From staff reports
EAST JORDAN — St. Francis remained undefeated in the Lake Michigan Conference girls basketball race with a 47-23 win at East Jordan on Tuesday.
Sarah Carney scored 13 points and Juliana Phillips nine for the Gladiators (15-2, 11-0), who travel to Elk Rapids on Friday.
The St. Francis JV team posted a 33-30 win. Colleen LaBonte scored 11 points, Nicole Ehardt nine and Gigi Ward eight for the Gladiators (7-10). Karlee Dunson netted nine points for East Jordan.
TC West 20
Traverse City West jumped out to a 13-8 lead in the first quarter, but then scored just seven points the rest of the way in a 32-20 non-league loss to unbeaten Manistee.
“We shot 19 percent,” West coach Dave Ginsburg said. “We played hard. We just could not hit a shot. And that’s a pretty darn good team (Manistee).”
Audrey Tomaszewski led the Chippewas (16-0) with nine points. Paris Wagner’s nine points and 10 rebounds paced West (6-11, 6-4), which hosts Gaylord on Friday. Manistee plays at Traverse City Central on Friday.
West won the JV game 55-24 as Sara Sievers netted 16 points and Abby Moyes 11. Jordin Robbins pulled down 12 rebounds.
Suttons Bay 33
Frankfort started the game on a 15-0 run en route to a 78-33 Northwest Conference win over Suttons Bay.
Mackenna Kelly sparked the Panthers (16-1, 11-0) with 17 points, seven steals, five rebounds and four assists. She was 8-of-10 from the field. Shayla Soto added 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting. She hit two 3-pointers and also handed out four assists. Pauline Lausten had 13 points, four assists and three steals.
Lydia Patterson’s eight points topped Suttons Bay.
Frankfort hosts Glen Lake on Thursday.
Glen Lake 60
Glen Lake put four players in double figures in a 60-21 Northwest Conference win over Mesick.
Jordan Peplinski led the attack with 14 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Kelly Bunek added 12 points, six steals and three rebounds. Alex LaCross also had 12 points to go with five rebounds and four steals. Jessica Lee contributed 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists. The Lakers are 11-5 overall, 8-2 in the league.
Kingsley doubled up Leland, posting a 64-32 Northwest Conference victory.
Lilly Rawlings led the Stags with 20 points and five rebounds, while Autumn Goggin added 15 points, nine rebounds and six steals. Leah Hall chipped in 12 points.
Libby Munoz scored 17 of her 21 points in the half, accounting for all but five Comets points by halftime.
Kingsley (12-5, 8-3 NWC) hosts Buckley on Thursday.
Benzie Central 50
Sara Goodchild scored 14 points to spark Benzie Central to a 50-43 Northwest Conference win over Buckley.
Marlee Harris netted 16 points for Buckley.
Bellaire set the stage for its Thursday showdown with Gaylord St. Mary by beating Pellston 60-26 in Ski Valley play.
The Eagles are 12-1 in the league, a game behind St. Mary. Bellaire’s only league loss was to the Snowbirds.
Leighten Koepke led the charge against Pellston with 25 points, seven rebounds, four steals and two assists. Madalyn Balon contributed 13 points, five assists, three rebounds and three steals for the Eagles (15-2 overall).
Hanah Carter led Pellston with 11 points.
Gaylord St. Mary 55
Gaylord St. Mary took care of business with a 55-15 Ski Valley Conference win over Mancelona to set up a battle Thursday between the league’s top two teams.
The Snowbirds (16-1, 13-0 SVC) travel to Bellaire.
Kari Borowiak had 21 points and 12 steals in Tuesday’s win, while Bekah Myler added 12 points and Gabby Schultz nine.
Inland Lakes 17
Brittany Cherwinski scored 18 points as Johannesburg-Lewiston defeated Inland Lakes 59-17 in the Ski Valley.
Emily Aisthorpe added 10 points for the Cardinals (12-4, 8-4).
Forest Area 11
Onaway held Forest Area to two points in the first half in a 58-11 Ski Valley Conference rout.
Lexi Szymoniak put up 16 points and 16 rebounds for the Cardinals, who led 29-2 by halftime.
Erika Price added 11 points and Devin Bristley and Shelby Wolgast each scored nine.
Onna Hulwick netted six points for Forest Area, which travels to Mancelona on Thursday.
Onaway (9-7, 7-6 SVC) hosts Central Lake today in a “Maris Strong” game to raise funds for cancer research and honor former Central Lake athlete Maris Spaulding, who passed away from leukemia last year.
