Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 12, 2014

Prep Basketball Roundup: Gladiators remain unbeaten in LMC race

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.

Manistee 32

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.

Frankfort 78

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

Mesick 21

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.

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