monday.

Madeline Boss netted 16 and Gabby Gray 11 for the Rayders.

McBain      70 McBain NMC      51

Sophomore guard Meredith Hamlet generated a triple-double as McBain celebrated Homecoming with a 70-51 victory over cross-town rival Northern Michigan Christian in the first game of a boy-girl varsity doubleheader.

Hamlet hit for a game-high 20 points to go with 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the Ramblers (10-5, 9-2 Highland). Junior guard Maddie Barnette made 19 with six steals and sophomore Keiana Westdorp canned 10 with six rebounds and four steals. Sophomore Haley Koetje came off the bench to drain two 3-pointers in the third quarter and freshman Asia LaGrow grabbed nine boards.

Senior center Paige Schoo had a double-double for the Comets (9-7, 5-6), scoring 14 with 14 boards. Junior guard Brittany Hoekwater tallied 12 while Sydney Dick and Kylie Lanser each scored six.

-- Compiled by Dennis Chase, James Cook and Mike Dunn