Elk Rapids 31
Taylor Kibby had 11 points and seven steals while Taylor Birgy added 10 points and eight rebounds as Kalkaska beat Elk Rapids 45-31 in Lake Michigan Conference play.
The Elks lost leading scorer Rachel Hintz to an injury in the first half.
Micah Lajewski chipped in eight points, four rebounds and four assists for the Blazers (11-5, 8-3). Bridget Hintz scored 16 points for the Elks.
Kalkaska hosts East Jordan at 5:30 on Friday.
Harbor Springs 34
Another big night for Madeline Boss.
Boss had 18 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and three steals in Charlevoix’s 45-34 Lake Michigan Conference win over Harbor Springs.
Gabby Gray added six points, five assists and three steals for the Rayders (9-7, 6-4), who host Grayling on Friday.
Perry Bower’s 11 points led Harbor Springs.
Lake Leelanau SM 51
Lake Leelanau St. Mary dropped a 64-51 non-league decision to Onekama.
Megan Popp led the Eagles (8-8) with 21 points and five rebounds. Lindsey Boone added 11 points and Hannah Weber nine points.
St. Mary plays the Traverse City Bulldogs on Thursday at Leelanau School.
TC Central Frosh 46
TC Christian 31
Mary Drake scored 25 points as the Traverse City Central freshmen beat the Traverse City Christian varsity 46-31.
Carly Burns added 10 points for the Trojans (4-8). Kelli Mannes had 17 points for Christian (5-9).
Elk Rapids 73
Junior Cole Walker and sophomore Shea Somers combined for 38 points as Elk Rapids defeated Kalkaska 73-32 in a Lake Michigan Conference contest.
Walker deposited 21 points to go with nine rebounds while Somers had 17.
Cadillac jumped out to a 22-4 lead in the first quarter en route to a 67-36 non-league win over Kingsley.
“I think they (Stags) were dead tired,” Cadillac coach Jeff McDonald said. “They had a big game with Glen Lake on Monday.”
Jake Hunter led the Vikings (10-4) with 14 points. Justin Liptak added 12 and Evan Ferritto 11. Stacy Almquist paced Kingsley (7-8) with 12 points.
Boyne City 65
Corey Redman scored 15 points as unbeaten Boyne City beat Grayling 65-36 in the Lake Michigan Conference.
Tyler McClanahan led the Vikings (9-6) with 13 points.
Grayling is at Charlevoix on Friday.
TC Christian 77
Kris Crosby had a triple-double as Traverse City Christian rolled to a 77-61 win over Leland.
The Sabres, who jumped out 17-0, led 49-21 at half. Crosby finished with 29 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists and five blocks. He was 11-of-17 from the field. Ben Larkins added 19 points for the Sabres (8-5), who travel to Manistee on Thursday.
Tyler Leveque netted 30 points and Austin Fellows 18 for the Comets.
Lake Leelanau SM 58
Drew Pobuda netted 21 points and Mike Farese 14 as Lake Leelanau St. Mary defeated Northport 58-44 in Cherryland Conference action.
Marcus Stowe topped Northport (2-14) with 19 points. He hit five 3-pointers. Jacob Brown chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds.
The two teams meet again Monday in the opener of the Cherryland Conference tournament.
Lake City 60
McBain prevailed over host Lake City 64-60 in a tough, physical battle for third place in the Highland Conference standings.
Senior lefty Triston Wilson drained the nets for 23 points to lead McBain (9-6, 6-4), including both ends of a one-and-one with 1:03 left to give the Ramblers a 60-54 lead. Sophomore Cole Powell tallied 15, senior point guard Grant Gugle hit for seven and senior center Kyle Heuker scored six.
Senior Drew Marion led Lake City (9-6, 5-4) with 29, with seven of those points coming in the last 90 seconds of the game. Marion’s steal and subsequent layup brought Lake City to within 60-58 with 41 seconds to play but Heuker scored on a put-back at the other end to push McBain’s lead back to four points with 31 seconds remaining.
Marion also pulled down 12 boards for a double-double. Lucas Marion hit for 17 and point guard Dylan Allard tallied eight.
TC West 44
Hudsonville outscored Traverse City West 48-18 in the second half Monday to close out 79--44 non-league win.
Alex Scott and Deion Dyal scored eight points apiece for the Titans (5-9).
SF Frosh 64
East Jordan 53
The St. Francis freshmen (7-4) beat East Jordan 64-53 as Chris Kolarevic tossed in 19 points.